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The India village ‘on the verge of extinction’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Iron ore mining was a major source of jobs in Goa When India's Supreme Court banned iron ore mining in the western state of Goa in February 2018, many villages in the state had already been ravaged by decades of mining. Journalist Supriya Vohra visited Sonshi, one such village that is struggling to survive."We were literally eating dust," says 45-year-old Kusum Gawade. The dozens
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Africa’s week in pictures: 11 May – 17 May 2018

[ad_1] A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption South Africans gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Johannesburg on Tuesday to protest at the deaths of Palestinian demonstrators. Image copyright AFP Image caption The same day, Kenyan women took to the streets of Nairobi to condemn the treatment of a young mother asked to breastfeed
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Yeddyurappa: Yeddyurappa’s fate hinges on his letters to governor | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After a 210-minute hearing, from past midnight till dawn, the Supreme Court on Thursday permitted swearing in of Karnataka’s new BJP government led by chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, but put him in a spot of bother by saying it would peruse his letters to the governor to ascertain the support he enjoyed among MLAs. The early morning relief to BJP, just hours before the oath-taking ceremony
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Karnataka Elections: Fearing another Goa, Congress drafted SC plea for largest party to be invited first | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Behind the post-midnight drama in the Supreme Court on Thursday lies the story of Congress's determination to form the government in Karnataka and its legal team's readiness to tweak and recast its plea thrice over, in sync with the rapidly evolving political scenario, before finally challenging the governor's decision to invite B S Yeddyurappa to form the government. Before the election results were even declared, a tentative
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Yeddyurappa: Yeddyurappa sworn in as SC refuses to stay guv’s invite, but must show letters of support today | India News

[ad_1] BENGALURU/NEW DELHI: It ain’t over till it’s over. US baseball legend Yogi Berra’s timeless words explain why BJP decided to keep its return to office in Karnataka a low-key affair. Even as Lingayat stalwart B S Yeddyurappa began his third innings as chief minister on Thursday, doubts persisted about how long he would remain at the crease, given that he faces two stern tests in two different arenas. Yeddyurappa
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Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA’s first female director

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Haspel oversaw a secret US facility where terror suspects were tortured The US Senate has voted to approve Gina Haspel as the first female director of the Central Intelligence Agency.Her confirmation follows a partisan fight among senators about the spy agency's past use of torture techniques.Ms Haspel, a CIA veteran, was confirmed by a vote of 51-43. She oversaw a so-called black site