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India's first bullet train project fast-tracks stronger ties with Japan

India's first bullet train project fast-tracks stronger ties with Japan

From 2017 onwards, Japan has been made a permanent member of the Malabar series of naval exercises, which used to be a bilateral affair involving India and the US. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis were also present on the occasion.


Stay away, Jose: Hurricane meanders in open Atlantic

Stay away, Jose: Hurricane meanders in open Atlantic

However, Irma is expected to fizzle out over land while Hurricane Jose will make a loop before moving west again. Some restrengthening should begin on Friday, and Jose is predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane again by the weekend.


Irma Death Toll: 31 in U.S., 44 in Caribbean, and Still Counting

Irma Death Toll: 31 in U.S., 44 in Caribbean, and Still Counting

Rick Scott called on Florida emergency workers to immediately check on all nursing homes to make sure patients are safe, and he vowed to punish anyone found culpable in the deaths. He said the nursing home was not identified as such. The Associated Press reported that before the deaths at the Hollywood nursing home, Irma was blamed for a combined 19 fatalities in Florida, Georgia and SC.


Pentagon to soften Trump ban on transgender troops

Pentagon to soften Trump ban on transgender troops

The ACLU is suing the Trump administration over the President's decision to ban all transgender service members from the US armed forces. But she said the Senate's Republican leadership "cut off debate" and blocked the amendment from getting a vote.


Teacher accused of assaulting student sitting for pledge

Teacher accused of assaulting student sitting for pledge

Shortly after the incident, his father brought it up at a board meeting, saying it was his son's choice not to stand for the pledge. "I told the lady that I don't stand for the pledge and she just kind of glared at me". "And they should respect that". "I would love to be able to talk to them and get their side and explain my side so maybe we could come to an understanding", Stevens said.


Attorney General can not withhold federal grants to sanctuary cities, judge rules

Attorney General can not withhold federal grants to sanctuary cities, judge rules

Chicago sued Sessions last month over new conditions tied to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. Leinenweber agreed with Chicago's assertion that trust between police and the community could suffer as a result of the restrictions, saying that it is a type of harm "that is especially hard to rectify".