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Alibaba Singles Day sales hit $1 billion in just 2 minutes

Alibaba Singles Day sales hit $1 billion in just 2 minutes With a focus on retail as entertainment, this year is expected to be bigger with more add-ons including augmented-reality games, shopping tours and virtual fitting rooms. This year, Amazon recorded a record $1 billion in sales for its made up holiday and it was the largest single day for sales in the company's history. [Full Article...]

Markets Trade Flat Ahead of GST Council Meet; Sensex, Nifty Marginally Up

Markets Trade Flat Ahead of GST Council Meet; Sensex, Nifty Marginally Up The index finally settled at 33,370.76 points, down by 360.43 points, or 1.07 per cent over its last close. Market breadth was negative with 1,121 advances against 1,382 declines. Domestic market sell-off continued for the second day on Wednesday, with the Sensex falling by over 150 points on widespread selling in metal, oil & gas, PSU and realty stocks. [Full Article...]

Louis CK's new film will not be released following sexual misconduct allegations

Louis CK's new film will not be released following sexual misconduct allegations CK's statement was posted on Twitter by New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff . The cancellation follows accusations of sexual misconduct from five women against the comedian in a New York Times report . And I have to reconcile it with who I am. "I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further", Day told the LA Times . [Full Article...]

GST recommendations will benefit people, strengthen tax structure: Modi

GST recommendations will benefit people, strengthen tax structure: Modi He is attending the 23rd meeting of GST Council today in Guwahati . "Tax rates on 80% of 227 items falling in top slab is likely to be reduced from 28% to 18% in the next GST council meeting". "When GST rate is capped at 18 per cent, this government would have learnt its lesson belatedly". 13 items have been moved from 18% to 12%, 6 items from 18% to 5%, 8 items from 12% to 5%, 6 items from... [Full Article...]

Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore accused of sexually assaulting teen girl

Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore accused of sexually assaulting teen girl Moore has always been a controversial figure in Alabama politics. Sorry to politicize a truly terrible action, but hey, if it gets Roy Moore-who, according to The Root's politics editor, Jason Johnson, is a Breitbart-approved, "virulently bigoted, white-supremacist-sympathizing, Jeff Sessions-patterned candidate"-so the better. [Full Article...]

Veterans Day ceremony at Carroll High

Veterans Day ceremony at Carroll High Saturday is Veterans Day , but on Friday, Windom held a program was held to honor those who've served. The students and staff work really hard on this every year. Pettyjohn said the Veterans Day assembly is important, "giving students exposure to something they wouldn't normally see". "We couldn't have done a lot of this without their support". [Full Article...]

Republican Senate Fundraising Arm Bails on Roy Moore

Republican Senate Fundraising Arm Bails on Roy Moore Moore has denied the allegations against him, and his campaign on Thursday said the Post's report , which cited 30 sources, was "garbage", and "the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation". In interviews since the publication of the story, state officials have said either that they would investigate the claims or raised questions about the timing of the revelations, suggestin... [Full Article...]

In a race against time, Ridley Scott cuts out Kevin Spacey

In a race against time, Ridley Scott cuts out Kevin Spacey Christopher Plummer has been set to replace Spacey in the role of J Paul Getty . All of Spacey's scenes will be reshot, the people told The Associated Press . The studio additionally pulled the film from what would have been an Oscar-bait slot at the American Film Institute's November film festival. " All the Money In The World " is the latest project to distance itself from Spacey. [Full Article...]

US Tightens Restrictions On Cuba Travel, Business & Trade

The new rules "are meant to steer economic activities away from the Cuban military , intelligence and security services ... and encourage the government to move toward greater economic freedom" for the Cuban people, according to a senior administration official, one of several authorized by the White House to brief reporters on the changes on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

Grim cost predicted in effort to destroy North Korea's nukes

Grim cost predicted in effort to destroy North Korea's nukes The risks involved included a potential nuclear counter-attack by North Korea while United States forces attempted to disable its "deeply buried, underground facilities", he said. "We have not heard detailed analysis of expected USA or allied force casualties, expected civilian casualties, what plans exist for the aftermath of a strike - including continuity of the South Korean Government", st... [Full Article...]

