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Syria Kurds reject ‘security zone’ under Turkish control

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Political leader rejects plan but says Kurds would accept UN forces deployed on separation line between Kurdish fighters and Turkish troops

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News24.com | TUT shooting: Cops had expired firearm competency certificates – report

The disciplinary hearing of the two officers linked to the shooting of a Tshwane University of Technology student has found that their firearm competency certificates had expired at the time of the incident, says a report.

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News24.com | Angelo Agrizzi is pulling the plug on Bosasa: Why you should care

Angelo Agrizzi’s testimony is bound to be explosive, and will implicate dozens of top government officials at the department of correctional services and justice among others, and even former president Jacob Zuma himself.

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Former CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi being considered to lead World Bank: report

India-born Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of global beverage giant PepsiCo, is being considered by the White House for the new World Bank president

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CT dad says family traumatised after daughter (6) wounded in gang shooting

Brionay Daniels is in a stable condition at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital after being hit in the leg by a stray bullet.

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January 18, Special non-working day in Tarlac City

TARLAC CITY, Jan.16 (PIA) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared January 18, Friday, a special non-working day in Tarlac City in line with the celebration of the 3rd Kaisa Festival.
 
Duterte issued Proclamation No. 650 to give residents the fully opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.
 
In a statement, the City Information Office said the weeklong celebration kicked-off with Neon Night Bike Ride at F. Tanedo Street last January 13 followed by a Thanksgiving Mass at the Tarlac City Hall last January 14, and Mega Jobs Fair at Magic Star Mall last January 15.

Activities of the 3rd Kaisa Festival which celebrates the history, culture and diversity of the city and commemorates the martyrdom of its patron saint, Saint Sebastian. (Tarlac City Information Office)

Other activities include Trade Fair at Tarlac City Plazuela from January 15-17, Pana-Pana Street Dance on January 17, Grand Float Parade and Kaisa Music Festival on January 18, Grand Homecoming Night on January 19, and Miss Tarlac City 2019 Grand Coronation Night on January 20.
 
Kaisa Festival celebrates the history, culture and diversity of the city and commemorates the martyrdom of its patron saint, Saint Sebastian. (CLJD/TJBM-PIA 3)

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News24.com | Angelo Agrizzi is pulling the plug on Bosasa: Why you should care

Angelo Agrizzi’s testimony is bound to be explosive, and will implicate dozens of top government officials at the department of correctional services and justice among others, and even former president Jacob Zuma himself.

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News24.com | TUT shooting: Cops had expired firearm competency certificates – report

The disciplinary hearing of the two officers linked to the shooting of a Tshwane University of Technology student has found that their firearm competency certificates had expired at the time of the incident, says a report.

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+++ EU leaders react to UK’s Brexit vote – live updates +++

After UK lawmakers rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that “the time for playing games is now over” and a solution was needed. Other EU leaders also demanded clarity from London.

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CT dad says family traumatised after daughter (6) wounded in gang shooting

Brionay Daniels is in a stable condition at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital after being hit in the leg by a stray bullet.

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Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in ‘absolutely despicable’ scam

People have been urged to talk to older members of their families about scams.

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Cows walk on fire in India’s harvest festival

Indian devotees led decked-up cows over burning hay to celebrate the Hindu harvest festival in a ritual seeking good fortune and protection from harm.

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Anger at Malaysia textbook telling girls to ‘protect sex organs’

Malaysia’s government will alter an elementary-school textbook which suggested girls should dress modestly to prevent sexual assault, authorities said Wednesday, after it sparked widespread anger.

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Zimbabwe police arrest prominent government critic and pastor Evan Mawarire

Zimbabwe police arrest prominent government critic and pastor Evan Mawarire

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Risk of ‘no deal’ has never seemed so high, says EU negotiator after PM May loses Brexit vote in Parliament

EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned on Wednesday that the

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PNP 6 urges candidates to uphold credible commitment

SAN JOSE, Antique Jan. 16 (PIA) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 6 Regional Director CSupt. John C. Bulalacao urged the various candidates running for the May 2019 midterm elections here to be true to their pledge for free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible elections.

“The peace covenant that you signed today means that you are committed to preserving every voter’s right to choose, and you respect your fellow candidates,” said CSupt. Bulalacao in a speech delivered by Antique Police Provincial Director SSupt. Leo Irwin Agpangan during the Unity Walk, Interfaith Prayer Rally and Peace Covenant Signing program held at the Antique Provincial Police Headquarters in San Jose, January 13.

