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Alibaba outperforms expectations as strong commerce sales boost revenues

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Alibaba's digital media and entertainment business grew 34% year-on-year to RMB 5.2bn (US$840m) and online video platform Youku grew daily average subscribers by 160% year-on-year. Alibaba's management is guiding its fiscal 2019 revenue to grow by more than 60 percent to ¥365 billion, but investors could expect "big upside" versus guidance as the analyst is estimating "new retail" sales will rise by 175 percent year-over-year to ¥43 billion and account for 11 percent of all sales. Read More »

UF Apologizes for 'Aggressively' Rushing Dancing Grads Off Stage

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The University of Florida issued an apology over the situation, and the President of the university Kent Fuchs took it upon himself to call and apologize to all 21 students affected by this situation. "I want our students to know that we've changed that practice and also want each one of you to know that we celebrate you, your graduation and your accomplishments", he said in a video shared on Twitter. Read More »

Refer Rohingya crisis to ICC for decision, United States rights group tells UN

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The Myanmese government has denied citizenship to the Rohingya since the 1980s and most of the 1.1 million of them in Myanmar have lived in the coastal state of Rakhine, where they're not permitted to leave. The council adopted a statement in November that called on Myanmar to rein in its military, but there has been no resolution, a stronger measure that China would likely block as one of the veto-wielding permanent members. Read More »

PM after 2019 polls? Why not, says Rahul

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This is not the first time that Mr Gandhi has spoken about his prime ministerial ambition, however, the BJP took a dig at the Congress chief over his "lofty dreams" claiming "finally, what was in his heart has come out". He said the likelihood of him becoming prime minister depended on how well the Congress performs in the election. "It is highly unlikely that the BJP will form the next government, and the second part is that it is close to impossible that Mr Modi will be the next prime ... Read More »

Trump says may 'close up' country to get Mexico wall built

Trump's approval rating rarely went higher than 40 percent between May 2017 and April 2018, the pollster noted, adding that it hit 41 percent late last May and in April of this year. Presidents in May of their second year in office had on average a 58 percent job approval, according to Gallup. It was not immediately clear what Trump meant by the remarks. Read More »

Japan's FSA outlines new five-point criteria for cryptocurrency exchange regulations

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The new rules go beyond documentation and will involve on-site visits from officials as well. After completing the inspections, the FSA firmly stated that five areas of the Japanese business need more attention, which include "building a business management system, a management system that prevents money laundering and other illegal matters, an effective bookkeeping system, a management system that places great emphasis on user protections, and a system risk and outsourcing management ... Read More »

NAFTA ministers reconvene with focus still on autos; China decision looms

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Major differences remain between the three on several US demands, including autos, the future of the pact's dispute-resolution mechanisms and a USA proposal for a sunset clause that could automatically kill the deal after five years. The U.S. proposal would also require that 40 percent of the value of light passenger vehicles and 45 percent for pickup trucks be built in areas with wages of $16 per hour or higher, which would create problems for lower-cost Mexico. Read More »

Instagram Adds Action Buttons, Ups Ability To Do Business

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The company says that more than 200 million daily users visit an Instagram business profile every day, while more than 150 million have an Instagram Direct conversation with a business in a month. The buttons are initially rolling out powered by a limited number of partners, including: Acuity, Atom Tickets, Booksy, ChowNow, Eatstreet, Eventbrite, Fandango, GrubHub, MyTime, OpenTable, Reserve, Restorando, Resy, SevenRooms, StyleSeat, Tock, and Yelp Reservations. Read More »

Oxford shooting: Stand-off between police and gunman ends

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Members of the public have been warned to avoid the area, and police have said people should present themselves to officers if they wish to return home to make sure it's safe. Another witness told The Sun Online the street had been evacuated and families had become anxious about where to spend the night. "One patient is now being assessed and treated for non-life threatening injuries". Read More »

IRCTC App for Android Receives E-Wallet for Booking Tatkal Tickets Instantly

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This IRCTC e-wallet service can be useful for commuters as it saves time by eliminating the payment approval cycle. The IRCTC e-wallet allows users to deposit money in advance and use it later at the time of booking tickets. In addition, it has also confirmed a Food on Track app to facilitate faster food delivery to users who avail onboard catering. In a letter issued, the IRCTC said that despite it being mandatory for the licensee to issue bills to passengers for food items through ... Read More »

