Suicide Attack On Syria Wedding Kills 34

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HASAKEH, Oct 4 – A suicide bomber has struck a wedding in northeast Syria as the bride and groom were exchanging vows, killing 34 people and wounding dozens, the local Kurdish government said. The bomber blew himself up late Monday in the village of Tall Tawil in Hasakeh province where a Kurdish

PM: UK To Start EU Exit Process Before End Of March

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LONDON, Oct 3 – Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain would start the formal process for leaving the European Union by the end of March 2017. Before now May has only said that Britain would not trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty – which sets a maximum two-year clock ticking

NYT: Trump Could Have Avoided Paying Any Taxes For Decades

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WASHINGTON, Oct 3 – Donald Trump declared a US$916 million loss on his 1995 income tax return, allowing him to legally avoid paying taxes for decades, The New York Times reported late Saturday. The sensitive issue is important because Trump has refused to release his tax records, as US presidential candidates customarily do in

Facebook Launches Buy-And-Sell ‘Marketplace’

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 2 – Facebook on Monday launched a new online “Marketplace” allowing members of the huge social network to buy and sell with each other. The new feature puts Facebook squarely in competition with local online selling platforms led by Craigslist, and offers an alternative to marketplaces like eBay. Facebook

Five Talking Points From Malaysian GP

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SEPANG, Oct 2 – Five talking points from the Malaysian Grand Prix: ‘Shoey’ fits for Ricciardo Daniel Ricciardo has been knocking on the door for his fourth Formula One win, and Lewis Hamilton’s engine blow-up 15 laps from the end finally gave him the opportunity he needed. It’s been a long time

Trump Campaign Defiant As Tax Questions Swirl

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WASHINGTON, Oct 2 – Donald Trump’s campaign remained defiant Monday as the Republican presidential candidate dodged questions that he may have paid no income tax for nearly 20 years. Without admitting fault, Trump’s top allies praised their candidate’s business acumen following a bombshell report in The New York Times focusing the real estate mogul’s

Minister: British Economy Faces Brexit ‘Rollercoaster’

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BIRMINGHAM, Oct 2 – Britain’s economy faces “turbulence” as it negotiates its EU exit and consumer and business confidence could go up and down like a “rollercoaster”, finance minister Philip Hammond warned on Monday. The chancellor of the Exchequer said they must expect some turbulence as they go through this negotiating process. It told this

PM Najib Committed To Make Malaysia More Competitive

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is committed to continue propelling Malaysia to a higher level of competitiveness, guided by the New Economic Model (NEM) announced in 2010. He said he committed to make Malaysia more competitive and he have been clear on this stand with his domestic policies.

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