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South Africa's ANC stands by Zuma, rejects calls for president to quit

President Jacob Zuma consulted ANC top brass as far back as November past year about the decision to fire former finance minister Pravin Gordhan‚ deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte revealed on Wednesday. South African opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has received the backing of firebrand Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party to table a motion of no confidence against Zuma for the reshuffle.

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Ryan dampens hopes for quick revival of US healthcare overhaul

These changes directly contradict President Donald Trump's campaign promise to protect those with pre-existing conditions. Community rating: In the most basic sense, community rating means insurers can't charge people different premiums except for adjustments based on age and cost-of-living adjustments in different locations.

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Samsung Puts Strong Emphasis on Convenient and Secure Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Samsung came out with two versions with the smaller Galaxy S8 priced at $759 and boasting a 5.8-inched curved screen and the 6.2-inch screen Galaxy S8 Plus selling for $850. The batteries are the same as the Galaxy S7 range, 3000mAh and 3500mAh, respectively. Fortune magazine said, " Samsung's AI system Bixby can also answer user questions like its competitors, but where it might shine is that Bixby can send a file in the smartphone to someone in the user's contact list".

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South Africa's ruling party backs embattled president

The party retains a large majority in parliament, and Zuma has easily survived previous confidence votes. At the Tuesday meeting, Zuma rejected accusations that he hadn't consulted adequately before a cabinet reshuffle that included the removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan .

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Dad of man charged with 4 deaths shot day before

Two other men, 20-year-old Dillon and 19-year-old Raheem Jackson, ran from the scene but were found shot in different parking lots within a block of the restaurant. Additional information on the arrest and shooting is expected to be released Wednesday in a news conference. Jacobs was a documented gang member, and Harris had an extensive rap sheet as a juvenile.

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Microsoft Releases Who's In Event Planning App for iMessage

This is done through utilizing Apple Pay and the Starbucks iMessage app together which provides the seamless integration. After downloading the new update, you can access the "Starbucks Gifts" from within the iMessage app drawer in a conversation.

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Galaxy S8 Removes Home Button, the Symbol of Galaxy Series

All Galaxy S8 units are compatible with cloud computing software, as well . People can also use facial recognition to unlock the phone, which Samsung has offered in the past. It enlarged the screen by minimizing the frame, or bezel, surrounding the display; gone is a horizontal strip with the home button at the bottom. The consultancy also estimated global shipments of Samsung S8 will reach 60 million in the first year.

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IOS 10.3.1 includes bug and security fixes for iPhone or iPad

The problem is that iOS 10.3 still supports the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c, Apple's last 32-bit iPhones. The patch to iOS 10.3.1 also fixes an apparent issue that kept old iOS devices from downloading iOS 10.3 as an over-the-air update. Despite this laconic description from Cupertino, a closer look at the company's security page does shed some light on some of the content of the new update.

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Apple's Product(RED) iPhone and new 9.7-inch iPad now available for purchase

Still, Apple's announcements were notable in how small the updates were. A new, cheaper iPad also went on sale Friday. According to Synchronoss Technologies' Daniel Ives, Apple knows how to employ education to maintain itself as the primal consumer brand.

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Despite rain, golfers' kids still shine at the Masters Par 3 Contest

The 1973 Open Championship victor watched his tee shot with a 7-iron spin off the green and into Rae's Creek. He played them as though he were seeing Augusta National for the first time. Later that year, he won the U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Johnson chose to change from the draw he played with his driver off the tee for most of his life to a fade about a month prior to the 2016 Masters after he blamed wayward drives for perhaps costing him a title at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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Mosul shows difficulty of removing militants from urban area

Pope Francis on Wednesday said it was "imperative and urgent" to protect civilians in Iraq. "If we did it — and I'd say there is at least a fair chance we did — it was an unintentional accident of war", he said. Further questions of US involvement have been raised based on the amount of damage in the area where civilian casualties were reported . Iraqi witnesses have said that airstrikes earlier this month killed scores of civilians.

