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Rwanda: Nation Mourns Deaths of 14 Miners as Official Urges More Safety Steps

[VOA] Rwandans are mourning the deaths of 14 miners after a landslide Monday at a tin mining site in this hilly eastern area.
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Rwanda: Nation Mourns Deaths of 14 Miners as Official Urges More Safety Steps

[VOA] Rwandans are mourning the deaths of 14 miners after a landslide Monday at a tin mining site in this hilly eastern area.

Southern Africa: Zimbabwe to Host 2019 Cosafa Cup Tournament

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe has been provisionally awarded the rights to host this year's edition of the COSAFA Cup to be held in May subject to getting a Government guarantee, the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) secretary general Sue De
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Southern Africa: Zimbabwe to Host 2019 Cosafa Cup Tournament

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe has been provisionally awarded the rights to host this year's edition of the COSAFA Cup to be held in May subject to getting a Government guarantee, the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) secretary general Sue Destombes confirmed Tuesday.

South Africa: Prosecuting Authority Withdraws Charges Against Duduzane Zuma - For Now

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is expected to provisionally withdraw corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma, Business Day reports.
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South Africa: Prosecuting Authority Withdraws Charges Against Duduzane Zuma - For Now

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is expected to provisionally withdraw corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma, Business Day reports.

Sudan denies access to Darfur peacekeepers in Jebel Marra: report

January 22, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Darfur hybrid peacekeeping force (UNAMID) was not able to verify reported human rights violations and violence in the Greater Jebel Marra area, amid reports of clashes between the government and fighters of Sudan Liberation Movem
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Sudan denies access to Darfur peacekeepers in Jebel Marra: report

January 22, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Darfur hybrid peacekeeping force (UNAMID) was not able to verify reported human rights violations and violence in the Greater Jebel Marra area, amid reports of clashes between the government and fighters of Sudan Liberation Movement Abdel Wahid (SLM-AW). In a recent report to the UN Security Council dated on 14 January, seen by Sudan Tribune, the Secretary-General gave a gloomy picture about the situation in the troubled Jebel Marra area of Darfur region. The (...) - News

Vladimir Putin’s state visit to Kyrgyzstan is expected in late March 2019 – Sydykov

Bishkek, Jan. 23, 2019. /Kabar/. “For the purposes of promoting the Kyrgyz-Russian relations, alliance and strategic partnership, strengthening friendship and promoting economic projects, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov invited President of the Russia
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Vladimir Putin’s state visit to Kyrgyzstan is expected in late March 2019 – Sydykov

Bishkek, Jan. 23, 2019. /Kabar/. “For the purposes of promoting the Kyrgyz-Russian relations, alliance and strategic partnership, strengthening friendship and promoting economic projects, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov invited President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to pay a state visit to the Kyrgyz Republic. Now the sides are working on the issue. The state visit of the President of Russia is expected at the end of March 2019,” Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Kyrgyz President's Office Daniyar Sydykov told. The press service of the Kyrgyz President’s Office reported that he recalled that on the margins of the next meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State in September 2018, a bilateral meeting of the Presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Russia took place in Tajikistan, during which Sooronbay Jeenbekov officially invited Vladimir Putin to pay a state visit to Kyrgyzstan. From that moment active work on the preparation of this event began. “Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Chingiz Aidarbekov met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during his first working visit on October 26, 2018 to Russia. The sides discussed the issues of the state visit of the President of Russia to Kyrgyzstan,” Sydykov added. The official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov to Kyrgyzstan is expected on February 3-4, 2019. The main issue on the agenda will be discussion of the upcoming state visit of President Vladimir Putin to Kyrgyzstan. “A number of events are planned as part of the state visit. The 21st meeting of the Kyrgyz-Russian Intergovernmental Commission will be held, the 8th Kyrgyz-Russian Interregional Conference will be held with the participation of the business community of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation. 500 business representatives are expected to attend. For the first time in Kyrgyzstan, the Forum of Rectors of Higher Education Institutions of Kyrgyzstan and Russia will be held. According to the results of the forum, a number of Agreements between the universities of the two countries will be signed,” Sydykov stressed. In the framework of bilateral meetings, the Presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Russia will exchange views on topical issues of the Kyrgyz-Russian cooperation, including trade and economic cooperation, in the field of security in the region, promotion of infrastructure construction projects in Kyrgyzstan. The question of compatriots staying in Russia will also be raised. Following the state visit of the President of Russia to Kyrgyzstan, about 15 documents of cooperation in the military, economic and law enforcement spheres, the field of regional cooperation and foreign policy cooperation are expected to be signed. “Following the upcoming state visit of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, we expect further progressive development of strategic partnership and alliance between our countries,” Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Kyrgyz President's Office Daniyar Sydykov concluded.

