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China and South Africa sign $6.5 billion in infrastructure deals China and South Africa sign $6.5 billion in infrastructure deals
- December 04, 2015

Those measures aim at promoting economic and trade links as well as personnel exchanges among African countries and realizing the mutually-beneficial and win-win outcome in the continent's cooperation with China , he added. China has direct investment in 50 African countries, "and is increasingly diversifying out of primary sectors", the bank said. President Zuma said South Africa proposed further engagement with China on the recapitalisation of marine manufacturing capacity and ... (more...)
Israel says suspects arrested over fatal torching of Palestinian home Israel says suspects arrested over fatal torching of Palestinian home
- December 04, 2015

A senior United Nations official expressed concern Wednesday over Israel's failure to bring to justice those behind an arson attack that killed three members of a Palestinian family, including a baby. Palestinians have killed 19 Israelis in stabbings, shootings and attacks in which cars or other vehicles were used to run over or ram into pedestrians. (more...)
Emperador confirms Spanish brandy acquisition Emperador confirms Spanish brandy acquisition
- December 02, 2015

Beam Suntory's remaining brands include Jim Beam, Maker's Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, as well as Japanese whiskies Kakubin, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki. Emperador tapped Nomura as its sole financial advisor and Allen & Overy as its legal advisor for the transaction. In November past year, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Ltd bought nearly a 10 per cent stake in Emperador for P17.6 billion pesos ($391 million), its third direct investment in the Philippines in 2014. (more...)
Netanyahu, Putin Pleased with Paris Meeting Netanyahu, Putin Pleased with Paris Meeting
- December 02, 2015

They proceeded to exchange a few words following the photograph. The peace process with the Palestinians broke down early previous year. Hillary Clinton, who was U.S. Israel battled Hezbollah in an intense monthlong war in 2006, and Israeli leaders have repeatedly said it would not let the group obtain "game-changing" weapons. (more...)
One dead in terror drill at Kenyan university One dead in terror drill at Kenyan university
- December 01, 2015

Kenyan universities are still reeling from the massacre at Garissa University in April, when al-Shabab Islamists killed 148 students and staff. A similar attack on Nairobi's Westgate mall claimed 67 lives. At least two other students were also injured during the incident. The university added in its statement Monday that it has already "started an intensive assessment of key lessons learnt during this simulation". (more...)
Yasiel Puig Gets Physical With Sister, Staffers In Bar Brawl Yasiel Puig Gets Physical With Sister, Staffers In Bar Brawl
- November 29, 2015

Reportedly, Puig sucker punched a bouncer and busted his lip before being restrained by numerous security guards outside the club. Yasiel Puig was involved in a massive brawl at a Miami bar after the Dodgers star got physical with his sister and struck several staffers... (more...)
Newborn Left in Nativity Scene at New York Church Newborn Left in Nativity Scene at New York Church
- November 27, 2015

Brown said the mother had also returned the next morning to make sure the baby had been found. When he looked at the nativity scene, he found the infant wrapped in towels lying in the manger. You know, the church is meant to be home for those in need". However, the mother must give up the baby only at a church, hospital, police or fire-station. (more...)
Sheena Bora murder: Half-sister's SMS warning… Sheena Bora murder: Half-sister's SMS warning…
- November 23, 2015

Rahul was recording all the telephonic conversation he had with both Peter and Indrani. The CBI Magistrate on Friday saw Indrani Mukerjea wiping her tears for hours in court. Mumbai: With questions being raised on the alleged botch-up of the Sheena Bora murder case by Raigad police in 2012, the Maharashtra government has asked state DGP to submit a fresh report on it within 15 days and sought to know why no FIR was filed after the victim's body was found. (more...)
Investigators probe bloody scene where pregnant woman died Investigators probe bloody scene where pregnant woman died
- November 23, 2015

Police say a 22-year-old woman, who was almost 9 months pregnant was stabbed and killed by a childhood friend. Wade, additionally 22, allegedly strangled Sutton, subsequently cut the young woman's throat before knifing her in the gut about 2:30 p.m., cops said. (more...)
Seahawks RB Lynch out for Sunday's game Seahawks RB Lynch out for Sunday's game
- November 23, 2015

Last week against the Cardinals, he missed a few throws that could have been the difference in the game. The Seattle back has an abdomen injury and was listed as inactive by the Seahawks before the 1:25 kickoff. Look for Bowman to do big things this week as well, due to a slight chip on his shoulder. This game has all the makings for a bounce-back win. If the Seahawks can force him into playing in that manner, Gabbert has proven over his career that he will make mistakes that the ... (more...)
Albertans to pay carbon tax to fight climate change Albertans to pay carbon tax to fight climate change
- November 23, 2015

Leaders in science, environment and policy reacted today to the Government of Alberta's new climate change strategy. That policy, which contributes proceeds to a technology fund, has failed to dent emissions growth. That's why Premier Rachel Notley is accepting suggestions that call for drastic economic changes to fight climate change contributors in her province. (more...)
Cong slams Assam Guv for his Cong slams Assam Guv for his "Hindustan is for Hindus" remark
- November 23, 2015

He has also been working more like a BJP leader and a RSS pracharak ". "But how to accommodate them is a big question and we should think about that", he said. The Congress is in power for the third consecutive term but the BJP's surge in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections has come as a challenge to the ruling party. (more...)
Belgium raises threat level for Brussels to highest possible level Belgium raises threat level for Brussels to highest possible level
- November 23, 2015

