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South Africa's new president vows to tackle corruption

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At 1124 GMT, the rand was at 11.6575 against the dollar, 0.5 percent stronger than its NY overnight close and at levels last seen in February 2015. Zuma's hold over the ANC was broken in December when his chosen successor - his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - narrowly lost to Ramaphosa in a vote to become the new party leader. Read More »

Two Bronx Men Arrested in Terror Scheme

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Attorney's Office of the Southern District of NY. Christian Toro, a 27-year-old Bronx resident, appeared in Manhattan federal court for the alleged offenses, which include unlawfully making an explosive. An investigation ensued, and on January 10, Christian Toro abruptly resigned from the school. He said he never built a bomb and only read the document's table of contents. Read More »

Virat Kohli and company blaze a trail

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With a comfortable victory in the last game, India pocketed the series 4-1 and confirmed their number 1 spot in the ICC ODI team rankings. But on the other hand, South Africa will be waiting to prove that they can play the Indian spinners by winning the sixth ODI on Friday. Read More »

Trump to visit site of Florida school shooting

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She said Trump can do a lot to prevent tragedies like these from happening, suggesting that metal detectors could be put at entrances to the school. Three more were killed just outside the school and another two died of their injuries after being taken to the hospital, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. Read More »

Rwanda Up Two Spots In FIFA Rankings

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Bafana Bafana also moved up one place to 16th in Africa. Both Nigeria and Iceland will clash on June 21 in a World Cup Group D match. The next FIFA World Ranking will be released on March 15. "The dropping of certain countries on the continent can be attributed both to results in recent friendlies and in the devaluation in the calculation of points linked to CAF's Africa Cup of Nations a year ago", read a statement on FIFA's website. Read More »

Democrats Submit Maps to Supreme Court

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As part of the court's ruling, that new map must be in place for Pennsylvania's upcoming May primary election. "I concluded that the proposed (Republican) plan's bias in favor of Republicans is extremely unlikely to have come about by chance", Duchin wrote in a statement Wolf's office released to accompany the governor's rejection of the Republican leaders' plan. Read More »

Kim Jong Un impersonator thrown out of Olympic hockey game

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Another 1bn won (£670,000, $930,000) will be used to pay for entrance fees to Olympic venues, while 100m won (£67,000, $93,000) has been earmarked for travel expenses. U.S. Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris spoke to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday on security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, identifying North Korea, and its leader Kim Jong Un , as the most immediate threat to both the U.S. Read More »

Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish militia from anti-Islamic State force

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The Turkish operation in Afrin , however, has anxious the U.S., which says it could derail efforts to constrain Isis sleeper cells and terror attacks . Turkey's martial superiority lies in its airpower. Most of the demonstrators were of Kurdish origin, including refugees from Afrin . It is allowing the YPG to send humanitarian assistance through neighbouring government-held territory to Afrin , but not troops or weapons, according to Hemo. Read More »

Australian PM to ban affairs between ministers and staff

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Responding to a damaging scandal that has dominated national headlines for more than a week, Mr Turnbull said Mr Joyce (50), who has four daughters with his wife of 24 years, had made a " shocking error of judgment " by having an affair with a 33-year-old woman working in his office. Read More »

President Trump To Address Nation On Deadly Florida School Shooting

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Who Is Florida School Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz? A student who survived Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla is calling on lawmakers to take concrete action against gun violence. The Broward County school district says counseling will be offered at five locations for anyone affected by Wednesday afternoon's shooting. Sheriff's officials said in an email that Cruz was initially taken to a hospital for labored breathing before being ... Read More »

US Urges Turkey to Stay Focused on Fighting ISIS

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Tillerson met with Erdogan for more than three hours in Ankara , as part of what was widely expected to be the most hard leg of a five-day regional visit. Testifying to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Congress Wednesday, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, the top U.S. intelligence official, made a presentation on terrorism and threat perceptions. Read More »

The President VOWS TO VETO Bipartisan 'AMNESTY' Deal

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The party's No. 2 Senate leader, Dick Durbin of IL, said some Democrats had "serious issues" with parts of the plan . Those concerns focused on its spending for Trump's wall and its prohibition against Dreamers sponsoring their parents for legal residency. Read More »

As Iran Rial Hits Record Low, Police Crack Down On Money Changers

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Tehran Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi said police forces are maintaining a permanent presence in the foreign currency business district in Tehran and will not allow profiteers to capitalize on the situation. Last month, he warned speculators not to bet against the rial, but his warning did not stop the currency's fall. They fear they would violate US sanctions that remain in force, despite Iran´s 2015 agreement with six world powers to curb its nuclear-power programme. Read More »

Two IAF pilots die as chopper crashes in Assam

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It lost contact with the air traffic control in Jorhat around 12.45pm. The aircraft was burnt completely. Reports quoting Harsh Wardhan Pande, Defence PRO, said that the crash took place at a river island in Majuli, Assam, News 18 reported. Read More »

Woman dies after hair caught in go-kart wheel

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Her hair had come out of the bun and got entangled in the rear wheel of the kart. However, she was declared brought dead. "At the park, the family had booked four go-karts for six members". After the accident police say Mrs Kaur was conscious but screaming in pain asking what had happened to her. "Usually all safety measures are followed". Read More »

