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World Media Kabila agrees to go, DRC to get elections by 2018
Author: 0 Kabila agrees to go, DRC to get elections by 2018

In his speech to the nation, a few hours before the signing of the agreement, Congolese president Joseph Kabila welcomed the agreement that will emerge from these direct talks and called on all the institutions of the Republic to get involved in its implementation.

World Media New UN chief wants to 'put peace first'
Author: 0 New UN chief wants to 'put peace first'

He said one question weighs heavy on his heart that is: how can we help the millions of people caught up in conflicts, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight. Let us resolve to put peace first. In an interview during his campaign with three journalists, Guterres said the role of secretary-general should be "an honest broker, a consensus builder" who engages as much as possible, in many circumstances discreetly.

Author: 0 North Korea in 'final stages of test launching ballistic missile'

There have been two two nuclear tests in 2016. Pyongyang has responded to the sanctions by accelerating its weapons development programs through the summer, testing numerous land-based and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. The isolated nation has been threatening the US for years, but Kim Jong-un's latest speech comes as Donald Trump prepares to take office Jan 20.

World Media Akhilesh Yadav chairs meeting with all SP MLAs
Author: 0 Akhilesh Yadav chairs meeting with all SP MLAs

It was this meeting that had put him on the wrong side of Mulayam. The decision by SP supremo was taken after Akhilesh on Thursday announced his own list of 235 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections. His supporters believe that there should not be any problem in retaining the party symbol as the Sunday's convention and its proposal to make Akhilesh Yadav the national president were all valid.

World Media R.I.P. Allan Williams The Beatles First Manager 1930
Author: 0 R.I.P. Allan Williams The Beatles First Manager 1930

Liverpool's Jacaranda, the Williams-founded coffeehouse/music venue that was frequented by John Lennon when he was a student at the Liverpool Art College, confirmed Williams' death on Facebook , the Guardian reports . Brian Epstein took over as manager. Williams continued for most of his life to be a star attraction at Beatles Conventions around the world, giving his own colorful account of the so-called "Four Lads Who Shook the World".

Author: 0 Criminal probe against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ordered

In July, the attorney general announced he was looking into matters concerning Netanyahu but did not disclose what they were. "Since Netanyahu's victory in the last elections and even before, hostile elements have made heroic efforts to attempt to bring about [Netanyahu's] downfall, with false accusations against him and his family".

World Media Putin: 2016 was a 'difficult' year for Russian Federation
Author: 0 Putin: 2016 was a 'difficult' year for Russian Federation

Spicer noted that the Obama administration did not take the same actions against China when it hacked sensitive data on federal employees. Some good news for the haters and losers : President-elect Donald Trump is "absolutely" going to keep tweeting when he takes office, incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Sunday.

World Media Clashes escalate in Mosul battle
Author: 0 Clashes escalate in Mosul battle

Mosul, now the last Iraqi city in which ISIL still holds significant territory, is split by the Tigris River, with the east side referred to as the left bank and the west as the right. An Operation Inherent Resolve statement said the Iraqi security forces, after a brief tactical pause in Mosul operations, had begun advancing on three axis toward Mosul's center.

World Media Taiwan president sees uncertainty in 2017
Author: 0 Taiwan president sees uncertainty in 2017

President-elect Donald Trump. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday admitted her government would face challenges in the first half of 2017 given uncertainties brought on by possible changes to U.S. The government's efforts this year will focus on four key areas, the first of which is boosting the nation's slow economy, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday.

World Media Arise Sir Andy Murray
Author: 0 Arise Sir Andy Murray

Others to have received knighthood alongside Murray are Olympic Gold medallist Mo Farah. Sir Andy Murray , as he would be referred to from now on, seemed unlikely to use the title on the tennis court. It's a dream come true. Meanwhile, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katherine Grainger were made dames. Pearson added gold from the Individual Freestyle grade Ib and silver in Dressage to his golds in Beijing and London.

World Media Watch Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks live-streamed on Facebook
Author: 0 Watch Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks live-streamed on Facebook

An extra 1,600 police officers will be deployed in Madrid. Around two million visitors flock to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro where New Year's Eve celebrations begin around 8pm with live music, dancing and beach parties. As well, artist such DJ Calvin Harries, T-Pain, Drake, and Bruno Mars will be performing at nightclubs. The famous, glitzy desert city of Las Vegas pulled out all the stops with an eight-minute firework show launched from the roofs of half a dozen casinos.

