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Indian and Malaysian firms signed 31 pacts envisaging investments of about United States dollars 36 billion in sectors including construction, pharma and education. Najib, who arrived in Chennai on Thursday and due to fly into the capital city later Friday, will visit Rajasthan's capital, Jaipur, on Sunday to explore business and investment opportunities for Malaysian companies.
  • California governor declares end to drought emergency

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    Though the drought has been declared over, Felicia Marcus of the State Water Board said it does not end the conservation regulations. Today's order also rescinds two emergency proclamations from January and April 2014 and four drought-related executive orders issued in 2014 and 2015.
  • South Africans hold nationwide protests against Zuma

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    However, there was sporadic violence between pro- and anti-Zuma supporters in Johannesburg when members of the latter group strayed too close to the ANC's headquarters in the city centre. Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan is not a hero of "our people" but a hero of fat cats and capitalists, ANC NEC member Fikile Mbalula said on Friday.
  • Trump claims Obama aide Rice may have broken law

    Trump claims Obama aide Rice may have broken law

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    The White House never explained exactly why Trump tweeted what he did, but right-leaning news reports making that claim were brought to Trump's attention at the time , as previously reported by ABC News. Last month, he accused Obama of wiretapping his NY skyscraper and later said Obama had spied on his campaign. "If he has evidence that she committed a crime, he actually can show us what his evidence is".
  • European Union expands sanctions against North Korea

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    When conducting nuclear and missiles tests in recent years, it has cited what it calls increasing USA military threats. Tensions have escalated over North Korean moves to accelerate its weapons development. Tillerson also might stop making routine statements after every North Korean provocation or missile launch, Bong said. "I've joked before that they don't mind being hated but they definitely hate to be ignored", Cossa said.
  • South Africa's president replaces finance minister

    South Africa's president replaces finance minister

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    South African President Jacob Zuma had swung another scythe through his cabinet, repositioning or firing no less than ten ministers. The ANC needs to be able to justify all its leadership decisions as a collective, he said , and previous decisions have ordinarily been handled that way.
  • First minister talks of global role of independent Scotland

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    But Sturgeon revoked Trump's honorary status as a business ambassador for Scotland in 2015 after he proposed a ban on Muslims entering the United States — and she told the Scottish Parliament in November that she stood by that criticism. Ms Sturgeon was speaking ahead of an address at the United Nations in NY on the subject of human rights and the role of women in peacekeeping around the world.
  • House Russia Probe Getting New Leader Amid Controversy

    House Russia Probe Getting New Leader Amid Controversy

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    The chairman also created controversy when he chose to bypass his fellow committee members and brief Trump on the information related to surveillance. Libowitz also says Nunes did the right thing by stepping aside from the House intelligence committee's investigation into contacts between Trump associates and Russian Federation.
  • Twitter challenges US order for anti-Trump user records

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    This is an action to prevent the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP"), and the individual Defendants from unlawfully abusing a limited-purpose investigatory tool to try to unmask the real identity of one or more persons who have been using Twitter's social media platform, and specifically a Twitter account named @ ALT_USCIS , to express public criticism of the Department and the current Administration.
  • You can use cash to shop on Amazon -- here's how

    You can use cash to shop on Amazon -- here's how

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    PayPal's My Cash Card is a similar concept, although customers have to purchase the initial card at a brick-and-mortar retail partner before adding cash to it. Minimum transactions are $15 and the maximum is $500. Not all unbanked and underbanked customers are lower income, but 57.4% of unbanked customers cited not having enough money to keep in an account as a reason they did not have one, according to the FDIC .
  • Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing

    Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing

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    The MRRDNECC is perceived to have played a major role in convincing Duterte to run for president. Secretary Ismael "Mike" Sueno of the Department of Interior and Local Governments Secretary in this file photo on August 22, 2016 talks about DILG's "Masa Masid" program during a press briefing in Malacañan.
  • British police arrest two more over parliament attack

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    According to a statement from the Metropolitan Police, Masood, aged 52, was born in Kent and detectives believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands. Two other people also remain in critical condition, one with life-threatening injuries. Four people remain in police custody. Police said their investigation into the attack would focus on Masood's "motivation, preparation and his associates".
  • Former Trump adviser Carter Page 'gave documents to Russian spy'

    Former Trump adviser Carter Page 'gave documents to Russian spy'

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    The document is related to the 2015 case of Evgeny Buryakov, a Russian spy who worked undercover in the NY office of a Russian bank. Buryakov was convicted of espionage and released from federal prison just last week, a few months short of completing a 30-month sentence.
  • US ambassador says 'no love' in dealings with Russia

    US ambassador says 'no love' in dealings with Russia

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has adopted an nearly undercover style, spurning most opportunities to talk to the press and public on his travels. Appearing on the show on Sunday, Haley said other nations are "happy that we're finally beating up on Russia ", and she believes Moscow was involved in meddling with the usa election.
  • Hindu Vigilantes In India Deal Mob Justice To Muslim Who Transported Cow

    Hindu Vigilantes In India Deal Mob Justice To Muslim Who Transported Cow

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    The deased, Pehlu Khan, and three others were beaten up by the vigilantes on Saturday while they were transporting cows in six vehicles to Haryana. In Jaipur , Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that though the smuggling of cows for slaughter is prohibited in the state, no one has the right to take the law into their hands.
  • Atletico Madrid beat Sociedad in Spanish League

    Atletico Madrid beat Sociedad in Spanish League

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    Griezmann was replaced by Angel Correa with 19 minutes remaining as Diego Simeone looked ahead to Saturday's derby and the visit of Leicester in their Champions League quarterfinals, first leg next midweek. Atletico overtook Sevilla for third place last weekend after having dropped to as low as sixth in the standings earlier in the competition. " Real Madrid have not made any contact with us, not for the player or to organise the meal".
  • Schiff says Trump wants focus on tweets, not Russia probe

    Schiff says Trump wants focus on tweets, not Russia probe

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    Devin Nunes , the Republican chairman of the committee. Flynn last month was forced to register as a foreign agent for work conducted on behalf of the Turkish government in the run-up to the November presidential election. Nunes viewed the documents during a mysterious late-night visit to the White House. The speeches were not included in a form that he signed electronically on Feb 11, which the White House also released last Saturday.