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Services to have 4-slab GST rates, no decision on gold

Speaking to reporters here following the meeting, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said that no consensus could be reached on the rate to apply on gold, and that the next meeting of the GST Council has been fixed for June 4. Where the automobile industry is concerned, the introduction of GST will have varying effects on vehicles. Economy class air travel will attract 5 per cent GST while business class will be charged 12 per cent, he said.

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Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

The amendment will require schools to offer facilities and single-stall bathrooms to students who don't want to use those based on their biological sex. All state agencies must undergo periodic "sunset" reviews, but they're often added to the safety net bill if lawmakers fail to reauthorize them in time.

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Liverpool in Champions League after beating Middlesbrough

I love this club enough to do my best every single day", he added. That's the end of our @premierleague season. "I am not saying we are already in, qualification is qualification, I am already looking forward to it". The Frenchman has faced a barrage of criticism and abuse as Arsenal's season unravelled again, but Ferguson has warned against a knee-jerk reaction.

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Cholera outbreak grows at dramatic pace: 'Extremely alarming'

Numerous victims are children, and experts say there could be as many as 300,000 cases within six months. Numerous remaining health workers in the country had not been paid for seven months, Zagaria noted. It peaked in December 2016 and never fully went away, amid conflict between Government and Houthi-backed opposition forces that has left over half the country's medical facilities closed or damaged, and the economy in freefall.

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Zverev signals arrival, beats Djokovic to win Italian Open

Djokovic suggested he would look to employ another super coach after parting company with his long-term coaching staff this month, but said he would take his time before making an appointment. Things went from bad to worse for Thiem , he punched another 3 errors in game 4 to fall 4-0 behind and we could hear another noisy celebration from Novak who had the match firmly in his hands now.

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Boston Celtics ride Kelly Olynyk's hot hand to the Eastern Conference Finals

Now it's time to see if they belong. Game 7: Monday, May 29, 8:30 p.m. To eventually topple the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors at some point in the not-too-distant future, the Celtics, their stars and their coach need to be making progress.

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Aide posts Clinton's practice video of avoiding 'Trump's unwanted hug'

The footage is a bit shaky, but Reines confirmed that it's the real deal in a follow-up tweet. A pretty accurate representation of what Trump was like on stage during debates? When he goes in for the bear hug, she slaps him with a high-five-turned-handshake, then makes a run for it.

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Vunipola out of Lions tour of New Zealand, Haskell in

The Saracens No8 appeared in considerable pain during Saturday's Premiership semi-final defeat to Exeter and now faces an uphill struggle to be fit for the start of next season. His brother Mako remains available but there are few back-rowers anywhere in the world with Billy's compelling mix of power and exuberance. "We wish him all the best next weekend and look forward to welcoming him into camp before we depart".

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OPEC crude production rises in April - IEA

Oil touched a five-month low of $43.76 a barrel in NY on May 5 amid slower demand growth and rising supply outside OPEC, particularly in the U.S. Kuwait is in full support of extending a multilateral crude oil production cap into the early part of next year, the country's oil minister said Tuesday.

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Transcript Of Trump's Saudi Arabia Speech Reveals A New Tone Toward Muslims

He said that every nation must shoulder the burden of rooting our terrorism from their countries. He described the fight against terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilizations. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While he has criticized President Barack Obama and others for not using the phrase " radical Islamic terrorism ", his staff sought to ensure that he not use it in the speech here to this Muslim audience.

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Amazon Echo Is Three Times More Popular Than Google Home

The major difference between the previous Echo products and the Echo Show is the 7-inch touchscreen that Alexa will be able to use to show the user things. One of the main selling points with this version of the Echo is having the ability to place and take video calls directly from the unit. In addition to the traditional features , Echo now can supports voice calling between Alexa devices.

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Intel sharing at heart of US, Europe talks on laptop ban

The Washington Post and other news organizations on Monday reported that President Donald Trump gave Russia's foreign minister and ambassador closely held intelligence obtained from a USA partner about an Islamic State terrorist plot to use laptops as possible weapons aboard commercial aircraft.

