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Include women, girls with disabilities in anti-violence efforts: HRW

HRW

New York, Mar. 6 - All governments should ensure that women and girls with disabilities are included in gender-based violence prevention and response programs, Human Rights Watch said today.

Ahead of International Women's Day, March 8, 2015, Human Rights Watch has published a resource on gender-based violence designed for people with disabilities.

Women and girls with disabilities are at increased risk of gender-based violence in their homes, schools, institutions, and the community at large. Nevertheless, women and girls with disabilities are often excluded from prevention programs, support services, and access to legal redress due to stereotypical views about their sexuality, physical and communication barriers, and lack of materials in accessible formats.


Finnish man fined $60,000 for over speeding

Finnish man fined $60,000 for over speeding

New York, Mar 6 - A man from Finland has been slapped a speeding ticket of 60,000 dollars for going just 14 miles per hour over the limit, it has been reported.

According to a New York based media corporation AOL, the man recognized as Reima Kuisla then took to Facebook to share the news where he posted that, "Finland is impossible to live in for certain kinds of people who have high incomes and wealth".

According to the reports, authorities looked up the Kuisla's 2013 tax return and calculated the amount accordingly. (ANI)


Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurt

Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurt

New York - Officials say six people aboard a plane from Atlanta that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing have injuries that aren't life threatening.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo said today that a preliminary count showed six people were injured. The Port Authority runs the airport.

The plane crashed through a chain-link fence and sent passengers saddled with bags and bundled up in heavy coats and scarves sliding down an inflated chute to safety on the snowy pavement.

Delta Flight 1086 was carrying 125 passengers and five crew members. Images show the plane resting in several inches of snow. PTI


Three men arrested in US on charges of supporting ISIS

New York - Three men from Brooklyn here have been arrested and charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, with two of them threatening to carry out attacks within the US and against the American President and FBI agents if ordered by the terror group, authorities said.

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev (24), Akhror Saidakhmetov (19) and Abror Habibov (30) each face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison if convicted.

Saidakhmetov, a citizen of Kazakhstan, was arrested early yesterday morning at the John F Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul.

Juraboev, a citizen of Uzbekistan, had previously purchased a plane ticket to travel from New York to Istanbul and was scheduled to leave the US next month.


New York residents arrested over IS extremist plot

New York residents arrested over IS extremist plot

New York : Three New York residents have been arrested for plotting to join extremists fighting in Syria and two threatened to carry out attacks within the United States, officials said on Wednesday.

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, and Abror Habibov, 30, have been charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organisation.

The teenage Saidakhmetov, a Kazakh citizen, was arrested today at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, before traveling onto Syria.

US prosecutors said he recently expressed intent to buy a machine gun and shoot US police officers and FBI agents if thwarted in his plan to join the Islamic State (IS) group fighting in Syria.


Documents from Osama bin Laden raid read at US terror trial

Abid Naseer

New York : Declassified al Qaeda documents obtained after the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound have been presented at the US trial of a suspect charged in a British terrorism plot.

Prosecutors rested their case after presenting the evidence today against Abid Naseer.

The 28-year-old Pakistani man is defending himself in federal court in Brooklyn. He has pleaded not guilty and plans to take the stand in his defense.

Prosecutors say the British plot was part of a broader al Qaeda conspiracy calling on other cells to attack civilians in New York and Denmark.

Some of the al Qaeda documents make reference to plots in Europe, the UK and Russia. One reference plans to bomb a pipeline or the US embassy in Russia.


IS opens English-speaking schools in Syria to teach children how to blend in to 'spread terror' overseas

United Nations

New York, Feb 24 - A United Nations official has said that Islamic State ( IS) militants have opened up two English speaking schools in Syria to teach their jihadi children how to blend in to "easily spread terror " while visiting other countries.

According to the New York Post, the official said that these people start off as "mini-jihadists" and grow up to become "adult jihadists".

The official also said, under the condition of anonymity, that the children who live in Raqqa are being targeted and are taught to become jihadists.

A picture of the advertisement was posted on Twitter by the activist group "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" that shows that the militants are trying harder to transform the children into Islamic thugs. (ANI)


IS militants in Raqqa subjecting women to brutal, abnormal sex acts

IS militants in Raqqa subjecting women to brutal, abnormal sex acts

New York, Feb 19 - The Islamic State militants in the city of Raqqa have been subjecting their forcefully wedded wives to brutal and abnormal sex, according to a report.

New York Post reports that the supposedly ultra-conservative Muslim fundamentalists have been forcing women in the city of Raqqa to marry them and engage in savage sex acts that result in hospital treatment, the report from activists in the terror group's main Syrian stronghold says.

