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South Africa's ANC losing support amid Zuma uncertainty

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The two have quarreled in recent months, with Ramaphosa publicly criticizing Zuma's decision past year to fire his respected finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his failure to tackle corruption. Many of Zuma's former supporters want him to resign because of his links to scandals that have sapped support for the ANC and hurt the economy. To carry out Mandela's legacy, the ANC must fight corruption, Ramaphosa said. Read More »

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 1: Korean athletes parade in peace

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Later on Saturday Mr Moon and Kim Yong-nam are due to attend an ice hockey match between North and South Korea - believed to be the first such contest of its kind. To pave the way for the North's participation at Pyeongchang , South Korea had delayed the annual exercises with US forces, which usually take place between February and March, until after the Olympics. Read More »

Canada maintains lead in team figure skating

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Both athletes have been coached by Eteri Turberidze, who previously trained Yulia Lipnitskaya, guiding her to Olympic gold in 2014. Medvedeva seemed to float above the ice as she nailed every element in a program that broke her own mark set previous year in another team event. Read More »

Kim Jong Un's sister departs South Korea

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After North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un extended an olive branch in his New Year's address, the North and South resumed official talks and agreed to form a joint women's ice hockey team and march together under a unified flag at the opening ceremony. Read More »

Pence raises prospect of United States talks with North Korea

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A North Korean delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South and led by the younger sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un , concluded its visit on Sunday after charming and intriguing the South Korean public, but still faces deep scepticism over Pyongyang's sincerity towards improving relations. Read More »

Trump not looking to replace Kelly, aides say

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The following day, Porter's former boss Donald Trump lamented the situation - but his sympathies clearly were with Porter rather than the women who say they were subject to his abuse. He was granted interim clearance when he joined the White House in January 2017. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), who served in Porter's former role as White House staff secretary under President Bill Clinton, questioned how Porter was allowed to remain in his post without a full-fledged national security ... Read More »

Mob kills Dalit student in UP with iron rods

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Dilip Saroj, 24, of Allahabad Degree College died on Sunday. Inspector of Colonelganj police station Awadesh Pratap Singh said, "As per the CCTV footage obtained from the restaurant, they attacked Saroj mercilessly in the restaurant". The prime accused was identified as Vijay Shankar Singh who is posted as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) with the Indian Railways, Kulhari said, adding that the accused is still at large. Read More »

Two Turkish pilots die in Syria crash

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said a Turkish military helicopter had been shot down during Ankara's military offensive against a pro-Kurdish militia in northern Syria . However, in a posting on Twitter, Mustefa Bali, spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces dominated by the YPG, said a helicopter had been hit in the Rajo area of northwest Afrin, near the Turkish border. Read More »

Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea

For instance, in early January, President Trump childishly tweeted that he has a "bigger and more powerful" nuclear button than Kim Jong-un. Sunday's concert - the orchestra's second and final show - was expected to feature South Korean pop songs as well as North Korean music, and to be watched by Moon , Kim Yo Jong , and Kim Yong Nam, the North's ceremonial head of state. Read More »

Ballymena school mourns boy, 5, after fatal river fall

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A multi-agency search operation began at about 13:00 GMT after reports that the child fell into the Braid River. An NIAS spokesman said they despatched the air ambulance, an A&E crew and a doctor to the scene. The family also thanked the emergency services for their efforts in the search, which included police, firefighters, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) and Community Rescue Service volunteers. Read More »

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition elects new leaders

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Israeli military said it had conducted strikes against 12 targets in Syria when its planes came under anti-air fire, with one jet ultimately crashing in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel. Hundreds have been killed and wounded in the violence as the Syrian government and its allies sought to consolidate their hold on remaining opposition-controlled areas. Read More »

Terror Attack On CRPF Camp Foiled, Combing Operation Underway

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The building was cordoned off and the militants were cornered in another building located outside the camp. Earlier in the day, a fierce encounter broke out between terrorists and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning following a thwarted bid to attack a camp here. Read More »

Mohan Bhagwat's remarks on Army were 'misrepresented', says RSS

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi has hit out at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS ) chief Mohan Bhagwat over the latter's comment on the Sangh having the capability to form an Army in three days. Every Indian should attend the RSS shakhas everyday. "Every Indian should attend the RSS shakhas everyday. If time is too scarce, then they should follow the six basic tenets of RSS", the 67-year-old leader said , urging the youth to join the RSS. Read More »

