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Why Formula 1 will miss Jenson Button: A tribute to the British driver

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

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Category : Sports

Why Formula 1 will miss Jenson Button: A tribute to the British driver

Jenson Button was an embodiment of Formula 1 from its days of classic glory. He was one of those drivers who brought true character to the racetrack. #Formula One #Jenson Button #F1 #McLaren #Retirement #Felipe Massa #Tribute #Williams #Grand Prix #FIA #racing #Benneton #Abu Dhabi GP #sabbatical #Chequered Flag #BMW Williams #motor-racing career
Ukraine prepares missile test near Crimea, angering Russia | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Ukraine prepares missile test near Crimea, angering Russia | Reuters

By Alessandra Prentice | KIEV KIEV Ukraine was due to start two days of missile tests on Thursday - a move that has angered Russia, prompting it to put its air defence forces on high alert on the annexed Crimea peninsula. The disagreement marks a fresh escalation in tensions between the one-time allies, whose relations collapsed in 2014 after Russia seized Crimea and backed pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine.Ukraine says the tests in its southern Kherson region, bordering Crimea, are legitimate and will be conducted within the framework of international obligations and treaties."We will continue to strengthen the defence capability of our nation and continue missile tests and training," the secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, Oleksander Turchynov, said on Wednesday. Russia's defence ministry has accused Ukraine of seeking to create a "nervous situation" and put its land-based and ship-borne air defence forces in Crimea on higher alert in response, Russian media reported.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday that he did not know whether President Vladimir Putin had ordered the defence ministry to prepare a potential military response to the Ukrainian tests #facebook #follow #racing #follow-reuters #newsletters #corrections
Ohio State attacker may have been inspired by overseas militants, FBI says | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Ohio State attacker may have been inspired by overseas militants, FBI says | Reuters

By Alex Dobuzinskis A Somali immigrant who injured 11 people in a car and knife attack at Ohio State University may have been inspired by Islamic State and the late al Qaeda-linked cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an FBI official said on Wednesday.The Islamic State militant group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack at the Columbus campus. #facebook #follow #racing #twitter-follow #corrections #reuters-news-agency
NATO nearing solution to continue Aegean migrant mission - UK general | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

NATO nearing solution to continue Aegean migrant mission - UK general | Reuters

By Andrea Shalal | BERLIN BERLIN Turkey will likely hand off responsibility for NATO's counter-migration mission in the Aegean Sea, averting tensions with Greece, when it takes command of a broader maritime mission in the region next year, a top British general said on Wednesday."Because of Turkish-Greek sensitivities ... #indian #follow #racing #follow-reuters #corrections
Panel urges ouster of 'victim-blaming' judge in Canada rape case | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Panel urges ouster of 'victim-blaming' judge in Canada rape case | Reuters

By Anna Mehler Paperny | TORONTO TORONTO The Canadian judge who asked a rape complainant why she could not "just keep your knees together" should be removed from the bench, a committee of inquiry recommended on Wednesday.Alberta Justice Robin Camp committed misconduct during the 2014 rape trail, relying on "discredited myths and stereotypes about women and victim-blaming," the five-member panel established by the Canadian Judicial Council, which oversees federal judges, said in its unanimous recommendation.The full council will now consider whether to recommend Camp's ouster to Canadian Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who in turn would then decide whether to ask Parliament to vote to remove Camp from the bench.Camp made his comments during the 2014 trial of a man accused of raping a 19-year-old woman who said she was sexually assaulted over a bathroom sink during a house party. Among other remarks, Camp asked the woman, "Why didn't you just sink your bottom into the basin so he couldn't penetrate you?" He also repeatedly called the woman "the accused," and told her that "sex and pain sometimes go together." "There's no talk of real force here," Camp said in his reason for acquitting the accused man. "There's no talk of fear. #facebook #indian #follow #racing #newsletters #reuters-info-channel
Ohio State attacker may have been inspired by overseas militants -FBI | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Ohio State attacker may have been inspired by overseas militants -FBI | Reuters

