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Global Media Hong Kong follows China, bans ivory trade
Author: 0 Hong Kong follows China, bans ivory trade

Finally, a prohibition on commercial possession of all ivory other than antiques - which are defined as ivory "significantly altered from its natural state for jewelry, adornment, art, utility or musical instruments" produced before 1925 - will become effective on December 31, 2021.

Global Media AT&T profit beats, CEO upbeat on Time Warner deal
Author: 0 AT&T profit beats, CEO upbeat on Time Warner deal

AT&T said it added a total of 4.1 million wireless customers in the fourth quarter. For its full year, AT&T reported adjusted earnings of $3.05 per share on revenue of $160.5 billion. Dallas-based AT&T said Wednesday that it'll debut a small streaming device that allows customers to login into Netflix, DirecTV Now or another service to watch their favorite shows on their home TVs.

Global Media Leaked government Brexit analysis shows UK will be worse off
Author: 0 Leaked government Brexit analysis shows UK will be worse off

The resulting loss of skills and government revenue means any trade deal with the United States won't even begin to bring in the cash lost by a clamp down on migration post-Brexit. "There is analysis being done". "But it would be wrong to publish analysis before that analysis has been completed, and it would also be wrong to publish analysis which might prejudice our negotiating position".

Global Media DOJ, SEC probe Apple over slowing of older iPhones
Author: 0 DOJ, SEC probe Apple over slowing of older iPhones

Apple has fought back against allegations from critics who said the company's recent iPhone throttling was an attempt at forcing customers to upgrade to new iPhones. "We apologise. There's been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some changes we're making".

Global Media Mika cuts off Michael Wolff interview:
Author: 0 Mika cuts off Michael Wolff interview: "You're slurring a woman, it's disgraceful"

Wolff went on Twitter shortly after to say Trump was right about Mika being insane and also accused her of being a gossip. "I've never talked once to the president about my future and I am never alone with him", Haley said . "She kind of took a couple of days to say 'yes, ' but ultimately she saw the script, she knew what we were doing and she liked it", he said. "Mika, again she has been accused of nothing".

Global Media EIU Democracy Index: Bangladesh slips to 92th position
Author: 0 EIU Democracy Index: Bangladesh slips to 92th position

Asian democracies had a tumultuous year. The position was 84 with a score of 5.73 in 2016, according to the Democracy Index-2017 of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a research and analysis division of the UK-based the Economist Group, which owns The Economist newspaper.

Global Media Celebrate Black History Month with Historic Preservation Division
Author: 0 Celebrate Black History Month with Historic Preservation Division

Woodson, an African-American historian, educator and scholar. Throughout the month of February, library personnel will create and gather video clips on the topic "Why Does Black History Matter?" Google said the Doodle was designed by Virginia-based illustrator Shannon Wright and developed in collaboration with the Black Googlers Network.

Global Media Duminy expects run-fest in India ODI series
Author: 0 Duminy expects run-fest in India ODI series

Even though India are ranked number two in the limited overs format, things haven't been rosy for the team over the past year or so. The week after the ODIs will see three T20Is played in seven days and South Africa are expected to rest several senior players then because, four days after the final T20, they go straight into a four-Test series against Australia.

Global Media LeBron James To Consider Joining Golden State Warriors In Offseason
Author: 0 LeBron James To Consider Joining Golden State Warriors In Offseason

Golden State would need to clear a max salary slot in order to make room to sign James, which would mean that the Western Conference franchise would likely have to part ways at least two of the team's top four players. However, after a visit to three successive National Basketball Association finals - and a championship in 2016 - the Cavs are struggling this season and James is unhappy with the way the front office is running the team.

Global Media United Nations reviews 206 companies over links to Israeli settlements
Author: 0 United Nations reviews 206 companies over links to Israeli settlements

The report did not include the names of the companies. Of the 206 companies under review, 143 are based in Israel (including in settlements), 22 in the United States, seven in Germany, five in the Netherlands and four in France. "Palestinian civil society welcomes the UN's latest rebuke of Israel's egregious violations of Palestinian human rights, and insistence that businesses have an obligation to avoid complicity in these violations", it said.

