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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

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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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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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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Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

May Brent crude gave up 29 cents, or 0.6%, to $51.47 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London. This indicates the U.S. shale oil industry, hit by low energy prices, is returning to the market. An 8-9% slide in Brent and WTI crude futures since March 6, if sustained or extended, could also threaten discipline within OPEC and its 11 non-OPEC to adhere to their pledged cuts, prompting further sell-off. Read More

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Spicer tries to draw distinction between Trump's golf outings and Obama's

Coons, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Fox News earlier this month that he while had "no hard evidence of collusion" between the campaign and the Russians, "I think what hard evidence there may be will be discovered either through a full release of President Trump's financial interests and concerns and taxes, or the intercepts that I believe our intelligence community and Federal Bureau of Investigation have of conversations between and among Russian officials". Read More

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Nearly Half Of Canadians Want Illegal Immigrants Deported

Nearly Half Of Canadians Want Illegal Immigrants Deported

Almost 40 per cent believe the asylum seekers could make Canada less safe, while almost half disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the situation. Despite growing political pressure and public dissatisfaction, Trudeau has refused to stem irregular migration across the border. By comparison, 37 percent supported Trudeau and 17 percent did not know. Read More

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Fox News suspends Andrew Napolitano for Obama wiretapping claims

People familiar with the situation who could speak only on the condition of anonymity said Napolitano is not expected to be on Fox News Channel any time in the near future. This put Fox News in a odd predicament where they had to choose between defending what was journalistically verifiable, and their colleague. But last week, Napolitano insisted that according to sources, the Obama administration asked the British intelligence agency GCHQ to surveil Trump. Read More

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Saudi Arabia takes wait-and-see approach to U.S. oil

Opec's partners, including Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, have lagged behind in delivering their promised cuts, and Saudi Arabian production rebounded last month. "However, the key to market performance this week is the response to the United States lift in rates". The OPEC-led cuts are moving global markets in the "right direction" and fundamentals have improved considerably, he said. Read More

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Gorsuch Supreme Court hearings open to partisan clashes

He did give prepared opening remarks at the end of the hearing, saying that in his decade on the bench he'd tried to treat everyone who came before him "fairly and with respect". Advocates of a politicized judiciary "seem to think that the confirmation process requires only a political agenda and a calculator", Hatch said. Richard Blumenthal will be looking for Trump's Supreme Court nominee to demonstrate a willingness to stand up to the president. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation director: There's 'no information' to support Trump wiretapping tweets

The Senate and House intelligence committees are investigating Russia's hacking of Democratic groups and possible contacts between Trump associates and Russian Federation. "If we're going to protect the country, we need to know exactly what the Russians did, how they did it, how to protect ourselves, how to protect our European allies who are facing elections right now that the Russians are interfering in". Read More

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Warning of snow issued by Met Office

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

Later on in the week snow may also fall on high ground in the north of England. Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said: "This working week everyone's going to notice a distinct chill in the air". However weather experts measure spring from March 1 using meteorological seasons. Showers will continue this evening and overnight, again with the risk of sleet and hail in northern and hilly areas. Read More

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