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Federal appeals court gives workplace non-discrimination protection to transgender individuals

Federal appeals court gives workplace non-discrimination protection to transgender individuals Although the issues are closely connected, most courts have handled them as distinct legal questions. In a decision yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that businesses can not discriminate against employees for identifying as transgender and that Harris Funeral Homes had discriminated against Stephens by firing her in 2013. [Full Article...]

US Secretary of State to visit Nigeria, Kenya, three others

US Secretary of State to visit Nigeria, Kenya, three others Prior to his arrival in Ethiopia, the White House reported that the tour had been oriented to foster cooperation and mutual respect, based on understanding. Critics argue that the Trump administration's neglect of Africa and narrow focus leaves it increasingly irrelevant to African leaders. For Tillerson, who did not visit Africa during his first year as the top USA diplomat, it may be that the ... [Full Article...]

USA paying salary to terrorists in Syria - Erdogan

USA paying salary to terrorists in Syria - Erdogan The foreign minister said " Operation Olive Branch " in Syria's Afrin against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) group may end by May. Ankara has been staging an assault on the Kurdish Afrin region where unlike the eastern part of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) there is no United States military presence. [Full Article...]

China announces 8.1% defence budget increase

China announces 8.1% defence budget increase The 8.1% increase is higher than last year's announcement, when China upped military spending by 7% over the previous year. Among the key tasks were the restructuring of the economy to move away from export-led manufacturing to services, domestic consumption and high-tech manufacturing; tackling serious air, water and soil pollution with the number of bad air days in key cities being halved in t... [Full Article...]

Nations Gather in Chile to Sign New Version of TPP, Without US

Nations Gather in Chile to Sign New Version of TPP, Without US The pact will create one of the world's largest free trade blocs with a combined market of 499 million people and GDP of around 10,100 billion Dollars, accounting for 13.5 percent of the global GDP. Earlier on March 8, the Republic of Korea (ROK)'s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced that it would decide on whether to join the CPTPP this year after considering its impact on the na... [Full Article...]

Trump's lawyers desperately trying to convince Mueller to wrap up his investigation

Trump's lawyers desperately trying to convince Mueller to wrap up his investigation Mueller's investigation arose in part from the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 election and that its goals eventually included aiding Trump who won a surprise victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. [Full Article...]

International Women's Day: NEU demands action on teaching gender pay gap

International Women's Day: NEU demands action on teaching gender pay gap UN Women representative M Alison McLean making a presentation at the seminar organised for International Women's Day by WPortfolio in collaboration with the Bureau of Gender Affairs and the National Organisation of Women. McDonald's turned their iconic arches upside down for International Women's Day . Women in several major European cities have organized strikes to show the world how depen... [Full Article...]

Officials warn about possible mumps exposure at Dallas cheerleading event

Officials warn about possible mumps exposure at Dallas cheerleading event In all, the organization says that 23,655 cheerleaders from 39 states and nine countries competed in the event from February 23 to February 25 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Anyone diagnosed with mumps or suspected of having the virus is advised to stay home for five days after swollen glands appear. People without symptoms may still spread the virus. [Full Article...]

Mahatma Gandhi's statue damaged in Kerala, Ambedkar's bust defaced in TN

Mahatma Gandhi's statue damaged in Kerala, Ambedkar's bust defaced in TN In the incident involving Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Kannur , media reports said the police have arrested one man. The incident occurred at around 7 am on Thursday. Several political parties have expressed concerns regarding the incident. The MHA also asked the states to take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents. [Full Article...]

Cyclones surrounding Jupiter's poles are unlike anything else encountered in solar system

Cyclones surrounding Jupiter's poles are unlike anything else encountered in solar system The study is published across four separate articles in the journal nature (1,2,3 and 4), covering the planets asymmetrical gravitational field, polar cyclones, atmospheric flows and interior makeup. Juno is now scheduled to remain in orbit around Jupiter until July 2018, but NASA is looking at ways to extend the mission. "They have very violent winds, reaching, in some cases, speeds as ... [Full Article...]

