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The system is meant to curb carbon emissions in the province and brought in about $2 billion in revenue past year. The Tory leader says he would cut the provincial gas tax by 5.7 cents a litre. "Fed up with the price of gas as it keeps going up and with it the price of goods and services with no end or relief in sight", said Ford . Andrea Lawlor, an assistant professor of political science at King's University College at Western University, said Ford and Horwath's omission of details ...
  • Bangladesh Supreme Court Upholds Former PM Khaleda Zia's Bail

    Bangladesh Supreme Court Upholds Former PM Khaleda Zia's Bail

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    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court also ordered authorities to make a final decision by July 31 involving a separate appeal by Zia seeking her release from jail. Arguing on behalf of Zia, her lawyer had pleaded for the former premiers bail on the ground of her ill health and old age. On February 8, the Special Judge's Court-5 of Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to jail after it had found her and five others guilty in the graft case.
  • Vladimir Putin says, Russian warships permanently on duty in Mediterranean

    Vladimir Putin says, Russian warships permanently on duty in Mediterranean

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    The official statement said the meeting, part of a regular consultation, would cover long-term goals. "This will increase the role of the Navy in nuclear deterrence", he said. Russian Federation maintains a 15-strong naval task force in the eastern Mediterranean consisting of guided-missile frigates, diesel-electric submarines, minesweepers, as well as replenishment ships and auxiliary vessels.
  • IGP planning to implicate me in murder case - Saraki

    IGP planning to implicate me in murder case - Saraki

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    The Senate is still discussing appropriate response to the information as at the time of writing this story. The Senate President said he had the information that the plan was to implicate him in the trial. Saraki later stepped down for the deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu to preside for the constitution of an ad-hoc Committee to look into the matter, the senate described as very serious and grievous.
  • Just In: Omo-Agege Resumes At Senate, Signs Attendance

    Just In: Omo-Agege Resumes At Senate, Signs Attendance

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    Dimgba said that the reason given by the Senate and the Senate President for suspending Omo-Agege was unconstitutional. "In the circumstance, he held that the application lacked merit and struck same out", said Mr Duku. But the Abuja High Court, it was learnt, voided the suspension on the ground that the petitioner alleged it was based on the legal action he instituted against the senate ahead of its investigation committee.
  • Ramazan moon sighted, fasting month begins from tomorrow

    Ramazan moon sighted, fasting month begins from tomorrow

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    Meetings of the zonal committees were also held in provincial capitals. Addressing a press conference, Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman said that testimonies declaring that the moon was sighted have been received from Upper Dir, Buner, Nathia Gali, Quetta and Abbottabad.
  • Zombieland 2 to release in October 2019 with original cast

    Zombieland 2 to release in October 2019 with original cast

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    It looks like Zombieland 2 might be happening sooner rather than later with the writers teasing production and a release date... Zombieland co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick went on to script Deadpool , and Deadpool 2 , and considering that they're continuing to knock it out of the park, it's a no-brainer that they'd be back to helm the sequel.
  • Merkel: Germany Remains Committed To Iran Nuclear Deal

    Merkel: Germany Remains Committed To Iran Nuclear Deal

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    The Iranian nuclear agreement is not ideal, but it is wrong to abandon the deal now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. The conflict in Syria has taken an enormous scale and can not be settled without the participation of Russia , Turkey, Iran, Europe and other regional powers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.
  • Guajardo says NAFTA deal unlikely by Thursday

    Guajardo says NAFTA deal unlikely by Thursday

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    Ryan himself told reporters at the U.S. Capitol that Congress can not begin working on the negotiating law known as "fast track" without a trade deal in hand. In the five-month period between election day and the swearing-in ceremony, Guajardo said, the next government's team would need to be involved in any ongoing trilateral trade talks.
  • Turkish banker gets 32 months for Iran sanctions plot

    Turkish banker gets 32 months for Iran sanctions plot

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    Mehmet Hakan Atilla , a senior executive at state-run Halkbank in Turkey, faced charges of co-conspiring along with Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab to bust USA sanctions through a complex scheme at the bank. "If Hakan Atilla is going to be declared a criminal, that would be nearly equivalent to declaring the Turkish Republic a criminal". "Atilla appears to have been a person doing his job, sometimes reluctantly or hesitatingly, under the direction of the Halkbank general manager Mr.
  • Florida teacher accused of drowning raccoons with students during class

