Canada’s Afghan War vets honoured with exhibit in Royal Montreal Regiment

Five years after the end of Canada’s longest war veterans who served in Afghanistan are being honoured in a new exhibit in the Royal Montreal Regiment. Roughly 40,000 Canadian troops served in the war between 2011 and 2014. Among them was Cpt. Alan Vincent who was deployed to Kandahar as part of a reconstruction team […]

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Iran unveils new anti-U.S. murals at former embassy

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran on Saturday, November 2, unveiled new anti-American murals on the walls of the former US embassy as Tehran prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the storming of what it labels the “den of spies”. The accusatory message of the paintings was one of a violent US that is thirsty for […]

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Turkey says will send Islamic State prisoners to home countries

Turkish Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu said Europe’s inaction was ‘not acceptable’ — AFP pic ISTANBUL, Nov 2 — Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said today Turkey would send captured Islamic State members back to their home countries, and he complained about European inaction on the matter. “That is not acceptable to us. It’s also irresponsible,” […]

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Priest Dies in Northern New York in Storm That Lashed the Northeast

A storm that brought high winds and heavy rains slammed swaths of the Northeast on Thursday, claiming the life of a priest in Northern New York, flooding roads and leaving hundreds of thousands without power, officials said. As of Saturday morning, more than 241,000 buildings and homes in New York were without electricity, and nearly […]

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Afghan Islamic State after Baghdadi

On October 26, the U.S. announced that the Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed, in an apparent suicide detonation during a raid at his house in Idlib, Syria. Baghdadi was the leader of the IS insurgency since its inception and had executed many gruesome attacks in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. His death is […]

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Trump says ‘I Love New York’ as he moves residence to Florida

President Donald Trump declared his love of New York on Friday but criticized its Democratic leaders, a day after he announced he had moved his primary residence from the Empire State to Florida. In a series of tweets, Trump said “New York can never be great again under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo” or […]

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How Bangladeshi migrants’ Saudi dream came crashing

In 2015, Saudi Arabia dispatched a 19-member team to Dhaka with a mission to hire Bangladeshi women as workers, ending a long employment ban. The deal signed between the two countries brought cheer to millions of potential migrants. Greedy agents spread out across the impoverished parts of the country to lure economic migrants. In the […]

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Facebook will allow UK election candidates to run false ads

The policy is being championed by Facebook executive Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom who himself once complained about “lies” spread during the 2016 Brexit referendum. The company will not fact-check ads run by British political parties and the thousands of candidates running for election to the House of Commons. […]

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Hong Kong protests continue despite recession

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannons on Saturday as thousands of democracy protesters hit the streets, defying authorities with another unsanctioned march after Beijing vowed to tighten control over the unrest-plagued city. The ongoing turmoil has plunged Hong Kong into recession, with the protests impacting retail sales and tourism. The trade war […]

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UAW president taking paid leave amid corruption probe

United Auto Workers (UAW president Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption in the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. The federal government has been investigating fraud and misuse of funds at the UAW for more than two years. In late […]

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Pakistan failed to limit terror groups like LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad in 2018, says US State Department

The US State Department said on Friday in its Country Reports on Terrorism for 2018 that Pakistan had failed to “significantly limit” terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad from raising money, recruiting and training inside its territory. The United States also said that Pakistan allowed candidates overtly affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba front organisations to contest the […]

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Kurdish commander in talks with Russia, Syria but has ‘no confidence’

ROME: The commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF said he mistrusted both the Syrian government and Russia, but said in remarks published Saturday that he would follow “a political path” for the sake of peace. Mazlum Abdi, also known as Kobani, told Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper that future negotiations required guarantees from the […]

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3 bodies found after S.Korean helicopter crash near disputed Japan islets

A South Korea coast guard vessel carries out search and rescue operations in waters off the controlled islets of Dokdo. (AP pic SOUTH KOREA: South Korean rescuers located three bodies believed to be among seven who went missing after their chopper crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from islets disputed with Japan, officials […]

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8 children killed by roadside bomb: Afghan officials

KABUL – An Afghan official says eight children have been killed by a roadside bomb near their school in the northeastern Takhar province. Sayed Mehraj Sadat, the provincial police chief, said the victims of Saturday’s attack were from 10 to 15 years old. He says the bomb’s intended target was most likely Afghan security forces, […]

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Tham Luang tourists line up for visit

A swarm of desperate tourists have flocked to a Thai cave that has reopened a year after a young soccer team became trapped for weeks and a diver died trying to rescue them. Officials from the Tham Luang National Park said at least 2000 tourists have arrived at the park to be among the very […]

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Trump-ally Nigel Farage offers Boris Johnson a Brexit election alliance

Nigel Farage at the Brexit Party’s General Election campaign launch at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, London. Stefan Rousseau – PA Images | PA Images | Getty Images LONDON — The leader of the U.K. Brexit Party, Donald Trump-ally Nigel Farage, kicked off his election campaign on Friday with an offer and a warning to […]

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Julian Assange’s treatment in prison putting his life at risk, UN rights expert warns

Photo: Nils Melzer’s statement pointed out that Assange had completed his prison sentence for violating bail terms. The treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing the threat of extradition from Britain to the US on espionage charges, is putting his life “at risk”, according to an independent UN rights expert. “Unless the UK […]

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England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup final: Pep Guardiola invites Eddie Jones to visit Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has invited Eddie Jones and his England staff to visit Manchester City following Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final. Jones visited Guardiola during the Catalan’s time in charge of Bayern Munich in order to observe training and learn from his methods. The England head coach described his time with Guardiola as “fascinating” and “bloody brilliant”, […]

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Watch these robot blocks cluster together with a hive mind

MIT researchers first showed off its self-assembling “M-Block” robot cubes in 2013 — and this week, they shared a video of what they’re calling M-Blocks 2.0 (via TechCrunch. Like the first version of the blocks, M-Blocks 2.0 move by generating momentum with an internal flywheel, and can climb on and around each other using magnets: […]

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Tesla chief Elon Musk says he’s going offline

Elon Musk is going offline from Twitter after questioning “the good” of the social networking site. “Not sure about good of Twitter,” the Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer tweeted on Friday, following up with “going offline.” Musk’s Twitter account was not deactivated as of 1730 GMT. “Reddit still seems good,” he said. The eccentric billionaire […]

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California firefighters struggle with big wildfire

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters struggled Friday to contain a big Southern California wildfire amid shifting winds, forcing authorities to expand evacuations as forecasters extended fire weather warnings into the weekend. The blaze dubbed the Maria Fire erupted late Thursday northwest of Los Angeles during what had been expected to be the tail end of a […]

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