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Canada to Implement Carbon Tax
- October 09, 2016

Wall says in a statement to media that the national focus on carbon pricing holds the lowest potential for reducing emissions, while potentially doing the greatest harm to the Canadian economy. The plan's cautious approach, however, is being completely overshadowed by Trudeau's audacious communications gambit. NDP MP Robert Aubin chimed in and said many Quebecers and Canadians thought they voted for real change. (more...)
Clown sightings affecting San Antonio's working clowns
- October 09, 2016

The officer caught up the suspect, 20-year-old man whose identity has not been released, and allegedly found a clown mask and a gun in his possession. "Unless there's some kind of criminal violation (and no, there's no "clowning without a license" ordnance that I know of), we will not be taking any kind of enforcement action past trespassing if a property owner wanted them removed", said Detective Robert Onishi. (more...)
World leaders bid farewell to Israeli statesman Peres
- October 09, 2016

At the start of his eulogy for Nobel Peace Prize victor Peres in Jerusalem , Obama mentioned Abbas, who was seated in the front row, and said his "presence here is a gesture and a reminder of the unfinished business of peace". "I took great pleasure in my friendship with this older wiser man", Mr. Obama said in his eulogy to Mr. Peres. "Shimon never saw is dream of peace fulfilled". (more...)
Alleged drugging of US diplomats in Russian Federation Alleged drugging of US diplomats in Russian Federation
- October 06, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during the opening session of the newly elected State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. But in June, a Russian federal security service guard stationed outside the United States embassy in Moscow attacked a United States diplomat who was trying to enter, breaking his shoulder. (more...)
Are Pakistani Artistes Terrorists, asks Salman Khan
- October 04, 2016

India and Pakistan have fought three wars since they gained independence from Britain seven decades ago, two of them over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. "They come to India with visa". We are seeing ban of Indian movies in Pakistan. October 3: Expressing his stringent take over the ban on Pakistani artists, Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has stood in full support of the Indian Army and said that for him the country is at foremost priority. (more...)
India, Pakistan troops exchange fire at border in Kashmir
- October 04, 2016

The media visit came after army chief Dalbir Singh on Saturday congratulated commandos involved in what New Delhi has described as "surgical strikes" to demolish terrorist launch pads. Sardar Javed, a 37-year-old journalist for Kashmiri newspapers and a resident of Tatta Pani sector, which lies just west of India-controlled Poonch sector where one of the strikes was said to have been carried out, said he had seen no evidence of a raid. (more...)
India and Pakistan Keep up Mutual Accusations on Terrorism
- October 02, 2016

Pakistan reminded the World Bank that the treaty gives the bank an important role in establishing a court of arbitration by facilitating the process of appointment of three judges, called Umpires, to the Court. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with officials on Monday, saying India should use more of the rivers' resources, a source speaking on the condition he was not named, and with knowledge of the meeting told Reuters . (more...)
Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler
- September 30, 2016

I'd be happy to slaughter them", Duterte said early on Friday on his arrival in Davao City after a visit to Vietnam. "Hitler massacred three million Jews. Two days before the Philippines election, outgoing President Benigno Aquino had warned that Duterte's rising popularity was akin to that of Hitler in the 1920s and 1930s. (more...)
Hundreds Evacuated as Fire Tears Through California Mountains
- September 29, 2016

In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 27, 2016, the Loma Fire rages on the Santa Cruz Mountains summit beyond the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster in Santa Cruz, Calif . The Red Cross set up three evacuation centers Monday evening for those who needed food and shelter: Soquel High School, 401 Old San Jose Road in Soquel; the Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos; the Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 16970 DeWitt Ave, Morgan Hill. (more...)
Hillary Rallygoers Yell 'No!' When Told Obamas Have To Leave White House Hillary Rallygoers Yell 'No!' When Told Obamas Have To Leave White House
- September 29, 2016

Michelle Obama will be at La Salle University, and she's expected to lay out what's at stake in November's presidential election. President Obama and his family plan to stay in Washington D.C after his term is over so his daughter Sasha won't have to change schools. (more...)
Gabon's Bongo Asks National Unity After Re-election Is Confirmed
- September 28, 2016

