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by | February 01, 2018 | 15:57

Wednesday marks the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to make fresh representations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on why he should not face prosecution for corruption. The opposition has said it wants Zuma to be removed from office before delivering the state-of-the-nation speech. Zuma has faced numerous calls to step-down with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) mounting the pressure after admitting to having discussed removing him as president before the end of his ...

by | February 01, 2018 | 15:02

All the necessary schemes will be implemented and steps will be taken in order to achieve our PM's dream. "This is an election budget", said M.S. Unnikirishnan of the Confederation of Indian Industry, a powerful trade group. - Allocation of Rs 2.04 lakh Cr for the development of infrastructure in 99 Smart Cities that have been identified already. Jaitley said the taxpayer base rose to 8.27 crore in 2016-17, from 6.47 crore in 2014-15.

by | February 01, 2018 | 14:49

Michael Bates , a Conservative MP who works as an worldwide development minister, was clearly left mortified by his tardiness in getting to the House of Lords , and expressed regret at not living up to "the highest possible standards of courtesy ".

by | February 01, 2018 | 14:27

The lower house approved the legislation on January 26. The move to absolve Poles and the Polish state of that responsibility now has momentum, with the bill passing in parliament with 57 votes to 23. Though many Poles fought the Nazi occupation and tried to save Jews, some also helped round them up, stole their property and participated in massacres.

by | February 01, 2018 | 14:03

Police say that at the time they questioned Nassar he provided a Power-Point presentation in which he described a technique which required touching those areas during his treatment. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook NO RESALES. "We're not going to hide it". Meridian police plan to apologize to Brianne Randall-Gay after they did not refer her complaint 13 years ago to a prosecutor, NBC News reported .

by | February 01, 2018 | 13:33

He spoke on how the phrase "once in a blue moon " came under existence. NASA confirmed the moon is orbiting 223,068 miles from Earth, rather than the usual 238,855 miles, making it appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter in the night sky.

by | February 01, 2018 | 13:11

The overall growth in January was driven by a steep rise in new orders, indeed the sharpest since October 2007. "With the TPP trade agreement also back on the agenda, there will be plenty of optimism that the sector will continue to grow as the year progresses", Harker says.

by | February 01, 2018 | 12:06

It is an effort to give strength to a mass movement for playing more. "We must implement the strategic consensus of the two leaders", he said, adding that China is not a "hurdle" for India's development but a major opportunity for India. The Khelo India programme has been introduced to revitalize the sports culture in the nation at grassroots level and make India a sporting nation.

by | February 01, 2018 | 11:47

The Finance Minister said, this year's Budget will particularly focus on strengthening agriculture and rural economy , provision of good health care to economically less privileged, taking care of senior citizens, infrastructure creation and working with the States to provide more resources for improving the quality of education in the country.

by | February 01, 2018 | 11:15

That means Syrians already receiving the protections can stay, but more can't apply once the current program expires in March. After the 18 month extension, the homeland security secretary will make a fresh decision about whether conditions in Syria, which has been embroiled in violent conflict for years, warrant another extension.

by | February 01, 2018 | 10:34

Asked why South Korea or North Korea had not called off Wednesday's joint training, Baik said it was "inappropriate" to try to assess Pyongyang's intentions while the South was only carrying out its agreements made with the North. "Seong-ho traveled thousands of miles on crutches all across China and Southeast Asia to freedom", Trump said in his speech. He said the US was waging a "maximum pressure" campaign to prevent that - referring to the worldwide effort to deepen the North's ...

by | February 01, 2018 | 09:29

Before her China posting, Gracie told the parliamentary committee, she thought there was an issue of unequal pay in the newsroom but did not bring it up for several reasons - she was a single parent, her daughter had leukemia, she had breast cancer twice, and "frankly I had enough just getting on with life, " she said.

by | February 01, 2018 | 08:41

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., added that the "horrific sexual abuse and tepid responses from organizations that exist to support the careers of U.S. Olympic athletes are nothing short of a betrayal". "I wish she would've just given him a insane number, like 3,000 years or something, but other than that, she was a boss and she was absolutely incredible", the gymnast commended the presiding Judge, Rosemarie Aquilina.

by | February 01, 2018 | 08:32

An Israeli legal rights group is suing two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel in what appears to be the first lawsuit filed under a contentious Israeli anti-boycott law. The group, which filed the lawsuit in a Jerusalem court on Tuesday, is suing on behalf of three Israeli would-be concertgoers - Ayelet Wurtzel, Shoshana Steinbach and Ahuva Fogel - for about 13,000 United States dollars in damages.

by | February 01, 2018 | 08:32

Trump's querying of the deputy attorney general about his political allegiance is part of a pattern of inappropriate comments to officials with the Department of Justice, which is supposed to operate independently of political interference.

by | February 01, 2018 | 08:16

Foreign office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said a high-level delegation representing Afghan government had arrived in Islamabad "to discussions cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan". Afghanistan's envoy to Islamabad , Omar Zakhilwal, said he had no information on such an exchange. "It would be a huge step forward in our important bilateral relations if this indeed happens", he said in a statement on Wednesday.

by | February 01, 2018 | 08:05

An average 63.76% polling was recorded in the Alwar and Ajmer LS constituencies, while at Mandalgarh, the Assembly constituency, 76.57% of the electorate exercised their franchise. Out of 27 Panchayat Samiti, Congress won 16, BJP 10 and Independent 1. CPI (M) is in second, BJP in third and the Congress is in the fourth position.

by | February 01, 2018 | 06:52

He now lives with his wife Amy Gottlieb, also an immigrant rights advocate, and their daughter in Brooklyn, New York. But she said there were "larger, more fundamental" rights at stake that were trampled on. District Judge Kevin McNulty seeking a legal order to have the court to correct its original judgment, attorneys for Ragbir asked that his conviction and sentencing be vacated, claiming "overly broad jury instructions permitted the jury to convict Mr.

by | February 01, 2018 | 06:48

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted to release the memo on Monday night. Republicans on the House intelligence committee voted Monday to release the four-page memo on the Russian Federation investigation. But Schiff said the memo's release could compromise intelligence sources and methods. Pete King says a secret memo shows "serious improper behavior at high levels" of the Justice Department's investigation of President Donald Trump's campaign.

by | February 01, 2018 | 06:39

Wynn resigned Saturday after reports that he had engaged in multiple instances of sexual misconduct . "Todd will be a great addition to the Republican National Committee, and I couldn't be happier he is lending his tremendous leadership to our party", the president said .

