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South Africa's rand gains on Zuma exit rumours; stocks flat

South Africa's rand gains on Zuma exit rumours; stocks flat In the run-up to the NEC's first meeting yesterday, it was believed that the matter would be addressed in relation to the future of President Jacob Zuma as the head of state. In 2016 a damning report questioned Zuma's dealings with the Guptas, a wealthy family of Indian origin, who allegedly were granted influence over his cabinet appointments. [Full Article...]

Burning Iran tanker: Search for survivors resumes after blast

Burning Iran tanker: Search for survivors resumes after blast The Sanchi was carrying almost one million barrels of condensate - a type of gassy, ultra-light oil - when it collided on Saturday evening with a freighter 160 miles from Shanghai and caught fire. Of the 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis on the Sanchi's crew, only one body has so far been found and there has been no word from them since the collision. [Full Article...]

Leader of locally-founded Church of Latter Day Saints dies

Leader of locally-founded Church of Latter Day Saints dies During his tenure as the president of the church and after more than five decades as a Mormon apostle-one of 12 that form one of the highest governing bodies of the faith-Monson was at the center of seismic shifts in doctrine. Beck recalled Monson's kindness and humility. Throughout his life, Monson was an avid fisherman who also raised homing pigeons, specifically, roller pigeons who twirled ... [Full Article...]

John Valley weather for January 10

John Valley weather for January 10 South wind around 17 miles per hour. Winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. No major accumulations are expected. Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 19. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Sunday , sunny, with a high near 24. The cold air will bring with it a wintry mix and possible snow on Friday for parts of north Alab... [Full Article...]

Japan's Abe rejects calls for apology to 'comfort women'

Japan's Abe rejects calls for apology to 'comfort women' South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Wednesday called for a "heartfelt apology" from Japan to the victims of wartime sex slavery, condemning a 2015 agreement as a "wrongful" solution. Moon had stated that while it is "undeniable" that the deal is an official bilateral agreement, the "erroneous knot" with Japan over the "comfort women" issue must be untied by Tokyo apologising to the victims. [Full Article...]

Slain radio host, dirty doc, and Pagans - Bizarre timeline in Kauffman case

Slain radio host, dirty doc, and Pagans - Bizarre timeline in Kauffman case James Kauffman was never named as a suspect in the case, but in May 2017, he was the subject of a court motion by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office to obtain DNA as part of the murder investigation. Those who received them either used the drugs or sold them, authorities said. For each prescription Augello allegedly received $1,000 in cash or a number of prescription pills. [Full Article...]

French President Macron presents Xi Jinping with a horse named Vesuvius

French President Macron presents Xi Jinping with a horse named Vesuvius After Donald Trump announced last summer that he would pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate deal, French president Emmanuel Macron trolled him in a televised address in English , saying, " Make our planet great again ". "And, they'll need to invest, because the Chinese don't know about French beef", Chaumet added. The aim is to complete that agreement this spring, Le Maire said. [Full Article...]

Doug Jones Predicts 'Tug-of-War' for His Vote in the Senate

Doug Jones Predicts 'Tug-of-War' for His Vote in the Senate Hatch's move opens the door to a potential run by Mitt Romney, the Republican's unsuccessful 2012 presidential nominee and one of the party's top critics of Trump. Democrat Doug Jones of Alabama is greeted by a supporter after his victory December 12. Jay Rockefeller (Democrat of West Virginia), will be legislative director. [Full Article...]

Department of Justice rescinding the marijuana enforcement policy

Department of Justice rescinding the marijuana enforcement policy That follows a pattern set by Republican-led states, which repeatedly sued the Obama administration. Cole in his memo had strictly addressed all the attorneys that the federal prosecutors should be exercising discretion so as not to enforce any bans on the Cannabis in states, which have legalized the marijuana use if the verdict is that it is adequate to end the drug, and gang related violence. [Full Article...]

Man captures video of "patient dumping" outside Baltimore hospital

Man captures video of In the video , you can hear Baraka direct the woman to have a seat while authorities were contacted to help the woman. The woman appeared to have a wound on her forehead and seemed to say at one point: "Please help me!" "We are taking this matter very seriously, conducting a thorough review, and are evaluating the appropriate response, including the possibility of personnel action". [Full Article...]

