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Strong winds cause significant damage across GTA, thousands without power Strong winds cause significant damage across GTA, thousands without power
- May 07, 2018

Wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour were reported. "One suffered catastrophic injuries at the scene, and was pronounced there", Halton Police Staff Sgt. Severe thunderstorms and high winds swept across greater Toronto and southern Ontario on Friday. In Milton, the winds downed 12 hydro poles, leaving some 10,000 customers without power. (more...)
Namaz should be offered at designated places: Khattar Namaz should be offered at designated places: Khattar
- May 06, 2018

The Chief Minister was replying to a question raised by media persons at airport here regarding offering Namaz at public places , before leaving for seven-day tour to Israel and United Kingdom. But if there are objection from any department, then we have to be carefull. "They shall make it convenient to attend any meeting that your officers may consider necessary on the subject so as to ensure expeditious implementation of this proposal which has already been declared as National Project by ... (more...)
A reset button on India and China's relationship? A reset button on India and China's relationship?
- May 06, 2018

INDIA and China have a historically hostile relationship, so too much should not be expected from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "informal" summit with President Xi Jinping at Wuhan last week. The Japanese and US governments have set out the "Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy" to counter China's One Belt One Road Initiative. The idea behind having an informal summit between the two leaders was so that there was no set agenda and both could talk freely about issues that concerns them. (more...)
'Stop drama of eating with Dalits': Mohan Bhagwat tells BJP-leaders 'Stop drama of eating with Dalits': Mohan Bhagwat tells BJP-leaders
- May 06, 2018

Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who snapped his party's alliance with the BJP in February this year to join the RJD-led alliance, told PTI that NDA governments in the Centre and Bihar have been a disappointment for Dalits for Bihar with the community in the state staring at a crisis. (more...)
Local elections: Theresa May not 'an electoral failure', says pollster Local elections: Theresa May not 'an electoral failure', says pollster
- May 06, 2018

While the party is able to celebrate its best result in London since 1971, many commentators have observed it could have been much better - especially for an Opposition at this stage in the electoral cycle. Should the Tories have lost such key citadels of a super-rich clique, May's already precarious existence as party leader would have been sealed. A dispute over the handling of anti-Semitism in the party may have also cost support for Labour and Mr. (more...)
Ekiti APC primaries stalled as agents clash over alleged irregularities Ekiti APC primaries stalled as agents clash over alleged irregularities
- May 06, 2018

Sincerely, I had wanted to be in Ekiti but when you have this situation where Congress is holding the same time their primary election is holding, charity begins at home, I must stay in Lagos to ensure that I help the party here. The disruption led to protest by some party officials who raised suspicions that the election was being compromised. Tinubu stated: "I believe those in charge of the primary in Ekiti will do the right thing". (more...)
SNL mocks Giuliani for Stormy Daniels revelation SNL mocks Giuliani for Stormy Daniels revelation
- May 06, 2018

The sexual encounter allegedly took place in 2006, four months after Trump's wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron. "The President of the United States did not in any way violate the campaign finance law", Giuliani, who recently joined Trump's personal legal team, told Fox News' Jeanine Pirro on "Justice with Judge Jeanine". (more...)
Hall County officials name 26-year-old Snellville man as highway sniper Hall County officials name 26-year-old Snellville man as highway sniper
- May 06, 2018

Though investigators were not able to speak to Harbour, Booth said they determined that he had fired at cars from the woods north of Tribble Gap Road. Two people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. It appears that a 9mm pistol was the only weapon used in the shooting. (more...)
Women, children killed as bandits invade Kaduna community again Women, children killed as bandits invade Kaduna community again
- May 06, 2018

The source said many people were still missing and that arrangements were being made to evacuate those who sustained injuries during the attack. Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu did not answer calls to his phone at the time of filing this report. (more...)
Turkey vows to launch new cross-border military operations Turkey vows to launch new cross-border military operations
- May 06, 2018

According to the Turkish General Staff, through the operation, the country wants to stabilise its border and also protect Syrians from terrorists. Turkey's President Erdogan says manifesto to reveal presidential system's future, May 6 2018. (more...)
New Zealand-bound tanker smuggling Sri Lankans intercepted New Zealand-bound tanker smuggling Sri Lankans intercepted
- May 06, 2018

