• Britain's May meets China's Xi on visit focused post-Brexit
Britain's May meets China's Xi on visit focused post-Brexit

The government yesterday said it would hand over to parliament a leaked report that suggested Brexit would hurt the economy, trying to deflect accusations that ministers are badly prepared for leaving the European Union. It was announced after their meeting that JD.com, China's largest retailer, has announced plans to sell £2 billion of United King...

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  • Tempers flare at Cape Town water collection point
Tempers flare at Cape Town water collection point

However, organisations like the Gift of the Givers have called on people from Gauteng and around the country to continue donating water for Cape Town regardless of the warning from the department. Limberg said the amended by-law would expand on and encourage alternative water uses in Cape Town. "There has been nothing extra happening in the last ...

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  • Budget pro-farmers, healthcare pro-poor, will boost 'New India' vision: Modi
Budget pro-farmers, healthcare pro-poor, will boost 'New India' vision: Modi

He announced no changes for personal income tax rates. Khelo India constitutes 23.67 percent of the total sports budget this year. "As my proposals indicate, focus of the government next year will be on providing maximum livelihood opportunities in the rural areas by spending more on livelihood, agriculture and allied activities and constru...

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  • TMC registers victory in Bengal by-polls, BJP gains big
TMC registers victory in Bengal by-polls, BJP gains big

Continuing its good run in the state, BJP took the second place in both the constituencies. While TMC candidate Sunil Singh secured 1,01,729 votes in Noapara, the BJP's Sandip Banerjee got 38,711 votes. Shakti Singh Hada of BJP leads by 699 votes in first round of counting at Mandalgarh Assembly seat. Three years back, the BJP had managed only ...

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  • Michelle Obama Reveals What Life is Like Outside the White House
Michelle Obama Reveals What Life is Like Outside the White House

Obama said it's not weird at all to be down the street from her home of eight years-except for the fact that she now answers her own door. "Barack is working. She also spoke about the awkward moment on Inauguration Day, when Melania Trump handed her a gift during a photo op outside the White House. "I mean, this is like a state visit, so they tell ...

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  • Man says he sold ammo to shooter
Man says he sold ammo to shooter

Haig, with his attorney at his side, did do an interview with CBS News on Tuesday after it was learned he was the second "person of interest" named in a search warrant by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. This week, a Las Vegas court ordered the Clark County office to release the records but has so far failed to comply; claiming they were waiting for ...

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  • United Airlines denies peacock support animal to board plane in New Jersey
United Airlines denies peacock support animal to board plane in New Jersey

It wasn't so long ago that a writer for the New Yorker performed a stunt with several animals as a way of demonstrating the ridiculous extremes we've come to when it comes to accommodating support animals. In 2016, you might remember Jodie Smalley who boarded a plane from Seattle to San Francisco with her emotional support turkey named Easter. Del...

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  • Boosted by processor sales, AMD reports jump in sales, profit
Boosted by processor sales, AMD reports jump in sales, profit

The Firm has ATR of 0.53 that is explaining range of a day's trading is high-low; ATR expands it to yesterday's closing price if it was outside of latest range. The company reported EPS (ttm) of -0.08. North Star Asset Mngmt holds 0.02% or 15,330 shares. Dr. Su also confirmed plans to 'replenish [the graphics] channel environment [by] ramping up p...

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"Coalition for Nigeria is a pressure group not third force" says Obasanjo

It was not clear yet if the CNN has a working strategy with the much touted Obasanjo's Coalition for Nigeria (CN), which may be launched today, but the CNN maintains that its major objective is to defend the unity of Nigeria while proffering solutions on the ways to move Nigeria in the right direction.

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  • White House Scuttles Ambassador Pick Apparently Over View On North Korea Policy
White House Scuttles Ambassador Pick Apparently Over View On North Korea Policy

Ji Seong-ho grew up in North Korea in the midst of a deadly starvation. Despite progress in North Korean missile technology, "what he [Kim] has not demonstrated yet are the fusing and targeting technologies and survivable re-entry vehicle", Selva said .

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  • Budget proposal worth Rs 2,14958.75 crore presented for FY 2018-19
Budget proposal worth Rs 2,14958.75 crore presented for FY 2018-19

In his budget speech, Mitra also accused the centre of destroying unorganised sector contributing 45% to India's economy by the note ban move and unplanned implementation of Goods and Services Tax. In view of the upcoming Panchayat elections in the state, Mitra emphasised on agriculture and rural areas in his budget proposals though Banerjee claime...

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  • 'Modicare' in Budget 2018; Big Boost for Health Sector
'Modicare' in Budget 2018; Big Boost for Health Sector

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the general Budget 2018-19 in Parliament on Thursday proposed to introduce what he termed as the World's Largest Health Protection Scheme covering over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families with a family limit upto 5 lakh rupees for secondary and tertiary treatment.

