• Federal Budget to be Announced Today
Federal Budget to be Announced Today

I applaud the government on reinstating the Conservative small business tax rate of nine per cent. "Justin Trudeau has failed Canadians with disabilities by slamming them with higher taxes". This is less funding than had been expected ($1.4 billion over three years) and we are concerned that the Trudeau government continues to endanger land, water ...

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  • Songs, heartfelt words fill the Rev. Billy Graham's funeral
Songs, heartfelt words fill the Rev. Billy Graham's funeral

Plans for Friday's service took shape in the years after his last crusade in 2005 as he huddled with confidants and loved ones in his North Carolina mountain home. He added: "There weren't two Billy Grahams ". Both directions of the parkway are shut down between South Tryon Street and Tyvola Road. Rev. Graham died at his home in Montreat, Nort...

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  • 4 Islamic extremists dead after embassy attack — BURKINA FASO ATTACK
4 Islamic extremists dead after embassy attack — BURKINA FASO ATTACK

Avoid downtown Ouagadougou . Shelter in place. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said at least seven Burkinabe security personnel were killed. Amade Kafando, director general of Burkina Faso's army health department. The violence, which the government called a terrorist attack , marked a further deterioration in former French col...

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  • Flood barriers and evacuations as storm pounds US Northeast
Flood barriers and evacuations as storm pounds US Northeast

A winter storm in New England dumping heavy snow. New York's LaGuardia airport halted all arrivals and departures due to high winds on Friday afternoon. Nearly 5,000 customers were without power. The coastal flooding is the result of a long fetch of easterly winds, reaching hurricane force (75 miles per hour), pointed squarely at the north-south ...

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  • North Korea May Be Aiding Syria's Deadly Gas Attacks On Civilians
North Korea May Be Aiding Syria's Deadly Gas Attacks On Civilians

That North Korea continues to do brisk business with other rogue states despite being subject to perhaps the tightest sanctions regime ever imposed on any country illustrates the limitations, and even downsides, of punishing rogue states by cutting them out of the legitimate global marketplace.

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  • Child Sobs As Turkish President Promises To 'Honor' Her Over Martyrdom
Child Sobs As Turkish President Promises To 'Honor' Her Over Martyrdom

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was delivering a speech at his ruling party AK Parti's congress in the Turkish city of Kahramanmaraş this past weekend when he spotted six-year-old Amine Tiras crying in front of him. The stronger ties were also felt in air travel, as national flag carrier Turkish Airlines now flies to 52 destinations in 33 African countries. ...

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  • Afghan President Ghani calls for peace talks with Taliban
Afghan President Ghani calls for peace talks with Taliban

A man believed to be a German national is being questioned at Kandahar Air Field after being caught with a group of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's restive southern Helmand province, officials said Thursday. Ghani said the momentum for peace was building from neighbouring countries that increasingly saw the necessity of a stable Afghanistan ...

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  • Supreme Court won't review DACA for now
Supreme Court won't review DACA for now

DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , offers two-year work permits and protections from deportation to undocumented people who came to the United States as children. The announcement was a setback to the Trump administration, which had sought to bypass a federal appeals court. Protesters shout slogans against President ...

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  • Kiwis to equal their best ODI streak against England
Kiwis to equal their best ODI streak against England

It would be a big blow. He's taken the keeping on as well so we've asked quite a lot of him. Chapman, who has played two ODIs for Hong Kong previously, made his debut for New Zealand recently in the trans-Tasman Tri-Series and his inclusion came following an injury to George Worker in the recently concluded Ford Trophy final.

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  • Christian Holy Site Shut Over Tax Dispute
Christian Holy Site Shut Over Tax Dispute

So in early February Nir Barkat , the mayor of Jerusalem, put liens on the churches' bank accounts (now lifted) for unpaid taxes totalling 650m shekels ($187m). The move was accompanied by angry reactions from the Palestinians, who see part of Jerusalem as their future capital, and dire warnings of increased tensions from the worldwide community.

