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Prime Minister Trudeau dissolves Canada parliament

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Justin Trudeau on Wednesday kicked off the campaign for next month's Canadian general election, gunning to hold onto his liberal majority in a tight race against newcomers on both flanks. A Conservative win would be significantly CAD-positive and a Liberal minority supported by the NDP would be negative. The Conservatives were the overwhelming favourites in Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan, with 60% and 57% respectively - provinces where they already hold the vast majority of seats and ... Read More »

Massive Illinois train derailment sparks chemical fire, numerous evacuations

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It is not clear what the train was transporting or if there are any injuries. The frightening incident occurred at around 12:45 p.m. and caused a tank auto to catch fire, Kristen M. "Initial information indicates the tank auto contained a flammable liquid called methyl isobutyl ketone, which is typically used as a solvent", South explains. Read More »

Philippines confirms first swine fever cases

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In a follow-up report , Philippines agriculture officials announced Monday that samples from pigs in small backyard farms in Rizal province near Manila tested positive for African Swine fever (ASF). With the addition of the Philippines , a fine of NT$200,000 (US$6,400) will be imposed on people arriving from that country found to be carrying pork or pork products, if they are first-time offenders, the center said in a press release. Read More »

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to Lie in State at Two Different Stadiums

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Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital on Friday, aged 95. President Edgar Lungu has urged African leaders to emulate former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe who was fearless in protecting the integrity of his country. The plane carried Vice President Kembo Mohadi and Mugabe's relatives. His nephew, Leo Mugabe, has however denied claims that there were differences between family and government. Read More »

British lawmakers reject holding snap elections ahead of Brexit

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Although the debate ended without a vote and was not attended by the Prime Minister it was targeting, the session had been called by Labour MPs alarmed at the possibility the Prime Minister might find a way around a law they had passed to ban a full Brexit, forcing the nation to delay its withdrawal from the European Union once again. Read More »

Trump says he didn't know Air Force crew stayed at his resort

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Democrats are also concerned about U.S. military stopovers at Glasgow's Prestwick airport, which is near the Trump-owned golf course at Turnberry and which has benefited from purchases of fuel by the USA defense department. Both the Times and Politico's reports come in contrast with President Trump's denials that he was involved in any decision to house the military personnel at his resort. Read More »

China Aug exports shrink amid sharp fall in US shipments

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August's imports of 9.48 million tonnes were up from 8.64 million tonnes in July, and also ahead of 9.15 million tonnes in August a year ago, according to data from the General Administration of Customs. The governments agreed to meet again in September but that was postponed to October. The trade war further strains Beijing-Washington ties, already overshadowed by United States freedom of navigation exercises near Chinese-occupied islands in the disputed South China Sea, and United States ... Read More »

Speaker John Bercow: London’s longest-running one-man show

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Addressing the Commons while his wife looked on from the gallery, Mr Bercow said: "At the 2017 election, I promised my wife and children that it would be my last". The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 introduced fixed-term elections to the Westminster parliament for the first time, as a result of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition agreement which was produced after the 2010 general election. Read More »

Zimbabwe delegation holds mass for Mugabe in Singapoore

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The family spokesperson also addressed rumours that there had been a fallout with the Zimbabwean government in arrangements for Mugabe's burial. Police escorting the vehicle Wednesday morning said the convoy was heading to the airport. But it was reported earlier that Mr Mugabe's family is pushing back against the Zimbabwean government's plans and wants him to be interred in his home village of Kutama, 85km from Harare. Read More »

Blast heard near U.S. Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

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September 11 victims' relatives are greeting the news of President Donald Trump's now-canceled plan for secret talks with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents with mixed feelings. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks throughout a ceremony to introduce the brand new chief of the intelligence service, in Kabul , Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. Read More »

North Korea fires unidentified projectiles toward East Sea

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The launch was the North's first in 17 days, but its 10th missile test this year, as Pyongyang appears to be pressuring the USA amid their stalled dialogue process. Trump rejected Kim's demand for relief from the debilitating USA economic sanctions in return for partial denuclearization. The period suggested by North Korea would correspond with the United Nations Standard Assembly in NY. Read More »

Research By Movemeber Reveals Men's Mental Health At Work A Problem

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Attempting to take one's life is not a crime in the US. The World Health Organization on Monday urged countries to do more to prevent suicides even as the global suicide rate fell slightly. Reporters covering this issue are encouraged to review the Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide (link is external ) for important guidance on ways to communicate on suicide. Read More »

Big losses for Putin's party in Moscow due to 'smart voting'

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The Communist Party was set to win 13 seats, up from five in 2014, final preliminary results showed. Elections for municipal councils and regional governors took place across the country, but most attention was focused on Moscow , where tens of thousands took to the streets this summer after potential opposition candidates were barred from the vote. Read More »

Premier sends out message to commemorate Ashura

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She said the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and his companions to establish truth and justice in society was a glaring and emulating example for the Muslim Ummah across the world. At least 31 people have been killed in a stampede during commemorations for the Shia holy day of Ashura in the Iraqi city of Karbala, officials say. Read More »

Labour's Corbyn offers support hailing courage of Belfast shipyard workers

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Mr Watson will claim going to the polls would not break the Brexit deadlock and insist that while a vote "might at this moment seem inevitable, but that doesn't make it desirable". He announced that shadow labour minister Laura Pidcock would be made employment relations secretary in an incoming Labour cabinet, with responsibility for "rolling out collective bargaining across the economy, sector by sector". Read More »

