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World News Amazon and the law of the tax jungle
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Video and music stores have been displaced by the likes of Netflix, iTunes and Spotify, who already pay their share of GST in New Zealand. Revenue Minister Stuart Nash and Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri today announced the change at boutique Wellington bookstore Unity Books.

World News Why Jinnah's portrait at AMU: BJP MP
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UP Cabinet Minister and BJP leader Swami Prasad Maurya has reportedly said that Jinnah was a "maha purush" and had played a significant role in India's struggle for Independence. "Also, such people should be charged with sedition", he added. He said that Jinnah was honoured with a life time membership of the student union before 1947.

World News Arizona teachers at Capitol ahead of budget vote
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The teachers' original demands included competitive pay for teachers and support staff, annual raises, a restoration of education funding to 2008 levels, and no new tax cuts until per-pupil funding reaches the national average. The governor and state legislators struck a budget deal to get teachers some of those demands. Teachers have been out of schools since last Thursday, forcing public school closures across the state to increase teacher wages and school funding.

World News Has winning bidder: Lantern Capital, a private equity firm
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They announced in March that they would, in fact, be filing for bankruptcy. However, in the end, only three parties contended, which included Broadway producer Howard Kagan , Lantern Capital, and Sonar Entertainment. A new lawsuit alleges that Harvey Weinstein repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted a producer with The Weinstein Company over a period of five years, the New York Post reports .

World News Mueller threatened to subpoena Donald Trump over Russian Federation probe
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Obstruction of justice is a crime in and of itself. With all that mind, what conclusions might be drawn from the list of questions? Find comments that are supportive of Mr. His new legal team is still assessing that before making a recommendation, sources say. Will an interview with Mr. Trump take place? Will Trump ever face these questions? Did he fire Comey to protect himself from the Russian Federation investigation? Choose one question under that category that interests you, ...

World News Puppies used to traffic heroin in US
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When the Colombian puppy clinic was raided in 2005, officials said, 10 puppies, including Labs, a Rottweiler and a basset hound, were found - some with heroin already implanted. "These guys are evil geniuses in ways to think and hide the drugs, secret them", Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge James Hunt said.

World News Authorities ID Colorado man killed in chain-reaction Nebraska crash
Author: 0 Authorities ID Colorado man killed in chain-reaction Nebraska crash

One person was taken by helicopter to Bryan Health West Hospital in Lincoln. There have been a number of accidents, involving numerous vehicles and injuries. The accidents are causing significant traffic delays in the eastbound lanes. Visibility was considered poor in other areas of the state due to the gusty winds.

World News Toll from attack in Libyan capital rises to 11
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Security forces engaged in a gun battle with the assailants for control of the building, said spokesman Khaled Omar. But as several media outlets pointed out , it took place as officials were registering voters for elections that are expected to take place later this year.

World News The President of South Korea believes that trump deserves the Nobel prize
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Bolton was referring to Libyan disarmament, when Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi agreed to allow the US and its allies to dismantle the country's nuclear program and other weapons of mass destruction. "The only thing we need is peace ". The Korean War, which technically ended in 1953, was never formally brought to a close with a peace treaty. North Korea has invited the outside world to witness the dismantling of its nuclear facilities before.

World News Black Bear Eludes Police After Day in Tree
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It jumped onto a garage roof, then ran up another tree and was tranquilized a second time, falling to the ground. "The decision was made to tranquilize and get the bear to a safe area". They did release the children from the nursery school. "Police were unable to capture the bear", Paramus police wrote on social media. The bear had been seen earlier running around near a school's baseball field, and on Monday it was seen napping in a tree in neighboring Paramus for several hours.

World News United States slams Abbas' anti-Semitic rant as 'new low'
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PM Netanyahu said "Abu Mazen (Abbas) gave another anti-Semitic speech ". "Those who sought a Jewish state weren't Jews", he said, repeating a claim he made in January when he said that the State of Israel was formed as "a colonial project that has nothing to do with Judaism" to safeguard European interests.

World News Panasonic fined $280 mn by United States in bribery scheme
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Panasonic Avionics and its corporate parent have agreed to pay $281 million to settle federal allegations that it bribed airline officials and airline consultants in an effort to land lucrative inflight entertainment contracts. This not only was in breach of FCPA rules but also distorted financial information available to shareholders. Panasonic Avionics has also agreed to engage an independent compliance monitor for a period of two years, after which Panasonic Avionics will self-report for ...

World News NASA launches mission to study internal features of Mars
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Here's why the mission is so important for humankind. The NASA InSight launch will be two years in the making. After InSight lifts off, we won't hear much from it until it reaches Mars in November of this year. What Will We Learn From InSight? Bruce Banerdt, InSight's principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California said that their heat shield is not very similar to Mars 2020 but they some of the same processes of the same designs.

World News Japan's Abe meets with Abbas in Ramallah
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Abe touched down at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport and then drove to the West Bank city of Ramallah to meet with Abbas. Abbas reportedly called for a greater political role for Japan in proportion to its important political and economic size at the worldwide level, particularly after it has voted for accepting Palestine as a non-member observer at the United Nations.