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  • At least 900 miners trapped underground at Beatrix gold mine
At least 900 miners trapped underground at Beatrix gold mine

At least 40 workers had been brought back to the surface at the gold mine, with 900 miners still below ground at 3 Shaft at Beatrix, the union said. A major rescue operation is under way after 950 miners were trapped. The Beatrix mine is in Free State province, 290km southwest of Johannesburg. AMCU says it views the incident "as extreme" due to...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation expresses 'grave concerns' over secret memo Trump plans to release
Federal Bureau of Investigation expresses 'grave concerns' over secret memo Trump plans to release

Republicans , especially those closely aligned with Trump in the House, have argued the memo must be released because it details abuse of power by law enforcement officials. House Intel Committee Republicans voted on Monday to release that memo, despite Justice Department warnings that such a move would be "extraordinarily reckless " because o...

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  • Man killed in crash involving train carrying GOP lawmakers identified
Man killed in crash involving train carrying GOP lawmakers identified

Lewis later left the hospital and travelled to the retreat, where he meant to participate as much as he was able, a spokeswoman said. The train was carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia. The accident quickly became a security concern for police and security personnel tasked with guarding members of Congress, as lawmakers jum...

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  • Rocket fire from Syria kills teenager in Turkish border town
Rocket fire from Syria kills teenager in Turkish border town

Doctors at Afrin hospital issued appeals to halt the shelling, saying they were running dangerously low on supplies. The Kurdish issue has strained Turkey's relations with the U.S., its long-time ally and fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member.

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  • Ombudsman says it will not enforce Palace suspension vs. Carandang
Ombudsman says it will not enforce Palace suspension vs. Carandang

The inquiry followed a complaint by Senator Antonio Trillanes that Duterte had amassed 2.2 billion pesos ($43 million) in three bank accounts between 2006 and 2015, when he was mayor of the southern city of Davao, committing a criminal offence by failing to include them in an official declaration.

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  • Sushma Swaraj in Nepal, meets Oli
Sushma Swaraj in Nepal, meets Oli

She is accompanied by Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhle, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Ravish Kumar and other officials. The meeting between Swaraj and the CPN-UML leadership is expected to be the highlight of the visit as Oli is expected to form the new government within a couple of weeks.

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  • Manchin: Pence's Attacks Are 'Exactly Why Washington Sucks'
Manchin: Pence's Attacks Are 'Exactly Why Washington Sucks'

Still, Pence held firm. Vice President Mike Pence will visit White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, this week to visit a local business and address lawmakers at the Republican Congressional Retreat. Manchin, who faces a tough re-election fight this year, pushed back forcefully, saying Pence's comments "are exactly why Washington Sucks". Vice P...

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  • Shahid and Mira showstopper in
Shahid and Mira showstopper in "Lakme Fashion Week"

After the event, Mira picked a lovely picture of them and shared it on her Instagram account with the sweetest possible caption: "Oh, you make me smile". Shahid did just that with so much ease and you can see it onscreen", she said. Designer Anita Dongre's show was the biggest of Day 1. Award functions, weddings, B-town bashes, gym wear, airpor...

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  • Mueller seeks to interview Trump legal team ex-spokesman
Mueller seeks to interview Trump legal team ex-spokesman

Corallo worked as a spokesman for Trump's legal team, until quitting in mid-July -- after the events allegedly transpired on Air Force One. In the book, author Michael Wolff (a former USA TODAY columnist) asserted that Corallo quit because of his concerns about Trump's role in preparing a misleading statement for his son, Donald Trump Jr., about ...

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  • Canada passes bill to make national anthem gender neutral
Canada passes bill to make national anthem gender neutral

The new bill was first introduced in 2016 by Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, who had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) and who died later that year. Ontario Senator Frances Lankin, who sponsored the bill, said she was delighted. I'm guessing on a list of 20, this is about 20th for most familie...

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  • Sindh minister, wife found dead at their Karachi home
Sindh minister, wife found dead at their Karachi home

Police officials reached the site and said that the case was being investigated from all possible angles. According to the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Clifton, someone informed at the police helpline 15 about the incident. They termed the death of Bijarani a national loss, saying the country has been deprived of a seasoned and honest politicia...

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  • May arrives in China eyeing post-Brexit trade links
May arrives in China eyeing post-Brexit trade links

British Prime Minister Theresa May began her official trip to China on Wednesday with a visit to Wuhan University, where she announced bilateral education initiatives with a value of 500 million pounds. Although reaching agreement on financial services and regulatory cooperation will be hard, Blackwell said there was "a growing recognition arou...

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  • Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley proposes 10% LTCG for gains over 1 lakh
Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley proposes 10% LTCG for gains over 1 lakh

Most investors will attempt to book their profits made during the recent bull run and escape imposition of LTCG to be imposed post 31st January 2018. The Sensex plunged almost 300 points after the finance minister announced the new long-term capital gains tax was announced.

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