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Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia for violating local laws

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia for violating local laws

This being the reason that the U.S. owned companies like Snapchat Inc comply, as local laws are far more restrictive here. Saudi Arabia itself blocked WhatsApp and Skype in 2013 which were only recently unblocked . Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and transport links with Qatar in June, accusing their gas-rich neighbour of backing terrorism.


Mamata Banerjee irked with Calcutta HC's comparison between Bengal & Maharashtra

Mamata Banerjee irked with Calcutta HC's comparison between Bengal & Maharashtra

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is quite irked by Calcutta High Court's observation of comparing West Bengal and Maharashtra Police in handling religious festivals. She was accused of minority appeasement by political parties and on social media. The Chief Minister also said the people will not be allowed to carry arms or weapons during the immersion procession.


Leaders vow stronger pressure on North Korea

Leaders vow stronger pressure on North Korea

Haley said President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea wasn't an empty threat. THE United Nations has run out of options for confronting an increasingly belligerent North Korea , United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, presenting a unified front with Trump administration officials who continue to float a military option.


Small plane crash in Garfield County kills family of four

Small plane crash in Garfield County kills family of four

She was a stay-at-home mother. Rescue teams were able to land at the crash site about nine miles north of Glenwood Springs near Baxter Peak and soon determined there were no survivors. Jennifer Makepeace (nee: Hickey), 45, was born and raised in Fontana, California. The family would like to thank all of the first responders from the Garfield County Sheriff's Office and search-and-rescue crews who braved trying and hard conditions to reach the crash scene.


Counter-terror officers visited Parsons Green suspect's home, says neighbour

Counter-terror officers visited Parsons Green suspect's home, says neighbour

Yahyah Faroukh, 21, a Syrian who has lived in the United Kingdom for at least four years, was arrested under the Terrorism Act on Saturday night in Hounslow, west London . Emergency services respond to the bomb explosion at Parsons Green station. The 18-year-old, understood to be suspected of planting the device on a Tube train, is believed to have been living with foster carers Ronald Jones, 88, and wife Penelope, 71.


SC to hear plea challenging decision to deport Rohingyas today

SC to hear plea challenging decision to deport Rohingyas today

Filed by India's Ministry of Home Affairs, the 15-page affidavit says it will place intelligence inputs in a sealed cover before the Supreme Court on 3 October to prove its claim on Rohingyas being a security threat. "That the provisions of Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951 and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1967 can not be relied upon by the petitioner since India is not a signatory of either of them".