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Toronto business founder spearheads ‘Canada Strong’ campaign for plane crash families

Toronto business founder spearheads ‘Canada Strong’ campaign for plane crash families

Iran said it had "unintentionally" shot down the Boeing which crashed shortly after it took off from Tehran airport. Iran has admitted the plane was mistaken for a hostile target amid soaring tensio...

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Man Survives 20 Days In Alaskan Wilderness After His Cabin Burns Down

Man Survives 20 Days In Alaskan Wilderness After His Cabin Burns Down

Mr Steele had been living on his homestead, about 32 kilometres from Skwentna, since September. Steele said. "So, it takes me a while to go back to sleep". And it was, it was warm. Police have re...

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Boeing Part Supplier Announces 2,800 Staff Cuts, Citing 737 Max Grounding

Boeing Part Supplier Announces 2,800 Staff Cuts, Citing 737 Max Grounding

In a memo sent to Boeing employees Monday, Calhoun acknowledged employees for their hard work during the past 18 months, which he admitted have been challenging. Forkner wasn't the only Boeing employe...

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Transportation Safety Board officials set to brief Canadians on downed airliner investigation

Transportation Safety Board officials set to brief Canadians on downed airliner investigation

There are also reports of memorial services conducted for the victims of the Ukrainian plane crash by the students of Tehran University's School of Management, Khajeh Nassir University, the Univer...

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British ITV journalist Debi Edward pranked by ‘drop bear’ koala joke

British ITV journalist Debi Edward pranked by ‘drop bear’ koala joke

However, I am Australian and by proclamation a dirty rotten scoundrel. Appearing on Australia's The Today Show, Edward was still laughing at herself, and said she was glad she had brought some light...

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Cory Booker suspends 2020 presidential campaign

Cory Booker suspends 2020 presidential campaign

Booker received considerable praise for his performance in debates but seldom registered above two percent in polling, which prevented him from manning the stage as the contest intensified. As the onl...

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Say death of Soleimani could open a window for dissidents

Say death of Soleimani could open a window for dissidents

Iran appeared to have calibrated its attack to avoid stoking further US retaliation, giving some early warning to its Iraqi allies to avoid casualties. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has told t...

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United States judge keeps block on immigration 'public charge' rule

United States judge keeps block on immigration 'public charge' rule

The majority decision Wednesday was issued by U.S. Circuit Judge Edith Jones, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan, and Andrew Oldham, a Trump appointee. We continue to reach out to land owners. ...

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Macron, Sahel leaders to review anti-jihad campaign

Macron, Sahel leaders to review anti-jihad campaign

A Macron adviser said France wanted its troops to concentrate on the porous border between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso , where extremist fighters appear without major problems. Another French ...

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Australian bushfires: Sydney Opera House pays tribute to firefighters

Australian bushfires: Sydney Opera House pays tribute to firefighters

Since embarking on a decade of renewal at its 40th anniversary, the Sydney Opera House is now six years into a program of major upgrades to ensure this 20th-century icon continues to inspire 21st-ce...

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Giant tortoise Diego to return home after captive breeding program

Giant tortoise Diego to return home after captive breeding program

Around 50 years ago, there were only two males and 12 females of Diego's species - Chelonoidis hoodensis - alive on Espanola. The population went from 15 to 2,000 tortoises due to the program, acc...

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Outrage as US Game Show Jeopardy Decides Bethlehem is an Israeli City

Outrage as US Game Show Jeopardy Decides Bethlehem is an Israeli City

During the episode's first round, in the category "Where's that church?" one of the clues was: "Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity". While much of the worldwide community considers t...

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Putin denies sending mercenaries to Libya

Putin denies sending mercenaries to Libya

Putin spoke as Russian Federation and Turkey, which support opposite sides in Libya, attempt to broker a cease-fire in the North African country. While Turkey has sent troops to support the UN-backe...

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Puerto Rico Hit By 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Following Days of Powerful Quakes

Puerto Rico Hit By 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Following Days of Powerful Quakes

A 5.9 magnitude natural disaster rocked Puerto Rico Saturday, the latest in a series of powerful tremors that have shaken the US territory in recent days, the US Geological Survey reported. Puerto Ric...

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US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

US, China reach agreement to resume economic talks

Dow Jones reported earlier that the two nations plan to announce that they'll resume bi-annual talks at the signing of an initial trade deal set for January 15 in Washington , citing an unidentified ...

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Japanese billionaire gives away $12 million to 1000 Twitter followers

Japanese billionaire gives away $12 million to 1000 Twitter followers

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is about to find out. "As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to surge upon me, there's one thing that I think about: continuing to love one woman",...

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Dubai airport flights delayed due to heavy rain

Dubai airport flights delayed due to heavy rain

Daily Trust however, reports that while other flights were cancelled, the flights to Lagos and Abuja were only delayed. DWC is Dubai's second airport in Jebel Ali which is 37 km southwest of the c...

