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Outa "exploring legal action" to reinstate Gordhan and oust Zuma

South Africa was granted a reprieve at the end of previous year when rating agencies did not drop it to the "junk" investment category following a series of downgrades, but they warned of the impact of poor growth and political instability.

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SJ Res. 34 to be signed by Trump: ends internet privacy guidelines

The new rules would enable Internet service providers such as Verizon , Comcast and AT&T , to mine information they had collected from the browsing activity of their consumers for highly targeted advertising, an $83 billion market now dominated by Facebook and Google.

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Not assaulted anyone: Arjun Rampal

A complaint was filed against Arjun Rampal for allegedly assaulting a man in a club in Delhi on early Sunday, the city police said. Speaking to ANI, the actor said, " Woke up to be flooded by messages of assaulting a fan? He plays the role of former underworld don Arun Gawli, in this biopic.

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National Hockey League decision on Olympics regrettable — IOC

Ovechkin said there is still time for the league to rethink its position, especially given the severe backlash of the NHLPA since Monday's announcement. The NHL announced its decision to skip the 2018 Winter Games on Monday. It would make Canada an underdog again after thoroughly dominating the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia, because the Russians have some of their best in the KHL, including Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk .

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Ryan Touts Progress On Efforts To Revive GOP Healthcare Bill

Rather than risk a failed House vote, Ryan withdrew the legislation March 24 with the intention of bringing it back another day with negotiated changes to ensure approval the second time around. Roughed out in negotiations between the White House and leaders of the conservative Freedom Caucus, the idea would allow states to seek waivers of two ACA requirements.

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Hiring slows, but US unemployment falls to 10-year low

Some big-box chains are struggling at the moment - JC Penney, Sears among them - so perhaps it's more of an adjustment within the sector. Job gains, which had exceeded 200,000 in January and February, were also held back by a slowdown in hiring at construction sites, factories and leisure and hospitality businesses, which had been boosted by unusually warm temperatures earlier in the year.

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The tiny British territory of Gibraltar has become the next Brexit battleground

Michael Howard, a former Tory leader and now a member of the House of Lords, said that the tussle over Gibraltar evoked the UK's war with Argentina in the South Atlantic over the Falkland Islands in 1982. It is believed the EU's stance came about after intense lobbying by diplomats from Spain, which has claimed Gibraltar since British troops seized it in 1704.

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Can Fox News Stay Silence On O'Reilly?

Before this year, O'Reilly always received cover from Fox News founder and president Roger Ailes, who was himself a serial sexual harasser and who set the tone at the organization. "Personally, I think he shouldn't have settled , because you should have taken it all the way", he told the Times . Mercedes Benz pulled its advertising from "The O'Reilly Factor" shortly thereafter.

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Iowa Lawmakers Show Support of Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day falls on April 4 this year. "We're proud to shine a light on Missouri's gender wage gap because there shouldn't be any question about it - women deserve equal pay for equal work", stated Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber.

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United Airlines criticised for banning girls wearing leggings from flight

Who is your gate agent policing girls clothing? Watts wrote that three girls in total were inspected for wearing leggings. "Not to mention that the families were mortified and inconvenienced". A host of celebrities , including Patricia Arquette , Chrissy Teigen and Sarah Silverman, were critical about the airline's actions after several people tweeted complaints.

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Governor Lifts Drought Emergency for Most of California

The governor signed an executive order Friday that lifted the state of emergency declaration he signed in 2014 , which directed the state to take "all necessary actions" to prepare for drought conditions. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic d. With so much rainfall, and the Sierra snowpack at 164 percent of the season average, the state's reservoirs are filled to capacity and beyond, capable of supplying most of the state with enough water.

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European Council Chief: 'Greek Economy Far From a Success Story'

Speaking after a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers in Malta, Dijsselbloem said progress had been made from the Greek side and that European representatives would soon return to Athens . "We have an agreement on these overarching elements of policy in terms of size timing and sequencing and reforms", he said. The decision also has an impact on the sustainability of the Greek debt, with the International Monetary Fund insisting that it can not stay in the bailout programme if the debt is ...