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Homeland Security chief backtracks on splitting undocumented families caught at border

Two Fort Worth contractors have made a bid. The San Diego police and sheriff's departments said they will respect constitutional rights to free speech and assembly for law-abiding protesters. As Tuesday's deadline for bids passed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to identify bidders or say how many there were, which is standard practice in government contracting.

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Body-camera maker offers 1-year trial to police agencies

The company cited a Pew Research poll of cops that concluded their jobs are harder than ever. It would automate all the reporting tasks police officers spend time on during the day to day, allowing officer to spend more time focusing on the communities they serve.

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Islamic State second-in-command killed in airstrike, Iraqi intelligence says

More than 40 leading members of the group have been killed in coalition air strikes, according to experts. "The total number of credible reports during this time period was 15", the US-led coalition said , without specifying how many civilians were killed in these incidents .

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Fed minutes reveal debate over inflation and Trump

Wall Street will be parsing the document for clues into how committed policymakers appear to further interest-rate hikes this year and next. Minutes of the Fed's discussion at their March meeting released Wednesday showed near-unanimous support for the quarter-point increase in its key policy rate, the second rate hike in three months.

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White House blames Obama admin for suspected Syria chemical attack

Speaking to the press in Damascus, he reiterated that the Government provided reliable information on the introduction into Syrian territory of chemical substances for storage and use by the so-called Organization for the Liberation of the Levant led by the former Al Nusra Front.

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Facebook to use photo-matching to block repeat 'revenge porn'

Facebook will use photo-matching technologies to curb revenge porn on its site, the social media platform announced Wednesday. "When this content, often referred to as 'revenge porn, 'is reported to us, we can now prevent it from being shared on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram", Davis said.

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PPG Pushes Forward in Akzo Nobel Talks

PPG said Wednesday it will address concerns raised by Akzo Nobel, including continuing a commitment to research and keeping key operations in Europe, but urged Akzo Nobel's board to come to the table to get the details. McGarry said PPG would respect AkzoNobel's position with regard to R&D, the Dutch company's employees and its social plans. PPG repeated on Wednesday it meant to make an offer, and McGarry would not rule out a bid that lacks the endorsement of Akzo's boards.

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UNC wins NCAA men's basketball title

The Zags reached the big stage with the best team in Mark Few's 18 seasons, a mix of established players, talented transfers and a sterling recruiting class. "I told him [Monday] morning, your last high school game you won the state championship and he had like 34 points and 30 rebounds". So that's tough. It's tough to hear.

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India, UK to set-up £240 mn Green Growth Equity Fund

The Narendra Modi government has set up the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to catalyze capital from worldwide and domestic investors into infrastructure and allied sectors in India. That's the simple message I have taken with me to India this week. India has been getting a raw deal in garment trade vis-a-vis its main competitors - Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam and Pakistan - which have the advantage of either preferential agreements or quotas.

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UEFA President Ceferin criticizes Europe's top leagues

The changes were implemented after the biggest clubs had discussed forming a breakaway Super League. Ceferin made a point of not shying away from some of the most thorny issues in European football, reiterating to Europe's top clubs that he would never allow the creation of a closed Super League, telling them that "money does not rule".

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Boeing forms venture group, invests in two tech startups

Boeing has launched a new venture fund that will invest in aerospace technology, innovations in manufacturing, and cutting-edge business models. Coming out of stealth mode on 5 April, Washington-based Zunum Aero believes it can transform the regional and short-haul airline industries by building small electric planes to shuttle passengers between local airports, avoiding global hubs and their high landing fees and passenger queuing times.

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Nunes on critics: 'I don't really listen to what anyone says'

The truth is buried somewhere in classified material that is illegal to disclose. Speaking on CNN's " State of the Union ", Schiff said Nunes and the White House's actions proved that they were trying to distract from the broader question of what role, if any, Russian Federation had played in the USA election.

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O'Reilly 'a good person' who shouldn't have settled sexual harassment claims

On Saturday, O'Reilly addressed the allegations in a statement. Hyundai said it now has no ads on "The O'Reilly Factor", but it pulled spots on future episodes. "We will continue to monitor this situation as we assess our long-term strategy". Hyundai announced early Tuesday that it would remove upcoming ads from the embattled host's Fox News show due to "recent and disturbing allegations", according to CNN .

