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Trump hails 'fantastic job' on Asia tour, but ends it abruptly

Trump hails 'fantastic job' on Asia tour, but ends it abruptly En route to Hawaii, however, Trump was bullish, predicting a rapid closing of American trade deficits. And despite repeatedly attacking China during his campaign and promising to label it a currency manipulator on the first day of his presidency, Trump refrained from pushing his hard line on trade while on Chinese soil, going so far as to say he didn't blame China for taking advantage of the Uni... [Full Article...]

Prince William 'Didn't Know What To Do' After Prince Georges Birth

Prince William 'Didn't Know What To Do' After Prince Georges Birth During a discussion with a single dad called Billy from Chatham she explained some of Williams struggles after her births. Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge gave a glimpse into how she and Prince William parent: with difficulty. "But I am really looking at how to protect this lady from this man", she said. Middleton is reportedly stepping in for the monarch. Family action, a charity of... [Full Article...]

Lower GST rates come into force Over 200 items

Lower GST rates come into force Over 200 items The GST Council , during its meeting last Friday in Guwahati, had recommended that GST rates on almost 210 items, 180 of them in the top 28 per cent tax bracket, be slashed. The Finance Ministry later issued a statement listing the items, broadly grouped, on which the GST stands reduced to 18 per cent. Among the services are the restaurants for which the Goods and Services Tax was fixed at a unif... [Full Article...]

Scottish interim Labour leader Alex Rowley quits over harassment allegations

Scottish interim Labour leader Alex Rowley quits over harassment allegations Rowley had taken over the party leadership temporarily after Kezia Dugdale resigned, but now The Scottish Sun has reported on allegations of emotional abuse made by a woman believed to be his former partner. While he denies the allegations, Alex Massie said Scottish Labour could have done without the controversy surrounding Rowley. This was subsequently echoed by both candidates to replace h... [Full Article...]

Da Vinci painting sells for record US$450m

Da Vinci painting sells for record US$450m The bidding opened at $75 million and ran for 19 minutes. "We'll wait", said auctioneer Jussi Pylkkanen in a brief pause in bidding at United States dollars 300 million. Of the roughly 20 known contemporary copies of the Mundi, some by pupils or followers of the artist, none is of sufficient quality to support an attribution to the master himself, the auction house says. [Full Article...]

Roy Moore's lawyer tries freaky teen-dating defense with MSNBC host

Roy Moore's lawyer tries freaky teen-dating defense with MSNBC host In a rambling interview on Wednesday morning, Roy Moore's attorney, Trenton Garmon , tried to explain and defend the way Moore is responding to various accusations of sexually abusing young girls. "It's not a bad thing", Garmon said, as if he were in a position to pronounce judgment either way. Ruhle cut in again saying, "Ali is from Canada". [Full Article...]

World will not tolerate North Korea's 'nuclear blackmail', says Trump

World will not tolerate North Korea's 'nuclear blackmail', says Trump The state-run outlet called Trump an "old lunatic, mean trickster, and human reject". "Finally, President Trump stood up for American prosperity by promoting fair trade and new investments that will lead to new jobs for hard-working Americans", Haley said . [Full Article...]

Democrats file articles of impeachment against Trump

Democrats file articles of impeachment against Trump Several House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Trump on Wednesday, asserting that Trump has violated the Constitution. An increasing number of Democrats are pushing for Trump's impeachment. Republican National Committee spokesperson Michael Ahrens said of the effort, "House Democrats lack a positive message and are completely unwilling to work across the aisle, so... [Full Article...]

Australian Diplomat Plunges To His Death While Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage

Australian Diplomat Plunges To His Death While Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage However, The New York Post has reported that the game had been played just before Simpson's fall from the seventh floor apartment. It was then that Simpson, according to the Post , allegedly played a " trust game " where he would lean back on the ledge, trusting that the man would catch him before he fell. [Full Article...]

EBay Matching Other Retailers' Black Friday Deals

EBay Matching Other Retailers' Black Friday Deals Still, it's clear that Black Friday continues to morph from a day to a concept, and it's therefore now easier for shoppers to access deals without the frenzy that can be maddening at best and unsafe at worst. Black Friday still dominates, according to that research, which contradicts findings elsewhere about the encroachment of Cyber Monday. Black Friday is always one of the busiest and mo... [Full Article...]