Brussels is on maximum alert, after intelligence indicates threats of multiple, Paris-style attacks. Its government has cancelled large public events, closed the Brussels metro, postponed sports events, urged people to avoid large crowds and stepped up military and police presence. (more...)
Russian Federation: Joint Syria operation with France developing Russian Federation: Joint Syria operation with France developing
- November 23, 2015

Vladimir Putin earlier ordered the expansion of Russia's military operation in Syria after the Federal Security Service announced on Tuesday that the Russian Airbus A321 air crash of October 31 was the result of a terrorist attack. "We can not support such actions because they are being carried out without an agreement of the Syrian government", he told Kommersant daily. The call followed Putin's order to the military to co-operate with the French "like with allies". (more...)
In effort to avoid ban from competition, Russians offer broad cooperation on In effort to avoid ban from competition, Russians offer broad cooperation on
- November 23, 2015

In all, Meadows estimates proven cheats have cost her six or seven medals at major championships and that the loss of earnings - both in terms of the British funding system based on results and sponsorship - runs to some $200,000. Mutko did not clarify exactly which cases had been hidden, although he mentioned that they included Russian race walkers Olga Kaniskina and Valery Borchin. (more...)
India defeat Pakistan in Junior Hockey Asia Cup final by 6-2 India defeat Pakistan in Junior Hockey Asia Cup final by 6-2
- November 23, 2015

India started the first half with their usual flair and attacking display as Mandeep opened the account in the 12th minute. Harmanpreet found himself at the scoreboard again with a fourth strike of the match in the 53rd minute. Armaan Qureshi (44th minute) and Manpreet jr. The frustration of the Indian players came to the fore when Manpreet Singh was shown a yellow card and handed a five minute penalty for a rough tackle. (more...)
Woman Allegedly Cut Baby Out Of Pregnant Woman After Fatally Stabbing Her Woman Allegedly Cut Baby Out Of Pregnant Woman After Fatally Stabbing Her
- November 23, 2015

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene, screaming that the baby was hers. She is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. Police also said a key to solving the mystery may be a man who was inside the home at the time of the stabbing. (more...)
Former South Korean President Kim Young Sam Passes Away Former South Korean President Kim Young Sam Passes Away
- November 22, 2015

The South interpreted the regret as an "apology" but the North's powerful National Defence Commission has since stressed that it was meant only as an expression of sympathy. During his term he also saw his son arrested on charges of bribery and tax evasion, dealing a blow to his legacy as an anti-corruption fighter. Kim was elected to the South Korean National Assembly in 1954, quickly aligned with the opposition party that had been working to rewrite the country's constitution. (more...)
China tells Obama to keep out of South China Sea disputes China tells Obama to keep out of South China Sea disputes
- November 22, 2015

The DOC was signed in 2002 between China and Asean, a non-binding edict aimed to reduce tensions in the region and prevents claimant-countries-China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia , Brunei and Taiwan-from aggressively pursuing their claims. (more...)
Rugby legend of New Zealand Jonah Lomu dies Rugby legend of New Zealand Jonah Lomu dies
- November 22, 2015

Lomu's wife, Mammi Nadene, confirmed her husband's passing via Facebook . "But the real measure of a rugby giant of the game isn't always his statistics and records, rather how he is seen by his peers and here in South Africa he is very highly regarded". (more...)
3G technology for Gaza and West Bank 3G technology for Gaza and West Bank
- November 22, 2015

Just hours earlier Shimon Vaknin witnessed the fatal knife attack, telling reporters that a bloodied man stumbled into the room where he was praying with companions in Tel Aviv. "As tensions continue to skyrocket we have seen a string of reprehensible attacks by Palestinians on Israeli civilians over the past week in which the assailants appear to have sought to kill individuals they presumed to be Israeli Jews", said Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at ... (more...)
Jared Fogle Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison Jared Fogle Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
- November 22, 2015

Fogle has been sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison, stemming from allegations that he possessed and distributed child pornography- as well as traveling across state lines for sex with minors. John Bradford, a professor of forensic psychiatry at the University of Ottawa in Canada, testified by phone that he analyzed Fogle in August and concluded he suffers from hypersexuality, mild pedophilia, and alcohol abuse and dependency. (more...)
Israeli spy Pollard released after 30 years in U.S. jail Israeli spy Pollard released after 30 years in U.S. jail
- November 22, 2015

His lawyers have said that they have secured a job and housing for him in the NY area, without elaborating. Two New York-based lawyers for the 61-year-old Pollard, Jacques Semmelman and Eliot Lauer, vowed to contest the conditions of his probation as "unreasonable and unlawful". (more...)
Playing football will be hard, says PSG's Blanc Playing football will be hard, says PSG's Blanc
- November 22, 2015

PSG does not play at the same stadium as the France National Team. The Parisian club travel to Brittany to take on Lorient in Ligue 1 - eight days after the terrorist attacks that left at least 129 dead in the French capital. Reaching the last four in that competition and retaining the Ligue 1 title are the primary goals for this season. Ongenda was involved again, picking out Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the Sweden skipper's cross found Matuidi who rounded off a simple PSG move with a ... (more...)
South Korea beats Japan 4 3 to reach Premier 12 baseball final South Korea beats Japan 4 3 to reach Premier 12 baseball final
- November 22, 2015

South Korea advanced to the title game thanks to a stunning ninth inning comeback against Japan Thursday. In the top third, Lee Yong-kyu drew a leadoff walk, and Kim Hyun-soo sent a double to deep right-center to double the South Korean lead to 2-0, chasing shaky USA starter Zack Segovia from the game after just two-plus innings. (more...)

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