Afghan Ensemble, Metallica Share 2018 Polar Music Prize

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The prize is given to two recipients annually, with a gala ceremony being held for them in Stockholm. It's incredible to be recognized and honored in this way, to me, it's very prestigious. The announcement was made earlier this morning at Stockholm City Hall by Alfons Karabuda, chairman of the Polar Music Prize award committee. Sarmast, who has faced substantial risk in a country where both music and girls' education was banned under the repressive 1996-2001 Taliban regime, said he was ... Read More »

Trump endorses 25-cent gas tax hike, lawmakers say

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The White House proposal is silent on what the administration would do about the Highway Trust Fund, which finances most highway and transit projects through the fuel taxes. Frank Macchiarola, downstream group director for the American Petroleum Institute, said that if Congress moves to raise the gasoline tax, it should also find a way to make drivers of electric vehicles contribute to the infrastructure fund. Read More »

Florida school shooter belonged to white supremacist group, leader claims

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Five months before Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida , a D'Iberville bail bondsman reported a concerning comment posted on one of his YouTube videos . In news conferences after the incident, Sheriff Scott Israel said 12 of the people who died were found inside the school building and two were found just outside. Read More »

Killing prompts return of Filipino workers

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His criticism of the abuse of migrant workers escalated with the discovery of the body of domestic worker Joanna Demafelis, who was found inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait. "They are the most vulnerable, the domestic workers", he said. After the announcement of a total deployment ban , more than a hundred OFWs were barred at the airport from boarding their flights to Kuwait. Read More »

At US urging, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation agrees training mission in Iraq

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They also made a decision to establish a new support command to improve the movement of troops in Europe and boost troop rapid response while creating a new operations centre to defend against cyber attacks in Mons, Belgium. In 2014, only 3 Allies spent 2% of GDP or more on defense . North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that European allies had "much work" ahead to share the defence burden with Washington and also warned the EU to ensure its new defence ... Read More »

Ajit Pai faces investigation into moves that benefit Sinclair Broadcasting

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Pai's decisions and whether there had been coordination with the company". He added that Pai has for years called on the FCC to update its media ownership regulations . "If the merger is approved, the conservative broadcaster would be able to air politically biased programming to more than 70 percent of the U.S. population", Free Press said today. Read More »

Fellow students 'predicted' Florida school shooting suspect might lash out

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We are working closely with law enforcement on the bad Florida school shooting . News about shooting broke out at around 3 pm in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland . A teacher told WSVN that she hid in a closet with 19 students for 40 minutes - and that the school had undergone training for such a situation six weeks ago. Read More »

NYC could get 4 inches of snow this weekend

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The warmup is short-lived, with temperatures falling 40 degrees to a low of about 22 Thursday night , with a north wind of 11 to 17 miles per hour gusting to as high as 26 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Friday night and Saturday our chance for snow goes up to 60% with a rain/snow mix expected by Saturday afternoon. Friday: Sunny, high near 23. Read More »

Democrats Dominate List of Cash-Rich House Challengers

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Probably Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia but also Republicans like Tennessee's Lamar Alexander and Missouri's Roy Blunt, all of whom backed the budget deal. "Let me just say this: You guys have an election on Tuesday", Lewandowski told a crowd Sunday, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported. 26 percent favor a Democratic candidate, while 25 percent support a Republican. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Kim Jong-un impersonator 'Howard' is Australian

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The Japanese fans applauded the Korean team at the end of the game. "I'm hoping that more and more Americans and [the] USA government just won't forget them". Neither skater has previously participated at the Winter Olympics , and their most notable success came at the Pairs Figure Skating in the Asian Figure Skating Trophy in Manila, Philippines, in August 2016, where they won gold. Read More »

S.African lawmakers choose Ramaphosa as president

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The sources disclosed that the decision came after marathon talks on the fate of the leader, whose scandal plagued years in power darkened. Mr Ramaphosa's election marks an end to the nine-year rule of Mr Zuma, who resigned on Wednesday after a bitter row with his own party about the timetable for his departure. Read More »

Trump, Pence and Nuclear War Featured

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Porter resigned last week after reports surfaced that the White House kept him in a highly sensitive job for more than a year, despite allegations that he had abused both of his ex wives during his two marriages. But FBI Director Christopher Wray, whom Trump nominated, told lawmakers his agency had closed its background probe related to Porter's security clearance application. Read More »

Hero janitor diverted students away from Florida massacre

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He wore an orange jumpsuit with his hands cuffed at his waist. "What I wish people would know is that, this is something that we can not get used to", he said. He said it's something that could be solved in this legislative session. "No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school". "We need to acknowledge the heroes in our school every single day". Read More »

Teacher hid 19 students in a closet when gunman opened fire

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Cruz fled the school and was apprehended by cops an hour later, two miles from the scene of the massacre. Rick Scott ordered government flags flown at half-staff through Monday in honor of victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , a public school of some 3,000 students outside Boca Raton. Read More »