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Worldwide BBC's China editor resigns in protest over gender pay gap
Author: 0 BBC's China editor resigns in protest over gender pay gap

The show kicked off a matter of hours after her call for action through an open letter prompted an outpouring of support that saw #IStandWithCarrie become a top trending hashtag. "I believe you have a right to know that it is breaking equality law and resisting pressure for a fair and transparent pay structure". In a statement, a BBC spokeswoman said "fairness in pay" at the corporation "is vital".

Worldwide SC to reconsider constitutional validity of Section 377 which criminalises homosexuality
Author: 0 SC to reconsider constitutional validity of Section 377 which criminalises homosexuality

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said the issue needs to be debated upon by a larger bench and they referred the matter to a Constitution Bench. "Choice can not be allowed to cross boundaries of law, but confines of law can not trample or curtail the inherent right embedded in an individual under Article 21 of the Constitution".

Worldwide One winning Powerball ticket to claim $570 million jackpot
Author: 0 One winning Powerball ticket to claim $570 million jackpot

The $450 million payout was the fourth-largest jackpot ever in that lottery. The victor has not yet come forward. The $560 million prize, the sixth-largest Powerball jackpot ever, came a year and a half after another New Hampshire player cashed in a $487 million Powerball ticket.

Worldwide Activists join actresses on the Golden Globes red carpet
Author: 0 Activists join actresses on the Golden Globes red carpet

Streep - who has come under fire over her denials that she knew about Weinstein's misconduct - brought National Domestic Workers Alliance boss Ai-jen Poo as her plus-one. "It's our collective power that will overcome the balance of power". It's led to abuse in our industry. Streep , a three-time Oscar victor, said Hollywood's men and women now felt "emboldened to stand together in a thick, black line".

Worldwide Johnson seizes lead heading into Tournament of Champions final round
Author: 0 Johnson seizes lead heading into Tournament of Champions final round

The world number one added six birdies, including a six-footer at the 18th, to give himself a 54-hole total of 16-under 203 on the Plantation Course at Kapalua on Maui. He rolled in another eight-footer for a birdie at the par-four 14th, and at the par-five 18th he missed a 31-footer for eagle by inches and came up with the birdie.

Worldwide 'We have shifted from defence to offence': Israel bans 20 BDS groups
Author: 0 'We have shifted from defence to offence': Israel bans 20 BDS groups

A spokesperson for Israel's ministry of strategic affairs told Al Jazeera that the list did not represent a "blanket ban" on all members of the organisations, but the entry of their members would be considered on a "case by case basis". It's about providing an easier legal pathway to justify refusing entry to a wide range of activists and human rights observers - many who may not even support the BDS campaign but are simply supportive of Palestinian liberty and equality.

Worldwide France's Despres takes Dakar Rally lead
Author: 0 France's Despres takes Dakar Rally lead

Run around Pisco, which is known for it's local liquor of the same name and is largely a desert area, Sebastien Loeb enjoyed the dunes and recovered from a horror show on Saturday, which saw him suffer a brake failure, to climb to fourth overall.

Worldwide Massive search to find missing sports journalist who was 'followed by truck'
Author: 0 Massive search to find missing sports journalist who was 'followed by truck'

A reporter who covers the Aggies for a recruiting website has been reported missing by her family and friends, who said she hasn't been heard from since sending a text at 12:30 a.m. Roland arrived home from the camp, but was last heard from early Sunday when she arrived home from a Walgreens, according to KTRK-TV. The roommate tells Click 2 Houston that Roland said the man followed her home in a blue truck and actually parked behind her in the driveway of her home.

Worldwide Mueller looks deeper into talk at Trump Tower
Author: 0 Mueller looks deeper into talk at Trump Tower

Special Council Robert Mueller is now looking into Ivanka Trump who is an adviser to her father the President, after she spoke to individuals who were present at the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016. What did the report say? Mueller's team is trying to determine if Trump and others involved in drafting the language aboard Air Force One knew it was inaccurate and whether it was aimed at deceiving federal investigators looking into whether the Trump campaign actively assisted a Russian ...