Global Media Budget 2018: Kanpur residents pray for good budget
Author: 0 Budget 2018: Kanpur residents pray for good budget

While the nation was expecting some changes in the income tax slabs, the Budget has made it clear that no change in Income Tax exemption for individuals will be provided. Under this scheme, Rs 5 lakh cover will be provided per family, per year. India said on Thursday it expected economic growth to surge above 8 per cent as it announced a 2018-19 budget that allocated billions of dollars for rural infrastructure and unveiled a health insurance programme for around 500 million poor.

Global Media 'Super Blue Blood Moon' over Karachi
Author: 0 'Super Blue Blood Moon' over Karachi

The blue moon refers to the fact that it's the second full moon in the month of January . A full moon happens once a month when we see the entire half of the moon that is illuminated by the sun. The eclipse, from Eastern Canada would have appeared just to be a "shadow cast on the moon ", but Day noted that it isn't the most interesting kind of eclipse - it's a penumbral eclipse.

Global Media Will Jaitley, Modi take India's progress story ahead?
Author: 0 Will Jaitley, Modi take India's progress story ahead?

By doing so, Jaitley will be the first Union Finance Minister to deliver the budget speech in Hindi since the Independence. Overall, the budget has allocated Rs1,200 crore for the programme, Jaitley said. The rating upgrade was seen as a seal of approval for the Modi government's fiscal management. Due to this, desired number of jobs has not been created which is a major concern for the government.

Global Media Polish Senate passes Holocaust bill
Author: 0 Polish Senate passes Holocaust bill

The lower house of the parliament in Warsaw passed a bill which would give custodial sentences to people who describe Nazi camps as " Polish death camps" or who suggest that the Polish nation was complicit in the Shoah. The bill earlier infuriated Israeli leaders. Polish government spokeswoman Joanna Kopcińska said that no changes were being made to the original law, despite the public debate between Israel and Poland over the bill.

Global Media Lord Bates's resignation over lateness rejected by PM
Author: 0 Lord Bates's resignation over lateness rejected by PM

Tory whips and party chiefs are now trying to press gang him into "un-resigning". A Downing Street source told The Sun that "conversations were ongoing" but due to the PM being in China it was "logistically impossible for her to accept or reject the resignation offer".

Global Media North Korea is downsizing its annual Winter Military Exercises
Author: 0 North Korea is downsizing its annual Winter Military Exercises

The United States has withdrawn former White House official Victor Cha from consideration for ambassador to South Korea , a USA official said Tuesday. According to Seoul's Unification Ministry, Pyongyang took the decision because it was upset by "biased" reporting in South Korea. He studies law at Dongguk University and serves as the president of Now Action and Unity for Human Rights , a position that allows him to broadcast into North Korea "what the regime fears the most - the ...

Global Media Trump's approval rating lowest in Vermont
Author: 0 Trump's approval rating lowest in Vermont

Americans also appeared to soften their stance toward the GOP tax law, with the same proportion - 44 percent - registering approval as those who disapproved. Over half the country - 55 percent - say he is "somewhat successful" at pushing Congress to move on his legislative goals, while 41 percent say he has not been successful in this effort.

Global Media USA won't give more Syrians protected status
Author: 0 USA won't give more Syrians protected status

Only those who have been in the United States since August 1, 2016, are eligible for that extension, disqualifying newer arrivals. Following weeks of deliberations between the Department for Homeland Security (DHS), the State Department and the White House, the decision was announced today by DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Global Media Theis On Committee Investigating Nassar Scandal At MSU
Author: 0 Theis On Committee Investigating Nassar Scandal At MSU

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has declared that Larry Nassar , a now former doctor for the U.S. Gymnastics team, was accused by over 265 victims of sexual abuse. The US House of Representatives passed legislation on Monday and the Senate on Tuesday to require USOC officials to immediately report any allegations of abuse to law enforcement.