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Cop who shot dead unarmed Terence Crutcher beats manslaughter charge

Tiffany Crutcher says Shelby is violent, lacks training and should not return to patrolling the streets. Prosecutors have said there was no reason for Shelby to fire on a man who was walking away from her. "No justice! No peace!" Bynum said the Crutcher family are good people who experienced awful loss, and he also said need to recognize men, women of the police department are good people who put their lives on the line everyday.

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Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as Senior Thesis

Shaw grew up listening to Christian rap, and started to listen to more well-known rappers such as Kendrick Lemar and Chance the Rapper only two years ago. While he'd previously considered it just a hobby, it was his mother who suggested he write a rap thesis. His friends supplied numerous beats, while he taught himself how to mix the tracks into a polished product.

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In Saudi visit, Trump offers contradictions from campaign

United States president Donald Trump dances with a sword in hand during the welcome ceremony at Saudi Arabia. The president listed Hamas along with Islamic State, al-Qaida and Hezbollah as the world's leading terrorist organizations responsible for a "humanitarian and security disaster" of "epic proportions".

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Merkel's Conservatives Win Elections in Socialist Rival's Traditional Heartland

SPD state premier Hannelore Kraft quickly conceded defeat and said she would stand down as her party's local leader, which analysts called an attempt to shield Schulz from the fallout. Within minutes of the polls closing, the state's governor resigned, saying she took "personal responsibility for the defeat". "I am convinced that for the past seven years, step by step, we have helped this state move forward", Kraft said in the state capital, Düsseldorf.

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Oil rises on expectation of extended, possibly deepened output cut

While news of a proposal for a nine-month extension of output cuts helped send prices to a two-week high on Monday, crude remains stuck near $50 a barrel, less than half the level traded in 2014. "But it obviously is a challenge for the global market and a renewed threat to OPEC and their designs of keeping prices up", John Kilduff of Again Capital said.

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Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

A Rouhani loss could have slowed deal-making, especially with foreign investors wary of hard-liners' emphasis on economic self-reliance. This time there was no Rafsanjani; Mr. In contrast to its leadership, Iran's population is one of the most pro-American in the Middle East. In return, Raisi accused Rouhani and his administration of damaging the Iranian economy and allying with the West.

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U.S. foreign policy after milking S Arabia of $480 bn: Zarif

Tehran and Riyadh are regional arch-rivals which accuse each other of sponsoring fundamentalist militias aligned to their competing sects of Islam in war zones across the Middle East. Iran's hardline-led security and military bodies operate separately to the presidency and are close to the country's ultimate authority - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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S. Korea, US say N. Korea fires midrange missile

Kim said there's also a possibility that the North is conducting engine tests and other experiments as it pushes for the development of a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially reach the USA mainland. According to the Daily Mail, Kim Dong-yub, who is an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, believes that "if North Korea did indeed fire the Pukguksong-2 again, it might be part of attempts to stabilize the system before operationally deploying the ...

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Ford to replace CEO Mark Fields with James Hakett

In addition to Fields, Ford's Vice President (VP) of Communications, Ray Day will also be leaving the company and will be replaced by Mark Truby, who is now the VP of communications of Ford's Asia-Pacific operations. Investors also worry that Ford is falling behind its rivals. Fierce US rival General Motors' Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, with 238 miles of range, went on sale a year ago.

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Federal budget 2017: Scott Morrison makes promise of better days for government

On Thursday night, federal senator Derryn Hinch outlined details of a letter he wrote to the AFP asking for an investigation. In a post-budget breakfast address to about 100 guests at accounting giants PwC in Canberra , Mr Costello said the government's strategy seemed to be simply to rely on the economy growing, and debt as a share of the economy to fall.

