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People Up to 50 African Migrants 'Deliberately Drowned' by Smugglers, UN Says
Author: 0 Up to 50 African Migrants 'Deliberately Drowned' by Smugglers, UN Says

The organisation uncovered bodies of 29 of migrants in shallow graves on a beach on Wednesday. The passengers' average age was around 16, the IOM said . This journey is especially hazardous during the current windy season in the Indian Ocean. The IOM estimates to 55 000 the number of migrants -a third of them women - arrived in Yemen from the Horn of Africa since the beginning of the year.

People Fipronil egg contamination scandal: Full list of withdrawn products
Author: 0 Fipronil egg contamination scandal: Full list of withdrawn products

British food safety authorities say far more eggs possibly tainted with the pesticide Fipronil have been imported to the United Kingdom from elsewhere in Europe than previously thought. Denmark is believed to be the 10th country affected by the widening scandal, with Romania and Luxembourg among the latest to report finding contaminated products.

People The mystery of the USA diplomats in Cuba who suddenly went deaf
Author: 0 The mystery of the USA diplomats in Cuba who suddenly went deaf

The symptoms have not affected US visitors to Cuba, only State Department officials. Trump's justification of the partial reversal included a recap of Washington's oft-stated human rights allegations against the government, and the claim that the easing of restrictions hasn't had the desired "regime change" effects desired by anti-Cuban elements on Capitol Hill.

People South Africa's Zuma survives no confidence vote held via secret ballot
Author: 0 South Africa's Zuma survives no confidence vote held via secret ballot

Opposition parties believe that MPs from the governing African National Congress (ANC ) would be more likely to vote against the president if their vote is secret. The African National Congress on Wednesday said the Democratic Alliance's plans to bring a motion calling for early national elections showed that it did not respect the will of the people and was intent on "regime change".

People Sharad Yadav says part of Grand Alliance; Nitish may remove him
Author: 0 Sharad Yadav says part of Grand Alliance; Nitish may remove him

George was even denied Lok Sabha ticket in 2009 from Muzaffarpur, his bastion (from where he won three times since 1977), reportedly at the behest of Nitish whose writ runs in the party ever since Samata Party merged with the JD (U). Only one JD (U) leader from the state, former Bochahan MLA Ramai Ram , was among those who joined Yadav, following which reports emerged of several JD (U) leaders who support Kumar calling for action against Ram.

People Merger of Two AIADMK Factions on Cards in Tamil Nadu
Author: 0 Merger of Two AIADMK Factions on Cards in Tamil Nadu

The resolution signed by the office-bearers said, "Dhinakaran was expelled by Jayalalithaa in December 2011 from the primary membership of the party". Sasikala Natarajan is the long term political aide of Jayalalithaa and member of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). "It is only based on the letter I sent as DGS that the EC allotted the symbol for the party", Dinakaran said.

Author: 0 Library to offer class on viewing solar eclipse

So now is the time to prepare for what we'll see here and how to make the most of this extraordinary experience. The 2017 total solar eclipse is making armchair astronomers of us all, putting odd and unfamiliar words into our mouths.

People North Korea Sets Canadian Pastor Free
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A court ordered Mr Lim's release "from the humanitarian viewpoint", it said in a brief two-paragraph report. The pastor was arrested in 2015 and accused of acts subversive against the north Korean regime, what the canadian authorities have always strongly denied.

People French police arrest man over soldier auto attack: security sources
Author: 0 French police arrest man over soldier auto attack: security sources

An urgent police operation is now under way to find the vehicle - reportedly a BMW - and driver involved in the incident in the north-western suburb of Levallois-Perret. 'It's an odious act of aggression, ' Balkany also said. "It hurtled at them ... it accelerated rapidly". Nadia LeProhon, a witness, told The Associated Press she heard a loud crash outside her building and rushed outside to see two soldiers on the ground.

People Kenyans vote in general election
Author: 0 Kenyans vote in general election

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is hoping for a second time in office, but faces a tough challenge from his long-time rival Raila Odinga . Former US president Barack Obama , whose father was from Kenya , also weighed in on the elections, urging Kenyans to work together for a peaceful and credible election.

Author: 0 NASA issues safety warning as demand for solar eclipse glasses spikes

Even today, certain Native American groups will not observe solar eclipses because to them the sun and moon are brother and sister. ZEILER: Well, the most interesting site for people outside the path of totality no matter where they are in the United States is to look at the shadows of trees because the gap between the leaves of trees acts as a pinhole projector.

People Trump threatens 'fire and fury' against North Korea
Author: 0 Trump threatens 'fire and fury' against North Korea

One intelligence official said that the report itself was insignificant and not a sign that North Korea was preparing to test a missile or make any other provocation. Officials in the USA believe North Korea has up to 60 nuclear weapons. The Fox News report , which was about USA spy satellites detecting North Korean missile movements, included quotations from officials who requested anonymity to discuss sensitive information.

