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South Africa's ANC formally asks Zuma to resign

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South Africa was plunged into political turmoil on Tuesday when the country's ruling African National Congress announced it had demanded the resignation of President Jacob Zuma - but that the 75-year-old veteran had refused to go. The motion will need over 50 percent of votes in the 400-seat National Assembly. Zuma's hold over the ANC was shaken in December when his chosen successor - his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma narrowly lost to Ramaphosa in a vote to be the new party leader. Read More »

Middle East countries pledge billions for Iraq's post-IS reconstruction

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Several other countries and organizations have made pledges as well. Ukraine is to join the negotiations of the World Coalition for fighting the Islamic State , scheduled for February 13. About 70 member countries and global organizations will participate in the ministerial meeting, chaired by the foreign minister of Kuwait Al Khaled-as-Sabbah and the U.S. Read More »

Second judge rules against Trump administration on ending DACA

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It was also unclear how far afield amendments would get, and if senators would be able to offer proposals on any provision of immigration or just the four pillars being proposed by President Donald Trump: border security, broadly defined to included physical security and enforcement powers; ending the diversity visa lottery; curtailing family-based migration; and a permanent solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the policy that allowed undocumented immigrants ... Read More »

New York City bomber Ahmed Rahimi sentenced to life in prison

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Pauline Nelson accepted Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman's invitation Tuesday for victims of the September 17, 2016 attack to speak at the sentencing hearing for the Afghanistan-born Ahmad Khan Rahimi . He said consecutive life sentences would not "show the world justice". Rahimi had pledged silence at his trial in a letter to an "associate" in Germany, prosecutors said, but he did not follow through with this. Read More »

Brookes: Iran's moves in Syria threaten region

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Maybe, eventually, the players will get exhausted and forge a power-sharing accord in Syria , as the Lebanese eventually did in 1989 to end their civil war. The US also killed scores of Iranian militiamen for attacking Kurdish fighters and it may be that Iran will join forces with Russian Federation to hit Israel . Read More »

Pres. Trump proposes cuts to food stamps, add packaged food delivery

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So it depends on the state if boxes are even delivered directly to a person's home. SNAP is also an important source of revenue for grocers, helping to support jobs and local economies. Users of the system are now allowed to pick out their own food at stores like Gerrity's in Scranton. Mulvaney also said the program would save the government money because they could buy the food wholesale. Read More »

Chicago police commander fatally shot at state office building

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The shooting occurred at the Thompson Centre, a building in downtown Chicago that hosts government offices. When they tried speak with the individual, a physical struggle ensued and the person escaped, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a news conference. Read More »

United States may seek to undermine Syria's territorial integrity: Russian FM

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The Kremlin said much the same about the nature of the Russians fighting in Ukraine in 2014, however, claiming they were volunteers and men on vacation, only to admit later that they were regular soldiers. The Syrian proxy war is heating up, especially between the U.S. and Russian Federation. Without mentioning the incident directly, Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, warned on Tuesday that "Americans have taken risky unilateral steps" in Syria in siding with SDF forces, who ... Read More »

Judge: DACA to Stay, Trump's Evidence to Repeal - "Erroneous"

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In his ruling Tuesday, District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis said the administration can "indisputably" end DACA but questioned its legal reasoning for doing so. Garaufis, however, said the government was "erroneous" in its conclusion that DACA was unconstitutional and that it violated the Administrative Procedures and Immigration and Nationality acts. Read More »

CIA: 'Patently false' that we lost $100K to Russian offering Trump secrets

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The New York Times and The Intercept have both reported that the National Security Agency used Twitter to send coded messages to a Russian contact "nearly a dozen times ". The Intercept reported that the "off-the-books communications channel" with Russian Federation created rifts in the Central Intelligence Agency. The theft the United States intelligence apparatus because the custom-made cyberweapons - including zero-day exploits that targeted antivirus software and Microsoft products - ... Read More »

Plane crashes in Russian Federation, authorities believe no one survived

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It was on route to Orsk in the Orenburg Region about 1,000 miles away when it crashed, Elena Voronova, a spokeswoman for the airlines, told ABC News . The plane was an Antonov An-148 , which are built in Ukraine . Russia's Investigative Committee has opened an investigation, RT reports, quoting Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) as saying that rescuers have arrived at the site and found two bodies. Read More »

"Murderer!" cried in court as Stanley found not guilty

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Stanley, 56, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie . The trial heard that Boushie was shot in the head as he sat in an SUV that had been driven onto Stanley's farm near Biggar, Sask. Read More »

