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Venezuela begins selling oil backed cryptocurrency

Venezuela begins selling oil backed cryptocurrency The country's currency bolivar has recently dropped to record lows. Meanwhile, worldwide media report on the plight of the Venezuelan people who are struggling with hyperinflation and shortage of food, medicines and pretty much everything else, of babies dying of malnutrition and lack of medicines. [Full Article...]

Rand gains 10c to dollar as Gigaba reveals budget

Rand gains 10c to dollar as Gigaba reveals budget Gigaba announced an increase in Value-Added Tax from 14% to 15%. Gigaba said poor households would be cushioned through a zero-rating of basic food items such as maize meal and beans. According to Gigaba the country's economic growth outlook has "improved over the past few months because of strong growth in the primary sector of the economy, particularly agriculture, as well as a welcome recover... [Full Article...]

Over 100 school girls still missing after Boko Haram attack: Nigerian police

Over 100 school girls still missing after Boko Haram attack: Nigerian police PREMIUM TIMES has not been able to independently verify if some of the students were indeed kidnapped. We are still searching for the remaining 94 students. "There were no soldiers at the time of the invasion". Witnesses claimed heavily armed men descended on the village of Dapchi, Yobe state, as pupils from the girls' secondary school had gathered near a mosque and were preparing to eat th... [Full Article...]

Former Kentucky Rep. Wins Back Her Old Seat In Another Democratic Flip

Former Kentucky Rep. Wins Back Her Old Seat In Another Democratic Flip Belcher won with 68.4 percent of the unofficial vote. The victory for Belcher, who lost her seat in 2016 by less than one percentage point, is the 37th flip from Republican to Democratic control of a state legislative seat since the inauguration of President Trump in January 2017. [Full Article...]

The Rev. Billy Graham: His Life in Pictures

The Rev. Billy Graham: His Life in Pictures He also suffered from hydrocephaly, or water on the brain, and prostate cancer. "Karen and I were saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century, Reverend Billy Graham ". When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you'. Billy Graham was known affectionately known as America's pastor, and his religious teachings were o... [Full Article...]

University tuition fees among most expensive in world, Theresa May says

University tuition fees among most expensive in world, Theresa May says He added: "It will be important for the review panel to look at all aspects of university funding, rather than focusing on tuition fees in isolation. Compared with some of our nearest European neighbours, the cost to an English student of going to a United Kingdom university is heavy. Universities, too, are not keen on radical change. [Full Article...]

Text of revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal released

Text of revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal released Not a backbencher, even day one Lawmaker interest in NAFTA intensifies amid Trump moves MORE of Utah, whose panel oversees trade issues. The Canadian government rejects that position, saying the statistics don't back the US deficit assertions. [Full Article...]

Australia open to United Kingdom joining TPP after Brexit

Australia open to United Kingdom joining TPP after Brexit Boris Johnson, Leave's cheerleader for sovereignty, says that Britain could align with some European Union rules. Bishop said Australia was keen to pursue a bilateral free trade agreement with Britain, when the timing was right. In Brussels, the negotiators will probably argue that the bill is for obligations that the United Kingdom has already accrued and cannot be discussed again or linked t... [Full Article...]

North Korea Canceled at the Last Minute a Meeting with Mike Pence

North Korea Canceled at the Last Minute a Meeting with Mike Pence Kim Yo-jong invited South Korean president Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang to begin talks soon. Chang Ung, North Korea's representative on the International Olympic Committee, made the remark after a South Korean provincial governor said Gangwon province, host of the 2018 Winter Olympics , was considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games. [Full Article...]

Florida shooting: Student David Hogg denies 'actor' claim

The No. 1 trending video on YouTube features a caption that includes a conspiracy theory about a survivor of the Florida high school shooting . Survivors of the Florida school shooting in recent days have become the subjects of conspiracy theories. [Full Article...]

