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Israel, Hamas struggling to agree on ceasefire resolution — Qatar’s PM

According to Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, «Qatar condemns the policy of collective punishment that is still being pursued by Israel in the Gaza Strip, as well as the escalation in the West Bank»
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Israel, Hamas struggling to agree on ceasefire resolution — Qatar’s PM

According to Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, «Qatar condemns the policy of collective punishment that is still being pursued by Israel in the Gaza Strip, as well as the escalation in the West Bank»

Iran may break through Israel’s air defenses in major attack by drones, missiles — expert

Iran has the region’s largest arsenal of ballistic missiles, estimated to number in the low thousands, Behnam Ben Taleblu noted
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Iran may break through Israel’s air defenses in major attack by drones, missiles — expert

Iran has the region’s largest arsenal of ballistic missiles, estimated to number in the low thousands, Behnam Ben Taleblu noted

Air traffic in Dubai may completely restart this evening — expert

Vice-President of ATOR for outbound tourism Artur Muradyan told TASS earlier that the situation with the return of Russian tourists from Dubai is to be stabilized within 24 hours
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Air traffic in Dubai may completely restart this evening — expert

Vice-President of ATOR for outbound tourism Artur Muradyan told TASS earlier that the situation with the return of Russian tourists from Dubai is to be stabilized within 24 hours

At least three people conspired to assassinate ex-SBU officer — FSB

The Federal Security Service earlier reported that it had detained a dual Russian-Moldovan national, born in 1994, who, acting as a courier, brought the components of a radio-controlled explosive device to Russia from abroad
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At least three people conspired to assassinate ex-SBU officer — FSB

The Federal Security Service earlier reported that it had detained a dual Russian-Moldovan national, born in 1994, who, acting as a courier, brought the components of a radio-controlled explosive device to Russia from abroad

Slovakia to back only bilateral aid agreements with Kiev at EU summit — PM

Robert Fico said that the summit would consider sending air defense systems to Ukraine, but Slovakia has nothing to provide it with
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Slovakia to back only bilateral aid agreements with Kiev at EU summit — PM

Robert Fico said that the summit would consider sending air defense systems to Ukraine, but Slovakia has nothing to provide it with

Closing arguments expected today in trial of man accused of running over Toronto police officer

Prosecutors and defence lawyers are expected to make their final submissions today in the trial of a man accused of running over a Toronto police officer.
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Closing arguments expected today in trial of man accused of running over Toronto police officer

Prosecutors and defence lawyers are expected to make their final submissions today in the trial of a man accused of running over a Toronto police officer.

Gas prices across Ontario expected to climb to levels not seen since 2022, analyst says

Ontario is going to see a big jump at the pumps later this week as gas prices in the province hit levels not seen in nearly two years, according to one industry analyst.
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Gas prices across Ontario expected to climb to levels not seen since 2022, analyst says

Ontario is going to see a big jump at the pumps later this week as gas prices in the province hit levels not seen in nearly two years, according to one industry analyst.

Police set to provide update on arrests in Toronto Pearson airport gold heist

More details are expected this morning on arrests that have been made in connection with the gold heist at Toronto Pearson International Airport one year ago, Peel Regional Police say.
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Police set to provide update on arrests in Toronto Pearson airport gold heist

More details are expected this morning on arrests that have been made in connection with the gold heist at Toronto Pearson International Airport one year ago, Peel Regional Police say.

Trio found guilty of mischief for roles in 2022 border blockade at Coutts, Alta.

Three men accused by the Crown of helping lead and coordinate the COVID-19 protest blockade at Coutts, Alta., in 2022 have been found guilty of mischief.
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Trio found guilty of mischief for roles in 2022 border blockade at Coutts, Alta.

Three men accused by the Crown of helping lead and coordinate the COVID-19 protest blockade at Coutts, Alta., in 2022 have been found guilty of mischief.

Dubai flooded amid torrential rains (VIDEOS)

Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates’ major cities, has been paralyzed by what authorities describe as the heaviest downpour in 75 years Read Full Article at RT.com
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Dubai flooded amid torrential rains (VIDEOS)

Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates’ major cities, has been paralyzed by what authorities describe as the heaviest downpour in 75 years Read Full Article at RT.com

IMF sharply raises Russia’s economic growth forecast 

The International Monetary Fund expects Russia’s GDP to grow 3.2% this year, significantly more than the UK, France and Germany   Read Full Article at RT.com
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IMF sharply raises Russia’s economic growth forecast 

The International Monetary Fund expects Russia’s GDP to grow 3.2% this year, significantly more than the UK, France and Germany   Read Full Article at RT.com

«Now we'll be on the street»

“I’m a Grindvík resident and a refugee from Grindavík and I’d already confirmed my purchase of a house in Sandgerði,” a home-owner from Grindavík tells us. “I’m not satisfied with the real estate transactions in Sandgerði,” he says, “but
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«Now we'll be on the street»

“I’m a Grindvík resident and a refugee from Grindavík and I’d already confirmed my purchase of a house in Sandgerði,” a home-owner from Grindavík tells us. “I’m not satisfied with the real estate transactions in Sandgerði,” he says, “but the seller of the real estate has increased the sale price by millions to line his pockets and use the situation of those who have been forced to flee their homes.”

