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Despite the fear of taps being completely turned off by April 12 - which was referred to as the " Day Zero " by the officials -, Cape Town officials are trying to dissipate concern and continue to invite people from overseas to the city. From early February, Cape Town will receive an additional 67 million litres of water per day from the private Palmiet Kogelberg Dam near Cape Town, Maimane said.
  • Trial starts for woman charged with killing her twin

    Trial starts for woman charged with killing her twin

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    They had made a name for themselves as yoga instructors in Florida but ended up changing their names while later living in Utah, according to the report . Alexandria Duval is accused of deliberately driving off a cliff, killing her identical twin sister, Anastasia . "(There's) certainly a reasonable doubt that there was any criminal behavior whatsoever and my client is not guilty".
  • Indian supreme court issues contempt notices to 3 states over

    Indian supreme court issues contempt notices to 3 states over "cow vigilantism"

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    Speaking to media, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said , "We'll reply to whatever the court asked". Prior to this order, the Supreme Court, had initially asked the governments of Rajasthan Maharashtra, Gujrat, Jharkhan, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh to reply to a petition by Congress leaders Shehzad and Tehseen Poonawala seeking curbs on cow-protection vigilantism.
  • No orange passports for ECR category, MEA withdraws proposal after facing flak

    No orange passports for ECR category, MEA withdraws proposal after facing flak

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    The Kerala High Court had issued a notice on Monday to the Centre based on a Public Interest Litigation plea challenging its decision to introduce orange-coloured passports. The government had chose to issue orange coloured passports for those with ECR status so that they could be helped on priority basis. ECR category stands for people who have not passed their 10th standard from a school and want to travel overseas for work.
  • Former HGTV star arrested, denies claims of child molestation

    Former HGTV star arrested, denies claims of child molestation

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    A married TV home improvement star has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl. She said the reality show host was in his boxers and asked if she wanted to touch his penis, to which she responded no, the warrant said. Christopher was working on House Rescue , a series for A&E, during the alleged incident. Dionne says the girl put her hand on his stomach and began rubbing and he told her it was inappropriate.
  • SAP Acquires Callidus Software For £1.7bn

    SAP Acquires Callidus Software For £1.7bn

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    The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. The transition is likely to take about two more years, he predicted. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.01, for a total transaction of $173,662.00. Neuberger Berman Limited Liability invested in 38,175 shares or 0% of the stock.
  • Government holds All Party Leaders Meet ahead of Budget Session

    Government holds All Party Leaders Meet ahead of Budget Session

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    According to reports, Modi said to have asked NDA leaders to take up the issue in a positive way and wanted them to promote it positively to create a "positive atmosphere" around early polls. President Ram Nath Kovind's address to a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Monday will mark the beginning of the Budget Session 2018.
  • Agents stop semitrailer with 76 immigrants at Texas checkpoint

    Agents stop semitrailer with 76 immigrants at Texas checkpoint

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    Border patrol saw the trailer in the primary lane of the highway on January 26 and approached the driver. Dozens of immigrants were found inside this tractor-trailer in Texas. One survivor later told investigators be believed 70 people were transported in the trailer. A second man, Pedro Silva Segura, an accused stash house operator from Laredo , has been arrested on similar charges and is in custody pending trial.
  • J&K CM supports probe into Shopian killings

    J&K CM supports probe into Shopian killings

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    Intervening in the debate on grants for the departments of public health engineering, and irrigation and flood control, Sharma urged the chair to direct the government to withdraw the FIR. May be the army killed them by mistake. "Why are serious charges levelled against the Army", Mr. Pathania asked. Incensed at this snub, Swamy railed: "Why are we even running that government?" 45 civilians were also killed in the encounters, according to the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SAPT).
  • Trump Says 'No' to Talks With Taliban

