Health

In blow to Hungary, EU court rejects refugee 'gay tests'

In blow to Hungary, EU court rejects refugee 'gay tests'

The refugee took the issue to the Hungarian courts, saying the tests "seriously prejudiced his fundamental rights" and could not assess his sexuality in any case. The Court of Justice did state that it was acceptable to query experts on an asylum seeker's sexuality or gender identity, but that opinion must be obtained in a humane way and shouldn't serve as the sole reason for accepting or denying one's request for asylum.


Dramatic Florida drive-by shootout captured on dashcam

Dramatic Florida drive-by shootout captured on dashcam

As the driver of the silver Lexus takes off, taking a right onto the perpendicular road, the other man starts running and shooting at the fleeing auto. That's when a gun is pointed out of the Lexus and shots are fired at a gold Toyota. The sheriff's office identified that person as Jonathan James Harris and said the auto has a Florida tag number of HVRG69.


USA government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate?

USA government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate?

The Senate voted 81-18 to end a filibuster of a spending bill that would fund the government through February 8 and reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years. The House voted 266-150 in favor of the bill funding the government through February 8, extending the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years and delaying three Obamacare taxes.


Mahadayi water row: Mixed response to Karnataka bandh in Mysuru

Mahadayi water row: Mixed response to Karnataka bandh in Mysuru

The city wears a deserted look as buses remain off the roads and business establishments are closed. While a major part of Mahadayi flows in Goa, its tributaries nourish parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka . The Karnataka bandh has been called to put pressure on the state and central governments to resolve the Mahadayi water sharing dispute. When the Mahadayi River Water Disputes Tribunal in Delhi begins its hearing on February 6, it will expose both the national parties in Karnataka ...