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Toronto police to provide update on McArthur investigation

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Idsinga said investigators found the remains of six individuals inside planters on a property in Toronto. Police say they have yet to confirm the identity of the other remains found. Previously police had only identified the remains of Andrew Kinsman. McArthur is now facing six charges of first-degree murder. About two weeks later, police laid three more first-degree murder charges related to the disappearances of Kayhan and Mahmudi, as well as the death of Lisowick who had never been ... Read More »

February 21 named 'International Mother Language Day' in Windsor

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Expressing alarm at the manner in which the death of languages was being celebrated the world over, Prof Peter Austin , who holds the Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies , London, called on the audience to play an active role in preserving languages. Read More »

Pomeroy Roads Under Water After Ohio River Floods

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Waters are expected to go above flood stage Wednesday. At stages near 54 feet, backwater flooding spreads up the lower Little Miami River as far upstream as Newtown, with flooding worsening in California and in Anderson Township. A supervisor with the Wood/Wirt County 911 Center said there were no new flooding problems being reported in the area as of 2:30 p.m. Monday She said the Williamstown Bridge, which had been closed on Sunday due to high water on the OH side, was open at 11:40 a.m. Read More »

'Crisis Actors' YouTube Video Boy Says "I'm Not A Crisis Actor"

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He followed it up with a link to a YouTube conspiracy video about them. The teen went on to say, "I'm someone who had to witness this and live through this and I continue to be having to do that". The mugshot reveals a 26-year-old arrested in SC with the same name, and a very similar identity to the Parkland student. The video poster encouraged other users to post "exposing" videos. Read More »

Kejriwal confident of Haasan's party breaking AAP's record

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Abdul Kalam, as he visited the residence of the late leader. Many political observers have raised doubts on whether the actor will be able to make a mark in Tamil politics or if his debut will end as another case of mere hype. AM: Addressing the fishermen, Kamal Haasan said that various governments have made several promises, but did not fulfill them. Haasan seemed unperturbed by the denial of the permission to visit the school, saying "nobody can stop me from learning". Read More »

Justin Trudeau reiterates denial of Sikh separatists in cabinet on India trip

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In comments to the media on Monday however, Trudeau strongly rejected suggestions that Canada was encouraging Sikh extremism, saying Canada's position of supporting "one united India" had not changed. The Canadian PM also spent an evening with celebrities from the film industry and top business leaders, as well as the Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai . Read More »

Trump moves to ban bump stocks

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President Donald Trump . Trump has been in Florida for the past few days, spending time visiting victims and the families of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland . Bump stocks are an accessory that enables semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, at the cost of precision. Trump, who visited survivors of the shooting and law enforcement officials on Friday night before spending the weekend at his property in Palm Spring, Florida, is a strong ... Read More »

Talks to end conflict in Syria's Eastern Ghouta break down

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Bombardment on Tuesday killed 106 civilians, including 19 children, the Britain-based war monitor said . Numerous violations may amount to war crimes , the UN Human Right chief said. At least 194 civilians have been killed, among them 57 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "This is a human tragedy that is unfolding in front of our eyes, and I don't think we can let things go on happening in this horrendous way", he told council members. Read More »

Police tighten security following school shooting threat

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In Otsego, the student warned some friends not to come to school on Thursday, the day he supposedly picked for the shooting. Also Monday, the Garland County sheriff's office was notified by the Mountain Pine School District of a possible threat from a high school student. Read More »

Singapore to bring in carbon tax from 2019

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Heng said the government intends to lift the Goods and Services Tax by two percentage points, to 9 percent from 7 percent, sometime in the period 2021-2025. The finance tsar also addressed a top question among Singaporeans: why is the government raising taxes when it could dip into the city state's vast cash reserves to meet rising expenditure? Specifically, tax deduction for intellectual property (IP) registration fees would be increased from 100 percent to 200 percent, capped at S$100,000 ... Read More »

Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

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Venezuela has launched a cryptocurrency in an attempt to bypass tough economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. government. One of them is Harry Colvin, director and senior economist at Longview Economics. It's unclear how much demand the petro will draw. If and when Maduro leaves office, the cryptocurrency will be nullified, lawmakers warned. Over the past year, the United States sanctioned nearly 50 Venezuelans for undermining democracy, according to the State Department. Read More »

Donald Trump denies allegation of forcible kissing woman

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Trump was reacting to a front-page report in The Washington Post on how Rachel Crooks , who first made the allegations public before the 2016 elections, has doggedly continued to stand by her story in public appearances, despite not knowing if it will ever make any difference. Read More »

Iran Aseman Crash Wreckage Found

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Glacial temperatures and mountainous terrain hampered search and rescue efforts, adding to the grief and anger felt by families of the victims and wider society in a country that blames decades of sanctions for the poor state of its planes. Read More »

George Washington / Presidents Day 2018: What's Closed

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Government workers can enjoy their day off, as federal buildings are all closed. And libraries , which are always closed on Monday , will close this Saturday in observance of Presidents' Day. SC celebrates Washington's Birthday/Presidents Day; Mississippi, Georgia and Virginia commemorate George Washington Day; no holiday is observed in Florida, North Carolina or Louisiana; and Texas and Tennessee have Presidents Day. Read More »

'It's guns like this that takes away lives'

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He says after Sandy Hook he would have "gladly given up this gun " up if it could have saved the life of just one child. "This weapon will never be able to take a life". "When do we make laws that say maybe a weapon like this isn't acceptable in today's society?" Pappalardo said he was a "firm believer in the Second Amendment " and has a tattoo of it, but added that "ultimately, it's a gun like this one that takes away the lives". Read More »

Syrian Observatory: bombing kills 94 in eastern Ghouta in a day

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The Syrian government is purportedly preparing for a ground offensive against the East Ghouta suburbs of Damascus , Agence France-Presse reported on Sunday. It was supposed to be one of the "de-escalation zones", according to the peace agreement struck by Russia, Turkey and Iran in May 2017. Syria has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011. Read More »

President Trump endorses Mitt Romney's US Senate bid

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Mr. Trump backed Mr. Romney's 2012 run for president, an endorsement that the nominee said meant a "great deal", but that served as something of a high point in their relationship. Romney said Trump was playing Americans "for suckers" and predicted that he would never release his tax returns as promised because "He has too much to hide". Read More »

Israeli tank fires into Gaza after blast near soldiers

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In total, the IDF attacked six targets belonging to Hamas. Earlier on Saturday night, a rocket was sacked from Gaza and hit a home in one of the communities in the Shaar Hanegev area. The spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that nobody had been injured by the Israeli fire. Israeli media said it was the highest number of Israelis wounded in a single incident since the 2014 Gaza war. Read More »

Family demands public execution of Zainab's murderer

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A Pakistani anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday handed over four counts of death penalty to accused Imran Ali under Section 7 of anti-terrorism act in seven-year-old Zainab Ansari's rape and murder case. On the other hand, Punjab prosecution department has told that there is no need for amendment in the law for public execution. The gruesome assault in Kasur town, located a short distance from the border of India, led to the setting up of a special task force which traced the rapist, ... Read More »