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Garcia done with fighting Augusta

Defending champion Danny Willett got off to a miserable start with a quadruple-bogey eight at the first and along with Swedish world number five Henrik Stenson and twice Masters victor Bubba Watson, who soared to a 78, were among those who missed the cut, set at six over par in the year's first major.

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Congress Party Opposes The GST Bills in Present form in Lok Sabha

The council finalized five sets of rules relating to registration, refunds, returns, payment and invoice debit and credit. Four Bills were passed yesterday after the Centre did not approve amendments moved by the opposition parties. With just 3 months to go for GST rollout, the Government is also planning a massive outreach to increase awareness and get stakeholders trained and ready for the tax.

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Trump Hails 'Outstanding' Relationship With China, Without Citing Specifics

John Yang has a report. Having gotten through the talks without making any major, specific commitments, the Chinese president would seem to have won some ground - or at least some wiggle room - in the Trump talks. The widely anticipated meeting of the leaders of the world's two largest economies was largely overshadowed by the USA missile strikes at Syria. The U.S.

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N.Korea calls USA bombing of Syria 'unacceptable'

Trump veered from his previous opposition for the U.S.to get more deeply involved in Syria's civil war after the chemical strike by Syria earlier in the week against a northern city in the country where scores of civilians were killed. The statement said that North Korea, which regards Syria as an ally, was not surprised that this United States military attack was a "warning to us" and that it was another example that "we have to defend ourselves against imperialist aggressions".

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Trump congratulates United States military in Syria missile strike, including female Navy commander

Spicer was asked about Trump's concern over starting World War III during an off-camera press briefing about the US missile strike on Syrian airfields. In the first direct U.S. military action against Syria's government, at least six people were reported to have been killed after 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired at Shayrat air base in Homs about 4.40am local time from destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean.

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'Tremendous progress' in China talks

On trade issues, Trump called for China to "level the playing field" for American workers, stressing the need for reciprocal market access. Xi wished to establish the basis of a personal relationship with President Trump to show that growing a strong China-U.S.

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Grrrrr: Fresno, Sacramento make dog bite list

They say be especially careful when opening the door for a postal worker, as many attacks happen when dogs squeeze out and chase the mail carrier. That was two spots lower than last year's report , when San Diego was tied for second place with Cleveland.

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Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese GP, draws level with Sebastian Vettel

Hamilton, left frustrated by his team's pit-stop strategy in Melbourne, laid down another marker by clocking one minute 31.678 seconds to better a record Kimi Raikkonen had set earlier in the day during the second qualifying session. In the last 12 laps or so it was very, very hard to get to where he was. "I went out on the inters initially on the laps to the grid, and then I tried the slick which was impossible".

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Tesla Delivers 25000 EVs In Q1 2017, Model S Leads The Way

Its much anticipated mass market Model 3 will not be available until the very end of the year. In the first quarter of the year, Tesla's deliveries surpassed analyst forecasts and put the electric auto firm in pole position to achieve its goal of delivering 47,000 to 50,000 vehicles for the first half of this year.

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Seoul Test Fires Missile amid 'Little Progress' in Reining in North Korea

In a statement, the European Union called on North Korea to resume talks with the global community, "to cease its provocations and to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programmes as well as other weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programmes ".

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Five things to know about the United States airstrikes in Syria

None of the jets managed to take off and escape before USA missiles hit the target, the officials said , adding that all of the destroyed aircraft were jets - not helicopters. With so many factions and shifting allegiances among them, it is a quagmire. There are concerns, according to ABC News that either Syria or allies such as Iran or the Lebanese group Hezbollah - branded a terrorist organization by the US government - could seek some sort of retribution.

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Deal on Greek bailout possible, needed in coming weeks - EU's Moscovici

Tusk said he had "no doubt" there would be a breakthrough on Friday at the Eurogroup - the finance ministers of the 19 countries that use the single currency. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said the commitments would pass through parliament as soon as possible. Greece reached a deal on economic reforms with creditors over its €86bn bailout, marking an important step towards avoining a potential bankruptcy in July.

