Tillerson: Gulf states blockade against Qatar hindering US military actions Play

Tillerson: Gulf states blockade against Qatar hindering US military actions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged for calm and an ease to the blockade imposed against Qatar by the Arab nations. He said the diplomatic row was causing unintended humanitarian consequences like food shortages, the forced separation of families and children being pulled out of school. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and the Western-recognised governments of Libya and Yemen as well as the Maldives cut ties with Doha on 5 June, accusing it of supporting terror groups, including the Islamic State. The countries also denounced Qatars perceived tolerance of Saudi Arabias arch-rival, Iran. Jun 10, 2017
Watch Donald Trumps really weird first full cabinet meeting Play

Watch Donald Trumps really weird first full cabinet meeting

US President Donald Trumps staff took time to praise their boss direction and commitment to the American worker on 12 June during their first full cabinet meeting. The meeting was swiftly mocked online and by Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, who posted a video skit on Twitter in which his staff showered him with compliments. Jun 13, 2017
Facts you should know about legal marriage in New York State Play

Facts you should know about legal marriage in New York State

On June 8, 2017, the New York State Assembly passed a bill outlawing child marriage, and raising the legal age for marriage to 17. But what is the legal age to wed in New York? Like the majority of U.S. states, the legal age to marry in NY is 18. But since 1929, an exception to this rule allows children as young as 14 years-old to legally wed, as long as they have parental and judicial consent. Other states, such as North Carolina and Alaska, also have this exception. And 27 states around the country have no minimum age in state statutes, meaning that, with court approval, any children can wed. Health department data shows that between 2000 and 2010, around 3850 minors were married in New York State. A vast majority of these minors, 84%, were young girls married to adult men. Jun 13, 2017
Russian police detain people at opposition protest against corruption Play

Russian police detain people at opposition protest against corruption

Police arrested several people who gathered at an unauthorized rally against corruption in Vladivostok, on 12 June, the national holiday of Russia. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged people to take to the streets in several cities to demonstrate, but it has been reported he was arrested en route to the Moscow protest. Jun 12, 2017