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Trains Derail at Flooded River Crossing in India, Killing DozensRescuers were still searching for survivors from two trains that overturned when monsoon rains undermined rail beds in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.Wing Part May Shed Light on the Last Moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Scientists will try to prove that the part, known as a flaperon, came from the missing jet, and they hope to unlock clues about the flight’s disappearance.In Year Since Searing Death, Ferguson Sees Uneven RecoveryThe mostly black community where Michael Brown was killed is divided between those who think change is real, and those who see it as merely superficial.Younger Muslim Brotherhood Members in Egypt Bridle at Nonviolent StanceThe group faces a widening generational split at a time when its discipline is fraying and many young members blame their elders for bungling the Arab Spring revolt.Kerry Urges Beijing to Halt ‘Problematic Actions’ in South China SeaTalking with his Chinese counterpart while at a Southeast Asian meeting, the secretary of state voiced concerns about island-building in disputed waters.India Floods Derail Two Trains, Killing at Least 20Two express trains were partially swept off a flooded bridge over a river in central India overnight, killing at least 20 people and injuring 100, the government said Wednesday.Friends of Joe Biden Worry a Run for President Could Bruise His LegacyFew seem eager to tell the vice president of their reservations concerning a possible run for the presidency, regarded as a deeply personal decision.New York Officials Move to Regulate Towers Tied to Legionnaires’ Disease OutbreakThe number of cases in the Bronx rose to 86 on Tuesday, though Mayor Bill de Blasio said the pace of the outbreak had slowed.
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Afghan civilian casualty figures for first half of year highest since 2009KABUL — Civilian deaths and injuries from the Afghan conflict remained at “record high levels” during the first half of this year, a new United Nations report has found. The report, released here Wednesday, said 1,592 civilians had been killed and 3,329 injured between January and June.Read full article >>At least 24 dead, more than 300 rescued after twin train derailments in IndiaAt least 24 people died and hundreds were rescued after two passenger trains derailed nearly side by side as they crossed a bridge in central India late Tuesday night. Only minutes earlier, a flash flood hit the same spot where the derailments occurred, A.K. Mittal, a senior railway officer told the Associated Press.Read full article >>Obama will echo Kennedy’s American University nuclear speech from 1963An eloquent young president, elected with only brief experience in the Senate, is facing a nuclear weapons threat abroad and a chorus of criticism at home. So he chooses to make the short trip to American University to give a speech urging Americans to take a chance for peace and explore a weapons agreement with a country no one trusts.Read full article >>FBI looking into the security of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail setupThe FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, according to two government officials.Read full article >>Tom Brady’s appeal hearing testimony unveiled; Patriots QB admits to nothingNew England quarterback Tom Brady testified in his appeal hearing before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that the inflation level of the footballs “never” came up as the Patriots were readying for the AFC title game.Read full article >>How the Obama White House runs foreign policyWhen Susan E. Rice took over as President Obama’s national security adviser two years ago, she was struck by how the White House had grown. Since she had last served on the National Security Council, during the Clinton administration, its staff had nearly quadrupled in size, to about 400 people.Read full article >>Marcus: Why Hillary Clinton needs a little bit of Biden-nessMaybe Joe Biden can help Hillary Clinton get her groove back.Or, get her groove at all. It’s been sorely missing this campaign.Clinton is at her best, or at least does best with voters, when she’s down. See the misty-eyed moment in New Hampshire in 2008. Clinton challenged and vulnerable is more appealing to voters than Clinton entitled and regal. Read full article >>Editorial: A wealthy oligarchy of donors is dominating the 2016 electionTHE UNITED States may be turning a corner in presidential politics. Although the election itself is more than a year away, the latest reports to the Federal Election Commission show that a wealthy oligarchy of donors has come to dominate campaign finance, particularly in the crowded Republican contest. Fewer than 400 families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the campaign so far, according to an analysis by the New York Times. This class of wealthy patrons, some with new fortunes and others of long-standing, is throwing money into campaigns, not of all which will end happily. But the preeminence of this clan of tycoons so early in the season is not a good sign. Read full article >>
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Seeks Ban On Chewing Tobacco, Snuff From Sports Venues
BOSTON (AP) — From iconic Fenway Park to little league fields in Southie, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city.
