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It wouldn't be the first time this court would face a version of Trump's Muslim Ban; in February, the 9th Circuit unanimously turned down Trump's appeal after US District Court Judge James Robart blocked his original ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson is hearing arguments on whether to extend his temporary order until Hawaii's lawsuit works its way through the courts.
  • Jacob Zuma sacks finance minister in attempt to control succession

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    The meeting follows the president's instruction to Gordhan and his deputy to return home from an investor roadshow overseas this week. It gave no reason for Gordhan's removal. Volatile trading in the rand has since underlined Gordhan's reputation among investors as a guardian of policymaking stability in South Africa. In a dramatic late-night move to gain control of South Africa's treasury, President Jacob Zuma has sacked his two highest finance officials and replaced them with personal ...
  • Cabinet reshuffle to be announced

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    This a call to remove Zuma before he destroys our economy and our shared future. "Comrade Pravin (Gordhan ) has run that ministry with absolute cleanliness". Zuma is however expected to experience severe backlash to any changes to the cabinet. The SACP said it objected to that plan, while the main opposition said it would call a vote of no-confidence in Zuma over the matter.
  • Trump admin seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

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    The Paris Agreement seeks to phase out net greenhouse gas emissions by the second half of the century and limit global warming to "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels. He says the order will also create jobs, particularly for US coal miners . The order directs the EPA to review the Clean Power Plan as well as the emission standards established for new power plants which will be repealed or changed.
  • The adults finally made a decision to step into the Russian Federation investigation

    The adults finally made a decision to step into the Russian Federation investigation

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    Watts, who testified on a panel of experts as part of the committee's ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the USA election, has a military and intelligence background, largely in counter-terrorism. Later Watts told reporters the "trolling networks", which his research institute monitors, were disseminating propaganda about dissension in the ranks of the Republican Party over the vote for Ryan as Speaker of the House.
  • Texas church bus crash: 87-year-olds among the 13 killed

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    A total of 14 senior adults were on the bus and the driver was the only person in the pickup truck when the vehicles collided at about 12:30 p.m. on USA 83, officials said in a statement . The bus was reportedly carrying senior citizens back from a retreat. "As a church, we're waiting for some official news from authorities before we can speak to anything", he said.
  • South Africa's president replaces finance minister

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    Two days later, he has still not explained the freakish move, but the country has been consumed by rumours that Mr. Zuma will fire the two officials as part of a larger factional battle to get rid of his opponents and install his allies in cabinet.
  • Russia draws senators' focus in hearing on election meddling

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    He said if Deripaska wants to go to the United States and address Congress, "it's up to him" and he can go and explain why the accusations against him are "unfounded". "The world's super power, the American government needs to do everything we possibly cannot only to undercut what they're trying to do but to uncover what they're trying to do and help our allies prevent it from happening".
  • Cyclone Debbie hits Australia causing floods and catastrophic damage

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    The state's fire and emergency services tweeted a photo of the fallen bull shark, cautioning residents to avoid the floodwaters of the region. Cyclones in category three to five all correspond to Beaufort 12 hurricanes. Brisbane has already recorded a month's worth of rain in 24 hours but the worst is yet to come, with authorities saying the heaviest falls will occur on Thursday afternoon and evening.
  • Was Prince William mocked at a dinner held by the British Ambassador?

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    A man was shot dead at the airport after he allegedly tried to take a soldier's assault weapon. On Friday morning, the pair had been at a St Patrick's Day parade in Hounslow, West London, and clearly Kate did not have time to change after her engagement this morning - arriving in Paris in the same coat she had sported hours earlier.
  • Hungry spiders can eat every human on Earth in one year!

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    The story outlines that researchers estimate that the world spider population eats between 400 million and 800 million tons of prey each year. This means spiders eat at least the same amount of meat as all 7 billion humans on the planet combined, according to the study published in The Science of Nature journal .