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Court grants woman paid sick leave to care for ailing dog

The judge said the university should count her days off as absences related to "serious or family personal reasons". Still, their argument was buttressed by a provision in the nation's penal code that protects against animal neglect. The woman asked the University about the two-day paid leave, however, she was asked to motivate your request because the earlier leave was not granted due to care for the animals.


Congressional Black Caucus Chides Sandberg Over Lack Of Diversity At Facebook

Congressional Black Caucus Chides Sandberg Over Lack Of Diversity At Facebook

A top executive at Facebook says that Congress should publicly release ads purchased by Russia-linked accounts on the social media site. "Things happened on our platform in this election that should not have happened", Sandberg said. Before her time at Google and later Facebook, she worked for Larry Summers, the treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton. "We do not want this kind of foreign interference in Facebook", she added.


Kurd forces move back defence line around Kirkuk in disengagement effort

Kurd forces move back defence line around Kirkuk in disengagement effort

Baghdad continues to reject decades-old Kurdish ambitions to incorporate Kirkuk and other historically Kurdish-majority areas into their autonomous region. The army officer spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. "There are threats by the Iraqi Army that has deployed forces near Kirkuk supposedly to attack Kirkuk".


Congress loses elections wherever Rahul Gandhi campaigns

Congress loses elections wherever Rahul Gandhi campaigns

On being asked about chances of BJP securing over 150 seats in the Gujarat elections, he told ANI, "Easy target for BJP as development and infrastructure work done here is a symbol of trust". Misra targeted Irani, who has been visiting Amethi quite often despite her electoral loss and is seen as nurturing it before she contests the 2019 poll, asking what she has done for the area under the NDA dispensation.


USA aircraft carrier, ROK navy to stage drills off Korean peninsula

USA aircraft carrier, ROK navy to stage drills off Korean peninsula

The South Korean navy was quoted by local media outlets as saying the joint exercise with the USA navy would be staged from next Monday to Friday in the eastern and western waters of South Korea. Navy said on Tuesday. The Michigan, a nuclear-powered attack submarine, carries with it some 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles that experts told Business Insider could prove incredibly useful in a strike on North Korea's nuclear infrastructure.