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Opposition parties 'adamant' Zuma should not deliver #Sona2018

Zuma, who's due to deliver the state-of-the-nation address on Thursday (Friday NZT), defied calls by the top six leaders to resign at a meeting on Sunday, according to five senior party officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. Mr Zuma, who is battling corruption allegations , has been in a weakened position since he was replaced as leader of the ANC in December by Cyril Ramaphosa , the deputy president. Read More »

EE will teach parents how to set parental controls on devices

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As more than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day - a new child every half second - UNICEF, the UN Children's Agency, warned today that digital access means they are exposed not only to a wealth of benefits and opportunities, but also to a host of risks and harms. Read More »

Slick roads cause pile-ups in Missouri

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Authorities didn't release the names of those killed or hurt. Authorities say a 50- to 70-car pileup Monday on Interstate 35 north of Des Moines claimed a life and left several others critically injured. Even more incredibly, the Facebook user who uploaded the photos, Ashley Rozane, writes in the caption that she had been in that very truck. Rozane was en route to a Super Bowl party when the crash occurred. Read More »

Dow's first quadruple-point loss jolts stock market out of complacency

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Stocks haven't suffered a 5% drop since the two days after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June 2016 . The two-day losing streak was sparked by a pickup in wages , which could usher in higher inflation . On Monday, the Dow declined 1,175 points , or 4.6%, to 24,346, while the S&P 500 fell 4.1% and the Nasdaq Composite 3.8%. Energy companies, banks, and industrial firms are taking some of the worst losses. Read More »

Israeli settler wounded in alleged stabbing attack in West Bank settlement

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Rabbi Raziel Shevah, a 35-year-old father of six, was shot dead near his Havat Gilad home. The attack happened near the entrance to the Ariel settlement. The attack came after the Israeli Government announcing plans to legalise an isolated outpost in the West Bank. The terrorist group Hamas " welcomed " the attack and said it was an act of resistance to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Read More »

Disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor sentenced to another 40-125 years

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Nassar was jailed for 40 to 175 years last month on seven counts of criminal sexual abuse against athletes and is now at his third and final sentencing hearing in Charlotte in MI. Most lived in MI, but some lived in other states. Of those 48 were new voices, according to the Attorney General's office, and 12 spoke in both Ingham and Eaton. Read More »

American troops leaving Iraq for Afghanistan

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Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State in December after more than three years of grueling combat against the extremists - fighting that largely took place with close US support. "The blood of Iranian and Iraqi youth were mixed in the war against the ISIL", said the Iraqi major general after voicing gratitude for all the help offered by the Islamic Republic of Iran in war against the ISIL. Read More »

Russian Federation claims to have met requirements of the new START Treaty

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The United States says it is confident that both the USA and Russian Federation will have honored their commitments under the bilateral Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) by the Monday deadline. Monday's deadline to comply with the reductions in the treaty comes days after the Trump administration released its Nuclear Posture Review , which focuses heavily on Russian Federation. Read More »

American conservationist Esmond Bradley murdered in Nairobi

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Martin is best known for going undercover in order to investigate the illegal world of black market ivory. He had recently travelled from a research trip in Myanmar and is reported to have been in the process of writing his findings. His work also put pressure on China to end legal ivory sales - the ban came into effect on New Year's Day. "It is a great loss", Dan Stiles, his colleague of many years, told NPR on Monday morning. Read More »

Paris attack suspect captured in Brussels refuses to return to court

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Escorted by two giant Belgian policemen in balaclavas, a handcuffed Salah Abdeslam entered a Belgian courtroom, his beard now thick and his hair long and slicked down. Abdeslam was Europe's most wanted fugitive when he was captured - and four days after he was arrested, the Islamic State network linked to the Paris attacks struck Brussels , killing another 32 people. Read More »

