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India, SCO members unite to condemn terrorism in Bishkek Declaration        Agitating doctors decline Mamata''s invite for talks        Cyclone Vayu to recurve again; likely to hit Kutch next week        UK court sets Feb 2020 timetable for Assange US extradition trial        Trump blames Iran in tanker blasts, says sea lane not at risk        ENG Pacers, Root set up England''s overwhelming eight-wicket win over West Indies        Tendulkar sues Australian bat manufacturer for $2 mn in royalties        Lee Chong Wei, badminton's beloved nearly man        No pressure as only 1.5 billion people expecting India to win World Cup: Hardik        India ad spend likely to be Rs 697 billion in 2019: Report        No debate set for Hong Kong bill after protests        Trump says would take foreign info on 2020 presidential opponent        Delhi court sends member of Pak-based terror outfit to 5-day NIA custody        Congress pays tributes to 13 people killed in AN-32 crash        Shah says BJP yet to reach its peak, eyes power in Kerala, Bengal        Kohli remains sole Indian in Forbes list of highest-paid athletes        Rishabh Pant comes in as cover for injured Dhawan        UK court rejects Nirav Modi''s bail for fourth time over fears he would abscond        Trump, Duda sign declaration to house thousand additional US troops in Poland        Pompeo refers to BJP slogan ''Modi hai toh Mumkin hai'' : Praises Modi, Jaishankar        
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International News
US court upholds law barring illegal immigrants from carrying guns
 
( San Francisco, Jan10, 2019): A US federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday rejected the appeal of an illegal immigrant who was convicted of possessing a firearm, which is in violation of federal law.

A three-judge panel of the ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the federal law that bans undocumented people in the United States from owning guns, saying it does not violate the second Amendment to the Constitution which gives the public the right to carry arms.

The appeal was brought by Victor Manuel Torres, a Mexican national residing in San Jose, Northern California, who was arrested in March after police officers found a loaded revolver in a backpack in his pickup, court documents showed. Torres was then indicted for "one count of being an unlawful alien in possession of a firearm" in violation of federal law.

However, the Mexican immigrant appealed against the indictment on grounds that he was protected under the Second Amendment. The judges of the San Francisco court ruled that while the Second Amendment "guarantees the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation," the constitutional right "is not unlimited.

" Federal law says that it is unlawful for a foreigner "illegally or unlawfully in the United States" to possess any firearm. The court file said that illegal immigrants are hard to monitor "due to an inherent incentive to falsify information and evade law enforcement.


UK court sets Feb 2020 timetable for Assange US extradition trial
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No debate set for Hong Kong bill after protests
Trump says would take foreign info on 2020 presidential opponent
Trump, Duda sign declaration to house thousand additional US troops in Poland
Pompeo refers to BJP slogan ''Modi hai toh Mumkin hai'' : Praises Modi, Jaishankar
Thai junta chief proclaimed second-time prime minister
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New Zealand plans to withdraw all Iraq troops by next June
Xi, Modi may discuss US' trade protectionism in Bishkek: China
Shehbaz Sharif returns to Pakistan
PM Modi makes unscheduled visit to Colombo''s bombed church; pays tribute to victims
US, Russia blame each other in near-collision of warships
Boris Johnson wins Brexit case hounding his leadership bid
German killer nurse gets life for 85 hospital murders
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Sudan denies more than 100 killed in protest crackdown
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Theresa May marks last press meet with message of compromise for Trump
Trump brings Brexit advice on state visit to troubled UK
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Esha Deol, Bharat Takhtani welcome second child together
 Mumbai: Actor Esha Deol and her husband, businessman Bharat Takhtani, are blessed with a baby girl,  
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Becoming a sex symbol at young age haunted me: Lisa Ray
KERALA NEWS
Rahul renews attack on BJP, Modi during ''thanksgiving'' visit to Wayanad
 Malappuram (Ker): Reviving his blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Lok Sabha
It's Confirmed: 23-year-old boy infected with Nipah
Congress expels Abdullakutty for praising PM Modi
Suspected Nipah case in Ernakulam: Awaiting results from NIA Pune
NATIONAL NEWS
Agitating doctors decline Mamata''s invite for talks
 Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday invited the agitating junior doctors f
Cyclone Vayu to recurve again; likely to hit Kutch next week
Delhi court sends member of Pak-based terror outfit to 5-day NIA custody
Congress pays tributes to 13 people killed in AN-32 crash
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