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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn grilled by voters

Mr Corbyn highlighted Labour plans to pump £250 billion into industry through a new National Investment Bank and create a network of Regional Development Banks as well as a National Transformation Fund. Sir Michael said: "All of these things have to be paid for. I had the balls to call an election". Younger voters prefer Corbyn, with 57% choosing Labour and 30% the Conservatives, but older voters still choose May. Read More

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GST rates, rules final; rollout on July 1

GST rates, rules final; rollout on July 1

Footwear costing up to Rs. 500 now attracts 9.5 per cent tax, and in GST it would be taxed at 5 per cent. Rest are taxed between 23.1-29.58 per cent, which in GST regime, would be levied 18 per cent tax. Earlier, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia had warned that any changes in prices of goods and services will be monitored closely. However, with customs duty of 10 percent, the total tax on gold is still high and would continue to have an effect on the jewelry industry, World Gold Council ... Read More

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Leonardo DiCaprio upset over Trump's withdrawal from Paris agreement

Trump formally announced his decision to leave the historic worldwide agreement after months of teasing the action. "Disappointed with today's decision on the Paris Agreement. Seated in the front row were aides who had advocated for the withdrawal, including EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and chief strategist Steve Bannon. Tillerson, a former Exxon Mobil CEO , had urged Trump not to abandon the deal but was ultimately overruled. Read More

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Internet extremism and how to combat it

Internet extremism and how to combat it

Google (which owns Youtube) Facebook (which owns WhatsApp) and Twitter were among tech companies already facing pressure to tackle extremist content - pressure that intensified on Sunday. ASIO director-general Duncan Lewis, above, in evidence given less than a fortnight ago to a Senate estimates hearing, referred to encrypted messaging - but made no mention of social media or tech companies - when discussing emerging terror threats. Read More

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Explosions kill at least 6 at funeral in Kabul

Friday's protest was held in the capital following a massive truck bomb attack Wednesday that claimed the lives of 90 people and wounded more than 450. While unusually large, Wednesday's truck bomb scarcely differed from a long series of previous high-profile militant attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians in Afghanistan since most global forces left the country in 2014. Read More

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Curfew, curbs persist in occupied Kashmir on third day

Curfew, curbs persist in occupied Kashmir on third day

Violence erupted yesterday at more than 50 places in the Valley including in Srinagar and Tral as stone-pelting youths were out on streets attacking security forces. Amid curfews and restrictions by the Indian government, several thousand people in the disputed Kashmir attended the funeral prayers of Sabzar Ahmad Bhat , one of the two militants killed in a gunbattle with Indian forces on Saturday. Read More

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Floods in Sri Lanka kill over 150, nearly half million affected

Floods in Sri Lanka kill over 150, nearly half million affected

A Sri Lankan boy holds a food packet as he wades through a flooded street in Colombo, Sri Lanka , Sunday, May 28, 2017. As of 29th May 2017, 07.00 hrs (local time), 164 people were reported dead, 104 missing; and over 471,542 affected. On Friday he said he was expecting two ships full of relief supplies to arrive over the weekend from neighboring country, India, to help meet the needs of the people. Read More

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Indian naval ship leaves for Lanka

Indian Navy has dispatched three ships to help in rescue and relief operations of Colombo . Mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed more than a dozen people with four others missing, Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardana said Friday. Read More

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Severe heatwave grips Delhi, maximum reaches 47 degrees

Severe heatwave grips Delhi, maximum reaches 47 degrees

While last week happened to be pleasant enough with temperatures remaining only slightly above the normal levels, this week has seen an unpleasant change in the maximum temperatures. As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, extremely hot weather conditions are likely to continue for the next 48 hours. "It was the highest temperature recorded this season so far", a Met official said. Read More

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Trump may block Comey testimony

Trump may block Comey testimony

It would be far easier for Trump to scuttle Comey's testimony if he still worked for the government, but following his abrupt, unceremonious firing last month, those protections are now out the window. Another moment Comey reportedly memorialized in a memo was Trump asking Comey to back off investigating his first national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Read More

