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Worldwide Treasury to address fees report later today
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The President had appointed a commission of inquiry into higher education funding headed by Judge John Heher. The report was released by President Jacob Zuma on Monday. National Treasury has confirmed the resignation of its Deputy Director-General: Budget Office‚ Michael Sachs‚ and moved to assure South Africans it is committed to integrity of the country's finances.

Worldwide North Korean soldier is shot while defecting, South says
Author: 0 North Korean soldier is shot while defecting, South says

The incident occurred at the Joint Security Area, the only portion of the demilitarised zone where troops from the two countries, who have technically been at war for nearly 70 years, stand face-to-face. This makes the area a popular stop for visitors from both sides. The 2.5-mile-wide strip between North and South Korea, which President Bill Clinton once called "the scariest place on earth", has kept the two states separate since the Korean War ended in an armistice rather than a truce in ...

Worldwide China hopes quadrilateral meet not directed against it — ASEAN Summit
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He was answering a spate of questions on the Indo-Pacific concept and the quadrilateral meeting held yesterday in Manila . China says it is simply a development project for common prosperity that any country is welcome to join. India, Australia, Japan and the USA on Sunday agreed that "a free, open, prosperous and inclusive" Indo-Pacific served long-term global interests, giving impetus to an emerging quad of democracies amid China's rising military and economic power.

Worldwide Korean soldier defects to South, suffers gunshot wounds from North
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It said there was no exchange of gunfire between South and North Korea. He was unarmed and wearing a combat uniform for a low rank, with his identity yet to be found, the military also said. The defection through the JSA marks a very rare case, given that North Korean soldiers stationed on the frontline are reportedly cherry-picked for their loyalty to the North Korean regime.

Worldwide P, PSP, APML alliance can beat PPP, says Musharraf
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Clarifying the rumours, he remarked that there are no plans of a "takeover". He added that the efforts to trap and paralyze PML-N leadership through cases would also met with failures. He called the grand alliance as Pakistan Awami Itehad (PAI), announcing that its main office will be established in Islamabad . After Pakistan Awami Tehrik distanced from Awami Ittehad on Saturday, Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) also denied being part of the alliance.

Worldwide Israel arrests top Islamic Jihad militant as tensions rise
Author: 0 Israel arrests top Islamic Jihad militant as tensions rise

The Arabic video posted by Mordechai said: "We're aware of the plot that Palestinian Islamic Jihad is concocting against Israel". The Palestinian terror group has vowed revenge. In remarks to Asharq Al-Awsat, Political Analyst Mustafa Ibrahim said that Israel was seeking to distort the Palestinian reconciliation and accuse Hamas and the Islamic Jihad of working for Iranian interests.

Worldwide Seoul, Washington start manoeuvers with U.S. aircraft carriers
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Meanwhile, three USA aircraft carriers are joining a combined exercise with the South Korean Navy in the East Sea in a show of force against North Korea . It's the first time since 2007 that three USA carrier strike groups have operated together in the Western Pacific. Trump will attend a state banquet on Saturday before a welcoming and deal-signing ceremony on Sunday morning.

Worldwide Rodrigo Duterte admits stabbing rival to death when he was 16
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A real person, a rumble, a stabbing. "I used to do it personally just to show to the guys that if I can do it, so can you". "Let me inform you last night I had the bilateral meeting with Mr Xi Jinping and I told the president of our misgiving and they were surprised I was changing my tone".

Worldwide Pauline Hanson furious as Fraser Anning abandons One Nation
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In a lengthy statement shared on Facebook , Senator Hanson says Senator Anning "walked out of" a partyroom meeting this morning while discussing his political future. In a dramatic first day in parliament, Senator Anning raised eyebrows when he was escorted into the chamber on Monday morning by Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm and Australian Conservative Cory Bernardi .

Worldwide Last day of 'Tiger' shoot for Salman
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He later shared a photograph, where he is seen sporting a black shirt paired with a blue blazer wielding a gun towards the camera. But for Race 3 which is going to be yet another action packed ride at the movies, Salman not only gets a new look but a different weapon to destroy his enemies as well.

Worldwide Ajay Devgn's Golmaal Again crosses the Rs 200 crore mark
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The movie crossed the Rs 200-crore mark in the first week, with its total worldwide collection reaching Rs 203.17 crore gross. Going by the response Rohit's Shetty's directional was getting, it is pretty clear that the film is definitely entering Rs 200 crore club.

Worldwide Odd-Even Scheme: Delhi govt to file a review petition in NGT today
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The NGT also termed the odd-even scheme with these exemptions a farce as the Delhi government also failed to provide data related to its usefulness from its earlier experiences. The odd-even scheme is one of the measures to be implemented when the pollution level crosses the severe level as per this plan. Stopping trucks from entering Delhi is almost impossible for the government as there is no alternative for these heavy vehicles to pass by without entering the capital city.

Worldwide Vodafone India, Idea to sell tower business to ATC
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The Tower purchase would give Boston-based ATC, which operates nearly 150,000 communications sites globally, an additional 20,000 towers in a country with more than 1 billion mobile-phone subscribers. Idea said its merger plans with Vodafone India is on track and the final petition for approval of scheme of arrangement has been filed with the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

Worldwide 5-Magnitude Quake Hits Costa Rica's West Coast
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While power was largely unaffected, there were reports of some areas close to the epicenter losing electricity and cellphone transmission. The quake was originally measured at 6.1 magnitude but was later downgraded to 5.8, the USGS said. Tweeting about the incident, Costra Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said that a tsunami warning has not been issued. "All of our neighbors were in the street".

Worldwide Livery Cab Driver Crashes, Dies After Being Hit With Hockey Stick
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NY Federation of Taxi Drivers speaks out on incident: Tolk then returned to his vehicle and drove south on 11th Avenue, eventually making his way to Horatio Street and West Street in the West Village where he struck a median. We don't know the cause of death but we are sure it is related to the blow that knocked him to the ground. Kohji Kosugi, 39, was charged with manslaughter on Sunday evening.

Worldwide Ardern invites Canadian PM Trudeau to New Zealand
Author: 0 Ardern invites Canadian PM Trudeau to New Zealand

The linked arm ASEAN handshake was a tricky task for some including US President Donald Trump who got there in the end and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev who gave up. "It would be great to continue our conversation", she added. She said she was inviting Trudeau to visit in front of the media "and you should feel bound by that now".

Worldwide Paramedics dismayed at angry ambulance note complaining about emergency parking
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The Sun reports the selfish motorist told hero medics from West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) he couldn't get his auto out as they attempted to save the life of the stricken patient in Dudley this morning. Needless to say, the good folk of the internet were far from impressed by the note, which some branded "selfish" and "narrow minded". "That's an awesome amount of ridiculousness/stupidity wrapped up with a bow selfishness!" One user simply said "some people are just rotten", while ...

Worldwide Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at North Korea
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Kim responded to those jabs with an insult of his own, saying in a statement aimed at Trump that "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire". When he raised concerns over China's increasing military capability in the South China Sea, Mr Duterte said Mr Xi replied, "No, it's nothing". "But it is certainly a possibility", Trump said.