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Esper 'didn't see' evidence for Trump claim Iran targeted embassies

Esper 'didn't see' evidence for Trump claim Iran targeted embassies

When pressed by CBS's Margaret Brennan, Esper admitted that "Well, the president didn't say there was a tangible - he didn't cite a specific piece of evidence". The administration, Schiff said, is "...

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Ethiopian PM reacts to Trump complaint over peace prize

Ethiopian PM reacts to Trump complaint over peace prize

He entered into workplace in April 2018 after months of anti-government objections required his precursor to surrender. American journalist, Aaron Rupar shared a video clip on his Twitter handle in ...

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Recovery begins after storms that kill 11 in Midwest, South

Recovery begins after storms that kill 11 in Midwest, South

PowerOutage.us said Georgia had about 105,000 power outages on Saturday evening, with tens of thousands of outages also reported in MS and Louisiana . Some storms could produce hail as big as small m...

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At least 12 dead in migrant boat sinking: Greek coastguard

At least 12 dead in migrant boat sinking: Greek coastguard

No further details were immediately available. In separate incidents that illustrated other routes and methods used by Europe-bound migrants , authorities in North Macedonia said Saturday that 62 m...

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Whakaari/White Island: Another dies in hospital, death toll at 18

Whakaari/White Island: Another dies in hospital, death toll at 18

The death toll from last month's volcanic eruption in New Zealand has risen again, with the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne confirming a man it was treating died overnight. There were 47 people, mainly A...

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Human rights organization head denied entry into Hong Kong

Human rights organization head denied entry into Hong Kong

In a video filmed at Hong Kong International Airport and shared on Twitter, Mr Roth - a USA citizen - said officials told him he was barred for " immigration reasons", even though he had visited the ...

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USA strike on second Iranian commander close to Soleiman missed target

USA strike on second Iranian commander close to Soleiman missed target

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on Sunday, January 12, gave new conditions to embattled Iran amid tension over the detention of British amb...

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Pelosi: Americans want ‘fair trial’ on Trump impeachment

Pelosi: Americans want ‘fair trial’ on Trump impeachment

A Senate trial is expected to begin within the next few weeks. As the 2020 USA presidential campaign heats up, they believe this will turn some voters against Trump. Lindsey Graham of SC, chairman of ...

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White House Press Secretary Responds To Criticism Over Not Holding Press Briefings

White House Press Secretary Responds To Criticism Over Not Holding Press Briefings

Trump , however, prefers to hold informal press pools himself with reporters on the White House lawn, as well as taking questions during public appearances. In a tweet posted last January, President T...

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Ukrainian airplane crash in Iran leaves 170 passengers, crew members dead

Ukrainian airplane crash in Iran leaves 170 passengers, crew members dead

Among the victims were 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians - including all of the crew, 10 Swedes, four Afghans and three Germans, Mr Prystaiko said. UIA didn't respond to two phone calls plac...

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Hundreds gather at University of Toronto to remember Iran crash victims

Hundreds gather at University of Toronto to remember Iran crash victims

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump on Sunday warned "the leaders of Iran " against killing their own people, as protests mounted in the aftermath of Tehran's admission it accidenta...

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At least 11 killed as severe weather hits south

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson declared a state of emergency to assist crews working to restore power around the state. Two first responders in Lubbock, Texas , were also killed on Saturday wh...

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U.S. to expel Saudi military trainees after Florida shooting

U.S. to expel Saudi military trainees after Florida shooting

The FBI and the Saudi Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The Justice Department is expected to conclude that the Pensacola shooting was in fact an act of te...

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Iran's only female Olympic medallist says she has quit country

Iran's only female Olympic medallist says she has quit country

I wore whatever they told me and repeated whatever they ordered. "Should I start with hello, goodbye, or condolences?" she wrote on Instagram on January 11. On Thursday, the semi-official Isna new...

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Northern Ireland assembly sits after 3-year deadlock

Northern Ireland assembly sits after 3-year deadlock

Northern Ireland's parliament at Stormont is to sit for the first time in three years after a deal between Irish nationalists and British unionists to end political deadlock. They have called the se...

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Qatar emir to visit Iran amid regional crisis

Qatar emir to visit Iran amid regional crisis

The emir was scheduled to meet with President Hassan Rouhani in the afternoon, ISNA reported. He also said that Iran and Qatar have always consulted and cooperated in different regional and worl...

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USA broadens sanctions on Iran officials, economy

USA broadens sanctions on Iran officials, economy

Pentagon officials allegedly said the US could go after Shahlai again, but for now, the focus remains on deescalating the situation in Iran. "The Department of Defense does not discuss alleged operati...

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Germany rejects United States call to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

Germany rejects United States call to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

They understand that. We have told them very strongly. "We have made enormous progress but Daesh can return". Iran said on Sunday that it was stepping back from its commitments under the nuclear d...

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