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Mogale City Local Municipality's Public Safety Department impounded a double tanker truck in Muldersdrift for loading water out of a municipal point without permission on Thursday, 1 February. An Australian study on droughts found that people are only willing to make the sacrifices to convenience that save water if they trust the authorities.
  • Syrian Kurdish forces say fighter mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels

    Syrian Kurdish forces say fighter mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels

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    Mehmet Tekinarslan. Turkish warplanes struck 19 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq on Monday, killing 49 militants, Turkey's armed forces said on Thursday. ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - An explosion at a tax office in the Turkish capital was caused by a bomb - not a gas leak as initially believed, authorities said Friday, adding that the suspected bomber had been killed in a police operation.
  • Theresa May and Liam Fox at odds on customs union

    Theresa May and Liam Fox at odds on customs union

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    Asked if Cabinet ministers on the Brexit sub-committee would hold crunch talks about the deal sought with Brussels, the spokesman said: "There are meetings of the sub-committee next week but we won't get into the discussion that will take place within those sub-committees".
  • Shujaa to face Samoa in Hamilton Sevens Opener

    Shujaa to face Samoa in Hamilton Sevens Opener

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    Revisiting his team's display in Sydney, Simiyu said his charges played well and hopes that they have a lot to play for in Hamilton. Kenya are in Pool D and will battle out for one of the two available Main Cup quarter final slots with former head coach Mike Friday's United States, Samoa and Canada, a tough call for Shujaa who have a few of their star players missing.
  • NDF guide Rafael Baylosis arrested in Quezon Metropolis

    NDF guide Rafael Baylosis arrested in Quezon Metropolis

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    Rafael Baylosis and his companion Guillermo Roque Jr. were arrested on Katipunan ave.in Quezon City yesterday, January 31, by combined elements of police and intelligence operatives and are now detained at Camp Crame, according to human rights alliance Karapatan.
  • UIL 2018-2020 Reclassification and Realignment Update

    UIL 2018-2020 Reclassification and Realignment Update

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    PSJA High and North are the two newcomers to the district, with La Joya Palmview leaving 30-6A and dropping to Class 5A. "This allows University to be in it's own light, We will be the dominate 5A school and Waco High will be the dominate 6A school", debate coach, Glenn Price said.
  • We Just Found Out Some Juicy Secrets About the 2018 Winter Olympians

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    In addition to luge rider Lian De'an, Taiwanese athletes representing the country also include speed skaters Song Qingyang (宋青陽), Huang Yuting (黃郁婷), and Dai Weilin (戴瑋麟), according to the Chinese Taipei Olympic committee webpage. The figure skating pair were the only North Koreans to have secured a spot at the Winter Games through the conventional qualifying competition. A US special envoy said on Thursday all options remain on the table for solving the crisis over North Korea's ...
  • United States to impose arms embargo on S. Sudan to end war

    United States to impose arms embargo on S. Sudan to end war

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    In March a year ago, a United Nations panel of experts called for an arms embargo on South Sudan after it emerged that its government was spending oil revenue on weapons as its citizens faced starvation. "We urge all UNSC members to join us in supporting this action". She added: "We can not stand by idly as innocent civilians are murdered and raped".
  • Man Who Attacked London Muslims Gets 43 Years in Prison

    Man Who Attacked London Muslims Gets 43 Years in Prison

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    Mohammed Mahmoud, the imam of the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park, protected Osborne in the immediate aftermath of the attack from the angry crowd. Osborne, who had been found guilty of murder and attempted murder, said "God bless you all, thank you", as he was led away from court. "Before our father he left the house that night, he had spent the evening with his family, it was here where he felt most comfortable, he was such a peaceful man, no bad thoughts for anyone".
  • 90 feared dead off Libyan coast as migrant boat capsizes

