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Toronto officers accused of ingesting pot while on duty after drug raid Toronto officers accused of ingesting pot while on duty after drug raid
- January 30, 2018

An officer was also said to be "conscious but nauseous", the police call revealed. Police from a neighbouring division were brought in to help. Police spokesperson Mark Pugash said two officers are now being investigated by Toronto police Professional Standards Unit, but wouldn't provide any additional information, including their names and what alleged conduct led to the suspension. (more...)
Trend to shout anti-Pakistan slogans in Muslim-majority areas Trend to shout anti-Pakistan slogans in Muslim-majority areas
- January 30, 2018

When locals objected, the men on the bikes allegedly used expletives and asked the Muslim residents "to go to Pakistan". To the Hindustan Times , Singh said: "It was a small incident, but see how big its implications were", referring to how the superintendent of police of Kasganj was transferred and that the people had questioned the work of the district magistrate. (more...)
Saudi authorities net $106 billion in corruption settlements Saudi authorities net $106 billion in corruption settlements
- January 30, 2018

Mojeb also said that the settlement represented various types of assets, including real estate, commercial entities, securities, cash and other assets. He and others said Saudi authorities appeared keen to end the probe partly because they wanted to prevent it from slowing inflows of foreign investment, which are key to the government's effort to diversify the economy beyond oil exports. (more...)
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week Celebrating Catholic Schools Week
- January 30, 2018

Wayne Sullivan, principal at St. Thomas More High School, says "I think our students are very kind, very giving, and it's through our faith that we are able to give back to the community". This week's activities include a special mass with Bishop Cunningham, a Christian concert from local performer Jared Campbell and an open house. On Wednesday, he will visit St. (more...)
Turkey targets strategic hill in Afrin Turkey targets strategic hill in Afrin
- January 30, 2018

Turkish Armed Forces killed 597 terrorists of Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria as part of Operation Olive Branch, said the Turkish General Staff in a message January 29. The YPG has received support from the United States and it has spearheaded the battle against the Islamic State group across swathes of Syria. It comes after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) over an anti-war message. (more...)
Avengers: Infinity War - Captain Marvel May Appear After All Avengers: Infinity War - Captain Marvel May Appear After All
- January 30, 2018

While we've been repeatedly assured that every MCU character that has already been introduced will appear in Avengers: Infinity War , we've yet to hear confirmation on the much anticipated Captain Marvel - due to be played by Brie Larson in the studio's first female-led movie in 2019. (more...)
US Pushes for Quick Nafta Breakthrough Amid Modest Optimism US Pushes for Quick Nafta Breakthrough Amid Modest Optimism
- January 30, 2018

The Americans want a limit on the number of contracts Canadian and Mexican companies can bid on, a measure that would push U.S. President Donald Trump's "Buy American" dictate. The Mexican round next month is an extra set of talks that officials added to help tackle the many remaining challenges. Canada and Mexico have also threatened to keep some form of their own investor dispute system that the US wants to opt out of. (more...)
US, Europe start work on Iran nuclear deal changes US, Europe start work on Iran nuclear deal changes
- January 30, 2018

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has termed as "disgusting" and "offensive" online rumours suggesting she is having an affair with President Donald Trump and said such insinuations fit a pattern of attacks on successful women. The UN ambassadors will visit a military hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling near Washington where last month Hayley presented remnants of the ballistic missile fired on Saudi Arabia by Yemen on November 4, which the Pentagon said is Iranian-made, among other ... (more...)
China Eastern says cancels flights amid routes row with Tawian China Eastern says cancels flights amid routes row with Tawian
- January 30, 2018

The modification of the flight routes by China in early January has drawn a sharp response from officials in Taiwan. China Eastern Airlines, based in Shanghai, called on the Taiwan authorities to "normalise the development of the cross-Straits civil aviation sector as soon as possible". (more...)
China to have bigger footprint than Russia — CIA director China to have bigger footprint than Russia — CIA director
- January 30, 2018