Deal, coastal Georgia officials raise concerns about offshore drilling

Deal, coastal Georgia officials raise concerns about offshore drilling For example, Florida Gov. Rick Scott , an ally of President Trump , doesn't want the waters off Florida's coastline to be part of the administration's plan. Davis said beyond that is the actual drilling , which brings the catastrophic possibility of damage to the environment. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke last week unveiled a proposal that would roll back offshore drilling restrictions an... [Full Article...]

Syrian army striking moderate opposition forces in Idlib: Turkish FM

Syrian army striking moderate opposition forces in Idlib: Turkish FM The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media said the newly captured villages, include Freija, Jahman, Dawoudiyeh and Jub al-Qasab, bring the troops closer to the air base. Syrian forces also managed overnight to pin back rebels who had surrounded a regime base there. Eastern Ghouta area was seized by rebel groups after the Syrian civil war erupted with the Arab Spring, but it ... [Full Article...]

More than 3700 now being held over Iranian protests

More than 3700 now being held over Iranian protests That is the essence of American leadership, and as the people of Iran now know, the United States is leading on the world stage for freedom once again. Not only is this speculative at best, such a course runs the risk of empowering the Iranian government, creating an us-vs. -them dynamic in Iran that distracts from the moral clarity of the protests . [Full Article...]

Turkish President voices support for Iran amid anti-government protests

Turkish President voices support for Iran amid anti-government protests The case against Atilla was built on testimony of Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, who cooperated with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to charges of leading the operation to evade U.S. The Turkish foreign minister has said Israel and the USA are the only countries supporting riots in Iran, Anadolu reported . "This successful prosecution is another example of our resolve to pursue and bri... [Full Article...]

Cardi B, Luis Fonsi and more to perform at 2018 Grammys

Cardi B, Luis Fonsi and more to perform at 2018 Grammys Also just announced as performers are SZA , Alessia Cara , Khalid and Logic . Finding its way to New York City this year, the Grammy's will be hosted by award- winning television personality and performer James Corden and will broadcast live on CBS at 7:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

French President Announces New Legislation to Fight False Press News

French President Announces New Legislation to Fight False Press News While Theresa May has warned social media giants to shape up or face fines , France , Germany and Ireland are instituting new laws to target fake news . The 40-year-old president said Russian outlets RT (formerly known as Russia Today) and Sputnik published "defamatory untruths" and " deceitful propaganda " in a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin following the vote. [Full Article...]

New Year Eve celebrations

New Year Eve celebrations People dance during New Year celebrations at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Johannesburg on January 1 2018. First responders stand on a road near the Eiffel Tower during New Year's celebrations in Paris on December 31, 2017. The massive fireworks display included a rainbow waterfall cascade of lights and colour flowing off the harbour bridge to celebrate recently passed legislation legalising g... [Full Article...]

Federal Agencies Revoke First Naturalized Citizenship, of Indian American Man

Federal Agencies Revoke First Naturalized Citizenship, of Indian American Man Chesler, of U.S. District Court in New Jersey, wrote in a January 5 opinion that Baljinder Singh , also known as Davinder Singh, illegally obtained his naturalization and ordered Singh's certificate of naturalization cancelled and his citizenship revoked. [Full Article...]

Pune violence: Two Hindu leaders booked, complaint against Mevani, Umar Khalid

Pune violence: Two Hindu leaders booked, complaint against Mevani, Umar Khalid The police said they have taken the students who were hosting the event, in protective custody. Soon after hundreds of students were detained by the Mumbai Police, Sachin Bansode, organizer of the Chatra Bharti Sammelan told Outlook , "We were given the notice in the morning, whereas we have been in touch with the Juhu Police regularly". [Full Article...]

Fodder Scam: CBI Court to sentence Lalu Prasad Yadav today

Fodder Scam: CBI Court to sentence Lalu Prasad Yadav today The court was expected to pronounce the quantum of the sentence today, a day after it reopened after winter break, but deferred the sentencing to Thursday. However, the lawyers would not attend the court after paying condolences to the dead, the RJD chief's lawyer told reporters. Both Lalu and Jagannath Mishra are out on bail in the case. [Full Article...]


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