Trump Actions on Protected Status Prompt Outcry from Latino Lawmakers, Advocates

Trump Actions on Protected Status Prompt Outcry from Latino Lawmakers, Advocates Cecilia Menjívar, a professor of sociology at Kansas University who studies TPS, said that most Central American immigrants protected by the program have been in the USA for about 20 years and are unlikely to leave, regardless of the DHS decision. [Full Article...]

Holyrood EVACUATION: Scottish MPs vacate parliament after mysterious package

Holyrood EVACUATION: Scottish MPs vacate parliament after mysterious package The alarm was initially raised just after 11.30am when Police Scotland received a report of a suspicious package. The MSP building in Holyrood , Edinburgh , has been cleared following the incident. Firefighters and police officers are now on the scene in Edinburgh , while MSPs have gathered in a lobby area of the parliament. "I would like to thank the Scottish Parliament's staff and the eme... [Full Article...]

Rand Paul Allegedly Attacked By Neighbor Over Landscaping Dispute

Rand Paul Allegedly Attacked By Neighbor Over Landscaping Dispute According to the release, Boucher was arrested by Trooper Bartley Weaver and charged with assaulting Paul, who has been Kentucky's junior senator since 2011. "It was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial", it read, one which apparently had "nothing to do with" politics. [Full Article...]

Poll fever peaks in Himachal Pradesh & Gujarat

Poll fever peaks in Himachal Pradesh & Gujarat Rahul will be holding three rallies on Monday, in Paonta Sahib, Chamba, and Nagrota. The prime minister also criticised the Congress over the party leaders' alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. I am not afraid of Opposition burning my effigies or protesting against me. Invoking local deities in his rallies, Mr Modi also cited Kullu's famous Dusshera celebration and said he... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vindicated in case against ex-Trump aides

Russian Federation vindicated in case against ex-Trump aides The Kremlin said on Tuesday that USA charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide showed Moscow had been unfairly maligned in accusations that it meddled in last year's US presidential election. [Full Article...]

Trump Talks with King; Supports Crackdown on Rogue Saudi Element

Trump Talks with King; Supports Crackdown on Rogue Saudi Element The Times adds that Prince Alwaleed has made recent appearances in Western news, to weigh in on topics like cryptocurrencies and to discuss Saudi Arabia's plans to offer public shares of its lucrative oil company, Aramco. It can also trace funds, prevent the transfer of funds or the liquidation of assets and take other precautionary measures until cases are referred to the judiciary. [Full Article...]

Islamic State takes responsibility for NYC attack; security increased

Islamic State takes responsibility for NYC attack; security increased Of the hundreds of detainees held at Guantanamo since the September 11, 2001, attacks on NY and Washington, just eight have been convicted in military trials or admitted guilt by plea bargains, according to Human Rights watch. Federal prosecutors could also potentially seek the death penalty. Saipov rented the pick-up truck from New Jersey. According to authorities, he then exited his vehicle ... [Full Article...]

Former Bernie Campaign Chair: 'It Was Pretty Clear' DNC Favored Clinton

Former Bernie Campaign Chair: 'It Was Pretty Clear' DNC Favored Clinton It was obviously a shocking revelation, although I have to say, as someone who followed 2016 pretty closely, it was pretty clear from the start that the DNC was in the Clinton camp, with the rigged debate schedule, and a host of other interventions. [Full Article...]

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards - 11/5/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards - 11/5/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction In Atlanta, James Harden had 29 points and 11 assists before sitting the fourth quarter as the Houston Rockets bombed away early from three-point range to beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-104. "Even if we win or lose or it's a great game, I think they understand what we can bring to the table", Wall said . F Otto Porter Jr . returned to the starting lineup after missing one game because of an illnes... [Full Article...]

Multiple deaths in Texas church shooting

Multiple deaths in Texas church shooting Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Houston Field Division and San Antonio Field office are responding along with local law enforcement. One witness, a cashier at a petrol station across the street from the church, said she heard about 20 shots being fired in quick succession while a church service was underway. [Full Article...]


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