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Large U.S. companies are holding trillions of dollars overseas in an effort to avoid U.S. taxes, with big-name firms like Apple (AAPL), Pfizer (PFE) and PepsiCo (PEP) named as notable examples. This is the claim made by a pair of non-profit groups, who released a study based on the firms' financial statements.

Explosion and attacks at different sites in Aden city in Yemen killed fifteen soldiers. The soldiers belonged to Arab coalition and its allies.

Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman has died at the age of 65. The time and cause of her death is not yet clear, though reports suggest that she passed away some time in the past few days. She is best known for her film "Jeanne Dielman."

High-ranking U.K. politician Theresa May has become the latest pol to stir up controversy about immigration, following the likes of Donald Trump in the U.S. and Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán.

NobelPrize-Physics-100615.jpg Neutrino scientists Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada share this year's Nobel prize for Physics. The award is for the discovery of neutrino oscillations that proves that they have mass.

AmericanAirlines-100615.jpg Pilot of an American Airline died as he was flying the Airbus A320 from Phoenix to Boston. The co-pilot managed the situation and made an emergency landing at Syracuse Hancock International airport on Monday. The Flight was carrying 147 passengers and five crew members.

UK intelligence agency GCHQ had the power to hack into phones without letting the owners know, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said. In an interview to BBC, Snowden said Smartphone users can do very little to stop security services from getting total control over their devices. According to...

TPP-agreement-051015.jpg In an epoch-making deal, trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim Countries have signed an agreement for a regional trade accord.

Disneyparks-100515.jpg Walt Disney Co. is considering switching to demand-based pricing at its parks in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reported. The proposed move by Disney, the first in 60 years, reportedly comes as it looks at ways to spread attendance at its parks throughout the year.

Merkel-India-100515.jpg German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is on a three day visit to India, said the defense co-operation between the countries would be based on a broad foundation. She said Germany will support "Make in India" campaign and co-operation of solar energy is important for rural areas.

Former Fed chief Ben Bernanke wanted to see more Wall Street bankers in jail for bringing on the financial crisis that led to Wall Street's bailout in 2008. In an interview to USA Today on Sunday, ahead of the release of his memoir, The Courage to Act, Bernanke defended his bailout decision. He said if he had not acted so to help Wall Street, Main Street would have collapsed as well.

A painting done to promote environmental awareness by Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA), and Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi was sold for HK$42.2 million ($5.4 million) at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong Sunday. The price fetched by the oil on canvas painting, titled "Paradise," was...

Pope-Francis-100215.jpg Responding to a flood of interest surrounding Kim Davis' meeting with Pope Francis, the Vatican released a statement Friday clarifying that the encounter should not be seen as an indication of support for the controversial county clerk's views.

Supreme-Court_02Oct15.jpg As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to begin its fall session next week, the results of a new Gallup poll show disapproval of the court's job performance at a record high. The poll found that 50 percent of Americans disapprove of the way the Supreme Court is handling its job.

Duncanarne-100215.jpg Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to step down from his post at the end of the year, numerous media outlets have confirmed. Duncan attributed his decision to the long commute between his home and family in Chicago and his job in Washington, D.C.

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