Iranian tanker row: Ambassador summoned over Syria claim

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Mousavi was quoted by state news agency IRNA as saying that the released Iranian tanker has delivered its oil after docking somewhere in the Mediterranean region. The foreign secretary also accused Iran of illegally supplying weapons to Houthi insurgents in Yemen, supporting what he called "Hezbollah terrorists" and hijacking commercial ships passing through the Gulf. Read More »

USA joins Israel in accusing Iran as nuclear deal flounders

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Iran has said it will negotiate only if Washington lifts the sanctions. Under the JCPOA Iran is only meant to enrich uranium using the less advanced IR-1 centrifuge model. Iran has given another two months to the European signatories to take meaningful action to save the JCPOA as a France-led diplomatic process is underway between the two sides. Read More »

Hurricane Dorian washes up cocaine bricks on Florida beaches

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But that didn't stop people from flocking to the beach to take photos and videos of the jeep as the tide rose and heavy rains and winds began to batter the coastline. Over in Cocoa Beach about 20 miles north, police were also alerted of duffel bag that had washed on to shore. According to the police officers, 16 cocaine bricks made their approach to the Florida seashores. Read More »

It’s the peak of the hurricane season, and it’s busy out there

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Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands has confirmed the death toll from Hurricane Dorian has reached 44 victims. It has a 30 percent chance of development over the next five days. Hurricane season ends November 30. It is a weak area of low pressure, associated with a tropical wave and is producing disorganised showers and thunderstorms. Read More »

Planes carrying Russian, Ukrainian prisoners land in Moscow, Kiev

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Planes carrying 35 prisoners from each side landed simultaneously in Moscow and Kiev , where the passengers emerged under sunny skies. Roman Sushchenko, who was jailed in Russia , is greeted by his relatives upon arrival in Kiev after Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap , at Borispil International Airport, outside Kiev , Ukraine, on September 7, 2019. Read More »

Turkey says Washington is stalling on Syria 'safe zone'

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Turkey has been urgent for the zone to keep the Syrian Kurdish fighters absent from the border. "We expect from the U.S.to stand with us in our efforts on fighting terrorism and on establishing safe zones for migrants ", Erdogan said at a reception, which was held as part of U.S. Read More »

Ashura stampede leaves at least 31 dead

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The ministry did not disclose how they had been killed but shrine officials told Reuters the stampede took place towards the end of the procession, when thousands of pilgrims rushed towards the shrine during what is known as the Tuwairij run. Read More »

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu promises to annex Jordan Valley if he wins elections

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There has been no response from the White House to this announcement . "I'm going to extend sovereignty", he said in an interview with Israeli Channel 12 at the time. Israelis who live in the area have built settlements that opponents believe are illegal. Ahead of his speech, Netanyahu's team billed the announcement as "dramatic" and allowed rumors to float about what the troubled leader would be discussing just one week ahead of his next election. Read More »

United Kingdom opposition rages at Johnson after he suspends Parliament

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The legislators voted 293 to 46 to turn down the government's wish to hold a general election on October 15. Johnson may not consider Farage a friend, but Farage extended Johnson an olive branch last week, saying , "If Boris decides the only way forward, to get Brexit delivered, is through a general election offering people a clean break, in those circumstances, I'm 100% behind him wanting to win the election, there would be a non-aggression pact". Read More »

Hong Kong fans boo Chinese anthem at soccer game

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The protesters wanted the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that would require Washington to make an annual assessment of whether Hong Kong is sufficiently autonomous from mainland China to retain special U.S. Protests in Hong Kong against China have entered the football field and in full view of the global community. Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings on Friday downgraded Hong Kong's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating to "AA" from "AA+", and said it expects ... Read More »

Israeli troops kill Gaza teens during border protests: medics

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A relative of a Palestinian who was killed at Israeli-Gaza border fence, reacts at the hospital in the northern Gaza Strip September 6, 2019. Sunday at dawn, IAF warplanes launched several raids on Hamas positions across the Gaza Strip, causing extensive damage, but no injuries. Read More »

Fukushima nuclear plant may dump radioactive water into Pacific

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Japan's environment minister has said that utility Tokyo Electric is running out of room to store contaminated water from Fukushima . Even after being treated, the water, used to cool reactor cores that suffered meltdowns at the plant following the 2011 natural disaster and tsunami, remains contaminated with tritium. Read More »

John Bolton out as national security adviser

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Mr. Trump said that he "disagreed strongly " with many of Mr. Bolton's suggestions, "as did others in the administration". Trump added that he will name a new national security adviser next week. Trump tweeted the news at about noon Tuesday. Bolton's exit comes as Trump moves closer to direct talks with Iran after pulling out of the nuclear deal, and likely signals a shift in the administration's strategy toward a softer line with Tehran. Read More »

Wilbur Ross Threatened To Fire NOAA Employees After Birmingham Statement

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Bush, who was sacked from Today in 2016 after a 2005 tape emerged in which he laughs along as Donald Trump brags about groping women, on Monday night returned to TV as the host of Extra , addressing the scandal on his first show by saying he's now "going again" after having fallen "into a nasty rabbit hole for about a year in a half". Read More »

Oil tanker unloaded cargo on Mediterranean coast, says Tehran

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Legal procedure concerning the British oil tanker is about over and "we hope it will be released in the near future", Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted as saying. Tensions between arch-enemies Iran and the United States have soared ever since Washington stepped up its campaign of "maximum pressure" against Tehran and reimposed sanctions after leaving the landmark 2015 nuclear deal previous year. Read More »