    Trump Says 'No' to Talks With Taliban

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    A former U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was pressure on the USA military to achieve success that could create a risk about not being fully open with the facts. Another Taliban member said the United States had been approaching states that have relations with the Taliban to try to get them to push the insurgents to the negotiating table.
  • Red Flag Warning issued due to increased fire danger

    Red Flag Warning issued due to increased fire danger

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    The service issued a Red Flag Warning Friday for Los Angeles County, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Ventura County coastal valleys, Ventura County interior valleys, Los Angeles County mountains, Angeles National Forest, Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, Ventura County mountains and Los Padres National Forest.
  • Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mount

    Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mount

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    Taipei has suggested that its citizens on the mainland use Taiwanese airlines or transfer in Hong Kong or Macau after Chinese carriers had to cancel flights. In response, self-governed Taiwan has withheld approval of routine applications from China Eastern and Xiamen Airlines, majority-owned by China Southern Airlines, to add Chinese New Year flights because the airlines had used the disputed air routes.
  • 'This is truly my home' - Musa gushes over CSKA Moscow return

    'This is truly my home' - Musa gushes over CSKA Moscow return

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    He told the Club's website: "I am very happy and proud to be back". This is truly my home, a champion team that fights for the top awards and occupies highest places. I promise that I will give everything for this club in order to make CSKA champion again. Leicester City's Ahmed Musa celebrates scoring their first goal with Danny Simpson against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.
  • CPMA releases statement on NAFTA negotiations

    CPMA releases statement on NAFTA negotiations

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    Further, they said NAFTA has bolstered investor confidence via investment protections and a process to resolve disputes. He spoke to reporters after a briefing from U.S. A Mexican official with knowledge of the plan said the hardest part of the negotiations would center on allowing USA officials to carry arms, given that the use of weapons by foreigners in Mexico is sensitive and tightly regulated.
  • People With Man Holed Up in Hotel Room

    People With Man Holed Up in Hotel Room

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    That's when U of M police say they received a call for a welfare check. SWAT officers with the Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park police departments are assisting, Clark said. In a text and online alert early Monday, the university described the incident as a "public safety situation" and urged individuals to stay away from the area.
  • Central Intelligence Agency chief dubs China a bigger threat to USA than Russian Federation

    Central Intelligence Agency chief dubs China a bigger threat to USA than Russian Federation

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    Mike Pompeo, director of the agency, told the BBC he had not seen a "significant decrease" in Russian activity and his concerns extend to the House and Senate polls in November. The CIA chief defended Trump over accusations from a book which suggested the president was unfocused, unprepared and unfit for his office. "I don't intend to", Pompeo said, adding that the "claim that the president isn't engaged and doesn't have a grasp on these important issues is unsafe and false and it saddens ...
  • North Korea scales back annual military exercises

    North Korea scales back annual military exercises

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    The US government also accuses some of the thousands of North Koreans living and working in Africa including envoys of wildlife parts trafficking such as rhino horns and ivory. "We are seeing defections happening in areas where we don't generally see them, for example crossing the DMZ", Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the top USA commander in South Korea, told the Wall Street Journal .
  • All detainees in Saudi Arabia's Ritz-Carlton hotel were released, report says

    All detainees in Saudi Arabia's Ritz-Carlton hotel were released, report says

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    The government, however, has not named those detained nor discussed the allegations against them. They are believed to have been transferred to prison from the Ritz-Carlton, which will reopen to the public next month. Saudi officials said the prince would keep control of Kingdom after his release. Sheikh Mojeb said he had "refused to settle" with the 56 individuals still being detained "due to other pending criminal cases, or in order to continue the investigation process".
  • Martyrs Day: Tributes paid to 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi

    Martyrs Day: Tributes paid to 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi

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    The President remembering Mahatma Gandhi tweeted, "On Martyrs' Day, we gratefully remember Mahatma Gandhi and the countless freedom fighters who sacrificed their all for our Independence". Citing Sardar Gurbachan Singh's testimony in the assassination trial, Tushar Gandhi had said that after being gunned down, Bapu had folded hands and uttered the words " Hey Ram ".
  • Syria condemns Turkey's attacks on ancient sites in Afrin

