Government announces additional funding for Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac flood victims

STE-MARTHE-SUR-LE-LAC, Que. – The Legault government is putting new measures in place that could mean as much as $17.5 million in relief money for the approximately 1,450 people affected by the floods last spring in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac. On Nov. 4, Public Safety Minister Geneviève Guilbault promised new assistance to support those affected, many of whom only […]

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Buckingham Palace and the Mall evacuated after ‘suspicious vehicle’ found

Police swooped on a ‘suspicious vehicle’ parked outside Buckingham Palace this afternoon. Tourists were told to move as a police cordon was put in place in front of the famous London building. A section of the Mall was also cleared, the Mirror reported. Specialist officers raced to the landmark, but stood down a short time […]

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Crashing and Burning Years After the War Is Over

[At War is a newsletter about the experiences and costs of war. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Friday.] My friend Paul Critchlow fought in Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with valor. Then he returned home to Omaha, Neb., and nobody wanted to talk about it. […]

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Holed up in university, Hong Kong protesters issue demands

HONG KONG – Protesters who have barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university partially cleared a road they were blocking and demanded that the government commit to holding local elections on Nov. 24. One lane of the Tolo Highway was cleared in both directions Friday morning, but the road remained closed after workers sent to […]

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China says only patriots can become HK chief executive

Hong Kong’s demonstrations have developed into anti-Beijing expressions. (AP pic HONG KONG: China’s top official overseeing Hong Kong affairs said Beijing will ensure only people loyal to it become the city’s chief executive, damping hopes of pro-democracy activists. The majority of representatives in Hong Kong’s cabinet, judiciary and legislative bodies should also support the central […]

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Four lions, dubbed the ‘Pride of Tshwane’, found hacked to death in reserve

Four lions with their paws and jaws removed were found dead at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve outside Pretoria on Friday morning, the city of Tshwane’s agriculture MMC Dana Wannenburg said. “Today is a sad day for Tshwane as we report that four lions were killed in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve last night,” Wannenburg said on […]

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule launches key test before first astronaut flight

But it did not go exactly as planned: Only two of the vehicle’s three parachutes deployed. Boeing said in a statement that it’s “too early to determine” what went wrong — “however, having two of three [parachutes] deploy successfully is acceptable for the test parameters and crew safety.” The company added that it does not […]

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Riot police storm Hong Kong malls to nip more protests

HONG KONG — Riot police stormed several malls in Hong Kong on Sunday in a move to thwart more pro-democracy protests, though violence did break out when a knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a local pro-democracy politician. There were calls online urging protesters to gather in seven […]

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Trump can begin steps to pull U.S. out of Paris climate deal

For more than two years, President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election. In […]

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‘No time to celebrate’ – Masisi after landslide victory in Botswana elections

After a bitter campaign marred by his feud with predecessor Ian Khama, BDP leader’s landslide victory may signal more of the same Botswana’s President-elect, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has acknowledged that the national elections his party won so decisively this week were the “most challenging” yet for his party, but was quick to add that he was […]

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Impeachment transcripts become latest…

Up until now, the congressional impeachment inquiry has unfolded largely behind closed doors. There have been some exceptions – some witnesses, for example, have publicly released their opening statements – but by and large, a limited number of officials have been privy to the depositions. That will soon change. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif., a member […]

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Coming soon! Meet the new Mk8 – Volkswagen builds its fastest Golf yet

More than 35-million Golf in various versions have been produced worldwide since the first generation, 26-million of them at the Wolfsburg plant in Germany. Volkswagen will be unveiling the new model Golf 8 during a global launch. Join us on Thursday evening, October 24, for the live reveal online. Watch this space. The Golf 8 features […]

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Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Mariam gets bail in sugar mills case

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz was on Monday granted bail in Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM case by the Lahore High Court (LHC. In the hearing held on October 31, a two-member bench of the High Court had reserved its verdict after all parties had concluded their arguments in the money laundering case, […]

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UK’s Johnson ‘sorry’ for Brexit delay

Johnson blames Britain’s failure to leave as scheduled on parliament passing what he called the ‘Surrender Act’. (AFP pic LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday apologised for not taking Britain out of the European Union by Oct 31, while Brexit figurehead Nigel Farage said he will not stand in next month’s general election. […]

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Heartbreak for young family after mum diagnosed with dementia aged just 35

A young dad has told of his heartache after his wife was diagnosed with dementia aged just 35 – leaving him no choice but to let her live in a care home. Barbara Bamford was only diagnosed with the condition six months ago but already she’s struggling to talk to her beloved daughters Chloe, 14, […]

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Britain’s snap election is unlikely to make Brexit any clearer

Pro Brexit anti European Union Leave protesters demonstrating in Westminster on what, prior to another Brexit Day extension, would have been the day the UK was scheduled to leave the EU, and instead political parties commence campaigning for a General Election on 31st October 2019 in London, England, United Kingdom. Mike Kemp | In Pictures […]

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6 wounded as bloody brawl caps day of Hong Kong mall chaos

HONG KONG – A bloody knife fight in Hong Kong left 6 people wounded on Sunday evening, November 3, including a local pro-democracy politician who had his ear bitten off, capping another chaotic day of political unrest in the city. Flashmob rallies erupted inside multiple shopping centers across the international finance hub over the afternoon, […]

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend as Man Utd and Arsenal struggle again

Joshua King reigns over former club as Solskjaer’s side stumble again Quietly, Manchester United had assembled a four-match unbeaten run in all competitions ahead of this trip to the not-so-sunny South Coast, but produced another moribund showing in the rain to slip to a 1-0 defeat. It was a day defined by a former Manchester […]

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At least 17 dead in Nepal bus accident

KATHMANDU: At least 17 people, including seven children, died when a crowded bus swerved off the road and plunged into a river in central Nepal on Sunday, officials said. The bus skidded off the road in Sindhupalchowk district, northwest of the capital Kathmandu, and plunged 50 metres (165 feet down into the Sunkosi River. “So […]

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How to customize the look of your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers

If you’ve ever wished that your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers had a little more color, you have two options: buy a new $80 set, selecting from the very limited batch of color options that Nintendo makes, or customize the ones that you already own. I’m not talking about simply applying some decal stickers. Several manufacturers […]

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Protests at Hong Kong’s upmarket mall turn violent

Hong Kong anti-government protesters crowded an upmarket shopping mall in running clashes with police on Sunday, with several suffering bloody wounds a day after parts of the Chinese-ruled city became a battleground. A human chain in Cityplaza, in the eastern suburb of Taikoo Shing, turned into a bloody face-to-face conflict with police, running up and […]

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Scott Morrison meets Chinese Premier as Australia hopes to emerge from diplomatic freezer – China power

Photo: Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, met the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, on Sunday afternoon. Australian and Chinese leaders have talked up the opportunities for future cooperation on issues of common interest, brushing aside recent diplomatic strain stemming from philosophical differences. A 45-minute meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was the first item on […]

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