World News Mystery after Macron and Trump's oak tree vanishes
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Mr Turnbull said trade between Australia and France was worth $9 billion in 2016/17. US National Security Advisor John Bolton told Fox News on Sunday that Mr Trump had not yet made his decision. We shall stand firm. The leaders of the U.K., Germany and France agreed this weekend that the Iran nuclear deal is the "best way" to prevent the country from becoming armed with nuclear weapons.

World News Apple reports $13.8B profit, despite slow iPhone sales
Author: 0 Apple reports $13.8B profit, despite slow iPhone sales

Apple's quarterly results topped Wall Street forecasts, which dropped ahead of the report on growing concern over the iPhone . Sales of iPhones, which account for almost two-thirds of company revenues , rose during the quarter, although total volume came in at 52.2 million units, a bit below consensus estimates of 53 million.

World News Countrywide rallies planned for Workers' Day
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On the the national minimum wage of R20 per hour or R3 500 per month, due to be implemented in the coming months, Ramaphosa explained this was a "victory" for the 6,6 million South African's earning less than R3 000 per month. The Congress of South African Trade Unions march will take their members from City Hall to Curries Fountain‚ while the South African Federation of Trade Unions contingent is expected to walk from Botha's Park and end at City Hall.

World News Feeling hot man opens emergency exit door of plane
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The incident took place on the intervening night of April 28 and April 29, when Chen (second name not given) tried to disembark from the plane at the Mianyang airport in the southwestern province of Sichuan, China. "When the door fell out, I panicked", the defaulter claimed. The airline, which was not named in the report, said it would cooperate with public security agencies in their investigation.

World News Youth Arrested by Police in Jehanabad Molestation Case
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Four other young men are still being sought, said police official Nayyar Hasnain. Two more arrests were later made. In a shocking incident that took place in the northern Indian state of Bihar's Jehanabad area, a minor girl was molested by 8 men in broad daylight.

World News Teen who wears Chinese dress ripped for cultural appropriation
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Daum said she wants to use her newfound social media notoriety in positive ways. Still, she understands some are offended. Perhaps if she had deeper knowledge of the culture and the meaning behind the dress other than simply finding the garment "beautiful" people would have been more inclined to accept her wearing it.

World News Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Brushes Off Apu Criticism
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Speaking to USA Today , Groening said: "I'm proud of what we do on the show". The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has spoken out about the current controversy surrounding one of his show's characters, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, and claims that Springfield's resident Kwik-E-Mart owner is a stereotype of South Asian immigrants.

World News Crucial Supreme Court collegium meet on Justice Joseph's elevation today
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Vacancies in the high courts have risen to a record high and, again, the government's clearly stalling because it wants a greater say in judicial appointments. Even the five-member collegium, comprising Chief Justice Misra and justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, will be very likely to explore threadbare the notice provided for this CJI by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad even though returning the file regarding the advice to Boost Justice Joseph as a apex ...

World News British PM faces Brexit challenges from her party
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The partnership solution could redress the Irish border question, as there would be no hard customs border between the United Kingdom and the EU. The Prime Minister has repeatedly assured voters she will stick to her manifesto pledge to take Britain out of the Customs Union, which prevents the country from making its own trade deals or choosing how to cast its vote on global bodies like the World Trade Organisation independently.

World News Chhota Rajan found guilty for Indian journalist's murder
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Another accused, Vinod Asrani alias Vinod Chembur, allegedly the main co-conspirator and financier of the murder operation, died of natural causes in April 2015 at a private hospital. The prosecution said Chhota Rajan's men - Satish Kalya, Anil Waghmode, Abhijeet Shinde, Nilesh Shendge, Arun Dake, Mangesh Agawane and Sachin Gaikwad - had followed Dey from his mother's house.

World News Former UUP colleagues round on Kilclooney over 'Indian' tweets
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Kilclooney's remark was met with condemnation and he received a significant amount of backlash online. Alliance Party leader Naomi Long told BBC NI that Lord Kilclooney was "an embarrassment". "My point was that the PM has upset Unionists more than Irish PMs had". This fact was not lost on Irish senator Niall O Donnghaile, who said he would ask the speaker of the Irish senate to contact the speaker of the House of Lords, "urging him to take appropriate action regarding yet another ...

World News Syria's war: Rebels to leave southern Damascus in evacuation deal
Author: 0 Syria's war: Rebels to leave southern Damascus in evacuation deal

The report circulated Monday says the U.S. Defense Department reported that in March the U.S. -led coalition staged at least 32 strikes on IS targets in Syria. The agreement concerns Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp that was a built-up residential area before the civil war. "The evacuation will be monitored by Russian police", Mr Al Khateeb said.

World News Army soldier in Alaska brigade dies in Afghanistan
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The Department of Defense said his death was under investigation. A soldier from Colorado was killed in action Monday while serving in Afghanistan. John Nicholson, commander of US Forces-Afghanistan, in a statement. Conde along with another soldier who was injured in the exchange but expected to recover were part of Operation Freedom Sentinel, a mission that began in 2015 to target terrorists as part of the war in Afghanistan.

World News SC raps govt for Taj colour change
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Observing that the monument had earlier turned yellow and was now going brownish and greenish in colour, the apex court pulled up the authorities for not taking appropriate steps to preserve and protect the Taj. When they replied that it has been over a decade, Justice Lokur replied, saying "well, you better go and take a look again". Construction, increasing pollution, and excrement from insects drawn to the nearby Yamuna River are thought to be among the culprits.

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