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South Africa's high court rules Zuma appointment of state prosecutor invalid

South Africa's high court rules Zuma appointment of state prosecutor invalid In an unexpected turn, Judge Dunstan Mlambo has ruled that Advocate Shaun Abrahams , the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), must vacate his seat. This is because Zuma was conflicted when it came to the appointment of a prosecutions boss. "The orders of invalidity of paragraph two and four above are suspended for a period of 60 days or until such a time as the deputy president ha... [Full Article...]

Fortis Hospital denies allegations of bribery

Fortis Hospital denies allegations of bribery Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Vij said, "In simple language, this is as good as a murder". Apart from this, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) had been directed to find out possibilities of cancelling the land lease, Vij said. [Full Article...]

Trump's second-in-command Pence 'unwelcome in Palestine': Fatah official

Trump's second-in-command Pence 'unwelcome in Palestine': Fatah official A spokesperson for the vice president did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment. Amid indications that Mr Abbas may withdraw from a planned meeting later this month, a White House aide said Mr Pence "still plans to meet with Abbas as scheduled" and "believes it would be counterproductive for him to pull out of the meeting". [Full Article...]

Ukraine bows to International Monetary Fund pressure on anti-corruption agency

Ukraine bows to International Monetary Fund pressure on anti-corruption agency The criticism helped persuade MPs to drop the law, which would have given parliament the power to dismiss the heads of anti-corruption institutions, lawmaker Mustafa Nayyem said. Lagarde urged "Ukrainian authorities and parliament to safeguard the independence of NABU and SAPO", Ukraine's Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office. [Full Article...]

Congress seems set to avert weekend government shutdown

Congress seems set to avert weekend government shutdown The trickiest topic, and a top priority for Democrats, involves protections for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Spokesmen for House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said GOP leaders at the meeting "stressed the need to address border security, interior enforcement and other parts of our broken immigration system", adding tha... [Full Article...]

I believe Zuma is guilty of rape, Says S.African VP

I believe Zuma is guilty of rape, Says S.African VP The deputy president said he appreciated how hard it was for women to lay charges of sexual assault, and when pressed further by his interviewer, added: "Yes, I would believe her". Having evaluated the totality of the evidence, the court acquitted Zuma of the rape charges. He was head of the country's national AIDS council at the time, and the case fuelled public outrage over AIDS prevention and... [Full Article...]

Firefighters free YouTube prankster who cemented head into microwave

Firefighters free YouTube prankster who cemented head into microwave SNAPS of a dozy prankster who cemented his own head inside a microwave have gone viral. When five firefighters from the West Midlands fire service arrived at the scene, they were unimpressed by what they saw. Dakin said that the service's technical rescue crew helped free the man's head from the oven after an hour. It took them almost an hour to free him. [Full Article...]

Probe clears Intelligence chair Nunes

Probe clears Intelligence chair Nunes The decision paves the way for Rep. Devin Nunes of California to again lead the intelligence panel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Ethics committee staff could not immediately be reached for comment. The "left-wing" groups that Nunes was referring to include MoveOn.Org, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and Democracy 21. [Full Article...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet mother, wife in Pakistan jail on December 25

Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet mother, wife in Pakistan jail on December 25 In a tweet, Ms Swaraj said, she has spoken to the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Mrs. Avantika Jadhav and informed her about it. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said during his weekly news briefing that a staff member from the Indian embassy will be allowed to be present at the meeting. [Full Article...]

Centre should disapprove of U.S. move vis-a-vis Palestine: CPI

Centre should disapprove of U.S. move vis-a-vis Palestine: CPI Embassy. At least 31 Palestinians were wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank. "This shows the extent of servility of the Modi regime to the United States ". He lashed out against Arab leaders, wondering if Al-Quds issue requires an Arab summit. Haniyeh said Trump's decision is an aggression against Palestinian people and a declaration of war. [Full Article...]