Woman caught on video breaking into Columbia McDonald's through drive-thru window

Woman caught on video breaking into Columbia McDonald's through drive-thru window She then manages to squeeze herself into the restaurant through the small window and gets a soft drink. After placing the box of items on the window, the woman disappears from view and video jumps ahead about two minutes. "I thought it was amusing really. trying to get in there", said a customer as he left the McDonald's in question on Benson Drive. Take a look at the video below. [Full Article...]

Offbeat | Pope auctions Lamborghini to rebuild Christian Iraq

Offbeat | Pope auctions Lamborghini to rebuild Christian Iraq It shows the Pope signing the hood of the auto, which is sure to considerably bump up its value. The holy Huracan will now be placed safely in storage before being auctioned off by RM Sotheby's on May 12, 2018. They will also go to help female victims of human trafficking and forced prostitution and to two Italian groups which provide medical services in central Africa. [Full Article...]

Army Personnel Chief: No Change in Standards for Mental Health Waivers

Army Personnel Chief: No Change in Standards for Mental Health Waivers The Army initially issued the ban on mental health waivers in 2009 because of an epidemic of suicides among troops. The statement, however, didn't address whether the Army granted waivers to individuals who had practiced self-mutilation, such as slashing the skin with sharp instruments - a behavior that can signal deeper mental health issues, according to USA Today . [Full Article...]

Fox's Shep Smith meticulously dismantled his own network's beloved Clinton conspiracy

Fox's Shep Smith meticulously dismantled his own network's beloved Clinton conspiracy The sale of Uranium One , a Canadian firm with rights to mine USA uranium, to a Russian company is in the news again with the Department of Justice signaling it could appoint a special counsel to look into the matter. As Joe Becker and Mike McIntire also note in the New York Times , during that same period former President Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 to give a speech by a Kremlin-linked Rus... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump pauses 'major statement' to take two big swigs of water

Donald Trump pauses 'major statement' to take two big swigs of water Mr Trump was making a speech following his 11 day-trip around Asia when he suddenly decided he needed to quench his thirst. "Help me, I need water". Social media definitely noticed the moment, as did Rubio, Trump's former presidential primary rival. Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera. [Full Article...]

At least three killed in California school shooting

At least three killed in California school shooting The sheriff's office has not released the shooter's name nor his motive. Nor did sheriff's officials give details on the domestic violence call. He ultimately injured two children, but no students were killed. Nine other people also were hurt. Five others, including three children, were being treated at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, about 100km southeast of the shootings, hospital spokeswoman Nic... [Full Article...]

Election Commission asks BJP to drop 'Pappu' from its ad campaign

Election Commission asks BJP to drop 'Pappu' from its ad campaign The BJP on Wednesday said that it had discussed most seats for the Gujarat election, and would declare the list of candidates at the "right time". Election Commission has banned the use of word Pappu for upcoming Gujarat elections. "Before making any election-related advertisement, we have to submit a script to the committee to get a certificate". Also, the committee which examined the script sa... [Full Article...]

Escaped psych patient who flew to San Jose from Hawaii in custody

Escaped psych patient who flew to San Jose from Hawaii in custody Police say he left the facility around 9 a.m. and never returned. The "violent psychopath" in question is Randall Toshio Saito, who has called the Hawaii State Hospital home for almost four decades, according to police. According to NBC Bay Area News, Saito escaped Hawaii State Hospital on Sunday, November 12th. The statement continued: "To comply with federal and state privacy laws, the Hawai... [Full Article...]

Singapore mass rapid transit trains collide, 23 injured

Singapore mass rapid transit trains collide, 23 injured A joint statement by SMRT and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that "23 passengers and 2 SMRT staff sustained light to moderate injuries, and have been conveyed to Ng Teng Fong Hospital and National University Hospital". "It's an terrible day", Mr Khaw said. "There was a loud bang, and some commuters even screamed. We are deeply sorry for that". "As a result, the second train detected t... [Full Article...]

Ravishankar meets Yogi Adityanath as Ram Temple movement picks pace

Ravishankar meets Yogi Adityanath as Ram Temple movement picks pace UP Governor Ram Naik on Wednesday expressed hopes in Supreme Court about resolving Ram Mandir issue, and said that the verdict will be fruitful. Ravishankar, who also met senior Muslim clerics, including India Muslim Personal Law Board member Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangimahali, Hindu leaders and representatives of the social organisations, said that so far no one had given him any proposal wit... [Full Article...]


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