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Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected …

Violent Charlottesville Protester Claims 'Free Speech Does Not Protect Hate Speech'

Yesterday Jason Kessler, who organized the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence on Saturday, tried to …

When Should Encouraging Suicide Be a Crime?

Michelle Carter was recently convicted by a Massachusetts judge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy …

A Summary and Analysis of the Nixon Tapes Case That Still Governs Important Aspects of “Executive Privilege” Today

In light of the various ongoing investigations—some by special DOJ counsel Robert Mueller and others by various congressional committees in both …

Vyapam mastermind: An MBA, Guruji’s alliance with Bedi Ram changed him

A BTech graduate from Hewett Engineering College and an MBA holder from I K Gujral University in Lucknow, Guruji did several private jobs in Lucknow …

The explosive politics both parties face in filling Justice Kennedy's seat

In a couple weeks, there will be an anniversary that will likely go without mention beyond those of us who are ardent military history nuts. It is …

Trump: Maybe It's My Fault Everyone Is So Mean

"It could be my fault," the president said. "I don't want to necessarily blame, but there's a great meanness out there that I'm surprised at."<p>In a new interview with <i>TIME</i> published Wednesday, Donald Trump mused on many topics, including his favorite: himself. The magazine's journalists seem to have …

Facebook blocks scores of pages in Thailand

Facebook has blocked access to scores of web pages in Thailand with "inappropriate" content, including some containing alleged insults against the royal family, on the orders of the country's criminal court.<p>The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) told reporters on …

Vijay Mallya transferred money to put it out of court's reach: SC

The transfer of USD 40 million Vijay Mallya had received from British firm Diageo to his three children reflected the beleaguered businessman's …

Markets trade at record high: Sensex up 100 points, Nifty tests 9,450

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Cognizant 'Layoffs': Meeting Today After Telangana Government Intervenes

The Forum for IT Employees (FITE) had filed a petition alleging illegal termination.<p>The Telangana Labour Department has called a meeting today with …

An ICJ reprieve for now, but Pakistan could raise other issues like jurisdiction

India’s efforts to save former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav from the gallows got a boost after the international court of justice (ICJ) at The …

SC to examine if triple talaq is fundamental to religion

The Supreme Court on Thursday began hearing a batch of six petitions and a <i>suo motu</i> public interest litigation petition on whether triple talaq …

Justice Karnan might have crossed Indian border early today, says aide

While Kumar claimed that Justice Karnan might have crossed Indian borders to "Nepal or Bangladesh", he refused to elaborate on the route and details, …

Drought is a reality in Tamil Nadu. But no one seems to be taking it seriously

The Tamil word panjam dries you up 10 times more than its English equivalent, ‘famine’. There is a remorselessness to panjam, an unrelieved misery. …

No Proof Required: RBI, enough of elevator economics

The inflation forecast is the most important aspect of the most crucial economic decision that the RBI makes — it needs to be more in tune with …

Digvijaya removed as Congress in-charge of Goa and Karnataka

The Congress removed on Saturday Digvijaya Singh as its in-charge of poll-bound Karnataka as well as Goa, where the party failed to form government …

India

Tharoor claims Prime Minister Narendra Modi making all the rules in India, bats for Presidential form of Govt

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said the country is moving towards the rule of one person and the presidential form of government is …

New Leader Of France's National Front Steps Down Amid Reports Of Holocaust Denial

This isn’t the first time the far-right party's been linked to anti-Semitism. But it comes as another major blow for presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.<p>French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen temporarily stepped down as leader of the far-right National Front this week, in what has been widely …

Shadow Armies:Reporting on the fringe organisations and foot soldiers of Hindutva

<i>Editor's note: Dhirendra K Jha spent a substantial part of 2015 and 2016 studying eight Hindu rightwing organisations across India for their</i> …

Sinking Valley

New Delhi’s strategy of containment by force has failed, there is a deepening death wish in Kashmir<p>Written by |<p>It is an unmistakable sign of the …

Syria car bomb kills at least 100 at Aleppo bus depot

Syrian rescue workers volunteering as first responders in rebel-controlled areas say at least 100 people were killed and 55 injured in a car bomb explosion that ripped through a makeshift bus depot in Aleppo province where evacuees were waiting to be transported to government-held areas.<p>The Syrian …

North Korean missile test fails, US and South Korea say

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> An attempted missile launch by North Korea on Sunday failed, US and South Korean defense officials told CNN.<p>The attempted launch occurred a day after the regime of Kim Jong Un showed off a bevy of new missiles and launchers at a large-scale military parade on its most …

Amit Shah said will make BJP a pan India party from panchayat to parliament: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Highlighting the growing popularity and prowess of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Centre on Saturday left no stones unturned in reminding the …

Facebook, Twitter face fines up to $53 million over hate speech

Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies will be fined as much as €50 million ($53 million) in Germany if they fail to remove hate speech and fake news posts quickly.<p>The German cabinet approved a plan to start imposing the fines on Wednesday. The draft bill will still have to be …

ACLU takes over Times Square with multilingual campaign defending the First Amendment

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a multilingual campaign in New York to reassure immigrants that they are protected by the …

A Fight to Restore the Constitution at Customs Checkpoints

Senators are pushing a bipartisan bill to protect the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans returning home by ending intrusive, warrantless searches of their phones and computers.<p>When a U.S. citizen returns home from abroad, the federal government asserts a hugely intrusive prerogative: the option …

We Just Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

Mimicking the Brain<p>Developments and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have been due in large part to technologies that mimic how the human …

Artificial Intelligence

How do you stop fake news? In Germany, with a law.

BERLIN — Germany officially unveiled a landmark social-media bill Wednesday that could quickly turn this nation into a test case in the effort to combat the spread of fake news and hate speech in the West.<p>The highly anticipated draft bill is also highly contentious, with critics denouncing it as a …

The Vast, Secretive Face Database That Could Instantly ID You In A Crowd

Amid questions of accuracy and legality, the FBI and police can search images for millions of Americans’ faces, potentially in real time.<p>If you’ve been to the DMV to have your driver’s license photo taken, there’s a good chance your face is in a little-known group of databases that functions like a …