Liberian court says presidential run-off can go ahead

Liberian court says presidential run-off can go ahead Opposition Liberty Party (LP) and the ruling Unity Party (UP) lodged the appeal after the Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC) dismissed their petitions for lack of evidence. The Supreme Court also ordered that NEC prohibits from voting, anyone whose name is not found on the voter roll. The apex court noted that the FRR is the only electoral document that speaks to t... [Full Article...]

Trump calls on Saudi Arabia to lift Yemen embargo

Trump calls on Saudi Arabia to lift Yemen embargo The announcement came after the kingdom condemned the decision by Trump this week to relocate the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognise the latter as the capital of Israel. Tehran denies the accusation. U.S. President Donald Trump has called on U.S. ally Saudi Arabia to end its blockade of Yemen "immediately", citing concern that the war-torn country is on the verge ... [Full Article...]

Ex-cop sentenced to 20 years for killing of unarmed black man

Ex-cop sentenced to 20 years for killing of unarmed black man Still, Slager pleaded guilty in federal court to violating Scott's civil rights. The officer, who was sacked after the shooting, " acted out of malice aforethought, shooting dead an unarmed and fleeing Walter Scott ", Judge David Norton said Thursday. [Full Article...]

Sterling lifted by Brexit deal

Sterling lifted by Brexit deal Tusk's role in the delicate choreography of reaching an accord had been to wait until May strikes a deal on making "sufficient progress" on divorce terms with Juncker's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Despite the appearance of good cheer on both sides, significant tensions appeared to remain embedded in the agreement over the divorce deal, which will not be finalized until the very end of the fu... [Full Article...]

Short-handed Nets beat Thunder 100-95 in Mexico City

Short-handed Nets beat Thunder 100-95 in Mexico City The past three games were at home, where the Thunder are 9-3. LeVert made a handful of the right plays, especially on defense as the Nets held the Thunder to 16 points in the fourth quarter. The Rockets made 18 three-pointers, giving them a total of 41 in two games against the Jazz this season. "I feel that every game we are getting more comfortable within the roster", Atkinson said. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation director defends agency amid criticism for Donald Trump

Federal Bureau of Investigation director defends agency amid criticism for Donald Trump Mueller is leading an investigation of possible Trump campaign links to Moscow. "What I can tell you is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation that I see is tens of thousands of agents and analysts and staff working their tails off to keep Americans safe", Wray told members of the House Judiciary Committee when he was asked about Trump's remark. [Full Article...]

North Korea says USA threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm

North Korea says USA threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm The bombers were dispatched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and flew over the Korean peninsula, reportedly staging simulated bombing drills while flying in formation with around 20 aircraft participating in the annual "Vigilant Ace" air combat drill. [Full Article...]

Two women killed in Japan shrine attack

Two women killed in Japan shrine attack Police have been searching for the attacker. Her driver reportedly has also been wounded. Shigenaga's partner, meanwhile, chased down his sister's driver, who had tried to escape on foot, and attacked him about 100 meters away. At the time, his sister had held a post known as negi , the second-highest rank at a Shinto shrine after the chief priest. The shrine dates back to 1627 and is best ... [Full Article...]

LNP claims victory in seat of Burdekin

LNP claims victory in seat of Burdekin Independent Sandy Bolton has won in Noosa and Katter's Australian Party is expected to finish with three seats, Hill, Traeger, and Hinchinbrook, with the latter among the nine seats yet to be declared. Treasurer Curtis Pitt is expected to be on the chopping block and could be offered the Speaker's role. It is expected to declare the remaining seats, including Mundingburra and Thuringowa, today. [Full Article...]

Virat - Anushka Leave For Their Wedding Vacation?

Virat - Anushka Leave For Their Wedding Vacation? So, finally, is wedding on cards for the much-hyped couple? Anushka's family priest, Maharaj Anant Baba of the Anant Dham Atmabodh Ashram in Haridwar, was also clicked with the Sultan actress and her family last night at the airport. In a talk show, Virat thanked Anushka for making him more sensible than ever. According to sources, Virat Kohli's close family and friends have already booked t... [Full Article...]


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