    Syria condemns Turkey's attacks on ancient sites in Afrin

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    Turkish bombardment also damaged an ancient temple, it said.After several days of poor visibility because of heavy rain and fog, Turkish warplanes and artillery took advantage of the clear skies and pounded the hill of Barsaya near the Kurdish town of Afrin in northwestern Syria, official news agency Anadolu said.
  • Session to install Carles Puigdemont as president of Catalonia postponed

    Session to install Carles Puigdemont as president of Catalonia postponed

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    Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's plan to defuse the crisis by calling for new regional elections in December backfired when separatist parties ended up winning a new majority. Delaying the investiture session "is one of the things that must be studied", a Catalan parliament source said. Torrent says he will reconvene the session once Spanish authorities guarantee they "won't interfere" in the election of Puigdemont.
  • Lincluden Management Ltd. Sells 16515 Shares of Chevron Co. (CVX)

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    Schroder Invest Mgmt holds 0.43% of its portfolio in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) for 2.12M shares. Acuity Brands Inc now has $6.83B valuation. The stock decreased 2.07% or $2.71 during the last trading session, reaching $128.48. Chevron accounts for 3.4% of Welch Investments LLC's holdings, making the stock its 7th largest holding. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Chevron during the 2nd quarter valued at about $106,000.
  • Indonesian police in Aceh province cut hair of transgender women

    Indonesian police in Aceh province cut hair of transgender women

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    The 12 transgender women, who were rounded in several beauty salons where they worked, were targeted by the police following claims they had teased a group of boys. "The police's so-called "re-education" of transgender people is not only humiliating and inhumane, it is also unlawful and a clear breach of their human rights", said Hamid.
  • Preference for sons? Health expert begs to differ

    Preference for sons? Health expert begs to differ

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    The pink-coloured Economic Survey tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Monday recommended that India must confront its societal meta-preference for a son, observing that the adverse sex ratio of females to males has led to 63 million "missing" women.
  • Winter weather advisory issued

    Winter weather advisory issued

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    Accumulation is expected to be between 2-4 inches, with locally higher totals possible. But the National Weather Service says not to break out the shovels and snow gear just yet. The High Country has already seen more snow this winter than last, and more is in the forecast for the end of January. Snow could return early Friday, and the high temperatures will drop back to the mid-30s, the weather service said.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director resigns abruptly ahead of retirement

    Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director resigns abruptly ahead of retirement

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    Mr McCabe , 49, who was already expected to step down in early 2018 upon becoming eligible for his pension, instead chose to step down now and is on leave ahead of his official retirement date, CBS News reports . After all, without the October 28 letter, which turned out to be nothing but more meaningless email noise, there's a good chance Hillary Clinton would be in the White House today.
  • Scan confirms Sane ligament damage

    Scan confirms Sane ligament damage

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    Sane has scored 11 goals and produced 14 assists in all competitions this season. Sane was injured after being caught on his standing leg by a late, studs-up tackle from Bennett in the latter stages of the first half. "Please for the football in general, they are the artists we have to take care of them , that is why you are here and I am here, for them, for the players".
  • Tickets for State of the Union misspelled to say Uniom

    Tickets for State of the Union misspelled to say Uniom

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    But the speech comes as Congress has failed to negotiate and pass a budget for fiscal year 2017, which began October 1, and faces a February 8 deadline to iron-out differences and lift spending caps or pass another stopgap bill to keep the government open.
  • Police Witness: Kim Jong Nam Met American Before His Murder

    Police Witness: Kim Jong Nam Met American Before His Murder

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    A police witness in the Malaysian murder trial of Kim Jong Nam has testified that Siti Aisyah, one of the two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, was paid to carry out pranks by a North Korean man named as a suspect in the murder investigations.
  • Turkish Medical Association officials held in Ankara

