As per the Israeli ministry, Hamas initially delayed the exchange for hours, claiming that Israel had violated the terms of their truce agreement. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement that there were 13 Israelis and four Thai nationals released. The Israeli military said on Saturday that the hostages released from Hamas captivity have arrived in Israel. Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office dropped a post on X, stating that 13 of their citizens along with Thai nationals are on their way to Israeli territory. — Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) November 25, 2023For the unversed, these hostages were released by Hamas post 50 days in captivity.
November 26, 2023 08:39 UTC
A bountiful bonfire blazed with red sparkles as hundreds of members of the 1st Claremont Scout Group and their families celebrated their 115th birthday with an end-of-year campfire, singalong and picnic on Friday evening 10 November. The group started in 1908 and was the first Scout group in South Africa and is one of the oldest in the world. “The evening included a giant campfire (made from timber from the old roof) with songs and performances led by the Scouts,” said the Claremont Scouts’ Group leader, Ian Webb. Cubs (aged seven to 10) and Scouts (aged seven to 17) sang campfire songs and chants while acting out “skits”. All three teams were led by 1st Claremont scouts.
November 26, 2023 08:30 UTC
By Brij KhandelwalAgra needs a proper War Memorial, considering its significant contribution to India’s war efforts in conflicts with Pakistan and ChinaAgra, the city of the magnificent Taj Mahal, holds a significant place in the history of India. The presence of the iconic Taj Mahal adds to the symbolic importance of having a war memorial in Agra. Tourists from around the world visit Agra to witness the architectural marvels and historical monuments, including the Taj Mahal. Moreover, a war memorial in Agra would play a vital role in preserving the memory of the fallen soldiers for future generations. The war memorial would provide a space for remembrance, reflection, and education, while also uniting the community in a shared sense of gratitude and respect for the armed forces.
November 26, 2023 08:28 UTC
Why is Coke not sold in Cuba? The Embargo:The primary reason why Coca-Cola is not sold in Cuba is the long-standing trade embargo imposed the United States on the island nation. Political Tensions:The trade embargo is a reflection of the political tensions that have existed between the United States and Cuba for decades. A: In recent years, there have been efforts to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba. In conclusion, the absence of Coca-Cola in Cuba is a result of the trade embargo and the political tensions between the United States and Cuba.
November 26, 2023 06:35 UTC
The National Dialogue Committee has agreed on key agenda of the talks but referred disputed issues for further consultations after a daylong meeting. Subsequently, the 10-member team adjourned to allow the technical committee to go through the text of the document to effect changes. By 7pm, both the National Dialogue Committee and the technical team were still holed up in a closed door meeting. “The Final Report and Proposals of the Committee shall contain a list of agreed issues and those not agreed upon. The Final Report and Proposals of the Committee shall be presented to the respective Coalition Leaders.
November 26, 2023 06:02 UTC
Nebraska 3 Minnesota 1 (25-19, 25-18, 21-25, 25-23)Tonight’s match was a completely different story than last night’s match. You can tell how much grit that Minnesota team has and the drive they have to get into the NCAA Tournament. Going down two sets can be a killer for most teams, but Minnesota dug deep and never gave up. She was one of the only players to show up last night against Wisconsin and she kept it rolling tonight in Minnesota. While they still ended the night hitting .235 overall, they will need to look to keep that hitting percentage up and focus on keeping those errors to a minimum going into post season.
November 26, 2023 05:04 UTC
The National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) on Saturday admitted to failing to agree on the matter while unveiling the final report of its deliberations. The report was signed by NADCO co-chairs Kalonzo Musyoka of the Azimio Coalition and Kimani Ichung'wah of the Kenya Kwanza Coalition. The Azimio coalition had argued that the cost of living had hit a record high owing to the new taxes introduced by the Ruto regime. “The Azimio Coalition will not enter into any agreement without first addressing the cost of living. Despite failing to hammer a deal on taxes, NADCO tabled four key proposals to address the cost of living.
