Variety
28 minutes
A chorus of cheers went out from the music community with today’s passage of H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act,” which, if passed, will create an independent © office and reinforce the rights of content creators. The bill is expected to find no significant opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, where it... Read more »
The Economic Times
36 minutes
Not justifiable to keep Lokpal operation pending: SCAs per the Act, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha will be part of the Lokpal selection panel.
The Sun Daily
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"Police have yet ascertain if she is involved in the selling of drugs, but the couple have been remanded until April 29 under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries a mandatory death punishment upon conviction. Meanwhile in a separate case, Serdang police crippled an Indonesian gang dubbed "Palembang Gang", suspected to be responsible for a few car break-in cases, following the arrest of 12 suspects. The 12 were arrested in separate raids on March 22. Megat Mohammad said police seized mobile phones, laptops, keys, car breaking tools and a few electronic gadgets. The case is being investigated under Section 379 of the Penal Code for vehicle theft, and the gang are believed to have been active for the past four months. In an unrelated case, Megat added police also smashed an underage motorcycle theft syndicate with the arrest of seven teenagers during an operation, on April 22.
Sky News
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they act like that, it really - it winds me up a lot because the decisions that are going to be taken over the next few years are basically going to impact young people much more than they do anybody else because the future destiny that lies ahead of Britain now is basically ours. It is young people that are going to live the.
The Economic Times
an hour
As per the Act, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha will be part of the Lokpal selection panel.
ITV
an hour
If it works, close-up images of Saturn will continue to arrive for months to follow. But the craft is running out of fuel. Its last dive, on September the 15th, would see Cassini launch itself on a death plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. The final act.
South China Morning Post
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The Economic Times
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Sky News
an hour
in this Islamic State. So, when they're coming back, what do we do with these people? Obviously, they've seen things and done things that are unspeakable. And they've also broken the law. Under the terrorism act, they will be presumably taken.
Leicester Mercury
2 hours
Now for the serious business of the BBL play-offs, writes Leicester Riders head coach Rob Paternostro in his weekly column.After retaining the BBL Championship just over a week ago, Riders faced a gruelling four games in seven days, with the games of no significance to us although they were significant for our opponents and it was important we maintained our form.So it has been a balancing act negotiating these games, while nursing a few injuries, before we embark on the play-offs...
The Sun Daily
2 hours
Yorkshire Post - Sports
2 hours
IT will not have escaped the attentions of many that Sheffield Wednesday's perfectly-timed Championship surge has coincided with the return to fitness of one man.
Mashable
2 hours
Is Borat still inspiring people to do dumb sh*t more than ten years on? When an unknown passenger threw two chickens on to a packed train in Sydney, Australia, before fleeing on Wednesday, it seemed a lot like an act of absurdist comedy. But it's a mystery really. SEE ALSO: Even James Blunt is sick of 'You're Beautiful' The chickens, which appeared to be a white silky and Rhode Island red, were left hanging on the floor of the carriage until two nice people picked them up and took them to train staff. "He just dumped them," an unnamed woman holding one of the chickens told 7 News . While not as chaotic, is certainly shares some similarities to THAT Borat scene . Read more... More about Animals , Chickens , Chicken , Trains , and Train
Voice Of America
3 hours
“This is an authoritarianism that hides behind the armed forces that, far from acting as the forces of order, act as the forces of repression and terror,” he said after the first reported death. Late Tuesday, Rodriguez had warned that Venezuela would quit the OAS if the body proceeded with scheduling a special session on the crisis here, calling it an infringement on Venezuela’s sovereignty. She said the pressure being brought by the U.S. on some members like Haiti to punish Venezuela had been considerable. Two years to leave Withdrawing from the OAS is a two-year process, but Rodriguez said Venezuela would immediately stop participating. Venezuela is estimated to owe the OAS about $10.5 million in unpaid annual dues. No country has ever withdrawn from the group since its founding in 1948. The decision drew quick rebuke from opposition leaders.
TIME - Top Stories
3 hours
Google is marking the anniversary of South Africa's first post-apartheid election on Thursday with a Doodle honoring 19th century composer Enoch Sontonga, who wrote a song that is now part of the country's current national anthem. Sontonga, who was also a choirmaster and poet, composed the song Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa) in 1897. It became popular over the years, according to Google, and was even recorded in a London studio in 1923. Singing the song became an act of defiance during apartheid, the South African government notes on its website , and became the anthem for the African National Congress. Because of this connection the song was banned during apartheid, as the Guardian noted in 2013. In 1997, parts of Nkosi Sikeleil' iAfrika were fused with the country's other anthem, Die Stem (The Call of South Africa), to become the current national anthem of South Africa Freedom Day, on April 27, is a public holiday in South Africa.
