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Worldwide House of Lords to look at Brexit devolution concerns
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The House of Lords on Tuesday began scrutinizing the EU Withdrawal Bill, which is created to convert thousands of EU laws into British statutes when the United Kingdom leaves the bloc in March 2019. In addition, the parts of the bill that would give ministers the power to amend laws without full parliamentary scrutiny were "overly broad", peers said.

Worldwide New Day Zero date announced as Cape Town fights back
Author: 0 New Day Zero date announced as Cape Town fights back

The City of Cape Town on Tuesday said collaborative efforts to scale back water use were resulting in small, but significant victories, showing that "residents are coming together and cutting water consumption". Although officials still encourage tourism, the city is hoping to spread the word about the water crisis to encourage travellers to be responsible.

Worldwide Elephant crosses Chinese border
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Footage recorded at the border showed the elephant circumventing a barrier and making its way into Luang Namtha, Laos, about 4:30 a.m. local time on Sunday (3:30 p.m. Its movement was caught on CCTV at the Chahe border-crossing checkpoint, where the elephant can be seen casually walking up to and stepping over the barrier to enter the neighbouring country.

Worldwide Capitec meets prudential requirements -SA Reserve Bank
Author: 0 Capitec meets prudential requirements -SA Reserve Bank

He also welcomed Sarb's assurance that according to all the information at its disposal, Capitec is solvent, well capitalised, has adequate liquidity and meets all prudential requirements. - "As a outcome of re-financing delinquent loans‚ Viceroy believes Capitec's loan book is massively overstated". "Not only is Capitec's market finding it harder to pay their existing loans on time, but they may not be able or willing to incur further loans in the future".

Worldwide Mild air returns for the last weekend of January
Author: 0 Mild air returns for the last weekend of January

We have a gorgeous day on tap, although winds will be breezy up to 15 miles per hour we are going to be seeing sunny skies all afternoon long with high temperatures climbing into the upper 50's-lower 60's. Tuesday . A combination of strong winds, warm temperatures and low humidity will raise the risk of wildfire risk Tuesday and Wednesday in northeast Oklahoma.

Worldwide Saudi Arabia Closes Hotel Detention Center
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Another high-profile detainee, former National Guard chief Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, was released recently following his " settlement " with authorities which reportedly exceeded $1 billion. They are believed to have been transferred to prison from the Ritz-Carlton, which will reopen to the public next month. This suggested to investors that his company might not be seriously damaged by the affair.

Worldwide Six family members killed in Kurram agency landmine explosion
Author: 0 Six family members killed in Kurram agency landmine explosion

Police said the incident occurred in Maqbal Mata Sangar area. The improvised explosive device exploded as a van carrying nine people drove by. As a result, the auto smashed into pieces leading to death and injuries to people on board. He said that five women and three men were killed in the explosion while another person was wounded and taken to hospital in Peshawar. However, tribesmen believe that it was an act of terror.

Worldwide Saudi authorities net $106 billion in corruption settlements
Author: 0 Saudi authorities net $106 billion in corruption settlements

Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it has released most of the businessmen, officials and princes who were being held in a luxury hotel in Riyadh in connection with a broad crackdown on corruption after reaching financial settlements with them totaling almost $107 billion.

Worldwide Trial starts for woman charged with killing her twin
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Maui Now noted that Alexandria was released from custody in June 2016, when prosecutors failed to establish probable cause during a preliminary hearing. Maui resident Chad Smith testified that while the women were passing him on the highway he could see them arguing. The judge is expected to reach a verdict this week.

Author: 0 House Republicans vote to release their memo, keep Democratic memo secret

Democrats on the committee have drafted their own counter-memo and sought a vote to have it released to the public at the same time as the other memo. "There is a legitimate concern that the Justice Department has about whether the release of this memo would result in a compromise of sources and methods, aside from whether or not it's cherry-picking intelligence - that's another issue", Collins told Cuomo.

Worldwide Corbyn pledges eight,000 properties for tough sleepers
Author: 0 Corbyn pledges eight,000 properties for tough sleepers

The appeal was made by Stephen Gethins, the SNP's foreign affairs and Europe spokesman, and follows comments made by the UK Labour leader in which he ruled out support for a Norway-style arrangement with Europe as he suggested the UK doesn't have enough oil.

Worldwide Malaysian court nullifies conversion of 3 children to Islam in landmark ruling
Author: 0 Malaysian court nullifies conversion of 3 children to Islam in landmark ruling

Malaysia's highest court declared on Monday (Jan 29) that the consent of both parents is needed to change a child's religion, voiding the unilateral conversion of Hindu mother M. However, cases like this have led to legal grey areas. This has raised questions about freedom of religion guaranteed by the constitution, and strained racial relations in the multiethnic country, which has enjoyed largely peaceful race relations for almost five decades.

Worldwide Old passports to continue, 'orange' jacket plan for ECR holders nixed
Author: 0 Old passports to continue, 'orange' jacket plan for ECR holders nixed

The MEA said it had received several individual and collective representations requesting to reconsider two decisions of not printing last page and orange ECR passport. The move also meant to resolve various issues "pertaining to passport applications including examination of where mother/child had insisted that the name of the father should not be mentioned in the passport and also related to passport issues to children with a single parent and adopted children", according to the statement.

Worldwide Ex-HGTV Star Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges
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A former HGTV star has been arrested in connection with an active warrant stemming from allegations that he molested a 10-year-old girl. The girl, who has not been named, said that Dionne also instructed her not to tell anyone about the incident or else he would go to jail and his daughter wouldn't have a dad.

Worldwide Border Patrol Finds 76 Undocumented Immigrants In Tractor-Trailer
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The driver - whose identity wasn't released - was questioned about his immigration status before he was arrested, CBP said. Authorities say the detained illegals hail from several countries, including Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador. "We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to disrupt and dismantle these organizations and prosecute those responsible". One survivor later told investigators be believed 70 people were transported in the trailer.

Worldwide Budget session of Parliament begins today
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We have to pass it and protect the Muslim women. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Parliament for the Budget session and in his press meet, he urged all parties to have active participation for Budget session. "Let the House decide", Kumar said. Many parties also raised the law introduced by the Sri Lankan government imposing heavy penalties on fishermen straying into its waters.

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