    90 feared dead off Libyan coast as migrant boat capsizes

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    They told the IOM that the boat sank off the coast of the northwestern city of Zuwara for unknown reasons. "They (the migrants) are lured there by social media". Around 2,583 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea past year, and 199 others died en route. More than 600,000 people are believed to have made the journey from Libya to Italy over the past four years.
  • Daughter killer executed in the US

    Daughter killer executed in the US

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    Scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Battaglia's execution was delayed for almost four hours as his attorneys unsuccessfully appealed to the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court. "He tried to kill the children", yelled Pearle in a 911 call. Faith was shot three times and Liberty five. State attorneys said the Texas courts ensured proper legal standards were followed and that Battaglia had been provided expert help and a court hearing in accordance with Supreme Court precedents.
  • Greg Monroe signing with Celtics despite Pelicans offering him starting role

    Greg Monroe signing with Celtics despite Pelicans offering him starting role

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    Monroe and the Celtics agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract. The 6-foot-11 Monroe has split time between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns this season. The 27-year-old big man played in 25 games between the two teams, averaging 10.4 points and 5.2 rebounds over 21.8 minutes per game. Centers Aron Baynes and Daniel Theis are better defensive players, but Monroe is the best passer and scorer of the three.
  • 18 injured after 'burning van' crashes into pedestrians in Shanghai

    18 injured after 'burning van' crashes into pedestrians in Shanghai

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    Portable gas tanks that are often used to fuel stoves were inside the vehicle, he said. The van was carrying reportedly gas canisters and burst into flames after hitting the fence. Other eyewitnesses said there were six people in the van. The Shanghai government said three of the injured are in critical condition. As you can see in the photo below, police cars and fire trucks arrived on the scene.
  • Hijab-less Iranian women arrested while protesting compulsory cover-up

    Hijab-less Iranian women arrested while protesting compulsory cover-up

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    Iran's prosecutor general, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, said Wednesday the hijab protests were being instigated "from outside the country". Since the video of her protest went viral, Iranian women have been sharing pictures of themselves waving their headscarves from sticks in a public act of defiance.
  • EFF Prepared to 'Raise Issues' About 'Illegitimate President' At SONA

    EFF Prepared to 'Raise Issues' About 'Illegitimate President' At SONA

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    In a statement issued by Moloto Mothapo, Parliament on Friday said Mbete wrote to both leaders of the DA and EFF in response to their requests related to the forthcoming State of the Nation Address. The Speaker said, meanwhile, that this year's State of the Nation Address comes as the country prepares to mark the centenary anniversary of the birth of the first democratically elected President of South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013.
  • Twin found not guilty in crash that killed sister

    Twin found not guilty in crash that killed sister

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    Alexandria was initially arrested following the crash, but was freed by a judge after finding no probable cause for a murder charge. While Duval's attorneys argue the deadly crash was a tragic accident, prosecutors argue that she purposely accelerated before going over the cliff and meant to hurt or kill her sister.
  • North Korea Accuses US of Deploying Aircraft Carriers Around Korean Peninsula

    North Korea Accuses US of Deploying Aircraft Carriers Around Korean Peninsula

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    On Tuesday night during his state of the union address , President Donald Trump gave a strong warning about the nuclear ambitions that are being pursued by North Korea . "The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 are hopefully opening the door to a brighter future on the Korean peninsula, and inviting the world to join in a celebration of hope".
  • Thoughts And Prayers Up To America's Sweetheart, Selena Gomez

    Thoughts And Prayers Up To America's Sweetheart, Selena Gomez

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    This isn't the firs time Gomez has taken a break to concentrate on her health - in 2016, the actress announced she was stepping away to "focus on maintaining my health and happiness" after suffering from a number of side effects caused by her lupus, including anxiety and depression.
  • Chelsea powerless as Italy chief makes Antonio Conte statement

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    The national team are still to replace Gian Piero Ventura, who stepped down as head coach after the World Cup shortcoming, with Conte, former Bayern Munich tactician Carlo Ancelotti, Zenit boss Roberto Mancini and Nantes manager Claudio Ranieri all tipped as potential candidates.
  • Faso on train that crashes into garbage truck, killing one