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Diego Costa issues Eden Hazard warning amid Real Madrid links

The Premier League era is littered with epic collapses from teams who thought the title was theirs and, with Chelsea needing 18 points to be certain of top spot, Fabregas isn't getting carried away yet. Eddie Howe's men took the game to their opponents and nearly hit them on the break in the second minute, Ryan Fraser's cross forcing Thibaut Courtois into action via a wicked deflection off David Luiz.

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Reining in the Rogue Regime of North Korea

NBC, citing high ranking USA military and intelligence officials, said the two scenarios were developed before Trump's meetings this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping . Earlier this week, the Defense Department confirmed the rogue state launched a medium-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, which followed an alarming pattern of stepped-up missile and nuclear testing over the past year.

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Alberta economy creates 20000 jobs in March: Statistics Canada

The agency says the country's unemployment rate crept up in March to 6.7 per cent from 6.6 per cent because more people were looking for work. Professional and business services was the fastest-growing employment sector in March, gaining 56,000 jobs, according to the report.

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Moscow slams London after British FM cancels visit

Russian Federation said Mr Johnson's decision showed a lack of understanding of events in Syria and claimed there was little point in speaking to Britain anyway as it was "in the shadow" of its partners. "My priority is now to continue contact with the USA and others in the run-up to the G7 meeting on 10-11 April - to build coordinated worldwide support for a ceasefire on the ground and an intensified political process".

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Strikes add to Syrian mess

Russian Federation and Iran have provided Assad with critical military support in his war against rebel groups fighting to topple him. Mr Johnson is to spearhead demands for Russian Federation to withdraw its forces from Syria when he meets G7 leaders in Italy next week.

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May defends United Kingdom ties with Saudi Arabia

May spent the first part of her Middle East charm offensive in Jordan, visiting an army base to meet soldiers and examine military equipment including grenades and drones. She visited Jordan yesterday where she pledged to send United Kingdom military trainers to help the nation's air force in the fight against ISIS. She will fly in to Saudi Arabia this afternoon where she has promised to stand up for human rights - as well as the national interests of Britain.

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Space X successfully launches second-hand Falcon 9

San Francisco: Elon Musk's SpaceX flew a rocket that had previously been in orbit to space and back again, a key milestone to reducing spaceflight costs and enabling people to one day live on other planets. The cost of rebuilding the first stage of a rocket can hit the millions of dollars mark. SpaceX began flying back the Falcon's first-stage, kerosene-fueled boosters in 2015; it's since landed eight boosters, three at Cape Canaveral and five on ocean platforms - actually, six ...

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British PM Theresa May Under Fire Over Saudi Human Rights Issue

But back in the United Kingdom, there are calls for her to bring up more challenging issues with her hosts, such as their record on human rights and their actions in Yemen. Saudi Arabia launched the offensive against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to bring back the former government to power and undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

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3rd Annual Dog Bone Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday

Children and their families took part in following a "bunny trail" that led to Peter Cottontail and other Easter-themed activities throughout the downtown area Saturday, as the city held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Public Square. She said she found it underneath the root of a tree, and the chocolate bunny she received for her efforts was almost as big as she was. All children must be able to walk or run on their own.

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Garcia done with fighting Augusta

Defending champion Danny Willett got off to a miserable start with a quadruple-bogey eight at the first and along with Swedish world number five Henrik Stenson and twice Masters victor Bubba Watson, who soared to a 78, were among those who missed the cut, set at six over par in the year's first major.

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Congress Party Opposes The GST Bills in Present form in Lok Sabha

The council finalized five sets of rules relating to registration, refunds, returns, payment and invoice debit and credit. Four Bills were passed yesterday after the Centre did not approve amendments moved by the opposition parties. With just 3 months to go for GST rollout, the Government is also planning a massive outreach to increase awareness and get stakeholders trained and ready for the tax.

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Trump Hails 'Outstanding' Relationship With China, Without Citing Specifics

John Yang has a report. Having gotten through the talks without making any major, specific commitments, the Chinese president would seem to have won some ground - or at least some wiggle room - in the Trump talks. The widely anticipated meeting of the leaders of the world's two largest economies was largely overshadowed by the USA missile strikes at Syria. The U.S.

