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Voluntary euthanasia is not legal in his home state of Western Australia, and while Victoria previous year became the first Australian state to legalize assisted dying, Goodall is not eligible because he is not terminally ill. "If one chooses to kill oneself, then that should be fair enough". Six states in the US, including California, Vermont and OR have passed death-with dignity laws for terminally ill people.
  • Senate candidates exchange fire in Fox News debate

    Senate candidates exchange fire in Fox News debate

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    This isn't the first time Blankenship has taken aim at McConnell. Most lately, Blankenship accused McConnell of getting conflicts of curiosity as a result of his spouse's father is a "rich Chinaman". "The company was implicated recently in smuggling cocaine from Colombia to Europe". This refers to his allegation that federal regulators were responsible for the 2010 Upper Big Branch explosion that killed 29 miners, and led to his conviction and incarceration for conspiracy to violate mine ...
  • Government closes GST loophole for offshore companies

    Government closes GST loophole for offshore companies

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    The previous government had also considered lowering the GST threshold but the advice it received suggested it was not worth the effort, he said. Further, other anti-evasion measures like invoice matching with new improved tax return forms (likely to be finalized in the next GST Council meeting on 4 May), introduction of reverse charge mechanism and the requirement for some taxpayers to withhold tax while making payments are expected to further shore up the anti-evasion architecture.
  • How every village got electricity and why that is still not enough

    How every village got electricity and why that is still not enough

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    The definition does not mention the actual electricity connection for every household or its supply. But has India indeed achieved 100 per cent electrification? Electrification has been among the top priorities for all the successive governments since independence but it hit several hurdles on the way because of huge logistical challenges of taking power lines to faraway settlements in hard terrain.
  • Trump awards Army's football team the annual Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

    Trump awards Army's football team the annual Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

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    The Commander-in-Chief Trophy is presented each year to the season's victor of the American college football competition among the three service academies. The president also praised the Army's lead running back, who broke the team's single-season rushing score by more than 1,700 yards past year. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.
  • Temperatures To Reach Into 80s Wednesday

    Temperatures To Reach Into 80s Wednesday

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    May is starting on a much warmer note, with the temperature expected to reach 82 degrees in Providence on Wednesday and Thursday. With the last day of the month, we were able to calculate the average temperature and we easily took the top spot for the coldest April on record.
  • Former minister Lord Kilclooney denies claims his Leo Varadkar tweet was racist

    Former minister Lord Kilclooney denies claims his Leo Varadkar tweet was racist

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    Lord Kilclooney , 80, said that he was "certainly no racist" and he admired Indians after his remark was met with condemnation. In response to the latest reference to the taoiseach's ethnic background, Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann tweeted: "Lord Kilclooney's excuse the last time was due to a restricted number of characters and being unable to spell a name - this time there is NO excuse!" "I actually had thought that was a parody account but seemingly it's not - it actually is for ...
  • Pretium Resources (TSE:PVG) Given "Sector Perform" Rating at Scotiabank

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    Moreover, Sprott Inc has 3.43% invested in Pretium Resources Inc. The stock increased 1.69% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $21.66. Gluskin Sheff And Associates invested 0.03% in Pretium Resources Inc. Therefore 80% are positive. (NYSE:PVG) has 6 ratings reports on April 30, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence.
  • Two Top Aides to Scott Pruitt Quit the EPA Unexpectedly

    Two Top Aides to Scott Pruitt Quit the EPA Unexpectedly

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    Nearly immediately thereafter, Pruitt appointed him to lead the EPA's effort to prioritize and streamline the Superfund program . The EPA has repeatedly defended the spending and security practices as necessary given an increased level of threats against Pruitt.
  • 'Gay cake' case to be heard at Supreme Court

    'Gay cake' case to be heard at Supreme Court

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    He said to create the campaign cake was to promote same-sex marriage and stated: "This is a case of forced or compelled speech". The court's judgement on whether the owners of Ashers Bakery were guilty of unlawful discrimination is expected to be handed down later in the year, or possibly in early 2019.
  • Hundreds of caravan travelers waiting at San Ysidro Port of Entry

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    CNN reported Monday, "The Department of Justice has filed complaints against 11 individuals believed to be members of the Central American migrant caravan , accusing them of illegally entering the United States". "The idea that they can not process 150 refugees after more than 24 hours is ridiculous and shameful", Mensing said. Customs and Border Protection officials said on Saturday that some of the migrants in the caravan had tried to cross the border near San Ysidro since Friday.
  • Rod Rosenstein: Justice Department is 'not going to be extorted'

    Rod Rosenstein: Justice Department is 'not going to be extorted'

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    House Republicans have accused the Justice Department of slow-walking requests for documents. The group of legislators, led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), said that the articles were a "last resort" in an attempt to compel the Justice Department to respond to document requests involving the Russian Federation probe as well as the Clinton investigation.
  • Afghan Security Forces See Drop In Numbers

    Afghan Security Forces See Drop In Numbers

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    Asked what his goal in Afghanistan was in the next year, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told a Congressional hearing he wanted "a more capable Afghan force, between their military and their police (and) the violence levels going down". Human Rights Watch also warned that a deliberate attack on civilians was a "war crime", adding: "Journalists have long paid a high price for covering Afghanistan's armed conflict".
  • Mike Pompeo touts 'good conversation' with North Korea

    Mike Pompeo touts 'good conversation' with North Korea

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    Some experts say Kim may announce scraping North Korea's long-range missile program, which has posed a direct threat to the United States. The North Korean leader said his country has no reason to live with difficulty because of the nuclear programme when it meets the USA frequently and build mutual trust to promise the end to the Korean War and non-aggression.