Global Media Probe ordered for Karolyi Ranch after Larry Nassar scandal
Author: 0 Probe ordered for Karolyi Ranch after Larry Nassar scandal

Abbott asked the Rangers and the Sheriff's Office to collaborate on the case, which involves allegations spread over several states. Nassar was sentenced Wednesday by a Michigan judge to 40 to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault that occurred while he was employed by Michigan State and USA Gymnastics.

Global Media Afghan President speaks to Modi, not to Pakistan PM
Author: 0 Afghan President speaks to Modi, not to Pakistan PM

In the last attack in recent times, at least five soldiers were killed after insurgents launched a coordinated attack on a military academy in Afghanistan on Monday, media reports said. However, Afghanistan once again pointed a finger at Pakistan for being behind the recent upsurge in terrorist attacks. Most of the attacks in the capital Kabul have been blamed on the Haqqani network, whose links to Pakistan's intelligence agency dates back to the 1980s Soviet invasion of Afghanistan when ...

Author: 0 Bypolls results: Counting in Rajasthan, West Bengal begins, security beefed up

The counting of votes for the Rajasthan bypolls that were held on Monday in two Lok Sabha and one assembly constituencies began at 8 am on Thursday. It's a prestige battle for Mr Pilot, who was the Ajmer member of Parliament before he lost the seat to the BJP as a Modi wave swept the state. While in West Bengal, by-polls were held for Uluberia Lok Sabha Constituency in Howrah district and Noapara Assembly Seat in North 24 Parganas.

Author: 0 N. Korea to parade long-range missiles

But Trump's assertions raised an obvious question: Why is the situation with North Korea so dire? He says when he reached the South Korean Embassy in Bangkok, diplomats there had never before seen a defector on crutches. "Force will be necessary to deal with North Korea if it attacks first, but not through a preventative strike that could start a nuclear war", Cha wrote .

Global Media CHAN 2018: Nigeria beats Sudan 1-0, berth first final
Author: 0 CHAN 2018: Nigeria beats Sudan 1-0, berth first final

Eight minutes into the game, Nigeria suffered a huge blow when Ikechukwu Ezenwa got injured in the process of blocking out Mohamed Idris's effort on goal. It is the first time the Super Eagles will be qualifying for the final. In Morocco, the CHAN Eagles dumped Angola 2-1 in the quarter-final, while Sudan upset tournament favourites Zambia 1-0.

Global Media Chicago Cubs Co-Owner Todd Ricketts Named New RNC Finance Chairman
Author: 0 Chicago Cubs Co-Owner Todd Ricketts Named New RNC Finance Chairman

Casino resort developer Steve Wynn speaks at the Hospitality Design Exposition and Conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The full RNC will vote to formalize the pick on Friday. Ricketts hails from one of the Republican Party's most prominent families. He was also a finalist previous year to lead the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank.

Global Media Shahid Kapoor slams Swara Bhaskar for criticizing Padmaavat
Author: 0 Shahid Kapoor slams Swara Bhaskar for criticizing Padmaavat

It is also representing freedom of expression and freedom of speech. Bhasker had written: "I felt reduced to a vagina only " where she accused Bhansali of glorifying " Jauhar " and "Sati pratha". Reacting to the letter on the sidelines of Radio Mirchi Awards on Sunday, Rohit said: "I'd like to request everyone that after so much troubles and struggles the film " Padmaavat " has released, please let it run in peace".