    Faso on train that crashes into garbage truck, killing one

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    Congressional staffers said in emails that U.S. Sen. They are "in the process" of trying to interview the driver of the truck, he said. "A number of members have very small children who are on the train ". Then, as she started to turn around, the gate went up. Officials said Time Disposal has two crashes on record, in 2015 and 2016. No safety inspection records for the crossing were immediately available.
  • 1000 miners stuck underground at Sibanye mine: Reported by South African union

    1000 miners stuck underground at Sibanye mine: Reported by South African union

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    During the course of Thursday they managed to rescue 272 miners from shaft four and 64 from shaft one. Mine officials said food and water have been delivered to those trapped miners . We know that Beatrix mine has 23 levels, going down to 1,000 metres (3,280 ft) below ground. About 65 people were rescued during the day, with 950 remaining trapped underground by early evening, the company said.
  • U.S. disregards Odinga as Kenya's President

    U.S. disregards Odinga as Kenya's President

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    Omtata's petition highlights an argument that the Government's directive is in utter violations of Article 33 and 34 of the Constitution , which guarantee media freedom and access to information. Media organisations that disregarded this advice were shut down. A defiant Odinga has maintained he will not recognize a win by President Uhuru Kenyatta in the repeat poll held previous year, which Odinga boycotted.
  • Trump blames Democrats for young immigrants' plight

    Trump blames Democrats for young immigrants' plight

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    Obama's first State of the Union speech brought in 48 million viewers in 2010 , while his address to a joint session of Congress in 2009 earned 52.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen . They do not include streaming figures. '45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history. Last year, President and Mrs. Trump travelled to the speech together.
  • Union Budget 2018 and the hidden benefits for startups

    Union Budget 2018 and the hidden benefits for startups

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    Govt makes PAN mandatory for any entity entering into a financial transaction of Rs 2.5 lakh or more from 1st April. Presently, gains from equity investments held for more than 12 months are exempt from tax. Jaitley, who had in 2015 promised to reduce corporate tax from current 30% to 25% over four years, proposed lower tax rate of 25% for companies with turnover of up to Rs 250 crore in 2016-17.
  • Stephen King's Castle Rock Gets A Super Bowl TV Spot

    Stephen King's Castle Rock Gets A Super Bowl TV Spot

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    The footage begins with Henry Deaver ( Andre Holland ) returning home to Castle Rock because he got a call from Shawshank, meaning the iconic prison from King's story " Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption " (later adapted as The Shawshank Redemption ).
  • Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed expresses views on SC ruling

    Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed expresses views on SC ruling

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    The Maldives ' popular image as an upmarket holiday paradise has been severely damaged by a major crackdown on dissent under Yameen, who has overseen the jailing of nearly all the political opposition. His conviction and 13-year sentence was internationally condemned, and he was given political asylum in the UK. Last July, when the opposition had enough MPs to impeach the speaker of the parliament - an ally of Mr Yameen - troops were deployed to prevent them entering the building.
  • Men in Black reboot gets F Gary Gray to direct

    Men in Black reboot gets F Gary Gray to direct

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    Gray is coming off a huge hit with last year's Fate of the Furious , which earned $1.2 billion worldwide. Five years have passed and neither Smith nor Jones are as popular as they were in the franchise's heyday. And fans could be in for a treat as it was previously revealed that Spider-Man could feature in the same universe as "Venom" and "Silver & Black". Matt Holloway and Art Marcum wrote a draft of the script that intrigued the studio enough to schedule a release.
  • Girl (12) arrested after five people wounded in school shooting

    Girl (12) arrested after five people wounded in school shooting

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    Authorities said it was not clear how the 12-year-old got access to a firearm. He said that she kept sobbing and repeating: "'I didn't mean it". "We're unclear whether a gun went off or if it was an intentional shooting ", he said. A 30-year-old woman was treated for unspecified minor injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. No suspects are outstanding and the Salvador B.
  • Israeli forces strike Hamas submit in Gaza after rocket assault - army

