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World News South African markets rally as budget aims to cut deficit
Author: 0 South African markets rally as budget aims to cut deficit

These would include a continuation of the current zero-rating of basic food items such as maize meal, brown bread, dried beans and rice. In the medium term budget in October, Gigaba noted that debt service costs were the fastest growing category of expenditure, warning that by 2020/21 financial year 15 percent of the main budget will be going to repayments, crowding out social and economic borrowing.

World News Int'l Mother Language Day observed in Japan
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International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was observed in a big way in West Bengal and Bangladesh on February 21 and a number of events were organised since the observance has a strong and emotional connection with a movement to protect Bengali language in Dhaka in 1952 in which some activists were killed.

World News Yobe schoolgirls' incident: Ezekwesili condemns Nigerian government's 'silence'
Author: 0 Yobe schoolgirls' incident: Ezekwesili condemns Nigerian government's 'silence'

Maimuna Lawan, an SSS3 student said the insurgents stormed the gate around 6:30pm, "They were shouting that we should not run". Four years ago, Boko Haram attacked Chibok Girls Secondary School in Borno State and abducted 276 girls. Each attack using starts the same (as noted in the BBC coverage): "The jihadists came into the town, firing guns and letting off explosives, causing students and teachers to flee into the surrounding bush".

World News National School Walk Out: US teachers and students protest gun violence
Author: 0 National School Walk Out: US teachers and students protest gun violence

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson posted an emotional video message on the school's website and YouTube page on Saturday, just two days after Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire inside the school. Those talking about how we should have not ostracized him, you didn't know this kid , OK? He added: "The reason we are starting March For Our Lives and doing this on March 24 is we have been hearing a lot that this is not the time to talk about gun control".

World News Japan wants United States to explain F-16 jettisoning fuel tanks
Author: 0 Japan wants United States to explain F-16 jettisoning fuel tanks

Tohoku town Mayor Koji Ebina made the request during a meeting with Col. R. Scott Jobe, commander of the US base, after the F-16 jettisoned its two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara in Aomori Prefecture. Meanwhile, officials from the base visited Lake Ogawara, where the jet offloaded the fuel tanks in the morning. Meanwhile, Aomori Gov. Shingo Mimura criticized the USA military's claim that the tanks were dumped after confirming that the area was unpopulated, even though clam fishermen ...

World News Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Sharif cannot lead his party
Author: 0 Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Sharif cannot lead his party

A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Nisar gave the order against the Elections Act 2017 passed by the parliament. The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar held that a person disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution can not head a political party.

Author: 0 State Department says N. Korea passed up meeting with Pence

Ayers added: "This administration will stand in the way of Kim's desire to whitewash their murderous regime with nice photo-ops at the Olympics ". Pence's spokesman Nick Ayers characterized the offer as the North having "dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice president softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics".

World News Protesters torch vehicle over death of Gujarat Dalit activist
Author: 0 Protesters torch vehicle over death of Gujarat Dalit activist

Vankar was fighting for Hemaben Vankar, a landless Dalit farm labourer, who had alleged that authorities were not allotting a plot of land to her family despite collecting Rs 22,236 in 2013. "The ruling government wants us to end our protests so they do not face any embarrassment in the assembly session", alleged Mehul Manguben, a Dalit activist and a close aide of Mevani.

World News Trump (Finally) Orders DOJ to Ban Bump Stocks
Author: 0 Trump (Finally) Orders DOJ to Ban Bump Stocks

Bump stocks have only been a factor in one of the many high-profile mass shootings in recent years: last year's massacre in Las Vegas , now the deadliest in American history. Bump stocks can be bought for $100 without a criminal background check. "We must move past clichés and exhausted debates and focus on evidence-based solutions and security measures that actually work", Trump said .

World News 'UK will not have 'Mad Max' economy to undercut rivals'
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Britain must be able to sign trade deals immediately after the split, according to the lawmakers. While the letter stopped short of telling May to drop her transition plan altogether, what it called for is quite different from the "no change" period that May and her ministers have told businesses they can expect next year.

World News Yeddyurappa Calls Rahul Gandhi 'Baccha', Says Congress Chief Will Ensure BJP's Victory
Author: 0 Yeddyurappa Calls Rahul Gandhi 'Baccha', Says Congress Chief Will Ensure BJP's Victory

The February 27 elections in Meghalaya are crucial for the Congress, which is in power in the state. Questing the Prime Minister's silence on the multi crores PNB scam, Rahul said, "Frankly there is no question that Mr. The Congress chief also described the National Peoples Party (NPP) led by Conrad Sangma as "B" team of BJP. "The BJP is using the NPP to enter Meghalaya just like they did in Manipur".

World News Justin Billa, Alabama Police Officer, Killed By 'Person Of Interest' In Standoff
Author: 0 Justin Billa, Alabama Police Officer, Killed By 'Person Of Interest' In Standoff

SWAT teams arrived around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after a man barricaded himself in a home, authorities said. According to WPMI , Billa leaves behind a wife and one-year-old child. Hollie had been a person of interest linked to the Tuesday night death of Fonda Poellnitz, his ex-wife, according to the Associated Press. In July 2017, Billa was interviewed by WALA-TV for a segment on the police force's relationship with community members.

