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UK judge: court ruling not needed in life-support decisions

A judge for the UK’s Court of Protectionruled Wednesday that there is no obligation for judicial consent to end care of patients in a permanent vegetative state. Justice Peter Jackson of the High Court Family Division oversaw proceedings on patient M, a woman who had been on an End

ACLU sues Michigan over same-sex adoption

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU)  filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to challenge Michigan’s practice of permitting state-contracted and tax-funded child placement agencies to use religious criteria reject qualified prospective parents based on sexual orientation. The complaint, filed against Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Nick

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G4 Countries Seek Early Reform Of UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS: Foreign Ministers of G4 countries, including India, have called for an “early reform” of the UN Security Council and expansion of its permanent and non-permanent members. At a meeting on the sidelines of the annual General Assembly Sessions of the United Nations, the

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Supreme Court to hear plea on restoring cracker ban

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear an application on Friday on a child’s behalf seeking recall of the apex court’s September 12 order relaxing a November 2016 ban and permitting sale of crackers in Delhi to exhaust old stock of nearly 50 lakh kg of fireworks. The application,

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CBI DA case against YSR Congress MLA and wife

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a disproportionate assets case against a YSR Congress MLA from Andhra Pradesh – Dr Audimulapu Suresh and his wife – T H Vijaya Lakshmi, a 1994 batch IRS officer, for allegedly amassing illegal wealth worth more than Rs one crore between 2010 and

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Election Commission to hear AIADMK case on October 5

CHENNAI: The Election Commission of India on Thursday told the factions of the DMK that it will hear their competing claims to the party’s frozen ‘two leaves’ poll symbol on October 5. The Election Commission has informed the warring parties – E Madhusudanan, VK Sasikala, O Panneerselvam and TTV Dhinakaran – the