Vlad Guerrero Jr hits home run off hotel

On Monday, he came back with another home run highlight, except this one is not about any sort of sentimental importance, it was simply just a bomb sent into left field. May. Guerrero, of course, is the son of soon-to-be Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero, who cranked 449 homers over 16 seasons with the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles. Read More »

Passenger bus catches fire in Rome; 9th this year

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Several explosions set off nearby auto alarms. The spontaneous combustion of the bus - the latest of several similar incidents - happened on a busy shopping street between the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain . Following the incident, local prosecutors and the public transport service ATAC opened an investigation into the cause. In 2017, ATAC was declared insolvent after losing €1.4 billion ($1.66 billion) from 2009-2016. Read More »

J. Cole coming to Target Center for KOD Tour

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The opening act for those dates has yet to be announced . Jermaine and Jeffery will launch the jaunt on August 9 in Miami before hitting cities like Tampa, San Antonio , Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Minneapolis, Toronto, and Philadelphia, wrapping October 10 in Boston. Read More »

Facebook bans foreign ads in Ireland's abortion vote

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People are only eligible to vote in referendums if they are an Irish citizen living in the Republic of Ireland, or have been out of the country for less than 18 months. "They were late with Russian interference in the United States election ..." It added: "We will then assess and act on those reports". We will also be using machine learning to help us with this effort to identify ads that should no longer be running. Read More »

Trump's Lawyer Tried To Force Seth Meyers To Apologize For Jokes

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Trump could be seen clearly rattled by the jokes at the time and it was no surprise when he chose to skip the one held this year. "[Trump] said he was receptive to coming in the beginning", Meyers said. It would be four more months until Trump officially announced he'd be running for president, but he had been mulling it over before Meyers extended the invitation. Read More »

Man charged in home invasion that killed New School professor

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Police sources told the New York Post the intruder is believed to have followed Safran's daughter to the home before the attack in an apparent effort to scout out the location. "You become so complacent you don't think about something like this". In a statement, the New School, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, wrote that it is "shocked and saddened to learn last night of the tragic death of Jeremy Safran". Read More »

Officer who shot Justine Damond appears in court

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Noor didn't enter a formal plea in front of the judge, but his attorneys filed paperwork last month which details he plans on pleading not guilty, citing self-defense and reasonable force. Noor's partner officer Matthew Harrity previously said the men were startled when someone banged on their patrol auto. Third-degree murder in the United States is typically defined as homicide committed with the intention of causing bodily harm, but not necessarily death. Read More »

Mom, 2 kids die after SUV strikes alligator on I-95

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Stanley along with also her children died from enduring injuries, Fogle said. The crash occurred near Holly Hill, which is roughly 50 miles northwest of Charleston. The SUV then hit a tree and burst into flames. "It's been hard. I mean, I know it happened". A dash-cam video showed what it can look like to come across an alligator on the road in the middle of the night, without enough time to swerve out of the way. Read More »

"Deodorant Challenge" Leaves Girl With Severe Burn

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Jamie captioned the shocking photographs of her daughter's arm saying: "I seldom rarely do this, but on this occasion, I would like this post spread wide and far...." "These are the damaging results of something known as "the deodorant challenge " which is now doing the rounds". Read More »

Taiwan likely to miss World Health Assembly

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The announcement marks the second straight year for the self-ruled island, also known as Taiwan, not getting an invitation to take part at the World Health Assembly due to strained cross-strait ties. Foreign companies doing business in China should adhere to the country's own definition of its borders, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday in response to USA criticism of a recent aviation authority request as "Orwellian nonsense". Read More »

Russia's Medvedev says no plans to change personal income tax for now

The broadcast lasted for a little more than 15 minutes, with only Medvedev on camera. "On behalf of the people of the Republic of South Ossetia and myself, I have the honor to send you the warmest and most honest congratulations on your official assumption of the office of President of the Russian Federation", Bibilov's address reads. Read More »

Theresa May urges MPs to reject Labour attempt to 'undermine free press'

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He added: "We have listened to the concerns of independent local newspapers and have therefore included an exemption from Section 40 for local and regional newspapers whose owners have an annual turnover of less than £100m". But proponents of the section 40 changes say newspapers should agree to be regulated by the privately financed Impress, or to set up another independent regulator. Read More »

