ANC rallies behind embattled Zuma as calls for him to quit grow

The ANC has been the dominant party in South Africa since sweeping to power under Nelson Mandela at the end of apartheid in 1994. There are now calls for Zuma to resign over the dismissals. Political analyst Keith Gottschalk said Zuma had won so fa... More..

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Braves Sign Ryan Howard to Minor-league Deal
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Braves Sign Ryan Howard to Minor-league Deal

The Phillies bought out Howard's contract for $10 million at the end of last season. While appearing in a pair of World Series with the club, Howard helped the Phillies capture a title in 2008 while becoming th...More..

Donald Trump Jr. talks about running for governor of NY
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. talks about running for governor of NY

According to an October poll by The Wall Street Journal/NBC4 NY and Marist, 80 percent of the almost 1,100 participants opposed a possible mayoral run by President Donald Trump's eldest son. Trump, who took...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Donald Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law

In the Access Hollywood tape, Trump said , "I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her", adding that he immediately starts kissing "beautiful" women when he encounters them. In spite of th...More..

Suspected Isis recruiters arrested in St Petersburg in wake of metro attack
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Suspected Isis recruiters arrested in St Petersburg in wake of metro attack

In Kyrgyzstan, the State Committee for National Security confirmed the man's identity and said it would help the Russian probe. Security officials in Russian Federation and Kyrgyzstan have determined who ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Indian airlines push for no-fly list to ban unruly passengers

This follows an incident at the IGI airport here in which a Shiv Sena MP allegedly assaulted a 60-year-old airline staffer. The Federation of Indian Airlines and Air India has announced in a joint statement o...More..

Woman scribe attacked in northwest Delhi
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Woman scribe attacked in northwest Delhi

Kalra suffered multiple brain injuries in the attack. Police said she was found unconscious in the park and bleeding from her head and nose. The motive behind the attack on Aparna Kalra, an experienced jour...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Russian Police Check Suspicious Object in St. Petersburg after Islamist Bombing

Russian investigators suspect a radical Islamist immigrant from Kyrgyzstan detonated the explosives in a St Petersburg subway auto on Monday that killed 14 people in the worst terrorist attack in a major Russ...More..

Labour vows to charge Value-Added Tax on school fees
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Labour vows to charge Value-Added Tax on school fees

But a 2010 Fabian Society report claimed that by introducing Value-Added Tax on private school fees the Treasury can raise £1.5bn. In a joint Lancashire launch of the policy with Jeremy Corbyn, Ms Rayner is e...More..

We won't budge on Gibraltar, May tells Tusk
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

We won't budge on Gibraltar, May tells Tusk

She told Sky News: "There's obviously a legal situation in terms of how the European Union can conduct trade negotiations". "In terms of the deal that we negotiate and the arrangements that will come there,...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Senators worry about coming blowup over Gorsuch

Gorsuch and Republicans were set to retaliate by changing Senate rules to advance him toward confirmation. Another Senate Democrat, Michael Bennet of Colorado, has said he won't block the nomination but has...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Somalia new president declares country war zone, announces shakeup

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab claims control over parts of the largely coastal Lower Shabelle region, which has been a focus of efforts to counter the group by a 22,000-strong multinational Africa...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

35 killed in IS attack in Iraq's Tikrit city

Militants opened fire and later blew themselves up in the Iraqi city of Tikrit , killing at least 31 people in an attack claimed on Wednesday (April 5) by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group. They ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trump declares end to "war on coal", but utilities aren't listening

He says the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the legal duty to reduce harmful gases. The industry got a stock bump after the announcement. Turning the clock back and entrenching us in the p...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trump tells Abe all options on table to handle N. Korea

An undated picture released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on March 7, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un supervising the launching of four ballistic missiles at an undisclosed location in ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

UN, US caution Israel on new settlement building in West Bank

There was no immediate confirmation from Israeli or USA officials on the report, which comes just days after Netanyahu's government announced the establishment of a new settlement - the first in more than 20 ye...More..

Congress votes to eliminate privacy rules for internet providers
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Congress votes to eliminate privacy rules for internet providers

However, Congress passed a bill that kills the regulations; President Trump signaled he would sign the bill . Privacy advocates say the rules are necessary to protect broadband customers, but critics say t...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Schiff: Trump trying to shift attention from Russian Federation probe

The U.S. intelligence community concluded several months ago that Russian Federation meddled in the race, in which Trump upset the frontrunning Clinton. The New York Times reported that Nunes was given access...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Thai king endorses new constitution, 20th since 1932

The palace says King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who ascended the throne following the October death of his widely revered father Bhumibol Adulyadej, will sign the document at a televised ceremony in Bangkok this afte...More..