Study - Obstetric and gynaecological violence in the EU - Prevalence, legal frameworks and educational guidelines for prevention and elimination - 17-04-2024

This study presents an overview of how the issue of obstetric and gynaecological violence is currently being apprehended in the EU. Based on research carried out across the EU 27 Member States, it identifies issues and challenges; looks at the legal framewor
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Study - Obstetric and gynaecological violence in the EU - Prevalence, legal frameworks and educational guidelines for prevention and elimination - 17-04-2024

This study presents an overview of how the issue of obstetric and gynaecological violence is currently being apprehended in the EU. Based on research carried out across the EU 27 Member States, it identifies issues and challenges; looks at the legal framework currently applicable to this form of violence; examines ongoing political and legal developments; and gathers initiatives carried out at the national level to improve understanding and prevention of this form of gender-based violence by healthcare professionals and society in general. Finally, it provides recommendations for different stakeholders. Source : © European Union, 2024 - EP

Briefing - Collection of studies prepared by Policy Department C for the PEGA Committee - 17-04-2024

Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA) was set up on 10 March 2022. Chaired by MEP Jeroen LENAERS, PEGA Committee investigated infringements and maladministration in application of EU law in relation
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Briefing - Collection of studies prepared by Policy Department C for the PEGA Committee - 17-04-2024

Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA) was set up on 10 March 2022. Chaired by MEP Jeroen LENAERS, PEGA Committee investigated infringements and maladministration in application of EU law in relation to the use of Pegasus and equivalent spyware surveillance software. Spyware and other hacking techniques are critical threats to privacy, data protection and democracy in the EU. They serve oppressive agendas against journalists, political activists and human rights defenders. On 8 May 2023, PEGA Committee adopted its final report (Rapporteur: MEP Sophia IN 'T VELD), after 14 months of hearings, studies and fact-finding missions. Following the PEGA Committee’s report, on 15 June 2023, the European Parliament adopted its recommendation calling on the European Commission, the Council, European Ombudsman, the Europol and a number of Member States for a number of actions. Source : © European Union, 2024 - EP

Puntland withdraws confidence from lawmakers elected from Puntland over federal government dispute

Garowe (HOL) - Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland announced that it has withdrawn confidence from lawmakers representing it in the federal bicameral parliament who opposed Puntland's decisions regarding its relationship with the federal government.
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Puntland withdraws confidence from lawmakers elected from Puntland over federal government dispute

Garowe (HOL) - Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland announced that it has withdrawn confidence from lawmakers representing it in the federal bicameral parliament who opposed Puntland's decisions regarding its relationship with the federal government.

Election 2024 latest news: Biden to greet steelworkers in battleground state of Pennsylvania

Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.
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Election 2024 latest news: Biden to greet steelworkers in battleground state of Pennsylvania

Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.

Feds cutting 5,000 public service jobs, looking to turn underused buildings into housing

Five thousand public service jobs will be cut over the next four years, while underused federal office buildings, Canada Post properties and the National Defence Medical Centre in Ottawa could be turned into new housing units, as the federal government looks
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Feds cutting 5,000 public service jobs, looking to turn underused buildings into housing

Five thousand public service jobs will be cut over the next four years, while underused federal office buildings, Canada Post properties and the National Defence Medical Centre in Ottawa could be turned into new housing units, as the federal government looks to find billions of dollars in savings and boost the country's housing portfolio.

I won’t tolerate laziness, disgruntlement in public service, says Chakwera

President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has spoken strongly against laziness and disgruntlement among civil servants, warning that his government will not tolerate these tendencies. Chakwera made the sentiments on Wednesday when he launched the Malawi School
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I won’t tolerate laziness, disgruntlement in public service, says Chakwera

President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has spoken strongly against laziness and disgruntlement among civil servants, warning that his government will not tolerate these tendencies. Chakwera made the sentiments on Wednesday when he launched the Malawi School of Government, which his administration has championed to eliminate the chaos in government ministries, departments and agencies. He said […] The post I won’t tolerate laziness, disgruntlement in public service, says Chakwera appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Defiant headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh tells parents 'if you don't like it, don't come to us' amid prospect of further legal action after winning the right to ban Muslim prayer rituals at her school

Katharine Birbalsingh, who has been called Britain's strictest head, said the landmark ruling was a 'victory for all schools' as she hit out at 'bullying identity politics'.
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Defiant headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh tells parents 'if you don't like it, don't come to us' amid prospect of further legal action after winning the right to ban Muslim prayer rituals at her school

Katharine Birbalsingh, who has been called Britain's strictest head, said the landmark ruling was a 'victory for all schools' as she hit out at 'bullying identity politics'.

