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Author: 0 South African anti-apartheid stalwart Kathrada dies

Unlike many struggle veterans, Kathrada, who was imprisoned on Robben Island, never held public political office after the fall of apartheid and Mandela's election as president in 1994. Ahmed Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela, then spent the first years of democracy helping to shape the country's government after the fall of apartheid.

Author: 0 South Korea ferry workers find human remains

Relatives of nine missing people say they fear their loved ones' remains may have slipped into the ocean during the operation to raise the Sewol from the sea floor. The salvage operation had been a key demand of the families of the nine missing victims, including four schoolchildren and two teachers. The Sewol , which capsized in waters off the southwest coast in 2014, is now on board a huge semisubmersible transportation ship, a week after the salvage operation began last Wednesday.

Global Media Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal put on trial
Author: 0 Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal put on trial

The move was criticised by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. Elections to the 272 wards in three municipal corporations are scheduled for April 23. In May past year, the Congress alleged that the new government had spent Rs 100 crore for self-promotion within three months. In its 55-page report past year, the CAG accused the Delhi government of using public money on television ads that showed a person waving a broom - the party's election symbol.

Global Media Bizarre Ronaldo statue overshadows airport naming event
Author: 0 Bizarre Ronaldo statue overshadows airport naming event

The bronze sculpture was unveiled Wednesday at the former Aeroporto da Madeira, now known as Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport. Don't believe us? What do you think of "Giraffe Ronaldo"? But what grabbed eyeballs was the rather unflattering bust of Ronaldo unveiled at the ceremony.

Author: 0 Putin facing more protests as opposition leader jailed

He said police had gathered factual evidence that some teenagers, who had been detained, had been paid cash by protest organisers to attend. Most of these rallies had not been authorized by authorities and some of the protesters were detained by police.

Global Media TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar booked for sexual harrassment in Mumbai
Author: 0 TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar booked for sexual harrassment in Mumbai

Earlier this month, in a blog on Medium.com titled "The Indian Uber - That is TVF", a "former employee" (it can not be independently verified) of the company with the username "Indian Fowler" blamed him for sexual harassment. The digital firm had then said, "Yes, there have been allegations of misbehaviour against our founder, from several women". But I find them extremely hostile and despite reassurances, I don't feel safe about it.

Global Media Fire at Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh Sarani hotel; 2 dead
Author: 0 Fire at Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh Sarani hotel; 2 dead

The injured were taken to SSKM Hospital, they said, adding that nine fire tenders were rushed to the site and fire has been brought under control. The two hotel guests suffered serious injuries and were rushed to a hospital but died later.

Author: 0 Trump to meet China's Xi first week in April

However, Xi visited Finland in 2010 when he was Vice-President of China. Trump sharply criticized China during his presidential campaign for what he described as unfair Chinese trade practices . Tillerson repeated the exact same principles twice in Beijing. Indeed, Tillerson personifies the confusion. Finland has confirmed a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan next week.

Author: 0 US, Russia, China, others sit out nuclear ban talks at UN

Ambassadors from about 20 nations, including nuclear powers United Kingdom and France flanked Haley who explained the decision in personal terms, saying: "As a mom and daughter, there is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons".

Author: 0 Turkey threatens to scrap refugee deal with European Union as diplomatic row escalates

Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fended off the challenge of Wilders to score an election victory hailed across Europe by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism. "You will see in the coming period, we will take further steps", the minister added without giving further details. "We can stop it (the deal) unilaterally".

Author: 0 Putin tells Le Pen that Russian Federation 'doesn't want to influence' French election

He was referring to Le Pen's political platform which promises to curb both legal and illegal immigration into France and ban fundamentalist Muslim organizations. But shortly thereafter sent out a retraction. The Front National leader also launched attacks against her main opponents in her speech. Macron is seen gathering up to 26 per cent of the vote in the first round of the election in April, with Le Pen's support at 25 per cent, according to a rolling daily poll by Ifop released ...

