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Energy Transfer sues Greenpeace over Dakota pipeline

Energy Transfer sues Greenpeace over Dakota pipeline

A year ago it represented Resolute Forest Products in a defamation lawsuit brought by the global logging company against Greenpeace. Greenpeace said the lawsuit won't stop its mission of "protecting the environment and standing in solidarity with vulnerable communities around the world".


Nasarawa State pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia - Amirul Hajj

Nasarawa State pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia - Amirul Hajj

After complying with Saudi immigration requirements, the pilgrims, majority of them, women, proceeded to their accommodation at the Darkom Hotel in the Altayeseer District of Mecca, about 950 meters from the Grand Mosque. "In order to safeguard peace and security in the region, Chad calls on Qatar to cease all actions that could undermine its security as well as those of the countries of the Lake Chad basin and the Sahel", the foreign ministry statement said.


White House to send memo to Pentagon soon on transgender ban

White House to send memo to Pentagon soon on transgender ban

The White House memo also directs the Pentagon to deny admittance to transgender individuals and to stop spending on medical treatment regimens for those now serving, according to USA officials familiar with the document. The number of transgender troops among America's 1.3 million active duty service members is small, with estimates ranging from between 1,320 and 15,000.


AAP, BJP, Cong locked in three-corner fight in Bawana

AAP, BJP, Cong locked in three-corner fight in Bawana

Voting began this morning for the by-election to the Bawana Assembly constituency, which is witnessing a three-cornered contest between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party , Congress and BJP. The counting of votes will be held on August 28 and the results would have a bearing on the confidence of AAP. All three major parties are eyeing a victory in the bypoll which is being seen as the barometer of their political influence.


Texas voter ID law discriminates, judge rules

Texas voter ID law discriminates, judge rules

Despite the Trump administration's reversal of a longstanding DOJ position that Texas engaged in intentional race discrimination in enacting its voter ID law, the court today threw out both the 2011 law and the 2017 version that did not fix the original law's racially discriminatory goal.


It's GCSE results day!

It's GCSE results day!

The exam reforms were brought in by former education secretary Michael Gove following concerns about "dumbing down" and grade inflation. "The new grading system also provides stretch for the highest performers by showing greater distinction between the top marks".