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Three more advertisers flee from Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show

A similar but slower retreat by advertisers led to the demise of Glenn Beck's highly rated Fox program amid boycott calls by African-Americans and Jewish groups in 2011. Carlson received US$20m from Fox to settle her suit. But Fox has struggled to put the issue behind it. Also Monday, psychologist Wendy Walsh, a radio and TV personality who once starred in a regular segment on O'Reilly's show, detailed a sexual harassment allegation of her own during a news conference in Los Angeles.

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The Sexual Harassment Crisis Is Bigger Than Just Bill O'Reilly

Almost 60 advertisers have pulled ads from his primetime program "The O'Reilly Factor" as a result. The incidents include claims of "verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances and phone calls in which it sounded as if Mr. Earlier this week, the New York Times revealed that Ailes is the target of yet another sexual harassment suit, this time from contributor Julie Roginsky, accusing him of urging her to date and have drinks with older men (like Ailes).

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Governor Makes Plea To Secure Tax Hike For Road Repairs

Jerry Brown's new cannabis regulation proposal. California drivers will pay more to drive in the state under a bill the Legislature passed Thursday to raise $52 billion from new taxes and fees to fix roads and bridges. "I'm working hard and it's not done yet - not done yet", Brown said as he left an annual memorial service for victims of crime. His pleas capped a week of cajoling and prodding lawmakers.

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Tesla's Record Breaking Delivery Rate is Great For the Model 3

With the new record, the auto manufacturer now looks poised to reach its goal of producing between 47,000 and 50,000 cars in this year's first half. Tesla surpassed Ford's value despite delivering fewer than 80,000 vehicles globally a year ago, compared to Ford's 6.7 million, according to Bloomberg.

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British man among dead in Stockholm lorry attack

The area is part of the "immigrant no-go zone", a term used by President Trump to refer the region in a speech in February. Earlier, Sweden's public broadcaster SVT reported that a bag of undetonated explosives had been found inside the truck, which was stolen minutes before the attack as it made a delivery at a restaurant.

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Bill to amend customs, excise Acts introduced in Lok Sabha

According to Jaitley, five sets of rules have been approved earlier namely, registration, return, payment, refund, invoice debit and credit notes. These four amended rules will be approved at the next meeting to be held on May 18-19 in Srinagar.

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OPEC deal: How long can oil producers maintain reduced output?

The rally stalled this year as USA output and supplies continued to grow. Marzouk said that if OPEC and non-OPEC producers fully complied to the historical deal reached previous year, "we may see a rebalance in the market in the third quarter of 2017".

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Indian police arrest alleged kingpin of U.S. tax scam

He gave no further details. US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson had earlier said that these call centres stole more than $300 million from their victims. He was a customary at rich late night parties in Mumbai and was additionally enamoured with the top of the line autos. He began working at the age of 16 with his "mentor" Jagdish Kanani, who had worked in the call centres overseas.

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Toshiba nuclear unit Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

Toshiba said Westinghouse-related liabilities totalled $9.8 billion as of December, making it one of the industry's most costly collapses to date; it had earlier estimated writedowns would swell to $6.3 billion. "While we are working with Westinghouse to maintain momentum at the Vogtle site, we are also now conducting a full-scale schedule and cost-to-complete assessment to determine what impact Westinghouse's bankruptcy will have on the project", Georgia Power spokesman Jacob Hawkins ...

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US strike on Syrian air base has limited impact on Assad

On Friday, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the Security Counsel that the United States "is prepared to do more, but we hope that will not be necessary". The Jaish al-Tawhid rebel group, located in the northern countryside of Homs, also hailed the attack, saying it's the "first step for the global community to shoulder their responsibilities".

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Governor Brown lifts drought emergency, retains prohibition on wasteful practices

As such, the governor's office will request that California legislators will act on brand new legislation in order to implement improved long-term water conservation measures. "We know that another drought will come, we just don't know when, so we need Angelenos to keep the conservation mindset that has grown stronger in recent years and keep using water efficiently".

