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South Africa High Court blocks Zuma's ICC withdrawal


Mojapelo added that government decisions must be based on "the expressed authority of the constitution". Under the Rome Statute , South Africa as an ICC member has an obligation to arrest anyone sought by the tribunal. "We really hope that this judgment does create breathing space for government to reconsider and perhaps to come up with a reasonable approach". Three African states - South Africa, Gambia and Burundi - a year ago signalled their intention to quit the ICC. Read More »

Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

The pilot tried to return to Essendon but crashed. "I am devastated to hear of his passing and my heart and thoughts are with his family". The victims' wives joined them on the three-week trip but reportedly skipped the doomed flight to tour the scenic Great Ocean Road along Australian's southern coast. Read More »

Spanish princess found not guilty, husband sentenced to six years for embezzlement

Cristina will pay a fine because she has civil responsibility, they said. Mr Urdangarin was fined 513,000 euros for the public money he earned through fraudulent contracts. The royal family did not comment on the ruling, though the place expressed its "greatest respect for the independence of the judiciary". Princess Cristina was facing a possible prison sentence of eight years if she had been found guilty. Read More »

Interim estimates of 2016-17 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness


The interim vaccine effectiveness estimates indicate that influenza vaccination lowered the risk for outpatient medical visits by almost 50%. "Activity is increasing in some of the Midwest and the East Coast". This season will be the first since 2013 that the flu nasal spray is not available due to new data that questioned its efficacy. "You won't have to be admitted to the hospital, you won't have to go to the ICU, and you won't die". Read More »

More Than Half Of Americans Are Stressed By Politics

Based on the report developed by the American Psychological Association (APA) called Stress in America: Coping with Change , about two-thirds of the population of the U.S. Meanwhile, 49 percent of those questioned said the outcome of the 2016 election, in which Trump was elected president and the Republican Party gained control of both the House and Senate, has become a specific source of new stress. Read More »

Facebook to Show Full Weather Forecast on Mobile App

Facebook says that it will also allow users to set notifications for receiving weather forecasts. The company says more detailed greetings are currently being tested now - with further updates likely to be available by the end of this month. Read More »

MP Says New US Sanctions against Iran Breach of JCPOA


Washington added more Iranian individuals and entities to its anti-Iran sanction list on Friday. National Security Advisor Mike Flynn said Wednesday that Iran is "on notice" after ballistic missile tests and an attack by Iran-backed Houthi rebels on a Saudi vessel, though the White House did not detail what that notice meant. Read More »

HP adds another 101000 laptops to battery recall


That report detailed a battery "overheating, melting and charring and causing about $1,000 in property damage". "The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery". The batteries "can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards", an official notice reads. Until a replacement battery is received, consumers should use the notebook computer by plugging it into AC power only. Read More »

Patrice Evra completes Marseille move


Patrice Evra has joined Marseille on a free transfer from Juventus. The 35-year-old is set to undergo a medical on Wednesday or Thursday and will likely sign an 18-month contract with the French club. "He's a captain who binds the group together and talks a lot". "He had a great two-and-a-half seasons with us". Evra was quoted as saying by French outlet Foot Mercato: "I came to Marseille , I spoke with the leaders, but I have not asked who is coming or who is not coming". Read More »

Melissa Benoit lived for six days without either of her lungs


Keshavjee and the team comprising of 13 members removed Melissa's lungs in a nine-hour procedure. The list of unknowns was long, from the risk of bleeding into the empty chest cavity to whether her blood pressure and oxygen levels could be sustained once her lungs were removed. Read More »

Genetic analysis of cervical cancers hints at targets for treatments

According to the Webmd , Dr. Ahmedin Jemal, vice president of surveillance and health services research at the American Cancer Society, said the their studies have found that people in areas where cancer deaths are higher than average suffer from a variety of problems that make these deaths more likely. Read More »

Snow, sleet, rain in forecast


Tuesday in Genesee, Wyoming and Cattaraugus counties. In those places, up to an inch per hour of snow could fall with totals approaching nine inches, forecasters say. If snow does fall to that extent, driving could be hard during the morning commute and during the day on Tuesday . Accumulations of 6 to 10 inches of snow are possible. Read More »

Accused Orlando police shooter Markeith Loyd interrupts judge in court


Soon subsequently, the judge requested him held without bond and advised the watchmen to take him away. And when she finally told officers to remove him from the courtroom, Loyd turned to the judge and said "f-- you!" Loyd is said to have shot the officer, only to stand over her and continue shooting her "execution style", according to the Orlando Sentinel . Read More »

DeVos Supports School Choice


It was brief, but Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), made the most of the five minutes he was given to question Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos . "I will not be conflicted, period". But some pieces of information are still missing, because the Office of Government Ethics has not completed DeVos's ethics agreement. Read More »

Rick Perry faces Senate hearing for Energy Department post

Under additional questioning about climate change, Perry explicitly disavowed a questionnaire the Trump transition team had sent to Energy Department employees asking to name people who had worked on the phenomenon. Perry largely stuck to that script when grilled by Sen. Department leadership under Perry would represent a pivot from being run by learned scientists to a person who is known for close ties to energy interests. Read More »