World Media Modi announces schemes for farmers, poor, pregnant women
Author: 0 Modi announces schemes for farmers, poor, pregnant women

The Prime Minister, who had made a fool of himself through demonetisation, was now fooling the people. The fourth, and striking, feature of the PM's New Year's Eve address is the centrality of the banks in the multilayered penance the PM offered the people of India.

World Media Irish flights to London cancelled due to heavy fog
Author: 0 Irish flights to London cancelled due to heavy fog

A number of flights which were due to travel from Belfast City Airport to airports in the south of England including London City, London Heathrow and Southampton this evening have been cancelled. British Airways said in a statement: "For safety reasons, air traffic control has to allow greater space between landing aircraft in fog or during periods of low visibility, and this will mean a reduced number of aircraft being allowed to land each hour".

World Media Buckingham Palace confirms that the Queen is NOT dead
Author: 0 Buckingham Palace confirms that the Queen is NOT dead

The tweet with the bogus death announcement was retweeted at least 340 times before Twitter suspended the account. "Circumstances are unknown", the tweet read. In a statement, it said: 'The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh continue to recover from their heavy colds'. One Twitter user had posted assuring that no, the Queen is still alive, but urged others to stop spreading her false death rumor, as it gets his hopes up for nothing.

World Media Texas woman dies, children injured in fall from Colorado chairlift
Author: 0 Texas woman dies, children injured in fall from Colorado chairlift

Her 9-year-old daughter was taken by medical helicopter to Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora and was listed in stable condition. Their names haven't been released, but police said they were visiting from San Antonio. "Fatalities from falls from lifts are extraordinarily rare", said Dave Byrd, the Director of Risk and Regulatory Affairs for the National Ski Areas Association.

World Media Trump Friend Carl Paladino Fired From Buffalo School
Author: 0 Trump Friend Carl Paladino Fired From Buffalo School

Paladino ", School Board President Barbara Seals Nevergold said during a board meeting Thursday which Paladino did not attend. The former Republican gubernatorial candidate in NY told a local newspaper that he wanted to see Obama dead of mad cow disease and his wife living with a gorilla in Zimbabwe.

World Media Russia announces 35 US diplomats persona non grata
Author: 0 Russia announces 35 US diplomats persona non grata

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would not expel 35 USA diplomats - just hours after his Foreign Ministry said it would be urging him to give them the boot. "These data theft and disclosure activities could only have been directed by the highest levels of the Russian government", said Obama. Moreover, our diplomats have experienced an unacceptable level of harassment in Moscow by Russian security services and police over the a year ago.

World Media Cote d'Ivoire lists Wilfried Zaha in AFCON squad
Author: 0 Cote d'Ivoire lists Wilfried Zaha in AFCON squad

Zaha's call-up means he could miss more than a month of the season for struggling Palace, now managed by Sam Allardyce, with the tournament beginning on January 14. Ivory Coast's group games in the tournament - held in Gabon - will see him miss the FA Cup tie at Bolton Wanderers and the Premier League fixtures at West Ham United and at home to Everton .

World Media Chinese media: 5 dead in attack in Xinjiang
Author: 0 Chinese media: 5 dead in attack in Xinjiang

The Muslim minority group has long accused the government of curtailing their cultural and religious rights. Most passengers travelling by trains administered by railway bureaus in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will be able to enjoy free wireless network access starting from this year's Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year to be celebrated for about a fortnight next month.

World Media South Korea special prosecutor detains pension fund chairman
Author: 0 South Korea special prosecutor detains pension fund chairman

At a parliamentary hearing in November, Moon had denied any involvement in the merger. As part of the investigation, a team of special prosecutors has been looking into whether Samsung bribed Choi to win state approval for the merger of two of its units in July previous year.

World Media Kerry Middle East speech set for Wednesday
Author: 0 Kerry Middle East speech set for Wednesday

Following the United Nation Security Council's (UNSC) resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction on the West Bank and Jerusalem, Trump lashed out on Twitter, calling the UN a "club for the people to get together, talk and have a good time".

Author: 0 White House Slated to Announce Retaliation Measures Against Russia for Election Hacking

The measures would include economic sanctions and a diplomatic censure, according to the report. An official told the Post the US reaction will likely include a cyber component along with other unnamed covert actions. "Part of the goal here is to make sure that we have as much of the record public or communicated to Congress in a form that would be hard to simply walk back", one senior administration official said.

