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Archaeology: 4400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt Archaeology: 4400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt
- February 06, 2018

It's not clear how the life of a priestess differs from her male counterpart, which is what makes the finding even more intriguing. Other tombs have featured similar paintings including one painted on the wall of a tomb dating back to the 12th Dynasty of "Khanoum Hetep II" that was excavated in Minya governorate; while another similar painting was found in a tomb dating back to the Old Kingdom, depicting a monkey dancing in front of a guitarist. (more...)
President Jacob Zuma's Fate to be decided by ANC Special NEC President Jacob Zuma's Fate to be decided by ANC Special NEC
- February 06, 2018

South Africa's parliament is scheduled to vote in a no-confidence motion against Zuma on February 22. However, the ANC has seen its popularity fall during his second term amid a weakening economy and claims of corruption. BLF leader Andile Mngxitama described bid to remove Zuma as a white capitalist campaign. The Presidency has released a statement, confirming that Zuma wrote to the Speaker to request the postponement. (more...)
Union Budget 2018: 10.5% hike for MHA, gets Rs 92000 crore Union Budget 2018: 10.5% hike for MHA, gets Rs 92000 crore
- February 06, 2018

This year the SAI saw a cut of about 66 Crores in its funding by the finance minister. What was highlighted was the fact that the budget meted out to the SAI was lesser than what was spent on the 2-day IPL auction by the 8 franchises involved? Also, only Rs 50 lakh has been allocated for identifying and nurturing sports talent in the country. (more...)
North Korea sends top official to Seoul as tensions 'thaw' North Korea sends top official to Seoul as tensions 'thaw'
- February 06, 2018

His works, now on view in a retrospective exhibit at the Gangneung Museum of Art in South Korea, are a warning about the current situation on the peninsula, he says. The South Korean government has worked hard to engage North Korea in structured dialogue in an effort to defuse the nuclear-armed state's continued military threats. (more...)
Napoli captain Hamsik surprised by Benvento Napoli captain Hamsik surprised by Benvento
- February 06, 2018

It was important to win today so we could definitively break away from the chasing pack", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "Many players are beginning to reach their peak". Roma stay fifth, but move to within a point of Inter who occupy the final Champions League spot. Lazio, which hosts Genoa on Monday, is third - 14 points behind Napoli . (more...)
Super Bowl LII Averaged 103.4 Million Viewers Super Bowl LII Averaged 103.4 Million Viewers
- February 06, 2018

This Super Bowl is a different animal, Souhan said. This Super Bowl is truly fairly even in terms of player matchups. So we might as well talk about it. "I just have a smile on my face and say good luck to the Eagles fans", Cook said. "We're more than two hours from the game at this time , and we are confident that all ticketholders will get to the game in time ", Padilla said. (more...)
Esmond Bradley Martin, anti-poaching crusader, stabbed to demise in Kenya Esmond Bradley Martin, anti-poaching crusader, stabbed to demise in Kenya
- February 06, 2018

The 76-year-old conservationist had recently returned from Burma for research work and was working on his latest findings of the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade in Asia. Wildlife experts, environmental organizations, and the United Nations said the world had lost a conservationist who was rigorous in his work and reporting. (more...)
Aussie Falls as RBA Keeps Rates Steady Aussie Falls as RBA Keeps Rates Steady
- February 06, 2018

Domain economist Andrew Wilson added that the Reserve Bank would take a "wait and watch" approach as it was dealing with a "mixed bag". When the RBA last met on December 5, it said: "the Australian dollar remains within the range that it has been in over the past two years", adding the warning that "an appreciating exchange rate would be expected to result in a slower pick-up in economic activity and inflation than now forecast". (more...)
Palestinian stabs Israeli father of 4 to death in West Bank Palestinian stabs Israeli father of 4 to death in West Bank
- February 06, 2018

The city is witnessing a general strike amidst a state of anger and tension among the citizens. An Israeli settler was stabbed to death in the illegal West Bank settlement of Ariel on Monday. The Hamas spokesperson stated that the terrorist organization welcomed the attack and that this was in response to US President Donald Trump's announcement declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (more...)
Judge won't allow release of Comey memos, rejects lawsuit by USA TODAY Judge won't allow release of Comey memos, rejects lawsuit by USA TODAY
- February 06, 2018

The news of the memo came as the House Intelligence Committee is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election. USA TODAY and several other media organizations sued the government for release of the memos after Freedom of Information requests were denied. (more...)
Aliyev orders snap presidential election in Azerbaijan Aliyev orders snap presidential election in Azerbaijan
- February 06, 2018

The early presidential election will be held April 11. Popular Front Party leader Ali Kerimli said the move was aimed at shortening the campaign and "hampering the opposition's efforts to prevent vote rigging". Due to the presidential term being extended from five to seven years, both the next presidential and parliamentary elections would take place at the same time in the fall of 2025. (more...)
Trump Accuses Senior Democratic Congressman Of Leaks Confidential Information Trump Accuses Senior Democratic Congressman Of Leaks Confidential Information
- February 06, 2018

Republicans have already said they would vote to release the Democratic memo, drafted by Schiff, a good sign that the committee will approve its release. The tweet comes after Trump on Monday accused Schiff of leaking confidential information. "It will be read and reviewed", a senior White House official said. (more...)
Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE), Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE), Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN)
- February 06, 2018

