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World Media Florida plans first execution in 19 months amid lethal injection concerns
Author: 0 Florida plans first execution in 19 months amid lethal injection concerns

But not long afterward, in a case known as Hurst v. Florida , the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's death-penalty sentencing system as unconstitutional because it gave too much power to judges, instead of juries. "In its rush to execute Asay, the state has jeopardized Asay's fundamental constitutional rights and treated him as the proverbial guinea pig of its newest lethal injection protocol", she wrote in a lengthy dissent on August 14.

World Media Jacksonville man set to be executed today
Author: 0 Jacksonville man set to be executed today

Beyond the racial component, the killing will make history, for being the first USA use of a new lethal injection drug: etomidate, an anesthetic (along with two other drugs: rocuronium bromide, a paralytic, and potassium acetate, which stops the heart).

World Media Can West Bengal BJP capitalise?
Author: 0 Can West Bengal BJP capitalise?

We will not accept this. The BJP , meanwhile, has said that it will approach the court against the chief minister's order. According to the Deccan Chronicle , BJP leader Sambit Patra said: "She only cares about politics of appeasement and vote bank politics.

World Media Mother cut in half by faulty hospital lift
Author: 0 Mother cut in half by faulty hospital lift

THE husband of a woman who met a gruesome fate in a hospital lift has spoken of the trauma of hearing his wife's final moments. Witnesses described the incident as like "something out of a horror film". "I'm a total wreck", Nunez's husband Jose Gaspar told ABCdesevilla . Nunez had two other daughters, ages 5 and 4, The Independent reports. Firefighters reportedly took almost two hours to free her mother's body following the tragedy at around 2.30pm yesterday.

World Media Trump plans to meet Malaysian PM Najib in September
Author: 0 Trump plans to meet Malaysian PM Najib in September

Najib's father and Malaysia's second prime minister Tun Razak Hussein helped establish bilateral ties with the USA during his term in office. The Prime Minister's Office also released a statement, confirming the visit. Malaysia's foreign ministry said Thursday that national security, the global fight against terrorism and trade and investment are on the agenda of talks between the leaders.

World Media Why did India take so long to outlaw instant divorces against women?
Author: 0 Why did India take so long to outlaw instant divorces against women?

He says numerous country's politicians are careful not to offend powerful clerics within India's sizable Muslim community. On Aug. 22, Modi took to Twitter to praise the judgment as "historic". Verinder Gupta, on Wednesday said that the verdict of Supreme Court on the instant triple Talaq "vindicated" that stand of Bhartiya Janata Party on the matter.

Author: 0 Pakistan using India as excuse to pursue Afghan policy

Angry and offended Pakistanis fired back on Wednesday against Donald Trump's accusations that their country harbours militants , highlighting the heavy toll they have paid fighting extremism and slamming his embrace of arch-rival India. "If Pakistan does not stop aiding terrorists with American blood on their hands we must cut all aid to Islamabad , revoke their privileged status as a major non-NATO ally, and designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism", Congressman Ted Poe said.

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Author: 0 "Harvey expected to strengthen; ArkLaTex could get 2-7" of rain

Harvey , with winds around 30 miles per hour early Wednesday morning, moves into the western Gulf of Mexico and is expected to approach the Texas coast by the end of the week. The National Hurricane Center said areas far inland, including Houston , the fourth-largest city in the USA, could experience flooding from Harvey's vast amounts of potential rainfall .

World Media Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis
Author: 0 Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis

A statement from the ministry said Qatar aimed to bolster relations between the two countries, which share the world's largest natural gas field. In June, Bahrain, Egypt , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist organizations and destabilizing the situation in the Middle East.

World Media Police Kill Suspected Van Driver in Barcelona Attack
Author: 0 Police Kill Suspected Van Driver in Barcelona Attack

But Joaquim Forn, in charge of interior matters in the northeastern region of Catalonia where the attacks took place, downplayed Zoido's comments. Media reports quoting police sources said the man targeted in Subirats shouted "Allahu Akbar" ('God is Greatest') when confronted.

World Media Dash cam records 92-year-old sharing dance with police sergeant
Author: 0 Dash cam records 92-year-old sharing dance with police sergeant

Austin Police uploaded the short clip to their Facebook page, and within minutes people were commenting and sharing the video for friends to see. So when Sgt. "Thank you to Saregent Lenz", one user wrote. Those who know Millie said it's no surprise, as she loves to dance and is quite good at it. However she said she was "proud" that she can still bust a move into her 10th decade, and would like to be an example to others.

World Media Pounds of Meth Seized; 13 Year Old Driver Among those Arrested
Author: 0 Pounds of Meth Seized; 13 Year Old Driver Among those Arrested

The driver, their 13-year-old cousin, Israel Arreola, was charged with failing to stay in a designated lane and driving without a license. Investigators stopped the Dodge Avenger on Interstate 70 in Mesa County on Tuesday. The three suspects now face felony drug charges of including manufacturing/possession/distribution of a Schedule I/II Substance. The juvenile was booked into the Grand Mesa Youth Services Center in Grand Junction.

