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Value-Added Tax hike will squeeze household budgets: PwC Value-Added Tax hike will squeeze household budgets: PwC
- February 21, 2018

Below-inflation adjustments to personal income tax brackets will contribute US$500 million. Gigaba said the "fee-free higher education" was aimed at new first-year students from poor and working-class families, with a combined family income of under R350,000 per annum. (more...)
Kasargod: Youth Congress activist Shuhaib murder - two arrested Kasargod: Youth Congress activist Shuhaib murder - two arrested
- February 21, 2018

Akash and Rijin Raj, both in their thirties, went to the police station at Maloor, near Mattanoor, with a few other local CPM workers and surrendered to the authorities, the police said. The culprits will be arrested without considering who they are or their association. "The injuries were so grievous... there were more than 35 cuts on the lower part of his body and majority were fatal". (more...)
Syria Intercepts Israeli Drone over Quneitra Syria Intercepts Israeli Drone over Quneitra
- February 21, 2018

Ali Akbar Velayati (center left), chief foreign policy adviser to Iran's supreme leader, walks alongside Aleppo Governor Hussein Diab (center right) at the Al-Nuqtah mosque during a visit to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on November 7, 2017. (more...)
ICE Arrests 212 in LA During Five-Day Sweep ICE Arrests 212 in LA During Five-Day Sweep
- February 21, 2018

Of those they arrest, 88 percent were convicted criminals , and many are already undergoing deportation procedures. The ICE said that the operation that lasted for five days in the Los Angeles metropolitan was in a bid to target people who pose a threat to border security, public safety, and national security. (more...)
Arun Jaitley co-chairs India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission meet Arun Jaitley co-chairs India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission meet
- February 21, 2018

Dr. Majid Al Qasabi, Minister of Trade & Investment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", Jaitley said in a tweet on Monday. During the two day visit, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called on the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in the Royal Court, Riyadh yesterday and discussed ways of further strengthening and diversifying bilateral cooperation in the fields of mutual interest. (more...)
Man arrested for feeding cocaine and whiskey to goat Man arrested for feeding cocaine and whiskey to goat
- February 21, 2018

In what could be described as a case of human cruelty and blatant violation of animal rights, a 28-year-old man was arrested by authorities in the U.S. Palomares-Guzman is being held without bond. The horse trainer told investigators the incident took place on January 2. The two other suspects have not been identified. (more...)
Ishrat Jahan fake encounter: CBI discharges ex-Gujarat DGP Pandey Ishrat Jahan fake encounter: CBI discharges ex-Gujarat DGP Pandey
- February 21, 2018

Pandey's elevation in 2016 as the in-charge DGP - even when the case was pending against him - was also presented in the court as one of the grounds in his favour. Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old college girl from Mumbra near Mumbai, her friend Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh, Amzad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in an alleged fake encounter by the Ahmedabad police on the outskirts of the city in June 2004. (more...)
Judges' unbecoming remarks about Sharif say it all: Maryam Nawaz Judges' unbecoming remarks about Sharif say it all: Maryam Nawaz
- February 21, 2018

Speaking at a big rally in Punjab's Sheikhupura district, the 67-year-old Sharif said both the judiciary and military had become his enemies and want to take revenge against him. He said that sanctity of vote is a must to ensure peace, prosperity and employment generation in the country. He claimed credit to elevating Pakistan to the status of an atomic power whilst being in federal power. (more...)
Kentucky Democrat's Win Shows the Potential for a Huge 2018 Wave Kentucky Democrat's Win Shows the Potential for a Huge 2018 Wave
- February 21, 2018

Democrat Linda Belcher , left, won the Kentucky House of Representatives seat representing the 49th District. Belcher was removed from office in December 2017 after the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting uncovered an incident in which Johnson allegedly molested a 17-year-old girl. (more...)
Florida Republican's aide sacked after suggesting shooting survivors are actors Florida Republican's aide sacked after suggesting shooting survivors are actors
- February 21, 2018

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have in recent days spoken out in favor of legislation to curb gun violence. Kelly's Twitter handle appears to have since been deactivated after he reportedly tweeted a quote from the Bible: "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free". (more...)
Famed evangelist preacher Billy Graham dies at 99 Famed evangelist preacher Billy Graham dies at 99
- February 21, 2018

