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ADB for Yunnan model to boost Assam-ASEAN ties

ADB for Yunnan model to boost Assam-ASEAN ties Assam CM Sarbanand Sonwal said, " Advantage Assam is not just a summit rather is an effort to bring focus on the advantages that Assam enjoy in many sectors". As a precursor to the main event, roadshows were organised at various domestic and worldwide locations to invite investors to the summit and also showcase the business potential and investment opportunities in the state. [Full Article...]

Israel to legalize slain rabbi's West Bank outpost

Israel to legalize slain rabbi's West Bank outpost Jenin residents reported heavy military presence and said IDF soldiers, using loudspeakers, called for the surrender of Ahmad Nassar Jarrar, the suspected leader of the terror cell that shot and killed 35-year-old Rabbi Shevach, as he drove home to the Chavat Gilad outpost. [Full Article...]

Pressure grows on South African President Zuma to step down

Pressure grows on South African President Zuma to step down President Jacob Zuma will reportedly be formally asked to step down as president of the country by the ANC's top officials today, the City Press reports . "That is why tonight [Sunday] we are meeting with President Zuma", Mantashe said. His hold on the ANC was shaken when his chosen successor - his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - lost out to Ramaphosa in the closely-fought race to be part... [Full Article...]

Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal owe Olivier Giroud a lot'

Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal owe Olivier Giroud a lot' The switch came after Chelsea FC agreed to loan Michy Batshuayi to German side Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season. Giroud rejected offers from other teams including from the Bundesliga and revealed that it was the Chelsea boss who determined his move to the Champions. [Full Article...]

Premier Rachel Notley expected to provide update on Trans Mountain pipeline project

Premier Rachel Notley expected to provide update on Trans Mountain pipeline project Mr. Trudeau's town hall, the latest in a series of such gatherings across Canada, comes amid escalating tensions between Alberta and British Columbia over B.C.'s opposition to the pipeline project, notably B.C.'s proposal this week to halt any increase to diluted bitumen transport while a scientific panel studies whether the heavy oil can be effectively cleaned up after spills into water bodies.... [Full Article...]

Shoaib Akhtar comments on Virat Kohli's ton against South Africa

Shoaib Akhtar comments on Virat Kohli's ton against South Africa There was a late-innings revival as du Plessis was part of stands of 74 with Chris Morris (37) and 56 with Andile Phehlukwayo (27 not out). "If you can get him you can put pressure on the Indians; if he's there they're going to have the opportunity to put pressure on our bowlers". [Full Article...]

Four people have been injured in a drive by shooting in Italy

Four people have been injured in a drive by shooting in Italy The suspect, Luca Traini, had an Italian flag wrapped around his neck when he was apprehended. Local news outlets said the man was detained after he stepped out of his black Alfa Romeo 147 near the memorial, gave a fascist salute, and shouted "Italy for the Italians". [Full Article...]

IOC Regrets CAS Decision to Uphold Appeals of 28 Banned Russian Athletes

IOC Regrets CAS Decision to Uphold Appeals of 28 Banned Russian Athletes CAS also partially upheld 11 appeals made by athletes challenging sanctions made by the International Olympic Committee, with a further three having their hearings postponed until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - which start next week. [Full Article...]

Two more Turkish soldiers killed in Syria offensive: army

Two more Turkish soldiers killed in Syria offensive: army A senior Turkish journalist was injured in a cross-border attack by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PYD/PKK ) terror group while covering ongoing operation in Syria's Afrin region. The highway passes through Saraqeb. Ankara says that major progress has been made in the 15-day operation, with nearly 900 YPG fighters killed so far although it is not possible to verify these figures. [Full Article...]

NY to redesign highway signs after feds docked state $14 million

NY to redesign highway signs after feds docked state $14 million The hundreds of tourism signs the Cuomo administration installed along New York's highways could wind up costing the state $14 million in federal funding. Joseph Morrissey, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, downplayed the highway administrator's letter, saying it "is part of the discussion process and in no way represents the end of the dialogue". [Full Article...]