Author: 0 Theresa May confirms cabinet reshuffle will take place "soon"

The Sunday Times reported that several senior ministers will stay in their posts, including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis. There are those in the Conservative Party who want to see new talent rising up the ranks, so expect to see a nod to that. She will be promoting more women and those from non-white backgrounds, and there will be more of an emphasis on youth'.

Worldwide Everton winger Mirallas rejoins Olympiakos
Author: 0 Everton winger Mirallas rejoins Olympiakos

Mirallas was contracted to Everton until 2020, having signed a three-year deal last May, but he will leave this month to return to his former side, who announced the deal on Twitter. Former Everton manager Ronald Koeman used the Belgian worldwide sparingly and current boss Sam Allardyce hasn't even included him in his Premier League squad since taking charge in November.

Worldwide Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind marijuana policy
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind marijuana policy

He said the federal government must "respect all of the decisions of the states when it comes to cannabis". Here is the question we ask every time we consider allocating our finite resources to prosecute any of the vast number of federal crimes we can prosecute , from violent crime to immigration crime to opioid crime: will this prosecution make Colorado safer? However, the 2013 " Cole memo " served as a directive for how USA attorneys should handle the legalization of marijuana in ...

Worldwide Outrage over calls to remove homeless before royal wedding
Author: 0 Outrage over calls to remove homeless before royal wedding

While Dudley has tweeted that the royal wedding could encourage "aggressive begging" due to the increase of tourists, police, organisations and politicians have argued against him, insisting that it wouldn't solve the problem. "The young royals have a fantastic track record in addressing this issue", he said, "so I've no doubt that Harry and Meghan will be equally concerned that this issue is tackled in a way that creates real, and sustainable change in the lives of homeless people".

Worldwide Saudi-led coalition warplane crashes in Yemen: Saudi statement
Author: 0 Saudi-led coalition warplane crashes in Yemen: Saudi statement

Yemen's Houthi rebels said they shot down a fighter jet belonging to a Saudi-led military coalition over the Yemeni northern province of Saada on Sunday, Houthi-controlled Saba news agency reported. Despite the coalition's superior firepower, the rebels still control the capital and much of north Yemen. The almost three-year stalemated war in Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced 3 million, damaged critical infrastructure, fuelled a cholera outbreak and pushed the Arab world's ...

Worldwide 'I am a very stable genius,' says Trump
Author: 0 'I am a very stable genius,' says Trump

Fairly reported or not, there's little doubt that Michael Wolff's White House tell-all, Fire and Fury , has had an indelible impact. Early on Saturday, Mr Trump wrote a string of messages on Twitter where he rejected such claims, saying he was a "very stable genius" whose two greatest assets are his "mental stability and being, like, really smart".

Worldwide Press corps condemn FIR against Tribune reporter
Author: 0 Press corps condemn FIR against Tribune reporter

The agency had also sent a letter to the Editor in Chief of The Tribune , asking the paper and journalist to answer a couple of questions by January 8, which included proving there was a breach of biometric data. Feminist and author Kalyani Menon on Saturday told the Supreme Court that there have been multiple data breaches from several government portals relating to Aadhaar card details, seriously impinging upon the privacy of millions of citizens.

Worldwide SEC Investigating Kushner Family Business Over EB-5 Visa Use
Author: 0 SEC Investigating Kushner Family Business Over EB-5 Visa Use

The previously unknown probe reportedly began this past May and focuses on the company's use of the EB-5 visa program, which awards green cards to immigrants who invest at least $500,000 in eligible US businesses. A separate subpoena sent by federal prosecutors in NY concerned a Jersey City, N.J., development of twin, 66-floor towers called One Journal Square, TheWSJ reported.

Worldwide Trump's defunct voter integrity commission won't hand over voter information
Author: 0 Trump's defunct voter integrity commission won't hand over voter information

It is quite another thing for that agency to divert its attention to the pursuit of discredited theories of widespread voter fraud, with the intent of stopping eligible voters - disproportionately minority voters - from voting. ICE has scant experience in this area and the federal databases Kobach wants DHS to use, such as the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database , are not designed for that objective and do not automatically reveal the status of immigrants who become ...

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