Business Eurasia. Ways of Business Development forum to be held in Bishkek

Bishkek, Jan. 23, 2019. /Kabar/. The Business Eurasia. Ways of Business Development economic forum will be held at Ala-Archa state residence in Bishkek on January 24, 2019, in which participation of the Business Council of the EAEU, the Eurasian Economic Comm
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Business Eurasia. Ways of Business Development forum to be held in Bishkek

Bishkek, Jan. 23, 2019. /Kabar/. The Business Eurasia. Ways of Business Development economic forum will be held at Ala-Archa state residence in Bishkek on January 24, 2019, in which participation of the Business Council of the EAEU, the Eurasian Economic Commission, as well as the business circles of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, China, Turkey and South Korea is expected. This Forum is aimed at deepening business cooperation and promoting joint development. The forum program will open wide opportunities for constructive dialogue between representatives of the business community, serve as an effective platform for combining efforts to create a favorable investment climate and promote economic cooperation of the Kyrgyz Republic with other countries. The Economic Forum is held at the initiative of the Kyrgyz Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs together with the President’s Office, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Economy, the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use and the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Kyrgyz Republic. Along with this, within the framework of the forum, for a more detailed discussion of the prospects for cooperation in individual sectors of the economy, panel discussions will be held on the following areas: - Unified approaches to the quality, movement and availability of markets for goods and services. Ways to overcome barriers; - Digitalsolutions. Defining uniform, compatible rules (configurations) for digital products. Digital databases and trading platforms; - EDB, AIIB, RKDF, SRF... -accessible financial development institutions in Eurasia. Profitable banking products; - Investments in the regions of Kyrgyzstan. Opportunities for cooperation. Cooperation, guarantees and methods; - Brainstorming of the initiative group to create the Committee of the EAEU Business Council on the integration of food markets. In ddition, it is planned to create a committee under the EAEU Business Council on the integration of food markets, signing a Memorandum with the Russian Trade Networks and suppliers of the Kyrgyz Republic. The proposals and ideas developed at the forum will contribute to the sustainable and harmonious development of the economy, business environment, creation of new innovative management models in the context of the integration processes of the development of the economic environment.

Omurbekova instructs to develop database of children in difficult life situations

Bishkek, Jan. 23, 2019. /Kabar/. Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Altynay Omurbekova held a working meeting on the creation of an electronic database of children in difficult life situations, the press service of the Government Office reported. Altynay Omur
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Omurbekova instructs to develop database of children in difficult life situations

Bishkek, Jan. 23, 2019. /Kabar/. Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Altynay Omurbekova held a working meeting on the creation of an electronic database of children in difficult life situations, the press service of the Government Office reported. Altynay Omurbekova noted that in order to promptly intervene and address various issues, there is a need to create the above-mentioned electronic database that will allow to keep records and promptly assist children brought up in the absence of parents, children with disabilities, as well as in cases of ill-treatment and violence against them. She said that the data on such children collected during inspections from the district headquarters to prevent violence against children should also be integrated with the electronic database. «Protecting children in difficult life situations involves provision of comprehensive services, and therefore the database should be accessible to ministries and departments in the field of social protection, education, health, internal affairs bodies and registration service, interacting with children,» Altynay Omurbekov said. At the same time, she stressed that in developing the module of the electronic database, it is necessary to take into account ensuring the confidentiality of children's data and access to them only by certain state bodies. “It is necessary to provide for a specific regulation of interdepartmental cooperation in the framework of information exchange in order to form a database of children in difficult life situations and provide relevant services to children,” the Vice Prime Minister said. In this regard, Altynay Omurbekova instructed to promptly form an interdepartmental working group to develop the concept of an integrated database of children in difficult life situations.

Murzaeva’s goal among contenders for Best Goal of 1/8 Finals at Asian Cup

Bishkek, Jan. 23, 2019. /Kabar/. The goal of Kyrgyz football player Mirlan Murzaev against the United Arab Emirates in the 1/8 finals is among contenders for the Best Goal of 1/8 Finals of the Asian Cup2019, the AFC website reported. The organizers recalled
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Murzaeva’s goal among contenders for Best Goal of 1/8 Finals at Asian Cup

Bishkek, Jan. 23, 2019. /Kabar/. The goal of Kyrgyz football player Mirlan Murzaev against the United Arab Emirates in the 1/8 finals is among contenders for the Best Goal of 1/8 Finals of the Asian Cup2019, the AFC website reported. The organizers recalled that the same voting was conducted in group matches in which Vietnamese footballer Nguyen Quang Hai won. In addition to Murzaev, contenders for the best goal scored in the 1/8 finals include Baha Abdelrahman (Jordan-Vietnam), Nguyen Cong Phuong (Vietnam-Jordan), Mirlan Murzaev (Kyrgyzstan-UAE), Ali Mabkhout (UAE-Kyrgyzstan), Kim Jin-su ( South Korea-Bahrain), Bassam Al Rawi (Qatar-Iraq). Votes can be cast via the link. The national team of Kyrgyzstan dropped out of the Asian Cup 2019, losing in the 1/8 finals to the United Arab Emirates.