    Turkish Medical Association officials held in Ankara

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    Candemir was taken into custody due to his reports on Turkey's recent offensive in Syria's Afrin, ANF said . It maintained a small Islamic State presence in 2014 that the YPG eliminated in 2016. It deployed hundreds of special operations forces with the People's Protection Units, a militia known by the Kurdish initials YPG, and backed them with air, artillery, reconnaissance, intelligence and logistical support.
  • Theresa May 'grasping the many opportunities' of Brexit, clarifies No 10

    Theresa May 'grasping the many opportunities' of Brexit, clarifies No 10

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    She said it was "absolutely" the prime minister's prerogative to carry out a reshuffle, and that she had turned down the move because she felt "passionately about social mobility". Ms Villiers, who campaigned for a Leave vote in the European Union referendum, said she had long "made the case for compromise and moderation" in the government's approach to negotiating Brexit.
  • Yemen separatists surround Aden presidential palace

    Yemen separatists surround Aden presidential palace

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    At least 15 soldiers were killed in a suicide vehicle bombing attack on Tuesday in Yemen's southern province of Shabwa, a security source said. On Sunday, security sources said pro-separatist units trained and supported by the UAE had taken over the government headquarters after clashes.
  • Four TV stations shut for broadcasting NASA swearing

    Four TV stations shut for broadcasting NASA swearing

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    First was an election on August 8, won by Kenyatta, which was annulled in a historic decision by the Supreme Court, which ordered a re-run on October 26. "We intend to hold a peaceful event", Odinga's alliance said in a statement late on Monday. "We nonetheless wish to put the Jubilee (party) administration on notice that we will accomplish our mission come hell or high water".
  • Eagles' Foles goes from backup to Super Bowl

    Eagles' Foles goes from backup to Super Bowl

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    Tom Brady is headed to his eighth Super Bowl and a shot at his sixth championship. While his team mates soaked up the Super Bowl Opening Night spotlight, injured Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz sat alone on Monday wondering what could have been if not for a late-season knee injury.
  • Actress Zeenat Aman files molestation complaint against businessman

    Actress Zeenat Aman files molestation complaint against businessman

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    An investigation has been launched against the businessman, who is now absconding, according to ANI . Deputy Police comissoner Parambr Singh Dahiya told the media that Amar had been harassing Zeenat on Whatspp since Januaey 25, in which he messaged her objectionable content like videos and photographs.
  • Union Budget 2018 May See Boost In Investments By Modi Government

    Union Budget 2018 May See Boost In Investments By Modi Government

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    Meanwhile, the budget will assume more importance than usual because of a general election next year. Returning the momentum of growth is crucial for India as it pitches itself as an attractive destination for worldwide investors. My sense is that they will show somewhere around 3.2 percent fiscal deficit to GDP (for 2018/19). We believe, at current levels, bond yields are already pricing in a deviation from the earlier prescribed fiscal consolidation roadmap.
  • 8-month-old raped by 28-year-old cousin in Delhi, critical

    8-month-old raped by 28-year-old cousin in Delhi, critical

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    So she too left for work soon after. The accused, who according to the police is a daily wager, is married man and has two daughters. She was in a critical condition and had undergone several surgeries. "Her heart-rending cries could be heard in the intensive-care unit of the hospital". The chief of the Delhi Commission for Women Swati Maliwal, visted the infant in the hospital and described her situation as horrific.
  • Flu Season Could Surpass Swine Flue Pandemic, Has Not Peaked Yet

    Flu Season Could Surpass Swine Flue Pandemic, Has Not Peaked Yet

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    One measure is how many people seek medical care for fever, cough , aches and other flu symptoms . According to information from the State Department of Health and Senior Services, more than 8,200 cases were reported last week bringing the season total, so far, to almost 54,000 positive cases in the U.S.