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Global Media Zuma's last song and dance ahead of ANC top job exit
Author: 0 Zuma's last song and dance ahead of ANC top job exit

Zuma, whose reign has been marred by graft scandals, will step down as ANC chief at the conference but will remain head of state until general elections in 2019. Recent news that he had a modest lead in the polls was quickly reflected by a rise in the financial markets. The start of a crucial meeting of South Africa's ruling party has been delayed.

Global Media Long Sault man among victims in Hydro One helicopter crash
Author: 0 Long Sault man among victims in Hydro One helicopter crash

The names of the victims are not reported to notifying the next of kin. One of Canada's largest electricity companies has grounded its helicopter fleet as investigators work to determine what caused a chopper crash that killed four of the utility's workers in eastern Ontario.

Global Media Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House
Author: 0 Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House

She also invited a journalist to trail her in the White House without notifying anyone else on the communications team, and canceled an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah , where she would have promoted her episode of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress .

Global Media NYC Bombing Suspect Picked Subway Passage Because of Holiday Poster
Author: 0 NYC Bombing Suspect Picked Subway Passage Because of Holiday Poster

The device apparently failed to completely detonate, even though investigators said Ullah had some experience with electrical work. The bomb suspect was being treated for burns and cuts to his abdomen and hands suffered in the blast. In reaction to the bombing, the president demanded a tightening of immigration rules. Ullah was admitted to the United States in 2011 under the fourth family preference for immigrant visas, which is for brothers and sisters of USA citizens and their spouses and ...

Global Media Ethics committee investigating sexual harassment claims against Kihuen
Author: 0 Ethics committee investigating sexual harassment claims against Kihuen

Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) announced on Saturday that he would not launch a re-election bid amid sexual misconduct allegations against him. Early this month, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called on Kihuen to resign after an initial BuzzFeed report emerged, which said the 25-year-old woman left her job as finance director because of what she says were repeated, unwanted propositions for dates and sex by Kihuen, who was then 35.

Global Media Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 12/15/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 12/15/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lillard was happy to note afterward that the Portland defense, which was scorched for 103 or more points in all five games of the losing streak, had limited its second straight opponent to 98 or fewer. The Blazers led 75-66 after three quarters, after building a 17-point advantage. Portland ranks 13th in second chance points per game (12.4) while Orlando ranks 25th (10.1).

Global Media Supreme Court extends all Aadhaar linking deadlines to March 31, 2018
Author: 0 Supreme Court extends all Aadhaar linking deadlines to March 31, 2018

Though there is no news yet about the extension of the deadline for linking mobile SIM cards with Aadhaar, the date for which has been fixed for February 6, Venugopal has said that this date may be extended too. Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar and Ashok Bhushan-was constituted on 13 December after repeated attempts by the petitioners for an early hearing on the issue of mandatory Aadhaar linking.

Global Media Yemeni rebels slam U.S. charges that Iran is arming Houthis
Author: 0 Yemeni rebels slam U.S. charges that Iran is arming Houthis

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday presented missile fragments and other military gear that she said came from Iran and had been used against USA ally Saudi Arabia. On Friday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad rejected Haley's allegations, saying the United States and its regional allies are responsible for the plight of the Yemeni people.

Global Media Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks reveals prostate cancer diagnosis
Author: 0 Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks reveals prostate cancer diagnosis

He also said that, if he had won the primary for U.S. Senate in the summer, he would not have scheduled the physical that led to the diagnosis. In August, Brooks ran in the Alabama GOP primary race in an effort to be the Republican who would would run to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, after he was appointed Attorney General of the United States.

Global Media Paul Ryan Denies He's Leaving Congress
Author: 0 Paul Ryan Denies He's Leaving Congress

Update: A separate report from Politico adds that, "In recent interviews with three dozen people who know the speaker-fellow lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists-not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018".

Author: 0 They call Tina Smith the 'velvet hammer.' Here's why

He said she suggested elder care as one topic. The other Senate race should be more competitive, especially if former Governor Tim Pawlenty is the Republican candidate to replace Franken. A spokesman for Attorney General Lori Swanson confirmed that Swanson has received the governor's request to review the issue, but declined to say when the attorney general would be prepared to respond.

Author: 0 European Union defies Trump, says its Jerusalem stance is unchanged

Erdogan, who has sought to steer often disunited Muslim nations into a coordinated response on the issue, said Muslims would never accept the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Palace in Ankara , Turkey, July 21, 2016. And US administration officials risked pouring gasoline on the flames Friday, stating that the Western Wall - in largely Palestinian east Jerusalem - would nearly ...

