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Freezing Rain Coming to Toronto, Ottawa

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Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, warning of a "snowstorm beginning Monday and continuing Monday night and Tuesday". Environment Canada says the most significant freezing rain will be seen in an area stretching from the Bruce Peninsula and northern Grey County in the west through Barrie to Peterborough, Kingston and beyond. Read More »

Train Hits Barrier in Sydney, at Least 15 Hurt

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At least three people were initially trapped but all passengers have since been freed, the spokeswoman said, and the incident was still unfolding nearly an hour after it occurred. "It's all chaos here", another caller, Steve, told the station. Sydney Trains boss Howard Collins said he had been made aware of the event and confirmed the incident will be investigated. Read More »

Canadian billionaires were murdered, say detectives

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Barry, 75, and Honey, 70, were found together in the basement of of their Toronto mansion, according to a private investigator. The source said their bodies were in an upright seated position on the floor near an indoor pool. The independent sleuths also suspect the couple may have been killed on December 13 - two days before they were discovered - based on the clothes Honey Sherman, 70, was wearing at the time. Read More »

Henry Bolton clings on as UKIP leader despite vote of no confidence

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Bolton, 54, took to Facebook to lambast his enemies within Ukip, adding that they had collaborated with the "left wing media" to try and turn the party's membership against him. Mr Bolton told ITV's Peston On Sunday: "I don't believe I have done anything wrong". A source close to Mr Farage said: "Nigel has always said that he would return if Brexit appeared to be under threat". Read More »

Protest rally over Macedonia name issue concluded in Thessaloniki

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Central Macedonia, in Greece, is the country's most popular tourist destination. They waved Greek flags, held banners reading "There is only one Macedonia and it is Greek!" and chanted the national anthem as they rallied around the statue of Alexander the Great in the centre of the city and along its seaside promenade and port. Read More »

India, Pakistan should come together to fight poverty, says Modi

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Modi said: "At Davos, I look forward to sharing my vision for India's future engagement with the worldwide community". He will deliver the opening plenary address on 23rd of January. "We showed respect for the federal structure", he said and added that new systems always created unease in the beginning. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, WEF. Read More »

Trump boasts of 'unprecedented success' amid shutdown, Women's March

She added that although the overarching message of the Women's March has remained constant, public perception of the march may have changed this past year. The activists marked the first anniversary of the Women's March in which 440,000 women gathered in Washington to protest the inauguration of President Trump . Read More »

Iraqi courtroom sentences German lady of Arab descent to…

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It also is the first death sentence pronounced against a European woman and indicates the hard line Iraqis will pursue against westerners who went to the Middle East to fight for the terror group. But according to Iraqi and Kurdish commanders, hundreds of jihadists would have surrendered, thousands more would have managed to sneak among the displaced or stay on the spot by returning to "civilian life". Read More »

In Key Vote, CPM Rejects Sitaram Yechury's Call For Tie-Up With Congress

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The adopted draft resolution will be circulated among the party's rank and file and may be amended at the Hyderabad meeting. He said that that the IPFT has claimed to have received assurance from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah that their demand for a separate tribal state would be considered positively, and if this was the case, this was the extent of promises that the BJP could agree in order to defeat the Left. Read More »

Montecito mudslide rescue crew returns to San Diego

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A coastal highway in California has reopened almost two weeks after it was swamped by a massive mudslide that killed 21 people. A "hard closure" had been put in place on Santo Tomas Lane, which is east of Olive Mill Road and in an area that was hit hard by the mud and debris flows. Read More »

Supreme Court lifts ban on screening of Padmaavat by four states

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In Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said that " Padmaavat " continues to remain banned in the state and the government would take its next step in the matter after studying the Supreme Court order . Its original release on December 1 was put on hold amid rising anger and demonstrations, with some legislators requesting that the federal government ban the film. Read More »