Bulalacao said that the PNP, together with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), and other stakeholders pursued the covenant signing as part of their unwavering hope that the election will be peaceful.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Antique Provincial Director Cherryl P. Tacda, in a message read by LGOO II Jun Christian Guardialao, reminded the candidates that serving the public does not necessarily entail having a title or position.

“The election is not only meant for the public to exercise their right to vote but to wisely choose their candidates who possess certain qualities to effect meaningful change in their community,” Tacda said.

For the COMELEC’s part, Acting Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Wil Arceño said in a message read by Election Assistant Feberose C. Fedelicio of the Office of the Election Officer in San Jose, that the presence of the candidates who affixed their signatures in the Peace Covenant guarantees the first step towards attaining the goal for free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible elections.

Arceño also noted that for the past four elections beginning 2013 national and local elections and to the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections the province of Antique and its people have enjoyed a violent-free poll.

The COMELEC lauded the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines for ensuring that the Antiqueños can freely exercise their right to suffrage. (JBG/VWV/PIA Antique)

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Cambodia to start extracting oil in October

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia is set to start extracting oil from an offshore oilfield being developed in the Gulf of Thailand in October, a government official said Wednesday.

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Truck art campaign targets gay conversion therapy in China

SHANGHAI: A Chinese artist and a gay policeman have launched an unusually bold public protest campaign in which bright-red trucks bearing slogans denouncing homosexual “conversion therapy” are being paraded through several major cities.

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Theresa May Suffers a “Historic Defeat:” What’s Next for Brexit?

On today’s episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by legendary anti-war activist and former British parliamentarian George Galloway and Sputnik news analyst Walter Smolarek.

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Ex-IDF Chief’s Confession on Syria Aimed at Future Israeli Vote – Ex-PM Advisor

In a farewell interview with The Sunday Times this week, former Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot of the Israel Defence Forces said that Israel has been engaged in direct conflict with Iran on Syrian soil, systematically attacking alleged Iranian infrastructure without making any statements.

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Brexit Deal Defeated, Can PM May Salvage Her Plan?

On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Alexander Mercouris, editor-in-chief at The Duran.

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Big Losses for Theresa May and Steve King

17th Anniversary of Guantanamo Prison; FBI investigates Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia; William Barr’s confirmation hearing begins

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Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

The nation's craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown, which has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines.

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Will Tulsi Gabbard Shake Up the 2020 Democratic Primary?

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discuss Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s announcement to run for President and how her decision is being received thus far. While the DNC and Democratic establishment may view this as a potential headache, could public grassroots support turn Gabbard into a legitimate contender?

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Sears chairman prevails in bankruptcy auction for retailer with US$5.2 billion bid: Sources

Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert prevailed in a bankruptcy auction for the U.S. department store chain with an improved takeover bid of roughly US$5.2 billion, allowing the 126-year-old retailer to keep its doors open, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

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Zimbabwean police arrest activist pastor as price protests enter 3rd day

HARARE: Armed Zimbabwean police arrested a political activist at his home on Wednesday, his lawyer said, on the third day of protests against fuel price hikes as businesses and schools stayed closed and mobile networks enforced a government internet shutdown.

Evan Mawarire, a pastor who rose to …

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Cows walk on fire in India’s harvest festival

Indian devotees led decked-up cows over burning hay to celebrate the Hindu harvest festival in a ritual seeking good fortune and protection from harm.

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Anger at Malaysia textbook telling girls to ‘protect sex organs’

Malaysia’s government will alter an elementary-school textbook which suggested girls should dress modestly to prevent sexual assault, authorities said Wednesday, after it sparked widespread anger.

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Religious teacher and student issued restriction orders under Internal Security Act: MHA

SINGAPORE: Two Singaporeans – a religious teacher and one of his students – have been issued with restriction orders under the Internal Security Act (ISA), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced on Wednesday (Jan 16).

Freelance religious teacher Murad Mohd Said, 46, was placed on the order …

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Syria Kurds reject ‘security zone’ under Turkish control

Syria’s Kurds on Wednesday rejected a US proposal for a “security zone” under Turkish control along the Syrian side of the two countries’ border.

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