• Decision on Zuma's future in 'coming days': S.Africa VP
Decision on Zuma's future in 'coming days': S.Africa VP

Emergency party talks were held in Johannesburg on Sunday. The National Executive Committee (NEC) was due to meet on Wednesday, but the meeting was postponed after Ramaphosa and Zuma's discussion on Tuesday evening. "We will be able to communicate further on President Zuma's position as President of the Republic once we have finalised all perti...

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  • Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies
Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies

North and South Korea agreed to send a North Korean delegation to the Olympics. Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong , is a close adviser to Kim Jong Un. "I have not requested a meeting, but we'll see what happens", Pence said during a stop in Alaska. In that role, she is presumed to have been instrumental in presenting her brother as a benev...

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  • Irish house prices set to fall without UK-EU deal
Irish house prices set to fall without UK-EU deal

While this week's meetings have been portrayed in the press as a make or break moment, those on the inside insist this is not being viewed as "decision week" internally. Brexiters in the slimmed-down Cabinet - including the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , Brexit Secretary David Davis and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox - are ready to bloc...

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  • Dananjaya debuts as Sri Lanka opt to bat
Dananjaya debuts as Sri Lanka opt to bat

Earlier, on a powdery wicket with puffs of dust being a regular feature right from the start, Bangladesh operated with spinners from both ends after Sri Lanka opted to bat. Mustafizur Rahman was the other wicket-taker who scalped a couple. He lauded Kusal Mendis for his 68-run knock and said: "The biggest thing is Kusal Mendis's innings [68]...

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  • Israeli Foreign Ministry appoints new ambassador to Jordan amid diplomatic rift
Israeli Foreign Ministry appoints new ambassador to Jordan amid diplomatic rift

The Foreign Ministry announced on Monday the appointment of veteran ministry Middle East specialist Amir Weissbrod as Jerusalem's next envoy to Jordan. Jordan has demanded that Moyal be brought to justice for the deaths of the two Jordanians. Last month, the Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad reported that Israel had paid a total of $5 million to the two ...

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  • Polar bears face feeding challenges
Polar bears face feeding challenges

Earlier studies had tried to estimate polar bears' metabolic rates and energy needs, the study's authors note, but relied largely on speculation. Their most recent population estimate indicates the polar bear population has declined by about 40 per cent over the past decade.

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  • Indian woman's kidney allegedly stolen over failure to meet dowry demand
Indian woman's kidney allegedly stolen over failure to meet dowry demand

When she complained of stomach pain two years ago, Rita Sarkar, 28, says her husband arranged a visit to a private nursing home in Kolkata, where the couple stayed with one of his relatives, per the BBC . The men reportedly confessed that the kidney was sold to a businessman in Chhattisgarh. The police was preparing to raid the hospital where th...

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  • Venezuela Sets Presidential Vote For April 22 After Talks Crumble
Venezuela Sets Presidential Vote For April 22 After Talks Crumble

Setting the date for the presidential elections was one of the points of contention the two sides sought to resolve through resumed dialogue in Santo Domingo since September, in a bid to overcome a political stalemate that has only intensified Venezuela's economic woes.

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  • Schmidt Rings The Changes For Saturday's Clash With Italy
Schmidt Rings The Changes For Saturday's Clash With Italy

Leavy impressed in Paris after replacing the luckless Josh van der Flier, who will now miss the rest of the season with knee ligament damage. Ireland coach Joe Schmidt on Thursday named the following team to face Italy in the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

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  • Person opening umbrella reportedly spooks horse pulling carriage; 3 injured
Person opening umbrella reportedly spooks horse pulling carriage; 3 injured

The horses rampage was brought to an end as he smashed through a parked auto and a stationary taxi, causing thousands of dollars damage to all three vehicles. The incident happened when two drivers were allegedly racing to a pickup spot. The incident was watched by hundreds of startled pedestrians near Central Park as the passengers of the carria...

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  • Democrat Wins Special Election in Missouri District
Democrat Wins Special Election in Missouri District

Blake Farenthold stick around in his seat rather than risk a special election. Over in House District 144, Democrats took a relatively narrow 53-47 loss in a district that Trump carried by 59 points. Jeff Knight defeated Ronna Ford in House District 129 serving Dallas and Laclede Counties. Revis's win is the latest blow to the GOP, which also los...

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  • Opposition demand to disclose Rafale deal details unrealistic, says defence ministry
Opposition demand to disclose Rafale deal details unrealistic, says defence ministry

The MoD statement referred to the "Agreement between The Government of the Republic of India and The Government of the French Republic concerning the Protection of Classified Information and Material in the field of Defence", signed in New Delhi on January 25, 2008.

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  • Modi takes dig at Renuka for her laughter, she hits back
Modi takes dig at Renuka for her laughter, she hits back

Speaking about the recent Congress victory in byelections, Sonia said: "We performed under tough circumstances in Gujarat and recent by-election results in Rajasthan were huge". The Congress chief said PM's every speech is about Congress party and its leaders. Many of them are out on bail in corruption cases, he said and noted that four former Ch...