A total of 127 Sri Lankans will be charged for entering Malaysia illegally while nine Malaysians, four Indonesians and four Sri Lankans will be investigated for people smuggling, he added. Out of the 131 persons, 127 have been arrested under the Immigration Act 1959/63. It is believed the ship was heading to Australia and New Zealand. (more...)
Son Calls Minnesota Woman Accused of Killing 2 'Good Lady' Son Calls Minnesota Woman Accused of Killing 2 'Good Lady'
- May 06, 2018

Braden Riess said in an interview on the syndicated " Inside Edition " that aired yesterday that his mother burned through a half-million-dollar inheritance because of her gambling addiction. Hutchinson's purse was found in the room with missing credit cards and cash. Authorities were not aware of any connection between the two women, but believed Riess shot and killed Hutchinson to assume her identity. (more...)
Moon, Trump to discuss talks with North Moon, Trump to discuss talks with North
- May 06, 2018

Rudy Giuliani said Saturday that "there is a good chance" that three Americans detained in North Korea "will be released over the next several days" despite saying Thursday that the release would take place that day. Trump is to push North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. The New York Times said Trump had asked the Pentagon for troop withdrawal options, although Trump said it was not true and Bolton called the report "utter nonsense". (more...)
Wanted fugitive Jamie Acourt arrested in Barcelona Wanted fugitive Jamie Acourt arrested in Barcelona
- May 06, 2018

Police detained 41-year-old Jamie Acourt as he left a gym in Barcelona on Friday afternoon, Britain's National Crime Agency said. Ian Cruxton, Head of International Operations for the NCA, said, "Our ability to share information and work at speed with our international partners ensures there is no safe haven for fugitives". (more...)
CM orders probe into flag fiasco CM orders probe into flag fiasco
- May 06, 2018

Chief minister Nitish Kumar , on Saturday ordered a thorough probe into the fiasco that has surfaced in Jamui district, where a Pakistani girl was featured as "brand ambassador" on a booklet brought out to publicise " Swachh Jamui, Swasth Jamui (clean Jamui , healthy Jamui )" and "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" campaigns. (more...)
Lebanese vote in first common election in 9 years Lebanese vote in first common election in 9 years
- May 06, 2018

Lebanon has one of many world's highest debt-to-GDP ratios and the Worldwide Financial Fund has warned its fiscal trajectory is unsustainable. Lebanon's legislative polls have been postponed three times since 2009 due to political wrangling over the electoral law and security concerns related to Syria's civil war. (more...)
Multi-vehicle crash near Cremona kills one, sends two to hospital Multi-vehicle crash near Cremona kills one, sends two to hospital
- May 06, 2018

The driver and her 30-year-old male passenger, both from Little Saskatchewan First Nation, who were wearing seatbelts, exited the vehicle where the passenger was subsequently struck by a southbound pickup truck. The collision is being investigated by East Kootenay Traffic Services and the BC Coroners Service. Saturday morning RCMP responded to two fatal collisions. (more...)
Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals
- May 06, 2018

Though, till now their statistics are inspiring. With Robin Uthappa set to play at number three only, Gill might have to bat at five or six, leaving the fourth spot for Rana. Holkar Cricket Stadium Pitch Report: The stadium has always presented batting friendly pitches and tonight should be the same. When is the IPL match Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders? Batting first, KXIP got off to another explosive start as the destructive duo of KL Rahul and Gayle shared a 54-run ... (more...)
No cost should be spared to ensure workers' safety: Ramaphosa No cost should be spared to ensure workers' safety: Ramaphosa
- May 06, 2018

The epicentre of the 2.2-magnitude quake was close to where the miners were working on May 3, and 13 employees were trapped about three kilometres (two miles) below the surface. "As government and South Africans at large, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased workers, among whom are workers from neighbouring states, including Mozambique". (more...)
BJP MLA Says Child Marriages Can Solve Divorces & 'Love Jihad' BJP MLA Says Child Marriages Can Solve Divorces & 'Love Jihad'
- May 06, 2018

Aaj agar kisi ki shaadi sahi samay pe nahi hoti, woh bhatak jaata hai aur phir Love Jihad jaisi ghatnaayein hoti hain. Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Madhya Pradesh, Gopal Parmar in a controversial statement said "Earlier, in villages, people used to get married during childhood, which safeguarded their mentality". (more...)
Ahsan Iqbal injured after being shot at Narowal corner meeting Ahsan Iqbal injured after being shot at Narowal corner meeting
- May 06, 2018