Graham was regularly listed by the Gallup organization as one of the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World". President George H.W. Bush, once called Graham "America's pastor". Refresh the page for updates as they become available. He also earned a degree in anthropology from Wheaton College in IL, where he met Ruth Bell, the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries in China. (more...)
'Beast from the East' to bring freezing weather until March 'Beast from the East' to bring freezing weather until March
- February 21, 2018

Forecasters put the cold snap down to a 'Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event near the North Pole. A blast of cold weather known as the "Beast from the East" is set to send temperatures plummeting across Surrey and Hampshire. As high pressure becomes established over the United Kingdom and repositions itself over Scandinavia, we lie in an extensive easterly airflow drawing in exceptionally cold air from northern Russian Federation. (more...)
National Weather Service issues Flood Watch through Saturday National Weather Service issues Flood Watch through Saturday
- February 21, 2018

The good news is first responders said the Mississippi River levels, and its four feeder bodies of water, are still weeks away from being a possible flooding concern. Almost half of all flash flooding deaths are caused by driving into flooded areas, according to the National Weather Service . A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains is being blamed for a Nebraska traffic crash that left four people dead along with fatal crashes in Kansas and Minnesota. (more...)
Road warrior David Davis says United Kingdom won't have 'Mad Max' Brexit Road warrior David Davis says United Kingdom won't have 'Mad Max' Brexit
- February 21, 2018

The group of lawmakers appeared to challenge the government's plan for the transition deal that businesses want, and said the United Kingdom must not be forced to follow European Union regulations after it leaves. On Friday, 62 members of the European Research Group, a group of anti-EU MPs, sent a letter to the Prime Minister calling for the United Kingdom to leave the single market and laying out a series of "suggestions" for the terms on which Britain should exit the European Union. (more...)
Shame on you! student tells Trump at Florida anti-gun rally Shame on you! student tells Trump at Florida anti-gun rally
- February 21, 2018

No matter where you stand on this issue, let us know your thoughts. Republican lawmakers are talking more seriously about some restrictions, but not a total ban. The White House announced that a "listening session" would be held with high school students and teachers Wednesday. Florida has a reputation for expanding gun rights . (more...)
Court issues new congressional map Court issues new congressional map
- February 21, 2018

None of the 12 incumbents was booted into a district with another incumbent, but the new map has immediate implications for some incumbents. Now, it appears the township may have two representatives in Congress. Republicans hold 12 of Pennsylvania's seats in Congress, with Democrats holding five and another now vacant but formerly held by a Republican. House and Senate Republicans worked largely with existing staff members who have previous Pennsylvania mapping experience. (more...)
Teen who brought weapons to school held without bond Teen who brought weapons to school held without bond
- February 21, 2018

Officials said Chen had a list of grievances against other students at the school. Chen was subsequently arrested on multiple charges, including handgun on a person and risky weapon on school property. In it, there's no wording regarding any threat or an expression of wanting to cause harm to anyone at the school. Lazzaro said Chen then told police he'd brought the gun to school for protection because students at the school were harassing and bullying him. (more...)
New report warns of malicious use of AI New report warns of malicious use of AI
- February 21, 2018

They warn developed nations such as the United Kingdom face rapid growth in cybercrime - such as "superhuman hacking" - and malicious drone use over the next decade. a swarm of thousands of micro-drones)". It's also of crucial importance that AI researchers and engineers keep in mind the dual-use nature of their work, and allow their research priorities and norms to be influenced by misuse-related considerations. (more...)
Officer, suspect, woman dead after Alabama standoff Officer, suspect, woman dead after Alabama standoff
- February 21, 2018

That's when Holly started shooting at police, and Officer Billa was hit. Hollie was a suspect in the death of his ex-wife Fonda Poellnitz, whose body was found earlier Tuesday evening. He was named the department's officer of the month that June, winning a commendation for investigating complaints of robberies committed by a man whom he later arrested. (more...)
Another Student Arrested After Making Threats At Austin High School Another Student Arrested After Making Threats At Austin High School
- February 21, 2018

The first threat was turned out to be unfounded. The second threat was determined by officers to be a 17-year-old juvenile male student at the school that made statements related to him carrying out a school shooting. She was charged with juvenile delinquency/intimidation, (Three Counts). His name wasn't released because of his age. The Scott County Prosecutor's Office requested a pick up order for the teen, which was granted by the Scott County Circuit Court. (more...)

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