Global Media Turkey summons Swiss counselor over PKK rally in Bern
Author: 0 Turkey summons Swiss counselor over PKK rally in Bern

His suit singled out the Swiss Turkish-Islamic Foundation (TISS) and the Union of European Turkish Democrats, and said Turkish diplomatic institutions might also be involved, according to the ATS news agency. The Swiss Green Party also supported the rally, which was attended by approximately 250 PKK supporters who shouted slogans against Turkey and Erdogan.

Author: 0 Sheriff's office on ICE list

But the organization doesn't set policy for individual departments, said Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, who also serves as the group's president. The Watonwan County Sheriff's Office doesn't ask people about their immigration status. After The World-Herald called Sampson, the sheriff contacted ICE.

Author: 0 Arab leaders meet to address conflicts and terror

But expectations are low about what the meeting might actually accomplish. Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from the Dead Sea. The last round of the so-called peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians collapsed in April 2014. "The Arabs were very generous when they presented the Arab Peace Initiative in 2002, a golden opportunity that Israel failed to seize", he added. They also warned against moving diplomatic missions to contested Jerusalem, whose eastern sector is sought by ...

Global Media South Korea's ousted president says sorry as she arrives for questioning
Author: 0 South Korea's ousted president says sorry as she arrives for questioning

The questioning comes almost two weeks after Park became an ordinary citizen upon the Constitutional Court's decision to remove her from office on March 10 over a corruption scandal. Our starting point is again the grilling of Park Geun-hye. Prosecutors later said they began questioning Park with her lawyer present. It was not clear if Ms Park's brief statement meant she acknowledged the corruption allegations, as she has repeatedly denied any legal wrongdoing.

Global Media Russia Investigation Grinds to a Halt in the House
Author: 0 Russia Investigation Grinds to a Halt in the House

Devin Nunes, an ally of the president, has been leading an inquiry into the Trump administration's links with Russian officials during the 2016 election campaign. Nunes defended himself in an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room" on Monday, arguing that his visit to the White House grounds on March 21 was commonplace and part of an investigation into the unmasking of Americans in intelligence reports that began before Trump's wiretapping claims.

Author: 0 Xi, Tillerson acknowledge differences between US, China

Speaking to the media after a meeting in Beijing on Saturday , Mr Tillerson said the U.S. and China would work together to bring North Korea to "make a course correction and move away from the development of nuclear weapons". Local media indicated on Sunday that that the Kim said that the nation is close to the test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The comments come just a day after Trump wrote on his Twitter account that North Korea was "behaving very badly.

Author: 0 White supremacist wanted to recruit racists for Times Square slaughter

A white supremacist who stabbed a 66-year-old black man to death with a sword in NY has been charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime. Caughman was taken to a hospital where he died. The sword-wielding white supremacist accused of killing a black man in Midtown traveled from Baltimore to the Big Apple to recruit racists for a slaughter in Times Square , police sources said Thursday.

Author: 0 South Africa's Gordhan says he is still finance minister

Gordhan appeared briefly in the public gallery at the court case involving himself and the Gupta family, over the closure of bank accounts belonging to the latter. As questions remain about Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's future, the local currency has weakened above R13 to the dollar. London-based Nomura emerging markets analyst Peter Attard Montalto concurred: "I believe today could be a test of the water to undertake a reshuffle".

Author: 0 Senate Changes Road Funding Bill, Adds New Fees

Texas has a luxury most states don't - almost $11 billion socked away in a state savings account, also known as the rainy day fund. Earlier in the afternoon, the Senate voted 19-16 to approve the bill after almost two hours of debate, with all Canyon County senators casting votes in favor the legislation.

Author: 0 Preventive care should have been a health bill priority

Hospital companies declined on the news. The BI North America Hospitals Competitive Peer Group index fell 2.7 percent at 3:28 p.m.in NY. Dent also said that he hasn't heard from President Trump about healthcare since last week and isn't negotiating with anyone, including the Freedom Caucus.