Nagaland CM wins by over 5000 votes

Nagaland CM wins by over 5000 votes He said the NDPP would be a member of the NEDA and the National Democratic Alliance.Sarma also stated that the combination of Narendra Modi government at the centre and the Neiphiu Rio government in Nagaland would help resolve the protracted Naga political problem vis-a-vis Naga insurgency issue early. [Full Article...]

Florida legislature votes to stay on year-round Daylight Saving Time

Florida legislature votes to stay on year-round Daylight Saving Time However, any state (or groups of states) would need Congressional approval in order to be exempted from a more than 50 year old law which set a uniform time for all time zones across the country. War time , or daylight-saving time , was reinstated in World War II. The passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005 extended daylight saving time by four weeks - from the second Sunday of March to t... [Full Article...]

Conrad Sangma sworn in as 12th Meghalaya CM

Conrad Sangma sworn in as 12th Meghalaya CM Biren Singh, designated Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and former Assam and Mizoram Chief Ministers Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Zoramthanga. With 19 seats in the assembly, two less than the main opposition, the Congress, in a House of 60, his National People's Party (NPP) is dependent on three other regional groups, and the BJP, to run the government. [Full Article...]

French Foreign Minister Arrives in Tehran Amid Row Over Ballistic Missile Program

French Foreign Minister Arrives in Tehran Amid Row Over Ballistic Missile Program He expressed confidence that Iran would not allow anyone to interfere in the type of defense equipment it can possess in the field of conventional weapons, whether missile or others. Iran will boost its defensive power including the missile capabilities and its deterrent plan will not be affected by the political pressures, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani sa... [Full Article...]

Wales Weather: Snow for some!

Wales Weather: Snow for some! The sun will rise at 6:53:39 a.m. today and will set at 6:28:51 p.m. It was a 1-2 punch at the end of last week with high winds and heavy precipitation both rain and snow as a power Nor'easter pummeled the Mid-Atlantic and New England. [Full Article...]

U.S. panel: Broadcom's Qualcomm bid is a potential national security risk

U.S. panel: Broadcom's Qualcomm bid is a potential national security risk The statement comes as the hostile takeover plan sits in doubt thanks to intervention by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) and its investigation into allegations the merger could introduce a national security risk via the combined companies' positions in the CPU and comms equipment markets. [Full Article...]

Forbes names Amazon CEO world's richest man

Forbes names Amazon CEO world's richest man Bezos is "the first person to top $100 billion as number one on the Forbes list of the World's Billionaires ", the magazine said. France's Bernard Arnault of luxury goods group LVMH is the richest person from outside of the United States with a $72bn fortune. [Full Article...]

DOJ sues California over 'sanctuary' laws that protect undocumented immigrants

DOJ sues California over 'sanctuary' laws that protect undocumented immigrants Now, the administration is seeking to block three California laws by arguing that they violate the Constitution and federal law. Brown issued a statement Tuesday night that called the federal lawsuit "SAD!" and a political stunt. We have no intention changing that here in California. Trump administration officials have promised to crack down on policies that keep local law enforcement from a... [Full Article...]

Message in a Bottle is oldest ever found

Message in a Bottle is oldest ever found It took weeks of sleuthing using Google Translate, online research and archival digging before the unusual find was confirmed as an authentic bottle thrown from a German ship into the Indian Ocean. According to the museum, he determined it was a mid-to-late 19th-century Dutch gin bottle, and the form inside was written on cheaply-made 19th-century paper. [Full Article...]

Gujarat: 26 dead, several injured after truck falls into drain in Bhavnagar

Gujarat: 26 dead, several injured after truck falls into drain in Bhavnagar The accident took place near Ranghola situated on the Rajkot-Bhavnagar state highway. The accident occurred when the truck driver lost control while trying to overtake another vehicle on a narrow bridge. The accident took place between 7.30 am and 7.45 am. "Compensation of Rs. 4 lakh for next of kin of those who died in the accident and full medical treatment will be given to the injured". [Full Article...]


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