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N.Korea calls USA bombing of Syria 'unacceptable'

Trump veered from his previous opposition for the U.S.to get more deeply involved in Syria's civil war after the chemical strike by Syria earlier in the week against a northern city in the country where scores of civilians were killed. The statement said that North Korea, which regards Syria as an ally, was not surprised that this United States military attack was a "warning to us" and that it was another example that "we have to defend ourselves against imperialist aggressions".

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Trump congratulates United States military in Syria missile strike, including female Navy commander

Spicer was asked about Trump's concern over starting World War III during an off-camera press briefing about the US missile strike on Syrian airfields. In the first direct U.S. military action against Syria's government, at least six people were reported to have been killed after 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired at Shayrat air base in Homs about 4.40am local time from destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean.

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'Tremendous progress' in China talks

On trade issues, Trump called for China to "level the playing field" for American workers, stressing the need for reciprocal market access. Xi wished to establish the basis of a personal relationship with President Trump to show that growing a strong China-U.S.

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Grrrrr: Fresno, Sacramento make dog bite list

They say be especially careful when opening the door for a postal worker, as many attacks happen when dogs squeeze out and chase the mail carrier. That was two spots lower than last year's report , when San Diego was tied for second place with Cleveland.

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Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese GP, draws level with Sebastian Vettel

Hamilton, left frustrated by his team's pit-stop strategy in Melbourne, laid down another marker by clocking one minute 31.678 seconds to better a record Kimi Raikkonen had set earlier in the day during the second qualifying session. In the last 12 laps or so it was very, very hard to get to where he was. "I went out on the inters initially on the laps to the grid, and then I tried the slick which was impossible".

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Tesla Delivers 25000 EVs In Q1 2017, Model S Leads The Way

Its much anticipated mass market Model 3 will not be available until the very end of the year. In the first quarter of the year, Tesla's deliveries surpassed analyst forecasts and put the electric auto firm in pole position to achieve its goal of delivering 47,000 to 50,000 vehicles for the first half of this year.

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Seoul Test Fires Missile amid 'Little Progress' in Reining in North Korea

In a statement, the European Union called on North Korea to resume talks with the global community, "to cease its provocations and to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programmes as well as other weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programmes ".

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Five things to know about the United States airstrikes in Syria

None of the jets managed to take off and escape before USA missiles hit the target, the officials said , adding that all of the destroyed aircraft were jets - not helicopters. With so many factions and shifting allegiances among them, it is a quagmire. There are concerns, according to ABC News that either Syria or allies such as Iran or the Lebanese group Hezbollah - branded a terrorist organization by the US government - could seek some sort of retribution.

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Deal on Greek bailout possible, needed in coming weeks - EU's Moscovici

Tusk said he had "no doubt" there would be a breakthrough on Friday at the Eurogroup - the finance ministers of the 19 countries that use the single currency. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said the commitments would pass through parliament as soon as possible. Greece reached a deal on economic reforms with creditors over its €86bn bailout, marking an important step towards avoining a potential bankruptcy in July.

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Three more advertisers flee from Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show

A similar but slower retreat by advertisers led to the demise of Glenn Beck's highly rated Fox program amid boycott calls by African-Americans and Jewish groups in 2011. Carlson received US$20m from Fox to settle her suit. But Fox has struggled to put the issue behind it. Also Monday, psychologist Wendy Walsh, a radio and TV personality who once starred in a regular segment on O'Reilly's show, detailed a sexual harassment allegation of her own during a news conference in Los Angeles.

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The Sexual Harassment Crisis Is Bigger Than Just Bill O'Reilly

Almost 60 advertisers have pulled ads from his primetime program "The O'Reilly Factor" as a result. The incidents include claims of "verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances and phone calls in which it sounded as if Mr. Earlier this week, the New York Times revealed that Ailes is the target of yet another sexual harassment suit, this time from contributor Julie Roginsky, accusing him of urging her to date and have drinks with older men (like Ailes).


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