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GST Council finalises tax rates for services

The Council in its meeting on Thursday decide the tax rate on 1,211 goods, keeping most food items out of the purview of GST. Similarly, most mobile phones may get costlier by 4-5% after the GST rate was fixed at 12%, which will make locally manufactured devices more expensive as they now operate under lower tax rates due to benefits provided for local manufacturing. Read More »

President sends condolences to Queen after Manchester explosion

In a message of condolence to Prime Minister Theresa May, her Polish counterpart Beata Szydło wrote that Poland is ready to grant Britain all assistance necessary to protect common European values. 'The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert. Read More »

Sam Mendes Jumps to 'Pinocchio' From 'James and the Giant Peach'

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Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct Disney's live-action remake of Pinocchio . Should they come to an agreement, Mendes would be using a script written by Chris Weitz ( Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ). No release date has been set for Pinocchio , and we will keep you posted on any new developments for these films. Disney's line-up of live-action remakes also includes Niki Caro's Mulan , Tim Burton's Dumbo , Jon Favreau's The Lion King and Guy Ritchie's Aladdin , ... Read More »

Roger Ailes, former Fox News chairman, dead at 77

Ailes resigned from the network last July after former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment suit claiming she was sacked for rejecting Ailes' sexual advances. Ailes was a producer of the variety and talk program The Mike Douglas Show when hemet Nixon. Ailes' wife, Elizabeth Ailes , announced his death in a statement . Read More »

Venezuela crisis worsening, wants to prevent new Syria

Demonstrators are angry about food shortages, a medical crisis and soaring inflation. "From a humanitarian standpoint, it is like nothing we've seen in quite a long time", Trump said, adding, "Right now what's happening is, really, a disgrace to humanity". Read More »

Fifth Harmony Alum Camila Cabello Feeling 'Overwhelmed' After Billboard Music Awards Performance

The Icon Award for achievement in music went to Cher , 71, who gave a heartfelt speech after performing two of her biggest hits - Believe and If I Could Turn Back Time . Fans agreed, as they flocked to praise her on social media - including famous ones. Camila Cabello is opening up about her new music. Once known for her shocking performances of twerking and dangling naked from a wrecking ball, the singer performed the slow-burning love song "Malibu", without much of her signature ... Read More »

Blast at Ariana Grande concert in England kills 19 people

The terror organisation claimed that the attack was carried out using an explosive device which was planted at the Ariana Grande concert. For the young crowd of music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a night of high-energy candy pop. Read More »

Drake's early Billboard Awards wins

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The rapper broke Adele's record with 13 wins for the night as well as an eye-catching performance in the middle of famous Fountains of Bellagio. A leader of the grunge movement spreading out of Seattle, the 52-year-old will be buried Friday in Los Angeles. Read More »

UK Security Services Working To Establish Whether Manchester Attacker Had Help

The incident led to a nightlong search for loved ones as parents tried to locate their teenage children and groups of friends scattered by the explosion sought to find one another. Through a statement released on Tuesday, May 23, President Kenyatta said the country will stand with Prime Minister Theresa May in the fight against extremism. Read More »

Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final

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Johansen had emergency surgery shortly after Game 4 and was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs. Four victories away from winning a Stanley Cup, P.K. We've been through some challenges together and we stuck together no matter what. Rinne has a 1.70 goals-against average and.941 save percentage in the playoffs. Read More »

Concert bombing victims: Eight-year-old girl among dead

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July McKenzie, who was shopping when the Arndale shopping center, said: "We were just in the shop and could hear people screaming and security guards telling everybody to get out". At the end of the concert, an explosion struck near the arena. "But we can continue to resolve to thwart such attacks in future, to take on and defeat the ideology that often fuels this violence, and if there turn out to be others responsible for this attack, to seek them out and bring them to justice". Read More »

Eight-year-old among those missing after Manchester terrorist attack

Some wore kitten ears, like the star of the show. Tuesday morning, concertgoers were still wandering the streets of Manchester , many unable to make sense of what had happened. Jonathan Yates, 24, said on the concert floor, there was pandemonium. And then everyone just went really quiet. "It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out". Read More »

Rihanna And Lupita Nyong'o Are Officially Making A Film With Ava DuVernay

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What we do know , however, is that Rae will credit and include, in some form, the "the original Twitter users who imagined the concept for this film " (via Vanity Fair ). After someone brought the tweet to Ava DuVernay's attention, the award-winning director was ready to bring the project to life. Twitter even penned an initial pitch for the film , which sees Rihanna playing a con artist who targets rich white men, with Nyong'o playing her co-conspirator and best friend, who ... Read More »

Portugal's Salvador Sobral talks to press after winning Eurovision

A soft-spoken 27 year-old with a scraggly beard, Sobral won with " Amar Pelos Dois " ("Love For Both of Us"), sung in his native Portuguese. Salvador Sobral beat off fierce competition in Kiev , Ukraine, on Saturday (13.05.17) to be crowned the victor of the annual extravaganza, giving his home country their first win since they started competing 53 years ago. Read More »

Human rights activists criticize USA praise for lack of Saudi Arabia protests

In the last eight years, the USA has upgraded its standing in the Middle East and North Africa by several achievements, the nuclear deal with Iran in the P5+1 format being the most important of all. For decades, America pursued the path that Trump seems to favor in the Middle East - stability and security cooperation, at the expense of democracy. Read More »

Manchester police hunt for accomplices; victims young as 8

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British police said earlier that they had arrested a 23-year old man in connection with the attack at the Ariana Grande concert . Greater Manchester Police confirmed 28-year-old John Atkinson's death on Tuesday (local time), hours after friends began posting tributes online, remembering an "amazing young man" and "a lovely soul". Read More »

