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Cyril Ramaphosa targets graft, vows jobs in new dawn for South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa targets graft, vows jobs in new dawn for South Africa Buhari congratulated Ramaphosa on his twitter handle saying: "Congratulations also to the African National Congress (ANC), and the Government and people of South Africa, on the peaceful transfer of power that resulted in the election of President Ramaphosa". [Full Article...]

Mugabe Remains Silent After Death of Long Time Rival Morgan Tsvangirai

Mugabe Remains Silent After Death of Long Time Rival Morgan Tsvangirai Following an worldwide outcry over allegations of vote-rigging, Tsvangirai shared power as prime minister with Mugabe. Mnangagwa also urged unity as the country mourned the death of a man who had become the symbol of resistance to authoritarian rule and of the fight for democracy. [Full Article...]

Presidents' Day Quiz: Can You Put the US Presidents In Order?

Presidents' Day Quiz: Can You Put the US Presidents In Order? However, there is no Federally-recognized holiday with that name. While Presidents' Day was originally declared a federal holiday for the District of Columbia in 1879 to commemorate George Washington's birthday (and is still officially called "Washington's Birthday" ) it is now widely celebrated in honor of all US presidents. [Full Article...]

Sarah Hanson-Young receives George Christensen-inspired death threat

Sarah Hanson-Young receives George Christensen-inspired death threat He said the post was a joke and he saw no problem with it, even so soon after last week's deadly school shooting in the US. The uproar is the latest headache for the ruling Liberal-National coalition, with Turnbull last week publicly criticising National Party leader Barnaby Joyce for having an affair with a former staff member who is now pregnant with his child. [Full Article...]

Warmer weather and rain to start out the week

Warmer weather and rain to start out the week Normally we're in the mid 60s this time of year. Sun and clouds through the day with highs nearing 70s. That's exactly what we're dealing with this weekend. While in south Alabama some may be flirting the 80 degree mark. The upper level ridge will strengthen over the west Atlantic pumping in warm, moist Gulf air into the state. [Full Article...]

Florida shooter was living with military intelligence analyst, Army vet

James , 48, a decorated army veteran and military intelligence analyst who served in the Middle East, said he didn't mind that Cruz had guns because he had plenty of weapons himself. The Sneads told the Sun Sentinel that they crossed paths with Cruz at the sheriff's station as he was being led into the building in handcuffs after the shooting. [Full Article...]

Husband of slain lawmaker steps down after misconduct claim

Husband of slain lawmaker steps down after misconduct claim Brendan is a wonderful father and I have no doubt about the happiness he brought to Jo. She was a Labour Party legislator opposed to Brexit - Britain's departure from the European Union - who was killed by a far-right extremist who is serving a life sentence for murder. [Full Article...]

US, China reportedly scuffled over nuclear 'football' in Beijing

US, China reportedly scuffled over nuclear 'football' in Beijing But according to a report from Axios , when Trump met with President Xi Jinping in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Chinese security blocked the entry of the aide carrying the nuclear football. According to Axios , Mr. Kelly then was grabbed by a Chinese security official, which prompted the former Marine to shove the Chinese man back and "a U.S. [Full Article...]

Syrian Kurdish official: deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin

Syrian Kurdish official: deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin Earlier Mayadeen, the Lebanese broadcaster, reported that Damascus and the Kurdish militias had sealed a deal, and that the Syrian armed forces were about to enter Afrin to deter Turkish forces. On January 20, Turkey launched an offensive on Afrin, codenamed "Olive Branch", targeting the Kurdish YPG, allegedly affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which Ankara regards as a terrorist ... [Full Article...]

Canadian PM to meet IIM students, film personalities in Mumbai today

Canadian PM to meet IIM students, film personalities in Mumbai today Trudeau became nostalgic and remembered the first time he visited the magnetic architecture. He had visited Taj Mahal in Agra on the second day of his India visit on Sunday. He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and efforts to expand trade will dominate an agenda also covering energy, education and infrastructure. The trip comes almost three years after Modi visited Canada in April 2015... [Full Article...]

