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USA to ban airline passengers from carrying large electronics

The Department of Homeland Security is expected to announce on Tuesday passengers travelling on certain US-bound flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a new cell phone, United States officials told Reuters on Monday. The Guardian has reported , however, that Saudi Arabia's Saudia Airlines will also be named as an affected airline. "But, electronic kinds of issues like this on airplanes, I trust our appointed officials in homeland security to do that right and TSA to do ... Read More

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White House tries to distance Trump from campaign aides

More than that, Comey joined the long list of senior figures in both parties who have discredited Trump's charge that President Barack Obama had wiretapped his phone at Trump Tower - "No evidence" of that, he said. " Independent Journal Review wrote , " Trump has yet to provide any evidence for the claims " and quoted Comey's assertion that "no president could unilaterally order a wiretap of anyone". Read More

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Arrival of Bottas will push Hamilton to a new level, claims Fittipaldi

Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda now tells Handelsblatt: "As far as I know, there is currently an offer on the table that allows the teams to participate in formula one". I can't see him doing a [Fernando] Alonso and not winning for three seasons". Wolff believes that Mercedes has a proper fight on its hands this season if it is going to win its fourth consecutive world championship double. Read More

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SC notice to Centre, RBI over plea on old currency deposits

SC notice to Centre, RBI over plea on old currency deposits

After that the court would again hear the matter on April 11, it said. The government promulgated the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016, on 28 December going by which possession of old Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes after 31 March beyond a threshold amount is a criminal offence that will attract a monetary fine of Rs 10,000 or five times the cash held, whichever is higher. Read More

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China opposes trade protectionism, supports free trade - vice premier

China opposes trade protectionism, supports free trade - vice premier

Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang told reporters on Tuesday there are "many opportunities and space for cooperation" between China and Australia for One Belt, One Road, a subject he said Li would bring up on his Australia visit. China is our largest trading partner, with two-way trade of $150 billion in 2016. In this way, the countries hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Read More

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Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

The authors said "six factors - GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption - explain nearly three-quarters of the variation across different countries". SA is ranked 101 in the annual World Happiness Report , released on Monday. Top-ranked countries by average levels of happiness from 2014-16. The results are based on data from surveys that use six criteria to assess the happiness levels in each country: healthy life ... Read More

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Trump's wealth dwindled to $3.5b

Trump's wealth dwindled to $3.5b

His net worth went up, but not as fast as his peers. Joining Gates on top is the investor and philanthropist, Warren Buffet, with a fortune worth $75.6 billion, up from $60.8 billion previous year. Buffett's wealth was estimated at USA $ 75.6 billion. According to Forbes , the change in the total number of billionaires - up 233 since last year - was the biggest increase in 31 years. Read More

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Philippine President Duterte says no to same-sex marriage

Philippine President Duterte says no to same-sex marriage

Several ministers attended the meetings between President Htin Kyaw, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Philippine President Duterte at the presidential palace. "ANCRodrigo Duterte launched into a extraordinary rant directed at the European ParliamentRelated articles Why do you have to f*** with us, goddamn it?" However, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say police are carrying out extrajudicial killings and have warned that Mr Duterte may be overseeing crimes against ... Read More

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Sterling rises as investors eye United Kingdom inflation data

Meanwhile, food prices had a small upward effect on inflation for the first time since 2014. Within this category, prices for motor fuels made the largest contribution, with prices increasing by 1.2% between January and February 2017. Food is becoming more expensive as producers begin to pass down soaring import costs triggered by the pound's slump since the European Union referendum result. Read More

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TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 45

TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 45

High 44F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the afternoon. Partly sunny with a high near 73. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Overnight lows will stay well above freezing. Wednesday: A slight chance of showers. Read More

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Anti-Muslim leader's appointment as new Uttar Pradesh chief raises questions

The BJP won the biggest majority for any party in the state legislature in 40 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who flew in here to attend the swearing-in ceremony, also had some reassuring words. He warned the officials if they fail to take action in communal flare-ups in the state. A five-time parliamentarian from the Uttar Pradesh constituency of Gorakhpur, Mr Adityanath has a strong base of power in the east of the state. Read More

