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by | May 16, 2017 | 15:55

The Vancouver Park Board voted in favour of a bylaw amendment that banned the aquarium from keeping sea mammals such as dolphins and porpoises in captivity. "There's very good evidence that once people leave, especially young children leave after having that experience that they are more invested in those species and their environments and their survival prior than seeing them" said University of Victoria Historian Jason Colby.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:55

The workshop will be organised at Lok Bhawan as per the direction of Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit. Four key GST legislations - the Central GST Act, the Integrated GST Act, the GST (Compensation to States) Act and the Union Territory GST Act - were passed by the Parliament in its last session.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:52

Lahullier said the last employee left the building about 15 minutes before the crash and locked the gate. He said it crashed next to a township facility, but no one inside that building was harmed. Boston Investigators have learned the small private jet left Teterboro Airport in New Jersey for Hancom Field in Bedford Monday morning. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:47

The country's External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said Saturday that India can not accept a project that violates its sovereignty and territorial integrity. A total of 29 heads of state and governments, over 70 leaders of global organizations, and 1,500-plus representatives from worldwide attended the Belt and Road Forum for global Cooperation being held in Beijing.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:44

The mutineers, majority former rebel fighters who fought to bring President Alassane Ouattara to power, have used gunfire to break up protests against the revolt, which began when a spokesman for the group dropped demands for extra pay promised by the government during negotiations to end a previous mutiny in January.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:38

The Tories gained 164 local government seats north of the border in Thursday's polls, though the SNP still comfortably won the most votes and seats in Scotland. But Labour said that the "Sturgeon surge has become the Sturgeon slump" and the party's leader in Scotland, Kezia Dugdale, told supporters "a vote for the Tories won't send Nicola Sturgeon a message - it will just send Theresa May back to Downing Street".

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:34

A combined 41 per cent have a "great deal" or "quite a bit" of confidence in Trump as president, compared with a combined 57 per cent who have no or "not much" confidence, again mostly unchanged from April's poll. "He's doing a good job but he gets beat up", Trump said. So far 14 people - lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials among them - have emerged as candidates.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:34

Tom Watson warned that Theresa May's Tories could gain a "Margaret Thatcher-style majority" on June 8. "So far during this campaign we have learned one thing about Jeremy Corbyn: proud and patriotic working class people in towns and cities across Britain have not deserted the Labour Party - Jeremy Corbyn has deserted them", she is expected to say.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:25

Refuting allegations of irregularities in political donations levelled against it by sacked Minister Kapil Mishra, the AAP on Sunday said that it followed all prescribed norms and rules and the allegations were part of a conspiracy hatched by the BJP to crush it.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:25

Schettino had been appealing a 2015 sentence which included 10 years for manslaughter, five for causing the accident, one for abandoning the ship before passengers and crew were clear and a month for lying to the authorities afterwards. "They paid themselves free of any management and operational responsibility", leaving the court no option but to find the captain exclusively responsible", Sagen told the Telegraph .

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:16

Earlier Monday, the Chinese leader appealed in a speech to the visiting foreign leaders to pursue "greater openness and cooperation" and to "reject protectionism". "Today any signals that would give hope for stability are in demand. We are awaiting a positive response from the Chinese side". But in a setback to Xi's effort to gain full support, three European Union countries - Germany, Estonia and Hungary - indicated they would not sign one of the summit documents on trade.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:11

After being filmed playing the piano while waiting for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, Putin was asked at the news conference what he'd pick to play for a meeting with Trump. Sputnik posted a video of Putin's piano performance on Twitter. "He doesn't play bad at all", said one person on China's Weibo microblogging website.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:14

In presenting the photographs, Jones said Syrian President Bashar Assad's government "has sunk to a new level of depravity " with the support of Russian Federation and Iran and called on both countries to use its influence with Syria to establish a credible ceasefire and begin political talks.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:11

McCullough also riled women's rights activists with her answer on feminism, saying she'd prefer to use her made-up term " equalism " instead. McCullough, who works for the United States Nuclear Regulatory and represented Washington, D.C., sparked outrage on social media after she was asked if "affordable health care for all US citizens is a right or a privilege " during the pageant.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:09

The UK only joined in 1973, but over the years English became a main working language of EU institutions and officials in Brussels and Strasbourg and at the European Central Banks in Frankfurt. The European Commission president opted to deliver a speech in Florence in French. "These (Brexit) negotiations are hard enough as they are". "We must keep in mind that in order to succeed, we need today discretion, moderation, mutual respect and a maximum of good will", Tusk said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:09

The tax is set to raise 6.2 Billion Australian Dollars over a four year period and is supported by the opposition Labor Party, unsurprisingly as the idea was borrowed from them in the first place. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be asked to monitor the situation. Labor has tried to stymie the federal government's push to slash the tax rate for Australia's biggest businesses, saying the country can not afford it.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:06

