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Magnitude-7.9 quake hits Nepal, causing big damage, injuries (Sat, 25 Apr 2015)
People wait at a school after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck, in Kathmandu, NepalThe damage includes toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.

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Obama: ‘We all bleed when we lose an American life’ (Sat, 25 Apr 2015)
President Barack Obama holds up a jar full of paper clips while speaking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va., Friday, April 24, 2015. Obama was making a joke about Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper and used the jar to help illustrated the point. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)The president defends U.S. spying operations a day after two al-Qaida hostages were killed by drone strikes.

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OECD News about Portugal

Going for Growth 2015: Key findings for Portugal (Mon, 09 Feb 2015)
Going for Growth 2015: Key findings for Portugal
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Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014: Key findings for Portugal (Wed, 10 Dec 2014)
The tax burden in Portugal increased by 2.2 percentage points from 31.2% to 33.4, the largest rise amongst member countries in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Portuguese standard VAT rate is 23%, which is well above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
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