Merkel, Macron to deepen Franco-German cooperation,…

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Even if, as seems likely, SPD party delegates vote to open formal talks with Merkel's CDU/CSU, the final word, when coalition talks conclude, falls to more than 443,000 SPD rank-and-file members in a postal vote. "This is achievable for the improvement of the lives of people in Germany and in Europe". He urged the SPD to seize the chance to help drive deeper European Union integration and counter the rise of right-wing populists across the continent. Read More »

Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

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The Taleban has claimed responsibility for the attack, which came after recent security warnings to avoid hotels and other places frequented by foreigners. Stating that the USA stands with the government and people of Afghanistan, he said the U.S. remain firmly committed to supporting Afghan efforts to achieve peace, security, and prosperity for their country. Read More »

Fleetwood holds off McIlroy to retain crown

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I holed the putts on the back nine. Overnight joint leader, Belgium's Thomas Pieters (72), and England's Chris Paisley (69), victor of last week's South African Open, were tied fifth at 17-under 271. Fisher, who came close to winning two big tournaments late past year (Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and Italian Open) before finishing second, complimented Fleetwood on his strong finish. Read More »

Four killed, nine injured in blaze at hotel in Prague

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Two people, a young man from Germany and a young woman from South Korea, died in the blaze and another two women succumbed to their injuries in hospital. Two firemen were also injured after suffering a fall while inside the hotel. Prague mayor Adriana Krnacova, who was at the scene, expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims who have not been immediately identified. Read More »

Trump campaign ad calls Dems 'complicit' in officers' deaths

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Because the Democrats support the dreamers, the ad accuses them of also defending unauthorized immigrants who are "pure evil", such as one accused of killing two police officers who wished he had "killed more ". Politifact noted previous year that there is no national database of crimes committed by undocumented migrants, but while the number of undocumented immigrants in the USA tripled between the 1990s and 2013, violent crime declined 48% and property crime fell 41% over the same period. Read More »

Most Americans Think It's Racist To Talk About Immigrants From 'Shithole Countries'

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During a government shutdown, the National Park Service typically closes federal parks and monuments until the lapse in funding ends. President Donald Trump can't possibly be a racist because all he cares about is money, his son said on Wednesday in an attempt to deflect accusations against the president after he derided black-majority nations as "shithole countries". Read More »

Government shut-down 'disappointing' for Liberty State Park visitors

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The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island within the territorial jurisdiction of NY, but is federal property administered by the National Park Service. "It's a symbol of America, and especially into today's environment when the federal government is trying to close down the Statue of Liberty, in my opinion - when they try to kick out immigrants, when they try to deport Dreamers". Read More »

Buttler does it for England

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Steve Smith will stay at No.4 for the remainder of the one-day series against England , but the Australian captain says he needs to recapture his own form at the crease. 1- This was the first time Australia had lost the first three matches of an ODI series at home. Buttler, who smoked 28 runs from his last 11 balls, and Woakes's blistering partnership propelled England to 302-6 - a total that proved just enough for the tourists to claim a consolation series victory. Read More »

United States top court to hear travel ban challenge

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In response, the challengers said the policy violates the Constitution because it is biased against Muslims and also violates immigration law. In December, in a sign that the Supreme Court may be more receptive to upholding the September order, the court allowed it to go into effect as the case moved forward. Read More »

African diplomats invite Donald Trump to AU meeting to explain 'shithole' remark

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But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin , who attended the lawmakers' meeting, said that " shithole " was the "exact word used by the president , not just once but repeatedly". But another Republican senator who was there, Lindsey Graham , did not deny the comments were made. Senators inside the meeting are now divided on what they say they heard from the commander in chief. Read More »

Turkey says border town hit by rockets from Syria

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But the campaign risks further increasing tensions with Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Washington, which has supported the YPG in the fight against Islamic State (IS) jihadists and warned Ankara about distracting the focus from that fight. Read More »

Is the Trump-Graham Bromance Officially Dead?