Author: 0 Pakistan Supports Efforts to Restore Peace, Stability in Afghanistan

The US president unleashed blistering criticism of Pakistan this week as he unveiled his new Afghanistan policy which paves the way for the indefinite deployment of more troops to the war-weary country. Spokesperson Michael Anton was responding to questions on Pakistan's apprehensions and allegations of India's encirclement of them through Afghanistan.

World Media We didn't fix admission cut-off marks, stakeholders did - JAMB
Author: 0 We didn't fix admission cut-off marks, stakeholders did - JAMB

The decision was unanimously reached by stakeholders at a combined policy meeting on admissions into universities, polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria, held in Abuja on Tuesday. He explained that the 2016 admission process was a huge success, while expressing optimism that that government is working assiduously to make that of 2017 better.

World Media Sierra Club to Trump: No 'Racist Wall of Shame'
Author: 0 Sierra Club to Trump: No 'Racist Wall of Shame'

Trump also will meet with Marines at a nearby base, aides said. All four administration officials who participated in the call did not allow their names to be used, citing the White House's rules. "What was once one of the least secure sectors in America is now one of the most secure because of investments in border security", the senior DHS official said.

World Media Driver hits three protesters in St. Louis
Author: 0 Driver hits three protesters in St. Louis

Wednesday night a vehicle drove into a crowd following a vigil to remember a transgender woman killed by police Tuesday. Police told the paper a white male driver had been taken into custody on suspicion of felony fleeing. A police spokeswoman said the driver was arrested shortly afterwards. As they marched in the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Sarah Street, a driver of a auto approached, stopped and honked his horn as he tried to drive around the protesters, police said.

World Media High Court sets October dates for MP dual citizenship hearings
Author: 0 High Court sets October dates for MP dual citizenship hearings

At a directions hearing on the cases in Brisbane yesterday, Justice Kiefel also indicated she would agree with the Solicitor-General's call for all of the cases to be heard together. He confirmed his NXT party would still support the government on matters of confidence and supply. Shorten said if it were "subsequently found out they weren't eligible to sit in the parliament, the decisions they made can be appealed".

World Media Typhoon batters Macau, taking casino stocks with it
Author: 0 Typhoon batters Macau, taking casino stocks with it

The South China Morning Post reported that damages as well as loss to Hong Kong's economy could go up as high as $1.02bn. Brian Chan, 31, said authorities had failed to give enough notice of the impending storm and were not properly prepared, describing the territory as "totally lost" in the typhoon.

World Media Cong demands SC-monitored probe into Srijan Scam
Author: 0 Cong demands SC-monitored probe into Srijan Scam

The scam involves Bhagalpur-based NGO Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti, which is accused of pilfering funds from the administration's accounts under the pretext of welfare schemes for women, apparently with the help of government and bank officials.

World Media Trudeau confident Canada can handle asylum seekers
Author: 0 Trudeau confident Canada can handle asylum seekers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate Wednesday in a Montreal meeting with the federal-provincial task force charged with managing an unprecedented flow of asylum seekers over the Canada-U.S. "I want to be clear: This is not a question of if we should have an asylums claim system in Canada, or if Canada should help the world's most vulnerable.

World Media Privacy a Fundamental Right? SC to deliver judgment today
Author: 0 Privacy a Fundamental Right? SC to deliver judgment today

The court held that an individual's right to privacy was intrinsically protected as a part of the rights under Article 21 of the Constitution. The authorities want registration to be compulsory. Venugopal, in his arguments, told the Supreme Court that the right to privacy was not a Fundamental Right . This is the provision granting property as a legal right to the people, not a Fundamental Right.

World Media We shouldn't have statues of traitors like Lee
Author: 0 We shouldn't have statues of traitors like Lee

They were Southerners and, in their world view, absolutely had to support the war. They might be allowed to stand but subject to historical or artistic reinterpretations. Without slavery, there never would have been a war. Savage said the monuments should be relocated to museums but cautioned that would only be one small step.

World Media North Korea video shows 'missile attack' on Guam
Author: 0 North Korea video shows 'missile attack' on Guam

Two days before Trump declared that United States forces in South Korea were "locked and loaded", NBC News broadcast a detailed report that the Pentagon had plans to strike some "two dozen North Korean missile-launch sites, testing grounds and support facilities" using B-1B heavy bombers stationed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam .

World Media Hajj: South South Pilgrims Urged To Shun Vices While In Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Hajj: South South Pilgrims Urged To Shun Vices While In Saudi Arabia

After complying with Saudi immigration requirements, the pilgrims, majority of them, women, proceeded to their accommodation at the Darkom Hotel in the Altayeseer District of Mecca, about 950 meters from the Grand Mosque. Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that every able-bodied and financially able Muslim is obliged to undertake at least once during their lifetime. The organisation of Haj affairs is subject to an annual agreement concluded between Qatar's Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs ...

World Media White House finally sets rules for transgender military ban
Author: 0 White House finally sets rules for transgender military ban

A White House memo will instruct Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to discharge transgender servicemembers on the grounds of "deployability", or the ability to serve in a war zone, according to officials who spoke to the Wall Street Journal . Trump effectively reinstated a ban on open transgender service that had been lifted a year ago by former President Barack Obama . "Transgender people are just as deployable as other service members", said Sue Fulton, the former president of Sparta, a LGBTQ ...

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