Author: 0 Israel threatens to 'destroy' Syrian air defence systems

The Syrian army has said it shot down an Israeli jet, which it claimed had attacked a military target near Palmyra. Rocket sirens had sounded in the early morning in Israeli settlements in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank and two Reuters witnesses heard an explosion a few minutes later.

Author: 0 Arab leaders ready to work with Trump on Mideast peace deal

His global envoy, Jason Greenblatt, held meetings with Abbas and the foreign ministers of Qatar and Egypt on the sidelines of the summit. He cast uncertainty over years of worldwide efforts to foster a two-state solution to the conflict when he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House last month.

Author: 0 Federer tops Nadal again, Djokovic loses at Indian Wells

Triumphant over Federer in their only previous encounter, on clay in Madrid in 2015, Kyrgios is unbroken in 30 service games in Indian Wells, mixing 33 aces with just six double-faults despite sending down second deliveries at more than 200kph.

Author: 0 Army assesses damage after storm 'absolutely smashes' north Australia

MORE than 30,000 homes in the Mackay, Whitsunday region lost power during the brunt of ex-Cyclone Debbie and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it could take up to a week to fix. The Whitsunday resorts had been rebuilt after past cyclones, the premier noted. The heavy rain is expected to hit Brisbane and both the Sunshine and Gold Coasts as well as the Darling Downs, Granite Belt and Wide Bay region.

Author: 0 Final Four set for Saturday

Today, we're going to rank the top 20 players left in the NCAA tournament . He made 25 of 40 3-point shots in the past six games. But the reason Thornwell is going to be such a problem for Gonzaga is ability on the offensive end of the floor.

Author: 0 Trump envoy holds talks on Mideast peace efforts

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrives to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ( AIPAC ) policy conference in Washington, DC, on March 27, 2017. "And together, we will confront those enemies who threaten our people and all that we hold dear", he added. The AIPAC meeting continues today with appearances by senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Author: 0 IS shells engineers at Syrian dam

The Syrian government's General Authority of Euphrates Dam had earlier blamed USA airstrikes for causing damage at the hydroelectric dam and warned of the possibility of catastrophic flooding if the dam broke. Panic over rising water levels or the dam's malfunction has prevailed as the U.S-backed forces advance on the IS stronghold. The dam, which has been in ISIL hands for two years, was put out of service last Sunday by fighting.

Author: 0 Sanders says he'll vote no on Gorsuch

Schumer in his speech said that Gorsuch "was unable to sufficiently convince me he'd be an independent check" on President Trump. Mr Schumer's announcement is sure to set up a bruising battle. Casey characterized Gorsuch's judicial philosophy as right of Antonin Scalia's, saying it "employs the narrowest possible reading of federal law and exercises extreme skepticism, even hostility, toward executive branch agencies".

Author: 0 Pressure Mounting For Independent Probe

On Tuesday, Nunes rebuffed calls to step aside from the investigation. "I'm frustrated by the fact that the American people have a right to know the truth", he said . The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee is asking whether an open congressional hearing on the Russian Federation probe was canceled because the White House did not want former acting Attorney General Sally Yates to testify and assert executive privilege.

Global Media CCTV footage shows woman jumping out of boot after kidnapping
Author: 0 CCTV footage shows woman jumping out of boot after kidnapping

In a desperate attempt to escape her captor, an Alabama woman jumped out of her car's trunk, as the kidnapper prepared to leave. Surveillance video from a gas station recorded the victim stumbling inside the store to get help. Bryan Shelton with the Birmingham Police Department said. The trunk pops open and a woman, seemingly trapped inside, propels herself from the vehicle - landing on her back before running inside a convenience store.

Author: 0 Coalition accused of imperiling Mosul civilians

The Iraqi government seems to have already drawn that conclusion, with officials saying a couple of days ago that the offensive had been halted pending a strategy change aimed at reducing the civilian deaths as their offensive goes deeper into the Old City, a densely populated area.

Global Media Goldman Sachs tells workers not to stress about Brexit
Author: 0 Goldman Sachs tells workers not to stress about Brexit

French president, François Hollande said Brexit, "will be painful for the British", Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned of "uncertain times ahead", while Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said, "We can not allow ourselves to be paralyzed by Brexit ".