Syria Deploys New Air Defenses in Idlib, Aleppo

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Turkey said five soldiers were also wounded in Monday night's attack. Russian Federation and Iran back Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey supports Assad's opponents. and Russian-backed operations against Islamic State, have compounded the suffering of Syrians in the country's north and east. That would place it less than 5 km (3 miles) from territory held by Syrian government forces and their allies, and deeper inside Syria than the three observation posts set up by the Turkish ... Read More »

Assange loses bid to quash arrest warrant

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He said because Swedish extradition proceedings against Assange had come to an end, so had the life of the arrest warrant. The court heard that the 46-year-old was suffering from a bad tooth, a frozen shoulder and depression because of his long stay in the embassy. Read More »

NWS: No tsunami threat despite warning alert

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The National Weather Service alert was sent out to a majority of the east coast as a test at approximately 8:30 a.m. Please note there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT FOR New England. He said that after clicking on the push notification for details he realized it was just a test. The pictured alert was sent to a Queens' resident's phone on February 6, 2018 . Read More »

Donald Trump not cleared by Russian Federation probe memo, Democrats and Republicans say

According to lawmakers who have read the Democratic memo and spoke on condition of anonymity, it is more than 10 pages - at least twice as long as Republican version. The committee's top Democrat , California Republican Adam Schiff, branded the GOP memo "a political hit job". The intelligence committee minority fiercely to the document's release, saying that the memo "fails to provide vital context and information contained in DOJ's FISA application and renewals, and ignores why ... Read More »

UN Youth Envoy Preaches Against Female Genital Mutilation

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The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation was first introduced in 2003 following a conference in Africa and was adopted by the UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights as an international awareness day. The sample also included traditional circumcisers, healthcare professionals, and teachers.The team says it took care to cover a wide socio-economic bracket, diverse geographical locations including metropolises, small towns and medium cities, and covered the Reformists, ... Read More »

Two private Kenyan TV stations back on air

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THE Kenyan government has come under criticism for disobeying a court order to lift a ban on television stations that broadcast the mock swearing in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as president. "If not they'll (the government) be in contempt of court". A police spokesman said he was not aware of his detention. Kenyatta won the August election, and won the repeat election in October as well after Odinga boycotted it, complaining it would not be fair. Read More »

Stocks crater, Dow and S&P erase year-to-date gains

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USA stocks went into "free fall" yesterday, sparking large scale sell-offs on Asian markets this morning. Dow futures are now pointing to a drop of more than 750 points , or 3.2%. The Dow dropped 22 percent in one day. The Dow has tumbled more than 2,100 points , or 8 percent, in just six trading days, a stark contrast to the all-time highs seen over the past year. Read More »

New Jersey Enacting Regulations for Net Neutrality of its Own

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo of NY and Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana also have signed executive orders barring their states from entering contracts with internet service providers who refuse to follow net neutrality principles. Last month, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and New York Gov. This is Murphy's ninth executive order in 20 days as governor. Murphy said deliberations with ISPs have begun and "many, if not all, have said they would adhere [to net neutrality] as a matter of honor". Read More »

PM Modi's West Asia Visit: Faith And Diplomacy To Go Hand-In-Hand

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Five-six MoUs are expected to be signed during the prime minister's visit to Ramallah . Palestine and India had agreed to deepen engagement in sectors like health, IT, tourism, youth affairs and sports. "If we look at the investment from UAE to India, it exceeds $11 billion, about Dollars 4-5 billion in the format of FDI (foreign direct investment)", Banna said. Read More »

Fugitive accused in child shared sex assault video turns himself in

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Police said the only people who should contact them about this particular video are those who have opened or shared it. Youngstown police are investigating. We can't investigate this and we aren't going to share it. The Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is searching for a man accused of sexually abusing a child and distributing child porn. Read More »

Cosco head in Pakistan shot dead

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The two Chinese nationals had been provided three police guards from the Foreigners Security Cell (FSC) for their movement in the city. Azad Khan, deputy inspector general of Karachi's south zone, said the two employees of a shipping company were targeted while out shopping for groceries. Read More »