Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

JAKARTA: A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country. Five out of nine judges on the Constitutional Court in the capital Jakarta narrowly rejected the push to criminalize […]

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Monster fire slows as California homeowners pick up pieces

Monster fire slows as California homeowners pick up pieces

Crews battling wildfires ravaging southern California for a week have managed to slow the spread of the worst of the blazes, officials said Tuesday, as residents were taking stock of the catastrophic damage. But the biggest “Thomas” fire, which has charred nearly 95,000 hectares (234,000 acres) of land, remains only 20 percent contained, according to […]

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‘Alternative facts’ remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes

‘Alternative facts’ remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — The use of the term “alternative facts” by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to US President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian’s list of the most notable quotes of 2017.

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Uber charges passenger over C$18K for 5-mile ride, later apologizes for error

Uber charges passenger over C$18K for 5-mile ride, later apologizes for error

One Uber passenger will surely remember this ride after paying a hefty price for it. The Comeback reported that a man in Toronto, Canada, was charged a whopping C$18,518.50 (around P610,000 or US$14,401.25) for a five-mile, 20-minute ride. The usual cost of the trip would have been around $12-$16. This was first tweeted by Emily […]

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Trump wants a fix to ‘lax’ immigration after New York attack

Trump wants a fix to 'lax' immigration after New York attack

WASHINGTON, United States — US President Donald Trump said Monday that a bomb attack by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh on New York’s subway system underscored the “urgent need” for Congress to enact immigration reform. Three people were slightly injured after the attacker’s pipe bomb exploded only partially, while the suspect was sent to a hospital […]

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German intel official warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

German intel official warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources.

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