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World News Ajayi, Bailly Voted Into 2017 African Best XI — Aiteo CAF Awards
Author: 0 Ajayi, Bailly Voted Into 2017 African Best XI — Aiteo CAF Awards

For his part, Africa's football chief expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo for the enormous support he received from Ghana during the CAF elections which enable him to climb to the top position after deposing Alhaji Issa Hayatou after 29 years as head of the continent's football governing body.

World News I am being targeted by BJP, Sangh: Jignesh Mevani
Author: 0 I am being targeted by BJP, Sangh: Jignesh Mevani

The former Lok Sabha member accused leaders of two right-wing groups - Shivjagar Pratisthan president Sambhaji Bhide and Hindu Janjagruti Samiti president Milind Ekbote - for the January 1 violence that targeted Dalit groups travelling to Bhima Koregaon village.

World News Bouchard suffers injury in loss at Hopman Cup
Author: 0 Bouchard suffers injury in loss at Hopman Cup

The two have met five times in the past on tour, with Federer winning three of those meetings, including their last at the ATP World Tour Finals , though Zverev has won their other two, including their Rogers Cup final clash, and also beat the Swiss in the Hopman Cup previous year; this result, however, does not count to their head-to-head, and it is fair to say that Federer has been in better form than the German this week.

World News Champions they may be, but Chelsea are still up for the cup!
Author: 0 Champions they may be, but Chelsea are still up for the cup!

Conte is set to rest some of his key men meaning the likes of Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta, Kenedy, Danny Drinkwater, Willian, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi could all be in-line for recalls. "I don't like to speak about other players of other teams but you are talking about two big and strong players, top players for their roles, and Vidal is one of the best in the world but Sanchez is the same as a striker".

World News Four cops killed in powerful IED blast in Baramulla
Author: 0 Four cops killed in powerful IED blast in Baramulla

The policemen were patrolling the area in view of a separatist-sponsored strike there. The three slain policemen were assistant sub inspector Irshad Ahmad from Doda, Muhammad Amin from Kupwara and Ghulam Nabi from Sopore. The injured were shifted to hospital and a search operation is underway, a police officer said. Sopore town was shut today in remembrance of over 50 civilians killed in alleged security forces firing on this day in 1993.

World News 5 dead, 2 missing after avalanche hits JK's Kupwara
Author: 0 5 dead, 2 missing after avalanche hits JK's Kupwara

Multiple avalanches struck Khoni Nallah and swept away 7 to 9 persons. The authorities today confirmed that five dead bodies have been recovered including that of senior "beacon" officer of the Border Roads Organisation. The deceased has been identified as M.P. Singh. A search and rescue operation was launched but a bad weather was hampering the process, the official said.

World News Rajput Karni Sena Wants Padmavati Banned Quoting Bhansali Anti
Author: 0 Rajput Karni Sena Wants Padmavati Banned Quoting Bhansali Anti

Speculations are rife that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati is likely to be released on February 9. "Anyone who supports our call of banning the film can join us in Chittorgarh", Kalvi said at a press conference here. Joshi has said the special panel was only for an advisory objective. President of Rajput Sabha Giriraj Singh Lotwara said that it was unfortunate that the board wants to favour the film producers instead of considering recommendations of the panel that reviewed ...

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Author: 0 "Bomb cyclone" to slam East Coast with more bitterly cold weather

It will be most intense over the open ocean near New England, but when it's gone the cold air behind it will flood south. Parts of Florida reported light snow with temperatures just below freezing. Five to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall with sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles mph, and gusts up to 50 mph. And the icy, snowing, frigid conditions making life miserable for many are about to get worse.

World News Win Big: Mega Millions numbers drawn for $450 million jackpot
Author: 0 Win Big: Mega Millions numbers drawn for $450 million jackpot

Powerball will be among 10 largest lottery jackpots in historyThe Powerball jackpot for Saturday is now $570 million with a cash option of $358.5 million. A ticket for the USA lottery Powerball sits on a counter in a store on Kenmare Street in Manhattan, New York. Ahmad Ashraf, manager at the Liquor and Groceries store next to The Gyro Hut and Laundromat on North Monroe Avenue near First St.

World News Tillerson says he's 'never questioned' Trump's mental fitness
Author: 0 Tillerson says he's 'never questioned' Trump's mental fitness

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has never questioned President Donald Trump's "mental fitness" and intends to remain at his post for the entire year , the top U.S. The official also has plans to improve his relationship with Trump. "The State Department gets stronger every day", Tillerson told CNN . "I had to learn what is effective with this President".

World News After deadlock, talaq bill pushed to Budget session
Author: 0 After deadlock, talaq bill pushed to Budget session

The confrontation over the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage ) Bill, which criminalizes instant triple talaq , sustained in Rajya Sabha . Accodrding to AIMPLB , the provisions of the bill are anti-women, against Sharia and an interference in the Muslim personal law, all of which will affect the welfare of the Muslim family.

World News North Florida congressman who has Trump's backing is running for governor
Author: 0 North Florida congressman who has Trump's backing is running for governor

DeSantis , a longtime Republican, said he felt he was in a position to advance the Sunshine State on the heels of Gov. Rick Scott's two-term governorship. Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. "I'm excited about taking this first step towards a campaign for governor", DeSantis said. "While DeSantis has dedicated his time in Congress to protecting Trump from Mueller and becoming a Fox News star, we look forward to a vigorous debate on the real issues that affect Florida families ...

