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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 25, 2018, 08:51 AM IST

Pedestrians pass a giant poster urging a 'yes' vote in the referendum to repeal the eighth amendment of the Irish constitution, a subsection that effectively outlaws abortion in most cases, in Dublin. Photograph:(AFP)

With a hope of putting an end to the political turmoil prevailing in Karnataka over the government formation, newly sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will face a floor test on Friday to prove his majority.

A day after acknowledging that the Congress party was indeed facing a funding crunch, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that BJP is soaking up most of the political funding, partly because the money goes to those who are in power. 

In a shocking update from the world of entertainment, Hollywood star Morgan Freeman who is known for giving stellar performances in every movie he does -- has been accused of inappropriate behaviour and harassment by multiple women who have worked with him. 

Commuters are unlikely to get any relief from soaring oil prices today also as petrol and diesel on Friday morning hit an all-time high in the last five days. Petrol price per litre in Delhi was recorded at Rs 77.83. For Mumbai petrol per litre was registered at Rs 85.65, Rs 80.47 in Kolkata and Rs 80.80 per litre in Chennai. 

Ireland votes on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only a few decades ago, was one of Europe's most socially conservative.