He further said the suspect was stopped from firing a second shot. "The attacker was about to fire a second shot when police and people in the meeting overpowered him", Khan said, adding that Iqbal was undergoing surgery and confirming his life was not in danger. (more...)
Marquez finishes first in the Spanish Grand Prix Marquez finishes first in the Spanish Grand Prix
- May 06, 2018

Honda's British rider Cal Crutchlow secured his first pole since 2016 when he qualified with a record time for the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez de la Frontera yesterday. Rin's crash in the sixth was the third for the season closely followed by Suzuki rider Crutchlow, quickley diminishing his dream of being the first British rider to win a class race from pole position in over 30 years. (more...)
Paul McCartney pays tribute to parents as he receives 'huge honour' Paul McCartney pays tribute to parents as he receives 'huge honour'
- May 06, 2018

He headed to Buckingham Palace with wife Nancy Shevell to finally receive the red ribbon and badge that comes with the honour from the British monarch in an investiture ceremony on Friday. The Queen names the recipients of the award based on people "who have made a major contribution in their field", according to the Royal Family's website. (more...)
Seven Indian engineers abducted by gunmen in Afghanistan's Baglan Seven Indian engineers abducted by gunmen in Afghanistan's Baglan
- May 06, 2018

Meanwhile, at least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured on Sunday after an explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan's Khost city. Razeq, who has a fearsome reputation fighting the Taliban and who has survived dozens of assassination attempts, was not harmed in the attack, which he confirmed had taken place. (more...)
Iraqi Air Force strikes IS target in Syria - PM Iraqi Air Force strikes IS target in Syria - PM
- May 06, 2018

Truman began strikes on the positions of the terrorist organization "Islamic state" in Syria . This order gave the Prime Minister of Iraq . F-16 fighter jets were used in the early morning strike and the raid was "successful", the spokesman of Iraq's security media centre, General Yehya Rassoul, said. (more...)
France, United Kingdom Slam Trump Over Controversial NRA Speech
- May 06, 2018

The French government issued its strongest criticism of Trump since he took office, at a time when President Emmanuel Macron has been reinforcing bilateral ties following a state visit. Needless to say, his speech angered many. Trump's comment on the Paris attacks did not go down well with the French. "They have knives and instead there's blood all over the floors of this hospital", he said. (more...)
Don Blankenship Releases New Ad Attacking Mitch McConnell's 'China Family' Don Blankenship Releases New Ad Attacking Mitch McConnell's 'China Family'
- May 06, 2018

Evan Jenkins , R-W.Va., and the state's attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, to concentrate attacks on each other, with strategies seemingly dismissive of Blankenship's chances to win in November. Chao's parents are US citizens and immigrated to the country in 1961. Blankenship is at odds with McConnell, who he says is "spending millions to defeat me". (more...)
Six Indian nationals abducted by unknown men in Afghanistan? Six Indian nationals abducted by unknown men in Afghanistan?
- May 06, 2018

Zabihullah Shuja, a spokesman for the Baghlan police, said the engineers were traveling to a government-run power station in a minibus when unknown gunmen abducted them and their Afghan driver. This is not the first time the anti-government armed militants attacked a voter registration centre. The area falls on the northern part of the country. (more...)
Trump lawyer Giuliani defends legality of porn star payment Trump lawyer Giuliani defends legality of porn star payment
- May 06, 2018

Mr Giuliani said that he had "confused" the two factors, but that it was irrelevant since Mr Trump had repaid Mr Cohen. He was quickly backed up by Trump, who said on Twitter that he had repaid Cohen. With the U.S. mid-terms only a few months away, Mr Herman warned that if the Republicans were to lose the House of Representatives, then "we would nearly certainly see impeachment proceedings against the President". (more...)
Trump to Ask Israel to Withdraw from Four East Jerusalem Neighborhoods Trump to Ask Israel to Withdraw from Four East Jerusalem Neighborhoods
- May 06, 2018

While the US administration is yet to release details of what US President, Donald Trump has called the "deal of the century", Israeli sources have claimed that the American President will ask Israel to withdraw from four Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem. (more...)

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