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Ramaphosa tells South Africa: get some morning exercise


On Friday, Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address , saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn the tide" on corruption in state institutions this year. Read More »

Teen invents device he claims can protect students during a shooting


Justin Rivard, a Somerset High School student, is the enterprising young man who managed to develop a revolutionary product that could very well save the life of students and teachers during a school shooting. "We immediately, within a week of having these, went through an entire drill, all throughout the building, really walking through students and staff", Principal Donnelly added. Read More »

Dozens of schoolgirls missing after latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria


Abdumaliki Sunmonu told Al Jazeera a roll-call had shown 815 out of 926 students were back at Government Girls College by Tuesday around midday (11:00 GMT). The state government has now shut down the school for a week. During the inspection first headcount, over ninety-five percent of the about one thousand students and their teachers that escaped to nearby communities had returned. Read More »

Met Police lose John Worboys' victims compensation case


The Metropolitan Police have lost their Supreme Court challenge over a ruling which led to two women who were sexually assaulted by London cabbie John Worboys winning compensation. "I can take one, I can't take 100". "I can't take the 105". Both of the women, who reported the assaults in 2003 and 2007, were awared more than £40,000 in damages after a judge ruled their human rights had been breached. Read More »

U.S. students stage protests to demand gun control after mass shooting


Bump stocks turn semi-automatic weapons into an automatics and were used by gunman Stephen Paddock , who killed 58 people and injured hundreds more when he opened fire on a Las Vegas concert in October. When the ATF last completed a review of bump stock classification in 2010, it concluded that the devices were not regulated under existing gun laws . Read More »

Survivors of the Florida shooting announce march for gun control


We will persevere in these trying times . Several schools across Florida and the country have held similar walkouts in the wake of the shooting . 'We certainly do not understand why it should be harder to make plans with friends on weekends than to buy an automatic or semiautomatic weapon, ' she told crowds of people at the rally at Broward County Federal Courthouse. Read More »

White House Is Taking Steps To Ban Bump Stocks


President Donald Trump is hosting a meeting to discuss school safety on Wednesday, a day after the president directed the Justice Department to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in October's Las Vegas shooting. "I think that's a two-way street that there is a level of respect that could be, I think, certainly brought from the press corps as well", Sanders responded. Read More »

Tucson couple accused in shocking child abuse case


Deputies said one bedroom only had a bucket to use as a toilet. Upon noticing the young age of the child, who was not accompanied by an adult, the store clerk dialed 911. It's unclear how long the children had been in the care of the couple and if they were related to each other. Louise and David Turpin are in court after being accused of keeping their children aged 2 to 29 in filthy and fetid conditions, chaining some to their beds and using starvation as a weapon to control them. Read More »

Ligue 1: Nantes not stopping Ranieri if Italy come calling


Italy have been in search of a new manager since sacking Gian Piero Ventura back in November after the Azzuri failed to qualify for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation - for the first time since 1958. "Taking a team from his country is a dream for any coach and I don't like to curb someone's career". Former head coach Antonio Conte , Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini have also emerged as possible replacements for Ventura, who presided over Italy's shock 1-0 aggregate ... Read More »

North Korea cancelled meeting with U.S. 'at last minute'

A spokesman said he was scheduled to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, among others. If they asked for a meeting, we would meet. Yet for months the Trump administration had offered inconsistent messages about what conditions would be needed for a tete-a-tete - such as whether North Korea would have to agree that its nuclear program was on the table before the United States would be willing to sit down. Read More »

Secret Service Investigate Suspicious Vehicle Near Federal Office in Washington


The U.S. Secret Service reopened streets around the White House and allowed workers back into an evacuated building on Wednesday after authorities cleared a suspicious vehicle parked nearby. The all clear was given around 9:20 a.m. Explosive Ordinance Detection unit finally cleared the vehicle at 6:22am and subsequent road closures were lifted, with the exception of Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Park. Read More »

