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No drought levy for Cape Town

No drought levy for Cape Town The city has rolled out a string of projects in recent months to increase its water reserves, including efforts to drill into aquifers and the construction of desalination plants. Cape Town has been caught in the throes of an unprecedented drought for three years. More than four million Cape Town residents have also been instructed to shower rather than bathe and to keep it quick - under tw... [Full Article...]

Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere'

Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere' Trump denied that he used this language while discussing immigrants from Haiti and African nations. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump upon arrival at the White House in Washington , Monday, Jan. [Full Article...]

Lucknow: Class 6 girl stabs six-year old boy for getting holiday

Lucknow: Class 6 girl stabs six-year old boy for getting holiday On the other hand, the victim Ritik, who is undergoing treatment at KGMU is recovering and could be released from the hospital very soon. The boy was stated to be out of danger. He added that when he asked her "why she was beating me, she said: "I want the school to declare an early closure today". The incident came to light after getting the information, police personnel rushed to the school ... [Full Article...]

Cortina downhill win puts Vonn on track for Olympics

Cortina downhill win puts Vonn on track for Olympics It was the 2010 Olympic downhill champion's second win of the season after the Super-G in Val d'Isere last month. It was the 79th overall in her stellar career, which put her only seven wins behind Ingemar Stenmark's all-time wins record. "I'm definitely going to miss her and the whole team is going to miss her". "I'll keep going until my poor little knee gets out (of racing)". "After the Olympi... [Full Article...]

Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria

Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria Stoltenberg said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation understood Turkey's concerns regarding the matter, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported . "We will turn those plans to major victories for the people of the region, the Kurdish, Syrian, and Turkish people", YPG chief, Sipan Hemo pledged. [Full Article...]

Indonesia unhappy with European Union plans to ban palm oil biofuels

Indonesia unhappy with European Union plans to ban palm oil biofuels He described that the EU Parliament's decision last night on banning the palm oil usage in biofuels was a "black day" for free-trade practice as it is seen as discriminatory against palm oil. Rising stock levels typically weigh on benchmark palm oil prices, which have lost more than 10 percent since November on rising Malaysian stockpiles. [Full Article...]

Trump is behind Putin and Xi in the global popularity contest

Trump is behind Putin and Xi in the global popularity contest President Trump has proven especially unpopular in the Americas, where disapproval of US leadership has climbed from 27 to 58 percent since President Barack Obama's final year in office. Not since 2008 has US leadership lagged behind both Germany and China in approval worldwide, with the Trump era only outpacing Russian President Vladimir Putin's government in 2017 of the four nations studied. [Full Article...]

International Olympic Committee reduces pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at Olympics

International Olympic Committee reduces pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at Olympics North Korea's unexpected participation, negotiated in talks at the heavily fortified border between the two nations since the start of the year, has been hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough that could herald peace on the Korean Peninsula. In the interests of fairness, only 22 players will be entitled to play in each match, in line with the other teams, it said. The North Korean delegation is sch... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma's Mayfield hints at desire to play for Dolphins

Oklahoma's Mayfield hints at desire to play for Dolphins Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield made an instagram comment on Thursday that indicated that he wanted to play for the Miami Dolphins. However, the reigning Heisman Trophy victor has quickly clarified that he'll be willing to play for any team that drafts him. [Full Article...]

Turkey warplanes bomb Kurds in Syria

Turkey warplanes bomb Kurds in Syria Erdogan said that after Afrin, the forces would also seek to oust the YPG from Manbij , a town to the east that the Kurdish militia also holds. USA had recently announced its plan to raise 30,000- strong army with Syrian Kurds associated with YPG, linked to the outlawed Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). [Full Article...]

North 'halts' plan sending team to South this weekend

North 'halts' plan sending team to South this weekend In a surprise New Year's announcement, the leader of Stalinist North Korea Kim Jong-un said he was open to sending a delegation to Pyeongchang . He has threatened to rain "fire and fury" on the North, warning Kim he was on a "suicide mission" by developing nuclear missiles. [Full Article...]

Education funding in the state budget

Education funding in the state budget This would result in an automatic $1.5 billion increase in personal income taxes paid to the state, much of it coming from the same people who have the most to lose from the new federal limits on state and local tax deductions, he said. Legislation has been proposed previously in both the State Assembly and Senate to legalize recreational marijuana and tax and regulate it like alcohol. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

Russian Federation exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues While Trump has repeatedly been a critic of the deal, calling it the "worst deal ever" that does not serve Americans, he has continued to threaten the deal's future. The official said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "openly trumpeted" at the meeting that the US and its allies would intensify the pressure campaign against the North Korea by limiting export of oil and industrial products, stre... [Full Article...]

Malaysia Airlines Aircraft Made an Emergency Landing in Australia

Malaysia Airlines Aircraft Made an Emergency Landing in Australia The airline said the Airbus A330-300 plane experienced a "technical fault" in one of its two engines and the pilot made a decision to divert the flight. "[We were a bit scared] after hearing so many stories about what's happening in the air travel at the moment and at the same time what's happened to Malaysian Airlines not so long ago", he said. [Full Article...]

Savage storm rampages across Europe killing 7 people

Savage storm rampages across Europe killing 7 people Air traffic was also suspended and several flights got cancelled for few hours in Netherlands as winds of up to 90mph (140kph) blew across the country. A driver was killed when a tree collapsed onto her vehicle south of Brussels, and scattered injuries were reported across the country as the storm picked up in intensity during the day. [Full Article...]

Kerala: RSS worker hacked to death in Kannur

Kerala: RSS worker hacked to death in Kannur Dealing a sharp blow to the Kerala government and law enforcement agencies, Governor P. Sathasivam said that "murders and clashes like the one which occurred in Kannur yesterday" were lowering the state's image. The arrested were identified as Muhammad (20), of Parakkandam, Salim (26), of Minikkol, Sameer (25), of Neerveli and Hashim (24), of Palayadu. Though investigations were on to find out... [Full Article...]

USA government shuts down over immigration impasse

USA government shuts down over immigration impasse President Donald Trump rescinded DACA in March and gave Congress six months to find a legal solution. Schumer told reporters after the White House meeting that progress had been made but a deal had not yet been reached. "What will it take for President Trump to say yes and learn how to execute the rudiments of government", Schumer said. In a series of tweets early on Saturday morni... [Full Article...]

President Trump: 'I am not a racist'

President Trump: 'I am not a racist' A bipartisan deal to resolve the dreamers problem in return for changes demanded by Republicans in the way visas are allocated collapsed in acrimony Thursday with Trump's remarks, which were widely denounced as racist . Since then, there's from the White House and other meeting attendees about what, exactly, the president said, which remains in dispute. He was referring to the Deferred Action... [Full Article...]

Sen. Durbin disputes Republicans' account of what Trump said

And according to the State Department, several countries have summoned USA diplomats to the respective nations they reside in to answer for Trump's comment, with more expected this week. Richmond continued: "All of the reservations we have had about negotiating with him on immigration are well-founded". As is the custom for most presidents , Trump is not expected to participate, but she does ... [Full Article...]

US Criticizes Turkish Shelling of Kurdish-Held Syria Region

US Criticizes Turkish Shelling of Kurdish-Held Syria Region This year had already seen attacks by Turkish forces on Afrin, coming from Turkish posts in the Idlib province and across the border from Turkey , but recent declarations by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan and high-level officials warned of a full-scale intervention soon. [Full Article...]


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