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Saudi's Kingdom soars on Alwaleed release, earnings hit SABIC

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Kingdom Holding has not responded to requests for comment. The most prominent detainee, billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal , was released on Saturday after reaching an unspecified settlement . Prince Alwaleed, whose net worth, prior to his reported detention, was estimated at $19 billion in Bloomberg Billionaires Index, was declined by almost $1.3 billion in 48 hours, Bloomberg reported in November. Read More »

Saudi Prince Alwaleed relinquished most of his wealth for freedom

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The prince's associates told The Associated Press he was freed Saturday after more than 80 days in detention at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia says it has already recovered more than 400 billion riyals ($107 billion) from people arrested in a crackdown into alleged corruption. Read More »

SC notice to Rajasthan, UP, Haryana over cow vigilantism

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The court has asked the respective secretaries to reply before 3 April. The Supreme Court has issued contempt notices to three states - Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh - for allegedly failing to check incidents of cow vigilantism despite the apex court's diktat previous year to do so. Read More »

Over 2 million women go "missing'' every year in India"

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This has led to an estimated 21 million "unwanted" girls in India , who often get less nourishment and schooling than their brothers. India's finance ministry has found that many couples are continuing to have children until a son is born, the BBC reported. Read More »

Airlines Cancel More Than 200 Flights Over Tensions Between China and Taiwan

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The fact was that the airlines had suspended their applications, not that Taiwan had rejected them, the MOTC said . Some politicians and citizens observe the principle that there is "one China" comprising the island and the mainland, but in their eyes this is the Republic of China (ROC) based in Taipei; others advocate for a rightfully independent Taiwan . Read More »

Provident Financial (PFG) Given Sell Rating at Liberum Capital

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Gramercy Funds Management Llc owns 145,281 shares or 1.08% of their USA portfolio. Tci Wealth Advsr has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Read More »

Border Patrol finds 76 undocumented immigrants in Texas tractor-trailer

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The vehicle was then subjected to a secondary inspection when 76 immigrants from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala were found inside. The driver admitted he was involved in human smuggling, authorities said. After interviews were conducted, Border Patrol was not successful at learning who owned the drugs. 13-people in the group were said to be unaccompanied minors. Read More »

Owaisi demands monthly allowance for triple talaq victims

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Later in both Houses of Parliament, in an uncharacteristic manner, he crossed the aisle and reached out to Opposition leaders. A lot is expected from the Union Budget session 2018 which will begin with President Ram Nath Kovind's first address to a joint sitting of members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Read More »

'Depressed' Tomic regrets going on 'I'm A Celebrity...'

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Bernard Tomic has expressed a heartfelt desire to resurrect his tennis career after becoming the first person ever to quit " I'm a Celebrity ". He explained that because Tomic was seeing everything upside down, nausea was his body's way of trying to correct the situation. Read More »

Shelve planned visit to Kano, Police counsel Kwankwaso

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Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his predecessor and benefactor Senator Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso because elders that should have taken the initiative to intervene have remained rather aloof, and because the police seems to have taken sides with the governor in the saga. Read More »

Shopian killings: Mehbooba stands firm on FIR against army men

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday tore into Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti-led government for filing a case against some Army personnel in connection with the death of two civilians in Shopian firing. "On one hand, the government ordered a magisterial probe and on the other, registered an FIR against the Army", Mr. Abdullah said. BJP MLA from Ramnagar RS Pathania said, "Our stand is that it is wrong to register an FIR in the name of some individuals for such ... Read More »

Trump urges 'all nations' to fight Taliban

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Last Saturday, a Taliban suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed ambulance blew it up in a crowded area of the capital, killing at least 103 people - mainly civilians - and wounding 235 in one of the worst bombings in the city in recent years. Read More »

Corrine Brown expected to begin federal sentence

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Brown, 71, is expected to begin serving a five-year federal sentence Monday at a Central Florida prison camp for her part in a fraud scheme that helped end her long career. Brown spent Sunday at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church in Jacksonville, where the congregation prayed for her , the Florida Times-Union reported . Read More »