Turkish army chief inspects troops near Syrian border

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It said the dead includes a medic and at least three children and eight women. Turkish forces claim that hundreds of Kurdish militia fighters have been " neutralized " in a series of military sorties, while militias such as the the YPG had before Saturday claimed more than a dozen Turkish casualties. Read More »

NK media carries detailed report about meeting between Moon, NK delegation

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Moon tried to keep both Pyongyang and Washington happy Saturday when he received the invitation, delivered by Kim Yo Jong, the North Korean leader's younger sister and close aide, during a meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. He supported Pence's moves to meet with North Korean defectors, paying respects at a memorial to the 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack blamed on the North. Read More »

Barcelona must sweat for LaLiga - Valverde

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Barca return to league action aiming to strengthen their grip on top spot after booking their place in the Copa del Rey final following a bruising semi-final second leg clash against Valencia. The result ended a run of six straight defeats in all competitions for Valencia. Barcelona had an 11-point lead two rounds ago. Defending champion Real Madrid routed Real Sociedad 5-2 at home on Saturday behind a hat trick by Cristiano Ronaldo. Read More »

London airport closed after World War Two bomb found

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An unexploded bomb from World War II turned up in London's River Thames, according to reports. The bomb was found during routine work at the dock which runs alongside the airport's runway. Part of the Docklands Light Railway has been suspended and some roads remain closed, Transport for London have said. All passengers due to travel from London City Airport on Monday have been advised to contact their airline for further information. Read More »

Meeting ends between SKorean leader, N. Koreans

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They were whisked back and forth between Seoul and the Olympic towns of Pyeongchang and Gangneung. In a meeting hours before Friday's opening ceremony, Abe warned Moon not to fall for North Korea's "smile diplomacy" during the Olympics, according to Moon's office. Read More »

Trump will not release Democrats' memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance

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On Friday, Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, accused the President of holding double standards in approving the release of the Republican memo but blocking the Democratic one. Instead, the Republican minority was allowed to publish a separate report and the Central Intelligence Agency released a document of its own rebutting Feinstein's many falsehoods - and then left it to the public to judge. Read More »

Home Intel Republicans Plan to Partition Aides From Dems

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That four-page document alleged widespread surveillance abuses by the FBI, though House Republicans, including Nunes , were forced to walk back key claims that seemed to target the Department of Justice's handling of the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

North Korea judged winner of diplomatic gold at Olympics

South Korea's presidential office said after the meeting that the North Korean leader has invited Moon to visit his country and expressed willingness to improve inter-Korean ties in the letter. South Korean officials said Moon had been invited to Pyongyang to speak with Kim Jong Un during the talks and lunch that Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Saturday. Read More »

Trump to unveil RM5.9 trillion infrastructure plan

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The federal government traditionally provided 80% of funding for qualified highway construction. Mr Mulvaney acknowledged the new spending approved last week could result in annual deficits in future years of $1 trillion and higher, but he said the administration will propose ways to avoid that fate. Read More »

Ritz-Carlton reopens after 3-month Saudi purge, arrests

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The first phase of the purge ended last month, with officials reaching settlement deals valued at more than $100 billion with many of those held in return for not pressing formal charges against them. Most of the detainees were released following financial settlements with the government. At the end of January the Saudi prosecutor general's office said more than $100bn (£72bn) had been recovered to fill a gap in public finances. Read More »

Narendra Modi to become first Prime minister to visit Palestine

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Modi, earlier, launched a project for the construction of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi , describing the holy place as a "catalytic agent" of humanity and harmony that will become a medium of India's identity. Modi made his first ever visit to Israel in July previous year, and Israeli Prime Minister paid back the visit last month. The Prime Minister thanked Gulf countries for providing 30 lakh Indians a home-like environment, away from home. Read More »

UAE relationship extends beyond usual buyer-seller ties: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who is now in the United Arab Emirates as a part of his three-nation tour to the Gulf and West Asia, witnessed the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in capital Abu Dhabi. GST has also been realized after 7 years". Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held wide-ranging talks with the Sultan of Oman as the two sides signed eight agreements, including pacts on cooperation in the field of defence, health and tourism. Read More »

Kim Jong Un invites SKorea pres for talks

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Pence, meanwhile, had only one event on his schedule on Saturday: he appeared back at Pyeongchang to view the short-track speedskating event, along with second lady Karen Pence and the USA delegation. A Blue House official said Moon "practically accepted" the invitation. Moon sees the Olympics as an opportunity to restore meaningful communication with North Korea after an extended diplomatic stalemate over its nuclear ambitions. Read More »