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The Commonwealth has worked out how much the bank levy will cost

Based on Westpac Banking Corporation's balance sheet at 31 March 2017, the announced 0.06 per cent (or 6 basis point) Levy would apply to approximately $615 billion of Westpac's liabilities ('Impacted liabilities'). Westpac stated this equates to around 8 cents per share in the first full year of the levy, and 4.3 per cent of dividends paid - based on its full-year dividends of 188 cents per share in 2016.

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Australian iron ore magnate donates $300 million to charity

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, have announced they will give A$400m (£229m; $298m) to charity. The Australian chair of one of the world's largest iron ore producers recently made the largest ever donation by a living Australian to a range of charitable causes.

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Ottawa reconsiders Boeing purchases amid accusations against Bombardier

But the prime minister refused to discuss what other options the Liberal government would have if it follows through on its not-so-subtle threat to abandon plans to buy 18 of Boeing's Super Hornet fighter jets. "Today we are at a critical moment, " Conner told the seven-member U.S. International Trade Commission. Delta agreed a year ago to buy up to 75 Bombardier CSeries planes, a deal worth an estimated $5.6 billion based on the list price of about $71.8 million.

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Will seek Arvind Kejriwal's ouster if charges are proved, says Anna Hazare

Police have received a complaint from Mishra and are taking appropriate legal action, said DCP (North) Jatin Narwal. The allegation by Mishra, who was sacked from the AAP dispensation on Saturday night, came amid growing rumblings in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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Congressman Green Calls for Trump Impeachment on House Floor

Other Democrats have repeatedly echoed their thoughts. Then , on Tuesday , news accounts said Trump personally appealed to former FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Homes of P. Chidambaram and Son Karti Searched in Financial Misconduct Probe

INX media was owned by former media man Peter Mukerjea, who's jailed for allegedly killing Sheena Bora along with Indrani Mukerjea. At 3:05 PM: In a statement released by Union Minister Piyush Goyal, he shared that it is all because FIPB approval beneficiaries gave money to the firms belong to P Chidambaram's son.

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Julia Wilson Buys 11425 Shares of Legal & General Group Plc (LGEN) Stock

As per Wednesday, August 26, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 29. BGEO Group PLC, formerly Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC, is a holding company of JSC Bank of Georgia. The stock's market cap is GBX 1.23 billion. The Firm is a real estate investment trust.

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Iran decries new United States sanctions on ballistic missile program

Iran's right to strengthen its military capabilities is not a violation of the country's nuclear agreement with world powers, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Trump expressed his lack of enthusiasm for the nuclear deal brokered under his predecessor Barack Obama in no uncertain terms during the US presidential election campaign when he described undoing it as his "number one priority".

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Passport computer software failure at airports causes delays for global travellers

The systems, known as an Advanced Passenger Processing system, understood to have been provided by global industry-owned SITA are used to check and verify passports on check in, meaning lengthy waits for passengers looking to get through customs and on to worldwide flights.

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'Two-state solution key to solving Palestinian conflict'

Irritated by an Israeli request that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany Trump on his visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem - an image that would send the unmistakable signal that the new US administration regards a united Jerusalem as Israel's eternal capital - David Berns, a political counselor at the US Consulate in Jerusalem , reportedly responded that the Jewish holy site is in fact "part of the West Bank".

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Morrison budget avoids serious tax reform

The Treasurer said the funding included $13.6 million for building maintenance at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and $3.9 million for the National Film and Sound Archive for capital works and replacement of critical equipment.

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Turkey's Erdogan re-elected as party leader

Turkey's ruling party on Sunday reappointed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chief after a almost three year break, swiftly exploiting a key change agreed in a controversial referendum on expanding his powers. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he arrives for a congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara , Turkey, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

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Ford to cut 1400 jobs by the end of this summer

In a statement, Ford said it remains focused on "becoming as lean and efficient as possible" but didn't provide specifics on anticipated cost savings. But investors are clearly anxious that sales in the U.S., Ford's biggest market, are peaking. Ford is pouring billions into developing driverless cars, while sales of its conventional models are struggling to keep pace with rivals including General Motors Co.


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