Acres looking into suspected 'Viagra' hacking of website

The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) is looking into a suspected hacking incident that saw its site description being changed to reflect advertisements for sex drugs. When The New Paper accessed the Acres site yesterday, the text descri
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Acres looking into suspected 'Viagra' hacking of website

The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) is looking into a suspected hacking incident that saw its site description being changed to reflect advertisements for sex drugs. When The New Paper accessed the Acres site yesterday, the text description had been changed to ordering medication such as Viagra and Cialis. These are often used to treat erectile dysfunction. There was also a link to an online pharmacy website with listings for Viagra, Cialis and Levitra at low prices in euros.

Lawyer struck off rolls for forging degree results

A young lawyer hoping to improve her chances of getting a job in the Singapore Legal Service submitted a forged transcript that reflected better grades in 2013. The 25-year-old did not land the job. When Ms Jaya Anil Kumar applied a second time more than thr
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Lawyer struck off rolls for forging degree results

A young lawyer hoping to improve her chances of getting a job in the Singapore Legal Service submitted a forged transcript that reflected better grades in 2013. The 25-year-old did not land the job. When Ms Jaya Anil Kumar applied a second time more than three years later, she doctored her National University of Singapore (NUS) law degree certificate. Yesterday, Ms Jaya, now 30, was struck off the rolls. Called to the Bar in July 2012, she had not applied for a practising certificate since August 2014.

Dozens of rescuers rush to help as elephant struggles to survive 35-foot plunge into well (VIDEO)

Villagers in rural India were horrified to find an elephant trapped 35ft down their well. Realizing the animal was tiring fast and at serious risk of drowning, locals banded together to launch a daring rescue. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Dozens of rescuers rush to help as elephant struggles to survive 35-foot plunge into well (VIDEO)

Villagers in rural India were horrified to find an elephant trapped 35ft down their well. Realizing the animal was tiring fast and at serious risk of drowning, locals banded together to launch a daring rescue. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Western media has become cheerleader for war’ – analyst on Estonian journo’s ‘bomb Russia’ article

A recent Estonian op-ed calling for capability to shell St.Petersburg and sink Russian ships in case of conflict may be hypothetical, but the pressure on Tallinn to buy missiles from NATO is real, a British journalist told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Western media has become cheerleader for war’ – analyst on Estonian journo’s ‘bomb Russia’ article

A recent Estonian op-ed calling for capability to shell St.Petersburg and sink Russian ships in case of conflict may be hypothetical, but the pressure on Tallinn to buy missiles from NATO is real, a British journalist told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com

Great Northern Lights forecast ahead

Despite a low rate in Northern Lights sightings this winter this evening is looking great for Northern Lights viewing. Aurora activity is strong and the skies will hopefully be clear.
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Great Northern Lights forecast ahead

Despite a low rate in Northern Lights sightings this winter this evening is looking great for Northern Lights viewing. Aurora activity is strong and the skies will hopefully be clear.

Washington’s demand for eliminating 9M729 missile unacceptable for Russia, says Moscow

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stressed that the 9M729 cruise missile issue swill give another chance to dialogue with the US on preserving the IINF Treaty
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Washington’s demand for eliminating 9M729 missile unacceptable for Russia, says Moscow

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stressed that the 9M729 cruise missile issue swill give another chance to dialogue with the US on preserving the IINF Treaty

Japan’s ruling party fears peace treaty talks with Russia may drag on

Meanwhile, there are reports in the Japanese media that dialogue between Moscow and Tokyo may be held rather successfully
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Japan’s ruling party fears peace treaty talks with Russia may drag on

Meanwhile, there are reports in the Japanese media that dialogue between Moscow and Tokyo may be held rather successfully

Man who tried to hijack Aeroflot flight to undergo mental examination

So far, medical examination showed traces of neither drugs nor psychotropic substances nor alcohol in PAvel Shapovalov’s blood
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Man who tried to hijack Aeroflot flight to undergo mental examination

So far, medical examination showed traces of neither drugs nor psychotropic substances nor alcohol in PAvel Shapovalov’s blood

Russia is fully compliant with INF Treaty, top brass says

The head of the Missile Troops and Artillery of Russia’s Ground Forces noted that the ongoing US campaign on accusing Russia of violating the INF Treaty is groundless
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Russia is fully compliant with INF Treaty, top brass says

