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San Francisco sues fossil fuel companies over global warming

San Francisco filed  a nuisance lawsuit against five fossil fuel companies due to expected expenses the city will incur from global warming. The companies that were named in the law suit include BP P.L.C., Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

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UN establishes investigation into Islamic State crimes in Iraq

The UN Security Council voted Thursday to establish an investigation  into the Islamic State over possible war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Iraq. IS has previously been accused by the UN of targeting civilians  and having an “absolute disregard for human life.” The UN Security Council has expressed

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London revokes Uber’s license to operate

Transport for London (TfL)on Friday announced  that it will not issue a private hire operator license to Uber London Limited to operate in London. Uber’s current license is set to expire September 30. However, Uber is able to appeal within 21 days, and Uber will be allowed

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Trump significantly limits entry into US from eight nations

In a Proclamation  issued late Sunday, US President Donald Trump  identified eight countries that have failed to cooperate in information sharing activities to the extent the administration deems necessary to protect US security interests. The affected countries are: Chad Iran Libya North Korea Syria Venezuela Yemen Somalia

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Rights body opposes deportation of Rohingya children in SC

West Bengal child rights commission moved the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the Centre’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims who are staying in the country to Myanmar. West Bengal State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBSCPCR), in its plea before the top court, said,

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Supreme Court reserves order on Cauvery river water dispute

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of cross petitions filed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry challenging the 2007 Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal award. This comes after 10 years of hearing.A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak

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SEBI Provides Clarity On ‘Scheme Of Arrangement’ Norms

A listed entity will have one year’s time post a ‘scheme of arrangement’ to comply with the minimum shareholding requirements subject to certain conditions, according to SEBI. Scheme of arrangement is a court-approved agreement between a company and its shareholders or creditors. As per norms,