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President Trump also touted a similar outlook on his Twitter handle as he shared a message, "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military", he tweeted . Read More »

Russian Federation warns against failure of Iran nuke deal

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Radiation monitors are running in border towns and locals said interaction with North Koreans had been discouraged. Japanese families who believe their relatives were abducted by North Korea want the International Criminal Court to investigate the disappearances and punish the country's leader, a support group said on Friday. Read More »

South Korea asks North to clarify canceled go to

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A senior Cheong Wa Dae official made the remarks on Sunday, saying that the formation of the joint ice hockey team seems to have been arranged rationally. North Korea now doesn't have any qualified athletes. South Korea's Ministry of Unification on Saturday requested an explanation on Saturday, and informed the North that Seoul intends to follow the plans agreed to in the high-level talks. Read More »

DPRK Delegation Arrives in South Korea to Inspect Olympic Venues

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The delegation crossed the land border via the Gyeongui Line for a two-day trip, becoming the first North Koreans to travel to the South since the launch of the Moon Jae-in administration in May previous year. The North also informed the South of a plan to dispatch an eight-member delegation, led by a deputy director general at its Sports Ministry, Thursday, it added. Read More »

We Cannot Expect a Racist President to Save DACA

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Durbin, in fact, told reporters on Monday that, contrary to some speculation, it was not "shithouse" that he claims to have heard, but "shithole". The president later said he had used "tough" language but not that exact word, and now the administration has moved to a more forceful denial. Read More »

Trump postpones Mar-a-Lago fundraiser until spending bill vote

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump address the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump went to Mar-a-Lago and his nearby golf club last weekend, . Saturday, but rescinded it by mid-afternoon. Tickets reportedly started at $100,000 a pair. Read More »

Montreal Cognitive Assessment Shows President 'Very Sharp,' Doc Says

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Jackson revealed the President's heart health was "excellent" for a man of his age, while a echocardiogram proved the muscular pumping chamber of his heart had been operating normally. "His score is 133 and he is 71 years of age, which puts him in the 46 percentile", said cardiologist Dr. Rachel Bond of Lenox Hill Hospital in NY. With tax reform , Trump continues to chip away at Obamacare, eliminating the health insurance mandate penalty in 2019. Read More »

Edmund Reaches Maiden Grand Slam Quarter-Final

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Edmund, who went five sets with Anderson in round one and again in brutal heat in round three, required medical treatment on his shoulder in the first set but looked untroubled by it for the rest of the match. The world No. 1 could meet Edmund in the semi-finals, should they both win their last-eight clashes, and insists his progress is 'not a surprise'. But that was when the Briton told himself to attack, and a series of huge forehands helped him to break straight back for 2-2. Read More »

Africa Might Be a 'Shithole' but We Love It Here!

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Even so, his most ardent supporters have stuck to him despite the disparaging remarks, which were supposedly made about Haiti and other African countries during a heated Oval Office meeting about DACA and immigration. Trump has repeatedly made racist remarks, from claiming that Mexican immigrants were rapists who brought drugs and crime with them to America, to saying that there "were very fine people on both sides" of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia a ... Read More »

Trump ends year as 'most unpopular' president

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In December, CNN polling found that only 3% of African Americans were in agreement with the president's practices, which is 91% lower than what Trump said. Nonetheless, the approval rating for the region is at its lowest level yet, clinging to a bare majority that may be in jeopardy after the president's alleged remarks about the continent in January 2018. Read More »

Women's March in Washington against Trump administration

Speakers at the NY rally included activist and actress Rosie Perez and entertainer Whoopi Goldberg, who emphasized that "we are here to say - as women - we're not taking it anymore". with a Facebook post asking whether the women would be home in time to cook dinner. "I'm old", Droke, 63, of Vienna, Va., told NPR. Argento was strongly criticized by many Italian media and Italian women for not speaking out earlier and was hounded on Twitter with accusations that she sought trouble. Read More »

Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second headquarters

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Certainly it's true that the state and the region will have to step up with the necessary incentives , but Amazon's arrival would be a monumental plus with long-term benefits. "There were a couple cities everyone thought would make that list, that ended up not making the cut". Boston's offer includes $75 million for affordable housing for Amazon employees and others. Read More »