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South African leader faces increasing calls to resign
- November 03, 2016

The group had planned the march to coincide with the prosecution of finance Minister Pravin Gordhan at the Pretoria Magistrates Court but charges against the minister have since been dropped. The ANC, which took power after apartheid, lost several key municipalities in local elections in August, partly because of public dissatisfaction with the president. (more...)
Kenya to withdraw troops from S
- November 03, 2016

South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has been riven by ethnic violence since shortly after gaining its independence from Sudan in 2011. "The UN investigation shows that its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan completely failed to protect civilians in Juba ", said Akshaya Kumar, Deputy United Nations Director for Human Rights Watch. (more...)
Militants Attack Oil Pipeline In Niger Delta Militants Attack Oil Pipeline In Niger Delta
- November 03, 2016

Addressing reporters after the two-hour meeting, the leaders of the group, the traditional ruler of Amanyanobo Kingdom, King Alfred Diete-Spiff and Mr Edwin Clerk decried the lack of infrastructure, human resource, manpower and welfare of the people years after oil exploration began in the Niger Delta. (more...)
WATCH IT: Barack Obama gets down on Halloween to 'Thriller'
- November 02, 2016

Social media has, without a doubt, changed the way politicians interact with voters. With less than two months to make plans before the Obamas moved into the White House, Smith had to hustle. A similar fate will befall all the other White House Twitter accounts, such as Michelle Obama's @ FLOTUS and Joe Biden's @VP. On Twitter, that's @ POTUS44 (which is now a protected account). (more...)
Paul Ryan Casts Early Vote for Donald Trump Paul Ryan Casts Early Vote for Donald Trump
- November 02, 2016

Peter King from NY, a Trump supporter, told CNN . Democrats have denounced Comey's letter as inappropriate, given its release days before the presidential election and because Comey has indicated that it's unknown if there's anything substantial in the emails. (more...)
Kim Kardashian West Makes First Social Media Posts Since Paris Robbery Kim Kardashian West Makes First Social Media Posts Since Paris Robbery
- November 02, 2016

Because the photo features Kardashian West's defunct Blackberry, which she famously mourned back in August , the image is clearly old-but it's a Kim Kardashian West selfie, so who are we to complain? She grabbed some frozen yogurt with bestie Jonathan Cheban on Monday, October 24. (more...)
Christian Haunted House Planned Orlando Massacre Scene Christian Haunted House Planned Orlando Massacre Scene
- November 02, 2016

Full details about what would happen in the Pulse room haven't been released, but Tyrone Tappler Productions posted August 31 on Facebook looking for volunteers to pose as shooting victims. Guests will experience IN YOUR FACE scenes of dark reality. "You will walk in 10 Rooms and encounter individuals who will make choices", the house's Eventbrite page reads . (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation must say on Trump-Russia ties: Clinton Federal Bureau of Investigation must say on Trump-Russia ties: Clinton
- November 02, 2016

Mr. Comey issued a letter to congressional leaders on Friday about the FBI's new effort into Ms. Clinton's correspondence. Taking it to the decimal for illustrative purposes, a mere.7 of a percentage point divides them. That's not a significant difference given the 5.5-point error margin at this sample size. The daily tracking poll's latest four-night wave finds voters splitting sharply along traditional political divisions, with Trump's previously lagging support among core Republican ... (more...)
Mosul: Islamic State is 'a brutal opponent', says USA general Mosul: Islamic State is 'a brutal opponent', says USA general
- November 02, 2016

In the areas surrounding Mosul , Iraqi troops can benefit from the use of air power and artillery, whereas the fight will be very different once they enter the city, Khodr reported. Mosul is where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi declared the group's self-described caliphate, and is the largest city under its control. The group has suffered a string of defeats over the past year, and Mosul is its last major urban bastion in Iraq . (more...)
'Pattern of discrimination' found in Uber, Lyft research 'Pattern of discrimination' found in Uber, Lyft research
- November 02, 2016

Overall, the study concluded "that UberX drivers are almost three times as likely to cancel a ride on a male passenger upon seeing that he has a "black-sounding" name". " Discrimination has no place in society, and no place on Uber ", Uber's Rachel Holt said in a statement . In Seattle, for instance, an experiment in hailing a taxi directly from the curb showed that white travelers had the first taxi that passed them stop 60 percent of the time; black travelers had the first taxi stop just ... (more...)
Trump used dubious tax avoidance scheme in 1990s Trump used dubious tax avoidance scheme in 1990s
- November 02, 2016

New documents found that GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpVoting early, Rubio implies he cast ballot for Trump Arizona Dems sue GOP, Trump camp on voter intimidation USA officials see no link between Trump and Russian Federation: report MORE used a legally questionable tactic to avoid paying federal income taxes in the early 1990s, according to the New York Times . (more...)
Final shelters at Calais migrant camp demolished
- November 02, 2016

Hollande phoned May to discuss the fate of the children , left without a base after the "jungle camp" in Calais was torn down last week. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has urged federal authorities to take concrete steps to address the "dramatic humanitarian and sanitary situation" surging in parts of the city, especially the northeast, the extremity of the city closest to Calais. (more...)
Missing Australian hiker found after 2 weeks Missing Australian hiker found after 2 weeks
- November 02, 2016

Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Law Poh Kiong said the 26-year-old engineer arrived at the hospital at 3pm. His mother Elizabeth Gaskell "felt unbelievable relief" when her youngest son phoned to tell her Andrew had been found. Mr Gaskell grew up in Hobart but has lived in Cairns for the past three years and it was his family in Tasmania who alerted police. Mr Gaskell seemed to have suffered from malnourishment but was conscious and able to talk to his rescuers, the Borneo Post ... (more...)
Eagles receiver Huff stopped with gun, marijuana Eagles receiver Huff stopped with gun, marijuana
- November 02, 2016

After the officer asked about the smell of marijuana in the auto, Huff handed over a container with suspected pot, and then informed the officer he had the gun in the driver side door pocket, the Delaware River Port Authority officer said in the complaint. (more...)
With newfound vigor, Obama works to rebuild Democratic Party With newfound vigor, Obama works to rebuild Democratic Party
- November 02, 2016

Unlike President Obama or Clinton, Trump has been reluctant to go after the first lady. In Nevada, Trump's hardline position on immigration has turned off many in the state's large Hispanic population - giving Clinton an advantage. Obama's long-term goal: ensuring Democrats don't get railroaded when congressional maps are redrawn again in 2020 as, they say, they were after the 2010 census. (more...)
Multiple people killed, several injured in hayride accident
- November 02, 2016

Johnny Poulos of the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Shoemaker said two died at the scene and the other died waiting for a hospital helicopter. John Williamson, director of emergency management for Newton County, said there was a total of 10 victims in the crash - all of them on the trailer - of whom three were dead. (more...)
Dollar recovers from dive on FBI's Clinton probe Dollar recovers from dive on FBI's Clinton probe
- November 02, 2016

The market took the development as an advantage to her Republican rival Donald Trump, who has been trailing her in polls but has shown some signs of slight improvement in recent days. The Fed is widely expected to keep its policy on hold at its policy meeting ending on Wednesday. Traders last saw a roughly 78 percent chance of a December hike, according to CME Group's FedWatch program. (more...)
Venezuelan Opposition Wraps Up Meeting, Fails to Agree on Dialogue Position
- November 02, 2016

Maduro on Monday met with a senior U.S. diplomat, Thomas Shannon, who had traveled to Venezuela to back the dialogue. They agreed to meet again November 11, said Italian prelate Claudio Maria Celli, the Vatican mediator, according to local media. (more...)
Trump encourages his voters to vote twice Trump encourages his voters to vote twice
- November 02, 2016

The siren was loud enough to be heard throughout the airport hangar in Albuquerque where Republican Donald Trump was speaking. OR and Washington are the only two other states that mail ballots to all voters. While Trump had been trading at around 5-1 when I analysed the betting markets last Wednesday, his price fell to as low as 2-1 over the weekend. Donald Trump is thanking former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner for his role in the FBI's discovery of new emails that may be ... (more...)
Pakistan apex court moots probe panel on Panama Papers scam
- November 02, 2016

The Supreme Court in May had also asked the government to "reconsider and resolve the issue of formation of the commission under proper legislation" after which it would decide on the modalities of the inquiry commission. The petitions seek disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, and the PTI especially is hell bent on his ouster as the Prime Minister. "Now, the highest forum in the country in regards to dispute resolution has taken up this matter, so now you hold your positions, please restrain", ... (more...)
Pakistani police detain 1500 in crackdown on opposition
- November 01, 2016

The PTI is protesting and demanding the Prime Minister's resignation over alleged money laundering by Sharif and his family, allegedly exposed by the "Panama Papers" leak. He also reiterated his ongoing criticism of the government for its actions in the days leading up to his scheduled November 2 protest, and said it has "gone out of its way" to restrain the party from exercising its constitutional right of protest. (more...)
School attack in Idlib a potential war crime
- November 01, 2016

At least 28 civilians, mostly children, were killed when an airstrike hit a school complex in the village of Hass, activists say, pinning the blame on Russian or Syrian warplanes. Airstrikes on a Syrian school that killed scores of children could be a " war crime ", the head of the United Nations children's agency has said. Juliette Touma of UNICEF says that half of all school-age children, about 1.7 million children in Syria, are not in school. (more...)
UN official says Yemen on verge of collapse
- November 01, 2016

Local officials said the prison was located within a security complex but that only prison guards were present during the air strike. The prison held 84 inmates when it was struck three times late on Saturday, Hashem al-Azizi, deputy governor of the province of Hodeidah, said. (more...)
White House: We won't 'defend nor criticize' Comey on Hillary emails
- November 01, 2016

Clinton's campaign is banking on exactly that as the email controversy erupts anew in the White House race's final days. It is unclear whether the review can be completed by Election Day next Tuesday, a process that has reunited numerous investigators who worked on the initial Clinton inquiry. (more...)
Hundreds attack Hindu homes, temples in Bangladesh Hundreds attack Hindu homes, temples in Bangladesh
- November 01, 2016

But the leaders of the local Hindu community say the panic that has gripped them is not going away. In late 2012 Muslim mobs also torched Buddhist monasteries, houses and shops in the coastal Cox's Bazar district following a Buddhist youth's alleged defamatory photo post of the Koran. (more...)

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