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Leaders pledge to boost climate efforts after Trump decision

We are all custodians of this world, and that is why Canada will continue to work with the USA at the state level, and with other U.S. stakeholders, to address climate change and promote clean growth. "It's not a future we want for ourselves". Steve Bannon, White House chief strategist, was one of Pruitt's top allies in the West Wing as factions battled internally over the future of the Paris accords . Read More

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Trudeau Team 'Disappointed' Over U.S. Exit From Paris Climate Accord

Three Democratic governors have said they won't let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite President Donald Trump decision to withdraw from an global pact. Another prominent chief executive, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co, criticized Trump's decision. John Larsen of Rhodium Group estimated the United States under Trump policies was on track for a 15 percent to 19 percent reduction. Read More

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May and Corbyn set out opposing European Union 'no deal' stances

May and Corbyn set out opposing European Union 'no deal' stances

While May's Conservatives maintained their focus on terrorism after the attack on a pop concert on May 22, Labour said the prime minister's U-turn on care for the elderly on the same day left many questions unanswered. It is likely the results are somewhat influenced by Mr Corbyn's enthusiastic supporters - the Labour leader's activists have clearly been encouraged to engage with the survey. Read More

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Wenger regrets not bringing Man Utd midfielder Carrick to Arsenal

Wenger regrets not bringing Man Utd midfielder Carrick to Arsenal

But staff made a blunder when they spelt his name "Michael Carrtick" on the team-sheet. I'd like to extend my condolences to those affected by the events in Manchester and also those in London. "This game's now got extra signficance in the weight of what's happened over the last couple of weeks". Regarding the testimonial itself he added: "The atmosphere was incredible". Read More

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Press statement by Prime Minister during his visit to France

Press statement by Prime Minister during his visit to France

The newly-elected French president said his country was committed to India's fight against militancy. Echoing the sentiment expressed by PM Modi, President Macron said, "I would like India to stand behind France against terrorism". The prime minister said the accord is an "article of faith" and reflects the duty to protect the earth. Asked by the moderator whether India would side with the U.S. Read More

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Canadian among London dead: Trudeau

Before Trump's tweet , a Fox News host made a similar point, saying, "Notice we're not having a gun debate right now, because they didn't kill with guns". "They are bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism that preaches hatred, sows division, and promotes sectarianism", she said. Read More

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Why Trump Isn't Moving The US Embassy In Israel

The Palestinians are praising President Donald Trump's decision not to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, saying it strengthens the chances of peace. Zomlot says: "We are ready to start the consultation process with the USA administration". "We know that peace is possible if we put aside the pain and disagreements of the past and commit together to finally resolving this crisis", he said. Read More

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United States ambassador praises London mayor after Trump critique

Police shot dead the three male assailants in the Borough Market area near London Bridge within eight minutes of receiving the first emergency call shortly after 10 p.m. "She couldn't speak, but I got to see her and she gave me the thumbs up, so I knew that she was OK". "I do not want to see my children grow up in a world where they are afraid to go to the mall, or a concert, or travel the world", Scheer said. Read More

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Manchester Police release man with no charge in bomb inquiry

Manchester Police release man with no charge in bomb inquiry

Officials have not ruled out Abedi's acting as part of a wider network - a crucial question that arose last week because of the sophisticated and effective nature of the attack and the timing of his visit to Libya. As we have reported , Abedi's father and brother were also detained in Libya last week. 'We need the public's help in this. They are trying to re-create his movements before he detonated a bomb hidden in a knapsack at the concert and are trying to track a blue suitcase he was ... Read More

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After London attack, PM says Britain must contain extremism

While, to date, most Salafist jihadi terrorists have not been radicalised online alone, the widespread use of encrypted messaging app Telegram has allowed terrorist networks to communicate with relative ease. "This is yet another reminder that we live in dark and risky times", Scheer said in one social media post. Daniel O'Neill, 23, also suffered a seven-inch cut from his stomach to his back and was also recovering in a hospital, BBC reported . Read More

