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Australian PM flags tax cuts, infrastructure spend in federal budget

Australian PM flags tax cuts, infrastructure spend in federal budget The Government has been flagging a reduction in the overall tax take, vowing to set a 23.9 per cent limit on the amount it collects in tax compared with the size of the economy. Since the questions were asked of voters a year ago, support has increased for spending on assistance to the unemployed (up 11%) - perhaps reflecting a consistent campaign to boost Newstart from business and social welfa... [Full Article...]

Ministers warn 'no free ticket' for Nigerian asylum seekers crossing into Quebec

Ministers warn 'no free ticket' for Nigerian asylum seekers crossing into Quebec He told reporters in Montreal today that Canada has been working closely with the United States over the alleged abuse of US visas by Nigerians seeking to enter Canada. The RCMP intercepted more than 5,000 claimants at the irregular border crossings in the first three months of the year and another 2,500 in April alone - triple the number of April, 2017. [Full Article...]

NEET: Over 13 lakh candidates appear for medical entrance exam

NEET: Over 13 lakh candidates appear for medical entrance exam Candidates were not allowed to carry stationery items like geometry box, pencil box, plastic pouch, pen scale, writing pad, eraser, mobile phone, blue tooth inside the examination hall. It may be recalled that Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced that every student from the state who travels to other States to appear for the NEET will be given train fare in addition to the m... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe crocodile attack: Bride loses arm days before getting married

Zimbabwe crocodile attack: Bride loses arm days before getting married The bride was seen slaying in her white sleeveless dress and the groom rocked a black suit. "Despite her pain and what she had gone through, she was smiling and laughing". Zanele Ndlovu, a former national tennis player, married Jamie Fox on Saturday in a chapel at Bulawayo's Mater Dei hospital where she was treated for her injuries, reports the Sunday News . [Full Article...]

CPI(M) leader stabbed to death near Kannur

CPI(M) leader stabbed to death near Kannur Shemaj was attacked shortly after the "fatal attack" on CPI (M) local leader, Babu late last night, police said adding political enmity was the motive for the two killings. "There was a RSS camp that was going on Kuthuparampu and this incident occurred after it got over". Following the twin murders, a tense situation is prevailing in Mahe and adjacent regions of Kannur district. [Full Article...]

White House Says China Trade Talks to Continue In Washington Next Week

White House Says China Trade Talks to Continue In Washington Next Week A surplus of $28.78 billion was reported in United States dollar terms, a sharp turnaround on the $5 billion deficit reported in March. China's top economic adviser will visit the USA next week to continue discussions on the ongoing trade dispute between the two nations after talks in Beijing failed to produce a breakthrough to avert a possible trade war. [Full Article...]

Cauvery dispute: Once judgment is delivered, implement it, SC tells Centre

Cauvery dispute: Once judgment is delivered, implement it, SC tells Centre Mr. Venugopal had in a previous hearing said that the Prime Minister and all the ministers were travelling and campaigning in Karnataka , which is facing polls on May 12. However, on Monday, pollbound Karnataka struck to its stand that it had already released water in excess of what it could in a "distress year" after it had received less rainfall than expected. [Full Article...]

Sun Zhengcai gets life sentence for bribery

Sun Zhengcai gets life sentence for bribery Sun was given a "lenient" sentence in exchange for his cooperation, the court in the northern port city of Tianjin said on Tuesday. However, it also noted that most of the bribes involved were "taken directly by certain affiliated persons", and that Sun had confessed to his wrongdoings, showed repentance and been cooperative in returning illegal gains. [Full Article...]

First days at home: United Kingdom royals release Prince Louis photos

First days at home: United Kingdom royals release Prince Louis photos The other photo, taken on April 26, shows Louis propped against a cushion wearing a white jumper and pants. In one picture, taken three days after he was born, the young prince is seen propped up on a white frilly cushion on a seat and is dressed all in white. [Full Article...]

