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Afghans set to vote amid chaos, corruption and Taliban threats

Afghans vote on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organisation, allegations of corruption and the threat of violence after decades of war.
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Afghans set to vote amid chaos, corruption and Taliban threats

Afghans vote on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organisation, allegations of corruption and the threat of violence after decades of war.

Frustrated GM investors ask what more CEO Barra can do

General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra has transformed the No. 1 U.S. automaker in her almost five years in charge, but that is still not enough to satisfy investors.
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Frustrated GM investors ask what more CEO Barra can do

General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra has transformed the No. 1 U.S. automaker in her almost five years in charge, but that is still not enough to satisfy investors.

Russia rights group says refused permission for tribute to Stalin victims

Russia's top rights group on Friday said that for the first time in 11 years, Moscow city authorities had refused permission for an annual ceremony honouring victims of Stalin's terror.
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Russia rights group says refused permission for tribute to Stalin victims

Russia's top rights group on Friday said that for the first time in 11 years, Moscow city authorities had refused permission for an annual ceremony honouring victims of Stalin's terror.

Storm expected tonight and tomorrow with winds up to 40 m/s

The Iceland Met Office has issued a storm warning for tonight and tomorrow with winds strongest in the West and East Fjords. Tomorrow night, winds of up to 40 m/s are expected.
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Storm expected tonight and tomorrow with winds up to 40 m/s

The Iceland Met Office has issued a storm warning for tonight and tomorrow with winds strongest in the West and East Fjords. Tomorrow night, winds of up to 40 m/s are expected.

Spouses of envoys attend gastronomy, crafts festival in Tehran

A group of spouses of foreign-diplomats in Tehran participated in a gastronomy and handicrafts festival, which was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 18, 2018.
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Spouses of envoys attend gastronomy, crafts festival in Tehran

A group of spouses of foreign-diplomats in Tehran participated in a gastronomy and handicrafts festival, which was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 18, 2018.

Iran to hold nurse practitioner courses to enhance healthcare services quality

TEHRAN — In an attempt to in improve the quality of healthcare services Health Ministry is planning on holding nurse practitioner courses, Maryam Hazrati as the deputy health minister for nursing has said.
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Iran to hold nurse practitioner courses to enhance healthcare services quality

TEHRAN — In an attempt to in improve the quality of healthcare services Health Ministry is planning on holding nurse practitioner courses, Maryam Hazrati as the deputy health minister for nursing has said.

Pilgrims on the way to Karbala

TEHRAN — More than 1.1 million Iranians have applied for visa to attend Arbaeen pilgrimage 2018, head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization has said.
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Pilgrims on the way to Karbala

TEHRAN — More than 1.1 million Iranians have applied for visa to attend Arbaeen pilgrimage 2018, head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization has said.

Medicine tops Iran’s biotech export list

TEHRAN – Medicine is on top of the list of exports of biotechnology products in Iran, the secretary of biotech development center (BioDC) announced, Tasnim reported on Sunday.
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Medicine tops Iran’s biotech export list

TEHRAN – Medicine is on top of the list of exports of biotechnology products in Iran, the secretary of biotech development center (BioDC) announced, Tasnim reported on Sunday.

National family assembly to open within months

TEHRAN – National family assembly will be launched in the country by the next few months in coordination with the Ministry of Interior, head of the national family foundation has said.
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National family assembly to open within months

TEHRAN – National family assembly will be launched in the country by the next few months in coordination with the Ministry of Interior, head of the national family foundation has said.

Budget crunch hits IAF's new arms deals, upgrade of airbases

A severe fund crunch is slowly but steadily impacting the operational preparedness of the Indian Air Force (IAF), forcing it to put on hold acquisitions of helicopters, «smart bombs» and missiles as well as repair of runways in crucial airbases o
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Budget crunch hits IAF's new arms deals, upgrade of airbases

A severe fund crunch is slowly but steadily impacting the operational preparedness of the Indian Air Force (IAF), forcing it to put on hold acquisitions of helicopters, «smart bombs» and missiles as well as repair of runways in crucial airbases on both the western and eastern fronts.