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Hackers could be from 'anywhere' - Putin

Hackers could be from 'anywhere' - Putin

In a trailer for an interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly released Sunday, the Russian premier says that he sat next to Flynn at a dinner in late 2015, but only made polite small talk. He said he had personally reviewed the United States intelligence reports which made the hacking allegations against Russian Federation, and that they contained no meaningful evidence. Read More

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UP: Minor raped in Barabanki, two held

UP: Minor raped in Barabanki, two held

Six criminals looted a family at the Jewar-Bulandshahr highway in Greater Noida region of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday early morning. Four women, who were travelling in the auto along with as many men, alleged that they were raped at gun point after they tried to resist the robbery bid, PTI reported. Read More

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Legendary southern rocker Gregg Allman to be laid to rest

They played in their first band together, the Allman Joys, in the mid 60's. Cher has been using her social media account to express her grief over the passing of Gregg Allman . All of those present at Allman's funeral wore jeans instead of suits, as requested by his estate. Although fans were not permitted inside the cemetery, they were able to look down onto his grave site from a nearby hill. Read More

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US First Lady Melania Trump is Catholic, spokeswoman confirms

US First Lady Melania Trump is Catholic, spokeswoman confirms

The Holy See said in a statement that the meeting was "cordial". However, he did seem warmer towards Trump's wife and daughter as he greeted them, and joked with Melania . US President Donald Trump has said he is " more determined than ever" to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. The group selected for the monumental meeting between the USA president and the pontiff was diverse, including family members ( First Lady Melania , daughter Ivanka , ... Read More

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London Mayor: Some injured in attack are in critical condition

It was not the first time Trump has been accused of using a terror attack to make a political point, and with Londoners still in shock Sunday, the president's tweets drew angry responses on both sides of the Atlantic. Police did not release the names of the attackers. A large area on the south bank of the River Thames remained cordoned off Sunday, and police told people to avoid the area. Read More

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Unsure of U.S., Asia builds new alliances to counter China

Unsure of U.S., Asia builds new alliances to counter China

Turnbull will also likely discuss the nuclear weapons threat posed by North Korea, having already joined US President Donald Trump in calling for China to put greater pressure on its neighbouring, reclusive ally. He is here for the second Singapore- Australia Leaders' Summit. Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) chief David Koh, who signed the agreement with Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Dr Tobias Feakin, said the MOU demonstrates both ... Read More

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German envoy to US downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

On Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted Germany is hurting the US with its trade surplus and because he says it's not spending enough on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military defense. Spicer went on to say that the quote from Merkel was taken out of context. "Given her experience with the Cold War, Merkel has long upheld and defended American ideals". Read More

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Ariana Grande returns to Manchester stage for benefit show

Ariana's manager Scooter Braun took the mic to pass a message on from Tottington High School pupil Adam Lawler, aged 15, who's friend Olivia Campbell-Hardy, from Bury, died in the attack. " Manchester , your bravery is our hope". "We need to show that we are not scared", he said, before joining his family in a frenzied round of selfie-taking. Read More

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Grande returning to stage Sunday for Manchester benefit show

In addition to Grande, Sunday's concert will feature performances from acts including Coldplay, the Black Eyed Peas , Justin Bieber , Miley Cyrus , Take That , Katy Perry , Usher and Pharrell Williams . Following the London Bridge attack on Saturday that left seven people dead and 48 others injured, fans were anxious that security concerns would prevent Grande from performing at the One Love Manchester concert. Read More

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Cant stop BJP with violence: Amit Shah

Cant stop BJP with violence: Amit Shah

He had said the BJP , which had won several Assembly polls in the country after the 2014 Lok Sabha election, would not be "fully satisfied" till it tasted victory in the Kerala Assembly polls. "The Muslim League has more or less consolidated the bulk of Muslim votes, and it may be a tough nut to crack". In a bid to reach out to the members of the Christian community in Kerala, Shah had met the heads of the Syro Malankara, Syro Malabar and Latin Catholic churches and discussed the issues ... Read More

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