PD: Multiple people shot inside Montgomery Co

PD: Multiple people shot inside Montgomery Co The police department tweeted to the public that there were "multiple fatalities". "We don't believe it's random", he said. Police say the suspect is known to them, but they can not confirm if the shooting was domestic related. Residents were told to shelter in place, and police set up a perimeter around the home. Officials have blocked some lanes of New Hampshire Ave. and Georgia Avenue, and ... [Full Article...]

North Korea Claims US Pressure Not Reason For Denuclearization

North Korea Claims US Pressure Not Reason For Denuclearization In the interview, Moon said Kim's desire for "complete denuclearisation" laid the groundwork for the summit between the United States and North Korea, although they would have to see if concrete steps were agreed at the talks. Relations between China and North Korea strained in the wake of the toughening of sanctions by Beijing, have improved after Kim visited the Chinese capital to meet with Pres... [Full Article...]

J&K violence: Mehbooba Mufti urges national leaders to show statesmanship

J&K violence: Mehbooba Mufti urges national leaders to show statesmanship Srinagar :Former Jammu Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Monday took on the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti saying that blood is the price Kashmiris are paying blood paying for you to remain CM & for PDP & BJP to remain "partners in crime". [Full Article...]

Kashmir Stands Still For Second Day Over Militant, Civilian Deaths

Kashmir Stands Still For Second Day Over Militant, Civilian Deaths Vaid, Indian Kashmir's police chief, told BenarNews. Police sources said a protesting civilian, Adil Ahmad, injured during the clashes was declared dead on arrival by doctors at the Kulgam district hospital. However, the police stopped the rallying traders at Residency road. As a part of Civil Secretariat march programme, Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while defying his house detent... [Full Article...]

Trump friend Tom Barrack was interviewed by special counsel team in December

Trump friend Tom Barrack was interviewed by special counsel team in December Manafort was seeking to have the bank and tax fraud charges against him dismissed in federal court in Alexandria, with his lawyers arguing that the alleged crimes have nothing to do with the election or with President Trump . Trump's lawyers debate whether to make the President available for an interview with the special counsel and brace for the prospect of a grand jury subpoena if they refuse... [Full Article...]

PDP kicks against Buhari's reelection bid, says Nigerians will suffer for it

PDP kicks against Buhari's reelection bid, says Nigerians will suffer for it The presidency said PDP's lecture on democracy and the rule of law is a desperate attempt to pervert history and the course of justice. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that his quest for re-election will further divide and impoverish Nigerians. [Full Article...]

Monday deadline for voter registration ahead of June primaries

Monday deadline for voter registration ahead of June primaries For others with no competition, however, this will be just another Tuesday. Republican leaders are nervously watching the West Virginia primary where former coal executive Don Blankenship has centered his candidacy around attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. [Full Article...]

Internal debate at Facebook as it considers a paid ad-free version

Internal debate at Facebook as it considers a paid ad-free version Facebook is reportedly researching whether or not an ad-free, subscription-based version of its site could attract new users. In any case there's no guarantee that an ad-free paid-for Facebook will launch, but what do you guys think? Facebook is valuable because basically everyone is on Facebook. [Full Article...]

China committed to peaceful settlement of sea disputes: Li

China committed to peaceful settlement of sea disputes: Li PM Li is on a state visit to Indonesia on May 6-8. "The Prime Minister said he is willing to support that", Mr Joko noted, adding that China will step up imports of a range of Indonesian goods, including palm oil, cocoa, swallow's nest (edible bird's nest) and exotic tropical fruits such as mangosteen and dragon fruit. [Full Article...]

NY governor calls on Schneiderman to resign

NY governor calls on Schneiderman to resign All four accused Schneiderman of striking them in various forms, with at least three of them saying Schneiderman slapped them forcefully across the face, according to the article. Schneiderman received an official referral for the review from Cuomo late last month. "I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018". [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama wants to see women 'fail upward' like men

Michelle Obama wants to see women 'fail upward' like men In her address, Obama stated that young girls are "taught to be flawless", and are still being held to a higher standard than men. Over the weekend, Obama also said she hoped women could fail up as much as men after emphasizing that she was "concerned" that more women voters did not vote for Clinton. [Full Article...]


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