The mayor is expected to discuss the proposal Wednesday morning at a city park where he'll be joined by public health officials, advocates, local youth and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
Schilling, now an ESPN analyst, revealed earlier this year he was diagnosed and treated for mouth cancer. He believes chewing tobacco was the cause.
"Our baseball parks are places for creating healthy futures, and this ordinance is about doing the right thing as a community for our young people," Walsh said in a statement ahead of Wednesday's announcement. "The...Israel struggles with racist undergroundBy James M. Dorsey Israel is struggling with how to deal with groups some of which are underground that are linked to a banned nationalist political party that has emerged at the core of recent racist, anti-Palestinian incidents and include a militant soccer fan group that was responsible for last month's violent clashes during a Europa League qualifier in Belgium between Israeli club Beitar Jerusalem and Charleloi SC. Two government investigations of Beitar and La Familia, its notorious fan group that openly supports Kach, the banned party founded by Meir Kahane, an extremist rabbi who was assassinated in 1990, took on added significance after Israel's internal security service, Sherut Ha'Bitachon Ha'Klali or General Security Service ...Number Of Women And Children Killed In Afghan War Soars, UN Reports
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations said on Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children were getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents.
The total number of casualties in the almost 14-year conflict was up one percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year, a new U.N. report said. However, the number of women casualties rose by 23 percent and children 13 percent.
Danielle Bell, director of the Human Rights Unit at the U.N.'s Assistant Mission in Afghanistan, said the alarming rise in casualties among women and children was due to ground fighting. UNAMA attributed 70 percent of civilian casualties to insurgent forces.
She said the U.N. was no...Watch What Happens When Elephants Encounter A GoPro Camera
If you've ever wanted to know what it would be like to get up close and personal with elephants, here's your chance.
As seen in the video above, a GoPro camera that was left in a field had quite an encounter with a herd of elephants.
Overcome with curiosity, the giant creatures thoroughly investigated the mechanical interloper. Then they tossed it aside like an empty peanut shell.
Elephants may have long memories, but in this case, their attention spans appear to be quite short.
Since 2009, GoPro has posted more than 3,700 videos to its Youtube channels. This latest video, which appeared online on Monday, has already racked up more than 100,000 views.
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Perhaps a baby couldn't wait to experience New York City, as Port Authority police helped deliver a baby girl on a World Trade Center train platform early Tuesday morning.
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Natalia Molchanova, widely regarded as the greatest free diver in history, wore her favorite purple wet suit Sunday on a chartered boat off the coast of Formentera, an island near Ibiza. Only 1.5 millimeters thick, the wet suit was low buoyancy, designed specifically for divers like her who want to go deep on a single breath. It was a Molchanova, the brand she started with her son, Alexey Molchanov.
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Facing the abyss: Freedivers take on deadly depthsFor most people plunging into the ocean's cold, dark depths without an oxygen tank would be an alarming experience. But for Ahmad Tahilmet and his friends its one of life's greatest pleasures.Photos from the deepMeet a world record-holding couple of professional freedivers who travel the world taking incredible photos along the way.Cecil the lion: Guide's trial postponedTheo Bronkhorst appears to have had a long, smooth career as an African safari hunting guide, but a tempest has engulfed him since he allegedly helped Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer kill Cecil the lion.'World's best airport' may close runwaySingapore Changi Airport may close one of its two runways -- possibly by 2019 -- to accommodate a massive Terminal 5 construction project.MH370 answers may come soonA definitive answer on whether a barnacle-encrusted plane part that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is part of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could come this week.
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Report: FBI probes security of Clinton emailsThe Washington Post reported that the FBI has questions about the security of Clinton's email server.Fox News announces GOP debate fieldDonald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker headline the GOP field in a Thursday debate.5 things you need to know WednesdayThe biggest news to start your morning.2 airmen ID’d after Florida training incidentCombat veterans fatally injured during free fall parachute training.Another soldier spurned by Army dies of apparent suicideA soldier needed help for PTSD, brain injury and alcohol, yet the Army sent him packing.Flight 370 search: Investigators to analyze 777 wing flapThe part was taken to the DGA TA aeronautical testing site near Toulouse, southern France.Archaeologists find the gate to Goliath's hometownThe city entrance is one of the largest ever found in Israel.At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in IndiaThe Kamayani Express was on its way to Mumbai when it derailed late Tuesday night.
