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Water shut-off looms in Cape Town

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Day Zero is predicted to arrive on April 12. When it comes to water, we are fed a daily diet of doom and gloom, of a looming crisis: wars of the future will be over water; almost one-billion people lack access to clean water; river basins are closed so there is no more water to be allocated despite ever-growing demand; aquifers are overdrawn to such an extent that a global food crisis is just around the corner and major cities, such as Bangkok and Mexico, are sinking. Read More »

Trump to Herald Economic Progress in State of the Union

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Trump's tumultuous first year in office was marked by controversy, leading several Democratic lawmakers to announce that they plan to boycott the speech altogether. It will cover a "lot of territory", he said, including " our great success with the markets and the tax cut". Leahy praised speeches by former presidents of both parties. Read More »

Budget 2018: 4 stocks that may give maximum returns in Budget week

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Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia , who was also present on the occasion, urged the officials to take it as a challenge and focus on improving the country's ranking this year. Thankfully this year, the tab of the farm loan waiver has been picked up by the various state governments like Punjab, UP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, MP, and Karnataka. Read More »

HC asks EC to state facts behind AAP MLAs disqualification

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However, the Aam Aadmi Party and BJP meeting at CM's resident over Delhi sealing drive raised a high intense drama and ended with a lot of chaos as BJP accused AAP MLAs of misbehavior and insulting him and his MPs. "Such an attitude of the Committee is not less than a dictator", Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General, CAIT, said. "We had sought time for a meeting with the Chief Minister". Read More »

Turkey arrests more than 300 over criticism of Syrian offensive

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The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office issued detention warrants for the 11 members of the council early on January 30. Syria's Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums condemned the attack in a statement, saying that it "reflects the hatred and barbarism of the Turkish regime against the Syrian identity and against the past, present and future of the Syrian people". Read More »

8 month baby raped by 28 year cousin @Delhi

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The family used to leave the baby at home with cousins and other family members while going for work. "The accused has been booked under relevant sections", said the police. The child is struggling for life after being a victim of an atrocious crime. In December of past year there had been a "huge spike in the rape of children" in India, the Indian Express reported. Read More »

Yemen's Saudi-backed government 'to flee from Aden'

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Tension has steadily mounted in Aden since the STC called for the dismissal of Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghr, accusing his government of pushing war-torn Yemen to the brink of starvation. Hadi previously fled from advancing Houthi militants to his hometown of Aden, and alongside the Saudi-led coalition helped push the Houthis away from southern regions. Read More »

Pennsylvania governor to attend Super Bowl on own dime

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Reilly is a linebacker on the Patriots practice squad - right now. Watch the Super Bowl on KXAN on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. For example, if the NFC team has 21 points and the AFC team has 17 points, the square that intersects 1 on the NFC side and 7 on the AFC side wins. Read More »

Small plane lands in lanes of northbound 55 Fwy in Costa Mesa

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Slod, 25, told CBS he was flying from San Diego to the Los Angeles area when the plane, a 1971 Beechcraft Bonanza, lost power. The two men were heading to John Wayne Airport, with Slod in the pilot's seat. Coates said Slod is an "experienced pilot", and safely guided his plane under an overpass before landing. The G33 was a little over 8 feet tall. The plane landed near a freeway exit and was seen in images with emergency workers surrounding it. Read More »

State Department says no new Russia sanctions at this time

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Meanwhile, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that the anti-Russian sanctions are a "road to nowhere", as Moscow will not be intimidated by restrictive measures. "Am I confident" in President Trump meeting the deadline, Sen. "We are using this legislation as Congress meant to press Russian Federation to address our concerns related to its aggression in Ukraine, interference in other nations' domestic affairs, and abuses of human rights", Nauert said on January 29. Read More »

Eagles In Minneapolis With Business To Handle

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While Brady's injury wasn't quite as serious as initially feared and didn't appear to limit him all that much, it was still remarkably impressive for him to play so well at such a big game despite that setback. After the Super Bowl, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is expected to be named the new head coach Indianapolis Colts; defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is expected to become the Detroit Lions' new head coach. Read More »

Israel slams Holocaust legislation in Poland

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In response to Israeli outrage over a bill outlawing blaming Poland for crimes against Jews in the Holocaust, the Polish president on Sunday pledged to review the proposal before final passage, The Times of Israel reported . The German phrase, which translates as "work sets you free", was set into the wrought iron gates at Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Read More »

What Alleged Illegality Is Mueller Investigating? Trump Exercising Lawful Presidential Authority?