    Florida teacher accused of drowning raccoons with students during class

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    A Florida High School teacher is on administrative leave after a student recorded a classroom activity that made his mother "sick to her stomach". It made me sick to my stomach. "We obtained statements that the trainer drowned a number of animals in entrance of scholars, and with scholar participation, as a result of the animals had been nuisance animals to the [agriculture] program on the college", Marion County Faculty District spokesman Kevin Christian informed the Star-Banner.
  • College grad wears gun holster with AR-10 in her graduation photos

    College grad wears gun holster with AR-10 in her graduation photos

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    Kaitlin Bennett shared photos of herself wearing an AR-10 rifle strapped to her back and her graduation cap in hand. Kent State University graduate Kaitlin Bennett took her graduation photos with her AR-10 to advocate for students being allowed to carry firearms on campus.
  • Trump Paid More Than $100000 To Cohen, Financial Disclosure Confirms

    Trump Paid More Than $100000 To Cohen, Financial Disclosure Confirms

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    The Office of Government Ethics has also concluded that the payment to Cohen "meets the disclosure requirement for a reportable liability". In last year's disclosure, Trump reported making at least $528.9 million - a number that appears to mix total revenue from his businesses with income - from January 2016 through April 15, 2017.
  • Brussels calls on Italy to stay committed to the 'European path'

    Brussels calls on Italy to stay committed to the 'European path'

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    The two pre-election adversaries began negotiating a coalition deal last week, more than two months after an inconclusive March 4 election produced a hung parliament. Both parties have made clear they intend to fight the EU's Stability Pact. Di Maio shrugged off such warnings as the protests of "Eurocrats that nobody elected".
  • TV Producer Dies After E-Cigarette Explodes, Lodges in His Skull

    TV Producer Dies After E-Cigarette Explodes, Lodges in His Skull

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    Tallmadge D'Elia, 38, was found dead this month after a fire alarm went off at his home and officers arrived on the scene, according to his autopsy report. The vape pen was manufactured by Smok-E Mountain and is a "mod" type, according to the report. The owner of Lizard Juice, an e-cigarette retailer in Florida , said he does not think such vaping pens are "safe enough".
  • EU's Donald Tusk takes aim at Donald Trump over Iran, steel sanctions

    EU's Donald Tusk takes aim at Donald Trump over Iran, steel sanctions

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    The senior official said that European Union should be grateful to Trump as he helped the bloc get rid of its illusions. "He has made us realize that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm", Tusk said. Trump has also hit European Union members this year by imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. In order to be the subject and not the object of global politics, Europe must be united economically, politically and also militarily like never before.
  • Senate Intelligence Committee Backs Gina Haspel To Lead The CIA

    Senate Intelligence Committee Backs Gina Haspel To Lead The CIA

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    The Senate Intelligence Committee voted today to recommend her confirmation to the full Senate. The full Senate is expected to vote on her nomination as early as this week. "Most importantly, I believe she is someone who can and will stand up to the president if ordered to do something illegal or immoral - like a return to torture".
  • SRO shoots gunman at Ill. high school

    SRO shoots gunman at Ill. high school

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    Dixon officials say the school resource officer who returned fire is Mark Dallas. A potential school shooting in central IL ended when a school resource officer shot and wounded an armed former student who opened fire Wednesday morning. He said that students and staff responded to the situation extremely well. The School unification point will be at the baseball fields in Page Park.
  • Sherpa climbs Mount Everest for record 22nd time

    Sherpa climbs Mount Everest for record 22nd time

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    Kami Rita Sherpa made the maiden ascent of Qomolangma in 1994 when he was 24 years old. "I have been climbing mountains for women's empowerment", Lhakpa told THT while leaving for Tibet last month. Most of his male relatives have reached the top least once. In the autumn, he guides clients to smaller peaks in Nepal . According to Nepal's tourism department, the official government body which issues climbing permits for the Qomolangma expedition, 346 mountaineers from Nepali and foreign ...
  • Republican senator threatens to ask EPA chief to resign

