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Legendary SA singer, Ray Phiri has died

Legendary SA singer, Ray Phiri has died The African National Congress (ANC ) sent condolences to Ray Phiri's family and the music industry on the loss of the musical legend on Wednesday. Zuma said his thoughts and prayers were with Phiri's family in this time. In 1995, Paul Simon asked Phiri to be a part of his Graceland project. The musician went on to become the lead vocalist of afro-fusion band Stimela . [Full Article...]

Pope Francis expands criteria for sainthood

Pope Francis expands criteria for sainthood What is meant by beatification? It applies to people who live good Christian lives and do something to save others that they know will result in a certain, quick death. She died almost a year after giving birth, in 2012, when the cancer had become terminal and treatment was ineffective. His sainthood cause began in 1955 and he was given the honour in 1982. [Full Article...]

Los Angeles, Paris Picked for 2024 or 2028 Olympics

Los Angeles, Paris Picked for 2024 or 2028 Olympics The IOC members gathered in Lima for their 131st session will simply ratify this agreement on the 13th of September. If no agreement is found, which seems very unlikely, the IOC will return a vote to the " normal to award the olympic games 2024", and only 2024 so, said Mr Bach. [Full Article...]

Talk about a hot seat: Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation pick faces Senate hearing

Talk about a hot seat: Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation pick faces Senate hearing R-Iowa, has said he hopes to have Wray confirmed by the Senate's August recess. Dianne Feinstein about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Last summer, Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Veselnitskaya, whom he believed to be a "Russian government attorney" after receiving an email offering him "very high level and sensitive information" that would "incriminate" Democratic... [Full Article...]

Manju Warrier Unhappy On Arrest Of Her Ex-Husband Dileep

Manju Warrier Unhappy On Arrest Of Her Ex-Husband Dileep Ever since a popular Malayalam actress was abducted and molested by a gang of six, there has been a hubhub in Mollywood. In the next two days the police are expected to take the actor to the places where the conspiracy to attack the actress was allegedly hatched. [Full Article...]

China sends troops to its 'support base' in East Africa

China sends troops to its 'support base' in East Africa The decision to build the base in Djibouti came after " friendly negotiations " between the two nations, according to the PLA Navy, as cited by Xinhua . Thanks to its proximity to the Mandeb Strait - which gives access to the trade route along the Suez Canal - it provides a vital port to landlocked countries like Ethiopia. [Full Article...]

Hungary vilifies billionaire Soros

Hungary vilifies billionaire Soros On Saturday, Israel's ambassador to Hungary, Yossi Amrani , asked the government to discontinue the billboard campaign due to the local Jewish community's fears that the negative portrayal of Soros, who is Jewish, would stir up anti-Semitism. [Full Article...]

Murder Investigation Launched After Fatal Stabbing Of Toddler In Kimmage

Murder Investigation Launched After Fatal Stabbing Of Toddler In Kimmage When members of Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) arrived at the property, they were forced to break down the door to gain entry. A source last night said that investigating detectives are following a definite line of inquiry. It is understood that both she and the boy suffered knife wounds. The little boy's body remained at the scene in Kimmage on Monday night. The State Pathologist has been notifi... [Full Article...]

A border wall government shutdown?

A border wall government shutdown? A House committee has unveiled legislation to fund President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. Luther Strange, threatening to filibuster any funding bill that fails to include money for the wall project. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said Mexico would pay for the wall to keep illegal immigrants from entering the United States. Democrats have said the... [Full Article...]

Iranian Scientist Headed to Boston Children's Hospital Detained at Logan Airport

Iranian Scientist Headed to Boston Children's Hospital Detained at Logan Airport Dehnavi and his family will be released and allowed to enter the USA", the hospital said. "I don't really know what the source of the problem is", said Rashidian, who was supposed to pick the family up from the airport on Monday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Stuck Between West and East: Ukraine Initiates NATO Membership

Stuck Between West and East: Ukraine Initiates NATO Membership The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine will report on this subject, Poroshenko said. "Ukraine has clearly defined its political future and future in the sphere of security", Poroshenko told reporters. [Full Article...]