Grim health news: Study shows 50 percent of children ages 8 to 10 are obese in Seychelles

One out of every two children between eight to ten years old in Seychelles is obese as a result of low physical activity and poor diet, a new scientific study shows. The grim assessment on child health was shared during a presentation of a study carried out
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Grim health news: Study shows 50 percent of children ages 8 to 10 are obese in Seychelles

One out of every two children between eight to ten years old in Seychelles is obese as a result of low physical activity and poor diet, a new scientific study shows. The grim assessment on child health was shared during a presentation of a study carried out by the Seychelles’ Ministry of Health in collaboration with the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Thursday. Called the ‘Assessment of Childhood Obesity’, the study showed that in the food patterns of the school children at the top is sugar-sweetened beverages at 72 percent and at the bottom is water at 8 percent.  The study also showed that 57 percent of the children watched television and 28 percent played electronic devices such as video games, laptop and tablets on school days for at least 2 hours per day....

Toronto police create first-ever missing persons unit in wake of McArthur investigation

Toronto police have created the service’s first-ever dedicated missing persons unit in the wake of the Bruce McArthur investigation and public scrutiny around how the cases of his alleged victims were handled.
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Toronto police create first-ever missing persons unit in wake of McArthur investigation

Toronto police have created the service’s first-ever dedicated missing persons unit in the wake of the Bruce McArthur investigation and public scrutiny around how the cases of his alleged victims were handled.

'Tokenism and optics': Inuit orgs slam feds on Nutrition North consultations

Canada's Inuit organizations have pulled out of the federal government's Indigenous Working Group on food security, saying the structure is disrespectful to Inuit rights.
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'Tokenism and optics': Inuit orgs slam feds on Nutrition North consultations

Canada's Inuit organizations have pulled out of the federal government's Indigenous Working Group on food security, saying the structure is disrespectful to Inuit rights.

Commuter train runs over crowd on tracks in northern India, 50 feared dead

A commuter train travelling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India on Friday and at least 50 were feared killed, Punjab state police and witnesses said. «The people were sitting on and near the tracks on the outskirts
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Commuter train runs over crowd on tracks in northern India, 50 feared dead

A commuter train travelling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India on Friday and at least 50 were feared killed, Punjab state police and witnesses said. «The people were sitting on and near the tracks on the outskirts of Amritsar watching the burning of effigies as part of the Dussehra festival when a commuter train ran over them,» a police officer told Reuters. At least 60 people were admitted to hospital with injuries, the police officer in the control room said, after what he called a «freak accident» given that people did not hear the train approaching amid the din of festivities and fireworks. ANI news agency reported that a witness at the scene said the train that ran over people was travelling at a high speed. Amarinder Singh, Punjab chief minister, said he was rushing to Amritsar to supervise relief and rescue operations. «We have also ordered an enquiry as to why this incident has taken place,» Singh told ANI, adding there still are conflicting reports on the death toll. A witness told Indian television channel Times Now that relatives of some of the deceased were picking up dead bodies by themselves and no proper rescue operations...

Rental White Paper 'balanced and neutral' - Sandro Chetcuti

The White Paper on rent reform is «balanced and neutral» according to Sandro Chetcuti, head of the Malta Developers Association.  Speaking at a meeting with Parliamentary Secretary for Social Housing Roderick Galdes, held as part of the public c
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Rental White Paper 'balanced and neutral' - Sandro Chetcuti

The White Paper on rent reform is «balanced and neutral» according to Sandro Chetcuti, head of the Malta Developers Association.  Speaking at a meeting with Parliamentary Secretary for Social Housing Roderick Galdes, held as part of the public consultation process, Mr Chetcuti said the MDA was in favour of incentives for landlords who agreed to commit to longer term rentals. The two sides discussed the affordability of rental properties and how housing price pressures could be mitigated without impacting the private rental market. Read: Caritas welcomes White Paper on Rental Market MDA had contributed to the drawing up of the paper through a study on the local property market. Mr Chetcuti said the White Paper attempted to establish stability in the rental market and that the MDA was in favour of incentives for landlords who agreed to commit to longer term rentals. He added that there was a need to address the pre-1995 anomalies of rented properties: «it is time to offer justice to property owners who have been suffering for decades». The MDA said in a statement that its ultimate goal was for all sectors of the population to benefit from the wealth generated within the country,...

