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Google's launching a toilet-locator tool to combat India's sanitation problems

The Urban development ministry and Google together will fight will the problem by providing people with the ability to search toilets in Maps by typing in related words, either in English or native languages. Interestingly, Google's seemingly going to allow people to rate loos based on factors like whether or not it's clean . According to the report, the Toilet Locator will be depending on "heavily on crowdsourcing" and will see feedback from people.

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Israel minister says Palestinian state over after Trump win

Trudeau refused to be drawn on what measures the U.S. would take should the bill become law, describing the question as "hypothetical". The United States and several other countries have also criticized the new measure by the Israeli regime to legalize illegal settlements built on Palestinian land.

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Trump attacks 'fools' at The New York Times

White House aides said Obama administration officials at agencies across the government remained legally barred from delivering the normal guidance and briefings to Trump's transition team because essential documents had still not been completed.

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Volution Group PLC (FAN) To Go Ex-Dividend on November 17th

BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.73/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.7/share. Liberum Capital reissued a "buy" rating and issued a GBX 692 ($8.65) target price on shares of Intermediate Capital Group plc in a research report on Thursday, July 21st.

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Iraqi forces attack IS, push deeper into east Mosul area

The group has also killed civilians suspected of helping the attacking forces, sometime putting their bodies on display around the city. Coalition forces have been helping Iraqi soldiers wrest Mosul - Iraq's second-largest city - from ISIS since October 17.

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Trump Requests Security Clearance for Son-in-law Jared Kushner in Unprecedented Move

However, once Mr. Trump becomes president, he would be able to put in the request himself. The so-called " blind " trust that Trump has used to hand his company over to his children drew skepticism this weekend, particularly after it was found that Trump's transition team included major donors, such as Steven Mnuchin, a financier with connections to both Goldman Sachs and George Soros.

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Chaos as ATMs play hide and seek

Banks are saying that they are trying to recalibrate their machine for higher denomination notes, it will take some days before they start tendering new high security Rs 500 and 2000 notes which is expected to ease pressure. ATMs, which reopened two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of two biggest currency notes, had people queued up since early morning.

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SBI Collects Rs. 1,14139 Crore In Deposits In Seven Days

He has also said "From 9 am till 11 am, we have issued almost 270 tokens, and the bank is busy doing the transactions, but we are running out of money, unfortunately we have stopped the transactions in between and just asked the people in the queue to deposit their money, and this has attracted a lot of wrath from them as they were standing in this atmosphere in order to get new currency notes!" A New Delhi businessman with connections to underground currency traders said it was still ...

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Georgia set to execute man who killed his ex-girlfriend

That option is available to someone who has a significant relationship with a death-sentenced person who "declines to pursue available post-conviction legal remedies due to a mental disease or defect". Attorney Brian Kammer, executive director of the Georgia Resource Center, which defends death-row inmates, filed a petition Monday saying there were constitutional violations during Spears' trial and arguing Spears wasn't mentally competent to make the decision not to pursue post-conviction ...

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China's Tencent Posts Q3 Sales Beat; Smartphone Games, Olympics Help

Net profit came in at 10.8 billion yuan, vs. analyst consensus of 11.5 billion yuan. Earnings per share were RMB 1.121, for the quarter. "In particular, our smartphone games and social-performance advertising businesses reported above-industry-average year-on-year revenue growth rates and continued to generate healthy margins", Tencent CEO Pony Ma said in a statement.

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Winding queues outside Chennai banks, many ATMs don't work

There were long queues outside the banks for the second consecutive day Friday. You can exchange your notes through the bank account of a friend or relative after taking written permission from them to do so and providing the respective bank with valid identity proof and the permission letter.

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Asian markets mixed as United States rally fades, dollar retreats

The Nikkei dropped 0.03 percent to 17,668.15 after opening a tad higher, while the broader Topix gained 0.2 percent at 1,402.98. China's Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.2 per cent to 3,199.27 and South Korea's Kospi shed 0.1 per cent to 1,982.31.

