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All super-wealthy people like me should pay higher tax: Bill Gates

February 19, 2018

NEW YORK: Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has said that he should paymore in taxes and that the government should require other super-wealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts. "I need to pay higher taxes," Gates, who is worth over $90 billion, said in a CNN interview on Sunday. "I've paid more taxes, over ...

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7.2-magnitude quake jolts Mexico

February 17, 2018

MEXICO CITY: An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Mexico, with the epicentre recorded in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Emergency authorities in the Oaxaca reported "only material damage and no loss of human life" during the earthquake on Friday night, reports CNN. The USGS initially...

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Florida high school shooting kills 17

February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON: At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured in a school shooting on Wednesday in the US state of Florida. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told the press that 12 were killed in the school building, two were killed outside the building, one on a road nearby and two died in hospital from wounds. The shooting occurr...

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US President Donald Trump slams India

February 14, 2018

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed India for a high import tariff on Harley-Davidson motorcycle, calling it "unfair", even as New Delhi slashed customs duty on imported motorcycles from high-end brands to 50 per cent. Trump, during a discussion with members of the Congress over steel industry, also threatened to increase th...

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Disneyland raises ticket price by 18%

February 12, 2018

LOS ANGELES: The Disneyland Resorts on Sunday raised tickets prices at Walt Disney World in Orlando and at Disneyland in California for most admissions, with annual pass hiking as much as 18 per cent. According to the new price list released by the company on its official website, daily tickets for California Adventure, a Disneyland theme park loc...

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Israelis, Palestinians don't want peace: Donald Trump

February 12, 2018

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has declined to give a timeline for releasing Washington's plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, saying that neither party was committed to the process, the media reported. "We are going to see what goes on," Trump told the Israel Hayom daily in an interview released on Sunday. "Right now,...

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SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket

February 07, 2018

WASHINGTON: SpaceX successfully launched the worlds most powerful rocket, a towering behemoth known as the Falcon Heavy that tore through the sky with the thundering force of 18 Boeing 747 jetliners. Lifting off at 3.45 p.m., on Tuesday from the same launch-pad that sent the crew of Apollo 11 to the moon, the rocket sent up a mountain-sized plume ...

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Ozone layer continues to deplete: study

February 06, 2018

GENEVA: The ozone layer - which protects life on Earth from high-energy radiation - has continued to thin over the last three decades, a study has warned. In the 20th century, when excessive quantities of ozone- depleting chlorinated and brominated hydrocarbons such as CFCs were released into the atmosphere, the ozone layer in the stratosphere - i...

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Vladimir Putin registered as candidate for 2018 presidential race

February 06, 2018

MOSCOW: The Russian Central Elections Commission (CEC) on Tuesday registered incumbent President Vladimir Putin as a candidate for the upcoming presidential election. The commission, in a live broadcast, said that Putin's headquarters had collected 314,837 signatures in his support, more than the 300,000 threshold needed for the registration, repo...

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Fidel Castro's son commits suicide

February 02, 2018

HAVANA: The eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro committed suicide on Thursday, state media reported. He was 68 years old. "Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, who had been treated by a group of doctors for several months due to deep depression, took his life this morning," Cuba's official newspaper Granma reported. "Fidelito" -- as he was ...

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