Pompeo said he believes Russian Federation will target the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections. Pompeo took over as CIA director a year ago and told the BBC he was determined to get the spy agency "back on our front foot". "When you see this language that the president chooses to use, there are many audiences for it and". He added that China also poses a threat and has the ability to gain access to American information. (more...)
The cost of a British passport is about to increase The cost of a British passport is about to increase
- January 30, 2018

The Home Office justified the higher postal charges, saying they reflected the "increased costs of processing postal applications compared to online applications". The Government emphasised that adults choosing to apply online would still be paying less than they would have in 2009, with passport fees having reduced in 2012. (more...)
Trump's speech likely to motivate Texans from both parties Trump's speech likely to motivate Texans from both parties
- January 30, 2018

The couple's 13th wedding anniversary passed without public comment last week, and Mrs. Trump abruptly announced she was skipping a trip with her husband to an economic summit last week in Switzerland. Typically, some female lawmakers wear bright colors so they will stand out on television. He is battling poor approval ratings and is trying to move past the government shutdown that coincided with the anniversary of his inauguration . (more...)
Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers
- January 30, 2018

IN point guard Darren Collison added 13 points. While the injury looked bad, with Williams being helped to the locker room, the Hornets got good news as x-rays came back negative and the power forward was diagnosed with just an ankle sprain. (more...)
Economy to dominate President Trump's union address Economy to dominate President Trump's union address
- January 30, 2018

Kay Bailey Hutchison and now a Republican strategist in Austin, said Tuesday night's speech will provide Trump an opportunity to reboot his lagging poll numbers so Texans facing tough elections this year won't have to worry about the president dragging them down. (more...)
Six of a family killed in Kurram Agency landmine blast Six of a family killed in Kurram Agency landmine blast
- January 30, 2018

Three officials were killed instantly while three were injured, according to the political administration of the agency. The family was on its way to attend a funeral in the Kurram tribal area when the blast occurred, local government official Akbar Iftikhar said on January 30. (more...)
Ex-Catalan chief seeking immunity for leadership vote Ex-Catalan chief seeking immunity for leadership vote
- January 30, 2018

Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium following a controversial declaration of independence for Catalonia a year ago, asked Catalonia's parliament on Monday to guarantee his position as a member of the chamber so that he could avoid arrest over charges of rebellion and sedition. (more...)
Islamabad High Court Approves Hearing Against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Islamabad High Court Approves Hearing Against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz
- January 30, 2018

He has also directed to record the statements of the witnesses living overseas via video link. It was 15th appearance of ousted premier before the accountability court, 17th appearance of Maryam Nawaz and 19th appearance of Capt (r) Safdar. (more...)
Bernard Tomic quits 'I'm A Celebrity...' Bernard Tomic quits 'I'm A Celebrity...'
- January 30, 2018

And Hewitt, who was in a forthright mood ahead of Australia's World Group clash against Germany in Brisbane this weekend, also said it was "pretty obvious" that Tomic would not improve his team at the moment. It was the latest in a series of remarks and actions that have blighted Tomic's career in recent years, and Hewitt believes it is reaching a stage where it might be too late for Tomic to get back on the right track. (more...)
Iron Age Temple in Syria Devastated by Turkish Air Raids Iron Age Temple in Syria Devastated by Turkish Air Raids
- January 30, 2018

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Ali Şeker announced the detention warrants were issued on his Twitter account . An Ankara-based operation is now underway in eight provinces to arrest the remaining members. The Turkish Medical Association denounced the cross-border operation into Syria's Afrin last week, saying " No to war, peace immediately ". Kurdish forces taking back captured territory overnight 'is becoming something of a pattern, ' according to the ... (more...)
Pique extends Barcelona contract until 2022 Pique extends Barcelona contract until 2022
- January 30, 2018

I am not interested in playing for another team. "I play football because I play for Barca". "I am really happy to be celebrating my extension because this is my home and since my return, my desire has been to end my career here", said Pique, who will have served 14 years with the first team as a professional by the time the contract ends. (more...)

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