The agreement would most likely seal the votes Nancy Pelosi needs for the House gavel but limiting the power of her team.
Voters in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh ditch holders of two unique ministerial jobs
India’s only dedicated “cow minister” has been dumped in state elections, ending a controversial tenure during which hundreds of the sacred animals starved to death or were poisoned in state-run shelters.
Otaram Dewasi, the first head of Rajasthan’s cow ministry, was turfed out on Tuesday when the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) was thumped in the western desert state and two other key regional polls.
Arconic tells public inquiry that other materials were responsible for spread of the fire
The manufacturer of the combustible panels wrapped around Grenfell Tower has claimed other materials were responsible for spreading the fire that claimed 72 lives and said it could have been put out with a handheld fire extinguisher.
Arconic, which made the Reynobond aluminium composite panels which were filled with plastic that burned with an intensity that has been compared with petrol, made a combative closing statement, claiming that it was possible no one would have died if other aspects of the refurbishment had been different.
Witnesses describe panic and shock as gunman opened fire in city’s Christmas market
It was around 7:50pm in the narrow shopping lanes of the historic centre of Strasbourg, the picturesque city known as France’s “capital of Christmas”. Streets were packed with locals and tourists gathered under festive lights shaped like gingerbread men carrying candy-canes.
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House Republicans are using a parliamentary maneuver to block any votes on a Yemen resolution.
They inserted language into the “rule” setting up the parameters for debate on the Farm Bill, which passed the Senate by an overwhelming margin Tuesday. In order to start debate on the popular bipartisan legislation, lawmakers would have to approve language stripping the Yemen resolution of its privilege and allowing it to be bottled up by Republican leadership.
The students of Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, reached global prominence with the March for Our Lives protest. One of the activists explains why the school shooting must never be forgotten
On 1 February 1960, 17-year-old Franklin McCain and three black friends went to the whites-only counter at Woolworths in Greensboro, North Carolina and took a seat. The humiliation of growing up black in the south had left the teenage McCain contemplating suicide. Having spent the previous night chastising the older generation for their failure to effectively confront segregation, the four young men had talked themselves into an act that was brave, reckless, exhilarating and, ultimately, liberating.
“We wanted to go beyond what our parents had done,” McCain told me almost four decades later. “The worst thing that could happen was that the Ku Klux Klan could kill us … but I had no concern for my personal safety. The day I sat at that counter, I had the most tremendous feeling of elation and celebration. I felt that, in this life, nothing else mattered … If there’s a heaven, I got there for a few minutes. I just felt you can’t touch me, you can’t hurt me. There’s no other experience like it.”
Treatment of British-born children with complex disabilities breaches UK and UN law say experts
The Home Office is trying to force two British-born children with lifelong and complex physical and mental disabilities out of Britain in a move which experts say breaches UK and UN law.
Doctors and social care professionals agree that leaving the UK will put the young children, one of whom was born with only half a brain, at significant risk of ill-treatment, educational neglect and physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
A good cop, bad cop strategy is emerging.
Forty-nine companies accused of human rights and environmental abuses
Facebook is among a number of companies from the US, UK, France, Switzerland and China named on a “dirty list” of corporations accused of involvement in human rights and environmental violations in Myanmar, or of doing business with the country’s military, which is accused of genocide.
A list of 49 companies, compiled by the pressure group Burma Campaign UK, reveals the global breadth of international organisations that have continued to provide arms, infrastructure, technology, engineering and expertise to the Burmese military, or supported projects that have been accused of causing environmental destruction, such as hydroelectric dams and jade mines.
Campaigners say victims being locked up for long periods and being denied medical help
A worrying number of vulnerable Chinese women, many of whom are trafficking victims, are being detained under threat of deportation, campaigners and lawyers have warned.
Several of the women have been picked up in immigration raids on restaurants, brothels and massage parlours, campaigners said, adding that trafficking victims are being held in detention often with no legal representation or access to interpreters, and have medical needs that are going unmet.