[DAWN] The body of Zim-bob-we's ex-president Bob Muggsy Mugabe Nonagenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case. Dumped in November 2017 when the Missus decided she wanted to be president, and opposed heer might against Crocodile Mnangawa Important safety tip: If your opponent goes by the name Crocodile andf your title is Shopper in Chief let him win.... was flown out of Singapore on Wednesday following his death last week, his nephew said, heading home for burial in a country bitterly divided by the hero-turned-despot's legacy.
Mugabe, a guerrilla leader who swept to power after Zim-bob-we's independence from Britannia and went on to rule for 37 years until he was ousted in 2017, died on Friday, aged 95.
His health deteriorated after he was toppled by the military and former loyalists in November 2017, ending an increasingly iron-fisted rule that sent the economy into ruin.
He died after receiving treatment at a Singapore hospital for several months, and a delegation including Vice President Kembo Mohadi travelled to the affluent city-state on a chartered flight to bring him home.
Early on Wednesday, a hearse transporting Mugabe's body left a Singapore funeral parlour bound for an airport and accompanied by a police escort, driving past a group of waiting journalists.
A plane carrying the former leader and the visiting delegation departed shortly afterwards, his nephew Adam Molai told AFP.
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[BREITBART] A majority of Britons back the 2016 EU referendum result being respected and Brexit being delivered, whilst a plurality want the Conservatives to agree an election pact with Nigel Farage’s party to secure a strong parliamentary majority for a no deal exit.
More than half, 54 per cent, of Britons agree that the referendum result should be respected, while just 25 per cent disagreed, according to a ComRes poll reported in The Telegraph. Further, more than one-third (35 per cent) of those that voted Remain in the referendum also now want Brexit to be delivered.
Last week, the Remain Alliance was successful in passing a law that would force Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...pro-Brexit British prime minister, succeeding no-Brexit Theresa May. BoJo is noted as much for his sparkling personality and his hair as for his Conservative policies.... to ask for a Brexit delay to January 31st, 2020, if a deal is not passed in parliament next month. Related to that date, ComRes asked Britons whether they agreed that Brexit should be delayed, with almost half (49 per cent) disagreeing while only 29 per cent said it should be delayed.
Fifty per cent also agreed that it was "fundamentally undemocratic" for some MPs to prevent the UK leaving the EU in light of Prime Minister Johnson’s pledge to deliver Brexit by October 31st, with or without a deal, with 43 per cent agreeing with a separate statement that if the EU makes no concessions on the withdrawal treaty that the UK should leave by that date in a clean break.
In response to the statement, "Boris Johnson should make a pact with the Brexit Party to try to get enough MPs to secure a parliamentary majority for a no deal Brexit," 36 per cent agreed, compared to 34 per cent who disagreed. Broken down by party affiliation, 89 per cent of Brexit Party supporters and 69 per cent of those who intend to vote Conservative agreed.
[ALMASDARNEWS] North Korea ...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche... n leader Kim Pudge Jong-un ...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished... was present during Tuesday’s trials of a "super-large multiple rocket launcher," South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday.
Yonhap cited a a report by North Korea’s KCNA as saying that Kim, who is also the supreme commander of the Communist state’s armed forces, "gave field guidance to the test-fire of super-large multiple rocket launcher again on Tuesday."
The North Korean leader said the test provided an opportunity to fully test the system’s combat operation, trajectory characteristics, accuracy and precise homing functions.
KCNA did not say whether the launch was deemed a success.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) said early on Tuesday that North Korea had launched two unidentified projectiles toward the Sea of Japan. According to the South Korean military, the projectiles were fired eastward, from an inland area in the South Pyongan Province in North Korea’s west.
The reports came against the background of Pyongyang’s declarations about its readiness to resume denuclearization talks with the United States.
[DAWN] Punjab 1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots.... chief minister's spokesperson Dr Shahbaz Gill on Wednesday announced that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had ordered that every deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and district police officer (DPO) in the province would be required to submit an affidavit that there was no torture cell within their respective station's jurisdiction.
The order comes after several cases came to light recently of suspects dying in the custody of Punjab police due to alleged torture.
Addressing a presser, Gill shared some of the immediate steps the provincial government is taking to deal with the situation. He said if an incident of torture occurs following the submission of the affidavit, a first information report (FIR) will be registered against the DPOs and DSPs instead of coppers and sub-inspectors as is generally done.
Earlier, Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) retired Capt Arif Nawaz Khan had also stated that FIRs would be registered against the DPO, DSP and station house officer (SHO) concerned in the case of torture or death in jug while the SHO involved in such incidents would be blacklisted for posting at any cop shoppe.
Gill further said that Chief Minister Buzdar had expressed a desire to form an independent board, the final form of which would soon be developed and enforced in the police. In the case of an incident taking place, media persons, school teachers and people from different walks of life would be included in the board, he revealed.
[FreeBeacon] Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) introduced legislation Wednesday to end nationwide injunctions after a California judge took action to stop a change in the Trump administration's asylum policy from going into effect.
The legislation, titled the "Nationwide Injunction Abuse Prevention Act," would prevent individual district court judges from issuing nationwide halts to new policies.
Earlier this week, a California district court judge reinstated a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration's new asylum policy, which halted its implementation. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the judge's decision Wednesday and allowed the policy to go into effect. Now that could be Yuge
Doing the job SCOTUS refuses to do. You think they're going to curtail the power of the judiciary. Come on now, 'professional courtesy'. If the Donks were smart they'd join in at the rate Trump is getting judges on the bench.
The 'Pubs had every opportunity to do this between 2016 and 2018 and like a lot of other legislation, chose not to. Now like the Delta Tau Chi boys in Animal House, they choose now to make a stupid, futile gesture. Assholes.
Lex is right, remember a Republican appointee in south Texas rained havoc on Obama's executive orders re: immigration using national injunctions. I think the better practice would be to setup an automatic accelerated appeal for every national injunction. Additionally, the Trump administration should be fighting lawfare with lawfare. The DOJ should get off its ass in Washington and seek friendly judges elsewhere.
The DOJ should get off its ass in Washington and seek friendly judges elsewhere.
Agreed, but I think one problem with that would be the 'institutional resistance' in the DOJ after Obama put so many of his rumpswabs on the payroll (there and everywhere else) just before he left office.
How about, if a judge issues a national injunction and it's overruled by either the circuit court or SCOTUS, the judge is then taken to the white house, tarred, feathered and set on fire. So they can still issue them but only at great personal peril. And to raise money, you can watch on Pay per view.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.