The court partially changed the results of the bitterly-fought election, cancelling votes from 21 stations over irregularities. At least seven people died during protests that erupted this month after the announcement of the election results. (more...)
Teenage Surfer Mauled At Australian Shark Hotspot Teenage Surfer Mauled At Australian Shark Hotspot
- September 27, 2016

He is believed to have been airlifted to Lismore base hospital. Surf Life Saving NSW immediately closed all Ballina Shire beaches until further notice. The state government last month abandoned plans to safeguard Lighthouse Beach with a 770-yard (700m) nylon shark barrier. "I don't think there is any need for it". (more...)
Gabon opposition chief slams election court ruling
- September 25, 2016

In response, Bongo's allies have claimed irregularities in Ping's favour in other regions, including Estuaire, which contains the capital Libreville. Gabonese ministers, who have vowed to maintain order, warned the 73-year-old that his actions could be held responsible if fresh violence breaks out. (more...)
Potash, Agrium to combine and create new fertilizer company Potash, Agrium to combine and create new fertilizer company
- September 25, 2016

Following the close of the transaction, Potash shareholders will own approximately 52% of the new company and investors in Agrium stock will own approximately 48% on a fully diluted basis. And that is before potential synergies of US$500 million annually are realized among all the operations. Using past year as the benchmark, the two companies had net revenue of about US$20.6 billion and EBITDA of US$4.7 billion. (more...)
NY bombings: FBI releases images of two men related to investigation NY bombings: FBI releases images of two men related to investigation
- September 23, 2016

Investigators have said the two men are being sought as witnesses, not suspects. Meanwhile, Rahami's wife, Asia Bibi Rahami, who left the country shortly before the bombings, has been cooperating with authorities in the United Arab Emirates and is expected to return to the the coming days, the official said, adding US investigators will seek to question the wife when she returns. (more...)
Syria reacts to Ban Ki-moon's accusations over civilian deaths Syria reacts to Ban Ki-moon's accusations over civilian deaths
- September 23, 2016

Mr Obama, in his final speech to the UN General Assembly, lamented that the world has become safer and more prosperous at the same time that nations are struggling with a devastating refugee crisis, terrorism and a breakdown in basic order in the Middle East. (more...)
North Korea 'tests new high-powered rocket engine'
- September 21, 2016

The United States, Japan and South Korea have called for additional United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang because of the growing number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile firings in defiance of worldwide censure. Earlier this month it said an underground nuclear test - its most powerful yet - was of a miniaturized device that could be mounted on a missile. China is North Korea's main ally and trading partner, but has grown increasingly intolerant of its military actions and Kim ... (more...)
Kogi Election Petition Blues: Just Before Supreme Court's Judgement Kogi Election Petition Blues: Just Before Supreme Court's Judgement
- September 21, 2016

The supreme court has upheld the status of Yahaya Bello as governor of Kogi state . He said that Faleke based his arguments on Section 141 of the Nigeria electoral act, which states that the tribunal may not declare a candidate who has not fully participated in the said election, but this was irrelevant. (more...)
Sisodia faces ink attack after meeting LG Sisodia faces ink attack after meeting LG
- September 21, 2016

Copious amount of ink was thrown at Sisodia by Brijesh Shukla (42) from North-east Delhi's Karawal Nagar who was detained by the police and questioned for five hours before being arrested. "Why anger is not directed at BJP's MCD?" Sisodia said he had gone to learn about Finland's education system and doesn't find anything wrong in it. (more...)
Met Office gives storm a Polish name Met Office gives storm a Polish name
- September 21, 2016

Emma Sharples said: "Next week will see deeper Atlantic systems coming in, and although nothing severe is showing at the moment, if a storm merits being named, we'll bring the start of the naming period forward from October 1". "A YouGov survey based on the first seven storms showed that 55% of those surveyed took steps to prepare for stormy weather after hearing that a storm had been named". (more...)