Turkey questions employees of Saudi consulate on Khashoggi

Turkish prosecutors investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi questioned Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Friday, widening the hunt for clues in a case straining Riyadh's alliance with Western powers. Khashogg
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Turkey questions employees of Saudi consulate on Khashoggi

Turkish prosecutors investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi questioned Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Friday, widening the hunt for clues in a case straining Riyadh's alliance with Western powers. Khashoggi went missing more than two weeks ago after entering the consulate to obtain documents in relation to a forthcoming marriage. Turkish officials believe he was killed in the building on October 2, but Riyadh has denied the allegations. In an expanding quest for evidence, police searched a forest on Istanbul's outskirts and a city near the Sea of Marmara for Khashoggi's remains, two senior Turkish officials told Reuters, after tracking the routes of cars that left the Saudi consulate and the consul's residence on the day he vanished. Investigators have recovered samples from searches of both buildings which it will analyse for traces of Khashoggi's DNA. State-run Anadolu news agency said the Turkish prosecutor's office had taken testimonies by 20 consulate employees, and 25 more people including foreign nationals would be questioned as part of the investigation. The consulate employees questioned as witnesses included...

Konrad Mizzi ‘unavailable’ for rule of law meeting

Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi will again not meet top European officials in Malta probing the rule of law, telling the Times of Malta he was “unavailable” for a meeting with the Council of Europe rapporteur next week. Dr Mizzi last faced MEPs in February
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Konrad Mizzi ‘unavailable’ for rule of law meeting

Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi will again not meet top European officials in Malta probing the rule of law, telling the Times of Malta he was “unavailable” for a meeting with the Council of Europe rapporteur next week. Dr Mizzi last faced MEPs in February 2017, when, during a discussion about his once-secret Panama company, he claimed he was a victim of “fake news”. Rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt, a Dutch MP, arrives on Sunday as part of his work investigating Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder and the state of the rule of law on the island. Asked whether Dr Mizzi would meet the rapporteur, a spokesman replied the minister was “unavailable for the meeting”. Dr Mizzi had given the same reply to the MEPs who were in Malta last month, again to analyse the rule of law. No replies were forthcoming on why Dr Mizzi would not be attending the meeting with the Dutch MP. Apart from Dr Mizzi, Mr Omtzigt has also requested meetings with Attorney General Peter Grech, Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar and the head of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit, Kenneth Farrugia, who have agreed to see him. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his chief of staff, Keith Schembri, have also been invited to a...

Samb goal earns Gżira win

SENGLEA  ATHLETIC       0 GŻIRA UNITED               1          Samb 51 Leaders Gżira United maintained their unbeaten record in the BOV Premier League thanks to a narrow win over bottom-placed Senglea Athletic despite playing in ten men
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Samb goal earns Gżira win

SENGLEA  ATHLETIC       0 GŻIRA UNITED               1          Samb 51 Leaders Gżira United maintained their unbeaten record in the BOV Premier League thanks to a narrow win over bottom-placed Senglea Athletic despite playing in ten men for almost the whole duration of the game. Less than four minutes had passed when referee Stefan Pace had to show Andrew Cohen the red card for hitting Federico Salvati after being provoked by the Senglea captain. The Maroons still held the initiative in the early stages, however in a swift counter-attack on the 11th minute, Senglea went close as Romani Tcanturia served Augusto Rene Caseres on the right but the latter hit high. Senglea gained confidence and Matias Garcia went close a few minutes later with a powerful shot from the left which was neutralised by Justin Haber. Vincenzo Potenza’s side were now in the driving seat although the Gżira rear-guard kept their opponents at bay. Just before half-time, Amadou Samb tried to serve Haruna Garba from the right but the ball was deflected into a corner by Matthew Farrugia. Gżira took the lead on 51 minutes. It was a personal effort by  Samb who entered the penalty area from the right and pulled to...

Thousands of US-bound migrants storm Guatemala-Mexico border (VIDEO)

Thousands of migrants have arrived at the Mexico-Guatemala border, with some climbing over the fence separating the two countries. US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the US-Mexico border and call in the military. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Thousands of US-bound migrants storm Guatemala-Mexico border (VIDEO)

Thousands of migrants have arrived at the Mexico-Guatemala border, with some climbing over the fence separating the two countries. US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the US-Mexico border and call in the military. Read Full Article at RT.com

Situation at port in Dominica unacceptable says Geest Line

Shipping company Geest Line has said that congestion at the Woodbridge Bay Port in Dominica is not acceptable and will be coming to Dominica monthly for delivery and discharge of cargo. The company also said that it will be making...
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Situation at port in Dominica unacceptable says Geest Line

Shipping company Geest Line has said that congestion at the Woodbridge Bay Port in Dominica is not acceptable and will be coming to Dominica monthly for delivery and discharge of cargo. The company also said that it will be making...