    Republican senator threatens to ask EPA chief to resign

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    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the subcommittee's chairwoman, huddled Thursday with her appropriations staff to prepare for the hearing. A House committee, the EPA's inspector general and the GAO all are investigating various allegations against Pruitt or his administration at EPA.
  • United States judge refuses to dismiss case against Manafort

    United States judge refuses to dismiss case against Manafort

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    USA district judge Amy Jackson declined to throw out the case against Manafort, who faces two indictments from the special counsel. Having failed to bring a swift conclusion to the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign as he initially predicted, Giuliani said Tuesday that the legal team will step up their efforts leading up to the one-year anniversary of the investigation on Thursday.
  • CIA pick gets Dem support

    CIA pick gets Dem support

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    It's not yet clear when the full Senate would vote on whether to confirm her. The nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel , said in a letter that the spy agency should not have undertaken a harsh interrogation campaign, which included waterboarding terrorism suspects, following the September 11, 2001, attacks.
  • OPCW finds

    OPCW finds "likely use of chlorine as chemical weapon" in Saraqib, Syria

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    While the OPCW didn't lay the blame with any one party, it said in a report released Tuesday that interviews with witnesses, the collection of environmental samples and the symptoms that patients exhibited in the aftermath allowed it to conclude that chlorine was dropped from two cylinders on the Saraqib area on February 4, 2018.
  • East Coast railway line through Stevenage brought back under public control

    East Coast railway line through Stevenage brought back under public control

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    The East Coast main line franchise is a joint venture of Stagecoach, which owns 90% of the franchise, and Virgin, which holds 10%. The firm has run the East Coast franchise with Virgin since 2015 and said that the two companies had been in negotiations with the Department for Transport for a new franchise contract.
  • What Pope Francis said about Gaza killings, violence in middle

    What Pope Francis said about Gaza killings, violence in middle

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    Peter's Square. He also led Catholics in praying a Hail Mary to ask for the intercession of Mary, Queen of Peace. "War calls war, violence calls violence", he said. 'This is a people who are both extremely vulnerable and deprived. Their fate is central to peace and peace can never be built on neglect'. The deadly protests coincide with the relocation of the U.S.
  • Windrush migrants could have been wrongly deported, Home Secretary Sajid Javid admits

    Windrush migrants could have been wrongly deported, Home Secretary Sajid Javid admits

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    The wrongful removal of members of the Windrush generation applies to Caribbean nationals who were living in the United Kingdom legally and arrived in the country before 1973. British authorities could have wrongly deported up to 63 immigrants from the Caribbean, the new interior minister said on Tuesday in the latest revelation on the Windrush scandal that cost his predecessor her job.
  • Two dead, one seriously injured following severe Tuesday storms

    Two dead, one seriously injured following severe Tuesday storms

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    An 11-year-old girl was killed on Tuesday afternoon when strong winds caused a tree to fall on a parked auto in Newburgh, New York , the Daily Freeman newspaper reported. There were multiple reports of high water throughout Maryland, especially in Frederick and Montgomery counties, the Maryland State Highway Administration said.
  • 1st day of interviews for NY attorney general's job set

    1st day of interviews for NY attorney general's job set

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    Schneiderman denies the allegations. "I have pursued the cause of justice in the courts, without fear or favor, for all of my professional life", she said, reading from a prepared statement. Underwood has said she will not run in November. He said he and his colleagues take their constitutional duties seriously and are "unbowed" by the pressure.
  • Parents of 2 Parkland Victims Running for School Board

    Parents of 2 Parkland Victims Running for School Board

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    But they have to feel safe. Petty criticized the district's discipline system that gave Cruz and other students endless second chances when his behavior failed to improve. Korn also has a third challenger, 19-year-old activist Elijah Manley. But she and Petty do not favor firing Runcie. "I actually love the Democratic process", she said.
  • Governor Wolf Responds to Wagner Nomination