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War declared on athletics - CoeAllegations of widespread doping in athletics are "a declaration of war" on the sport, says IAAF vice-president Lord Coe.PM 'mesmerised' by Kids Company bossDavid Cameron was "mesmerised" by the Kids Company boss Camila Batmanghelidjh and overruled concerns raised, a source involved in funding talks says.Hopes fade for champion freediverNatalia Molchanova, the 53-year-old Russian champion freediver, is feared dead after going missing on Sunday.London set for latest Tube strikeA 24-hour Tube strike is due to start at 18:30 BST following the failure to resolve a dispute between unions and London Underground.Hauliers owe £4m in migrant finesHaulage firms and lorry drivers are fined more than £4m due to migrants found on their vehicles - with the number of fines up 50% on last year.Gaddafi 'abuse' video investigatedAuthorities in the Libyan capital Tripoli investigate a video that appears to show Saadi Gaddafi and other prisoners being beaten in jail.Experts to examine 'MH370 wing part'Experts are due to examine part of a wing that washed up on the island of Reunion last week and is thought to have belonged to missing flight MH370.Burnham 'would nationalise railways'Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham promises to renationalise Britain's railways "line by line" if he becomes prime minister.
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Eurozone economic expansion eases despite strong growth in Spain – live
- Growth in Germany remained steady while France and Italy slowed
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JPMorgan economist Allan Monks says the UK services PMI is “holding its ground”.
Its current level remains broadly in line with its average for 1H15 and is more than a point higher than its long run average of 56.0. The details also look firmer than suggested by the headline, with new business rising from 57.2 to 58.6. Overall, the July PMIs this week suggest that manufacturing is still stagnating, but with enough momentum from the service sector to keep ...Are these the greatest books by women you’ll never read?
Only 10 of the 78 writers in a new book about unpublished literary masterpieces are women, but there are many female novelists whose lost texts should be remembered
Given the relative critical neglect suffered by the published writings of women, it’s no surprise that in a new book about ‘unpublished masterpieces, few of the “lost” literary works featured are by women. But it is still astonishing that, of 78 texts discussed by Bernard Richards and others in The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read, just 10 are by women writers – including Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft and Sylvia Plath.
Women’s literary history is peculiarly haunted by phantom texts that never reached completion, or simply disappeared. The stories of many of these works testi...London tube strike: Boris Johnson urges unions to put new offer to members
Mayor attacks union ahead of Thursday’s 24-hour strike but RMT says plan for all-night tubes is ‘rushed and botched vanity project’
London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, has urged unions to put “an extremely fair and generous offer” from London Underground to their members, with only hours to go before the second 24-hour strike by tube workers in a month.
On Tuesday, London Underground and unions said there would be no further talks to avert the a 24-hour strike over plans to introduce all-night tube services. The strike will start on Wednesday evening and will mean no tube trains until Friday morning, directly affecting more than 4m journeys made daily on the network. Unions warned more strikes could follow, with a mandate for continued industri...Natalia Molchanova: world's 'greatest freediver' feared dead
Molchanova was diving to a depth of 35 metres in the Mediterranean on Sunday, but she never surfaced, and friends and family believe she has died
The woman considered one of the greatest freedivers of all time is feared dead after she failed to surface after a dive in the Mediterranean.
Natalia Molchanova was diving without fins to a planned depth of 35 metres (115ft) near La Savina port on Formentera, a small island that lies south of Ibiza, where it is feared she may have encountered a strong underwater current.Continue reading...Lord Coe vents anger at claims of IAAF drug-test failings
Sporting body’s vice-president hits back at allegations it did not act on suspicious blood tests involving hundreds of athletes
Sebastian Coe has expressed anger at allegations of widespread doping in athletics and said the sport’s international body shared information about all its investigations with the World Anti Doping Agency (Wada).
The IAAF vice-president was reacting to reports alleging the association had failed to act on suspicious blood tests involving hundreds of athletes over a 10-year period. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Lord Coe said anger among the athletics community over the claims “should not be underestimated”.Continue reading...Bake Off's Cathryn Dresser's top 10 family baking books
With The Great British Bake Off back on our screens tonight, former contestant and cookery book author Cathryn Dresser picks her 10 showstopping family baking books
These are the books that are most used in our family - which can be proven by the chocolatey fingerprints and well thumbed pages! This list also include some of my favourite recipe books
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The Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has dismissed complaints about a Nigel de Jong tackle during Tuesday’s friendly match against Bayern Munich by saying that “football is not ballet”.