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  • Black Panther: The Impact on the Black Community
Black Panther: The Impact on the Black Community

Adding an estimated $108 million to its coffers, Black Panther , easily topped the weekend box office for the second week in a row. Also worth noting, per Buzzfeed , Black Panther earned the second best weekend at the domestic office ever ( The Force Awakens is no.

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  • Ruling BJD wins Bijepur bypoll in Odisha
Ruling BJD wins Bijepur bypoll in Odisha

Subal Sabu's wife Rita Sahu has been fielded this time by the BJD , while Ashok Panigrahi is nominated by the BJP , and Pranay Sahu by the Congress . During this phase, sporadic violence provided fodder to politicking with shoe hurling on Naveen Patnaik at a rally and attack on Labour Minister Sushant Singh's brother pitching the BJD against...

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  • Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Faces September Trial
Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Faces September Trial

District Court for the District of Columbia. Manafort and Gates were originally indicted in October , and then slapped with a 32-count indictment in Virginia for charges that included bank and tax fraud. Charges also have been filed against 13 Russians, but they remain fugitives. Greg Andres, a prosecutor on Mueller's team, told the cour...

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  • Tell Congress to Protect the Open Internet
Tell Congress to Protect the Open Internet

Democrats , who control 49 seats in the 100-person chamber, have the backing of 50 senators for repeal, leaving them one vote short of a majority. Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat from MA, led the charge in the Senate to introduce a bill that uses a legislative tool known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify the FCC's December vote t...

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  • PPP's Kaira hails decision of Shehbaz being made PML-N president
PPP's Kaira hails decision of Shehbaz being made PML-N president

In his address to the CWC after his nomination, Shahbaz said that Sharif's unparalleled efforts tremendously popularised the PML-N and made it the most popular party of Pakistan. Sharif criticized his disqualification by terming it a conspiracy against him. Observers believe Nawaz's removal from the party post could impact the PML-N's campaign...

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  • Sridevi's former co-stars Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan land in Mumbai to console family
Sridevi's former co-stars Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan land in Mumbai to console family

She was one of the highest paid Hindi film actress from 1985 till 1992. Besides acting, the songs in these films - "Itho enthan theivam munnaley" in Babu and "Nalla Perai Vaangavendum Pillaikale" in Nam Naadu - laid the foundations for her film career.

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  • Mediterranean Diet As Healthy as Being Vegetarian, Study Shows
Mediterranean Diet As Healthy as Being Vegetarian, Study Shows

New research has found that a meat-free diet could be just as effective at reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke as the popular Mediterranean diet . The Mediterranean diet led to a greater reduction in triglyceride levels. Sofi, "is that a low-calorie lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet can help patients reduce cardiovascular risk about the same as ...

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  • AAP submits video of assault on MLAs to Delhi Police
AAP submits video of assault on MLAs to Delhi Police

Meanwhile, Delhi Police reportedly said the CCTV footage in the alleged assault case was tampered with. Additional Sessions Judge Anju Bajaj Chandana, while hearing the bail plea of imprisoned AAP MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amanatulla Khan, was informed of the developments.

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  • Labour's Corbyn backs Customs Union membership
Labour's Corbyn backs Customs Union membership

Mrs May stuck to her position. So what would the government like? If Labour turns its back on good collaboration between the Government and the private sector - putting vital sectors exclusively in the hands of politicians - public services, infrastructure and taxpayers will ultimately pay the price.

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  • American tourist arrested after woman dismembered in Japan
American tourist arrested after woman dismembered in Japan

NY resident Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar , 26, was already in police custody on suspicion of "confining" a missing 27-year-old woman when police found the head, Japan's Asahi Shimbun reports . The woman went missing after she left her workplace in Sanda on February 15. But she was never seen in subsequent footage, the Kyodo News agency report...

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