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Cannabis legalization could result in more vehicle crashes Cannabis legalization could result in more vehicle crashes
- October 18, 2018

Shopify is powering numerous provincial online stores and says it has recorded than 100 cannabis orders per minute. "This is never actually going to be smoked". Provinces and territories are responsible for setting out numerous details for where cannabis can be bought and consumed within their jurisdictions. (more...)
Trump Threatens Military Closure at U.S. Border to Stop Migrants Trump Threatens Military Closure at U.S. Border to Stop Migrants
- October 18, 2018

In fact, we have long known that native-born Americans commit violent crimes at far higher rates than either legal or undocumented immigrants. Trump also said that if a solution is not found, it could upend the new trade deal negotiated between Mexico and the United States. (more...)
Duchess Meghan Markle baked her own banana bread in Australia Duchess Meghan Markle baked her own banana bread in Australia
- October 18, 2018

Excited school children jumped up and down waving Australian flags as the royal couple stepped onto the tarmac. Meghan tossed the oval ball during a reception held for her and Prince Harry on the third day of their tour of Australia and New Zealand. (more...)
Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: USA asks Turkey for recording evidence Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: USA asks Turkey for recording evidence
- October 18, 2018

His comments followed publication in pro-government Turkish media of allegations purporting to confirm that Khashoggi was not just murdered by Saudi agents in their consulate in Istanbul, but dismembered. Khashoggi's editor said the article "perfectly captures his commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world". Turkish officials have accused Saudi Arabia of brutally killing Khashoggi, a Saudi national who often criticized the Saudi government in his reporting. (more...)
Powerful Afghan police commander killed in Kandahar insider attack Powerful Afghan police commander killed in Kandahar insider attack
- October 18, 2018

Knut Peters, a Resolute Support spokesman, said in an email to Military Times. The Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi in a statement claimed that the candidate has been killed along with his three colleagues in the tactical explosion. (more...)
UK Jews disproportionately targets of religious hate crime UK Jews disproportionately targets of religious hate crime
- October 18, 2018

Most of the recorded crime targeting Muslims and religiously motivated hate crime constituted 52 percent of all offences. Overall, police recorded 94,098 hate crimes in England and Wales, an increase of 17 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. (more...)
Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over missing journalist Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over missing journalist
- October 18, 2018

Within days of his disappearance, Turkish officials - anonymously and without releasing evidence - told reporters that they were certain the veteran journalist was killed inside the building. The comments marked a break from the Trump administration's previous refusal to speculate over the fate of Khashoggi and came as the USA president is under growing pressure to take action on the case. (more...)
Sheriff: 400 tips in Jayme Closs case Sheriff: 400 tips in Jayme Closs case
- October 18, 2018

He said no gun was found at the scene and that evidence from both the house and from the 911 call indicate Jayme Closs was in the family's home when her parents were killed. He didn't say how the couple died, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in Milwaukee said the teen was likely abducted from her home early Monday morning by an unknown person with a gun. (more...)
Fans face rain to greet Harry and Meghan on Down Under tour Fans face rain to greet Harry and Meghan on Down Under tour
- October 18, 2018

With protocol prohibiting royals from taking pictures of each other with the public, it isn't every day that you'd see Prince Harry (34) taking a snap of his wife with a fan - but in this case it seems the gushing husband just couldn't stop himself. (more...)
Canada Becomes the Second Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Canada Becomes the Second Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
- October 18, 2018

At the stroke of midnight on October 17, Canada became only the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana. Under the new plan, people can apply immediately as long as they have completed their sentence, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told a news conference in Ottawa. (more...)
The hilarious comment Prince Harry made about an Aussie lifeguard's feet The hilarious comment Prince Harry made about an Aussie lifeguard's feet
- October 18, 2018