World News Florida sees snow for first time in 29 years
Author: 0 Florida sees snow for first time in 29 years

Dump trucks spread sand on major streets in Savannah ahead of the storm and police closed several bridges, overpasses and a major causeway because of ice. Schools in at least five districts canceled classes on Wednesday as well. And the northwest IN city of Lafayette got down to minus 19 (-28 Celsius), shattering the previous record of minus 5 (-21 Celsius) for the date, set IN 1979, the National Weather Service said.

Author: 0 Iceland becomes first country to legalise equal pay

Similar laws already exist in other countries, such as the USA, making it illegal for companies to discriminate based on gender, but Iceland is the first to actually enforce it in this way. " It is our responsibility to take every measure to achieve that ". What's more, Iceland is already in the top spot on the World Economic Forum's 2015 global gender gap index, followed closely by its Scandinavian neighbours Norway, Finland, and Sweden.

Author: 0 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Struggling to Second Place Opening in China

Check out 10 Scrapped Ideas from Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the gallery below! However, the China-produced comedy "The Ex-File" took in $15.7 million (RMB102 million) by 7 p.m. But there's a more realistic reason. In a unusual twist of fate, The Ex-File franchise features titles derived from the original Star Wars trilogy, with The Ex-File's first sequel dubbed The Backup Strikes Back , and the latest entry spoofing 1983's The Return of the Jedi .

World News Tribune Editorial: Trump administration blowing smoke on pot policy
Author: 0 Tribune Editorial: Trump administration blowing smoke on pot policy

Sessions did not explain how the new stance would be enforced, saying it was up to the United States attorneys in the areas. But U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw the industry into confusion with a memo on Thursday that rescinded an Obama-era policy discouraging federal prosecutors from targeting states where the substance has been legalized.

World News Famous chef Zubaida Tariq passes away in Karachi
Author: 0 Famous chef Zubaida Tariq passes away in Karachi

The deceased chef had nine siblings including some very famous names such as playwright Fatima Surayya Bajiya, poetess Zehra Nigah and her famous brother Anwar Maqsood, who is one of the leading satirists and actors of the country. According to Zubaida Aapa's family, her funeral prayers and burial will take place after Jumma prayers. She was a household name, thanks to her wonderful expertise in cooking.

World News Motel 6 sued for turning guest information over to ICE agents
Author: 0 Motel 6 sued for turning guest information over to ICE agents

Motel 6 came under fire in September, when local media outlets reported that two of the company's Arizona locations had been turning over guest information to ICE agents searching for illegal immigrants. Guest list information included things like names, dates of birth, driver's license numbers, and license plate numbers. The Washington lawsuit is seeking to enjoin Motel 6 from providing guest data to ICE going forward and seeking damages for the thousands of Washingtonians allegedly ...

World News Snow from monster storm starts falling in New England
Author: 0 Snow from monster storm starts falling in New England

In New England, the powerful winds brought coastal flooding that reached historic levels in some communities with icy water overflowing piers, streets and restaurants and stranding some people who had to be rescued. That left work crews scrambling to clear snow off roadways and sidewalks on Thursday before it freezes to ice and makes conditions more treacherous for pedestrians and drivers alike.

World News SBI hints at minimum balance reduction
Author: 0 SBI hints at minimum balance reduction

But no official announcement yet. When asked if reduction of monthly average balance (MAB) is on the cards, Gupta said SBI has got some feedback on the same and the bank will take a view on the same in the review. While between April and October, the MAB was Rs 5,000 for metro accounts, which was brought down to Rs 3,000 per account. The MAB for semi-urban areas has been unchanged at Rs 2,000, but penalties for non-maintenance have been slashed for this group.

World News Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Continue to Grow
Author: 0 Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Continue to Grow

That's because the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery games are promising some of the highest payouts on record. "Probably not a victor but between now and then I'm spending millions and millions of dollars", said Gino Smith, bought lottery ticket.

World News Fodder scam: Court to announce Lalu Prasad's quantum of punishment today
Author: 0 Fodder scam: Court to announce Lalu Prasad's quantum of punishment today

Yadav's counsel Prabhat Kumar said: "We have appealed for minimum possible punishment on grounds of health, age and the fact that he has been contesting the case for over 20 years". Wednesday is 3 January and number three is bad omen for Lalu Prasad, IANS report said . Lalu Yadav was convicted on December 23 and was sent to Birsa Munda central jail.

World News Warrantless phone, laptop searches at the USA border hit record levels
Author: 0 Warrantless phone, laptop searches at the USA border hit record levels

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has sued Homeland Security on behalf of 11 travelers who had their devices searched, described the policy as a step forward but said it doesn't go far enough. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a key ally of privacy rights groups, called the new CBP guidelines "an improvement" but said they're still too intrusive for US citizens.

World News US Republican senators seek charges against Trump dossier author
Author: 0 US Republican senators seek charges against Trump dossier author

The letter makes reference to a "Top Secret" memo that they said relates to "certain communications between Christopher Steele and multiple US news outlets" regarding the "dossier". "But. I feel obliged to pass that information along to the Justice Department for appropriate review." Sen. Democrats obviously weren't taken with the criminal referral.

World News Frozen pipes? How to prevent them and how to fix them
Author: 0 Frozen pipes? How to prevent them and how to fix them

There have yet to be any claims filed in the area, he said, but as temperatures change, there's always the possibility of frozen pipes bursting. If a home is vacant, maintaining an inside temperature that will help keep pipes from freezing.