Vikrant proposes Monalisa, couple to have grand wedding inside Bigg Boss house

For a change, it is a happy day in the Bigg Boss house today as the day starts with the gharwale doing the luxury budget shopping and ends with shehnahiya ringing in the house. Though Mona and Manu's chemistry became the talk of the town and also got their real life partners insecure with their growing closeness, but both of them cleared the air and also made their respective partners understand the situation. Read More »

Alexandria Vera jailed after getting pregnant by pupil, 13

During her testimony Lawson explained that Vera came from a somewhat tumultuous background where she witnessed some domestic abuse and was also taken advantage of by the men she dated. At one point during the relationship, Vera was pregnant with the student's child, but later terminated the pregnancy. The boy's family did not answer questions, but Rhonda Taylor, who identified herself as a close friend of Vera said she thinks the sentence is fair. Read More »

94 flu cases confirmed in MI


Whenever the H3N2 virus is circulating, it seems to impact seniors particularly hard and there are more outbreaks in long-term care facilities, Shahab said. Signs of swine flu in pigs can include fever, coughing (barking), sneezing, breathing difficulties, eye redness or inflammation, and not eating. Brooke Waycaster, RN, Clinical Manager of the Rutherford-Polk-McDowell Health District reports , "Getting your annual flu shot is the most important step in preventing the flu". Read More »

Jennifer Lopez Shares Photo Cuddling With Drake

The photo fuels growing buzz about the nature of the could-be-couple's relationship. One look at their Instagram posts might give fans the answer they were hoping for. "I feel like she's such a girl's girl, which I love, because I'm a girl's girl and she seems very sweet", she gushed. Asked if she would like to collaborate with Rihanna in the future, Lopez replied: "Absolutely!" If they still look cozy together on social media after the project's buzz is over, we'll assume whatever they ... Read More »

Schools shut, navy on alert as cyclone bears down on south India


Over 15 teams of NDRF have been deployed in various coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh which are on high alert due to the approaching cyclonic storm. In a statement, he said 260 trees and 37 electric poles had fallen and 190 trees removed. 8000 people have been taken to 54 relief centres in Tamil Nadu. Read More »

Women Who Are More Positive May Live Longer

Always look on the bright side of life - it could be the secret to longevity. "Our new findings suggest that we should make efforts to boost optimism, which has been shown to be associated with healthier behaviors and healthier ways of coping with life challenges", he added. Read More »

Fox reaches $14.2-bn preliminary deal to buy rest of Sky

Fox will pay 10.75 pounds ($13.50) per share for the 60% of Sky it doesn't already own. Fox advanced 3.7 per cent to $29.69 at 11:15 am in NY after rising as much as 6.2 per cent. There has always been speculation that another takeover deal was coming after James Murdoch, Rupert's son and the CEO of 21st Century Fox, became chairman of Sky in April. Read More »

E-cigarettes major concern, says US


E-cigarettes are considered tobacco products because a lot of them contain nicotine, which comes from tobacco. In a report being released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledges a need for more research into the health effects of "vaping", but says e-cigarettes aren't harmless and too many teens are using them. Read More »

Trump Picks Fast Food Executive For Labor Secretary


Though Puzder does not oppose raising the minimum wage , he argues a large increase would lead to job losses given the burden it places on business owners. "In practice, this means reduced opportunities, bonuses, benefits, perks and promotions". "I don't think there's anything wrong with a attractive woman in a bikini, eating a burger and washing a Bentley or a pickup truck or being in a hot tub", Puzder told CNNMoney in 2015. Read More »

Officials investigating cause of massive Boston-area fire

WCVB's Shaun Chaiyabhat was at the scene moments after the flames began. Heavy flames engulfed multi-family buildings, including a former church that had been converted to condos, and several automobiles. More than 1,600 people lost power. According to the Globe , the fire originated at a three-family home under renovations on Berkshire Street, located in a residential neighborhood between Kendall and Inman squares. Read More »

Prince Harry celebrates Barbados' independence with Rihanna, take HIV test together


Prince Harry of England has continued highlighting the importance of knowing your HIV status, after joining forces with singer Rihanna to take an on-camera finger-prick test. It was the tenth day of Prince Harry's two-week official visit to the Caribbean and he spent a handsome day with a Barbadian beauty. He graces the Barbados' celebration of their 50 years of independence. Read More »

22 under arrest for fires set in Israel lines here please


A firefighting plane drops fire retardant during a wildfire, near the communal settlement of Nataf , close to Jerusalem November 23, 2016. At his weekly cabinet meeting held in Haifa on Sunday, Netanyahu said he wants to help those whose homes and businesses were destroyed. Read More »

UN agency lifts Zika emergency, prepares for long-term fight

But the change in designation does not represent a downgrading of Zika's importance, officials said . "That is a recipe for the very lack of preparedness the world has seen time and again with infectious diseases". But an expert committee advising the WHO on Zika concluded that a "public health emergency of global concern", as its known in the agency's vernacular, was no longer needed. Read More »

Voting begins after competing claims of fraud, intimidation


Complaints of voter intimidation were especially prevalent in Florida , Georgia, Ohio and Arizona with a disproportionate share coming from minority voters. Here's where to reach county elections offices . Not one of Oklahoma's 77 counties voted for Barack Obama in either of his presidential campaigns, and Democrat Hillary Clinton isn't expected to fare well in the state, either. Read More »