Thousands raised for family of Virginia train crash victim

Thousands raised for family of Virginia train crash victim A team with the National Transportation Safety Board was back at the site of the crash early Thursday, February 1. This is an opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of exercising caution around railroad rights-of-way. Westerman said emergency personnel also went through the train checking on anyone who was injured. "It was kind of like after a big surgery, we all ended up in the bat... [Full Article...]

Trump's State Of The Union Wasn't The Most Watched In History

Trump's State Of The Union Wasn't The Most Watched In History Delivered from the heart!" Trump also did not beat the 45.8 million who tuned in for Bill Clinton's first SOTU in 1994. Quick note: The speech a president gives just after taking office looks like a State of the Union but is actually a joint address to Congress . [Full Article...]

Prosecutors: Gun went off in girl's backpack at LA school

Prosecutors: Gun went off in girl's backpack at LA school One of the victims, a 15-year boy, is in critical condition after being shot in the head. The aforementioned boy is in stable condition and is expected to fully recover. "She was like, 'I didn't mean to". Jordan said he saw a hole in the backpack, which the girl was holding, when she asked him to hide the gun for her. [Full Article...]

Risking arrest and prison, Iranian women cast off their hijabs in protest

Risking arrest and prison, Iranian women cast off their hijabs in protest Last month, a widely shared smartphone image (the main image above) showed a young woman protesting on the same telecoms box on Enghelab Street in the centre of the Iranian capital. Vida Movahed's protest in the centre of Tehran last month. It now seems this protest has moved from the vehicle to the street. Sotoudeh told The Guardian that a woman appeared on the exact same telecoms box as Mova... [Full Article...]

Cape Town is running out of water

Cape Town is running out of water Last week, DA shadow minister of water and sanitation Leon Basson said that Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane needed to step up and "show decisive leadership" with the day when taps run dry - dubbed " Day Zero " - fast approaching. [Full Article...]

Rajasthan by-polls 2018: Congress revival has begun from Rajasthan: Ashok Chavan

Rajasthan by-polls 2018: Congress revival has begun from Rajasthan: Ashok Chavan Raje had led the campaign and ministers along with party workers, booth-level operatives and local functionaries were deputed but appeared to have failed in the face of massive infighting and anger among farmers, Rajputs and government workers. [Full Article...]

There's no way Mueller will indict Trump

There's no way Mueller will indict Trump President". The episode is the latest to come to light portraying a President whose inquiries sometimes cross a line that presidents traditionally have tried to avoid when dealing with the Justice Department, for which a measure of independence is key. [Full Article...]

Fox Lands 5-Year Deal for NFL's 'Thursday Night Football' TV Rights

Fox Lands 5-Year Deal for NFL's 'Thursday Night Football' TV Rights The move cements the mid-week games into the schedule despite criticism from players who feel the weekly game has led to an increase in injuries. The agreement allows the NFL to further develop digital-distribution models for Thursday Night Football as well as for Fox's Sunday games. [Full Article...]

White House reportedly plans cuts to DOE renewable energy programs

White House reportedly plans cuts to DOE renewable energy programs The office, which received $2 billion in funding the current fiscal year, supports research in a variety of clean energy technologies from electric vehicles to to solar power . But the rest of America knows that clean energy is booming, and they aren't falling for Trump's fake promises. Fuel efficient vehicle research would be cut 82%, bioenergy funding by 82% and solar funding by 75%. [Full Article...]

H&M announces store closures after abysmal fiscal year

H&M announces store closures after abysmal fiscal year A continued roll-out of H&M's online store is planned to another four markets during the financial year 2017/2018: India, and via franchise to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Approximately 170 store closures are planned as a part of the intensified store optimisation plan. H&M plans to increase its reach with the launch of its online shopping website in 2018, the company said. [Full Article...]


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