Olympic talks are blow to USA moves against NKorea

Olympic talks are blow to USA moves against NKorea Abe responded similarly to the North's presence, although he did meet briefly with Kim Yong Nam at a broad diplomatic event. A Blue House official said Sunday that the key is talks between the United States and North Korea . "The U.S. side has been really bad on that dimension". A series of United Nations sanctions first imposed 12 years ago aim to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclea... [Full Article...]

Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13

Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13 Though these numbers may seem a little low for a lifetime of training, Team USA isn't complaining-even if you come home without a medal, the chance to compete is pretty priceless. Parsons' bronze was the first skeleton medal for a British male since 1948. John Daly was in fourth place heading into the final run in Sochi, but had a disastrous final run to fall out of medal contention all the ... [Full Article...]

AB de Villiers ruled out of T20I series

AB de Villiers ruled out of T20I series Even before the first ball of the T20 worldwide series between India and South Africa began in Johannesburg, the hosts were dealt with a killer blow as the talismanic AB de Villiers has been ruled out for the three match series. South Africa were already fielding a depleted side for the T20Is, with De Villiers's injury makes things even tougher for the rest of the batsmen. [Full Article...]

Bengaluru: NA Haris son assaults youth, Congress expels him

Bengaluru: NA Haris son assaults youth, Congress expels him Whoever does wrong is wrong, be it son of a MLA or anyone else. Due to wounds, the victim Vidwath was hospitalised, and Nalapad's cronies rushed to the hospital warning him not to press charges against him. "We are also looking into the allegation that Nalapad went to the hospital late at night to threaten Vidwath and prevent him from filing a complaint with the police", added the police officer. [Full Article...]

Manohar Parrikar not diagnosed with cancer: Lilavati issues official statement

Manohar Parrikar not diagnosed with cancer: Lilavati issues official statement The chief minister's office said earlier today that Parrikar was suffering from "mild pancreatitis" and would be discharged in a day or two. This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Sources said that Parrikar underwent a medical procedure called "port" on Saturday evening. It is still not clear whether the remaining treatment would be carried out in Goa or Mumbai . [Full Article...]

Insurers brace as Cyclone Gita looms after 2017's record extreme event claims

Insurers brace as Cyclone Gita looms after 2017's record extreme event claims But the latest models show the cyclone making landfall squarely on the South Island. Alongside the rain and wind, heavy swells are forecast as Gita marches eastward, and storm surge is a possibility for coastal areas of Central New Zealand. [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump aide to plead guilty

Ex-Trump aide to plead guilty He is also likely going to have to forfeit any cash or valuables obtained through his alleged illegal activity. Gates has told associates he had hoped for outside assistance from a legal defense fund, but deep-pocketed GOP donors have shown little interest in helping either Gates or Manafort cover their legal fees, two sources said . [Full Article...]

PNB Scam: Startling revelations during probe

PNB Scam: Startling revelations during probe Speaking to reporters after Assocham's banking conference, Shukla said, "All our secretaries are in talks with the PMO. A decision with regard to his return will be taken in due course". They said the agency is also analysing records recovered from a huge server seized during searches after registration of an FIR against Choksi. Nirav Modi, his wife Ami, brother Nishal and uncle Mehul Choksi are... [Full Article...]

78% voter turnout in Tripura election

78% voter turnout in Tripura election In 2013 the state recorded a staggering 93.61 % voting percentage, the highest ever in the country. The Congress was barely present in the campaign trials in the state this time. The Trinamool Congress fielded 24 candidates. The voting is being held in 59 seats, out of the total 60. Of the 60 seats, 20 are reserved for tribals and 10 for scheduled castes. [Full Article...]

Imran Khan Marries 'Spiritual Adviser' In Third Marriage

Imran Khan Marries 'Spiritual Adviser' In Third Marriage Pakistani cricketer-turned-politican Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time, his party said on Sunday. "Khan was advised to disclose his marriage as early as possible because the general elections are not far away and the PTI may suffer more politically if this news was broken just before the polls", he said. [Full Article...]


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