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Nikki Haley: US 'Prepared to Do More' Against Syria

Apart from Russian Federation and Iran, the entire world applauded the military operation carried out by the USA against the Syrian regime early on April 7 in retaliation against the latter's chemical attack near Idlib, which killed dozens of civilians including children.

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Gormley wins $1 million Santa Anita Derby by half-length

The trainer and the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame member are headed back to the Kentucky Derby together. A son of Unbridled's Song, Battalion Runner is 2 for 2 this winter at Gulfstream Park, earning an allowance win over the promising Beasley in his first time around two turns on February 3.

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The Masters 2017: Jordan Spieth updated leaderboard after Round 3

He's worked to improve his fitness, health, golf game and mental approach the past six months and believes he's arrived at the ideal nexus to take the next step to major champion. The continually-underrated Rose had been biding his time before he got hot on the back nine. "I was disappointed with the bogey at 17 but then I made up for it with the birdie at 18".

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Trump presses Xi on trade, N Korea

In a tweet Friday night, Ivanka Trump said she was proud of her children, Arabella and Joseph, for performing for the presidents during their visit to the Palm Beach residence. "I believe lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away". A spokesperson for the North Korean Foreign Ministry said early this month the nation was "ready for war" with the United States.

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EU Leaders Must Hold Emergency Meeting if Greek Talks Fail, Says Tsipras

Heavily-indebted Athens and the European Union and International Monetary Fund have been deadlocked over reforms for months amid disagreements on debt relief and budget targets for Greece. Recession-weary Greeks are set to receive more frequent telephone and email warnings to make timely tax payments in 2017, while the government plans to create an annual day of tax awareness.

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North and South Korea face off in historic football match in Pyongyang

The U.S. strikes came as Trump hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida to press the leader of North Korea's sole diplomatic ally to do more to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. "Over the past four weeks, there have been unusually high levels of activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site", said 38 North Thursday, based on recent analysis by North Korea experts Joseph S.

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Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7R to Feature Smaller 3200mAh Battery

Samsung's sales over the cited period edged up 0.44 percent to 50 trillion won, the data also showed. Analysts now believe the main driver for profits this quarter was Samsung's semiconductor business. At the moment, very little information is known regarding the specifications and features of the Samsung Galaxy Note S8. Samsung, the world's largest maker of smartphones and display panels, has unveiled the Galaxy S8 smartphone last week, which is set to go on sales later this month.

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California Declares Drought Over

Brown's executive order continues prohibitions on wasteful water use such as hosing off sidewalks, watering lawns within 48 hours of a rainstorm and irrigating the turf on street medians. "CVWD has been among several water agencies lobbying the state to lift the emergency in light of the wet winter and heavy snowpack throughout the state", said CVWD General Manager Jim Barrett.

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Syrian opposition leader: Trump has a chance to save Syria

He said "These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a outcome of the past administration's weakness and irresolution". In January 2016, the OPCW announced that all chemical weapons in Syria had been destroyed. It comes after the United Kingdom backed USA airstrikes on a Syrian airbase where a horrifying chemical attack was allegedly launched. Once the threat from Isis has been reduced or eliminated, "I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilising the situation in ...

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Weather dampens USA job growth; unemployment rate drops to 4.5 pct

The two-tenths of a percentage point drop in the unemployment rate from 4.7 percent in February took it to its lowest level since May 2007. Critics warn against putting too much stock in the data, however, which calculate the veteran unemployment rate from a much smaller sample size than the overall rate.

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A Pic Of Putin In Makeup Is Now 'Extremist' Material

The Russian military sent an official message to the Pentagon and summoned the USA military attaché in Moscow to announce that it would shut down a hotline established to prevent accidental clashes in the skies over Syria. He said Moscow was either complicit or incompetent in its ability to uphold that deal. Moscow said the attack was a false pretext to launch an air assault against Assad's government.

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Tesla beats estimates, ships 25000 vehicles in first quarter

It now has 4,650 cars in transit to customers and they will be counted in the delivery figures for Q2 2017. Final numbers should be available in the next few weeks, and could include additional vehicles of up to 0.5%. Model 3 is expected to be the auto that will enable Tesla to etch for itself a name against the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes in India and other budget sensitive markets.


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