US & Canada 17 January 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39732845 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel One year ago, the US elected a man who prefers plain speaking to the language of diplomacy. Find out what President Donald Trump has said about your country, which foreign leaders he has met or called since taking … [Read more...] about What has Trump said about your country?
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Naveen Gadke was arrested on 20 April and charged with the rape and murder of a baby girl in central India. Three weeks later a court sentenced the 26-year-old odd-job man to death in the fastest such trial known to have happened in modern India, a nation where public outrage is running high because of a series of rapes and related killings. Police, prosecutors and the district court in the city of Indore worked at a furious pace to get the conviction quickly, amid a backlash on the streets, including marches in this city of about 2 million, 550 miles south of Delhi. This is in a country where prime minister Narendra Modi’s government last month introduced the death penalty for the rape of girls under 12 years in response to public pressure but which has a notoriously slow court system, with cases taking at least six years on average to final ruling, according to governance tracking group Daksh. Read more Third Indian teenager raped and burned alive in a week But … [Read more...] about Child killer sentenced to death by Indian court only 23 days after arrest
The Hindu nationalist party of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has won a major victory in a key state election, boosting his odds of success at next year’s general election and emboldening his at-times divisive policy agenda. Mr Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in 105 seats in Karnataka compared to the opposition Congress’s 75, according to the latest Election Commission of India figures. Both the prime minister and the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have personally campaigned in recent weeks in Karnataka, a state with a population roughly equivalent to that of France. Read more India PM makes point of visiting Palestinians after meeting Netanyahu Critics accused Mr Modi of using divisive rhetoric to encourage Hindus to turn out and vote for the BJP, while Mr Gandhi was said to have failed to mobilise a local Congress party that had not done much wrong as incumbents in the state. Late on Tuesday, with the last votes being counted, Congress made … [Read more...] about India election: Party of PM Narendra Modi wins emphatic victory in key state vote
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest White House defends Melania Trump's 'Be Best' plan in copying Obama-era booklet White House swings back at critics who say her Be Best campaign to promote kids' well-being copied a booklet by the Obama administration. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 21 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Maria Puente, USA TODAY Published 3:03 a.m. ChT May 9, 2018 | Updated 5:34 a.m. ChT May 9, 2018 CLOSE The first lady has been relatively silent during this presidency. But Monday she announced her initiative. It was a bit baffling. Take a look at our favorite jokes, then vote for yours at usatoday.com/opinion. USA TODAY Opinion_Eileen Rivers CONNECT … [Read more...] about White House defends Melania Trump’s ‘Be Best’ plan in copying Obama-era booklet
British Lords have paved the way for Donald Trump to speak in parliament when he makes an official visit to the UK, despite a ban from commons speaker John Bercow. The Independent understands that peers are pushing for the US president to be given the opportunity to make a speech in the Royal Gallery, a room outside of Mr Bercow’s direct control. It would see President Trump follow in the footsteps of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, who both made historic addresses in the gallery lined with portraits of monarchs. Read more UN chief says Trump scrapping Iran nuclear deal risks war But it would also be a challenge to Mr Bercow’s authority, at a moment when the commons speaker is already under intense pressure over disputed bullying allegations. Any invitation to the president will certainly prove controversial with the British public, with campaigners having promised mass protests whenever the US leader comes. The plan to bring Mr Trump to Westminster has arisen … [Read more...] about Lords plan to let Trump address Parliament in defiance of Bercow’s ban