Massive Iceberg Breaks From Antarctic Ice Shelf: Scientists

Massive Iceberg Breaks From Antarctic Ice Shelf: Scientists Ice shelves are found where glaciers meet the ocean and the climate is cold enough to sustain the ice as it goes afloat . "It is likely that this will break into smaller pieces as time goes by", said Adrian Luckman, professor of glaciology at Swansea University and leader of the UK's Midas project which is focused on the state of the ice shelf. [Full Article...]

North Korea Admits Sanctions Are Taking A Big Toll

North Korea Admits Sanctions Are Taking A Big Toll Both China and Russian Federation have indicated they favor dialogue with the North and would veto any new sanctions effort. The US has been urging China to isolate North Korea, but in recent weeks has expressed dissatisfaction with Beijing's efforts to date. [Full Article...]

Palestinian said killed in clashes with IDF troops in Jenin

Palestinian said killed in clashes with IDF troops in Jenin Mohammed Sadee, who lives in the camp, said he witnessed one of the Palestinians being shot. Witnesses said the soldiers raided the camp during the early hours and snipers took over rooftops as foot soldiers entered the camp. Israeli soldiers aim their weapons during clashes with Palestinian protesters following a demonstration on December 25, 2015 in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in t... [Full Article...]

PDP Vs Sheriff: Supreme Court to issue Judgement on July 12

PDP Vs Sheriff: Supreme Court to issue Judgement on July 12 Leader of the PDP governors' forum, Ayodele Fayose, who had earlier threatened to leave the party if Sheriff is proclaimed the leader by the Supreme court, took a u-turn and offered an olive branch. As the main opposition party, PDP has not been able to discharge its responsibilities, even as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to fail the nation. [Full Article...]

Sens. Schumer, Booker urge $11B for Gateway Tunnel project

Sens. Schumer, Booker urge $11B for Gateway Tunnel project He also prodded the Democratic senators from NY and New Jersey as well, saying he hoped Sens. "New Jersey residents have been plagued by perpetual delays and decaying infrastructure". Christie has been facing his own transportation controversy this year as the failings at Penn Station have put his decision to cancel the last major trans-Hudson tunnel project back under the microscope. [Full Article...]

California battling several large wildfires that forced out residents

California battling several large wildfires that forced out residents Rapidly spreading wildfires in Western Canada's British Columbia on Monday disrupted timber and mining operations, damaged equipment at a regional electric utility and forced thousands from homes in the interior of the province. Emergency officials have warned that wind and lightning forecast for Wednesday "has the potential to push fires to the west of Williams Lake towards the city at a rapid ... [Full Article...]

Crunch time for Australia's Cricket World Cup campaign

Crunch time for Australia's Cricket World Cup campaign They would expect the likes of in-form Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur, besides Deepti and Mithali to fire in unison against the Australians. The best cricket that we can play is there, so hopefully it will come against Australia ", said Pandey. Beth Mooney, Nicole Bolton, Ellyse Perry, Elyse Villani, Alex Blackwell, Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt a... [Full Article...]

Candlelight vigil held for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in Sydney

Candlelight vigil held for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in Sydney Mr. Liu's health has been the subject of worldwide attention after news emerged in late June that he was suffering from late-stage liver cancer. The US and European Union have urged China to grant Liu full parole from prison and let him choose his medical treatment. [Full Article...]

Indian parties start blame game after Amarnath terror attack

Indian parties start blame game after Amarnath terror attack Aside from the seven killed, more than 20 passengers were injured in the attack. Located at an altitude of 3,888 meteres (12,756 feet) and surrounded by snowy mountain peaks, the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine kicked off on June 29 and will culminate on August 7. [Full Article...]


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