The Sun Daily
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BEIJING: Chinese authorities have forecast a peak travel rush in the second week of China's 40-day "Chunyun," starting Friday, as man Chinese people are rushing back home for the Spring Festival, China's Xinhu news agency reported. More trips will be made in the second week from Jan 20 to 26, with the daily average likely to exceed 80 million trips, the Ministry of Transport said Friday. Chinese people made 520 million trips in the week ending Thursday, the firs week of the 40-day "Chunyun," referring to travel around the Spring Festival, u 3.1% year on year, according to ministry. Trips made on trains surged 21.9% to 61.7 million in the first week faster than the growth of trips made by other means of transportation. About 2.98 billion trips are expected to be made during the Spring Festival travel rush between Jan 13 and Feb 21, slightly up from a year ago, the National Development and Reform Commission said last week.
The Huffington Post
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Voice Of America
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The death toll from an accidental Nigerian airstrike on a refugee camp in the town of Rann has risen to around 90 people, and could be as high as 170, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement on Friday. Tuesday's strike on the northeastern town in Borno state, which had Boko Haram militants as its target, has led to an investigation by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). The inquiry's report is due to be submitted no later than Feb. 2. The aid group, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said the higher figure of 170 comes from reports from residents and community leaders. Explanation needed “This figure needs to be confirmed,” said Bruno Jochum, MSF General Director, in the statement. "The victims of this horrifying event deserve a transparent account of what happened and the circumstances in which this attack took place.” Borno is the epicenter of Boko Haram's seven-year-long attempt to create an Islamic caliphate in the northeast.
Politico
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This motion is made in good faith and not for the purposes of delay, Justice lawyers wrote. During a telephone conference Friday afternoon, Magistrate Judge Jason Libby agreed to put off the hearing for more than a month, from next Tuesday to Feb. 28, according to attorney Chad Dunn, who is fighting the voter ID law. We opposed moving it. This briefing schedule has been in place for months, Dunn said after the conference call Friday. A deeply divided federal appeals court ruled last July that the law passed in 2011 had a discriminatory effect, but the judges reversed U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos holding that the legislature intended to make it harder for African-Americans and Latinos to vote. The appeals court sent that issue back to Ramos for another review, which she is now scheduled to take up next month in her Corpus Christi courtroom.
NewsMax
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President-elect Jovenel Moise has pledged to stamp out corruption and strengthen Haiti's legal institutions, but even before taking office on Feb. 7, he faces a government allegation of money laundering. A political newcomer, Moise was declared winner of the long-delayed election on Jan. 3 for the Bald Heads Party of Haiti's last elected president Michel Martelly, although opponents have said they will not accept his victory. The Central Unit of Financial Intelligence (UCREF), a government institution, concluded in a report there were indications Moise had laundered money through a personal account he held with his wife. Moise denies the allegation. He said Wednesday that he had hired a lawyer to help him clear his name. The report is being reviewed by a judge. "I am a hard-working entrepreneur. I started from scratch but I have always acted with honesty and integrity," Moise said in a phone interview.
PCWorld
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The Washington Times - Football
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BOSTON (AP) - A judge has agreed to delay the start of testimony at the upcoming double murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez. Judge Jeffrey Locke said in his ruling Friday that jury selection will still begin on Feb. 13. But he said the selected jury won't be ...
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MarketWatch Headlines
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Royal Road Minerals Ltd. (CVE:RYR) said on Friday it has made an offer to buy Caza Gold Corp. (CVE:CZY) in an all-share deal. Holders of Caza shares that accept the offer will receive 0.16 of a Royal Road share in exchange for each Caza share acquired by Royal Road under the offer. The offer will be open for acceptance until 11:59 p.m. PT on Feb. 27, 2017, unless the offer is extended or withdrawn by Royal Road. The board of directors of Caza has unanimously determined that the offer is fair to Caza shareholders and in the best interest of Caza and Caza's shareholders, and unanimously recommends that Caza's shareholders accept the offer and deposit their Caza shares to the offer. As previously announced, Royal Road and Caza have entered into an amended support agreement, pursuant to which Caza agreed to support the offer. Royal Road also entered into amended lock-up agreements with Caza's largest shareholder and its directors and officers that hold Caza shares, whereby these Caza shareholders have each agreed to tender all of their Caza shares to the offer.