The activist group "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently" said that members of the terror group have also been forcing their reluctant brides to try kinky lingerie.

A post on the group's website read that a large section of IS members suffer from sexual anomalies and brutal instinctive desire for sex."


Iran's supreme leader condemns 'American Sniper' movie as anti-Muslim propaganda

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

New York, Feb 18 - Iran's supreme leader has condemned the movie "American Sniper" that shows a US soldier fighting in Iraq saying that it is an anti-Muslim propaganda that encourages offences against Muslims.

According to the New York Post, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that he has not watched the film directed by Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper but had heard about its plot.

The movie revolves around the life of US Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle, who is considered the most lethal sniper in American military history.

The comments by the supreme leader of Iran came amid negotiations between Iran and the West over the country's contested nuclear program.

He also discussed the condition of Muslims in the West saying that neo-Nazis were attacking Muslims in Germany. (ANI)


Reputed al Qaeda operative to represent himself at US trial

Abid Naseer

New York : A reputed al Qaeda operative has decided to act as his own attorney at a US terrorism trial.

Abid Naseer is expected to give an opening statement tomorrow in federal court in New York City.

The Pakistani defendant has pleaded not guilty to charges he was part of a conspiracy in 2009 to bomb a mall in Manchester, England, and the subways in New York City.

Prosecutors say the trial will feature evidence seized during the Navy SEAL raid in 2011 that left Osama bin Laden dead. The jury also will hear testimony from undercover British intelligence officers who have been given permission to take the witness stand in disguises to conceal their identities.

If convicted, Naseer faces a possible life sentence. PTI


Couples living-in before marriage experience 'lower' levels of commitment

Couples living-in before marriage experience 'lower' levels of commitment

New York, Feb 10 : A new study has revealed that people who cohabited before they got married, wouldn't be in this relationship if they weren't living with their partners.

Scott Stanley, the co-director of Center for Marital and Family Studies, found in a survey of couples married less than 10 years that men who lived with their wives before marriage "rated themselves considerably lower in dedication," what he refers to as their "intrinsic motivation to be with this person," the New York Post reported.

When the researchers at the center puzzled over this question, they realized that some of these guys, because they moved in before marriage, married someone they wouldn't have otherwise.


China's ambition to replace US as world's superpower revealed

China's ambition to replace US as world's superpower revealed

New York, Feb 09 : China's ambition to replace US as the world's superpower has been revealed in a new book " The Hundred-Year Marathon" by Michael Pillsbury, an expert on China who has worked with every US president since Nixon.

According to New York Post, Pillsbury readily admits that, as a key influencer of US government policy toward China for the past four decades, he had long been one of many in the federal government pushing the US toward full cooperation with China, including heavy financial and technological support, under the belief that the country was headed in a more democratic, free-market direction.


Michelle, Malia Obama exploring NY colleges

Michelle, Malia Obama exploring NY colleges

New York, Feb 7 : US President Barack Obama 's elder daughter Malia Obama was spotted with her mother Michelle Obama exploring New York colleges.

The First Lady and her 16-year-old daughter headed uptown to Columbia University where they stopped down at a Community Food and Juice on Broadway off 112th Street, the New York Post reported.

An New York University student told NYU Local that he accidentally stepped into an elevator which was shut down as Michelle, and her daughter were in the building but, he intentionally stepped in to it when they were taking a private tour of the Goddard Hall dorm. (ANI)


Bangladesh must end deadly cycle of crimes: Human Rights Watch

Bangladesh must end deadly cycle of crimes: Human Rights Watch

New York, Feb. 7 - With no end in sight to politically motivated violence and other abuses in Bangladesh, state authorities need to ensure their response respects the rights of all and avoids arbitrary use of force, arrests, and disappearances, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

Over the past month, nearly 60 people have been killed, hundreds injured, and thousands arrested across the country. All political leaders should give clear statements that their supporters should not use unlawful violence.


Bill Clinton had flown with 'sex offender' Jeffrey Epstein to meet Sultan of Brunei

Bill Clinton had flown with 'sex offender' Jeffrey Epstein to meet Sultan of Bru

New York, Feb 5 : More shocking details regarding Bill Clinton's friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein have emerged, according to which the tow had flew together to meet the Sultan of Brunei .

According to the New York Post, Sultan Bolkiah, who's amongst the richest men in the world, not only plans to execute homosexuals, but his brother, Prince Jefri, has been accused of duping American women into "white slavery."

As per the reports, the flight logs reveal the before Epstein was arrested for soliciting teenage masseuses, he had picked up the former US president at a Japanese naval airport and flew with him to Brunei on May 25, 2002.


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