Global Media Sea lion attacks force authorities to close California beach to swimmers
Author: 0 Sea lion attacks force authorities to close California beach to swimmers

These attacks are happening at Aquatic Park in San Francisco. In the last day, at least three people have been bitten by a sea lion while swimming in the waters in and around Aquatic Park near Fisherman's Wharf. The most likely scenarios, she said, are that the animal is sick; young and curious; or it has been fed by humans and is now aggressively seeking food from them.

Author: 0 Trump Administration Bans CDC from Using the Word Transgender

The Post further reported that in some cases, analysts for the nation's top public health agency were provided with "alternative phrases" for use. "It was very much, 'Are you serious?" The reaction in the room was "incredulous", the longtime CDC analyst told the Post . "You can not fight against the Zika virus, or improve women's and fetal health, if you are unable to use the word " fetus .' You must be able to talk about science and evidence if you are to research cures for ...

Global Media Govt committed towards development of Northeast: PM Modi
Author: 0 Govt committed towards development of Northeast: PM Modi

While the BJP is tightlipped on the local leaders from the State who would share the dais with the Prime Minister, it is speculated that AL Hek, Sanbor Shullai and Robinus Syngkon will be sharing the podium with the Prime Minister. 79000 crore for the North East. "As a gate-way to South East Asia, Mizoram stands to gain immensely from this". With regards to the state of infrastructure in Shillong airport, Modi said that bigger planes like Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 should land in Shillong ...

Global Media Al Franken continues working while departure date unclear
Author: 0 Al Franken continues working while departure date unclear

Tim Pawlenty, a fundraising juggernaut - Democrats hope uniting around Smith gives them an advantage in an surprise Senate race. Smith, in a statement, said she was "resolved to do everything I can to move Minnesota forward" and would "be a fierce advocate in the United States Senate for economic opportunity and fairness for all Minnesotans".

Global Media Indonesia sentences gay club workers to 2 years in prison
Author: 0 Indonesia sentences gay club workers to 2 years in prison

In a tweet it expressed hope that the court will not bow to group pressure. Separately, some lawmakers are seeking to make homosexuality a crime in an amended criminal code that might be considered by parliament next year. " The appeal is rejected in its entirety ", said the Constitutional Court's chief justice Arief Hidayat . While only parliament can pass amendments, support from the court would influence members' decision.

Global Media Leicester vs. Crystal Palace live stream
Author: 0 Leicester vs. Crystal Palace live stream

Mamadou Sakho is out of the Leicester game with a muscle injury while fellow defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah will have a scan after picking up a hamstring injury on Tuesday. Think you can do better than Lawro? Meanwhile having lost their opening seven league games without scoring a single goal, Palace haven't lost in six and could move up to fourteen place with a win here.

Author: 0 Ravindra Jadeja joins elite list with six sixes in an over

Jadeja's innings blasted Jamnagar to a mammoth 239 for 6 while Amreli could only muster 118 for 5 in reply to go down by a whopping 121 runs. However, Jadeja's innings will not be added to that list as it only came at local level, between Jamnagar and Amreli districts.

Global Media Salvadoran woman jailed for stillbirth loses appeal
Author: 0 Salvadoran woman jailed for stillbirth loses appeal

Unfortunately, the court denied her appeal - and according to Vasquez's attorney Victor Hugo Mata , her case can not be appealed again. Teodora del Carmen Vasquez (R) is escorted as she arrives at the Isidro Menendez Judicial Center to attend a hearing to review her 2008 sentence - handed down under draconian anti-abortion laws after suffering a miscarriage - in San Salvador on December 13, 2017.

Global Media Arms supplied by US, Saudi ended up with Islamic…
Author: 0 Arms supplied by US, Saudi ended up with Islamic…

The analysis of more than 40,000 items found that in total, however, about 90 per cent of the weapons and ammunition overall were made in Russia, China and Eastern Europe. All of the items were made in European Union states, and in most cases the United States broke contractual clauses prohibiting retransfers by giving the weapons to armed groups in Syria.

Global Media Amit Shah takes front row on debut day in Parliament
Author: 0 Amit Shah takes front row on debut day in Parliament

He occupied seat No 24, which was earlier assigned to M Venkaiah Naidu , who rose to become the Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman. Yechury's front row seat has been allotted to his partyman TK Rangarajan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leader of the House and finance minister Arun Jaitley sit in the first row of the first block. Shah shares his bench with Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan and Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand ...

