Sinopec buys first major refinery in Africa

Apart from the refinery, Sinopec Corp is buying a lubricants plant in Durban, 820 service stations and 220 forecourt convenience stores in SA and Botswana and storage facilities. Demand in South Africa for refined petroleum has increased by almost 5%... More..

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Donald Trump 'upset' with son-in-law for 'vacationing' while health care bill struggled
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Donald Trump 'upset' with son-in-law for 'vacationing' while health care bill struggled

They own it. One hundred percent own it'. "While there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president, I will voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees", Trump ad...More..

Iraq civilians killed in west Mosul offensive
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Iraq civilians killed in west Mosul offensive

But the USA -led coalition has kept a steady pace of airstrikes during the Mosul offensive, using precision munitions and surveillance video to vet requests for air support. The Pentagon spokesman said the USA ...More..

TV ads prematurely thank congressmen for repealing Obamacare
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

TV ads prematurely thank congressmen for repealing Obamacare

Hours later, before CBS aired March Madness games and during a Wizards-Nets game in Virginia, Deadspin reported that several TV stations around the US aired targeted ads that celebrated the ACA's repeal in an...More..

Grassley Warns Red State Dems Of 'Tough Time' For Filibustering Gorsuch
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Grassley Warns Red State Dems Of 'Tough Time' For Filibustering Gorsuch

During the second day of the Senate hearing on the nomination - which is due to last until Thursday - the first question Mr Gorsuch faced was whether he would have any issue ruling against Mr Trump, something...More..

Reeling From Health Care Loss, Trump Administration Turns To Taxes
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Reeling From Health Care Loss, Trump Administration Turns To Taxes

The Affordable Care Act needs tweaking. Bilirakis represents the 12th Congressional District, which includes all of Pasco and northern parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. "They had no provisions fo...More..

Israel blacklists Palestinian prisoners' fund as 'terrorist organisation'
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Israel blacklists Palestinian prisoners' fund as 'terrorist organisation'

Greenblatt and Abbas met at the Mukata, the PA presidential headquarters in Ramallah on Tuesday, in the second meeting between the Palestinian leader and a member of the new USA administration. and Israel to im...More..

World Cup Qualifier McGhee expects Scotland response after Canada flop
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

World Cup Qualifier McGhee expects Scotland response after Canada flop

It's must-win. That's dealing with reality. "So we will have a team ready for that challenge of "must-win" tomorrow". But the former Celtic boss will leave the lament of his time in charge until after Scot...More..

These Two Rivers Were Just Given the Same Legal Rights as Humans
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

These Two Rivers Were Just Given the Same Legal Rights as Humans

A court in northern Indian has given the Ganges and Yamuna rivers the status of "living human entities". New Zealand has recognized the legal rights of the Whanganui river . Billions of dollars have already ...More..

Two killed in explosions in northeast Bangladesh
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Two killed in explosions in northeast Bangladesh

The first blast occurred shortly after an army spokesman hinted that the commandos were set for the final assault on the extremists, after they had evacuated the building of the residents with the help of firef...More..

322 of new UP MLAs crorepatis, 143 face criminal cases
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

322 of new UP MLAs crorepatis, 143 face criminal cases

Besides, 107 MLAs (26 per cent) have declared serious criminal cases and this has risen from 98 MLAs or 24 per cent in 2012. BJP MLA from Chaubattakhal constituency, Satpal Maharaj, has declared his assets at...More..

Dozens killed in bombing at Damascus court complex
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dozens killed in bombing at Damascus court complex

The attack occurred inside the Palace of Justice, a courthouse in central Damascus , state media said. Last week, scores of people were killed - mostly Iraqi Shia pilgrims - in a massive double-bombing in D...More..

Donald Trump's bid to do away with Obamacare fails
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Donald Trump's bid to do away with Obamacare fails

Behind closed doors, the negotiations are said to have included an added series of amendments in hopes of making it more appealing to moderate and conservative Republicans. Since US intelligence agencies past y...More..

Air strikes likely behind fatal building collapses
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Air strikes likely behind fatal building collapses

Other officials said that hundreds of people had died in the strikes. Rapid Response spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Abdel Amir al-Mohammedawi said operations were on hold for the day, but would soon resume, wit...More..

Man held in Bengal for Assam unrest
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Man held in Bengal for Assam unrest

An officer of North 24 Parganas police said, "Assam police informed us day before yesterday that the two suspects were staying at Bajitpur village". Police sources said Subodh and Subhash were staying at Sen'...More..

Brittanee Drexel: Officers conduct new search in SC for missing Rochester teen
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Brittanee Drexel: Officers conduct new search in SC for missing Rochester teen

Officials have not said whether the remains of Drexel were ever found, The Sun News reported . The FBI announced last summer that investigators believed Drexel was killed after traveling to the McClellanvill...More..

Japan struggles to beat Cuba for 2nd win in WBC 2nd round
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Japan struggles to beat Cuba for 2nd win in WBC 2nd round

The game was halted after eight innings because of the mercy rule the WBC applies if one team is leading by 10 runs or more after at least seven innings. Tetsuto Yamada blasted two home runs and a double, drivi...More..

Irom Sharmila Reaches Kerala on 45th Birthday
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Irom Sharmila Reaches Kerala on 45th Birthday

On her birthday, one can only hope that Manipur remembers what the fearless fighter did for them and quickly forgets her political misadventure. Does her fight count for nothing and should her failure in her ma...More..

Trump's Wiretap Allegation: Nunes Revelations Indicate That An Investigation Is Necessary
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Trump's Wiretap Allegation: Nunes Revelations Indicate That An Investigation Is Necessary

Intelligence had legally monitored actions of the Trump transition , and maybe even some communications of Mr. Trump himself. In a statement to reporters Wednesday, he said that information was "incidentally" ...More..

Trump's Own Party Hands Him Health Care Defeat
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Trump's Own Party Hands Him Health Care Defeat

The once-certain health care bill victory threw into question the rest of the Republican agenda addressing tax reform , government spending and infrastructure funding. "We are going to be living with Obamacare...More..