I'll carry on fighting to defend our way of life. If parents don't like it, their children can go elsewhere, writes Britain's strictest head KATHARINE BIRBALSINGH following landmark court ruling backing a prayer ban at her school

KATHARINE BIRBALSINGH: A school should be free to do what is right for the pupils it serves. The court's decision is therefore a victory for all schools.
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I'll carry on fighting to defend our way of life. If parents don't like it, their children can go elsewhere, writes Britain's strictest head KATHARINE BIRBALSINGH following landmark court ruling backing a prayer ban at her school

KATHARINE BIRBALSINGH: A school should be free to do what is right for the pupils it serves. The court's decision is therefore a victory for all schools.

Now police probe Angela Rayner's tax affairs: Chief constable says there are 'a number of assertions knocking about' as force expands investigation into Labour deputy leader's council house

The Labour deputy leader is being investigated over claims she wrongly declared on the electoral roll she was living at a council house she bought under right to buy in Stockport.
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Now police probe Angela Rayner's tax affairs: Chief constable says there are 'a number of assertions knocking about' as force expands investigation into Labour deputy leader's council house

The Labour deputy leader is being investigated over claims she wrongly declared on the electoral roll she was living at a council house she bought under right to buy in Stockport.

The smoking ban divide: Parents hail Rishi Sunak's 'smoke-free generation' plan to stop teenagers using cigarettes and vaping as it passes first Commons hurdle - but critics warn the controversial proposal infringes freedom of speech

MailOnline went out onto the streets of London, Newcastle and Manchester to see what the public thought of the measures.
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Kate Garraway issues desperate plea after receiving 'unsettling post making demands' following the death of her beloved husband Derek Draper

Three months on from her husband's death, Kate claims that Haringey Council, in north London, is still sending Derek 'demanding' letters which she said he 'obviously can't respond to'.
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Kate Garraway issues desperate plea after receiving 'unsettling post making demands' following the death of her beloved husband Derek Draper

Three months on from her husband's death, Kate claims that Haringey Council, in north London, is still sending Derek 'demanding' letters which she said he 'obviously can't respond to'.

Our Ocean Conference: Seychelles to pilot integration of ocean science in school curriculum

Seychelles will pilot a project this year that integrates ocean science in its school curriculum, said President Wavel Ramkalawan on Tuesday at the heads of state high level segment in the 9th Our Ocean Conference in Athens, Greece.    He said that the is
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Our Ocean Conference: Seychelles to pilot integration of ocean science in school curriculum

Seychelles will pilot a project this year that integrates ocean science in its school curriculum, said President Wavel Ramkalawan on Tuesday at the heads of state high level segment in the 9th Our Ocean Conference in Athens, Greece.    He said that the island nation has known success in the past with the inculcation of environmental conservation values into its society through school children. «Now it is high time that we strive to do the same with our ocean science values and I call upon all of us here present to join us in this endeavour and to become  catalysts for unparalleled actions,» said Ramkalawan.   Seychelles' President stressed that life at sea and near the sea is a culture that is not only to be celebrated but one that needs to be appropriately sustained and translated to the next generation, who he described as shareholders and successors of the 71 percent aquatic global heritage. «Hence comes the dire needs for this generation, as well as the next, to be taught why and how we need to change our mindsets in regards to how we view and treat the ocean and all of Earth's aquatic sources,» he added. Ramkalawan said the African Union has recognised the Blue Economy as the continent's development pathway and Seychelles has embraced this concept wholeheartedly as it aligns with its traditions, values and way of life. He spoke about international trade, the cornerstone of modern-day civilisation and central to most industries' supply chains and the global economy, which he said is almost single-handedly powered by sea freight.    The participants at the 9th Our Ocean Conference in Athens, Greece.  (State House) Photo License: CC-BY  «I urge everyone to see and accept the vulnerabilities of island states like Seychelles when marine commercial routes are disrupted as is currently happening in the Red Sea. The Mediterranean at one end and the Indian Ocean at the other are the two regions facing the consequences of warring madness. This causes much damage not only to our economies but to the livelihood of our people as the cost of living keeps going up,» Ramkalawan highlighted. He said another scourge is marine litter that is transported by ocean currents again from one corner of the world to the next even to seemingly isolated and pristine areas like Seychelles' Aldabra atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage site. «We cannot continue to take for granted Earth's aquatic resources or to treat our uncharted oceanic space as a bottomless sink for our waste and expect to still thrive at the expense of others because eventually we will all be affected,» he said. Ramkalawan spoke about the need and willingness to adapt as all the incentives are there. «We need to change attitudes, get our people involved, and put them at the centre of our strategies. We need to effectively communicate and explain to them why we need to do things that we do. We need to start with our youths who are the beacon of hope and who have a good track record for being agents of change,» he added. He said Seychelles has already made headway with its Marine Spatial Plan and has achieved the protection of 30 percent of its marine territory before 2030,  the set global deadline. «We do not only need commitments and pledges but we also need to transform words into deeds. Let this ocean conference be the nexus where Seychelles and the global community essentially converge to create, expand and mobilise networks for the sustained health and sustainable use of our oceans,» he concluded.  