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Asked if Trump would sign a bill protecting Mueller, Short declined to answer the hypothetical. As he made his way to Davos, Switzerland, Trump fumed to aides about Associate Attorney General Stephen Boyd's warning that the release of the memo - written by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee - would be "extraordinarily reckless", the source said. Read More »

BJP suspends members over move to defer Nagaland polls

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Tsasepi Sangtam is a state vice-president of the BJP . Expressing solidarity on the issue of "Solution before Election", all major political parties in Nagaland - including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), NPF and the Congress - have decided not to take part in the upcoming Assembly election . Read More »

Rajasthan bypolls: Manda villagers boycott voting

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According to Chief Election Officer Ashwini Bhagat, Ajmer registered 65.20 per cent voting, Alwar had 61.86 and Mandalgarh saw 78.78 per cent polling. Electronic voting machines were used with the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) and the candidates' photographs for the first time in the State. Read More »

5 soldiers killed in Kabul military academy attack

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The attack was carried out by IS, according to the militant group's Amaq news outlet. At least 103 people are now known to have lost their lives and another 235 were injured in the attack in central Kabul on Saturday. "We're going to finish what we have to finish, what nobody else has been able to finish, we're going to be able to do it", Trump said. In keeping with this policy, the US on January 24 unilaterally made a drone attack in Pakistan . Read More »

Govt targeting to provide house to every poor: Prez

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While the government is raring to push its agenda such as the triple talaq bill and the amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act, the Opposition is seeking to corner the government on issues such as incidents of rape and atrocities on women, alleged attacks on the Constitution and institutions, besides the recent incident of communal violence in Uttar Pradesh. Read More »

Angelina Jolie Brought Daughters Shiloh and Zahara to a Syrian Refugee Camp

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Safadi and Jolie agreed on continuing constructive cooperation between Jordan and UNHCR , which would ensure the provision of basic and vital services to hundreds of thousands of refugees. Since mid-March 2011, the Syrian opposition has demanded to end more than 45 years of Bashar al-Assad's family rule and the establishment of a democratic state in which power will be transferred. Read More »

Australia Plans to Become Leading Defense-Industry Exporter

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The government says Australia now only sells about $1.5bn to $2.5bn in defence exports a year. Turnbull said the strategy was about creating hi-tech Australian jobs and not a response to any national threat, such as increasing tensions and the Chinese military build-up in the South China Sea over competing territorial claims. Read More »

Man killed after being sucked into an MRI scanner in Mumbai, India

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The incident has put the spotlight on the lack of safety measures in BMC-run hospitals. "He went close to the machine and instead got pulled along with the oxygen cylinder incised the machine", Maru's sister Priyanka Solanki said. "When we told him that metallic things aren't allowed inside an MRI room, he said 'sab chalta hai, hamara roz ka kaam hai' (it's fine, we do it every day)". Read More »

House Intelligence Committee votes to release controversial Nunes memo

Devin Nunes , according to Bloomberg . The House Intelligence Committee could vote as early as Monday evening to publicly release the Republican memo alleging abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. "No one at the White House has actually seen the memo, so it would be hard for us to make a decision, or to speak about it before that would take place", Sanders said at a daily press briefing. Read More »

Frelinghuysen Will Not Seek Re-Election

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His early departure from Congress signals Frelinghuysen was likely anxious about a tough re-election campaign in an already competitive district that President Trump only narrowly carried by 3,362 votes. I thank my friends and colleagues with whom I have served. Frelinghuysen is now the ninth House committee chairman to opt against seeking reelection this year. Read More »

Pelosi Plans To Bring Illegals To Trump's State Of The Union

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But Cook and Mackowiak expect many of those priorities to line up with the concerns of Texans, even if not everyone agrees with the direction to which the president will point. President George Washington delivered the first address in 1790, which also happened to be the shortest ever with just 1,089 words. Since then, though, the tone of Trump's speeches has waned, with a year full of squabbles and backbiting. Read More »