De Jong found himself involved in another row over his rugged playing style when a tackle on Joshua Kimmich led to the Bayern player being taken off after only 20 minutes.Continue reading...José Mourinho cools talk of John Stones deal, and takes swipe at Arsène Wenger• Mourinho refuses to rule out deal but says window should be closed• On Arsène Wenger: ‘I never refuse a handshake in a football stadium’
José Mourinho has refused to rule out a new Chelsea bid for Everton’s John Stones, but says he considers the transfer window closed once the season starts.
Mourinho, talking to TalkSport in the build-up to the new Premier League season, also addressed his incident with Arsène Wenger after Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley, and admitted his concerns for striker Diego Costa’s fitness.Continue reading...
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Iranian Hostage Crisis: West Germany's Secret Role in Ending the DramaIn 1981, Jimmy Carter said the world could never know West Germany's role in the negotations for the release of 52 hostages from the US Embassy in Tehran. New research sheds light on the important part the country played in ending the crisis.Office Beasts: Venomous Employees a 10 Billion Problem in GermanyThey lie, they manipulate and they pick fights: Some colleagues are ruthless, especially when it comes to their own professional advancement. These toxic workers also create a 10 billion headache for German companies, a new book claims.Erdogan's Cynical Game: Is Turkey Creeping Toward Civil War?Turkish President Erdogan claims to be battling the terrorist Islamic State, but in reality he is mainly fighting against the Kurdish PKK militia. By doing so, he has shown that he is willing to derail the peace process in his country for the sake of clinging to power.Turkey's Demirtas: 'Erdogan Is Capable of Setting Country on Fire'In a SPIEGEL interview, leading Kurdish opposition politician Selahattin Demirtas calls for a cease-fire between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Kurdistan Workers' Party.The Dreadful Saviors: Feared Shiite Militias Battle Islamic State in IraqEarlier, fighters with the League of Righteous Shiite militia tortured and murdered. But now they intend to save Iraq from the Islamic State. Can it work? A trip to the front in the city of Baiji explains much about the current state of the war.Mullah Omar Biographer: 'The World's Most Mysterious Political Leader'Following reports of the death of Mullah Omar, the situation in Afghanistan is chaotic -- the peace process is on the fritz and the Taliban is divided. A Dutch journalist writing a biography of the Islamist leader says his role has been exaggerated.Testing the Limits: How Many Refugees Can Germany Handle?More Germans than ever before are at ease with themselves and their asylum-seekers. But this year the country is expecting to receive around 400,000 new refugees, a figure that raises the painful question: Can Germany's new welcoming culture handle it? By SPIEGEL StaffBreaking a Taboo: Plans for Euro-Zone Tax Take ShapeAfter the Greek bailout disaster, Paris, Berlin and Brussels want to reform the euro zone by creating an economic government and a special tax for the currency area. German Finance Minister Schäuble is in favor, but Chancellor Merkel is skeptical.
ROK's ex-first lady arrives in Pyongyang for visitThe widow of late President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Kim Dae-jung arrived in Pyongyang on Wednesday afternoon for her four-day visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) amid remaining cross-border tensions.US VP speaks with Japanese PM after website exposed spyingUS Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over phone on Tuesday, the White House said, after the Wikileaks website revealed alleged US spying on Japanese officials and companies.Indonesian Sinologist on China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiativeIndonesian Sinologist shares his voice on "One Belt One Road" initiative with chinadaily.com.cnView the 'Belt and Road' initiative as a great 'Social Project': SinologistJim T.W. Stoopman, cooperate manager at EU's Institute of Asian Studies, share his thoughts and observation of China's "Belt and Road" initiative.No special worries for Rio OlympicsInternational Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that he had no special worries for Rio Olympics and believed the polluted waters would be fine by the time the Games start.China becomes one of top five export markets for BritainChina has emerged as the fourth largest export market for Britain in the past year, analysis of Britain's government trade figures has revealed.Malaysia, China pledge to further enhance bilateral tiesMalaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday met here with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Both sides pledged to further enhance bilateral ties.