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Three WWII Shipwrecks Mysteriously Disappear, Growing Fear Wrecks Were Illegally Salvaged

The Netherlands defence ministry has confirmed that the wrecks of two of its warships which sunk in 1942 have completely gone, while large parts of a third are also missing. The shocking discovery was made by an global expedition which sailed to the site in preparation for next year's 75th anniversary of the battle, known as the Battle of the Java Sea .

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Dollar catches its breath after scaling 14-year peak

The strong dollar continued to exert underlying downward pressure on precious metals, especially as bond yields moved higher, although an important underlying feature ahead of the U.S. Sterling declined against a stronger dollar on Wednesday, having barely reacted to data showing Britain's jobless rate had fallen to the lowest level in 11 years, with investors focusing instead on the risks surrounding Brexit.

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Trump team mulls registry for Muslim immigrants, says adviser

Democratic mayors and police chiefs of major cities from Los Angeles to NY have long resisted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) demands for cooperation in tracking and detaining illegal immigrants. FiveThirtyEight citing Randy Capps of the Migration Policy Institute, reports , "the Homeland Security Department still has the resources it had in Obama's first term".

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Demonetization Day 9: Banks grapple with huge rush; most ATMs run dry

There were also reports of people depositing huge sums in Jan Dhan accounts – the zero balance accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana, and other accounts. Union home minister Rajnath Singh, addressing a Martyrs' Rally in Rewari on Wednesday, said that people will face hardships for at least another month, but added that it will be beneficial in the long term.

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US dollar hits 13-year high

The second instance occurred under Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon (who, as Kocherlakota referenced, was caught on tape pressuring Fed Chair Arthur Burns to leave rates low) which led to low rates and the high inflation of the 1970s. As we kick the week off the Trump factor will remain the dominating force out there, with the markets eager to receive more information regarding not only the make-up of his cabinet but also what his priorities will be as he enters office - what really is on ...

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Obama hails democracy -- even when it's 'especially complicated' -- in Athens

A crowd of roughly 3,000 protesters, some armed with clubs and Molotov cocktails, were marching towards the American embassy when they attempted to enter an off-limits area near Greek President Procopis Pavlopoulos' residence, where he was hosting a dinner with Obama.

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Three Eye-Catching Stocks : Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)

It recently traded in a range of $6.87-$7.56 at a volume of 26323749 shares. Its last 5-Year EPS growth stands at 49.41%; with earnings growth of N/A yoy. Jefferies Group started coverage on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. The 23 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV have a median target of 8.14, with a high estimate of 16.44 and a low estimate of 5.10.

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Google, Facebook Respond To Claims Of Fake News Influencing Election

But TechCrunch reports that simply eliminating these revenue streams may not be enough to circumvent the fake news issue. The post received more than 11,000 comments, many of which questioned Zuckerberg's optimism. For instance, Buzzfeed discovered that more than 100 fake news sites were created in a tiny city in Macedonia. Google said it is working on a policy change that will prevent its Ad Sense software, so its ad-selling software, from being used on websites that propagate ...

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What are Analysts opinions on: Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)

The stock touched 52-week High of $8.3 on Sep 8, 2016 and 52-week Low of $6.33 on Nov 8, 2016. The share price of $7.26 is at a distance of 14.69 percent from its 52-week low and down -12.53 percent versus its peak. The company has a market cap of $7.58B and now has 1.04B shares outstanding. Total Company net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 increased 3% over the same quarter past year to a record $891 million.

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Normalisation of ATM services will take another ten days : SBI Chairman

According to him, most banks were too busy handling customers and were unable to attend to the cash logistic firms. Things will become normal gradually. Although second Saturday is a holiday for most banks, the government has ordered all banks across the country to function both on Saturday and Sunday.

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Brexit ambassador Boris Johnson frustrates EU leaders

May has said she wants to cut these numbers while retaining "maximum" access to the European Union single market for British firms but European Union leaders have ruled this out, saying Britain would have to accept free movement of people. "To say "we could be inside the internal market, keep full access to the internal market, but be outside the customs union " - this is just impossible, it doesn't exist", he told BBC2's Newsnight.