    Israeli forces strike Hamas submit in Gaza after rocket assault - army

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    Locals told Ma'an that the strikes hit targets near the al-Nada Towers in northeastern Beit Lahiya. There were no reports of casualties, although a few homes were damaged. Hamas was heavily involved in protests along the Gaza strip following President Trump's motion to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. Palestinians have clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and along the Gaza border since Trump's announcement, leaving 18 Palestinians dead.
  • We love Michelle Obama's revelation about daughter Sasha's new room

    We love Michelle Obama's revelation about daughter Sasha's new room

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    In fact, she's got the better room than her father. "So the doorbell rings and they're like, 'Huh, I never heard that before.'" Hopefully they still have a nice yard to run around in! "We just moved that to another house", Michelle said, before adding that having her own front door with a door bell has been a odd adjustment.
  • Warning for Assad after latest attack

    Warning for Assad after latest attack

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    A second official said, however, that the Trump Administration hopes that stepped-up global sanctions and diplomatic pressure will help rein in Assad's chemical weapons programme. Mattis, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, went on to say that Turkey's offensive against Syrian Kurdish militants in Afrin is a "distraction" from the fight against the Islamic State in Syria.
  • Three soldiers die in Kashmir avalanche

    Three soldiers die in Kashmir avalanche

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    However, three soldiers succumbed at 92 base hospital Badamibagh, Srinagar . The avalanche, reports said, struck at 4:30 pm at Sona Pandi Gali (SPG) in Machil sector along the Line of Control (LoC). In 2012, a massive avalanche in the Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir killed 140 people, including 129 soldiers. North Kashmir faces the maximum impact of avalanches.
  • Sonia, Rahul call for Oppn unity as BSP skips meet

    Sonia, Rahul call for Oppn unity as BSP skips meet

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    UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday once again brought together a host of opposition parties, reclaiming the Congress's role as the pivot of anti-BJP opposition unity, and asked the 17 parties to adopt a common approach and strategy both inside and outside Parliament.
  • Now Wake Up To Favorite Music With Updated Google Home Alarm

    Now Wake Up To Favorite Music With Updated Google Home Alarm

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    What makes it tougher is having an annoying, wailing alarm. Users just need to speak to their Google Home smart speaker as "Hey Google , set an alarm for 6 am, which plays [favorite music]' ". So, it could create a problem if you are using the same streaming service elsewhere, notes Android Police. Starting with the former of the two, this is something that Amazon just added to Alexa this past December .
  • Willie calls for six more weeks of winter

    Willie calls for six more weeks of winter

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    But if cloudy sky prevents the groundhog from seeing its shadow, winter will soon yield to spring. It is based on a German legend surrounding Candlemas. Six weeks or not, we can look for a chilly week ahead. While the inspiration behind one truly brilliant comedy , the Groundhog Day rituals celebrated in several cities (it's not just Punxsutawney, folks) across North America are little more than an annual lesson in futile perfunctoriness.
  • COAS discusses bilateral military ties with Saudi crown prince

    COAS discusses bilateral military ties with Saudi crown prince

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    Prince Al-Waleed was the most high-profile detainee among 350 suspects rounded up since November 4, including business tycoons and ministers, who were held in Riyadh's luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel. Some cases are expected to go for trial, authorities have said previously. The statement did not say how many people were in each category. The mass arrests have been described as a " shakedown " by critics and a way of the young crown prince cementing his power.
  • Palestinian president to attend UN Security Council's meeting on Middle East

    Palestinian president to attend UN Security Council's meeting on Middle East

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    They also hailed Egypt's Al-Azhar worldwide conference for backing Jerusalem as the main capital of occupied Palestine, under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. If the Security Council agrees to recommend the entity as a "state" for full membership to the General Assembly, the United Nations must still approve it with a two-thirds majority.