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Beat the post holiday bluesThere's no need to dread going back to work if you follow these great tips to get back to business.Six top business lessonsWhat's the best advice Australia's most successful entrepreneurs have ever followed?What price exotic beer?A local craft brew portal wants to know which overseas ales local drinkers admire.The Aussie email marketing gurusWhich local success story has more than 120,000 clients in 170 countries?Glen Roland Dunstall faces court over murder of Sydney father John GasovskiA Sydney man killed in an execution-style shooting at a Jamberoo lookout last June was collateral damage in a messy drug deal gone bad, a court has heard.Kathy Jackson and cancer hospital both investigated on suspicion of briberyA police anti-corruption taskforce is investigating the possibility that a secretive $250,000 payment from the Peter MacCallum cancer hospital to Kathy Jackson's old union in 2003 was a bribe.Wada finds 'abnormally' high TB4 levels in Essendon playersThe World Anti-Doping Agency claims it has found abnormally high amounts of thymosin beta 4 – the substance Essendon players are accused of taking – in the frozen urine samples of two players from the Dons' 2012 list.Dean Hall grilled in union royal commission over CFMEU's financial structuresACT CFMEU official faces a second day of questioning over 'complex' financial structures.
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Pakistan SC allows military trials in terrorism casesIn a landmark judgement, Pakistan's Supreme Court today dismissed petitions against establishment of controversial special military courts in the country for speedy trial of terrorists.Head of China's N-plant co under graft lens kills himselfThe chairman of China First Heavy Industries, the country's major nuclear plant maker, has committed suicide in the face of investigation by anti-corruption inspectors.Lithuania to have Bapu statue on Russian borderLithuania will unveil the statue of Mahatma Gandhi a few hundred metres from the Russian border.Hillary gets hammered over Huma AbedinAmid signs of vulnerability in her campaign to become the first female American President, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is getting hammered by renewed criticism directed against her long-time aide Huma Abedin.At least 2 dead in Kenya after boat with 23 people capsizesA police official in Kenya says at least two people have died and many are reported missing after a boat with about 200 passengers collided with a fishing boat on Lake Victoria.At least 2 dead in Kenya after boat with 200 people capsizesA police official in Kenya says at least two people have died and many are reported missing after a boat with about 200 passengers collided with a fishing boat on Lake Victoria.Head of China's nuclear plant company commits suicide amid anti-graft probeThe chairman of China First Heavy Industries, the country's major nuclear plant maker, has committed suicide in the face of investigation by anti-corruption inspectors.Columbian model faces death for drug smuggling in ChinaA Colombian model is facing death penalty or life imprisonment in China after she was recently charged with drugs smuggling.
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Olympic champion Pearson slams drug cheats
Australian Olympic champion Sally Pearson said Wednesday she fears the Rio Games next year will be tainted by drugs, as she lashed out at doping cheats in the crisis-hit sport.
The champion hurdler, who will miss this month's world championships in Beijing after wrist surgery, said she had no doubt some athletes in Rio will be doped.
"Unfortunately it's going to be there," she told reporters at an event in Sydney marking the one-year countdown to the 2016 Olympics.
"I don't know how confident I am about how clean it's going to be in Rio. But as long as we can do everything we can to make it the cleanest Olympics we can, then that is a really good start."
Pearson was speaking as the sport faced explosive new allegations of mass doping, with ...Dog buried alive in France sparks social media fury
Photos of a dog buried alive up to its head in France sparked an outpouring of anger on social media Wednesday, and police said the owner was taken into custody.
The French mastiff was discovered and then rescued on Saturday by a man walking his own dog on waste ground in Carrieres-sur-Seine, west of Paris.
The man posted pictures on Facebook saying: "Only her head was visible and it was difficult to see given the amount of earth covering her."
A police source told AFP that the dog was surrounded by stones and her lead was attached to a sack of gravel to prevent her breaking free from the earth.
The man called the emergency services and began to free the animal. The dog, "shocked and dehydrated" according to the police source, was taken to a...Rio 2016
The Rio Olympics kick off August 5, 2016, in the famous Maracana soccer stadium. It will be the first city in South America to host the world's biggest sporting event. VIDEOGRAPHICOver 300 killed in Kenya ethnic clashes in 2015: UN
At least 310 Kenyans have been killed and over 215,000 forced from their homes this year in ethnic violence in northern Kenya, the UN said Wednesday.
While violence between rival groups is common in Kenya's northern Rift Valley regions, the number killed and forced to flee in the first six months of this year is already the same as the total for all of 2014.
"Violent inter-communal conflicts continued to be widespread in northern Rift Valley," the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement.
