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India's giant election gets underway with voting in first of 7 phases

India's giant election gets underway with voting in first of 7 phases Two people were also killed on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir, the country's only Muslim majority state, prompting authorities to increase security even further. If the BJP under Narendra Modi comes to power with a two-thirds majority, the future of Indian democracy and secularism will be doomed because Hindu nationalists will proceed to implement their cherished mission to rewrite the Indian co... [Full Article...]

The world's first 'three-person' baby has been born in Greece

The world's first 'three-person' baby has been born in Greece A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced yesterday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate. According to CNN , 24 other women are taking part in the trial and eight embryos will be implanted. The fertility regulator approved two attempts, both in families with rare mitochondrial diseases. [Full Article...]

Malaysia revives massive Chinese rail project

Malaysia revives massive Chinese rail project The project will now cost 44 billion ringgit (S$14.47 billion) instead of the original 65.5 billion ringgit, according to a Friday statement from the prime minister's office. "I also hope the CCCC will prioritise local contents in the construction of the project", Kok said. The Pakatan Harapan government had suspended the ECRL when it ousted Barisan Nasional in the general election previous year... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton says Assange 'has to answer for what he has done'

Hillary Clinton says Assange 'has to answer for what he has done' Maria Paula Romo did not identify the person but told Sonorama radio he was very close to Assange, who was arrested Thursday in London on a U.S. extradition request after spending seven years in the Ecuadoran embassy there. Assange". He had been living in the embassy, fearing arrest, but the Ecuadoran government says that Assange "repeatedly violated" the conditions of his protection. [Full Article...]

Florida man threatens to destroy everyone with army of turtles, police say

Florida man threatens to destroy everyone with army of turtles, police say He was allegedly yelling obscenities along a boardwalk, and claiming "his turtle army will destroy" the residents of the town, Fox-affiliate WOFL reported . Lane allegedly cursed the responding offer and other customers. According to an arrest report, Lane refused to leave his vehicle, prompting cops to remove him with force. [Full Article...]

Sudan people think revolution still not successful

Sudan people think revolution still not successful Military vehicles entered the large compound in Khartoum housing the defence ministry, the army headquarters and Mr Bashir's personal residence to topple him. "That means respecting the rights to freedom of expression and assembly". Amnesty has also called for the arrest of al-Bashir for human rights violations during his rule. [Full Article...]

14 killed in bomb blast in Pakistan

14 killed in bomb blast in Pakistan The blast took place at Hazar Ganji, a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of Quetta . However, they could not confirm whether the bomb was planted or thrown at the vehicle. "The IED was concealed in a sack of potatoes", said the DIG. Every morning, police guard a convoy that leaves the Hazara enclave to visit markets so that Hazaras may stock up on basic necessities. [Full Article...]

Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls federal election for May 18

Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls federal election for May 18 The Prime visited the Governor-General in Canberra early this morning, asking Sir Peter Congrove to dissolve Federal Parliament to make way for a national poll. "Labour's higher tax and regulation agenda may be a negative for Australian assets, but this could be partly offset in the short term by more targeted fiscal stimulus", said AMP Capital Chief Economist Shane Oliver. [Full Article...]


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