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:58

In the a year ago, tensions between North Korea and the United States have escalated over Pyongyang's efforts to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States. Pacific territory of Guam. The ministry cited North Korea as saying it has no other option but to cancel the cultural event because of South Korean media reports that it says defamed its "sincere" measures for the Olympics.

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:33

F1's announcement follows a similar move by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), who have made a decision to end the practice of using walk-on girls to accompany players with immediate effect. F1 promised to review its use of female models at races at the end of previous year and on Wednesday announced its decision to change it's pre-race practices.

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:11

Shares in Capitec Holdings dropped as much as 20 percent after USA firm Viceroy Research said the South African lender overstates its financial assets and income, claims which the bank rejected. The Sarb placed African Bank under curatorship at the time. Read Will Viceroy's Capitec report become a self-fulfilling prophecy? "By 2012 as little as 6% of the total microcredit volume advanced was being used for conventional business purposes", stated the report.

by | February 01, 2018 | 04:32

The previous year has seen ramped-up missile launches, some of them over Japanese territory, and its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. The rocket, produced by Raytheon , is created to intercept ballistic missiles. The projected aim of the missiles is for targeting medium-range ballistic missiles, but might also have the capability to shoot down ICBMs in some circumstances .

by | February 01, 2018 | 03:35

The five-seconds-long video was released Tuesday, as evidence to back the statement regarding the incident released by the Department of State , in which it claimed a Russian Jet "engaged in an unsafe interaction with a U.S. US EP-3 flying in global airspace over #BlackSea was intercepted by Russian Su-27 yesterday. The U.S. military released a video of a Russian Su-27 fighter jet flying close to American Navy ЕР-3Е Aries II surveillance plane, over the waters of Black Sea on Monday.

by | February 01, 2018 | 03:35

Investigators in Australia said that the aircraft "simply should not have been where it was" and that Mr Morgan performed "inexplicable" manoeuvres prior to the crash. The bodies of Mr Cousins, 58, his sons, Will and Edward, aged 25 and 23, Ms Bowden, 48, and her 11-year-old daughter Heather were recovered from the water the same day.

by | February 01, 2018 | 03:31

Provoking Palestinian outrage, Trump reaffirmed his occupied Jerusalem decision and said the disputed city had been taken "off the table", despite having previously said his recognition did not preclude later negotiations on its borders. "The US decision on Jerusalem . does not come as a result of a comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict", the monarch told Pence at the start of the talks in the royal palace in Amman.

by | February 01, 2018 | 03:08

Though the over dozen petitioners in the case are lawmakers disqualified for possessing fake degrees, the case has ramifications for Nawaz as well as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's ( PTI ) former secretary general Jahangir Tareen - both were unseated from Parliament on violation of Article 62 (1)(f).

by | February 01, 2018 | 02:28

San Francisco will expunge and dismiss thousands of misdemeanor and felony marijuana convictions for those sentenced prior to the passage of a California measure to legalize recreational pot for adults - even if those with prior convictions don't file a petition, District Attorney George Gascón said Wednesday.

by | February 01, 2018 | 02:30

Two top Russian spy chiefs traveled to Washington last week to discuss counterterrorism issues with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, but the unusual visit also raised concerns among some US officials that Moscow could interpret the encounter as a sign the Trump administration is willing to move beyond the issue of election interference, current and former USA intelligence officials said .

by | February 01, 2018 | 01:29

In the preview, shared by The Hollywood Reporter , DeGeneres wasted no time asking about the hilarious moment. "What am I supposed to do with this gift?'" Obama explained to DeGeneres. Several seconds pass before Melania Trump is able to join him, appearing from behind their auto with the Tiffany box. No staff, no one. For the record, the gift was, according to Obama, "a lovely frame".

by | January 31, 2018 | 23:31

This doesn't look like a big deal in our area, but as you know, even a coating of snow could create slick spots on the roads. SUNDAY: Chance for more snow? Friday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Southwest wind around 6 miles per hour. Temperatures prior to and during this event should make it hard for the snow to accumulate on paved or treated surfaces.

by | January 31, 2018 | 23:08

But U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said almost a third of residents still don't even have electricity and denounced FEMA's plan on the Senate floor , calling it "unconscionable" and a "travesty". More than four months after the storm, almost a third of Puerto Rican power utility customers are still without electricity, and the island's financial position remains shaky .

by | January 31, 2018 | 23:02

The Treasury Department also added Haniyeh to its sanctions blacklist that freezes any USA -based assets he might have and bans any individual or company from engaging in business transactions with him. A State Department release claimed that Harakat al-Sabireen was an Iranian-backed terror organization that has fired rockets at Israel from Gaza and is also active in the West Bank.

by | January 31, 2018 | 22:52

Several members of Congress from Missouri and Arkansas say they are okay aboard a train that crashed in Virginia. Sessions, R-Texas, told Fox News there was one fatality, apparently involving those in the truck that was struck. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by this incident", the White House said. "I am safe, but praying for all involved".