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Musharraf - who appointed himself Pakistan's president in 2001 - believes the country should not have even appeared at the ICJ, as the Jadhav case is "a matter of national security". He confirmed that Jindal's meeting with PM Sharif was a private one. The development has come in a day after the United Nations court ruled over Indian plea granting injunction order in death row inmate Kulbhushan Jadhav's case.
  • Fighter jets scrambled after man tries to break into cockpit

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    The man's problems apparently did not end there. Police officers spotted and detained Uskanil, who had gone through TSA screening and was a ticketed passenger of an American Airlines flight. A file image of American Airlines . Another incident occurred during boarding when two first class passengers said they found a laptop in their seat pocket.
  • UNC, State seeded in same pool at ACC baseball tourney

    UNC, State seeded in same pool at ACC baseball tourney

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    The top team in each pool will then advance to a Saturday's semifinals, with the winners meeting for the championship on Sunday. After taking game one of the series, 12-9, Florida State came rumbling back, and with the help of a five run ninth inning, defeated Louisville in game two 8-2.
  • Chances of Trump being impeached are low says investment bank

    Chances of Trump being impeached are low says investment bank

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    Trump, a Republican, has dismissed criticism of his firing of FBI Director James Comey amid the agency's investigation of possible links between Russian Federation and Trump campaign associates. On Wednesday, Ryan and Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, had led off the House leadership's weekly news conference by highlighting Thursday's tax overhaul hearing.
  • Theme park visit to attract 28% GST, animal slaughtering, vet clinics exempt

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    Briefing reporters after the two-day meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said transport services will be taxed at 5 percent leading to a small drop in the economy class air travel which now attracts 6 per cent service tax. The tax rates under GST for all products and services will be at 5%, 8%, 18% and 28%. "We expect companies to cooperate". Bipin Sapra, Tax Partner, EY India said that while the efficiencies because of GST design will lower the effective tax rate, the overall rates of ...
  • South Korea: North Korea fires unidentified 'projectile'

    South Korea: North Korea fires unidentified 'projectile'

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    South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectile was sacked from an area about 50 miles northeast of Pyongyang. North Korea last weekend launched a midrange missile that landed in the Sea of Japan after being launched from western North Korea.
  • County unemployment rate lowest in decades

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    The 3-percent unemployment rate was second-lowest in the state, behind only Monroe County at 2.6 percent. Monroe's labor force is less than half the size of St. Putnam's rate was tied for the eighth-highest in the state but was still nearly a full percentage point lower than April 2016. Unemployment rates are slightly higher in Arcata and Rio Dell, which had rates of 4.9 percent and 5.4 percent respectively, according to Weaver.
  • Pippa Middleton marries hedge fund manager James Matthews in nearly royal wedding

    Pippa Middleton marries hedge fund manager James Matthews in nearly royal wedding

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    A downpour erupted minutes after the ceremony started and ended just seconds before the 45-minute ceremony concluded. However, Harry's girlfriend actress Meghan Markle was nowhere in sight. The Duchess of Cambridge had admitted she was a little anxious about how her children would behave. According to reports, the menu will include haggis canapes, Scottish lamb and whisky while there will also be a piper and a Spitfire flypast.
  • Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour slashes Tory general election lead

    Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour slashes Tory general election lead

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    This week he appeared to cast doubt on the party's prospects at the general election before saying journalists had taken his words out of context and declaring "there is everything to play for" . "That's why we are calling on the Tories to drop their anti-pensioner package immediately - older people should not be used as a political football".