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Martin McGuinness, ex-IRA leader turned politician, dies at 66

Paying tribute this morning, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams desribed martin mcguinness as a passionate republican who worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation and for the re-unification of his country. By 2012 he was famously shaking the Queen's hand in Belfast. That triggered local elections in which Sinn Fein made major gains against the DUP and the two parties are now deadlocked, meaning that the British government could impose direct rule of Northern Ireland from London. Read More

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Donald Trump slides down Forbes list of world's billionaires

Donald Trump slides down Forbes list of world's billionaires

The Forbes list also revealed that the number of people with assets of more than 1 billion dollars jumped 13% from a year earlier to a record 2,043, largely helped by strong stock prices. At the top is a longtime staple of the Forbes list, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates , with a net worth of $86 billion. But not all of the trends were negative for Trump. Read More

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Cabinet okays key GST bills

Cabinet okays key GST bills

Central GST Bill: The CGST Bill sets the tax regime for levying and collection of GST on supply of goods and/or services that are happening within the boundaries of a state by the Central Government. It is expected that the implementation of the GST laws will drive the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country up by 1-2 per cent. The Compensation Bill provides for compensation to states for loss of revenue due to implementation of the Goods and Services Tax for five years as per Section ... Read More

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Yogi Adityanath as UP CM shows Modi still retains his Gujarat agenda

But it's also unknown to what extent the UP chief minister shares this vision when his main political preoccupations so far appear to have been Ram mandir, cow protection and the mythical love jihad. This comes a day after he issued a similar order to his ministers. "There will be no need for them to come through the bureaucratic channel as I will be easily accessible to all the legislators", he reportedly said, while seeking the support of all the 325 MLAs of the National Democratic Alliance. Read More

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US Senate begins confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch

Republican senators disputed the Democratic criticism. Several Democrats used their opening statements to emphasize the importance of judicial independence given Trump's approach to the presidency. Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch arrives for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Since Gorsuch was nominated January 31, numerous Democratic senators have pointed to one major red flag in his legal opinions during his time on the 10th U.S. Read More

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'No wiretapping on Trump by Obama' says USA intel probe

Congressman Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News Sunday he has seen "no evidence" of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, urged Trump to present his evidence if he has any. Schiff's remarks are at odds with the statements of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who said two weeks ago that he had not seen any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More

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MMA fighter guilty of torture beating of porn star Christy Mack

MMA fighter guilty of torture beating of porn star Christy Mack

Koppenhaver was found guilty on 29 of 34 possible charges by a Clark County jury, including sexual assault , battery, and kidnapping. War Machine whose birth name is Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver sentencing is set for June 5 at 8:30 a.m. During testimony, Mackinday alleged Koppenhaver abused and sexually assaulted her during the incident. Leiderman added that War Machine suffered the side effects of steroids and non-prescription stimulant and anti-depressant drugs that could have caused ... Read More

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Man named Saddam Hussain can not get a job

Man named Saddam Hussain can not get a job

Two years after graduating from Tamil Nadu's Noorul Islam University, the man from Jharkand realised the repercussions of his name. Despite ranking second in his batch, he still has not been able to secure a job. Saddam legally changed his name to Sajid on his passport, voter ID and driving license but his university rejects changing his name on the graduation papers. Read More

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RadioShack bankruptcy claims Indianapolis stores

RadioShack bankruptcy claims Indianapolis stores

Parent company General Wireless, which filed for Chapter 11 protection March 8 in U.S. Bankruptcy court in DE, disclosed its latest plan for closures late last week in court papers. In addition, the chain says it is closing the RadioShack portion of the 360 stores that it shares with Sprint, and evaluating whether to do the same in 971 other shared stores. Read More

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Bruins at Maple Leafs

Bruins at Maple Leafs

The first two periods were an odd mix of some exciting offensive action and smothering defensive hockey, the latter mostly from the Bruins. The Leafs" constant vow to "start on time' and not have to rely so much on Andersen faced an immediate challenge when the clock refused to run at the opening face-off and was stuck at 20:00 and acted up throughout the period. Read More

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