Global Media Lleyton Hewitt doubtful about Bernard Tomic playing for Australia again
Author: 0 Lleyton Hewitt doubtful about Bernard Tomic playing for Australia again

Former Davis Cup player Geoff Masters said Millman - who is ranked higher than de Minaur, but below Ebden and Thompson - played his role well in his cup debut in Belgium. Having previously claimed the organisation was corrupt, he took it one step further as he likened them to world football body FIFA. 'Yeah, I'm not happy with that whole sort of situation there with Tennis Australia until that sort of clears and until a few of the problems come out, ' he said.

Global Media Super blue blood moon enchants skygazers
Author: 0 Super blue blood moon enchants skygazers

This July 27, the UAE should witness a second lunar eclipse , made more spectacular by the Moon's proximity to Mars, which will be at its closest orbit to Earth since 2003. The "show" is to watch the shadow of the earth moving across the surface of the moon. One is the moon circling our part of the Earth at a distance far closer than normal.

Author: 0 Palestinian protesters disrupt U.S. economic meeting

The boy's funeral is set to be held on Wednesday after midday prayers in his hometown. A spokeswoman for the Israeli military confirmed that "violent riots are taking place in this area and burning tyres and stones were thrown at the soldiers".

Global Media U.S. anti-missile test fails in Hawaii
Author: 0 U.S. anti-missile test fails in Hawaii

A June test of the SM-3 Block IIA missile fired from a U.S. Destroyer failed because of user error, but a test of the missile in February past year was successful. A test firing in February 2017 was successful, noted AFP . The US Navy reportedly conducted a failed ballistic missile intercept test on Wednesday, the second failed test involving a SM-3 Block IIA in a year.

Global Media N Korea not yet shown ICBM ready to hit America: US general
Author: 0 N Korea not yet shown ICBM ready to hit America: US general

Last year, North Korea tested ICBMs that had the potential range of reaching the United States mainland and in September it conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test. Cha's dismissal owes to his disagreement Trump's plan to attack North Korea with a " bloody nose " strike, or a limited military strike in response to some North Korean provocation, according to multiple outlets .

Global Media Pelosi: Nunes memo is 'a total misrepresentation'
Author: 0 Pelosi: Nunes memo is 'a total misrepresentation'

The House Intelligence Committee is set to meet behind closed doors at 5 p.m. Washington time on Monday, when Republican leaders plan to call for a vote to release the four-page summary document, according to House officials familiar with the panel's plans.

Global Media Federal Bureau of Investigation has
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation has "grave concerns" about releasing memo

And now, as the House Speaker openly calls for "cleansing" the FBI - and the president argues, explicitly and incessantly , that the Justice Department's first responsibility is to protect him (and his friends) from legal accountability - we are supposed to pretend that this memo is not a propagandistic pretense for killing the Mueller investigation and packing the FBI with lackeys for the president.

Global Media US judge orders release of activist Ravi Ragbir
Author: 0 US judge orders release of activist Ravi Ragbir

Alina Das is the lawyer representing immigration activist Ravi Ragbir. . A native of Trinidad, 53-year-old Ragbir has been held in a jail cell since January 11, 2018, when he reported to an ICE field office for a routine check-in. According to court filings, Ragbir had worked in sales for Household Finance Corp., a now-defunct mortgage lender. Meantime, across the Hudson River, Ragbir is continuing his fight to overturn his wire fraud conviction before U.S.

Global Media Schumer Demands Answers After Russian Spy Chief Visited US
Author: 0 Schumer Demands Answers After Russian Spy Chief Visited US

In a tweet, Russia's embassy in Washington acknowledged the visit, citing the official ITAR-Tass news agency : "Sergey Naryshkin has visited the United States for consultations with #US counterparts on the struggle against terrorism". Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) chief reportedly travelled to Washington preceding the U.S. Treasury Department's release of a blacklist of Russian individuals linked to the Kremlin.

Global Media FEMA won't cut off food, water to Puerto Rico after all
Author: 0 FEMA won't cut off food, water to Puerto Rico after all

Nearly half a year later, the damage to Puerto Rico's water system still poses a looming health crisis for island residents exposed to contaminated water. The agency has been working on that transition but has not made it final, he said, adding that in the meantime, FEMA will continue providing food and water to communities on the island that need them.

