India’s long wait for justice: 27 million court cases trapped in a legal logjam

Calls for wholesale reform of legal system with delays costing the country trillions rupees every year Ashish Kumar last saw his brother Vinod when he was being driven away by a senior police officer in Ludhiana, in northern India. Vinods body was never found but the CBI, Indias intelligence agency believes that the officer, Sumedh […]

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How Germany approaches guns

(CNN)It’s been more than seven years since a 17-year-old dressed in military gear killed 15 people in a shooting spree in Winnenden, Germany, a picturesque little town just outside of Stuttgart. Since then, a rare shooting tragedy in Germany, the country has implemented a national firearms registry, requiring the owners of 5.5 million legally owned […]

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The ‘Underground Astronauts’ in search of new human species

(CNN)Hidden deep within the black innards of a South African cave lay human evolution’s equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Here lay a treasure trove of 15 skeletons — eight children, five adults and two adolescents — all members of a previously unknown species of human ancestor. In the field of paleontology, uncovering just one complete skeleton […]

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McConnell allies push through establishment candidate in Indiana Senate primary

(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s allies rolled over a tea party foe Tuesday in Indiana’s Senate primary, launching an all-out assault on a candidate many viewed as a Ted Cruz acolyte. Through the airwaves, online and in the media, the GOP establishment helped prop up Rep. Todd Young over his fellow Republican congressman, Marlin Stutzman, […]

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Trump: Coach-in-chief?

(CNN)I “X” you. Then I “O” you. In the context of a text message or an email, it means I give you a kiss and a hug. A basketball or football coach might use an X and an O in a different way: to diagram a play, using “X” and “O” to denote teammate and […]

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Bernie Sanders pulls off shock victory in Indiana Democratic primary

Despite trailing behind Hillary Clinton in polls, Sanders once again proved his appeal to disaffected midwest voters by pulling off his 18th victory of 2016 Bernie Sanders threw a last-minute hurdle in front of Hillary Clintons march toward the Democratic party nomination on Tuesday by clinching a surprise victory in the Indiana primary. Despite trailing […]

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Doubts rise over TTIP as France threatens to block EU-US deal

French president rejects trade pact in current form as lead negotiator blames Washington for impasse a day after leak revealed irreconcilable differences Doubts about the controversial EU-US trade pact are mounting after the French president threatened to block the deal. Franois Hollande said on Tuesday he would reject the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership at […]

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Ted Cruz suspends campaign, clearing path for Trump to get nomination

Texas senator quits the race after losing to Donald Trump in Indiana, while Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton Ted Cruz suspended his campaign on Tuesday after a crushing defeat in Indianas primary, leaving the way clear for Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee for president. The Texas senator, who rose to fame with his […]

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US Navy Seal killed by Isis in Iraq named as Charlie Keating IV

Keating was the third American to be killed in direct combat since a US-led coalition launched a campaign in 2014 Islamic State militants killed a US Navy Seal in northern Iraq on Tuesday, after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said. The elite […]

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America’s Trump nightmare has arrived | Lucia Graves

Its been an unbelievable day and evening and year, Trump said at the beginning of his acceptance speech. Unbelievable is one word for it Donald Trump could actually be the next president. Just let that sink in. This is a man who actively demeans women, has encouraged violence at his campaign rallies, would ban all […]

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