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Judge lambasts Zuma, orders him to pay costs of state capture report

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She recommended that a commission of inquiry be instituted to investigate State Capture, but that the President can not appoint its head as he is conflicted. In the latest in a series of judicial blows to Zuma's scandal-tinged administration, the court upheld recommendations by South Africa's anti-graft watchdog calling for an inquiry. Read More »

Govt extends deadline for linking Aadhaar with bank accounts to March 31

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The government had made it mandatory to link the 12-digit identity number to bank accounts and PAN card by amendments to the Prevention of Money-Laundering rules ( PMLA ). Earlier during the day the Supreme Court said that it would hear a batch of petitions about Aadhaar linking from tomorrow onwards. "Every reporting entity shall at the time of commencement of an account-based relationship identify its clients, verify their identity and obtain information on the objective and intended ... Read More »

American helicopter window falls on Japanese school sports ground

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The school said that one child sustained slight injuries as a result of the falling object. But Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga and many other people in the southern island prefecture, which hosts the bulk of US military facilities in Japan, want the Futenma base to be removed from the prefecture altogether. Read More »

11-year-old MI girl held at gunpoint, cuffed by police

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Honestie Hodges: "It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong". The police department wrote on Facebook that its officers detained the three women because they wanted to make sure they weren't Manning - who was arrested in a house not far away from the Hodges' home - or armed with a risky weapon. Read More »

Opening the Google AI China Center

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Google's move to open a Beijing office focused on fundamental research is an indication of China's AI talent, widely seen as being neck and neck with the USA in research capability. Whether a breakthrough occurs in Silicon Valley, Beijing or anywhere else, it has the potential to make everyone's life better. As an AI-first company, this is an important part of out collective mission. Read More »

Six, including father-in-law, get death sentence over 'honour killing' in India

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The murder took place in a busy marketplace and was caught on CCTV cameras. One of those sentenced to death is Chinnasamy - the father of S Kausalya whose husband Shankar was hacked to death in Tirupur in 2016. The court also ordered a total compensation of Rs 11.95 lakh to the girl and Shankar's family, he said. "I hope this verdict would help achieve this goal", she said, sought police protection for Sankar's family and herself following the acquittal of the three accused and tension ... Read More »

'Tension on Korean peninsula world's most unsafe security issue'

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The DPRK officials needed time to discuss internally and brief their leaders on the UN message, Feltman told reporters at UN Headquarters in NY after he briefed the Security Council on his visit to Pyongyang. It was the first in-depth exchange of views between the United Nations and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the country's official name, in nearly eight years. Read More »

Met Office issues ice weather warning for Derry

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All six counties are said to be affected. "Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer and more hard journeys". The RAC's road safety spokesperson said they are expecting around 11,000 breakdowns to occur on Monday, a 20% increase on the seasonal average, and have offered tips on how to avoid any accidents while driving in the "treacherous" conditions. Read More »

12 special courts for criminal trial of lawmakers soon

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The apex court had made it clear that these special courts should only handle cases involving lawmakers so that these trials can be completed within a year. The top five States with the highest number of MLAs facing criminal cases are Maharashtra (160), followed by Uttar Pradesh (143), Bihar (141), West Bengal (107), and Kerala (87). Read More »

Angels' Ohtani has damaged elbow ligament

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The UCL is the ligament that requires Tommy John surgery to fix, a procedure that often keeps pitchers out of baseball for more than a year. According to the report, a physical performed by Dr. Ohtani underwent the procedure on October 20 in Tokyo, according to the report. In addition, Yahoo reported, Ohtani has a "small free body" - probably a bone chip - floating near his UCL. Read More »

Israeli PM urges approval of Jerusalem decision

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Netanyahu spoke Sunday in Paris at a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron days after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, breaking with decades of American foreign policy. Russian Federation maintains its position that the Palestinian-Israeli settlement implies the peaceful and secure existence of Israel within her internationally recognized borders alongside the creation of an independent Palestinian state. Read More »

