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Did Donald Trump just spout fake news about Ireland’s corporate tax?

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US president Donald Trump has described much of the negative media coverage of his administration as fake news but could be accused of the same thing after claiming on Monday that Ireland was planning to reduce its corporation tax rate to just 8 per cent from the current 12.5 per cent. But since yesterday, it seems that the US president is being quite economical with the truth about Ireland’s corporate tax rate. Trump made the bizarre claim that Ireland was planning to reduce its corporate tax rate from 12.5pc to just 8pc. In an (unscheduled) speech in the White House’s Rose Garden,…

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Uganda news: MPs trade hot blows during a parliamentary session

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In Uganda news today, a parliamentary session in the little east African country (Uganda), turned into Armageddon when parliamentarians decided to quench their anger on each other last Tuesday. The ugly brawl in the Chamber happened during the controversial presidential age limit debate. Chaos started shortly after as Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana alleged that guns had been smuggled into the Chamber, with the opposition members pointing a finger at Mukono County North MP and Water minister Ronald Kibuule. Parliamentarians hurled chairs at each other and swung microphone stands like swords. Men were torn from the room by their blazers…

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Christopher Columbus discovered America 500 years late

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500 years before Christopher Columbus set foot on the Americas, Icelandic explorer, Leif Erikson had reached in modern day Newfoundland in Canada. Leif Erikson was a Norse explorer from Iceland, and the first known European to have discovered continental North America (excluding Greenland). Life of Leif Erikson In old Norse, he’s Leifr Eiriksson, in Icelandic he’s Leifur  Eiriksson, in Norwegian he’s Leiv Eiriksson. Leif is from Norwegian blood, but born in Iceland (around 970 CE). He was the second of three sons of Erik the Red who was the founder of the first Norse settlement in Greenland and Thjodhild. Both…

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Trump problems escallate as London mayor says Britain shouldn’t host Trump

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Trump problems increase every other day, with now the London Mayor Sadiq Khan saying on Sunday that it would be wrong for Britain to host US President Donald Trump on a state visit, describing some of the US leader's views on Islam as "ignorant". Trump has criticized Khan, accusing the mayor of making a "pathetic excuse" over his statement urging Londoners not to be alarmed by the presence of additional police on the streets in response to an attack in June. Appearing on Channel 4 News on Monday evening, Khan said Trump was wrong about “many things” and that his…

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Right whale skeleton, DNA headed to Canada’s largest museum

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Whale skeleton Scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto are hoping that some good can come from three dead North Atlantic right whale skeletons, towed to a beach on P.E.I. this summer. DNA samples from the whales are now in a research lab at the ROM and bones from one of the whales are being prepared to become part of the museum's collection. The ROM approached Fisheries and Oceans Canada when it heard the three dead right whales were being brought to shore. A crew from the museum and from Research Castings International (RCI) then raced to the whale…

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Church of Latter Day Saints acquires Book of Mormon manuscript for $35M

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The Church of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City, UT. has recently acquired the near 200-year-old printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon, making it the earliest surviving copy in existence. The LDS Church paid a record-setting $35 million Monday to buy the printer’s manuscript of the Book from the Community of Christ. Donors provided all of the money for the purchase made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The two churches jointly announced the sale Wednesday night. Both faiths treasure the document, which is the most complete copy of the original manuscript of the Book…

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Gionee X1s With 16-Megapixel Selfie Camera, 4000mAh Battery Launched in India

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Following the launch of the X1 last month, Gionee has now launched the X1s with a fingerprint sensor, a larger battery capacity, three individual slots for SIM and storage, and a selfie-focused camera. The smartphone as been priced at Rs. 12,999 and will be available across all retail stores in the country from Thursday, September 21 in Black and Gold colours. The Gionee X1s gets similar launch offers as the X1. Airtel customers buying the smartphone can get up to 10GB additional data per month for up to 6 successive recharges of 1GB or more. Separately, buyers will get two Patym cashback voucher codes entitling them to Rs.…

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Space Exploration: NASA crew complete 8-month simulated voyage to Mars

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In the latest space exploration news, Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January, have emerged from isolation Sunday. The crew was quarantined for eight months on a vast plain below the summit of the Big Island's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano. After finishing their stint, they devoured fresh-picked tropical fruits, vegetables and a fluffy egg strata after eating mostly freeze-dried food during their isolation. Their chore wasn't so much to stay alive, but to see how isolation and the lack of privacy in a small…

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Linux Foundation president used MacOS for presentation at Open Source Summit

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It appears that Jim Zemlin, President of the Linux Foundation, was using MacOS while declaring "2017 is officially the year of the Linux desktop!" at the Open Source Summit 2017. This was observed by several YouTube channels Switched to Linux and The Lunduke Show. Finally it was reported by Its FOSS. With this year’s Linux slogan, It becomes rather ironical that Zemlin would present a slide presentation using Apple’s macOS, which for some reasons he has been spotted by some security developers at Google using twice in last four years. In March Zemlin told a cloud conference that organizations that…

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Edward Snowden Leaks how NSA Spied On BitTorrent, KaZaA, eDonkey And Other File Sharing Networks

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If you’re able to wipe the dust off your memories, you might remember Edward Snowden leaks –the ones that defamed the National Security Agency by revealing their surveillance secrets in 2013. Now, part of the Edward Snowden leaks, a document released by The Intercept, exposes another unsurprising thing about the spying activities conducted by the NSA. While people unconsciously realized the fact that their P2P activities could be monitored, the document reveals that NSA’s dreams of penetrating P2P file sharing networks did come true. The P2P networks are in the crosshairs of the authorities in many countries, as in Germany. As the IP…

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