The man who injured 11 people in an attack at Ohio State University may have been inspired by Islamic State and the late al Qaeda-linked cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, FBI special agent in charge Angela Byers said at a news conference on Wednesday.Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack a day earlier at the Columbus campus. Al-Awlaki was killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011. #facebook #indian #follow #racing #twitter-follow #corrections #reuters-info-channel
Corrected - Pelosi re-elected to U.S. House Democratic leadership post | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Corrected - Pelosi re-elected to U.S. House Democratic leadership post | Reuters

(The story was refiled to correct to Democrats instead of Republicans in paragraph 5)WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was re-elected to her post on Wednesday despite a challenge from a Rust Belt congressman who said the party needed new leadership after a disappointing showing in elections this month.Pelosi, 76, a Californian who has been in Congress for 30 years and led the party in the House for 14 of them, defeated 43-year-old Tim Ryan, a seven-term representative from the Youngstown area of northeastern Ohio in a 134-63 vote, aides said.U.S. voters elected Republican Donald Trump to the White House and Republicans kept their majorities in the House and Senate in the Nov. #facebook #indian #racing #follow-reuters #twitter-follow #corrections #reuters-info-channel
Nigeria joins African Union campaign to end child marriage | Reuters

Updated : Nov 30, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Nigeria joins African Union campaign to end child marriage | Reuters

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's rights activists on Wednesday urged Nigeria to accelerate efforts to end child marriage after it joined an African Union (AU) campaign to eliminate the practice. Nigeria launched this week a nationwide drive to end child marriage by pushing for policies that protect girls' rights and help the justice system to punish perpetrators, becoming the 16th country to join the AU's campaign. The government made child marriage illegal in 2003, but only two-thirds of the country's 36 states have implemented the law #racing #follow-reuters #newsletters #corrections #reuters-info-channel
Women migrants fearing rape take contraceptives before journey - rights groups | Reuters

Updated : Nov 30, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Women migrants fearing rape take contraceptives before journey - rights groups | Reuters

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday.Women and girls who risk sexual violence as they flee their home countries are getting contraceptive injections as a precautionary measure, said researcher Hillary Margolis from New York-based Human Rights Watch."For someone to know that they are at such risk of sexual violence, and yet they are determined to continue on that journey," she told Trust Women, an annual women's rights and trafficking conference hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, an increase of 50 percent in five years, according to the U.N. refugee agency #facebook #Thomson Reuters #follow #racing #follow-reuters #reuters-info-channel
Sunni tribesmen battling Islamic State demand federalism in Iraq | Reuters

Updated : Nov 30, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Sunni tribesmen battling Islamic State demand federalism in Iraq | Reuters

By Michael Georgy | SHAYYALAH AL-IMAM, Iraq SHAYYALAH AL-IMAM, Iraq As mortar bombs landed ever closer, Sunni tribal fighters preparing to attack Islamic State seemed more preoccupied by the failures of Iraq's political class than the militants trying to kill them.The men - and one woman - from the Lions of the Tigris unit gathered on Wednesday in Shayyalah al-Imam, a village near Mosul, with some of their leaders expressing deep distrust of the politicians and saying Iraq's governance must change once Islamic State is defeated."Iraq needs serious reforms," said Sheikh Mohammed al-Jibouri, the top commander of the tribesmen. "Only serious reforms will lead to the unity of Iraq."The unit is part of the Popular Mobilisation Committee, or Hashid Shaabi, which was formed to take on Islamic State after the hardline Sunni group swept through northern Iraq in 2014, facing little resistance from the army.Hashid Shaabi is mostly comprised of Shi'ites but there are also Sunnis, such as the 655-strong Lions of the Tigris unit.Their efforts along with government soldiers to capture several villages are part of an offensive to oust Islamic State from its stronghold of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.On the surface, their participation lends credibility to the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad, accused by Sunnis of marginalising their minority community. It denies the accusation.Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has been struggling to persuade Sunni tribesmen who helped U.S. #Thomson Reuters #indian #racing #follow-reuters #newsletters #reuters-info-channel