Global Media Fighter jet incursion newest in collection of provocative Russian army strikes
Author: 0 Fighter jet incursion newest in collection of provocative Russian army strikes

The intercept lasted two hours and 40 minutes, according to the Navy. The Russian defence ministry justified the actions of the SU-27 by claiming it flew "strictly in accordance with global rules". EP-3. A Russian Su-27 fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries over the Black Sea on January 29. The maneuver forced the plane to enter its jet wash and caused it to undergo a 15-degree roll, Lt.

Global Media Local news outlets are suddenly big fans of Facebook again
Author: 0 Local news outlets are suddenly big fans of Facebook again

Facebook Inc . has more changes in store for news feed as part of its ongoing efforts to make Facebook less awful for mental health. Facebook has also been testing a new section that connects people to local news and events in their community, called Today In (currently available in six US cities).

Global Media Hamas 'undeterred' by U.S. terror designation
Author: 0 Hamas 'undeterred' by U.S. terror designation

The State Department accused Hamas of being involved in attacks that have resulted in the killing of 17 Americans since the group's founding. 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.

Global Media Michelle Obama Thought Melania Trump's Inauguration Gift Was Awkward, Too
Author: 0 Michelle Obama Thought Melania Trump's Inauguration Gift Was Awkward, Too

The memes will probably start circulating on Twitter again: Obama explained recently just what the new FLOTUS had given her on that day that Black folks just dreaded. And I'm thinking do we take the picture with [it]? No staff, no one. 'Well there is all this protocol, ' she said. "I was like what do you do with the box?" Jennifer Aniston also shows up to help DeGeneres celebrate.

Global Media House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy to retire
Author: 0 House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy to retire

The news comes less than a month after Gowdy stepped down from his spot on the House Ethics Committee, citing the "challenging workload" of his committee spots on top of his chairmanship. Unlike some of the other retiring Republicans whose seats are up for grabs by Democrats, Gowdy represents a conservative district that is expected to remain in GOP hands.

Global Media United States to Drop Graft Charges Against Sen. Bob Menendez
Author: 0 United States to Drop Graft Charges Against Sen. Bob Menendez

Menendez said Wednesday that he "never wavered in my innocence and my belief that justice would prevail". "Given the impact of the court's January 24 order on the charges and the evidence admissible in a retrial, the United States has determined that it will not retry the defendants on the remaining charges", said a Department of Justice spokeswoman.

Global Media Trump Signs Order To Keep Prison At Guantanamo Bay Open
Author: 0 Trump Signs Order To Keep Prison At Guantanamo Bay Open

President Barack Obama had characterized the facility as a symbol of American human rights abuses during wartime. In recent years, officials have been trying most captured terrorists in USA courts, with a high success rate, but Trump signaled that he wants a different policy.

Global Media Ethiopia: 30th African Union Summit ends in Addis Ababa
Author: 0 Ethiopia: 30th African Union Summit ends in Addis Ababa

In an investigation published by French newspaper Le Monde , China, which also paid and built the computer network at the AU, allegedly inserted a backdoor (in French) that allowed it to transfer data. Asked who, he said: "People in the West". Before the AU summit, President Mnangagwa attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "But, in any case, I don't think there is anything done here that we would not like people to know", he told reporters, said Reuters .

Global Media Philadelphia Police Won't Grease Light Poles Ahead Of Super Bowl
Author: 0 Philadelphia Police Won't Grease Light Poles Ahead Of Super Bowl

While the Vikings players won't be on the field, there will still be a strong Vikings presence with many players attending various Super Bowl events throughout the week. "I'm going for the Pats, for sure", says one Vikings fan. "I've seen a lot of scenes growing up in Boston and I've seen a lot of scenes in NY and I've seen a lot of scenes in Philly".

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