• China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours
China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours

More than 1,000 dogs have been saved from possible slaughter in the run-up to the Yulin dog meat festival in China's southern Guangxi autonomous region. "If we can just persuade the people who eat dog meat to stop eating it, then we won't have anything to worry about, because there will no longer be a market", she said, drawing a parallel wit...

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  • Kiwis pedaling toward possible America's Cup upset
Kiwis pedaling toward possible America's Cup upset

It sees the players fill the various roles of members of the yachting crew, which is now 3-0 up in a race to seven against Oracle at the America's Cup. The Kiwis replaced grinders and their arm power with the cyclors. It started with a negative point because Oracle Team USA, owned by billionaire Larry Ellison , won the qualifiers.

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  • PM renames Langevin Block building out of respect for Indigenous Peoples
PM renames Langevin Block building out of respect for Indigenous Peoples

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the building that houses his office will no longer be called the Langevin Block. On this day and every day, let us celebrate Indigenous peoples and continue to build relations based on trust and respect.

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  • King Mohammed VI Congratulates Mohammed Bin Salman on Appointment as Crown Prince
King Mohammed VI Congratulates Mohammed Bin Salman on Appointment as Crown Prince

Mohammed bin Salman replaces his cousin, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef , a veteran security chief who led the Saudi campaign against Islamic State and al-Qaeda, at a time when Riyadh faces heightened tensions with Qatar and Iran and is locked into a war in Yemen .

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  • Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria
Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

The incident follows the USA downing of a piloted Syrian Army jet near Raqqa after it dropped bombs near us -backed forces over the weekend, an incident that prompted a warning from Syria ally Russian Federation. The statement added, the drone, "continued to advance on the Coalition position without diverting its course it was shot down"....

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  • Ireland's 1st Indian-origin PM meets Theresa May
Ireland's 1st Indian-origin PM meets Theresa May

Donaldson said local media reports that his party was asking for 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion) to be spent on health and a further billion to be allocated to infrastructure was "wild speculation and wide of the mark". Normally this speech repeats key legislative promises made during the election campaign, but May is expected to omit the most con...

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  • Canadian Accused Of Stabbing Cop At Flint Airport Appears In Court
Canadian Accused Of Stabbing Cop At Flint Airport Appears In Court

A law enforcement officer subdued Ftouhi, who asked the officer why he did not kill him, the complaint said. The suspect was immediately taken into custody, and federal prosecutors announced hours later that the Canadian man was charged with committing violence at an airport.

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  • Texas Takeaways for 2018 After Georgia Special Election
Texas Takeaways for 2018 After Georgia Special Election

The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. Democrats will need to pick up 24 House seats to take back the majority. Moulton said the recent election results necessitated a conversation among Democrats about shaking things ...

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  • London fire: Tests show 'combustible' cladding
London fire: Tests show 'combustible' cladding

Work is now taking place to assess the housing needs of all Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk families to identify longer-term accommodation in the borough or nearby, with no one forced to move out of London . Some 68 one-, two- and three-bedroom "social housing" flats have been bought at the Kensington Row development in upmarket High Street Ken...

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  • U.S. airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged
U.S. airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent David Gelios said during a press briefing that authorities believe Ftouhi acted alone, and that he told them during interrogation that he "had a hatred for the United States". Montreal police conducted a raid on a home in the neighbourhood of St-Michel on Wednesday afternoon. The police officer, ident...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in southwest Louisiana
Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in southwest Louisiana

As of the last advisory, at 7 a.m. CDT Thursday, Tropical Storm Cindy was located about 40 miles northwest of Lake Charles, La., and was moving north at 12 mph. The storm's maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour as it moved to the north at around 12 miles per hour. Esther Martens walk through a flooded roadway to get to her auto in the We...

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  • No autopsy for U.S. student detained by N. Korea
No autopsy for U.S. student detained by N. Korea

Trump has had high hopes for cooperation from China to exert influence over North Korea, leaning heavily on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his assistance. "This was an innocent college kid who should have never been detained", Portman told reporters on Wednesday, while separately calling his attempts to deal with the North Koreans "futile".

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  • Doctors: Student freed by N. Korea has severe brain damage
Doctors: Student freed by N. Korea has severe brain damage

His parents found out he was in a coma just a week before he was released, something Fred Warmbier said threw him into a state of "shock". "His neurological condition can be best described as a state of unresponsive wakefulness", said Dr Daniel Kanter .

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  • EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration
EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

To show the "goodwill" her aides often refer to, May will have a separate conversation with European Council President Donald Tusk and hopes to have other one-on-one meetings. Barnier said after welcoming Davis that it was important to tackle uncertainties caused by Brexit . But his political opponents argued that it was clear Brussels h...

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  • Lopez Rivera joins Puerto Rican Day Parade float
Lopez Rivera joins Puerto Rican Day Parade float

On June 11, millions of Puerto Ricans will head to the polls to decide the political status of the Caribbean island. His party also has noted that the U.S. After the filing , Breitbart News reported that Puerto Rico's public pension plans have only $1.8 billion in assets to pay $45 billion in liabilities .

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  • BIFF hostages rescued in North Cotabato
BIFF hostages rescued in North Cotabato

AT LEAST six suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were reported to have been killed in a firefight with government troops in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, on Wednesday, the military said Thursday. The town is in North Cotabato province in the center of Mindanao island. As fighting spread, several hundred civilians fle...

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  • Canadian army sniper sets record for longest kill shot
Canadian army sniper sets record for longest kill shot

In a unique record of sorts, a bullet fired by a Canadian sniper aiming to kill an ISIS fighter in Iraq has surpassed the previous longest-confirmed kill by nearly 1,000 meters. The shot, according to the paper, disrupted an ISIS attack on Iraqi security forces. The sniper's name and location weren't released for operational reasons.

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  • Myanmar military plane missing; search ongoing in Andaman Sea
Myanmar military plane missing; search ongoing in Andaman Sea

The military said that three bodies, including a child and two adults, were found 35 kilometers from the southern coastal town Launglon by a navy ship. Min Aung Hlaing , said contact was lost when the plane was believed to be about 32 kilometres to the west of Dawei, formerly known as Tavoy. The commander-in-chief's office said the plane lost con...

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  • College Professor Suspended Indefinitely After Appearing On Tucker Carlson
College Professor Suspended Indefinitely After Appearing On Tucker Carlson

She was given a letter, signed by the vice president of academic affairs Jeffrey Lee , that said she was suspended "until further notice". She had to turn over her grade book to Christopher Rivera, chairperson of the Humanities Division.

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  • London man died after mosque attack with
London man died after mosque attack with "multiple injuries"

Makram Ali , 51, had been taken ill shortly before the attack and was already receiving first aid from a member of the public when the van crashed. It will be important for police and prosecutors to determine if he died as a direct result of the van attack.

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