People Iranian drone comes within 100 feet of US Navy jet
Author: 0 Iranian drone comes within 100 feet of US Navy jet

While the drone was within 100 feet of the jet vertically, it was about 200 feet away from the aircraft. After Navy personnel used an emergency radio frequency to warn the Iranian drone operators to cease their activity, the unmanned aircraft eventually backed off.

People ASEAN Foreign Ministers Express 'Grave Concern' over N. Korea
Author: 0 ASEAN Foreign Ministers Express 'Grave Concern' over N. Korea

Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, are seriously concerned over the escalation of the situation in the Korean Peninsula and reiterate their commitment to the Bangkok agreement on the nuclear-free zone in Southeast Asia, according to the Joint Communique of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Manila released on Sunday.

People Cleveland boy, 4, shot in the head during road rage incident
Author: 0 Cleveland boy, 4, shot in the head during road rage incident

The boy's mother, who has not been named, was driving with her son and seven-year-old daughter in the auto when she came across a vehicle blocking an intersection in Cleveland, Ohio. That's when two people inside the auto chased her down on the interstate, shooting at her vehicle. He remains hospitalized in serious condition. She pulled off on the East 55th exit and the boy was taken to the hospital.

People Korea: No plans to meet S. Korea's foreign minister at ARF
Author: 0 Korea: No plans to meet S. Korea's foreign minister at ARF

Another reading of the drills is as a signal for Pyongyang to simmer down, after North Korea launched another ballistic missile on July 28, boasting that it could now reach the entirety of the USA mainland. The UNSC had restricted the export of coal which is North Korea's most exported item to $400 million in November from $1.2 billion that it used to make.

People UN Approves Tough New Sanctions Against North Korea
Author: 0 UN Approves Tough New Sanctions Against North Korea

He said: 'We'll know it when we see it. But Tillerson says it's not as simple as North Korea stopping launches for a few days or weeks. For the USA, it was a long-awaited sign of progress for Trump's strategy of trying to enlist Beijing's help to squeeze North Korea diplomatically and economically.

People Al-Jazeera 'deplores' Israeli plans to close broadcaster
Author: 0 Al-Jazeera 'deplores' Israeli plans to close broadcaster

The Shin-Bet, Israel's domestic security agency, has started investigating Al Jazeera's operations and will produce a report that will determine whether it should be shut down and if its journalists' credentials should be revoked, Nitzan Chen, director of the Government Press Office in Jerusalem, said in a telephone interview.

People Ozubulu Attack: Nigeria Drifts To Anarchy- NUJ
Author: 0 Ozubulu Attack: Nigeria Drifts To Anarchy- NUJ

He extended his condolences to families of the victims, assuring them that the government would do everything within its power to track down those responsible. She said that the generating set suddenly developed fault; so, the mass proceeded with the congregation using candles. The governor said that the attackers who attacked the church opened fire when they perceived that one of the people they are targeting has his auto parked outside the church.

People Mueller requests White House documents on Flynn
Author: 0 Mueller requests White House documents on Flynn

They are said to have questioned witnesses about his dealings with Turkish-American lobbyist Ekim Alptekin, who paid his consulting firm Flynn Intel Group $530,000 during the USA election previous year. Mr Mueller's investigators have recently requested records relating to Mr Flynn from the White House, though it is not a formal subpoena. Flynn resigned after less than one month in office for failing to fully disclose the details of his December communications with the Russian ambassador ...

People Venezuelan Leaders Say They Squashed Attempted Uprising At Military Base
Author: 0 Venezuelan Leaders Say They Squashed Attempted Uprising At Military Base

On Saturday prominent opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was returned home to serve his sentence under house arrest , days after being hauled back to prison in the middle of the night in a move that drew global condemnation. The countries indefinitely suspended Venezuela from the South American trading bloc Mercosur for its "rupture of the democratic order". This is not a strong government, it's a rotten government, which is falling.

People ASEAN, China adopt framework for South China Sea code of conduct
Author: 0 ASEAN, China adopt framework for South China Sea code of conduct

Wang said the situation between claimant states was quite different to previous years and was now more relaxed and conducive to stability. China has always taken ASEAN as a priority in its foreign diplomacy and has always supported ASEAN in taking a central role in regional cooperation and a bigger role in dealing with global and regional affairs, he said.

People China terms India's actions in Doklam as an incursion
Author: 0 China terms India's actions in Doklam as an incursion

But China has been lashing out at India nearly every day, seeking immediate withdrawal of Indian troops from the area. China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said India has been building up troops and repairing roads along its side of the border amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier region beside the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

People NDA candidate Venkaiah Naidu wins vice presidential election with 516 votes
Author: 0 NDA candidate Venkaiah Naidu wins vice presidential election with 516 votes

However, he was re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka in 2004 and 2010 and made it to his fourth term in Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan in 2016 making him the vice presidential candidate with the most Rajya Sabha experience. He later quit the post after the NDA's defeat in the Lok Sabha election of 2004. He is a "firm believer in the principle of co-operative federalism", a principle that would guide him if elected Chairperson of the the Rajya Sabha.

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