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Obama proposes 14 percent tax on U.S. companies' untaxed foreign earnings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget would impose a one-time 14 percent tax on some $2 trillion of accumulated U.S. corporate profits earned abroad and set up a 19 percent tax on future foreign earnings, a White House official said on Sunday.


Gaza music school shines in 'Arabs Got Talent' spotlight

GAZA (Reuters) - On the hugely popular "Arabs Got Talent" TV show in Beirut last month, five young musicians in checkered black-and-white scarves brought the house down with a traditional Arabic song that left the judges weeping and earned a ticket straight to the finals.


International campaigners urge UK to allow 'three-parent' IVF babies

LONDON, (Reuters) - Campaigners urged British lawmakers on Sunday to seize a chance to become the first in the world to allow three-way fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.


Murray under microscope after Melbourne Park meltdown

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andy Murray blamed Novak Djokovic's "cramping" in their Australian Open final on Sunday for throwing him off his game but that could hardly explain the meltdown that saw the Scot lose 12 of the last 13 games.


NASA satellite to measure water in Earth's soil sent into orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - - An unmanned Delta 2 rocket lifted off from California on Saturday carrying a NASA satellite to measure moisture in the top layer of the Earth's soil, data to be used in weather-forecasting and tracking of global climate change.

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