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  • Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal After Months of Government Shutdown Threats
Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal After Months of Government Shutdown Threats

It does not include DACA protections, despite it being the Democrats' loudest, most passionate issue for the last several weeks - one that even caused a government shutdown . Members of Congress have discussed adding this provision, but doing so could threaten the bill; increasing the debt ceiling would alienate the more conservative members...

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  • Brexit 'could cut Scottish GDP by 9%'
Brexit 'could cut Scottish GDP by 9%'

The UK government's breakdown predicts that the north east of England would be worst hit by Brexit, with its GDP cut by 3% by single market membership, 11% by a free trade deal and 16% under a " no deal " scenario. "The Conservatives are putting the public in the firing line because they are hell bent on Brexit". 'The Government need to start b...

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  • Senate Announces 2-Year Budget Deal That's A Huge Win For GOP
Senate Announces 2-Year Budget Deal That's A Huge Win For GOP

It also would extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ) for 10 years instead of the current six, the source added. U.S. "Its enactment would allow the Appropriations committees to work in a thoughtful manner over the next several weeks to reach consensus on important bipartisan priorities like funding our national d...

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  • Iran ready to help Turkey with its concerns in Syria
Iran ready to help Turkey with its concerns in Syria

In a statement , Paulo Pinheiro, head of the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria , said an ongoing Syrian government siege of Eastern Ghouta "involve (s) the international crimes of indiscriminate bombardment and deliberate starvation of the civilian population".

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  • Gay Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Declines Meeting with Mike Pence
Gay Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Declines Meeting with Mike Pence

Landers tells NPR that the presence of Warmbier "could actually pour cold water on any suggestion that Vice President Pence would have any meetings with officials from the North Korean regime". However, back in 2000, the politician did suggest on his campaign website that federal funding for HIV/AIDS might be better spent on 'those institutions whi...

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  • Jesse Lingard Apologizes for Tweet Sent During Munich Service
Jesse Lingard Apologizes for Tweet Sent During Munich Service

Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg are the only survivors out of the group of players who lived through the crash. Manchester United's Jesse Lingard has released a statement after a tweet was sent from his official Twitter account, just minutes after he and the rest of his teammates observed silence for those who lost their lives in the 1958 Munic...

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  • Philadelphia Eagles may boycott White House visit as a team
Philadelphia Eagles may boycott White House visit as a team

Some members of the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles are the latest to state they will not be partaking in the White House visit in the fall out from their historic title win yesterday. He said that Trump's rhetoric on race, particularly the President's response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, "helped" put the...

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  • McConnell, Schumer Strike 2-Year Budget Deal to Avert Shutdown
McConnell, Schumer Strike 2-Year Budget Deal to Avert Shutdown

It was just last month when Democrats and Republicans were unable to find common ground and the government shut down for the first time since 2013. "With the disaster recovery package and dollar for dollar increases in the defence and non-defence budget, Democrats have secured hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in communities across ...

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  • Mike Pence journey to Asia, Olympics geared toward countering North Korea
Mike Pence journey to Asia, Olympics geared toward countering North Korea

They had a half brother, Kim Jong-nam, who was murdered previous year at a Malaysian airport. Before beginning his trip to Japan, Pence visited Alaska with a stop at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday, where he reviewed US military capabilities.

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  • Bannon Reportedly To Skip Testifying Before House Panel
Bannon Reportedly To Skip Testifying Before House Panel

According to multiple reports, Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon is ignoring a subpoena from the House Intelligence Committee. Schiff said the White House limited his testimony to a pre-approved set of 14 questions. The House panel voted unanimously Monday to release the Democratic memo, sending it to the White House. "It's been backgr...

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  • Bruins, Rangers heading in opposite directions — National Hockey League on NBCSN
Bruins, Rangers heading in opposite directions — National Hockey League on NBCSN

Riley Nash and Zdeno Chara scored first-period goals and Patrice Bergeron added two in the second to help the surging Boston Bruins swamp the New York Rangers 6-1 on Wednesday night. Khudobin allowed a goal to Rangers forward Rick Nash just five minutes into the game, but he managed to keep his opponent off the scoreboard the rest of the wa...

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  • KIM'S NIGHTMARE: Trump to UNVEIL 'TOUGHEST' Sanctions in HISTORY Against North Korea
KIM'S NIGHTMARE: Trump to UNVEIL 'TOUGHEST' Sanctions in HISTORY Against North Korea

Kim is the first vice-director of Pyongyang's powerful Propaganda and Agitation Department. Members of North Korean cheering squad arrive at a hotel in Inje, South Korea, February 7, 2018. Aides say Pence is advancing a counter message, using the games as an opportunity for the South and the broader global community to exert what President Trum...

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