Trans Women Forced to Shave Their Heads by Indonesian Officials

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As they were taken to the police station, the transgender employees were apparently approached by dozens of locals who tried to attack them. Police accused the beauticians of violating the province's religious laws. "The North Aceh police should immediately and unconditionally release the 12 trans women and Indonesia's National Police Commission should start an investigation into the incident", he said. Read More »

Musa completes CSKA Moscow move; King can leave on-loan

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Ahmed Musa has expressed excitement after securing a loan deal to return to CSKA Moscow from Leicester City . The Nigerian, who enjoyed a spell in the team last season, has made just one senior appearance in the current campaign, scoring in a 4-1 Carabao Cup victory over Sheffield United in August. Read More »

How to Successfully Sanction North Korea

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Taiwanese media say the man transferred about 40,000 tons of coal - worth about 3 million dollars. Earlier this month, another man from the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung saw his assets frozen for his alleged involvement in transferring refined oil products to a North Korean vessel in worldwide waters. Read More »

India pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 70th death anniversary

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But on January 30, 1948, he was assassinated. Gandhi was shot dead 70 years ago on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse. This day is also observed as "Martyrs Day" in the nation. God must be in my heart and on my lips. Kalyanam added Godse killed Gandhiji only once, but political parties were doing it everyday by not following his teachings. Read More »

Catalan-Madrid showdown expected as Puigdemont reinstatement vote looms

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is urging the Catalan parliament not to press ahead with the candidacy of fugitive leader Carles Puigdemont for regional president and instead to opt for a lawmaker free of legal proceedings. The court ruled that Puigdemont could not be sworn in to office via videoconference from overseas as his supporters had proposed and had to attend in person. Read More »

Saudi Arabia to release high-profile figures proven not guilty

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Shares in Kingdom Holding company soared at the opening on Sunday after the company's owner, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, was released after being detained for over two months in a corruption probe. The arrest of so many influential Saudis was meant to send a message that no one was immune to prosecution and to signal to foreign investors that corruption would no longer be tolerated, Saudi officials said. Read More »

Foreigners deny making pornographic Cambodian party photos

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They face up to a year in prison if convicted. Of those who remain in custody, five are British, two are Canadian, one is Norwegian, one is Dutch and one is a New Zealander. The English-speaking tourists were arrested while reportedly attending a popular pool party event hosted by Let's Get Wet, a group known for throwing parties in villas in a secret location every Thursday according to their Facebook page. Read More »

Padmaavat Box Office Collection Day 2: The Film Crosses 50 Crore Mark

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Chennai Express, Happy New Year, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani , Bajirao Mastani , Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, HouseFull and Race 2 are Deepika Padukone's other movies to have crossed Rs 100 crore. "That's what I felt like at the end of your magnum opus". "I'm often asked: 'What can we learn from the West?' This [solidarity] is one of the first things we should learn from the West", she said. Read More »

'Kim Jong Un's brother met with unidentified American'

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The trial is set to resume on Tuesday. Two alleged female assassins, Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, have been accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim's face in the crowded airport terminal. He said Kim returned to Kuala Lumpur on February 12, a day before he was killed while waiting for a flight back to Macau . He had arrived in Malaysia from Macau on February 6. Read More »

VACC lawyer: SC must settle presidential jurisdiction over deputy ombudsman

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Malacañang suspended Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang for 90 days over unauthorized disclosure of confidential information related President Duterte's alleged bank transactions reaching P1 billion. Duterte in the Office of the Ombudsman during the 2016 presidential campaign did not come from the council. He was referring to the 2014 ruling where the High Court stated it is unconstitutional for a President to exercise power over a deputy ombudsman, particularly on ... Read More »