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Philippine economy posts 7.1 percent growth in third quarter

On the production side, services posted a growth of 6.9 percent but weaker than the 7.2 percent growth in the previous year. While most economists expected the economy to slow after faster-than-expected growth in the first half, many of had said growth remained robust, with domestic consumption showing continued strength.

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Congress urged to bar US acquisitions by China state firms

The report says that the lack of reform in China has contributed to "rampant overcapacity" that poses a national security risk to the United States. The commission cited statistics that 84% of Chinese foreign direct investment a year ago came from private Chinese companies but also noted that the line between state control and private management can be thin in China.

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Donald Trump says only he knows finalists for Cabinet

But a well-known Republican moderate was pushed out of transition planning. Cohen, one of 122 Republican national security figures who signed an open letter last spring opposing Trump's candidacy, had written an essay last week in which he suggested that military and intelligence officials "continue to do their jobs".

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Demonetisation a crusade against corruption & black money: PM

Twitterati are going insane in the positive sense as far as response to the PMs recent currency demonetisation move is concerned. It was unusual therefore to scrap money creating a kind of undeclared financial emergency. Demonetization is the move for a "festival of honesty and integrity". Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said Modi, who did not come to the Rajya Sabha today, should at least be present tomorrow and possibly intervene.

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BOJ Fires Warning at Bond Market With Unlimited Buying Plan

The Japanese central bank also offered to buy bonds with 1-3 years maturity on Thursday. The US benchmark 10-year Treasury yield is now at 2.199 per cent, after reaching a 10-month high of 2.302 per cent earlier in the week. "Because the BOJ now fired a shot, people have probably realised that they don't need to do panic-selling", said Koichi Sugisaki, vice president of research at Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities.

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Dak Prescott says Cowboys 'our team' after Romo's concession

If Carson Palmer were to decide to walk away from the game after this season, Romo could enter the equation. His well-delivered speech also plays in the background. "I said that two minutes ago and I'll say it again. And we're excited to see him back out on the practice field for more extended work getting ready for the Ravens".

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Cash crunch to continue for one more week: Intel report

Chanchal, who was standing in line since 2.30 am and got the chance to go inside the bank 12 hours later, said, "I got Rs 4,500 exchanged, and it took me about half an hour inside the bank to get the money". "How can the banks run dry just one hour after opening?" The government says the demonetizing of big currency notes is expected to bring billions of dollars into the economy and tax base, which has always been hobbled by corruption and money laundering.

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Pakistan conducts military exercise close to Indian border

The main objective of the conference is to work towards regional security, cooperation and connectivity with a view to promote long-term peace, stability, progress and development in Afghanistan. He also said that unlike the Indian army, the Pakistan Army accepts and owns its casualties. Pakistan dismissed the claim and called on India to produce evidence to back it up.

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White House will shake up Trump: Obama

The news conference was held ahead of Obama ' s final foreign trip as president to Greece and Germany, where he is expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain.

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3 stores to stay open at Mall of America on Thanksgiving

Stores with exterior entrances have the option to open their stores on Thursday, but access to mall common areas will be restricted. Macy's , Sears and the Crayola Experience will be open on Thanksgiving Day , with all other stores keeping their doors closed.

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Rolls-Royce ramps up cost savings in 'mixed' markets

Sales at the marine arm will decline this year and again in 2017, Rolls-Royce said. "Overall, we remain comfortable that our expectations for profit and free cash flow remain achievable". Mr East said that, with the first phase of his restructuring plan completed, "it is now time to look further ahead". The company has previously brought forward earnings from contracts for it engines to negate the impact of most being sold at break even or a loss.

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Donald Trump appears to soften stance on range of pledges

Mr. Trump favors keeping in place protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, along with a measure that allows parents to keep their children on their insurance policies until the age of 26, the Journal said, and it also reported that during their meeting Thursday, Mr.


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