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Can Be Fooled With A Photo

Considering that the product has still not been launched and the company might improve the facial recognition with software updates going ahead, we will have to wait and see how this feature develops going forward. The new phones still include a fingerprint scanner located on the back and also incorporate facial and Iris recognition, features that, again, have been rumored for next-generation iPhones.

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Germany to fine online giants up to 50mn euros for hate speech

Last month Germany's minister of justice and consumer protection Heiko Maas said that the government was planning to put pressure on social media companies. "Given the short deadlines and the severe penalties, providers will be forced to delete doubtful statements as a precaution", Bernhard Rohleder from the trade association Bitkom, told Reuters .

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Coal India actively looking to invest in coal assets in Australia

BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner, has declared "force majeure" at its coal mines in Australia's Bowen Basin after a cyclone damaged railway lines. Of the four main lines taking coal to ports along the Queensland coast, it's expected that only one will be operating by next week, the others taking up to four more weeks to come back on line.

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US Senate committee backs Trump Supreme Court choice Neil Gorsuch

The question is, are they capable enough to confirm Gorsuch with little support from Democrats? Conservative Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of MS was part of bipartisan talks in 2013 to avert the nuclear option when Democrats were considering - and ultimately used - the rule change on lower court judges.

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Samsung confirms it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones

However, in response, Samsung said it has not set specifics on refurbished Note 7 sales plans, including what markets and when they would go on sale. Samsung revealed its plans late Monday, just two days before it is schedule to announce a new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, at an event in NY. For months, Greenpeace has been leaning on Samsung to publicly address how it would deal with Note 7 clean-up.

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'Keep calm' over Gibraltar, EU's Barnier tells Britain

Prime Minister Theresa May is doing her best to calm everybody down, saying that while Britain won't trade away Gibraltar's sovereignty against its wishes, her approach is " definitely jaw-jaw ". "Economic stewardship from Spain is something we're not going to be clapping our hands at". Spanish conservative MEP Esteban Gonzalez Pons hit back, saying Britain could not be allowed to have its "tax haven" Gibraltar still operating under European Union trade rules.

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Boeing reveals its deep space habitat concept images

Boeing today unveiled concepts for the deep space gateway and transport systems that could help achieve NASA's goal of having robust human space exploration from the Moon to Mars. Boeing Deep Space Transport vehicle on approach. Both the "Gateway" and "Transport" are real, confirmed projects worked on under NASA's Next Space Technologies for Exploration Technologies program and the High Power Solar Electric Propulsion technology development effort within the NASA Space Technology ...

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Ousted South Korean leader behind bars after arrest

While there were some who said that Park should be shown lenience out of respect for her status as former president or for the sake of national harmony and unity, it's significant that the court has affirmed once again the great principle of the rule of law, namely, that all citizens are equal before the law.

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AT&T's Unlimited Plus wireless plan now includes free HBO

By offering HBO with its Unlimited Plus plan, AT&T is looking to attract customers who crave high quality, on-demand entertainment. The Unlimited Plus plan itself includes unlimited data, talk and text, plus 10 GB of Wi-Fi tethering per phone, with speeds that slow after 22 GB of data usage per line.

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May meets Arab leaders focused on post-Brexit trade efforts

He criticised the "dictatorial Saudi monarchy's shocking human rights record " and said the PM should focus on human rights and worldwide law at the centre of her talks. "I'll be meeting with her and talking to her about the role that she plays, and generally we do encourage people to look at a woman's role in society".

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Google announces changes to Google Play Game Services

In a bid to streamline its services and to make its offerings more useful, Google has made a decision to remove some of the features from its mobile game developer offering Google Play Games Services (GPGS). You gotta love Google for all that it's done and continues to do to support indie game developers - from running fantastic contests that shine a light on outstanding indie games for Android to giving away a paid app for free each week.


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