Energy Transfer Partners makes up 7.4% of Alps Advisors Inc.'s holdings, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. The stock price decreased -2.46% in three months and mounted 0.98% for the last six months trading period. Essex Investment Mgmt Llc holds 13,113 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Management accumulated 0.13% or 21,752 shares. (NASDAQ:ICFI) or 8,300 shares. (more...)
Misleading 'tsunami warning' alert sent out to parts of east coast Misleading 'tsunami warning' alert sent out to parts of east coast
- February 06, 2018

Upon opening the alert, Twitter user Tom Herron found text that read "THIS_MESSAGE_IS_FOR_TEST_PURPOSES_ONLY", a message that was not clear in the initial push alert. A screenshot from AccuWeather.com on February 6, 2018 . Tests that might be better received in Houston right now: who's brisket is better?, no traffic warning, or. (more...)
Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha, allege their voice is being muzzled
- February 06, 2018

As soon as the House met at 2pm, leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue of the House being adjourned without conducting the Zero Hour and the Question Hour for the past few days. The Chairman also disallowed a notice from the Congress. 'What Opposition parties have done in Rajya Sabha today led by Congress party is absolutely unprecedented. (more...)
Assange loses bid to quash arrest warrant Assange loses bid to quash arrest warrant
- February 06, 2018

However, the allegations have since been dropped, and both the Crown Prosecution Service and Assange's defense lawyer, Gareth Pierce, say the controversial computer programmer now stands a good chance of winning his case and walking away a free man. (more...)
An opening for Trump to fire Rod Rosenstein An opening for Trump to fire Rod Rosenstein
- February 06, 2018

Recently, Rosenstein defended Mueller when Rosenstein was questioned by the House Judiciary Committee about whether bias might have tainted the special counsel's investigation. Nixon's decision during the Watergate scandal to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox, an order that led to the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. (more...)
100 years of women's suffrage in Britain 100 years of women's suffrage in Britain
- February 06, 2018

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has joined others in pushing for pardons, saying the suffragettes were simply righting the wrong of voting inequality. Theresa May will mark the centenary with a speech in Manchester hailing the "heroism" of the suffragettes. The Act, which gave women over 30 the right to vote, if they met certain criteria, and extended suffrage to servicemen aged over 19 and all men over 21, was granted royal assent on February 6 1918. (more...)
GOP may have to compromise on an immigration deal GOP may have to compromise on an immigration deal
- February 06, 2018

After Democrats and Republicans came together to sign a short-term spending bill last month, the new deadline is just over two weeks away. The next test of this coalition will be on the emerging immigration bill. "'I guess the impossible got harder". On the other hand, those employers that have a significant workforce comprised of "Dreamers" will be relieved at not having to eliminate and replace those positions that could have impacted the business continuity. (more...)
US, North Korea trade warnings on nuclear strikes US, North Korea trade warnings on nuclear strikes
- February 06, 2018

The clash came at the United Nations-sponsored Conference on Disarmament days after the Trump administration said it will expand its nuclear capability. The US ambassador added that China and Russian Federation were expanding their nuclear arsenals, a claim that prompted anger from their delegations. (more...)
Padmaavat: When Ranveer Singh SCARED his co-stars! Padmaavat: When Ranveer Singh SCARED his co-stars!
- February 06, 2018

I think Padmaavat is Shahid's first costume drama and a costume drama has its own set of unique challenges which I had faced during Bajirao Mastani and it takes some time to get adapted to it. Padmaavat is made at an estimated budget of Rs170-180 crore and was screened across 3500 theatres in India. Hydari remarked "It has been a childhood dream of mine to work with Sanjay sir". (more...)
Trump accuses democrats of 'treason' amid market rout Trump accuses democrats of 'treason' amid market rout
- February 06, 2018

Rep. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsShutdown grinds into workweek after Senate fails to clinch deal Negotiators seek "breakthrough" under deadline for a Senate vote President Trump is getting things done and leading our country in the right direction MORE (R-N.Y.) on CNN's "New Day" Tuesday said that congressional Democrats were "sitting on their hands" refusing to applaud for the president during his speech, something that Collins said came off as a performance. (more...)
Rep. Trey Gowdy: FBI concealed Clinton role in Steele dossier
- February 06, 2018

Their referral document reveals that not only was Steele's research funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign, but Steele also prepared a second, unpublished research document based on material given to him by a source who received it from "a friend of the Clintons". (more...)
After Anupam Kher, Ram Madhav's Twitter hacked After Anupam Kher, Ram Madhav's Twitter hacked
- February 06, 2018

Bedi, Madhav, Dasgupta and Kher's Twitter pages had retweeted posts in Turkish that also featured the emoji of Turkey's flag. Your DM correspondence and important data have been captured!' 'I Love Pakistan , ' they wrote in the same tweet. (more...)
Bannon not expected to appear before House Intel Tuesday despite subpoena Bannon not expected to appear before House Intel Tuesday despite subpoena
- February 06, 2018

Bannon told the House Intelligence Committee that he would show up if an agreement could be reached with the White House on the scope of the questioning, according to the people, who requested anonymity to discuss a sensitive legal matter. The house panel wants Mr Bannon to testify as part of its investigation of allegations that Russian Federation sought to influence the 2016 presidential election in the United States, following up on his January 16 appearance that failed to satisfy some ... (more...)

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