Avalanche hits LoC posts in J&K, five soldiers missing

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Heavy snowfall has swept away Army's high altitudes posts along the LoC. Rescue teams sent to trace missing jawans. As the Kashmir valley continues to get buried in snow, five missing Indian soldiers remain untraceable in the snow avalanches in Gurez and Nowgam sector. Read More »

James Corden and His Wife Julia Carey Welcome a Baby Girl

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James - whose spot on " The Late Late Show " was taken by Harry Styles for the night - wrote on the micro-blogging site: "Today we welcomed a lovely baby daughter into the world". The video came out online this morning, with James singing Christmas carols with comedian and singer Reggie Watts before Miley Cyrus , Sam Smith , P!nk , Katy Perry , Foo Fighters , Usher , Bruno Mars , Fifth Harmony , Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles all joined in! "No, I found her a nice seat, so ... Read More »

Top Russian Military Officer: US, South Korea, Japan Military Exercises 'Heighten Hysteria'

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China has retaliated economically against South Korea since early this year after Seoul deployed the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system, which Beijing sees as a security threat. According to a report by Asia Times who quoted the report from Channel A, stated that the launching of the spy plane was a result of North Korea increasing their efforts in developing an SLBM fleet. Read More »

Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen and moves to Riyadh

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The one-time alliance of Houthi rebels and forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh broke down last week when the Houthis killed Saleh at his home. As the war drags on, seven million people are believed to be on the brink of starvation and a cholera outbreak has caused more than 2,000 deaths. He left the country after the Houthis entered the city on March 25. Read More »

DOJ Releases Text Messages From FBI Staffers Having Affair

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Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on Friday: "I will be challenging Rs and Ds on Senate Judiciary Committee to support a Special Counsel to investigate ALL THINGS 2016 - not just Trump and Russian Federation". In November , the WashPost reported: "Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns - including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russian ... Read More »

US Army deserter who spent decades in N.Korea dies at 77

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Jenkins said the he was in a virtual prison during the first eight years in North Korea, living in a small room with other three other US defectors and forced to learn the works of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung, NPR said. "I'm sure the people feel that way about me, but if they knew all the things I know about the case, I think they'd have a different opinion of me". One of the Cold War's strangest dramas began in 1965 when Charles Robert Jenkins, then a 24-year-old army sergeant ... Read More »

Europe Complicit In Libyan Migrant Abuses

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According to a report entitled " Libya's Dark Web of Collusion ", the worldwide watchdog said that European governments are "actively supporting" a "sophisticated system" of abuse against migrants in coordination with the Libyan coast guard . Read More »

Early Alabama Senate race exit polls

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In Moore's path stood Democrat Doug Jones , 63, a former USA attorney best known for prosecuting two Ku Klux Klansmen who killed four black girls in Birmingham's infamous 1963 church bombing. This year he attempted a political resurrection against party officials horrified by accusations that he was guilty of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Read More »

Magnitude quake hits Iran-Iraq border

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The epicentre of the quake, which was felt in Iran's Kermanshah province, was at a depth of 10 km, 35.066 degrees north latitude and 45.795 degrees east longitude in the Iraqi border city of Halubcah, Xinhua news agency reported. Pictures posted on state media showed groups of people standing in streets in the quake zone, fearing the collapse of buildings. Later Tuesday, the USGS reported another quake in the region, a 6.0-magnitude temblor about 65 kilometres from Kernan. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 back panel leaks

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Barely two months later, reports revealing the rear panel of the alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 have already started showing up on the internet. The Xiaomi Mi Mix was one of the first devices to bring an nearly bezel-less display into the market. Read More »

Tracking the Jisha rape and murder case verdict

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Judge Anil Kumar found Ameerul Islam (23), hailing from Assam's Nagaon district, guilty under Sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder), 449 (trespassing into house) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of the IPC. The Kerala Police had questioned about 2,000 people in this case and some 20 of them were subjected to DNA tests. As the judgment was being pronounced, the convict said thrice: "I am innocent, the police just arrested me and took me away". Read More »