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Did China have a role in downfall of despot Mugabe?

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At the start of the new millennium, when Mugabe's party reclaimed and invaded white-owned farms prompting the European Union and U.S. to impose sanctions, China was one of the few countries that stuck with Zimbabwe. "The fact there were these kind of visits to Beijing right before (the takeover) certainly seems indicative of something, but who knows what that was?" Van Staden told CNN. Read More »

Light rain improves Delhi air

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So far, 49 trains have been delayed, 14 have been rescheduled and one cancelled due to pollution. The continued hovering of smog over the national capital and adjoining areas is primarily being attributed farmers burning stubble of the previous crop so that they can plant new crop in November and December. Read More »

Cabinet approves setting up NAA under GST

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The DGS will generally take about three months to complete the investigation and send the report to the anti-profiteering authority. "If any consumer feels that the benefit of tax rate cut is not being passed on, then he can complain to the authority", Prasad told reporters after the cabinet meeting. Read More »

Sexual misconduct claims roil Alabama campaign, divide women

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In recent days, GOP officials sought to explain away Trump's refusal to call on Moore to step aside as an effort not to add more fuel to the anti-establishment fires boosting Moore's campaign. On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee pulled its financial support for Moore, following similar action last week by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Read More »

Fresno unemployment rate inches up in post-harvest October

A TWC statement said it's the lowest unemployment rate in four decades. "Job growth in the region remains substantially below last year's robust pace", said Lynn Reaser, chief economist for the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University. Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover testing self-driving cars on United Kingdom roads

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JLR and TMETC are focusing on testing autonomous vehicle technology, using specially adapted and GPS-connected vehicles that are autonomous-capable but have test operators behind the wheel for safety. More trials are set to take place in Coventry and Milton Keynes early next year, with a final series of open road demonstrations in the second half of 2018. Read More »

Global carbon pollution rises after 3 straight flat years

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The 1997 Kyoto Protocol was based on this principle and gave the responsibility of reducing emissions to industrialised nations - the main reason why the U.S., under George W Bush, refused to ratify it. "The use of coal, the main fuel source in China, may rise by 3% due to stronger growth in industrial production and lower hydro-power generation due to less rainfall". Read More »

Michigan Woman Accuses George HW Bush of Squeezing Her Butt

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There's no indication prosecutors are planning to pursue a case against Bush. At least six other women have said the former president groped them during photos between 2003 and 2016. "He was a sitting president who was running for election". Lind also said that Bush told a "dirty joke". Former President George H.W. Bush is facing a new groping allegation. Read More »

Insider Trading at Iron Mountain Incorporated?

Webster Bank N.A. increased its position in shares of Iron Mountain by 57.4% during the second quarter. The value of the total investment in Iron Mountain Inc increased from $30,838,000 to $34,917,000 a change of $4,079,000 since the last quarter. Read More »

Strong quake jolts southwest China; no word on damage

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According to an assessment of the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), the earthquake's intensity was measured at magnitude 6.9. Reports quoting local citizens said the tremor was felt strongly in Itanagar, the capital of Itanagar, as well as in other towns like Aalo, Anini, Tuting, Gelling, Yingkiong and Mechuka. Read More »

Belgium declines to extradite Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

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A judge has yet to rule on whether it should be enforced. Whatever decision is made at that stage, two appeals will be possible and a final ruling could well only come only after the December 21 election day in Catalonia. Belgian politician Lorin Parys, a member of the Flemish nationalist N-VA, tweeted on Friday that Puigdemont had dinner with him on Thursday night. Under Belgian law a decision on a European arrest warrant - brought in by the EU to speed up the once-lengthy extradition ... Read More »

Kirsten Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should've Resigned Over The Monica Lewinsky Scandal

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On Thursday, she appeared to make a decision about where her priorities lie. Kirsten Gillibrand for saying former President Bill Clinton should have resigned after his affair with a White House intern came to light. Clinton's presidential bid past year but has been deeply involved in legislative efforts to curb sexual abuse and harassment in the military and on college campuses. Read More »

Mali the dog gets top military honour

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Mali twice braved a journey through direct fire to search for explosives and indicated the presence of insurgents to his army colleagues - providing vital milliseconds of warning to British forces. Mali's handler during the raid, who can not be identified for security reasons, was also awarded a gallantry medal. Mali has displayed a truly awesome ability and determination to seek out explosives and insurgents during a key operation. Read More »

IHC strictly orders religious parties to call off Faizabad sit-in till Saturday

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Addressing lawyer of the religious party, Justice Shaukat Aziz said their application against the federal government will be considered as subjected to an end to the protest. He directed the petitioner's counsel to abide by the law and end the sit-in so the public's miseries can end. Following Friday's court order, the district administration called a meeting in which it made a decision to give the protesters a "last chance", according to sources. Read More »