PTI releases video statement after Nawaz Sharif's ouster as PML-N head

PTI releases video statement after Nawaz Sharif's ouster as PML-N head The verdict in immediate terms will affect disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was re-elected the head of the PML-N after lawmakers bulldozed the Elections Act 2017 through parliament previous year. The apex court began hearing the case in January 2018. "The Election Commission is directed to remove the name of Nawaz Sharif as president of PML-N from all official records", Chief Just... [Full Article...]

Wear flip-flops while taking exams, Bihar Board tells students

Wear flip-flops while taking exams, Bihar Board tells students With the advent of technology and gadgets becoming smaller and smaller, examiners face a tough task to make absolutely sure that exams are held in fair manner. "The students will be frisked twice; first outside at the entrance gate of examination hall and second at the examination hall". This rule of not wearing shoes and socks is already implemented in many competitive exams. [Full Article...]

Indian Bank Falls Victim to International Hackers Who Transferred $2 Million

Indian Bank Falls Victim to International Hackers Who Transferred $2 Million The bank had been able block only one of the transfers worth $500,000, while attempts were under way to retrieve the rest, he said. It has not disclosed any details regarding the possible perpetrators behind the cyber heist. "The volume of unsanctioned operations as a result of this attack amounted to 339.5 million roubles", the central bank said without naming the institution involved or specif... [Full Article...]

Mobile police officer shot, taken to USA Medical Center

Mobile police officer shot, taken to USA Medical Center He also identified the suspect as Robert Hollie who is also dead. The shooter then barricaded himself inside a home and began shooting at multiple officers responding to the situation. "I pray for the officers each and every day". Billa had "great attention to detail skills and shows commitment daily to providing a professional level of law enforcement service to the city of Mobile", his comma... [Full Article...]

PM Modi to visit Nagaland and Meghalaya on poll campaign tomorrow

PM Modi to visit Nagaland and Meghalaya on poll campaign tomorrow Addressing a rally in Shillong, Rahul said, "Just because the BJP can buy a few MLAs, including Congress MLA, you cannot buy the church". Attacking the saffron party in public rallies, Rahul Gandhi said, "This election is very crucial not just for the people of Meghalaya but the nation as a whole, because the entire country is watching where Meghalaya will go". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom unemployment edges up to 4.4%

United Kingdom unemployment edges up to 4.4% The jobless rate - or the proportion of the workforce that is unemployed - stood at 4.4% in the three months to the end of Dec, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement. Average weekly earnings for employees in nominal terms (not adjusted for inflation) increased by 2.5% including and excluding bonuses. This increase remained below inflation. [Full Article...]

Team USA eliminated by Czech Republic in shootout

The Czechs, who are themselves looking for a first Olympic medal since the bronze they claimed in Turin in 2006, have played a game less than the us after winning Group A and qualifying directly for the quarters. And it was Ryan Zapolski in net instead of Jonathan Quick, who was back in North America on the bench for the Los Angeles Kings' 60th game in an National Hockey League regular season ... [Full Article...]

Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases

Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases LONDON-Oxfam's chief executive apologized on Tuesday for saying a wave of condemnation over sex abuse by the charity's staff was disproportionate as it had not "murdered babies in their cots" in a scandal that has prompted new reports of abuse. [Full Article...]

Florida school shooting: Federal Bureau of Investigation under pressure over failure to act

David M. Shapiro, a former FBI special agent who now teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said that the tip about Cruz is what the intelligence community calls an "initial lead" and could result in a "preliminary inquiry", to deduce whether there is a credible threat, in violation of federal law. [Full Article...]

Australian sailor Lewis Bennett charged in U.S. with honeymoon murder of wife

Australian sailor Lewis Bennett charged in U.S. with honeymoon murder of wife Bennett told investigators his wife was at the helm as he slept when he heard a thud and the vessel began to sink. "The opening of both escape hatches is unexplainable as an accident and defies prudent seamanship", a US Coast Guard Academy associate professor of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering told investigators. [Full Article...]


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