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Democrats threaten government shutdown over 'Dreamers' program

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Democrats have made a solution for DACA a key priority, but House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday they would not shut the government over the issue. With many on both sides deciding a headline-grabbing federal closure would be a political blunder - at least for now - the House planned to approve legislation yesterday financing federal agencies through December 22. Read More »

Court sets aside appointment of Shaun Abrahams as prosecutions chief

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Civil society organisations had approached the court to have the R17-million golden handshake received by Abrahams' predecessor, Mxolisi Nxasana , declared invalid. The court was not in agreement with Nxasana's conduct and found that it would not be "just and equitable" nor a move towards the vindication of the independence of the NPA to reinstate Nxasana. Read More »

UNESCO recognises India's Kumbh Mela as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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The inscription of ´KumbhMela´ was recommended by the expert body which examines in detail the nominations submitted by Member States. The committee said the Kumbh Mela was the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on Earth. Kamancha is an essential part of musical culture in both countries, and while crafting the instrument represents a direct source of earning a living, craftspeople also perceive the art as a strong part of the intangible cultural heritage of their communities. Read More »

Pak to give visa to Jadhavs mother, wife: Swaraj

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India had written to Pakistan asking it to allow Jadhav's mother to accompany his wife. Pakistan has strong reservations about Trump's decision, added the spokesperson. Jadhav had filed an appeal with the Army chief to seek clemency, which is still pending. Under Article 13 of the ICJ law, Pakistan can send an ad-hoc judge to the court. Read More »

School closings, delays ahead of possible winter weather Friday

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Below is the most up-to-date information the school districts have provided. Boerne ISD - Two-hour delay Friday Dec. 8. Channel 2 Action News reached out to districts throughout metro Atlanta , including in Henry County, to find out about plans for any school closings or early dismissals. Read More »

Zuma's terse response to Ramaphosa's Khwezi comments

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He made this stunning revelation in an interview with Talk Radio 702's Karima Brown on Thursday night. 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". Read More »

Cops Raid Brothel, Find Skeletal Remains of Owner's Husband

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Sarita Bharati, 42, and her lover Kamlesh Chavan, stoned Sahdev to death after he caught them in a compromising position, police said. The police believe that Farida's live-in partner Kamlesh might have helped her pull off the murder and cover it up, by burying the body in the septic tank . Read More »

Suspected shooter, 2 students, dead in shooting at New Mexico high school

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Grief counselors will be available to help students and staff deal with the tragedy from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.at the middle school. State and federal authorities are investigating what led to the shooting. Aztec is a rural town of 6,500 people in the heart of northwestern New Mexico's oil and gas country and near the Navajo Nation. And several New Mexico elected officials have expressed their condolences on social media, with U.S. Read More »

Five frontier states in east to get border security grid: Rajnath Singh

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The meeting, called by the Indian home minister, would discuss the influx of Rohingya and Bangladeshi immigrants, and explore ways to check it, an Indian home ministry official said. Meghalaya was represented by its chief secretary and Tripura by its home secretary. In the past, the home minister has had similar meeting with chief ministers of states having borders with Pakistan, China and Myanmar. Read More »

18 killed when boat capsizes in Arabian Sea

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The boat carrying members of the Dawoodi Bohra community capsized near to Thatta city. There are conflicting reports on how the accident happened, how many boats were involved, and where it took place. Most of the passengers were residents of Karachi , the police added. The DC Thatta said that two boats with 60 people onboard struck to each other while going to Pir Pithu Mizaar due to strong winds. Read More »

Zardari puts weight behind PAT's demand of CM Shahbaz's resignation

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Punjab government on Tuesday released the report of the judicial inquiry carried out into the 2014 Model Town incident hours after larger bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the government to release the report regarding the incident which left at least 14 people dead and several others injured. Read More »

Devin Nunes didn't divulge secrets in Russian Federation investigation, House Ethics Committee says

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A Nunes spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment on that Thursday evening. Nunes then controversially went to brief President Trump on the information before meeting with the Intelligence Committee. In March, Nunes held a news conference in which he discussed viewing intelligence reports in which the names of Trump associates were "unmasked" by then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice in the final weeks of the Obama administration. Read More »

China urges calm as N.Korea rattles sabres

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North Korea says war is now inevitable between Washington and Pyongyang. But even though both sides make overtures toward war, it's far from a sure thing . Kim with North Korean troops. B-1 flights represent the US's go-to response for North Korean provocations like missile tests, and the bomber flights always draw a strong, sometimes dangerously escalating response from Pyongyang. Read More »

Woman's body washes ashore at Juhu Beach

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The accused Prabhuprasad Suraj Narayan Saha has been living in Versova with the victim Shakuntala Sharma after the duo got married more than a year ago. A similar fight broke out on Tuesday night when Saha returned home. On Wednesday morning, a passerby had called the Santacruz police, informing them of a woman's body lying on Juhu beach. Read More »