World News CPTPP trade deal will add up to $4b to economy, says MFAT
Author: 0 CPTPP trade deal will add up to $4b to economy, says MFAT

The revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact won't bring New Zealand the full economic benefits of its original form, but the trade minister says it's still a "pretty big deal". The NIA says the ISDS mechanism has the "reciprocal potential outcome of an increased exposure of the New Zealand Government to ISDS claims". "The reasons for New Zealand becoming a party to the CPTPP are both economic and strategic", MFAT said.

World News Unemployment rises but wage growth accelerates
Author: 0 Unemployment rises but wage growth accelerates

The ILO unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points to 4.4% in three months to December. The overall employment rate rose to 75.2%, close to a record. "The latest labour market data aren't a decisive blow to the chances of a May rate hike - two more (jobless) reports will be published before then - but they do reduce the odds", said Samuel Tombs, economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.

Author: 0 Water recedes on Ohio River; more rain expected

Mid-Michigan had between one-half and two-inches of rain midday Tuesday, with the highest amounts falling in a band from Newaygo to northeast of Harrison, the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids said. Thunderstorms move more into the Shreveport-Bossier area around 10 a.m. on Wednesday . Almost half of all flash flooding deaths are caused by driving into flooded areas, according to the National Weather Service .

World News Pro-Syrian government militiamen enter Afrin
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Turkey and its Syrian insurgent allies tried to force them back with artillery fire. Ankara says the YPG is a terrorist group and an extension of the PKK which has fought a three-decade insurgency in southeast Turkey. Turkey has been operating against Kurdish militia's in the northwest region for several weeks in an offensive it dubbed "Olive Branch". The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights within worldwide law, U.N.

Author: 0 Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Given New $1750.00 Price Target at Wedbush

It has outperformed by 0.38% the S&P500. Ardevora Asset Management Llp decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 6.34% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. Robert W. Baird has "Buy" rating and $710 target. Maxim Group has "Buy" rating and $130000 target.

World News Rotomac Owner Who Defaulted On Over Rs 800 Crore Loan
Author: 0 Rotomac Owner Who Defaulted On Over Rs 800 Crore Loan

This comes a day after Rotomac promoter Vikram Kothari rejected reports that he fled the country after taking a Rs 800 crore bank loan, saying he is "very much" in hometown Kanpur. Kothari, his wife and his son are being examined by the CBI, which is conducting the searches. The CBI has started investigating after a complaint registered by the Bank of Baroda.

World News Survivors of Florida's deadly school shooting lash out at Trump
Author: 0 Survivors of Florida's deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

The President said that the bureau missing the boat on these reports was "not acceptable", but then his statement devolved into self-abetting "collusion" talk. "Blaming everyone but the shooter and the lack of gun control in our country". "If Donald Trump wants to listen to us, he should have taken the first invitation", Wind said.

World News Prosecutors: Missing Delray woman's husband 'intentionally' sank boat
Author: 0 Prosecutors: Missing Delray woman's husband 'intentionally' sank boat

Bennett was taken into federal custody at the federal court house in Miami Tuesday morning. The complaint, charging him with second-degree murder, never says how investigators believe Bennett killed the 41-year-old suburban Delray Beach real estate broker, his bride of three months and the mother of their child, and doesn't specifically detail that he did.

World News Tomb Raider Barbie Announced
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She's self-bandaged at the thigh and bicep, and brandishes a climbing axe/weapon in her non-gloved hand. It'll come with a map, axe, a journal and a stand as well as a certificate of authenticity. The new rebooted game series ended up doing well on release, so we can expect the same amount of quality from the team over at Crystal Dynamics. "I was a bit too scared to play the whole game when I was about 10, so I mostly spent time doing the tricks and learning her moves in that manner".

World News Trump to host school shooting victims for listening session
Author: 0 Trump to host school shooting victims for listening session

Almost a week after a school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead and over a dozen injured, President Trump has expressed interest in strengthening existing background checks for gun purchases. More than 500 people were also injured in that attack, considered America's worst ever mass-shooting by a lone gunman. The president was moved by a visit Friday with Florida victims in the hospital and is trying to work on solutions, said a person familiar with his thinking who sought anonymity ...

World News Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses
Author: 0 Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB's chief executive, said 16 of the claims stemmed from overseas, whilst 10 came from the UK. Save the Children chief executive Kevin Watkins told MPs the charity had investigated 53 allegations in 2016. She said: 'Later in the year, we will take this programme of work to a wide-ranging, global safeguarding conference to drive action across the whole worldwide aid sector.

World News Cong indulging in minorities' appeasement, vote bank politics: Shah
Author: 0 Cong indulging in minorities' appeasement, vote bank politics: Shah

Amit Shah is now on a coastal tour in Karnataka . Addressing a press meet at a hotel in Suratkal here during his visit to the coastal region ahead of the Assembly elections, Amit Shah said, "Karnataka government is one of the most corrupt governments in the nation and Siddaramaiah the most corrupt among chief ministers".

World News British Columbia takes aim at housing speculation
Author: 0 British Columbia takes aim at housing speculation

British Columbia's NDP government has taken the first steps toward becoming the only province outside Quebec with a publicly funded daycare system, launched with a $1-billion investment over three years. families per year by 2020/21. The government also plans to provide "a stronger response" to cases where landlords misuse provisions that allow them to fix or upgrade existing rental units.

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