Cher performs in pasties at Billboard Music Awards

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Singer Cher just celebrated her 71st birthday, but that didnt stop her from flashing the flesh on stage at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards . Accepting the Billboard Icon Award from singer Gwen Stefani , Cher said: "So, I wanted to do what I do since I was four years old, and I've been doing it for 53 years". Read More »

Palestinian envoy says Trump's W.Bank visit shows serious about peace

He arrived in Bethlehem by motorcade, crossing a checkpoint at Israel's controversial separation wall , and was greeted by Abbas and other dignitaries outside the city's presidential palace. He also said he believed the Palestinians "are ready to reach for peace". On Thursday, the day before Trump's scheduled departure, the White House posted a video on its YouTube channel, which featured a map of Israel that omitted Gaza, the West Bank and the Golan Heights. Read More »

Watch the "Greatest Show on Earth" LIVE on Facebook tonight

The world is losing "a place of wonder", the New York Times reported the ringmaster, days before the final performance. The Greatest Show on Earth begins its final show in just about 15 minutes. All spent months on the road, traveling from city to city in Ringling's train cars and describing themselves as a giant family, albeit one with many clowns. Read More »

Trump was "scared to death" of James Comey, Comey's father says

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Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials, who spoke on anonymity. And aside from the conversation, McCain said he was also angry that Trump had invited Lavrov to visit the White House. "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals", a White House spokesperson said. Read More »

Longest-serving James Bond star Roger Moore dies at 89

Moore played James Bond with more lightheartedness than others. Daniel's predecessor as Bond, Pierce Brosnan , is third place in the rankings, while the original 007, Sean Connery , is fourth. "Moore's big breakthrough as an actor came in 1962, when he won the part of "“The Saint" in a popular television series of the same name. He also played alongside Tony Curtis in the 1970s series " The Persuaders ". Read More »

Fox's Geraldo Rivera Embraces Seth Rich Conspiracy

Fox News, citing a single unnamed Federal Bureau of Investigation source, had reported that Rich, who was murdered past year in Washington, D.C., was a potential source of internal DNC emails published by Wikileaks last summer, implying that he was then assassinated for the leak. Read More »

Azerbaijan condemns attack on UK's Manchester Arena

The bomb went off in the foyer of the venue. Police said the incident started at 10:35 Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert . The US singer said she was "broken" in a tweet posted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, adding: "From the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. Read More »

'King Arthur' director says David Beckham 'great on screen'

David previously appeared as himself in soccer movies " Goal!' and "Goal II: Living the Dream" and also had a brief non-speaking cameo in Guy's 2015 action film 'Man from U.N.C.L.E". Obviously with Guy's movies you know what you're gonna get but there are a few surprises. Hunnam is known for his work in the television series Sons of Anarchy as Jax Teller on FX. Read More »

Cornell's death leads to cancellation of rock fest

A full autopsy has not been completed yet. "There is no additional information at this time", the Wayne County office added. Police spokesman Michael Woody tells The Associated Press on Thursday morning that he can't provide details on what led investigators to make that determination, but noted there were "basic things observed at the scene". Read More »

19 killed at Ariana Grande concert

He was reportedly leaving the concert at the time of the explosion. A 29-year-old gay man, Martyn Hett, is still missing following the attack . "This is a fast-moving investigation.We have been treating this as a terrorist incident and we believe that while the attack last night was conducted by one man, the priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network", he said in a statement. Read More »

Katy Perry calls on Taylor Swift to end feud

Chart-topping pop music isn't renowned for its bitter feuds , but Katy Perry and Taylor Swift's rivalry has been simmering for a number of years now. Katy Perry will reportedly earn $25 million from ABC to serve as the lead judge on 'American Idol .' According to sources, the show's executives felt that they needed to bring a big-name personality for the show prior to the show's presentation last week. Read More »

Young girls confirmed dead in Manchester concert attack

The final number of children among the dead and injured is not yet known. They must establish if he is part of a broader network and, more urgently, if further, coordinated attacks are planned or likely. Teenage screams filled the arena just after the explosion, which also killed the attacker and injured dozens. "I heard five or six bangs that sounded like gunshots". Read More »

The Queen condemns the Manchester attack as an 'act of barbarity'

The so-called Islamic State group claimed responsibility. The prime minister said police would not be revealing information on the attacker's identity at this stage of the investigation, but added that the focus for police now was to determine "if he was acting alone, or was part of a wider group". Read More »

Scarlett Johansson gets flirty with Saturday Night Live comedian

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They were seen making out at the bar at the season finale party. 'They would make out a bit, then go back to talking. They made out twice before they went back to talking to each other and mingling with the other guests at the party. Scarlett and Romain , who are parents to two-year-old daughter Rose Dorothy , secretly Wednesday in a private wedding ceremony in October 2014. Read More »

Police say a 'number of confirmed fatalities' after Manchester Arena 'blast'

Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann said: "This was a barbaric attack on our young people and families out for an evening of entertainment". Meanwhile, City tweeted , "It's with great sadness we hear of the awful events at the Arena". U.S. President Donald Trump, in Bethlehem, said the attack preyed upon children and described those responsible as " evil losers ". We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. Read More »

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Hits Theaters to Bad Reviews

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There will be mild spoilers below . So before you reward Hollywood for trying to sell you another shiny turd, take a look at 7 of the worst reviews below, most of which take Depp to task for yet another uninspired performance. Bruckheimer was particularly anxious about bringing that character to the screen. Even that moment, like the movie around it, is hollow. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in theaters this Friday. Read More »