New video shows accused Parkland shooter moments after fleeing Stoneman Douglas


Cruz has been charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, north of Miami, on Wednesday. This was America's 18th school shooting this year, and Florida Gov. Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said the school district plans to tear down the building where the shooting happened. Cruz was staying with the family of someone he met at the high school after his adoptive parents died, said Jim Lewis, the host family's attorney. Read More »

North Korea canceled Olympics meeting with Mike Pence at last minute

Now, more than a week after Mr Pence returned to the USA, the State Department says a meeting had been discussed before North Korea "walked away". Command capability's to maintain the armistice as well as improve force readiness. The Maritime Self-Defense Force "found the Yu Jong 2, a North Korean-flagged tanker, lying alongside a small vessel of unknown nationality ... Read More »

Florida man's Facebook post on surrendering assault rifle goes viral


A Milwaukee native said enough is enough and turned his semi-automatic rifle into the Broward County Sheriff's Office. An image from a post in which a Florida resident described surrendering his AR-57 rife. "I even got a message from one of the parents at Stoneman Douglas privately on Facebook, thanking me for what I did". Im exhausted. Im tired of hearing about thoughts and prayers . Read More »

Venezuela says launch of 'petro' cryptocurrency raised $735 million


Even the U.S. Treasury Department has warned Venezuela that if the situation demands it may violate the sanctions levied previous year. Sanctions levied previous year by Washington block USA banks and investors from acquiring newly issued Venezuelan debt, effectively preventing the nation from borrowing overseas to bring in new hard currency or refinance existing debt. Read More »

Jacob Zuma ally fights South Africa graft probe


He said the lawyers of Ajay Gupta initially offered to cooperate with the Hawks and hand Ajay over‚ but played "cat and mouse". "You don't do that with the law". The arrests came after the search and seizure operations executed by the Hawks at the Agriculture Department and the offices of the Premier Ace Magashule. Read More »

South Africa hikes sales tax in 'tough' post-Zuma budget


It is hoped that the increase, coupled with adjustments to income tax brackets, will raise some 36 billion rand ($3 billion) for the public purse in 2018-19. On social grants , Gigaba says: "The child support grant will increase from the baseline of R380 to R400 on 1 April and to R410,00 on 1 October". Read More »

Shuhaib murder: Ramesh Chennithala levels grave charges against LDF government


Reacting to the allegations, DGP Loknath Behra told the media, "The allegations made by Kannur police chief Siva Vikram are serious and will be looked into immediately". This showed that the murder was planned and executed by the CPI (M) using their killer gangs, he added. BJP state chief Kummanam Rajasekharan said CPI (M) harboured the two detained persons at the party state headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram . Read More »

Arun Jaitley meets with Saudi King Salman


Saudi Arabia is India's fourth-largest trading partner besides being a major energy supplier to India. The minister also attended a meeting with the top Saudi businessmen at the Council of Saudi Chamber (CSC), where he was received by CSC chairman Ahmed Sulaiman Al-Rajhi. Read More »

Man arrested for feeding cocaine and whiskey to goat


The ranch is located just northeast of Atlanta. "It's hard to imagine how anyone can harm an innocent animal, but it happens every day", the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook. A story about an abused animal has a happy ending. Investigators believe the second male suspect lives in North Carolina and are working to identify him. Read More »

Ishrat Jahan encounter: Special CBI court discharges former Gujarat DGP PP Pandey


Here's more about the case. Teenaged Ishrat Jahan, traveling in a vehicle was killed along with her 3 co-passengers, in what was allegedly a "fake encounter". Now, court claimed that there is no evidence against Pandey related to kidnapping and murder and none of the witnesses also accused him of that. He had also claimed the CBI has "concocted the evidence by fabricating the statements of witnesses to somehow implicate the Applicant/accused" for "political reasons" and that statements on ... Read More »