Global Media Worldwide inequality grows as richest 0.1% grab more wealth
Author: 0 Worldwide inequality grows as richest 0.1% grab more wealth

The results match a recent Oxfam SA report that found just three South African billionaires had more wealth than the bottom half of the country's earners. The report found that wealth inequality had grown most rapidly in North America, China, India, and Russian Federation, while remaining stable - albeit at high levels - in sub-Saharan Africa.

Global Media Can't accept preconditions for talks with North Korea: Rex Tillerson
Author: 0 Can't accept preconditions for talks with North Korea: Rex Tillerson

He stressed that "in our race against North Korea, we need to do more - way, way more" to counter North Korea's "evasive tactics" to avoid United Nations sanctions which he said are becoming more sophisticated. The United Nations has suggested holding talks to figure out the substance of negotiations further down the line, and a military-to-military hotline to dampen risks of conflict.

Global Media Macron seeks climate pledges after USA withdrawal from Paris accord
Author: 0 Macron seeks climate pledges after USA withdrawal from Paris accord

The meeting in Paris seemed to cement Macron's role as a key leader on climate change, now that the USA has shunned the global effort; he co-hosted the summit with the U.N. The topics include: how global warming impacts natural catastrophes like hurricanes, the health implications of climate change and how a warmer planet can affect the circular economy.

Global Media North Korea says naval blockade would be 'act of war'
Author: 0 North Korea says naval blockade would be 'act of war'

The Trump administration's lack of a consistent message toward North Korea has been criticized for plunging its allies into confusion as well as making North Korea doubt the US's willingness to negotiate. The country revealed plans for a previously unknown ballistic missile types when they were mistakenly filmed on a wall chart during coverage of a visit by Kim Jong-un.

Global Media 'Sheep' steals baby Jesus, 'Mary' rescues him in Christmas performance
Author: 0 'Sheep' steals baby Jesus, 'Mary' rescues him in Christmas performance

The show went on after a little parental intervention. But she ends up stealing the baby Jesus doll and begins dancing with it on stage. The delightful video was posted on Facebook by Tana Benson - the sheep's mama. "I told her we were sorry". "This is insane.' So then just the way I guess it just kind of went viral, as they say, it's been overwhelming for sure".

Global Media Statewide crackdown on impaired drivers begins Friday, runs through New Year's Day
Author: 0 Statewide crackdown on impaired drivers begins Friday, runs through New Year's Day

The Denham Springs Police Department received a Special Waves Grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, which funds overtime pay during the "DWI - Drive Sober Get Pulled Over" campaign. You'll face jail time, fines, loss of your driver's license and other related expenses. Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for drunk driving, or worse, risk injury or death to someone in a crash.

Global Media Judge Appears Ready To Release Manafort From House Arrest
Author: 0 Judge Appears Ready To Release Manafort From House Arrest

President Donald Trump , departs after a bond hearing as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russian Federation investigation, at U.S. He'll also have to stay away from airports, train stations, and other "transportation facilities" except for approved travel, per Jackson's order. Manafort faces criminal charges of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering.

Global Media S.Korea, China Say War 'Can't Be Tolerated' on Korean Peninsula
Author: 0 S.Korea, China Say War 'Can't Be Tolerated' on Korean Peninsula

The two leaders later presided over the signing of seven agreements covering cooperation in areas from food safety to the Winter Olympics. The visitor said: "In North Korea you should always look not just in front, at the show they want you to look at, but at the back or the sides for interesting things".

Global Media Man faces first-degree murder charge in Charlottesville auto ramming
Author: 0 Man faces first-degree murder charge in Charlottesville auto ramming

He faces life in prison if convicted on the first-degree murder charge . His case will now be presented next week to a grand jury for an indictment. On Aug. Heyer's death show Mr. Fields with members of one such group - which denied any connection to him - carrying a shield with one of its emblems. A former teacher, Derek Weimer, has said Fields was fascinated in high school with Nazism, idolized Adolf Hitler, and had been singled out by officials at his Union, Kentucky, high school for ...

Global Media SC refuses Cong plea for counting of VVPAT slips in Guj
Author: 0 SC refuses Cong plea for counting of VVPAT slips in Guj

The Election Commission, if it chooses to, can then tally the slips from a particular Electronic Voting Machine's (EVM's) compartment and tally the paper records with the votes cast in the machine. The bench told Singhvi that his client had approached it in his personal capacity and he should have let the party take a bold stand and approach the court.