MarketWatch Headlines
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Global News
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Bleacher Report
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The NBA finally announced the 10 players who will start the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Thursday. Fans, players and media members all had a say in the starters for the first time in the event's history. Overall, the results were pretty good. The new system helped weed out some clearly undeserving players, such as Zaza Pachulia of the Golden State Warriors and Dwyane Wade of the Chicago Bulls, assuring us a better on-court product for the Feb. 19 exhibition. But not all of the starters were the most deserving candidates in their respective conferences. Let's look at the results, decide which starters weren't the best choices and then come up with three snubs who were more deserving. Results After a weighted vote that gave 50 percent of authority to the fans, 25 percent to the players and 25 percent to media members, here are the starters, according to NBA.
Bleacher Report
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The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will take place Feb. 19 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, and now we know who'll be on the floor for the opening tip. Kyrie Irving , DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named starters for the Eastern Conference b ased on votes from fans, media and the players themselves . Stephen Curry , James Harden , Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis will represent the West. Fans controlled 50 percent of the vote this year, while input from media (25 percent) and the players themselves (25 percent) rounded out the electorate. You can see the full voting breakdowns here . Surprises included Butler, who ranked over 200,000 fan votes behind Joel Embiid and Kevin Love in the East frontcourt but got a boost into the starting unit when players and media weighed in. Perhaps even more shocking, players and media favored Russell Westbrook over both Harden and Curry, but the guy averaging a triple-double was done in by a third-place finish in the fan vote.
Mondoweiss
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The Israeli government began building new homes for Amona residents last week, Ynet reported, as part of an agreement with the residents and the Israeli government to provide alternative housing to the settlers. “Once the plots were announced, landowners had 96 hours to petition the location of the designated land in the case that they were, in fact,on private Palestinian land,” Ynet added in their report. Last month, the Israeli Supreme Court accepted the Israeli government’s request to postpone the evacuation of Amona until Feb. 8 in order to to give additional time for the Israeli government to provide alternative housing for its residents. Haaretz reported at the time that the government plan would see the majority of them relocated to a nearby hilltop to lease, claiming that the property had been abandoned by its Palestinian owners.... http://www.
Newsy
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Phys.Org
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Where should NASA's Juno spacecraft aim its camera during its next close pass of Jupiter on Feb. 2? You can now play a part in the decision. For the first time, members of the public can vote to participate in selecting all pictures to be taken of Jupiter during a Juno flyby. Voting begins Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) and concludes on Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. PST (noon EST).
The Sun Daily - Showbiz
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During the interview, Akim and bandmates guitarists Zimie and Gijie also revealed a new ­career ­milestone for the band: Akim & the Majistret will be ­rocking the Dewan Filharmonik ­Petronas (DFP) stage on Feb 20 in a one-hour ­performance that will ­showcase 15 songs. It is the dream of many Malaysian artistes to perform at the reputable DFP. Akim & the Majistret will be following in the footsteps of such performers as Sheila Majid, M. Nasir, Siti Nurhaliza, and Yuna, who all have their moment in the DFP spotlight. Akim and his mates are ­determined to make their concert a ­memorable one. “Our concert in DFP is going to be ­different from [our] previous ­concerts,” says Zimie. He adds that the band’s music is ­usually loud and noisy but points out that certain songs ­cannot be performed in the usual way because of DFP’s ­superior acoustics. Playing such songs too loudly will ­cause a sharp reverberation in the hall.
The Sun Daily
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GEORGE TOWN: The silver chariot procession is set to leave earlier, at 7pm on Feb 7, during Thaipusam festival this year. Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) chairman P. Ramasamy said the matter has angered PHEB as the chettiars had decided to do so without consulting them. Ramasamy said he was shocked to learn the matter and said the move was 'irresponsible'. "Thaipusam falls on Feb 9 and the silver chariot procession usually takes of on the eve at 6.30am. "The announcement is made by the Chettiars' representative N Ramanathan and it is reported by Tamil daily Malaysia Nanban today," he told reporters at a press conference in Komtar today (Jan 20). Ramasamy added the Chettiars did not raise the matter during a logistics meeting with police chiefs on Jan 11. He said the Chettiars also did not object the Hilltop Murugan Temple's inaugural golden chariot from leaving 90 minutes before them, at 5am.
The Economic Times
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A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi said it would commence the final hearing on the pleas on February 21.
The Sun Daily
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