November 26, 2023 04:43 UTC
To be fair, nobody had expected Sri Lanka to be so kick-ass. We had written scripts for Australian and Pakistani players as well, but we couldn’t swing those contracts in time. Sri Lanka went on to win the final (played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, back in the days when India and Pakistan were couth enough to co-host cricket events.) How else to explain why Pakistan’s match against India was in front of a massively hostile Ahmedabad crowd? Instead, let us resolve, as a nation, and as fans of the game, to stop caring so desperately about cricket.
November 26, 2023 03:40 UTC
National Dialogue Committee co-chair Kimani Ichungwa and former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka after signing the Bipartisan Talk agreement on Sunday, November 25, 2023. However, the two sides agreed on the need to reduce government expenditure through austerity measures as part of efforts to reduce the cost of living. In the agreement, the dialogue committee wants the government travel budgets reduced by 50 per cent. On electoral justice, the two sides agreed on the audit of 2022 electoral process. Another issue tackled is the impact of electoral reforms carried out just before elections with the dialogue team recommending that they become effective in the next cycle.
November 25, 2023 21:01 UTC
Isack Alio Shamo, a father of 16 decided to go back school after drought wiped out his livestock. Shamo, who returned to school four years ago after a devastating drought wiped out his livestock, scored an impressive score of 355 marks and received the news while in Nairobi. "I went to school because I missed the opportunity in my childhood, which was spent in the fields looking after my father’s livestock," Shamo explained. Expressing the importance of education, Shamo emphasised his commitment to ensuring all his children receive an education. Despite achieving a score that could secure him a place in a good secondary school outside Mandera, Shamo emphasised his commitment to his family.
November 25, 2023 20:56 UTC
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November 25, 2023 20:33 UTC
Pour yourself a glass of wine, light a seasonal candle, and get ready to ignore all those Black Friday emails. Ceramic Greek Coffee CupImage Credit: Uncommon GoodsNew York City’s Greek coffee cups –– called “anthora” –– are as famous as the city itself. Diet Coke CandleImage Credit: Vineyard Candle Co. on EtsyOne day, scientists will publish a study on the intense relationship between gay people and their Diet Coke. 12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent CalendarImage Credit: Uncommon Goodsif you’re like me, you never know what the heck to get the heterosexual men in your life for the holidays. This sassy gay otter with a limp wristFAG OTTER ALERT pic.twitter.com/Af2tTascZi — Mrs. Fury 325 #objectumsexual #coasterwife (@freshgaycorpse) November 21, 2023No, not that kind of gay otter.
November 25, 2023 20:04 UTC
Loki star Ke Huy Quan has shared a fun Easter Egg from the show that may have been missed by fans. The star played Ouroboros in the second season of the Disney+ show, which followed the titular character (Tom Hiddleston) and his ragtag crew as they navigate the multiverse. Quan, who found fame as a child actor in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Goonies, revealed that there was a reference to his Goonies character in Loki, though it could have been difficult to spot. "I wore it for one scene as a fun Easter egg. Loki season 2 is streaming on , with new episodes premiering on Fridays.
November 25, 2023 15:11 UTC
MELAKA: The younger generation needs to be given more exposure to the art of pantun (Malay quatrains) in order to uphold the cultural heritage, which is of high value, and prevent it from becoming extinct, according to a pantun activist. With over 23 Peranakan stage productions to his credit, Baba GT Lye is not only active in Malaysia but also in his country of origin. Last May, he staged a Peranakan theatre titled "Tak Sangka-Sangka Cempedak Jadi Nangka" at Balai Budaya Tun Syed Nasir, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka in Kuala Lumpur. Baba GT Lye attributed his love for pantun to his father, who would recite the rhyming quatrains while doing daily chores such as eating, bathing, or even while he was participating in family events. When asked how many pantun he had composed, Baba GT Lye said he was unable to provide an exact figure due to the fact that none of his pantun have been documented for future reference.
November 25, 2023 15:06 UTC
When Education cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu announced the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam results, John* was over the moon. His scores were English (78 - A), Kenya Sign Language (68 - B), mathematics (82 - A), science (72 - B), and social studies (78 - A). “He did not sit for Kenya Sign Language but he got those results. Her results were Mathematics B (66), Science B- (62), KSL B (70), English B (69), and SSR 73 (B). The Moi Primary School Kabarak administration has written to Knec to complain about their results.
November 25, 2023 14:36 UTC