Gareth Morgan Investments Limited Partnership Decreases Position in Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Cortina Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 202,166 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. More interesting news about Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Exxon Mobil's Renewable Energy Moonshots" published on November 20, 2017 as well as Chron.com's news article titled: "Exxon sends first United States fuel shipment to Mexico's newly free market" with publication date: December 06, 2017. Read More »

Virat and Anushka: Wedding speculation rages as the couple leaves India

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The update became a talking point when Anushka left for Italy with her family. But where is the beauty headed to? - to Italy or to the foreign land for her dreamy destination wedding with India's heartthrob Virat Kohli? . Virat Kohli refers to Anushka Sharma as "Nushki". Sources also say that Virat Kohli's family and close friends have already booked their tickets to the Italian city of Milan. Read More »

US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital an 'Appropriate Step': US Ambassador

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The Foreign Ministry has condemned the decision by United States President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying that as a democratic country, "the U.S. Embassy in Israel to be moved inland from the Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "Trump is drawing the ire of Muslims around the world", MUI Vice Chairman Zainut Tauhid said. Read More »

Rain and sleet Thursday, light snow possible overnight in Houston area

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The U.S. National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. This means most of the Upstate will see generally a cold rain mixed occasionally with melting snowflakes. Thursday: Rain likely. Highs in the upper 40s to low to mid 50s. Those clouds will soon move out and we may see the sunshine before sunset. While it will be a cold rain that falls through the day, temperatures will be too warm for any wet snow to mix in. Read More »

Three dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

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While Shigenaga was assaulting his sister, another woman - reportedly the attacker's wife - pursued Nagako's driver with a sword. The 58-year-old Nagako was later pronounced dead with a "deep" stab wound to her chest along with a laceration to the back of her neck. Read More »

Former SC Officer Gets 20 Years In Prison For Killing Walter Scott

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Slager alleged the shooting was an act of self-defense. Ex-North Charleston officer Michael Slager testified Thursday before he was sentenced to 20 years for violating the civil rights of Walter Scott. The sentencing was preceded by emotional testimony from members of both the Scott and the Slager family. "This is a tragedy that shouldn't have happened", said Norton, who could have thrown the disgraced law enforcer behind bars for 24 years. Read More »

RK Nagar nomination rejected, Vishal mourns 'death of democracy'

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The actor met chief electoral officer Rajesh Lakhoni at the secretariat and submitted a petition, address to the state election commissioner, on what happened on Tuesday. The RK Nagar assembly seat is vacant since the death of J Jayalalithaa. According to Vishal, the Returning Officer would get up from his seat and go out to speak to somebody on the phone. Read More »

China exports jumped in November as import gains signal strength

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Crude oil demand also increased, lifting to 37.04 million tonnes from 31.03 million tonnes a month earlier. Similarly, imports surged 17.7% in November from a year ago, faster than the expected growth of 13.0%. Exports stood at 380,000 tonnes, up 8.6 percent from 350,000 tonnes in October and flat on a year earlier. Demand for Chinese products has proven robust as growth in major trade partners remains intact, and imports are stabilising as the economy has outperformed this year. Read More »

Federal High Court judge resigns

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However, in a statement made available to INDEPENDENT , the National Judicial Council (NJC) on Thursday said the action of Ademola was an afterthought to forestall his anticipated sack, having gotten wind of his indictment by the NJC in respect of a petition that had been lodged against him by some persons. Read More »

Pentagon has no plans to evacuate U.S. dependents from South Korea

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The rare two consecutive days of virtual bombing drills on the Korean peninsula come on the fourth day of the Vigilant Ace 18 exercise, in which 230 aircraft, including F-16 Fighting Falcons and EA-18G Growlers, have been mobilized for a five-day air combat exercise which runs until Friday. Read More »

Farenthold sexual harassment allegations to be investigated by House ethics panel

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Another former Farenthold staffer, Elizabeth Peace, told the Chronicle Thursday that she believes Greene's account based on her own experiences in Farenthold's congressional office after Greene left. An aide with knowledge of the settlement confirmed that Farenthold is the lawmaker whose office paid the settlement. "Once all the facts are released, I'm confident this matter will once and for all be settled and resolved", he said. Read More »

What Shootings Like Sandy Hook Say About Americans And Guns

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In the five years since the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT, scientists have been studying how Americans respond to these high-profile tragedies. That means there's no national database of gun purchases, so it's hard to tell how many guns are sold. Essentially, in the months after the shooting, 3 million guns were bought by American consumers, much more than average, and the incidence of accidental gun deaths skyrocketed concurrently. Read More »