Kejriwal's deputy Manish Sisodia also took to Twitter over the issue, saying now that sacked minister Kapil Mishra's indefinite fast and the ensuing "media circus have ended", it is time the files are cleared. "I won't say a single word for her even if she says anything to me", Mishra said. He also suggested that Kejriwal was using his wife's account to post such messages.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:03

The Syrian government and rebel groups are not signatories, and both sides spoke vaguely about "violations" of the agreement on Saturday. After past failures, this deal provides for the first time a mechanism to observe the cease-fire: Russian, Iranian and Turkish troops are to monitor compliance on the ground.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:01

Syria's warring sides have also attended four rounds of peace talks brokered by Iran, Russia and Turkey in the Kazakh capital, Astana. The opposition rejects the regime approach. That is why we have come here, committed to negotiate a political solution. "This is but a drop in the ocean". They have since returned for several meetings, culminating in the safe zones deal.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:00

Although the WannaCry attacks have slowed, Bossert said that he and his team are actively working to find the culprit. The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. While the attack that emerged Friday hitting companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity Monday, experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:58

Jones said Washington's information came from credible humanitarian agencies and from the United States "intelligence community" and that as many as 50 people per day are thought to be hanged at Saydnaya. The allegation could test the Trump administration's willingness to respond to atrocities, other than chemical weapons attacks, that it blames on President Bashar Assad's government.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:00

Peoria Republican Rep. Darin LaHood said he was surprised by Comey's firing and that he has admired him for his "integrity, judgment and independence", but he added that he wanted to know more about the president's rationale for the dismissal.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:53

What action do you think the United States should take with this information? This satellite image, taken January 15, shows what the State Department describes as a building in a prison complex that was modified to support a crematorium used to burn dead prisoners.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:55

After lunch they headed to the regent centre, where a large crowd had gathered to meet the First Minister and hear John's message. "We also have a fundamental difference of opinion with the SNP regarding the issue of independence". An independent Scotland would use the pound "until we decide to do something else", Nicola Sturgeon has said. The party will mark 10 years in government in Scotland on Tuesday - exactly a week after figures were published showing less than half (49%) of ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:52

Turkey, predictably, has been livid over the United States decision. The United States, the European Union and Turkey all agree the PKK is a terrorist organization. The envoy declined to comment on Assad's remarks, aired by Belarus ONT television on Thursday. However, Washington has pushed back, calling the groups "partners" in the fight against Daesh in northern Syria .

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:46

The Hwasong-12 missile launched from the area of Kuson, northwestern Phyongan-bukto (North Pyongan) province covered a distance of 787 km, reaching an altitude of 2,111 km as reported by DPRK media reports and landing near the coast of Japan.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:46

Politico offers a few new details on how the president gets his news, noting that he reads through a handful of newspapers in print each morning - including the New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal - while watching cable news shows in the background.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:41

The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to the president and that Comey refused. He dismissed as less desirable at least two of the 14 candidates under consideration by Trump, former Rep. However, Warner on Sunday declined to say whether Comey had told him or others on the Senate intelligence committee whether Trump is being investigated.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:41

Merkel's CDU saw solid gains when it won elections in Germany's small southwestern state of Saarland in March and also beat out the SPD in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on May 7. Merkel's credentials have also been enhanced by an economy that has grown every year since 2010, driven by a solid labour market, a booming construction sector, rebounding exports as well as increased state spending and private consumption.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:34

Beijing has been upset by the installation of USA missile-defense system in South Korea that was approved by Moon's conservative predecessor as a hedge against North Korea. If Moon is willing to open up relations with North Korea again, another question is to what extend? If they had, North Korea might have become more dependent on South Korea than on China, in which case, US and South Korean leaders would not have to plead constantly with China to rein in the North Korean regime.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:34

Hammond is planning a targeted attack on white van men and women - enterprising people who work long hours to provide for their families and take pride in their localities and their nation". " Theresa May is taking working people for fools", said Andrew Gwynne , Labour's campaigns and elections chairman. "Our plans will be the greatest expansion in workers' rights by any Conservative government in history".

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:35

The East Jerusalem holy site is part of the Temple Mount complex, a hilltop compound revered by Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif compound, which includes the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock. The new US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, departed from diplomatic protocol by visiting the Western Wall on Monday. In an apparent coincidence, Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, was visiting at the same time and briefly spoke to Friedman.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:26

Russia's Mr Novak said that "preliminary consultations show that everybody is committed" to the output agreement and no nation is willing to quit. Thus, the Ministers agreed to hold consultations with "the countries-participants in the agreements and other producers before May 24" for the objective of reaching a full consensus on the nine-month extension of the declaration on cooperation.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:30

Through the visit, the special envoy is expected to confirm with Japanese officials that the two countries will cooperate closely in dealing with North Korea, which continues acts of provocation, including nuclear tests and missile launches, in defiance of global criticism.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:15

This prompted Juarez to pull Mexican forces to fight for Mexico in the Battle of Puebla, which resulted in the loss of the French forces. When the Civil War finally ended, the USA forced France to withdraw its troops from Mexico and their empire collapsed.