Hatch calls McCain request that Trump not attend his funeral 'ridiculous'

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After the completion of the presidency of Barack Obama in The Washington Post reported, citing numerous sources, that Obama ordered to allocate funds cyberwarfare in the network infrastructure of Russian Federation. But it also highlights the contrast between McCain's generation - Americans born between the great World Wars who inherited the values and commitment to country of their predecessors, the so-called Greatest Generation - and Mr. Read More »

Call for tax on rich pensioners to give young a £10000 payout

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This millennial financial boost would come from increasing taxes on the pensions of people who bought houses in in the 1970s and have therefore accidentally become super-rich through simply staying alive while watching ITV. He said while the report adds to the ongoing intergenerational fairness debate, many of its ideas are not new and face the same barrier of other reforms - the reality of politics. Read More »

Stormy Daniels Reveals Shocking, Intimate Details About Alleged Trump Affair

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Stormy Daniels is finally addressing the most pressing question the American people have wanted to know: is the president (allegedly) good in the sack? "Money was exchanged, Cheetos were scattered, and the hardworking porn star turned global news story ground them to orange powder beneath her high-heeled stripper shoes", an extract from the interview , shared by The Daily Beast , reads. Read More »

United Kingdom lawmakers vote to strike Brexit date from bill

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Nearly half Labour peers ignored party orders and voted for the amendment, adding to pressure on Jeremy Corbyn over his rejection of continued single market membership. This prompted Brexit minister Lord Callanan to actually agree with the remain-supporting peer for once, saying: "The amendment may have been tabled with one eye on the withdrawal agreement, but ministerial colleagues and I have been very clear throughout this Bill's passage, both within this House and in the other place, ... Read More »

Multiple Bodies Could Be Buried at Macomb County Site

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The search started Monday for the remains of Kimberly King , but Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer told WJBK-TV that there could be others buried in the area. Around 11:30 p.m. that night, however, King called her sister from a public telephone near their grandparents' home. The FBI is not commenting, deferring to Warren Police. Read More »

Convicted felon, gang leader charged in shooting of ATF agent in Chicago

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Prosecutors said undercover law enforcement agents near West 44th Street and South Hermitage Avenue placed a court-approved tracking device on a auto in the neighborhood at about 3:14 p.m. The records were unclear on whether he was sentenced to two or four years in prison. Godinez's lawyer, Lawrence Hyman, told the judge that he accompanied Godinez as he surrendered to authorities Monday night. Read More »

Tory candidate hired actors to cheer Doug Ford at leaders' debate

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If you've ever experienced one of the Ford family's annual barbeque events, known as Ford Fest, you will see a number of people across the political spectrum attending by the thousands to come up, take pictures and shake his hand. Narang, who is Indian, said: "We expect this kind of stuff from places like India, where crowds can be bought, but not here". Narang turned down the job, but said he didn't fault others for taking it: "These are not rich people". Read More »

Witnesses report police-involved shooting at Departure Bay ferry terminal

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The Independent Investigations Office and the B.C Coroners Service is investigating a police shooting that resulted in a death, at the B.C. Ferries' Departure Bay terminal Tuesday morning. Police blocked off the exit area of the terminal and Leonard says vehicles began unloading about 20 minutes later via the arrival section. "There was an announcement telling us to all get in our cars, there was a police incident", he tells us. Read More »

Israeli Jet Fighters Attack Syrian Army Position South of Damascus

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The announcement came minutes before US President Donald Trump declared he was withdrawing from the 2015 worldwide nuclear deal with Iran, a move that has stirred concern about a possible regional flare-up. Multiple Iranian officials have vowed to take revenge for an alleged Israeli strike on Syria last month that killed several Iranian military personnel, sparking weeks of military preparations in Israel. Read More »

Limited-time Avengers: Infinity War crossover event is now available in Fortnite

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If this happens, it opens the Gauntlet back up to use but comes with the same rules as before. To make it easier for players to join together, Thanos' location is marked on the map. When he eliminates another player, his shields regenerate. After it was announced , in a seeming bid of reverence for the Limited Time Mode, one fan made a decision to take it upon themselves to craft an awesome crossover poster celebrating both the Battle Royale release and the film from which the LTM was ... Read More »