EPS for Barnes & Noble Education Inc (BNED) Expected At $1.00

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Quantbot Tech Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. Somero Enterprises Inc had 21 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Days to cover increased from 7.0 to 8.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.08% as of October 31. The stock increased 7.78% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $5.4. Read More »

Trump adds 5 names to SCOTUS nominee list for future open seat

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Another woman is among the five. Previous Alabama Solicitor General Kevin Newsom is another as of late affirmed judge on the rundown. The other new names on Trump's list were Judge Kevin Newsom, a former Alabama solicitor general who was recently confirmed to the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta; Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant; and Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Patrick Wyrick. Read More »

Woman punched, confrontation on NYC subway over apparent 'manspreading' complaint

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She told the New York Daily News that she was riding the train to work "sitting at the end of the vehicle when the man next to her spread his legs open wide and pushed her into the side of the auto at 7:45 a.m". The unidentified good Samaritan is seen restraining the man and warning him that he better get off. The video ends before he gets off the train. "Get off the train, bro, you just f-ing hit a lady", the off-duty cop said. Read More »

Do you agree with minimum alcohol pricing?

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The Church of Scotland has welcomed a UK Supreme Court decision that will allow the Scottish Government to press on with plans to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol. "In a ruling of global significance, the UK Supreme Court has unanimously backed our pioneering and life-saving alcohol pricing policy". The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh , part of the SHAAP, also welcomed the Supreme Court's decision. Read More »

Hundreds of sex assaults reported at San Diego military bases previous year

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In combat areas, there were 125 reports of sexual assault in 2016, whereas 118 were reported in 2015. Officials said the higher numbers might be due to a policy of encouraging more people to report sex assaults. The estimated numbers are the result of anonymous surveys taken each year by the force. In the Marine Corps, there were 837 reports in 2015 to 825 in 2016. Read More »

Florida Democratic Party leader resigns in wake of scandal

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The woman allege, according to the report , he would make inappropriate comments, invited women to his hotel room, and even kept a "breast-shaped stress squeeze-ball" on his desk. "Although these allegations are not criminal, they clearly paint a picture of a hostile working environment for women", said Tallahassee mayor and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum . Read More »

Any Russians in the Room? Sessions Jokes at Washington Speech

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In October, Sessions instructed federal prosecutors that the department would no longer interpret a 1964 federal civil rights law as protecting transgender workers from employment discrimination. "Elections really do have consequences", Sessions said with a smile. Sessions has come under scrutiny lately for his congressional testimony related to Russian Federation and any ties to Trump associates. Read More »

Huge fire rips through block of flats in NY

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The FDNY formed a perimeter around the block to prevent anyone from being hit by falling debris, officials said. "It scared the hell out of me, it looked like an occupied building". So far, no injuries have been reported, an FDNY spokesman said. By 4 p.m., the smoke had transitioned from black to a light gray as ladder trucks laid gallons of water on the flames. Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman slams Congress, says allegations relating to Rafale deal shameful

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She said the decision to strengthen the Air Force was taken by the Vajpayee government back in 2000 but the Congress-led coalition, the UPA , which came to power in 2004, could not seal the deal over the next decade. PNC had to first make price discovery followed by inter-governmental agreement, which would follow the announcement of the purchase? According to the information available in the public domain, mostly culled out of government's own declarations, it is clear that the new jets ... Read More »

Mahira Khan opens up about 'Verna' ban

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She has an incredible work to her credit and a huge fan following. The film was released on November 17 in United Kingdom and the U.S., as promised, however, the Sindh Censor Board took some time and eventually issued the certificate earlier the morning of the scheduled release. Read More »

WH: Franken Admitted Wrongdoing, Trump Hasn't

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Congress has called for an ethics investigation into the Franken incident, which occurred during a 2006 USO tour. "I think Hillary Clinton probably should have dealt with some of her own issues before addressing this president". When a question finally was raised about Franken and the allegations against him, it came as part of a double question that included the mistrial for Democratic Sen. Read More »

Is This Finally Confirmation Meghan Markle Is Leaving Suits ?

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The source said: "She was a bag of nerves the first time she did Christmas with the royals, so she knows exactly how daunting it must be for Meghan". A source told Us Weekly magazine: 'Patrick was always leaving the show. Meghan Markle is understood to have earned herself a seat at the royal dinner table as her relationship the ginger prince gets increasingly more serious. Read More »

Gusty winds will impact the mountains Saturday, flurries Sunday

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A sunny sky with a high of 63 degrees is expected on Friday with similar conditions on Saturday . Southwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Conditions worsen Saturday night as west to northwest wind of up to 45 miles per hour and a strong cold front with rain moves into the area, the weather service says. Read More »

Saudi King Salman Meets with French FM

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The arrested include Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, businessman Waleed al-Ibrahim, the founder of the Middle East Broadcasting Center, which owns the Saudi satellite television channel Al Arabiya, and Bakr bin Laden, chairman of the Saudi Binladin construction firm. Read More »