    Governor Wolf Responds to Wagner Nomination

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    Wagner's victory in Tuesday's three-way primary election caps a personal spending spree of more than $10 million that helped make him the front-runner and the GOP's endorsed candidate. Wagner has positioned himself as a garbage man set to clean up a corrupt state government that stifles the local economy with too many regulations and taxes.
  • West Bengal panchayat elections: One dead in violence during re-polling

    West Bengal panchayat elections: One dead in violence during re-polling

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    West Bengal panchayat polls LIVE updates: Voting is underway in 568 polling booths across 19 of the 20 West Bengal districts for the Panchayati Raj institutions that went to the polls on 14 May. Counting of votes will be taken up on May 17. He said people were bullied and weren't even allowed to file nominations. India's opposition Congress party suffered an electoral setback May 15 in one of the last major states which it governs and scrambled to build a coalition to stop Prime Minister ...
  • Indian meteorological department issues fresh thunderstorm alert after dust storm hits Delhi

    Indian meteorological department issues fresh thunderstorm alert after dust storm hits Delhi

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    According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, at least 80 people had died and 136 people were injured in five states in the north that were hit by lightning strikes and thunderstorm on Sunday. On Monday, flight operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport were put on hold , news agency ANI reported. Also, the spokesperson said that Dust storms and thunderstorms wreaked havoc in Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh , West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
  • TN 12th Result 2018 declared; Over 6750 Schools score 100% results

    TN 12th Result 2018 declared; Over 6750 Schools score 100% results

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    He also said that "The practice of announcing the first three rank holders at the state and district level is being done away with'". How was the overall performance at TN Result 2018 for Class 12th HSC? As per latest information, the Tamil Nadu board has declared the results , recording an overall pass percentage of 91.1%.
  • Boris Johnson in 'positive' talks with allies over Iran nuclear deal

    Boris Johnson in 'positive' talks with allies over Iran nuclear deal

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    If they're going to see that it's not in their interest to stay in the deal; we're going to have to watch what the Iranians do. But European diplomats briefed on the Brussels meeting acknowledged that the EU support, however honest, risked looking hollow after Trump last week reimposed an array of wide sanctions on the Islamic Republic that will hit European companies investing in Iran .
  • Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with numbers of wounded protesters

    Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with numbers of wounded protesters

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    Although the baby's family blames Israeli forces, an unnamed doctor told reporters the child had a pre-existing condition. "They told me she had been dead more than an hour", Heyam said. Monday's protests were against the opening of the controversial US embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, which had angered Palestinians who see the eastern part of the city as their capital.
  • Thursday marks 1st day of Ramadan: Dar al Iftaa

    Thursday marks 1st day of Ramadan: Dar al Iftaa

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    Soltani is the son of an Iranian Muslim who emigrated to the United States and married a white Catholic from Olathe, Kan., while they were attending the University of Kansas. Keeping Ramazan is one of the five pillars (basic duties) of the Muslim faith. Responding to Eissa's comments, the former head of the Fatwas Committee in the Al-Azhar Mosque, Abdel Hamid al-Atrash, told Egypt Independent on Tuesday that Eissa is not authorized to give an opinion on Islamic matters.
  • Karnataka Election Results 2018:

    Karnataka Election Results 2018: "BJP's Victory in Karnataka Unbelievable", says NCP

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    The election in Jayanagar segment was countermanded in the wake of the demise of BJP candidate BN Vijaya Kumar on May 4. BSP supremo Mayawati is also believed to be in favour of a Congress-JD (S) alliance in Karnataka to keep the BJP out. Days have come when people should not predict election results. There is a need for a scapegoat when a party loses election, and EVM tampering has been the go-to excuse for the losing party, which has, obviously led people to joke on twitter, if Congress ...
  • Is this where Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja will live after marriage?

    Is this where Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja will live after marriage?

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    While posting the photos, Sonam had written, "All the stars are out tonight ✨ In Ralph & Russo". During a photoshoot for L'oreal Paris, the brand she represents, Mahira was donned in a lilac off-shoulder gown. Sonam Kapoor's family is based in Mumbai whereas her husband Anand Ahuja is a Delhi-based entrepreneur, whose family home is in Delhi. On her first day, Sonam also had Pakistani beauty and Raees actor Mahira Khan accompanying her on the red carpet.