Saudi deputy defence minister arrives in Pakistan to finalize bilateral security projects 

Islamabad: Saudi Assistant Defence Minister Talal Bin Abdullah Bin Turki Al-Otaibi is in Pakistan on a two-day visit to finalize defense-related bilateral projects, the Pakistani defence ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.  Al-Otaibi’s visit come
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Saudi deputy defence minister arrives in Pakistan to finalize bilateral security projects 

Islamabad: Saudi Assistant Defence Minister Talal Bin Abdullah Bin Turki Al-Otaibi is in Pakistan on a two-day visit to finalize defense-related bilateral projects, the Pakistani defence ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.  Al-Otaibi’s visit comes on the heels of a two-day visit to Islamabad by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, aimed at enhancing bilateral economic cooperation and pushing forward previously agreed investment deals.

East Coast road rage case: Cyclist who clung onto car bonnet likely affected by brain tumour, says lawyer

SINGAPORE – A cyclist who held onto a car bonnet during a row with a driver on East Coast Road on June 2, 2023, was diagnosed with brain tumour shortly after the incident, and the disease likely affected her behaviour, her lawyer said. Nicolette Tan Shi-en
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East Coast road rage case: Cyclist who clung onto car bonnet likely affected by brain tumour, says lawyer

SINGAPORE – A cyclist who held onto a car bonnet during a row with a driver on East Coast Road on June 2, 2023, was diagnosed with brain tumour shortly after the incident, and the disease likely affected her behaviour, her lawyer said. Nicolette Tan Shi-en, 32, who was employed as a lawyer at the time, pleaded guilty on April 17 to a charge of causing harassment to the driver, Elaine Michele Ow, 49. Ow pleaded guilty on Feb 15 to one charge of committing a rash act endangering the safety of Tan. She will be sentenced on May 14. Tan admitted to stopping her bicycle in front of the car, confronting Ow and opening a car door. A second charge of obstructing traffic will be taken into consideration for Tan’s sentencing on May 25. Tan’s lawyer Mr Rajan Sanjiv Kumar told the court on April 17 – citing a psychiatrist’s report – that the onset of the tumour in the frontal region of his client’s brain had highly likely influenced her behaviour that day. Mr Rajan, who sought a fine of no more than $2,000, said in mitigation that the location of the tumour may have caused his client to suffer from personality changes and impaired judgment.

'Grown in soil as precious as gold': Diner calls herself 'stupid' after paying $25 for beansprouts dish at Tiong Bahru eatery

We know that the humble taugeh or beansprouts are cheap. Which was why a diner hit the roof after she was charged $25 for a plate of fried beansprouts.  Jeni Lim took to Facebook to voice her complaint in a post on Tuesday (April 16) with a picture of h
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'Grown in soil as precious as gold': Diner calls herself 'stupid' after paying $25 for beansprouts dish at Tiong Bahru eatery

We know that the humble taugeh or beansprouts are cheap. Which was why a diner hit the roof after she was charged $25 for a plate of fried beansprouts.  Jeni Lim took to Facebook to voice her complaint in a post on Tuesday (April 16) with a picture of her meal at Ah Chiang's Porridge in Tiong Bahru.  «My first and likely last [visit] to this place,» Lim remarked. «I believe their $25 bean sprouts are grown in soil as precious as gold.»  A second photo in the same post showed a receipt from the eatery, indicating that her plate of salted fish beansprouts cost $25. According to her, the eatery charged her for a seven-person portion with each serving at $3.50.

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