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Global Arun Jaitley: Opposition devoted to cash dominated economy
Author: 0 Arun Jaitley: Opposition devoted to cash dominated economy

He said over 99 per cent of the money the prime minister had junked has returned to banks as it was genuine money of the people and not black money and only 0.0013 per cent of black money has been found. The finance minister also said that post the implementation of goods and services tax in the nation, a new transition phase had heralded in the country, which would make cash generation hard.

Global Backed fighters seize major Syrian oil field
Author: 0 Backed fighters seize major Syrian oil field

After the campaigns to oust the Islamic State from Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria, Al-Mayadeen became a major center of Islamic State operations, local media said. Lebanese media controlled by Iran's allies Hezbollah is denying the SDF's claim to control the oil field. The official Syrian news agency said troops regained full control of Khosham, a town on the eastern side of the Euphrates River that they lost a day earlier to IS.

Author: 0 Former FBI chief unmasks self on Twitter

The handle's username, "Reinhold Niebuhr," refers to a liberal theologian on whom Comey wrote his senior thesis as an undergraduate at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Though the account had never tweeted, it had liked 39 tweets by others. Alas, the only part of the Monday Comey tweet that has a clear meaning is the sentence about having to write .

Global Smriti Irani, Rahul Gandhi and the tale of Twitter bots
Author: 0 Smriti Irani, Rahul Gandhi and the tale of Twitter bots

The report which is being widely shared on social media, alleging bots behind Rahul's popularity on twitter further details the profiles of the users who are retweeting the politician. Recent reports had said that even with a tenth of Modi's followers, Rahul's tweets have been garnering more traction in the number of retweets. The BJP alleged that Twitterbots, or fake accounts, located outside India were behind the recent rise in Rahul's popularity on the social media platform.

Global Director James Toback accused of sexual harassment
Author: 0 Director James Toback accused of sexual harassment

During his meetings with women, Toback boasted of his sexual endeavours with the famous celebrities and would ask them "humiliating personal questions". It's a common thread among many women I know ... after someone mentions they were sexually abused by a creepy writer-director, the response is, "Oh no, you got Tobacked".

Global Robert Mugabe named goodwill ambassador by World Health Organisation
Author: 0 Robert Mugabe named goodwill ambassador by World Health Organisation

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he made a decision to rescind his appointment of Mugabe, 93, after listening to the flood of outrage and concerns voiced by global leaders and health experts. Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe's main opposition party, labelled the appointment "laughable". In May, Tedros was elected to lead the World Health Organization in part with backing by Mugabe, the former head of the African Union.

Author: 0 Lady Gaga poses with five former US Presidents at Hurricane Relief Concert

Democrats Barack Obama , Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush were on stage in College Station, Texas, to try to unite the country after the recent storms. Bush. Former first ladies Barbara and Laura Bush both attended the event, as did vice president Dick Cheney, ex-secretary of state James A. Baker, Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Global Box Office War: It's now Secret Superstar vs Golmaal Again!
Author: 0 Box Office War: It's now Secret Superstar vs Golmaal Again!

Advait Chandan, who made his directorial debut Secret Superstar , says actress Zaira Wasim, who plays the lead character in the film, is not a regular actor as she internalises a character and delivers performance. The leading trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office collection figure of the musical drama film. Vijay in Mersal (L); a still from Secret Superstar .

Global Dozens feared dead in attacks in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Dozens feared dead in attacks in Afghanistan

He then detonated an explosive, the Afghan interior ministry said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack. The blast occurred in Kabul's Imam Zaman mosque as Shiite worshippers gave evening prayers in the western Dasht-e-Barchi district of the city.

Global Bush skewers President Trump without using his name in impassioned speech
Author: 0 Bush skewers President Trump without using his name in impassioned speech

And while we can call on each other to do better, there are 320 million people in the United States; it's absurd to expect them to agree on much of anything, and it would be destructive to try to paper over all their differences. "This means that people of every race, religion, and ethnicity can be fully and equally American", he said. Former presidents Barack Obama and George Bush spoke at separate, miles-apart events Thursday, but had a similar message.

Global Egyptian police officers killed in shootout with militants
Author: 0 Egyptian police officers killed in shootout with militants

In the name of combating the Islamist militancy, critics say he has suppressed political and social freedoms and jailed thousands of Islamists. It is blamed for the killing of hundreds of soldiers and policemen and has started to target other areas, including Egypt's Christian Copts.

Global Now is a good time to actually see the planet Uranus
Author: 0 Now is a good time to actually see the planet Uranus

If you missed Uranus last night, don't worry, social media has you covered. If you're able to get an un-obscured view of the heavens, you might just get the chance to see that most elusive and lovely of sights: Uranus. Tonight, the planet will reach its highest point in the sky at around 00:35 GMT, nearly exactly due south. "We've actually been looking at Uranus for a couple of months now but it's a more convenient and human-friendly viewing time ".

Global Hindu community celebrating Diwali
Author: 0 Hindu community celebrating Diwali

Celebrations of Diwali can last up to five days when celebrated in Nepal, and two or three in different regions of India. Diwali or Deepawali is the Hindu festival of lights which celebrates the victory of good over evil. "It is a time for reflection and renewal, and a time for peace". "As we gather for the lovely Festival of Lights this year, we reflect on the opportunity each of us has to overcome our differences with one another and find ways to be of service to others", Gabbard said.

