• Bank of Canada lifts key interest rate to 1pc
Bank of Canada lifts key interest rate to 1pc

The global economic expansion is becoming more synchronous, as anticipated in July, with stronger-than-expected indicators of growth, including higher industrial commodity prices. Toronto-Dominion Bank's CEO Bharat Masrani also said rising rates would be good for his bank, Canada's second-biggest lender, as long as they proceed at a moderate pace.

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  • Modi meets Suu Kyi
Modi meets Suu Kyi

Though both Suu Kyi and Htin Kyaw have visited India since their government came to power in Myanmar early a year ago, Modi - who has made India's neighbourhood his diplomatic priority - had till now only visited the country for a multilateral summit.

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  • SIT set up to probe into journalist Gauri Lankesh's killing
SIT set up to probe into journalist Gauri Lankesh's killing

Indrajit said he and his sister had parted ways because of ideological differences, but that didn't mean they didn't share a personal bond. "In this context, it is imperative that the authorities act swiftly and arrest the culprits behind this murder and buck this alarming trend", he said.

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  • European Union court rejects refugee quota challenge from Hungary and Slovakia
European Union court rejects refugee quota challenge from Hungary and Slovakia

Robert Fico told reporters on Wednesday "we fully respect the verdict of the European Court of Justice". Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico said he respected the court decision, but that his government still does not like the relocation scheme, which some see as a system of quotas imposed on countries by unelected European Union bureaucrats i...

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  • Cache Humane Society takes in shelter animals from Houston
Cache Humane Society takes in shelter animals from Houston

More than 140 dogs and cats have been taken in by the Humane Society. They were transported by truck after a journey made possible by the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) and seven local animal shelters that have opened their doors and kennels to the canines.

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  • Two killed in Assassination Attempt on Pakistani Opposition Leader
Two killed in Assassination Attempt on Pakistani Opposition Leader

It was further briefed that the gun used in assassination attempt had previously been used in terrorist attacks on police in SITE area, Azizabad and Bahadurabad, as well as in killing of volunteers and security guards outside FBR office in Gulistan-e-Johar.

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  • Georgia QB out vs. Notre Dame with knee sprain
Georgia QB out vs. Notre Dame with knee sprain

Notre Dame is a 4 ½ point favorite for what will be the 257 consecutive home sellout dating back to 1973 in a stadium with a capacity now of 77,622. While the injury isn't as serious as it could be, Eason could still miss several games. Head coach Scott Satterfield remarked about how his Appalachian State team can improve from this game. Georgia r...

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  • Mahidol University still leads Thailand in Times rankings
Mahidol University still leads Thailand in Times rankings

The rest of the the top 20 is made up of 15 U.S. universities, The UK's University College London and Imperial College London, and Switzerland's Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. The University of Oxford retains first place in the World University Rankings. All up, 35 of Australia's 40 universities made the rankings. United King...

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  • Very Unhealthy to Hazardous Air Quality Affects South Willamette Valley
Very Unhealthy to Hazardous Air Quality Affects South Willamette Valley

Conner said. "Basically I turned the guys loose on their own to go to The Beauchamp Center or to maybe run on the indoor track here (in the Chiles Center) or go up to the park and swim in the pool". Check http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/ for updates. "We recommend that you limit your outdoor activity", says Melissa Gibbs, the Air Quality Manager at DEQ...

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  • Rahul Gandhi sounds poll bugle in Gujarat, tears into BJP govt
Rahul Gandhi sounds poll bugle in Gujarat, tears into BJP govt

Gandhi asked, as a 20,000-plus crowd of party workers from across the length and breadth of Gujarat applauded and listened with rapt attention. Gandhi, who is also scheduled to make two four-day visits later this month across the length and breadth of the state, is to meet the Congress rank and file at the Sabarmati Riverfront here.

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  • Flake believes Congress can get immigration reform done after DACA
Flake believes Congress can get immigration reform done after DACA

It means a loss of protection for almost 800,000 undocumented immigrants in the U.S.so-called dreamers . The suspension of the program caused widespread fear in immigrant communities across the country, wondering if the information they'd provided to the government as a part of the registration process could now be used to aid in their deportati...

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  • Police officer filmed arresting Utah nurse fired from paramedic job
Police officer filmed arresting Utah nurse fired from paramedic job

An officer involved, Salt Lake City Detective Jeff Payne was sacked by his part-time employer, Gold Cross Ambulance. You might guess that was one of the many cries of African Americans stopped, assaulted and sometimes killed by police officers-but in this case, those were the words of a Salt Lake City nurse experiencing brutal treatment from law ...

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  • As White House Ends DACA, Cornell Plans To Help Undocumented Students
As White House Ends DACA, Cornell Plans To Help Undocumented Students

Hildalgo said she came here from Mexico with her parents and brother when she was an infant. "What then need to do is have some sort of scholarship fund available for us to be able to continue our education", Martinez said. We will work with the Arizona Congressional Delegation and other members of Congress to enact the DREAM Act or other appro...

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  • South Africa and Nigeria nearing end of recession?
South Africa and Nigeria nearing end of recession?

Year-on-year it is 1.1% and six months-on-six months is 1.1%. The Statistician General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale, had in an interview with the Bloomberg recently hinted that the country could be out of recession by the second quarter.

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  • Tax reform remains tantalizing possibility for US
Tax reform remains tantalizing possibility for US

Top GOP House and Senate leaders met with Trump and key administration officials on the issue Tuesday afternoon at the White House. "Congress must raise the debt ceiling by September 28 to prevent a default on the nation's debt and pass a government spending package to prevent a shutdown by September 30", CBS reported .

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  • European court says workplace surveillance must not violate workers' privacy
European court says workplace surveillance must not violate workers' privacy

Bărbulescu took action in the Romanian courts. However, the Strasbourg court ruled by an 11-6 majority that when Romanian judges backed the employer and failed to protect Barbulescu's right to private life and correspondence. However, the employer must take sufficient safeguards to prevent abuse before it gets out of hand. If a company wants to...

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  • Hurricane Harvey spikes local, national gas prices
Hurricane Harvey spikes local, national gas prices

N.C. residents paid an average of $2.62 per gallon on Monday, up 37 cents in a week, according to AAA Carolinas, an automotive association. In Florida on Tuesday, the Sun Sentinel reported that the prospect of Irma would likely prevent the dip in gas prices that would otherwise be expected within the week, and could add another five to 10 cen...

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  • Gauri Lankesh murder case - Bengaluru on high alert
Gauri Lankesh murder case - Bengaluru on high alert

Hariprasad, who is from Karnataka and was a friend of Gauri Lankesh , said: "This is shocking news and that too from Bengaluru , once considered one of the safest cities in the country". Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ordered a high-level probe and condoled her death. "Miscreants will be brought to book very soon", he said. This incide...

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  • Lady Gaga Threw a Pizza Party for Fans After Canceling Her Concert
Lady Gaga Threw a Pizza Party for Fans After Canceling Her Concert

They may not have gotten to see her sing, but at least these fans got to savor a moment (and a slice) that they'll surely remember forever. In terms of rescheduling the show, Gaga wrote in her Twitter note that she and her team are hard at work.

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  • 'Everyone Deserves a Chance': Silicon Valley Reacts to Trump's DACA Decision
'Everyone Deserves a Chance': Silicon Valley Reacts to Trump's DACA Decision

This sequence of events would have embarrassed any previous administration but is now quite normal: a controversial proposal is floated, the president appears to vacillate on the issue seemingly up until the date of the announcement , and then he makes the wrong decision, despite Jared and Ivanka's extensively leaked efforts to convince him to do ...

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