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Sudan leader steps down – a day after taking power in military coup

Sudan leader steps down – a day after taking power in military coup

World
The leader of Sudan's transitional government is stepping down just a day after the country's military seized power.Defence minister General Awad Ibn Ouf named General Abdel-Fattah Burhan, general inspector of the armed forces, as his successor as head of the transitional council. Mr Ibn Ouf said: "I, the head of the military council, announce I am giving up the post," explaining he took the decision to preserve the unity of the armed forces.Earlier, an army spokesman said it will not extradite deposed president Omar al-Bashir to The Hague to face war crimes charges, as it would be "an ugly mark on Sudan". Image: Thousands of protesters joined a sit-in near the military headquarters on Friday In a wide-ranging news conference in the c...

Netflix Takes Its 2 Biggest Steps Yet Into Hollywood

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Netflix NASDAQ NFLX 160 started off 2019 with a bang The streaming giant made Hollywood quake in its heels when it estimated that 80 million accounts had seen its hit original movie Bird Box in the first four weeks following the film s mid December release It also won Latest Articles in

Del Boy steps in to save Nelson Mandela house from demolition

Entertainment
The Only Fools and Horses hero wants the real-life block of flats that was home to the show's colourful characters to be listed and preserved.The building, Harlech Tower in Ealing, west London, is set to be knocked down and turned into a £1billion flats complex. Sir David agrees with outraged fans of the BBC sitcom who say the piece of British TV history should be saved from the diggers.He said: "Of course I do [want it listed], but they're not going to listen to me are they? What a shame."It was probably of its time, that's why we used it, it was great."There are plans for 1,950 homes to be initially built on the site, with more than 3,000 more planned.Meanwhile, the 78-year-old actor revealed he was prepared to reprise his role as the cheeky wheeler-dealer for a new Only Fools musi...
Take these steps to control your (over)reaction in the face of market volatility

Take these steps to control your (over)reaction in the face of market volatility

Finance
Gyrating markets, rising rates and significant market volatility will always create anxiety for investors and leave them with a bad, sinking feeling. Those big swings typically cause investors great concern, no matter the rise or fall. But what is the root of the anxiety? Behavioral science suggests that humans are "uncertainty reduction" machines. That's one of the reasons why we can get a reward for putting money at risk in the markets ... that is, if we stay invested. Which brings us to the market volatility in the fourth quarter of the year. Headlines relating to the Dow "plunging" more than 800 points back on Oct.10 &mda...
It's been a rough month for stocks. Take these steps to safeguard your portfolio

It's been a rough month for stocks. Take these steps to safeguard your portfolio

Finance
Many investors are breathing a sigh of relief following Monday's market rout and subsequent rally. That doesn't mean you should get too comfortable just yet. Even as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained about 650 points in the past two days, it is still down 5.1 percent for October. That makes it the worst month since January 2016. The S&P 500 has dropped 6.9 percent this month, the worst since September 2011. Financial experts emphasize that does not mean you should panic. But you should double check your strategy. ...