Global Media Will Trump Pardon Michael Flynn? The President Says
Author: 0 Will Trump Pardon Michael Flynn? The President Says "We'll See What Happens"

He added, "But, the other thing I think is important to remind everybody, Kate, is it won't matter". "It's a shame what's happened with the FBI", Trump said Friday, moments before he left for Quantico . The academy, according to the FBI's website, is a "professional course of study" open to USA and global law enforcement managers of all stripes. In the statement to Politico , DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said key members of the House Judiciary Committee were given copies of ...

Global Media Turkey seeks United Nations help to foil USA decision on Jerusalem
Author: 0 Turkey seeks United Nations help to foil USA decision on Jerusalem

Additionally, Erdogan pledged to take more steps so that "the maximum number of countries" could recognize Palestine . Erdoğan also said that Muslim countries will start new funds to protect Palestinian families, "preventing Israel's seizure of neighborhoods, houses, and workplaces belonging to Muslims".

Global Media Germany's SPD announces exploratory coalition talks with Merkel's Union
Author: 0 Germany's SPD announces exploratory coalition talks with Merkel's Union

If the Social Democrats don't enter a coalition with Merkel's bloc, that would leave an unprecedented minority government led by Merkel or a new election as possibilities. Seen by many as an anchor of stability in Europe, Merkel needs to deliver, but her preferred partners at the SPD are biding their time. The SPD has repeatedly made clear that it has an array of options, including rejecting a partnership with Merkel's conservatives and setting Germany on the road to snap elections or ...

Global Media Trump administration cracks down on visa waiver program
Author: 0 Trump administration cracks down on visa waiver program

The Trump administration put new requirements in place on Friday for the 38 countries participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Programme, including that they use U.S. If more than 2% of a nation's travelers don't leave on time, their country might have to establish a public education program for its citizens, the department said.

Global Media National Park Service to limit fee-free days in 2018
Author: 0 National Park Service to limit fee-free days in 2018

Free days during the coming year are January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. The sharp decrease in the number of fee-free days comes as the National Park Service faces a maintenance backlog of more than $11 billion . The U.S. National Park Service held a public comment period from August 29 to September 28 and sent those comments to the National Park Regional Office.

Global Media Britain warns of Russian threat to undersea communications cables
Author: 0 Britain warns of Russian threat to undersea communications cables

British defense officials have warned that Russian Federation, in addition to possibly Iran and China, pose an existential threat to the Western way of life by developing capabilities to target undersea communications cables that carry 97 percent of all digital traffic and $10 trillion in daily financial transactions.

Global Media Trump judicial nominee struggles with basic legal knowledge during hearing
Author: 0 Trump judicial nominee struggles with basic legal knowledge during hearing

One point in Petersen's favor is that he shook his head "no" when Sen. Petersen does have a law degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. Petersen is not the first of Mr. "My background is not in litigation", he said . "I've heard of it, but again", Petersen responded, trailing off. "The thing I thought was much more troubling about the back-and-forth was the lack of preparation and basic understanding of pretty basic legal concepts", she said.

Global Media Did Doug Jones Supporter Confirm Voter Fraud?
Author: 0 Did Doug Jones Supporter Confirm Voter Fraud?

Poll workers were said to be thrown off by recently married women carrying photo IDs with names that didn't match the names on the voter rolls, or by voters who showed up with their hair cut and dyed differently than the picture on their ID.

Global Media Gujarat Poll: PM Modi casts vote in Ahmedabad
Author: 0 Gujarat Poll: PM Modi casts vote in Ahmedabad

In a first such flight by a prime minister, Mr Modi boarded the single-engine seaplane from near the Sardar Bridge connecting the old city with Ahmedabad West from a specially constructed jetty amid crowds of onlookers and supporters chanting "Modi, Modi".

Global Media Australian abuse inquiry's calls to end priests' celibacy rejected
Author: 0 Australian abuse inquiry's calls to end priests' celibacy rejected

He apologised for the church failing children in the past. But he said the seal of the confession can not be broken, even if priests face the prospect of criminal charges for failing to report child sexual abuse. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the inquiry had "exposed a national tragedy". "It must remain so here in Australia...(but) outside of this, all offenses against children must be reported to the authorities, and we are absolutely committed to doing so".

Global Media New Zimbabwe President chairs first politburo meeting
Author: 0 New Zimbabwe President chairs first politburo meeting

Mnangagwa said he would maintain the same politburo until the end of its term in 2019, according to party spokesperson, Simon Moyo. He said that rising to the helm of Zanu-PF didn't represent the defeat of one faction, although many in the G40 faction loyal to Grace Mugabe won't see things that way.

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