DSC hosts 16th commencement ceremony

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Dominica State College (DSC) will host its 16th annual graduation commencement ceremony, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS) from 3.00pm. At this ceremony, the Board of Governors, President, Management and Staff of DSC will
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DSC hosts 16th commencement ceremony

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Dominica State College (DSC) will host its 16th annual graduation commencement ceremony, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS) from 3.00pm. At this ceremony, the Board of Governors, President, Management and Staff of DSC will...

PM Skerrit predicts DLP clean sweep at next general election

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will be taking all the parliamentary seats on the island at the next general election. Speaking at a “Welcome Ceremony” at the Douglas Charles Airport after receiving an h
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PM Skerrit predicts DLP clean sweep at next general election

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will be taking all the parliamentary seats on the island at the next general election. Speaking at a “Welcome Ceremony” at the Douglas Charles Airport after receiving an honorary...

UWI to confer honorary doctorate on CCJ President

Port of Spain, Trinidad … In an acknowledgment of his sterling contribution to Caribbean jurisprudence, The University of the West Indies (UWI) will confer an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on the Honourable Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the.
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UWI to confer honorary doctorate on CCJ President

Port of Spain, Trinidad … In an acknowledgment of his sterling contribution to Caribbean jurisprudence, The University of the West Indies (UWI) will confer an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on the Honourable Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the...

Chinese Navy hospital ship a ‘God-sent’ says PM Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has described the medical facilities and professional staff of the Chinese Navy Hospital Ship, Ark Peace as a “God-sent.” He was speaking at the farewell reception of the ship on Thursday night. Skerrit said also that...
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Chinese Navy hospital ship a ‘God-sent’ says PM Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has described the medical facilities and professional staff of the Chinese Navy Hospital Ship, Ark Peace as a “God-sent.” He was speaking at the farewell reception of the ship on Thursday night. Skerrit said also that...

Former Ethiopia’s Somali state leader attempted prison break, Ethiopia police say

MOGADISHU (HOL) – The former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region broke his prison cell’s windowpane and attempted to strangle a prison guard to escape before was captured, Ethiopian police said Friday.
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Former Ethiopia’s Somali state leader attempted prison break, Ethiopia police say

MOGADISHU (HOL) – The former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region broke his prison cell’s windowpane and attempted to strangle a prison guard to escape before was captured, Ethiopian police said Friday.

Guards on Hong Kong-flagged ship repel pirates off Somalia coast: EU force

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Security guards aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalia’s coast this week, the European naval force in the region said on Friday.
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Guards on Hong Kong-flagged ship repel pirates off Somalia coast: EU force

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Security guards aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalia’s coast this week, the European naval force in the region said on Friday.

Cannabis legalization: Drug-impaired charges could lead to court backlog

Canada's decision to legalize cannabis will create a backlog in the courts as those charged with driving while drug-impaired are sure to launch a wave of legal challenges, a lawyer who specializes in impaired driving cases says.
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Cannabis legalization: Drug-impaired charges could lead to court backlog

Canada's decision to legalize cannabis will create a backlog in the courts as those charged with driving while drug-impaired are sure to launch a wave of legal challenges, a lawyer who specializes in impaired driving cases says.

Ontario woman accused of defrauding Filipino community of over $200K

An Oshawa, Ont., woman is facing charges after allegedly defrauding the local Filipino community of more than $200,000.
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Ontario woman accused of defrauding Filipino community of over $200K

An Oshawa, Ont., woman is facing charges after allegedly defrauding the local Filipino community of more than $200,000.

New trial ordered for cop acquitted of sexually assaulting intoxicated woman

A new trial has been ordered in the high-profile case of a Newfoundland police officer acquitted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he drove home from a bar while on duty.
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New trial ordered for cop acquitted of sexually assaulting intoxicated woman

A new trial has been ordered in the high-profile case of a Newfoundland police officer acquitted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he drove home from a bar while on duty.

Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

A jury has convicted a Calgary couple in the death of their 14-month-old son who never saw a doctor until the day before he died in hospital of a staph infection.
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Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

A jury has convicted a Calgary couple in the death of their 14-month-old son who never saw a doctor until the day before he died in hospital of a staph infection.