Cloudy Friday with high of 67, chance of rain later — FORECAST

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For tonight , look for a gradual clearing, with a low around 11. Central Indiana may see several hours of light freezing rain starting early Sunday morning and continuing through mid-morning. Behind the low, our wind direction returns to a northwesterly flow (10-15mph). Less than an inch and a half is expected to accumulate on Snoqualmie Pass. Read More »

UK's Johnson says to raise detained Reuters reporters with Suu Kyi

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday to discuss the Southeast Asian nation's Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority and how nearly 700,000 of them can be repatriated safely after fleeing to Bangladesh to escape violence perpetrated largely by Myanmar's military. Read More »

Helicopter Crashes In The Grand Canyon With Seven On Board

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The incident was confirmed to have occurred in the Grand Canyon West area at about 00:20 GMT. Bradley said four people remain at the scene and have been classified as "level one trauma patients". Dispatch received the emergency call regarding the crash at 5:31 p.m. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the organization was assisting the National Park Service with the crash. Read More »

South Africa's Ramaphosa: ANC Working to Resolve Fate of Zuma

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Zuma , whose presidency has been marked by numerous scandals, has stubbornly refused to budge. On Tuesday, Parliament's presiding officers announced that Thursday's State of the Nation Address had been indefinitely postponed amid fears that it might descend into chaos. Read More »

U.S. takes 2-0 lead in Fed Cup

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Serena Williams gave fans a sneak peek of what her highly-anticipated return to the court will look like on Saturday, as she cheered on sister Venus with the help of her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and five-month old daughter Alexis Olympia. Read More »

United States dismisses fears of wider war in Syria

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The official says the strikes were in self-defence after the pro-government forces began firing artillery and tank rounds at the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces . "Pro-regime vehicles and personnel that were turned around and headed back west were not targeted". A USA official told the news outlet that it was unclear yet whether Russian operators in the region were involved, and that the us had also not ruled out the possibility of the involvement of Iranian-backed forces. Read More »

Oxfam revelations lead to more accountability for charities

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She added: If they do not hand over all the information that they have from their investigation and subsequently to the relevant authorities including the Charity Commission and prosecuting authorities then I can not work with them any more as an aid delivery partner. Read More »

Rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away

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Jahangir was one of the founders of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan , a forum that went on to highlight rights violations across the country. She was the first woman to serve as head of the SCBA. Jahangir, who played an instrumental role in lawyers' movement for the independence of judiciary, died from cardiac arrest today in Punjab's provincial capital at the age of 66. Read More »

Speciale difesa: Corea del Nord, conclusa parata militare a Pyongyang

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In base alle immagini non complete diffuse dalla Kctv, network statale, ha sfilato l'Hwasong-15, il missile intercontinentale (Icbm) testato due volte nel 2017. La decisione di Pyongyang di organizzare l'evento alla vigilia delle Olimpiadi invernali di PyeongChang , in Corea del Sud , ha destato la preoccupazione di Seul . Read More »

Officers Killed While Investigating 911 Call in Ohio

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A woman who lives near where the officers were slain says she saw police officers almost dragging firefighters who responded toward the townhome. Jennifer Ripperger, 46, said her neighborhood of townhomes has a mix of owners and renters. President Donald Trump also expressed his support, as did Ohio Governor John Kasich . Two police officers were fatally shot in the line of duty in a Columbus, Ohio, suburb on Saturday, authorities said. Read More »

Hindu side send proposal to AIMPLB to resolve Ayodhya issue

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Earlier on Friday, AIMIM chief emphasised that the land dedicated for Babri Masjid can not be sold, gifted, or alienated. UNI reported that copies of the eight-page letter to AIMPLB chairperson Maulana Rabe Hassan Nadvi, were given to eight other persons, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Read More »

Pakistan, US cooperation vital for region, says Deputy Secretary of State

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An Afghan delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai arrived in Islamabad on Friday to hold the second round of talks on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS). The US called on "the Pakistani government and others in South Asia region to work with Washington to deny sanctuary to these unsafe individuals" who acted on or behalf of US and UN-designated terrorist Shaykh Aminullah. Read More »

Serena all ready for Fed cup

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Get prep sports breaking news alerts from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. There are moments that have just been hard, getting back out there doing it every day. Williams' success in Melbourne previous year marked her 23rd grand slam, leaving her second only to Margaret Court (24) for most major titles. Sunday's scheduled singles matches have Venus Serena facing Hogerkamp and Vandeweghe taking on Russian Federation. Read More »

Militants attack army camp in Jammu-Kashmir, soldier injured

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The pace of the operation was kept slow to avoid any harm to the soldiers and their families in the houses. Two soldier have been killed and six others including commanding official injured in the operation which is still on. "I watched a live video, one can see Army area from rooftops there (where Rohingyas and Bangladeshis live), there is drug mafia running in those areas". Read More »