Author: 0 Israel denies Syrians shot down military jet

Around 3:00 a.m., Israelis in the Jordan Valley and even some Jerusalemites heard the explosions and air raid sirens. The missile was intercepted north of Jerusalem by Israel's Arrow air defence system, Israeli media reported . It would not say whether any other missiles struck Israeli-held territory, but said the safety of Israeli civilians and Israeli aircraft was "not compromised".

Author: 0 House intelligence chairman under pressure in Trump-Russia inquiry

He said the evidence showed that the intelligence community had incidentally collected information on President Donald Trump's transition team, and possibly Trump himself, during the postelection transition period. "How and when exactly did the White House encourage [Yates] to testify?" "The real story, the real issue here, is not so much about the midnight run by the chairman onto the White House grounds, it's really that they wanted to cancel the hearing this week", Bash told MSNBC.

Author: 0 India not participating in United Nations negotiations on banning nuclear weapons

The meeting was attended by more than 100 countries. But the United States is leading a movement to boycott the effort, supported by at least 20 allies, including Britain, France, Turkey and South Korea, among others. In New York, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, told reporters the countries skipping the negotiations believe the current Non-Proliferation Treaty is a better accord.

Author: 0 Loss Of DOJ Funding Could Have 'Dramatic Impact' On Mass. Sanctuary Cities

Trump's January 25 executive order said certain cities and other local governments "willfully violate federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States". The federal justice department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Sessions took that harsh stance a step further, suggesting that cities could not only lose out on future funds, but that the federal government may require them to pay back grants that have already been rewarded.

Author: 0 GOP Voters Still Hoping for Health Care Overhaul, Poll Shows

March 24, 2017. Conservative members believed the legislation didn't go far enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act, while more moderate members were anxious about estimates that more than 24 million Americans could lose coverage under the bill.

Global Media JCPenney announces which stores it will be closing
Author: 0 JCPenney announces which stores it will be closing

The JCPenney corporation is closing 138 stores nationwide, including seven in MI, but the Taylor location will remain open according to the company. "Additionally, JCPenney will provide outplacement support services for those eligible associates who will be leaving the Company".

Author: 0 Smile! Malaysia is 4th happiest country in Asia

Norway topped the United Nations rankings of the world's happiest countries, continuing Scandinavian dominance on a list in which the US has fallen to 14th. "As demonstrated by many countries, this report gives evidence that happiness is a result of creating strong social foundations". The report clarifies that even though the top ten were wealthier, developed nations, money is not the only ingredient in the recipe for happiness.

Author: 0 British Police Still Believe London Attacker Acted Alone

The attack has been claimed by Isis who described Masood as a "soldier". Police said the United Kingdom -born Masood, who authorities shot and killed amid his attack , was not under active investigation and that they had "no prior intelligence" that pointed to him launching a terrorist attack.

Author: 0 Head of United States intelligence inquiry refuses to step aside

He then implied that the public hearing was delayed so that committee members could futher question FBI Director James Comey before hearing other depositions. Spicer says the White House did not respond to the letter. The hearing "would also have provided the opportunity for [Yates] to testify about the events leading up to former national security adviser [Mike Flynn's] firing, including his attempts to cover up his secret conversations with the Russian ambassador", Schiff said in a ...

Author: 0 US House Intelligence chair suddenly cancels open hearing on 'Russia links'

But now, the committee seems divided on both the wiretapping probe and another investigation into Trump associates' connections to Russian Federation. Mr Nunes said the scope and setting of the questioning has not yet been determined. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said that Manafort volunteered to testify as part of the investigation.

Author: 0 Westminster attack: Six arrested had 'no connection'

Police investigating the deadliest London terror attack in 12 years have named the perpetrator as a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood. Officers have seized 2,700 items, including computer data, and have had contact with 3,500 witnesses to the attack, many of them of different nationalities, Rowley said.