The head of the Missile Troops and Artillery of Russia’s Ground Forces noted that the ongoing US campaign on accusing Russia of violating the INF Treaty is groundless

Attempted bribe to Sports Minister: SLC sends employee on compulsory leave

A Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) employee has been sent on compulsory leave, pending an inquiry, after he attempted to bribe Sports Minister Harin Fernando to include a player in the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team.
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Attempted bribe to Sports Minister: SLC sends employee on compulsory leave

A Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) employee has been sent on compulsory leave, pending an inquiry, after he attempted to bribe Sports Minister Harin Fernando to include a player in the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team.

Contempt case against Sarath Silva: SC defers case for February 7

The Supreme Court today deferred for February 7, the contempt of court petition filed against former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva. The petition was filed by Senior Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Prof. Hewa Waduge Cyril and Senior Prof. Prashantha G
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Contempt case against Sarath Silva: SC defers case for February 7

The Supreme Court today deferred for February 7, the contempt of court petition filed against former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva. The petition was filed by Senior Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Prof. Hewa Waduge Cyril and Senior Prof. Prashantha Gunawardena.

Court orders to detain five suspects arrested with heroin

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today permitted the Police Narcotics Bureau to detain the five suspects who were arrested with 95.88 kgs of heroin worth more than Rs.1 billion in Kollupitiya yesterday.
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Court orders to detain five suspects arrested with heroin

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today permitted the Police Narcotics Bureau to detain the five suspects who were arrested with 95.88 kgs of heroin worth more than Rs.1 billion in Kollupitiya yesterday.

Suspending MPs without taking legal action useless: Deputy Speaker

Deputy Speaker J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri said simply suspending MPs who misbehaved in Parliament in November last year would be useless if no legal action was taken against them. 
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Suspending MPs without taking legal action useless: Deputy Speaker

Deputy Speaker J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri said simply suspending MPs who misbehaved in Parliament in November last year would be useless if no legal action was taken against them. 

Two killed, three injured in Pothanegama accident

A mother and daughter were killed when the three-wheeler they were travelling in had collided with a cab on the Anuradhapura Puttalam New Road in Pothanegama, Anuradhapura this morning, the Police said.
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Two killed, three injured in Pothanegama accident

A mother and daughter were killed when the three-wheeler they were travelling in had collided with a cab on the Anuradhapura Puttalam New Road in Pothanegama, Anuradhapura this morning, the Police said.

Minister’s challenge to Team Tanzania

With two years left for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a cabinet minister has urged Team Tanzania to make use of the remaining time to step up preparations and focus on the multi-sport event.
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Minister’s challenge to Team Tanzania

With two years left for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a cabinet minister has urged Team Tanzania to make use of the remaining time to step up preparations and focus on the multi-sport event.

Dar bourse turnover falls on absence of foreign investors

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) traded shares worth only Sh13.27 million on Monday this week, down from Sh6.57 billion on Friday last week.
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Dar bourse turnover falls on absence of foreign investors

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) traded shares worth only Sh13.27 million on Monday this week, down from Sh6.57 billion on Friday last week.

‘Our men in Salisbury’: Petrov & Boshirov's European adventures turned into board game in Russia

For less than $2 you can now relive the experience of fitness instructors-cum-alleged GRU agents Ruslan Boshirov and Aleksandr Petrov, as they set off from Moscow to the English cathedral city. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Our men in Salisbury’: Petrov & Boshirov's European adventures turned into board game in Russia

For less than $2 you can now relive the experience of fitness instructors-cum-alleged GRU agents Ruslan Boshirov and Aleksandr Petrov, as they set off from Moscow to the English cathedral city. Read Full Article at RT.com

House passes bill preventing Trump from leaving NATO, tells allies to start pulling weight

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from withdrawing the country from NATO, but called on European allies to pay their dues – just like Trump has demanded. Read Full Article at RT.com
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House passes bill preventing Trump from leaving NATO, tells allies to start pulling weight

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from withdrawing the country from NATO, but called on European allies to pay their dues – just like Trump has demanded. Read Full Article at RT.com

Switzerland & Iran developing payment channel to bypass US sanctions

A special financial mechanism aimed at maintaining trade ties between Switzerland and Iran is ready for implementation, according to Sharif Nezam-Mafi, the head of the countries’ joint chamber of commerce. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Switzerland & Iran developing payment channel to bypass US sanctions

A special financial mechanism aimed at maintaining trade ties between Switzerland and Iran is ready for implementation, according to Sharif Nezam-Mafi, the head of the countries’ joint chamber of commerce. Read Full Article at RT.com

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