Van Dartel, who went to the airport along with some of the students from her school, said there wasn't a dry eye in the house when the broadcast aired. "We've had families who can't put food on the table, who can't afford everyday basics, who can't afford water to fill their tanks", she added. The prince charmed the crowd at a picnic in the town's main park, standing at a podium in the pouring rain with Meghan holding an umbrella over him, on the second day of their Pacific tour, which ... (more...)
European Union likely to reject Italy's budget, but no decision yet, says Oettinger European Union likely to reject Italy's budget, but no decision yet, says Oettinger
- October 18, 2018

The Italian budget is set to increase spending largely to pay for the minimum basic income proposed by the Five Star Movement but Juncker said he would not condemn the specific policy, saying: "If I said that we are against those measures, this would have as a effect that some in the Italian government would attack the Commission because it prohibits fighting against poverty". (more...)
After denial & defiance, comes his resignation: M J Akbar exits the workplace After denial & defiance, comes his resignation: M J Akbar exits the workplace
- October 18, 2018

Akbar stepped down today as the Minister of State for External Affairs, following a spate of allegations of sexual harassment during his days as editor of several publications, by several women journalists. "I could not reply earlier as I was on an official tour overseas", he said in a statement issued shortly after arriving in New Delhi . Sandeep Shastri, a political analyst at Jain University in the city of Bengaluru, said Akbar's defamation lawsuit and his subsequent resignation ... (more...)
China punishes blogger for disrespecting national anthem China punishes blogger for disrespecting national anthem
- October 18, 2018

Yang's controversial livesteam saw the 21-year-old flailing her arms around while "mockingly" singing the beginning of the anthem, according to China Daily . But as it has grown in size and influence, Chinese authorities have repeated crackdown down on live-streaming services and the people who use them, including tight restrictions on platforms and popular users In their statement, the Shanghai police department said the national anthem represented "the symbol and sign of the nation". (more...)
Canada legalises marijuana sale as hundreds line for opening of stores Canada legalises marijuana sale as hundreds line for opening of stores
- October 18, 2018

The day was historic for the country as Canadian adults will be able to legally smoke recreational marijuana after almost a century-long ban. There are roughly 85 dried-flower strains of cannabis and a selection of oils, capsules and pre-rolls available for purchase at the store. (more...)
Israel says Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem Israel says Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem
- October 18, 2018

The decision angered the Muslim world and was a setback for Palestinian aspirations for statehood. Last December, US President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy by recognising Jerusalem, enraging the Palestinians and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies. (more...)
EU leaders gather for 'moment of truth' Brexit summit EU leaders gather for 'moment of truth' Brexit summit
- October 18, 2018

Mrs May replied: "He asked me if the Chequers plan was dead, the answer is no". Britain's parliament must provide unequivocal approval for any Brexit deal the government reaches with the European Union , or risk creating uncertainty for businesses and citizens, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said . (more...)
PH ranks 5th in ASEAN in competitiveness PH ranks 5th in ASEAN in competitiveness
- October 18, 2018

The U.S. has regained its status as the world's most competitive economy , for the first time since 2008, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report . The report stated that Singapore's performance was excellent in the areas of infrastructure and product market, which city-state topped globally. The Netherlands has gone down from fourth to sixth place after being overtaken by Germany and Japan, the latest edition of the rankings show. (more...)
Grandma allegedly fatally stabbed, burned toddler found in oven Grandma allegedly fatally stabbed, burned toddler found in oven
- October 18, 2018

He did not identify her, but said she would be facing some type of murder charge. The relationship of that person to the baby is not being released at this time, and it is uncertain when the crime actually happened. Authorities said they had no immediately information about the circumstances leading up to the child's death. "The child was found inside of the oven in the residence". (more...)
Raging floodwaters destroy bridge over Central Texas river Raging floodwaters destroy bridge over Central Texas river
- October 18, 2018

He also says the body found Tuesday doesn't appear to be that of a person still missing from a flash flood last week in an RV park along the South Llano River, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) upstream. In Kingsland, video captured a bridge crumbling as it was overrun by floodwaters. The Llano River rose to almost 40 feet Tuesday in the city of Llano - about 35 feet higher than it was just 24 hours earlier - after 8 to 10 inches of rain fell in the area over the past two days, the National ... (more...)

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