Author: 0 Keys To The Cowboys Game Against Detroit

The 12-2 Dallas Cowboys have locked up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs , but before they get there, Dak Prescott , Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant will host another playoff hopeful in the 9-5 Detroit Lions. Just because this game is deemed meaningless by many, who is to say that Dallas won't be trying? After 15 games of playing with his rookie running back, Witten was happy to sum up why Elliott is helping to lead the Cowboys to win after win.

Author: 0 Penguins ink Sullivan to three-year extension

The Penguins are 22-8-5 this season, one point behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for first place in the Metropolitan Division. Only Washington has compiled more points in the standings than the Penguins since Sullivan's arrival. Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan has signed a three-year contract extension. After Sullivan was hired, Crosby notched 66 points in his last 52 games.

Author: 0 U.S. woman gangrape: Delhi Police arrest four accused

Later, the organisation gave a complaint to the Delhi Police Commissioner who proceeded with the case. The police had identified the man and had contacted him while he was in Nepal. Meanwhile the victim's advocate Mritunjay, who had earlier said that both he and his client were unhappy with the status of the probe, told IANS that he was still "not happy" with police's efforts.

World Media Dark-matter astronomer Vera Rubin went where few women could
Author: 0 Dark-matter astronomer Vera Rubin went where few women could

Rubin, the only astronomy major to graduate from the women's college Vassar in 1948 and only the second female astronomer to be elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences , was born July 23, 1928. After earning her doctorate from Georgetown University, she joined the university's faculty team and worked there for many years before moving to the Carnegie Institution, a Washington-based nonprofit scientific research center.

World Media Jet Airways 737 damaged after leaving runway in Goa
Author: 0 Jet Airways 737 damaged after leaving runway in Goa

All passengers are said to be safe. A Jet Airways flight in Goa earlier today skidded and took a 360-degree spin on the runway after aborting takeoff. The runway was reopened round 9am. All persons onboard were evacuated and medical aid on the the site was provided by MI Room, Hansa. The stricken aircraft will be shifted only after the clearance by the AAIB, it said.

Author: 0 Syrian Government and Opposition in Talks, Says Russia

Erdogan told reporters at a press conference in Ankara that he allegedly had proof that the USA provided assistance to ISIS and Kurdish militant groups. Russia's foreign minister said on Tuesday that the Syrian government was holding talks with the opposition ahead of a planned meeting in Kazakhstan, but a representative of Syria's main anti-government alliance swiftly denied any involvement in the talks.

World Media Richard Adams, the author of 'Watership Down', has died
Author: 0 Richard Adams, the author of 'Watership Down', has died

Its success transformed Adams from a civil servant into a full-time writer who eventually penned 20 more books, including a Watership Down sequel consisting of several short stories. "You needn't worry about them", said his companion. He is survived by daughters, Juliet and Rosamond - to whom Adams first told the story which became Watership Down on a long vehicle ride.

World Media Yachting: Favourite Wild Oats XI retires from Sydney-to-Hobart race
Author: 0 Yachting: Favourite Wild Oats XI retires from Sydney-to-Hobart race

Race spokesman Bruce Montgomery said Wild Oats XI was unable to move its keel after a hydraulic ram broke. Skippered by Anthony Bell, Perpetual Loyal crossed the finish line at Constitution Dock in Hobart around 2:30 a.m. They are around a dozen boats all on target to go under the current race record. Wild Oats later confirmed this, tweeting that "most importantly all crew onboard are safe".

World Media At least 30 drown in Uganda Christmas drama on Lake Albert
Author: 0 At least 30 drown in Uganda Christmas drama on Lake Albert

Speaking to AFP , police commander John Rutagira said numerous passengers were drunk. The passengers, who were from Kaweibanda village in the western district of Buliisa, were travelling to Hoima District for a football match as part of the Christmas day festivities on Sunday, the Ugandan news agency Daily Monitor said.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger explains what David Beckham told him he misses most

The Gunners are fourth in the table, having slipped nine points behind leaders Chelsea following successive 2-1 defeats at Everton and Manchester City. Alexis Sanchez's shot striking the post looked to be the closest Arsenal would come until Giroud marked his return to the starting XI by looping a header over Ben Foster with four minutes to play.