Giant Dinosaur Fossil Found In Egypt Sheds Light On Pangea Breakup

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And yet, there are places in the world where their remains from certain time periods are not found, making it hard for scientists to put together the puzzle of Earth's geological and geographic history. The co-researcher of the study, Dr. Matt Lamanna of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, told the BBC that "This was the Grail..." "The discovery of rare fossils like this dinosaur helps us understand how creatures moved across continents and give us a greater understanding of the ... Read More »

Trump Gets Chance to Sell Nation on Rebuilding Plan

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Immigration will be a prominent topic. Democrats are also planing to bring guests , particularly "DREAMers" - young people brought to the US illegally as children, whose temporary deportation protections were cancelled by Trump last fall . Read More »

AU Summit: PSC warns against threat of African, foreign terrorists

The first ladies of Africa also participated in the 20th Ordinary General Assembly of the Organization against HIV/AIDS. Egypt was chosen by African leaders in Addis Ababa to lead the next session of the African Union in 2019. "We need a sustained, cooperative and coordinated approach in tackling this menace", he said while outlining UN-AU combined efforts to fight terrorism. Read More »

Storm Team 11 Forecast: Snow is forecast overnight

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Tuesday morning . Workers clear the snow at the Long Island Rail Road station in Ronkonkoma, Tuesday , Jan. 30, 2018. Light snow showers are expected to return to central Pennsylvania by early Tuesday morning, according to forecasters. Read More »

Democrats invite DREAMers to State of the Union to underscore immigration fight

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Democratic senators and House Republicans immediately declared the proposal dead-on-arrival. According to the New York Post , the president's staff is urging him to bring a much more positive tone this time . They both died in office before they were able to give their speeches. Infrastructure: Trump has pledged to rebuild the nation's ageing infrastructure, but has provided few details on his $1.7trillion (R20.14trln) plan. Read More »

649 militants 'neutralized' in Turkey's ongoing operation in Syria's Afrin: Turkish military

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Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, which it is fighting in Syria an extension of the outlawed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey. Among those arrested are journalists, politicians, senior doctors and activists. The TTB, which has more than 83,000 members representing 80 per cent of physicians in Turkey, is the nation's leading medical association. Read More »

MPs, party donors and Brexit report pile the pressure on the PM

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Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer insisted that he did not want a change of Prime Minister, but added that politics was a "brutal game". The Brexit-related conundrum comes against the backdrop of jostling among ambitious Tory leaders who aspire to replace May, particularly foreign secretary Boris Johnson and defence secretary Gavin Williamson. Read More »

Yemen separatists surround Aden presidential palace

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A military source in Shabwa said more details would be unveiled later in the day. The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Shiite rebels who control the country's north. The officials said Hadi's prime minister and several Cabinet members would leave imminently to Riyadh. Washington backs the Saudi-led coalition. The Southern Transitional Council has been seeking secession from the rest of Yemen for years. Read More »

Kenya: Nasa Supporters At Uhuru Park for Raila Odinga Oath

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Kaikai. The police have vowed to block opposition supporters from reaching the event. "Whoever is thinking to come to Uhuru Park tell him or her not to attempt". "If in this country we ever relied on the benevolence of the police, we would not have achieved anything democratically", Magaya said. NASA has insisted that Raila must take oath of office as they believe he won in the August 8 election that was later annulled by the Supreme Court. Read More »

Another typo: Tickets invite attendees to Trump's 'State of the Uniom'

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On Monday, photos of this year's SOTU tickets began to surface on social media and showed they came with not one, but two embarrassing typos. The sergeant-at-arms is, apparently, the person to blame for printing the State of the Union tickets, but it's likely that the mistake went through more than one pair of eyes before going out to guests, and yet, the typo was never caught. Read More »

Corporate America urges FM Arun Jaitley to reduce tax uncertainty for MNCs

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Fiscal deficit is the difference between the revenue receipts and the total expenditure. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also pointed out the optimism around India in the worldwide market. In November, the GST Council had made a decision to keep only "sin" goods and white goods under the 28% tax bracket and moved 178 items from the highest tax bracket to 18%. Read More »