Global Storm Brian set to batter United Kingdom with heavy rain and 70mph winds
Author: 0 Storm Brian set to batter United Kingdom with heavy rain and 70mph winds

Speaking with the Irish Independent , Met Eireann's John Eagleton said that Storm Brian will not possess almost as much destructive capability as Ophelia but that it will "hit the United Kingdom". The strongest winds will pound the United Kingdom over Sunday before diminishing in force by the end of the weekend. "At the moment, we don't expect the same level of impacts for the United Kingdom", he said.

Global Iowa gets $1.5 million in settlement with GM over ignition switches
Author: 0 Iowa gets $1.5 million in settlement with GM over ignition switches

GM continued to market the reliability and safety of its motor vehicles, which were equipped with the defective ignition switch. Individual families have already settled with GM over the ignition switch problem that impacted about 9-million GM cars recalled nationally - and 412,000 cars recalled in Pennsylvania.

Global Volvo's Polestar Electric Cars Will Be Sold Online
Author: 0 Volvo's Polestar Electric Cars Will Be Sold Online

China has set strict quotas for electric and hybrid vehicles that carmakers need to hit by 2019 and has begun looking at an eventual ban on the production and sale of cars using fossil fuels. It will be built at the Polestar Production Centre in Chengdu, China. Polestar will also move away from today's traditional ownership model. Polestar cars will be sold "100 percent online", though the brand plans to open Polestar Spaces around the world so people can check out the vehicles in person.

Global 7 policemen killed, 22 hurt in explosion in Pakistan
Author: 0 7 policemen killed, 22 hurt in explosion in Pakistan

At least nine security personnel and a civilian were killed in separate terror attacks in Pakistan's southwest and northwest on Wednesday. Seven people were killed and 22 others injured on Wednesday morning when a roadside bomb hit a police truck in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta .

Global Almost 300 Rohingya villages torched in Myanmar: HRW
Author: 0 Almost 300 Rohingya villages torched in Myanmar: HRW

Amnesty said fleeing Rohingya had identified attackers as wearing uniforms of the Myanmar military's Western Command, the 33rd Light Infantry Division and border police. It said the council should explore options for bringing the perpetrators to justice under worldwide law if Myanmar authorities do not act swiftly. Several said that they were stopped by Bangladeshi border guards and spent the night in muddy rice fields.

Global Dublin Bus withdrawing all services as ex-Hurricane Ophelia nears
Author: 0 Dublin Bus withdrawing all services as ex-Hurricane Ophelia nears

The Department of Education has urged schools in those areas to consider not opening. It says the decision has been taken in line with advice to the public not to travel . Irish Rail have announced that all remaining departures for today on all routes - DART, Dublin Commuter, Intercity, Cork Commuter and Regional - are now suspended for the remainder of today, due to weather warnings for Hurricane Ophelia.

Global Runaway Cow On The Loose In Brooklyn's Prospect Park
Author: 0 Runaway Cow On The Loose In Brooklyn's Prospect Park

On its way into the Parade Ground, the animal knocked over a 1-year-old girl in a stroller. Authorities said that they began receiving reports of a cow running through the streets of South Slope near 17th street Tuesday morning. This is at least the third cow to run free in New York City since the start of 2016. The NYPD's Emergency Services Unit trapped the bull in a dugout near Coney Island and Caton Aves., where the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) used a tranquilizer to sedate ...

Global Time running out for Nafta talks, set to be extended
Author: 0 Time running out for Nafta talks, set to be extended

Canadian and Mexican officials are loosely allied with US industry, farm and services lobbying groups that oppose the Trump proposals and are stepping up their efforts to persuade administration officials to ease them. Mexico's Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade said on Monday that the peso's recent depreciation reflects uncertainty about the NAFTA renegotiation process and questions about how quickly the U.S.

Global Nuclear war may break out any time, warns North Korea
Author: 0 Nuclear war may break out any time, warns North Korea

This time, it comes courtesy of the country's deputy United Nations ambassador, who warned on Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula has now reached a stage where " nuclear war may break out at any moment". Following North Korea's most powerful nuclear test, the U.N. Security Council capped North Korean imports of crude oil, but China and Russian Federation resisted an outright ban.

Author: 0 Israel Retaliates After Syrian Missile Attack

This appears to be giving Israeli officials a sense that they're entitled to attack Syria whenever the mood strikes, and led to a furious reaction overnight when Israeli warplanes were raiding Syria, and came under fire from Syrian air defenses .

Global Trump reportedly joked that Mike Pence 'wants to hang all gay people'
Author: 0 Trump reportedly joked that Mike Pence 'wants to hang all gay people'

Apparently, Trump is prone to asking people who have just met with the vice-president, " Did Mike make you pray? ". Pence also signed a bill in 2016 that placed new restrictions on abortion providers and made in the only state requiring a burial or cremation of fetal remains from an abortion.

Author: 0 AirAsia Australia-Indonesia Flight Drops 22000 Feet Minutes After Taking Off

When the oxygen masks dropped, panicked passengers turned to the crew for advice but say they were just as scared. "We were more anxious because of how panicked they were", she added. AirAsia apologised for the scare on yesterday's Perth to Bali flight, blaming a "technical issue" without elaborating on the cause. She added that they were pretty much saying goodbye to each other and that it was really upsetting.

Global Taj was built by traitors, says BJP's Sangeet Som
Author: 0 Taj was built by traitors, says BJP's Sangeet Som

According to a Scroll.in report, Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, the state minister in charge of religious affairs and culture had said, "The Taj Mahal was not a symbol of any religion and is nobody's", and had thus been "rightly kept out [of the tourism booklet]".

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