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indiacitizenshipbill-dec10.jpg The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has expressed serious concern over Indian parliament's passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), terming it as a "dangerous turn in the wrong direction". The Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill with a 311-80 vote Monday. The Bill will become law if it is passed by the Rajya Sabha,

chilean1-dec10.jpg Chilean military's transport plane with 38 people on board crashed on Monday. "The Chilean defense forces report that seven hours after losing the communication with the C130 Hercules aircraft, it was recognized as crashed," the country's Air Force said in a statement published on Twitter Tuesday. The aircraft, bound for an Antarctic airbase with 17 crew members and 21 passengers on board, took

fighteraircraft-dec10.jpg A 4.6 percent increase in arms sales was recorded last year, with U.S. companies dominating the global market. Sales of arms and military services by the sector's largest 100 companies totaled $420 billion in 2018, according to a new report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The report does not include the share of Chinese companies due to the lack of data

zozibinitunzi-dec09.jpg South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi, 26, has been crowned Miss Universe 2019. In the biggest beauty contest held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Sunday, Tunzi emerged victorious from among more than 90 competitors. Last year's winner Catriona Gray, from the Philippines, presented Tunzi with the crown. Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson was named the first runner-up, and Mexico's Ashley Alvidrez t

marinsanna-dec09.jpg Finland's Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin will swear in as Prime Minister Tuesday, to become the world's youngest politician to serve in the top post. She was elected Leader of the Social Democratic Party after Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned last week after losing the confidence of the Center party, a coalition partner, over his handling of a postal strike. Marin will

creditcard-dec09.jpg A study has revealed how vulnerable the U.S. credit card industry is, and stressed the need to establish adequate security standards. Noted industry research firm Retail Payments Global Consulting Group says the leadership of EMVCo, an organization owned by the world's six largest payment card companies that sets technical specifications for credit, debit and other payment cards, has put profits

Maine released marijuana facility applications for adult use marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and retail facilities in the state last week. The Office of Marijuana Policy, a part of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, said that prospective licensees may immediately...

weeklyroundupcrypto-dec06.jpg Bitcoin experienced mostly a downward trend during the week, falling from $7800 last Saturday to $7370 this Friday. In the last 7 days, the most popular cryptocurrency lost its value by around 6 percent or over $400. It has been a volatile week for Bitcon, and the prices swung by big margins on December 4. It leaped from $7,100 to $7,500 on crypto exchange Coindesk within two hours, only to see

johnkerryjoebiden-dec06.jpg Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday endorsed Democratic front-runner Joe Biden to be the Party's candidate for the 2020 presidential election. The veteran diplomat is the first prominent leader to endorse Biden, giving a major boost to the former Vice President's chances of surging ahead of 14 other contenders for the party ticket to fight Republican candidate Donald Trump in November

transportation-dec06.jpg Key management officials of the U.S. transportation company Celadon Group Inc. have been charged with accounting fraud scheme. William Eric Meek, 39, and Bobby Lee Peavler, 40, both of Indianapolis, were charged for their alleged role in a complex securities and accounting fraud scheme that led to a loss of more than $60 million in shareholder value, the Department of Justice said. Meek was the

Missouri has issued medical marijuana cards to nearly 22,000 patients in the state, but they will have to wait for at least for a few more weeks until they are able to legally buy marijuana products. Missouri health officials said they will issue licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries only by...

nancypelosi-120519.jpg House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., revealed Thursday the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives will move forward with drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Pelosi accused Trump of abusing the power of the presidency for his own benefit.

nasa-dec05.jpg The first data received from NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft reveals surprising details about the Sun, and sheds light on how other stars may form and behave throughout the universe. The Parker Solar Probe was launched to space in August 2018, becoming the closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun. It completed three of 24 planned passes through never-before-explored parts of the Sun's atmosphere,

uighurrepression-dec05.jpg Top Republican senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has questioned the credibility of a $50 million World Bank loan disbursed to an organization associated with the forcible internment of thousands of Uighur Muslims in China. In a letter sent to World Bank President David Malpass, Grassley pointed out that the global lender issued the loan in 2015 to support the 'Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Educa

pearlharborshooting-dec05.jpg Two civilian defense department employees were killed and a third one injured as a U.S. sailor opened fire at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday. The gunman committed suicide by shooting himself, Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick said in a news conference. The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where navy and air force personnel are based, was locked down

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