4 protesters killed, dozens wounded as Iraqi troops shoot to kill

Injured protester is rushed to hospital during clashes with Iraqi security forces. (AP pic BAGHDAD: Four people were killed and 48 wounded early on Thursday when Iraqi security forces shot live fire and tear gas canisters at protesters near two key bridges in Baghdad, security and medical sources said. The cause of death was live […]

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Adidas apresenta nova coleção Star Wars

A famosa marca desportiva Adidas lançou uma nova linha de ténis/sapatilhas inspirada na saga Star Wars, mesmo a tempo da febre da força atingir o mundo com a estreia de Star Wars: A Ascensão de Skywalker. A Star Wars collection vai fazer as delícias dos aficionados de Star Wars que sejam simultâneamente obcecados pelo estilo […]

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UK has begun repatriating three British orphans from former ISIS territory in Syria

The British government is set to repatriate a group of three British orphans from Syrian territory formerly under the control of Islamic State (IS) in the coming days. On Thursday, Dr Abdulkarim Omar, head of foreign relations in the Kurdish-led area of northern Syria, tweeted a photo of himself with the UK’s special representative for […]

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Wieder im Einsatz: Robocop Returns mit neuem Regisseur zurück

In den vergangenen Stunden meldete sich Star Trek 4 zurück. Jetzt ist Robocop an der Reihe. Mit Abe Forsythe wurde ein neuer Regisseur gefunden, nachdem Neill Blomkamp passen musste. Robocop Returns ist damit ebenfalls wieder auf Kurs. Von Little Monsters zu Robocop(s) Robocop Returns meldet sich nach mehreren Monaten des Schweigens zurück. Der Anlass dafür […]

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Kelly McParland: Can Chrystia Freeland save the Liberals? (And Canada, while she’s at it

Chrystia Freeland deserves a lot of credit for saving Canada from Donald Trump. Can she save the Liberals from Doug Ford, Jason Kenney and François Legault? That may sound facetious, but it is, in essence, the task she’s been given in her position as minister of intergovernmental affairs. If October’s election proved anything, it’s that […]

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CAR rebel chief held in Chad, says government

A veteran leader of one of the militia that control most of the Central Africa Republic (CAR has been arrested in neighbouring Chad, the CAR government said on Wednesday. Abdoulaye Miskine, leader and founder of an armed group called the Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC, “has been arrested in Chad. We are […]

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Newegg Black Friday 2019 deals: Big discounts on gaming gear and more – CNET

Newegg This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season’s best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET. Black Friday has come to Newegg. Following in the footsteps of Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart, the computer and electronics specialist has unveiled its game plan for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019. […]

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Gordon Sondland’s decision not to be Donald Trump’s fall guy could be a game changer

Updated November 21, 2019 17:19:52 Photo: Mr Sondland is not a perfect witness, James Glenday writes, but his testimony sent shockwaves through the inquiry. (AP: Andrew Harnik This morning Gordon Sondland had a stark choice. Would the wealthy hotelier turned Donald Trump donor turned US ambassador to the European Union try to protect the President […]

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Trump’s ‘no quid pro quo’ call open to interpretation

WASHINGTON — On the same day that members of Congress learned of a whistleblower complaint that would trigger impeachment hearings, U.S. President Donald Trump uttered 12 words that he claims establish his innocence. “I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo,” the president told a U.S. diplomat in the September phone […]

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Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Overthink

If you rehash past conversations, dwell on your choices or get trapped in a tunnel of “what if” scenarios, there’s a pretty good chance you’re an overthinker.  This widespread rumination and over-obsessing has become somewhat of an epidemic. One study from the University of Michigan found that 73% of adults between the ages of 25 […]

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Bushfire threat spreads in Australia as smoke chokes Sydney

BUSHFIRE. Residents defend a property from a bushfire at Hillsville near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP SYDNEY, Australia – The fire danger was elevated across wider swathes of southern Australia on Thursday, November 21, with residents warned to avoid at-risk areas as smoke from bushfires choked Sydney […]

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West-Island property owners facing $50,000 fine for Airbnb

MONTREAL – An Ottawa couple with property in Dollard-des-Ormeaux is facing fines of up to $50,000 after trying and failing to get a permit to rent their unit on Airbnb. Kimberly and Jay Brotztman began renting their West-Island property on Airbnb when Kimberly lost her job. But provincial rules that require renters have permits recently […]

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Singapore kicks out Hong Konger who planned protest

Alex Yeung has a YouTube channel of largely pro-Beijing content. (YouTube/Alex Yeung SINGAPORE: A Hong Kong resident living in Singapore has been “repatriated” home after organising an illegal gathering of mostly ethnic Chinese last month to talk about the ongoing protests, according to localmedia reports. Restaurant owner Alex Yeung, along with a 55-year-old former Hong […]

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Judge Blocks Scheduled Executions of Federal Death Row Inmates

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday halted the executions of four federal prisoners that were scheduled to begin next month, essentially stymieing the Trump administration’s plan to resume the use of the death penalty. Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an injunction late Wednesday […]

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Kenyan army attacked telecom towers in Somalia: UN

A new report by United Nations special investigators says Kenya’s military was responsible for five attacks on telecommunications masts in neighbouring Somalia, including strikes that killed two civilians. The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF attacked communications towers in Somalia between 2017 and 2019, in a possible effort to stop al-Shabaab using mobile signals to detonate bombs, […]

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Prince Andrew to step back from public duties

LLONDON — Prince Andrew is stepping back from public duties with the queen’s permission because of his association with a notorious sex offender. The second son of Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement Wednesday that it has become clear to him in recent days that his association with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey […]

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Lankan Prez Gotabhaya names elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday named his elder brother and former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister after incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe announced his resignation from the post following the election debacle. Mahinda, the current main opposition leader, will assume duties soon after incumbent Wickremesinghe steps down formally on Thursday, AFP reported. […]

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Lawyers launch $500M class action lawsuit against Roundup makers

Toronto-based law firm Diamond & Diamond is spearheading a $500 million class action lawsuit against various Roundup makers, including pharmaceutical company Bayer, the owner of Roundup maker Monsanto. Roundup is a weed killer that contains glyphosate, a herbicide chemical often used by homeowners to treat their lawns. There have been many lawsuits filed across North […]

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Thai court disqualifies opposition leader as MP

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit (centre arrives at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok. (AP pic BANGKOK: Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday disqualified outspoken opposition party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit as a member of parliament after finding him guilty of violating election law. Thanathorn, 40, the leader of the progressive Future Forward Party, has emerged as one of the most […]

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Sondland to impeachment panel: ‘We followed the president’s orders’

By any fair measure, yesterday’s double-header impeachment hearings were brutal for Donald Trump and his allies. An NBC News analysis said plainly that it was “a bad day” for the president and Republicans. Vox added, “Tuesday’s impeachment hearings were a disaster for Republicans.” Today’s proceedings are just now getting underway, but I think it’s safe […]

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Dad-of-two posted ‘sorry I wasn’t good enough’ on Facebook then killed himself

A father-of-two shared a heartbreaking final Facebook post before taking his own life. Paul Young, 41, from Hull, wrote ‘sorry I wasn’t good enough’ just before he killed himself in his flat. The “gorgeous” former model was struggling to cope with the death of his father, who had passed away after a brutal fight with […]

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The British village that keeps finding cash

LONDON: Blackhall Colliery has one claim to fame – its beach featured in the climax of the Michael Caine film “Get Carter”. Apart from that, it is like many struggling former mining villages in northeast England. But the village on the County Durham coast is now at the centre of a mystery – as bundles […]

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