Axelrod: Trump's Susan Rice allegation 'beneath the dignity of that office'
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Axelrod: Trump's Susan Rice allegation 'beneath the dignity of that office'

Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy says it is highly unusual for anyone in a political position to request the "unmasking" of US citizens - and it's vital for congressional investigators to determ...More..

LCC honors women during Equal Pay Day event
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

LCC honors women during Equal Pay Day event

While the average full-time working woman in MA earns 83 cents for every dollar paid to men, Asian women earn 80 cents , black women 61 cents and Latinas 50 cents. The day before President Trump signed this ...More..

GOP to Pay Steep Price if Fail to Deliver on Health Care
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

GOP to Pay Steep Price if Fail to Deliver on Health Care

You got me. More fundamentally, Republicans are unsure if they want to combine tax reform with infrastructure spending; some want to "pay" for tax cuts and others don't. In an interview on "CBS This Morning" Tu...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Leaders react after latest NKorea missile

The letters read "North Korea fired a ballistic missile into its eastern waters". Sinpo is home to a North submarine base. - "Reckless" -North Korea's foreign ministry on Monday assailed Washington for its ...More..

Flood alert in Kashmir after incessant rains and snowfall
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Flood alert in Kashmir after incessant rains and snowfall

In the healthcare sector, the Chief Minister was informed the city hospitals and SKIMS are ready to meet any eventuality and all the requisite and equipments are adequately stocked at these hospitals. The offic...More..

House Republicans might take another swing at repealing Obamacare
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

House Republicans might take another swing at repealing Obamacare

The chief test is whether President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress can deliver on their other promises, including tax reform and regulatory relief. The AHCA would have cut taxes by nearly $600...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trump suggests Susan Rice might have committed crime

MARY LOUISE KELLY, BYLINE: Huge distinction here, Tam, asking for somebody's identity to be unmasked versus then leaking that identity. "It does not constitute either wiretapping or surveillance of Americans". ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Senate Republicans hope to end filibuster today

That nomination was withdrawn by Trump and replaced with Gorsuch's nomination . You served in the House before being elected to the Senate. New disclosures of the breadth and tangle of Jared Kushner's financ...More..

EU says it's unrealistic to imagine Syria's Assad can stay
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

EU says it's unrealistic to imagine Syria's Assad can stay

Guterres said the UN wanted to establish accountability for such crimes and he was "confident the UN Security Countil will live up to its responsibilities". you hear this more than anything else, they want peac...More..

Tillerson blames chemical attack on Syrian regime
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Tillerson blames chemical attack on Syrian regime

Russia's Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed that the airstrike in Idlib province was indeed carried out by the Syrian Air Force. Syria, in his words, strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons by any party...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trump to Abe: US to boost defences against North Korea

This is an audacious goal, which still lacks any obvious definition, and it is not certain if the pledge remains in place given the frequent bellicosity of Trump to China. That may have been true in the past, b...More..

US senator accuses Russia of 'propaganda on steroids'
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

US senator accuses Russia of 'propaganda on steroids'

Earlier in the hearing , a security expert testified that Rubio "anecdotally suffered" from Russian social media disinformation campaigns - and that other Republican presidential primary candidates, includ...More..

Head of USA intelligence inquiry refuses to step aside
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Head of USA intelligence inquiry refuses to step aside

The chairman did not tell the top Democrat on the committee about the meeting at the White House complex. The California Republican acknowledged Monday that he met an unnamed source and reviewed intelligenc...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Dustin Johnson Injured Just Before Masters Tournament

Johnson's representative, David Winkle said in an email on Wednesday: "He has been advised to remain immobile and begin a regimen of anti-inflammatory medication and icing, with the hope of being able to play"....More..

Coloring book with Hitler image pulled from Dutch stores
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Coloring book with Hitler image pulled from Dutch stores

The book was produced in India and it is remains unclear why Hitler was included. The retail chain Kruidvat has withdrawn the book from shelves after a storm of protest from locals as well as officials in Ger...More..

Senate battle over Trump Supreme Court pick gathers steam
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Senate battle over Trump Supreme Court pick gathers steam

Harry Reid, who was majority leader in the Senate at the time, urged Democrats to invoke the nuclear option so they could finally push through Obama's nominees for federal appeals-court judges and some executiv...More..