"From January 1 to June 30, 2015, 310 people lost their lives, 195 were injured and 216,294 had been displaced as a result of unresolved border conflicts, cattle rustling and revenge attacks, competition over land and wate...ING posts rising profits thanks to sale of Indian unit
Top Dutch bank ING posted a rise in second quarter net profits but the increase was due to the sale of an Indian unit, leaving its shares sliding in morning trading.
The net profit of 1.36 billion euros ($1.48 billion) was a 27 percent rise from the April through June period last year, but the increase was entirely due to the sale of ING's Indian subsidiary Vysya Bank for 367 million euros.
And compared to the first quarter of this year, the net profit was down 23 percent.
The bank's shares were down 1.7 percent to 15.34 euros in morning trading in Amsterdam, where the main AEX index was up 0.37 percent.
However ING's chief executive Ralph Hamers called the results strong, focusing on a 25.3 percent year-on-year gain in operating profit to ...India drops ban on online porn after backlash
India has reversed a controversial order banning hundreds of porn websites, a government official said Wednesday, after accusations of heavy-handed censorship in the world's largest democracy.
On Saturday, telecommunication authorities had directed Internet service providers (ISPs) to block 857 websites on "morality and decency" grounds and to curb child pornography, the first of its crackdown on online pornography in the country.
But the ban drew criticism and public ridicule, forcing the government to cancel the order late Tuesday and direct the ISPs to allow access to the banned websites, except those containing child porn.
"ISPs are free to allow access to the previously banned websites, which do not have child pornographic content," N...Greek stocks fall 3.4% on third day of turmoil
Greek stocks were down 3.39 percent in midday trade on Wednesday in a turbulent week on the Athens exchange, after the end of a five-week shutdown sparked the biggest drop in its history.
The ATHEX index stood at 637.56 points, with Greek bank suffering for a third straight day.'Cecil the lion' trial postponed in Zimbabwe: judge
The trial of professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, was postponed on Wednesday until next month after an application from his lawyers.
Magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa ordered the trial to reconvene at the court in Hwange town on September 28.
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Tony Blair could be tried for Iraq war crimes – CorbynTony Blair should stand trial for war crimes if the Chilcot Inquiry rules the former prime minister broke international law by invading Iraq in 2003, Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has said. Read Full Article at RT.comRussia submits 1.2 million sq km Arctic claim to UNRussia has filed an application to expand the boundaries of its continental shelf in the Arctic. Moscow made a similar claim in 2002, but the UN turned it down for lack of scientific support. Read Full Article at RT.comRobocriminals vs smuggler cats: Drone drug drop sparks riot in Cleveland prisonTrained cats and bribed guards are giving way to amazing new technology in the sleazy business of sneaking drugs and prohibited cell phones to inmates in American prisons. A drone-delivered package sparked a fight at a Cleveland prison yard. Read Full Article at RT.comSpace boobs: 'Alien woman with breasts' watching Mars rover spotted by UFO loversNASA pictures from Mars are a great treat for UFO fans. This time they spotted an alien “woman with breasts and long hair,” who is “attentively watching” the Mars Curiosity rover from a distance. Read Full Article at RT.com‘More damaging than Watergate’: Ex-News of the World editor on Ted Heath rape claimsAllegations that former Prime Minister Ted Heath raped a 12-year-old boy could be “far more damaging” to the political establishment than the Watergate scandal, according to former News of the World editor Neville Thurlbeck. Read Full Article at RT.comCalling dopey dealers: Kentucky sheriff's office will ‘help eliminate your drug competition’A Kentucky sheriff’s office decided to make the most of criminals’ potential stupidity by offering, only half-jokingly, “to help you eliminate your drug competition!” The flyer features a marijuana leaf, but the police say they’re not kidding around. Read Full Article at RT.comEasy rider: Much-anticipated Lexus hoverboard swooshes in action (VIDEO)Lexus has finally launched a video of a rider mastering its long-awaited hoverboard. It’s a souped up skateboard that hovers over the ground just like the sci-fi version in the classic ‘Back to the Future’. Read Full Article at RT.comIslamic State sex slave price list authentic, $165 for a child - UNAfter circulating for almost a year, the UN has finally confirmed the authenticity of the Islamic State Sex Price list being offered to their fighters and other men trying to purchase sex slaves as young as one for $165. Read Full Article at RT.com