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Police say killing of Muslim family in London, Ont. was ‘planned, premeditated act motivated by hate

Police say killing of Muslim family in London, Ont. was ‘planned, premeditated act motivated by hate

A Muslim family out for a Sunday walk at dusk were intentionally run down by the driver of a speeding truck who targeted the family because of their faith, London, Ont. police said — a “hate-motivated killing” the city’s mayor called an act of mass murder. At 8:40 p.m. on a clear and warm night, […]

Israel-Gaza fighting enters its second week amid mounting ceasefire calls

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Israel-Gaza fighting enters its second week amid mounting ceasefire calls

Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group faced mounting international calls for a ceasefire in hostilities that entered their second week on Monday with no end in sight. Fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the Palestinian enclave, early on May 17, 2021. (AFP) World concern deepened with an […]

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NATO says Russia’s military buildup at Ukraine’s border is ‘unjustified, unexplained and concerning’ 

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NATO says Russia’s military buildup at Ukraine’s border is ‘unjustified, unexplained and concerning’ 

A Ukrainian serviceman patrols near the frontline in the fight against Russian-backed separatists near the small city of Marinka, Donetsk region   –   Copyright  STR/AFP or licensors  Stoltenberg said NATO stood with Ukraine and expressed the military alliance’s unwavering support for Russia’s neighbour. His comments come after a surge of cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed separatists and […]

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UK could reach herd immunity ‘within days’, say scientists

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UK could reach herd immunity ‘within days’, say scientists

Modelling by scientists suggests the UK could reach herd immunity by next week (Picture: Getty/PA) The UK is set to achieve Covid-19 herd immunity within days with more than 70% of Brits protected against the virus, according to scientific modelling. Dynamic causal modelling carried out by University College London (UCL) suggests the country should pass […]

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Putin signs law allowing him two more terms as Russia’s leader

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Putin signs law allowing him two more terms as Russia’s leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalises constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year. Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to General Director of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Krill Dmitriev at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 2, […]

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‘Massive’ fire forces tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees to flee Bangladesh camps

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‘Massive’ fire forces tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees to flee Bangladesh camps

A huge blaze that ripped through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh has forced at least 50,000 people to flee and left seven people feared dead, officials and aid workers said, in the biggest fire to hit the shanty settlement to date. Fire at the Balukhali refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, March 22, 2021 © […]

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Italian ambassador, Carabiniere killed in attack in Congo Luca Attanasio, Vittorio Iacovacci slain in assault on UN peacekeepers’ convoy

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Italian ambassador, Carabiniere killed in attack in Congo Luca Attanasio, Vittorio Iacovacci slain in assault on UN peacekeepers’ convoy

Ambassador Luca Attanasio  (ANSA) – ROME, FEB 22 – Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, and a Carabiniere, Vittorio Iacovacci, were killed in an attack on their UN peacekeeping convoy travelling from Goma to Bukavu in the African country on Monday, well-informed sources told ANSA.     Attanasio died in hospital of […]

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Boeing 777 planes grounded by airlines in US and Japan after engine failure

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Boeing 777 planes grounded by airlines in US and Japan after engine failure

Boeing Co said it recommended suspending the use of 777 jets with the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver at the weekend after U.S. regulators announced extra inspections and Japan suspended their use while considering further action. FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER plane is towed as an American Airlines Boeing 737 […]

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First passengers from ‘red list’ countries arrive at Heathrow’s quarantine hotel

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First passengers from ‘red list’ countries arrive at Heathrow’s quarantine hotel

The first passengers have started to arrive at Government-approved hotels as the travel quarantine scheme begins in England. From today, UK and Irish residents arriving in the country after visiting or passing through ‘red list’ countries must quarantine in a designated hotel room for 10 days. Heathrow’s first passengers arrived at The Radisson as the […]

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ICJ rejects Kenya’s request to postpone maritime case

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ICJ rejects Kenya’s request to postpone maritime case

In Summary • The Court on Saturday informed the two parties that the hearings of the case would proceed as scheduled starting March 15 in a hybrid format. • Kenya last month petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to postpone the public hearings as it protested at a missing map crucial to its case. […]

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