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Canadian opioid deaths hits 8,000

Posted by on 19/09/2018
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Canadian opioid deaths hits 8,000

Canadian opioid deaths hits 8,000

OTTAWA: More than 1,000 Canadians died of an apparent opioid overdose in the first three months of this year, bringing the toll since the public health crisis erupted in 2016 to 8,000, the public health agency said yesterday. “The latest data suggest that the crisis is not abating,” the agency said in a statement. “We […]

Trailer full of bodies causes row in Mexico

Posted by on 18/09/2018
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Trailer full of bodies causes row in Mexico

Trailer full of bodies causes row in Mexico

Fetid smell infuriates residents in Mexican city GUADALAJARA: Mexican authorities were scrambling to find a parking spot yesterday for a truck carrying more than 100 unidentified bodies whose fetid smell has been infuriating residents in the city of Guadalajara. The refrigerated trailer-rented when morgues in the country’s second-largest city hit full capacity-was parked for two […]

Black US teen shot dead ‘for ignoring police’

Posted by on 18/09/2018
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Black US teen shot dead ‘for ignoring police’

Black US teen shot dead ‘for ignoring police’

CHICAGO: A white Chicago policeman shot a black teen 16 times simply for having the “audacity” to ignore police, prosecutors said Monday, as opening arguments began in his politically-charged murder trial. Attorneys on both sides set out their cases in a courtroom packed with media, as well as supporters and family of both officer Jason […]

Professor speaks out about Kavanaugh’s ‘sexual assault’

Posted by on 17/09/2018
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Professor speaks out about Kavanaugh’s ‘sexual assault’

Professor speaks out about Kavanaugh’s ‘sexual assault’

Trump’s court pick calls accusation ‘completely false’ WASHINGTON: Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court nominee, said yesterday that an accusation of sexual misconduct against him was “completely false” and that the incident “never happened.” “This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes – to […]

Florence weakens; devastation far from over, authorities warn

Posted by on 16/09/2018
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Florence weakens; devastation far from over, authorities warn

Florence weakens; devastation far from over, authorities warn

Killer storm leaves 13 people dead NEW BERN: A killer storm that left up to 13 people dead weakened to a tropical depression yesterday, but US authorities warned the devastation it caused – including catastrophic flooding – is far from over. Most of the fatalities from Florence, which made landfall Friday as a Category 1 […]

‘Mariachi’ gunmen kill five in Mexico City tourist plaza

Posted by on 16/09/2018
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‘Mariachi’ gunmen kill five in Mexico City tourist plaza

‘Mariachi’ gunmen kill five in Mexico City tourist plaza

MEXICO CITY: Gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire in Mexico City’s famed Plaza Garibaldi, killing five people and wounding eight others including a foreigner, law enforcement officials said yesterday. The five assailants opened fire with rifles and handguns shortly before 10:00 pm Friday (0300 GMT Saturday) as the downtown plaza was filled with partiers […]

Florence unleashing ‘catastrophic’ floods

Posted by on 15/09/2018
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Florence unleashing ‘catastrophic’ floods

Florence unleashing ‘catastrophic’ floods

More devastating flooding forecast from slow-moving storm WILMINGTON: Tropical storm Florence caused “catastrophic” flooding in the Carolinas Saturday even as it began to weaken, after resulting in multiple deaths, including a woman and her baby killed when a tree fell on their house. Four deaths were confirmed by officials as American media reported another, and […]

Climate summit ends with a double-edged message

Posted by on 15/09/2018
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Climate summit ends with a double-edged message

Climate summit ends with a double-edged message

‘We are using the sky as an open sewer, it’s insane’ SAN FRANCISCO: Mayors, governors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and celebrities delivered a double-edged message Friday at the close of a climate summit in San Francisco: global warming is making the planet unliveable — but we know how to fix it. “We are using the sky […]

Gunman kills 5 in California, then himself

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Gunman kills 5 in California, then himself

Gunman kills 5 in California, then himself

Man goes on a shooting rampage LOS ANGELES: A man went on a shooting rampage in California on Wednesday, killing five people including his wife, before taking his own life. The shooting at multiple locations in Bakersfield in central California was possibly “a domestic violence incident,” said Lieutenant Mark King of the Kern County sheriff’s […]

Monstrous Florence rumbles toward eastern US

Posted by on 12/09/2018
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Monstrous Florence rumbles toward eastern US

Monstrous Florence rumbles toward eastern US

Residents told to ‘get out now’; Hurricane takes aim at Carolinas WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH: Highways clogged with people fleeing North and South Carolina yesterday as monstrous Category 4 Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern US as the biggest storm there in decades. While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders, others boarded up homes and businesses […]

Trump axes $25 million in aid for Palestinians

Posted by on 09/09/2018
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Trump axes $25 million in aid for Palestinians

Trump axes $25 million in aid for Palestinians

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of American aid, a US State Department official said yesterday. Trump called for a review of US assistance to the Palestinians earlier this year to ensure the funds […]

Trump not on midterms ballot but his presence looms large

Posted by on 09/09/2018
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Trump not on midterms ballot but his presence looms large

Trump not on midterms ballot but his presence looms large

Results will set the tone for the remaining two years of presidency WASHINGTON: His name will not be on the ballot, but President Donald Trump will be there in spirit when Americans vote in midterm elections in November. And the results will set the tone for the remaining two years of the presidency of the […]