Antiwar.com News
4 hours
Everywhere and (mostly) without exception, the test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) would be angrily condemned by the United States has a dangerous provocation, and the firing of a nuclear-capable ICBM would be treated as tantamount to an act of war. Not today, of course, when the missile in question was test-fired from California by the United States, flying some 4,000 miles before hitting a test target near the Marshall Islands. The missile was identified as a Minuteman III, a nuclear-capable weapon which the US has 450 of in service. Officials with Space Wing command insisted that the test-firing was necessary to demonstrate America's massive nuclear capabilities. Even before the $1 trillion expected to be spent on upgrades, the US has the world's largest nuclear weapons arsenal, capable of engaging in an extinction-level war.
TIME - Top Stories
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Voice Of America
4 hours
Although Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi last month described the U.S. and North Korea as two accelerating trains that are set for a “head-on collision,” as of Wednesday, there are no indications that a U.S. military strike against Pyongyang is imminent. President Donald Trump, however, has insisted he will no longer adhere to his predecessor’s policy of “strategic patience” toward North Korea. This suggests the administration is willing to consider the possibility of military action to prevent the North from developing a nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the U.S. mainland. Amid this U.S.-North Korea standoff, it remains unclear whether China would respond with force to U.S. military action against the reclusive regime. China unlikely to act Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS organization in Honolulu, said he doubts China would take action.
Politico
5 hours
A department spokesman declined to elaborate on Sessions' statement. However, the administration has several legal options open to it. One would be an immediate appeal to the 9th Court over U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick's preliminary injunction. Another would be to ask Orrick to modify or narrow his injunction. Yet another would be to allow the litigation to play out in the district court, with the hope that since the current injunction is preliminary in nature, Orrick might change his mind after more evidence is produced. The administration could also take some time to see what happens in other pending cases. Orrick ruled on suits brought by San Francisco and Santa Clara County in California. Similar suits are pending in Seattle and Boston but have not yet been ruled on by judges there. Sessions' new statement was more reserved than the stern denunciation of Orrick's decision that the White House issued Tuesday night, but the new comment from the attorney general was more critical of the judge's ruling than was a statement the Justice Department issued Tuesday emphasizing the government's continued latitude to act against sanctuary cities.
Daily Mail - Home
5 hours
John Terry's mother has been mistaken for a prostitute after a video of a lookalike performing a sex act on an unknown man went viral. The video circulated as she was away in Portugal.
Fox News
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Politico
5 hours
House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday that he will take a leave of absence from Congress to undergo surgery on his foot, with an estimated return in mid-May. The Utah Republican posted a picture of an x-ray on Instagram and wrote that an injury he sustained 12 years ago on his foot was now prompting him to undergo immediate surgery. The estimated recovery time is three to four weeks. Chaffetz said avoiding the procedure could put him at risk for serious infection. Chaffetz's absence comes amid a crucial stretch for House Republicans and the Trump administration. There are looming votes on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and, potentially, a close vote on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. I’m sorry to miss the important work we are doing in Washington, Chaffetz wrote.
TYT YouTube
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Spoiler: it will profit billionaires while bankrupting and killing thousands of Americans. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "House Republicans appear closer than ever to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, after the House Freedom Caucus formally endorsed a revised version of the GOP health care bill and moderates looked to be largely going along with the changes. It’s still a real question whether Republicans have the votes. There were almost enough moderates publicly opposing the health care bill before an amendment worked out between co-chairman of the moderate Tuesday Group Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) dragged the legislation even further to the right. But those changes, which would significantly undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions, have won over a large swath of conservatives.
Politico
6 hours
The Obama administration mostly sought to deal with the aluminum problem by pressuring China to scale back its production. But just before leaving office, it filed a trade case at the World Trade Organization challenging Chinese aluminum subsidies. Ross said today that the Trump administration still had not decided whether to pursue that case, which “may very well get subsumed into this event.” At the same time, he emphasized that the U.S. would make its decision in the aluminum import case based on what it thinks is right, not whether it might violate WTO rules. “As you know, there’s been a lot of discussion by the president about the WTO and our collective frustration with some of the rules that they have, Ross said. We are going to act based on our view as to what are the proper rules and our view as to who's violating those rules — and the WTO will do what they do.