Man and teen killed in Horsham level crossing crash


British Transport Police has opened an investigation into the incident. Will Hallett has been described as a "wonderful person and student" by Tanbridge House School head Jules White. There was wreckage everywhere and one half of the auto burst into flames. There was a plume of smoke over the accident site. "Everyone was in total shock". Read More »

Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly


Johnson is the widow of Republican state Rep. Dan Johnson, who narrowly defeated Belcher, then an incumbent, in 2016 and committed suicide late previous year. Belcher entered politics when her husband, Democratic state Representative Larry Belcher, died in a auto crash in 2008. However, Kentucky Republicans argued that the special election was an aberration, as only 15 percent of registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Read More »

Billy Graham, preacher to millions, dies


Graham died at his North Carolina home at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday morning, the spokesman said. From humble beginnings, the Southern Baptist minister became internationally recognized through the 20th Century and was even a spiritual adviser to US presidents. Read More »

'Beast from the East' on its way

The Met Office said there are signs the recent Sudden Stratospheric Warming above the North Pole could lead to prolonged cold conditions over the United Kingdom that could last into March. "The SSW event has happened and we are now likely to see the effects which could hold out into the first week of March". Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page, said as the high drifts over Scandinavia and brings colder air from the east by the weekend, "the cold easterly wind will bring an element of ... Read More »

Supreme Court asked to review 'Making a Murderer' confession


Her charred remains were found on Avery's property about 80 miles north of Milwaukee in Manitowoc County. During the interrogation, officers appear to give Dassey information about the crime that he was unable to produce himself. In Avery's case, there is a March 30 deadline for his attorney Kathleen Zellner to file an appellant's brief with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. "Dassey provided numerous most damning details himself in response to open-ended questions". Read More »

Pakistan Court Order Bars Sharif From Leading Ruling Party


Earlier, a press release was issued by the ministry, stating the NAB's request could not be entertained until the court orders for it. Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry said that no one can be barred from leaving the country without a reason, according to the Constitution of Pakistan. Read More »

Flood Warning Issued in Western Ontario

More widespread and heavy rain will move into Wednesday morning and will impact your morning drive. The Grand River Conservation Authority says the combination of a warm-up and heavy rainfall will trigger significant runoff into rivers and streams across the watershed. Read More »

UK Considering Prospect of Longer Brexit Transition Period


More than 60 MPs from Theresa May's ruling Conservative party have laid out their demands for the next round of Brexit talks and demanded that the United Kingdom be allowed to sign trade deals immediately after it leaves in March 2019. The lawmakers' letter was dated Feb 16. Even Liam Fox, the cabinet's champion of new trade deals, is managing expectations. As he suggests, this can and should go hand in hand with minimising trade barriers in a future deal with the EU. Read More »

In the Wake of the Douglas High Massacre, Some Parents Ponder Homeschooling


Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship". Florida has a reputation for expanding — and not restricting — gun rights . Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gov. Rick Scott, also a Republican. Democrats in Florida have used the tragedy to call for cracking down on gun control laws in the state. Read More »

Teen who brought weapons to school held without bond


It was not immediately clear when that incident occurred or what type of weapon was involved. He also asserted Chen did not intend to hurt anyone. However the judge disagreed, and ordered Chen to undergo a psychiatric exam. Police had been asked to come to the school after its administration received a tip about a student who allegedly brought weapons with him into the building. Read More »

Marathon Petroleum (MPC) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" by ValuEngine

About 162,460 shares traded. Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) has risen 48.31% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.11% the S&P500. After a recent check, the 14-day RSIfor Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) is now at 45.44, the 7-day stands at 44.60, and the 3-day is sitting at 35.91. The company was maintained on Friday, October 28 by Howard Weil. Read More »

Warning over potential use of artificial intelligence in terror attacks


The panel forecast a rapid growth in cybercrime and the misuse of drones during the next decade - as well an unprecedented rise in the use of "bots" to manipulate everything from elections to the news agenda and social media. "We live in a world that could become fraught with day-to-day hazards from the misuse of AI and we need to take ownership of the problems - because the risks are real". Read More »