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USA denies visas to gay Russians fleeing torture and murder in Chechnya

USA denies visas to gay Russians fleeing torture and murder in Chechnya

The men were reportedly tortured and forced to disclose other LGBTI individuals known to them. In one chilling instance, a 17-year-old male was pushed from a 9th floor balcony by his own uncle. "As visa records are confidential under USA law, we are unable to discuss individual cases", they said. The Chechen government has previously denied any violence against gay people in his region, saying there is not violence because gay people do not exist there.


ICJ decision on Jadhav a victory for rule of law: Jaitley

ICJ decision on Jadhav a victory for rule of law: Jaitley

Talking to the state-run Pakistan Television after the ruling was delivered, Zakaria said India has been "trying to hide its real face" by taking the case of Jadhav to ICJ. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, pending final judgment of the Court", ICJ said in its order. The court also observed that the Vienna Convention doesn't exclude those found guilty under terror and espionage, as Pakistani counsel Khawar Qureshi had argued.


Man wins tug of war with great white shark

Man wins tug of war with great white shark

The best part, though, is after the fisherman almost pulls the shark into the boat and it lets go of the net, he tells the fish, "Fucking idiot, fuck off!" as if it's just some asshole trying to take his stuff. "I was really impressed by the way he handled the whole situation because it could have been a lot worse", Nic said. "All the fish could have been let out of the net, and if the shark had got into the boat or one of us had fallen into the water it might've been different".



Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence

Download our Expert Edition e-book, Cyber: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation. Video and photographs of the incident show men in dark suits and ties, some holding Turkish flags, kicking and hitting protesters. ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's leader told Donald Trump that his country will keep on fighting Syrian Kurdish militants even though they are a key USA ally against the Islamic State group, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday, adding that a top US envoy should be fired for ...


Roger Ailes, former Fox News chairman, dead at 77

Roger Ailes, former Fox News chairman, dead at 77

Ailes led Fox News for two decades, transforming the network into the nation's most dominant cable news source. Ailes, who ran the network with an iron hand, resigned July 21 following a storm over a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson .


Macron, Merkel say ready to change EU treaties if needed

Macron, Merkel say ready to change EU treaties if needed

Then, a large crowd outside the chancellery welcomed Macron to Berlin , with some waving European Union flags. A source close to Mr Macron had said before the meeting he would seek to convince Ms Merkel to back his "protection agenda" for Europe which includes a "Buy European Act" and regulations to prevent strategic firms from falling into non-European hands.