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10/21/2019 - 17:07

Canadians vote in tight election as Trudeau aims to cling to power

Canadians began voting in a general election Monday, with surveys predicting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party could return with a weakened minority government or lose his grip on power entirely.

Canadians began voting in a general election Monday, with surveys predicting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party could return with a weakened minority government or lose his grip on power entirely.

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10/21/2019 - 17:07

Canadians vote in tight election as Trudeau aims to cling to power

Canadians began voting in a general election Monday, with surveys predicting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party could return with a weakened minority government or lose his grip on power entirely.

Canadians began voting in a general election Monday, with surveys predicting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party could return with a weakened minority government or lose his grip on power entirely.


10/21/2019 - 17:03

British PM denied new Brexit deal vote

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt another blow Monday when the speaker of parliament denied him a second shot at winning MPs' approval for his EU divorce deal, with Brexit looming in just 10 days' time.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt another blow Monday when the speaker of parliament denied him a second shot at winning MPs' approval for his EU divorce deal, with Brexit looming in just 10 days' time.


10/21/2019 - 16:42

Chile death toll rises to 11, president extends emergency

Chile's death toll has risen to 11, authorities said on Monday, after three days of violent demonstrations and looting that saw President Sebastian Pinera claim the country was "at war."

Chile's death toll has risen to 11, authorities said on Monday, after three days of violent demonstrations and looting that saw President Sebastian Pinera claim the country was "at war."


10/21/2019 - 16:19

Lebanon cabinet fast-tracks reforms but protests rage on

Lebanon's teetering government approved an economic rescue plan Monday but the last-ditch move was met with deep distrust from a swelling protest movement seeking the removal of the entire political class.

Lebanon's teetering government approved an economic rescue plan Monday but the last-ditch move was met with deep distrust from a swelling protest movement seeking the removal of the entire political class.


10/21/2019 - 15:52

Pound strikes five-month peak above $1.30

The pound hit a fresh five-month peak above $1.30 Monday on renewed Brexit optimism after Prime Minister Boris Johnson requested another extension to Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union.

The pound hit a fresh five-month peak above $1.30 Monday on renewed Brexit optimism after Prime Minister Boris Johnson requested another extension to Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union.

10/21/2019 - 16:22

US drug companies reach settlement ahead of landmark opioids trial

Three leading drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled with plaintiffs Monday just hours before they were to go on trial, a federal judge announced.

Three leading drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled with plaintiffs Monday just hours before they were to go on trial, a federal judge announced.


10/21/2019 - 11:26

Saudi Arabia's new 100% shisha tax sparks fury

A decision to impose a 100 percent tax on bills at restaurants that serve shisha has ignited criticism on social media in Saudi Arabia, where the water pipes are a popular pastime.

A decision to impose a 100 percent tax on bills at restaurants that serve shisha has ignited criticism on social media in Saudi Arabia, where the water pipes are a popular pastime.


10/21/2019 - 04:54

Wall Street learns the high cost of sexist comments

The #MeToo movement recently reached dramatically into the world of high finance, as one prominent Wall Street figure learned after losing the management of at least $1 billion in assets over his disparaging remarks about women.

The #MeToo movement recently reached dramatically into the world of high finance, as one prominent Wall Street figure learned after losing the management of at least $1 billion in assets over his disparaging remarks about women.


10/21/2019 - 04:50

Trial set to open in massive US opioid lawsuit

Leading US pharmaceutical companies go on trial Monday charged with stoking the opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities and left hundreds of thousands dead or overdosed across the country.

Leading US pharmaceutical companies go on trial Monday charged with stoking the opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities and left hundreds of thousands dead or overdosed across the country.


10/20/2019 - 18:31

Longest non-stop passenger flight arrives in Sydney

The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a milestone journey from New York that Qantas hopes to parlay into commercial success.

The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a milestone journey from New York that Qantas hopes to parlay into commercial success.


10/20/2019 - 15:51

One dead, one seriously hurt in French e-scooter collision

A 25-year-old man was killed and a young woman was seriously injured Sunday in the western French city of Bordeaux after a car hit their electric scooter before fleeing the scene, the police said.

A 25-year-old man was killed and a young woman was seriously injured Sunday in the western French city of Bordeaux after a car hit their electric scooter before fleeing the scene, the police said.


10/20/2019 - 14:57

World's oldest pearl found in Abu Dhabi

An 8,000-year-old pearl that archaeologists say is the world's oldest will be displayed in Abu Dhabi, according to authorities who said Sunday it is proof the objects have been traded since Neolithic times.

An 8,000-year-old pearl that archaeologists say is the world's oldest will be displayed in Abu Dhabi, according to authorities who said Sunday it is proof the objects have been traded since Neolithic times.


10/20/2019 - 05:00

As Kremlin scrambles for Africa, Moscow university eyes soft power

As the Kremlin seeks to boost ties with Africa, a Moscow university that was a training ground for the continent's elite during the Cold War is once again working to bolster Russia's soft power.

As the Kremlin seeks to boost ties with Africa, a Moscow university that was a training ground for the continent's elite during the Cold War is once again working to bolster Russia's soft power.


10/20/2019 - 03:34

Rescued circus elephant Ramba arrives at Brazil sanctuary

An Asian elephant that spent decades performing in South American circuses has started a new life in an open-air sanctuary in Brazil, after travelling thousands of kilometers by plane and truck from a Chilean zoo.

An Asian elephant that spent decades performing in South American circuses has started a new life in an open-air sanctuary in Brazil, after travelling thousands of kilometers by plane and truck from a Chilean zoo.


10/18/2019 - 20:37

Ebola still an 'urgent' global health emergency: WHO

The deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains an "urgent" global health emergency, The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday at its Emergency Committee meeting.

The deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains an "urgent" global health emergency, The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday at its Emergency Committee meeting.


10/18/2019 - 19:36

Backstage with burlesque dancers at S.African 'sexpo'

The dancers are getting ready by unleashing a blur of feather boas and corsets on the dressing room, where stacks of eyeshadow form a shimmering kaleidoscope of colours beneath mirrors framed with bare lightbulbs.

The dancers are getting ready by unleashing a blur of feather boas and corsets on the dressing room, where stacks of eyeshadow form a shimmering kaleidoscope of colours beneath mirrors framed with bare lightbulbs.


10/18/2019 - 16:23

America's endless battle against lethal drug fentanyl

In a windowless hangar at New York's John F. Kennedy airport, dozens of law enforcement officers sift through packages, looking for fentanyl -- a drug that is killing Americans every day.

In a windowless hangar at New York's John F. Kennedy airport, dozens of law enforcement officers sift through packages, looking for fentanyl -- a drug that is killing Americans every day.


10/18/2019 - 16:18

Five key things about fentanyl and America's opioids crisis

Jury selection has begun in a landmark federal case on Ohio on whether drug companies can be held responsible for the opioids epidemic that is raging across America.

Jury selection has begun in a landmark federal case on Ohio on whether drug companies can be held responsible for the opioids epidemic that is raging across America.


10/18/2019 - 07:22

Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons and poverty to endure

From fierce typhoons and tight budgets to losing its dancers to cruise ships and theme parks, Ballet Philippines has weathered almost every type of storm, but as it celebrates its 50th anniversary the renowned arts organisation is determined the show will go on.

From fierce typhoons and tight budgets to losing its dancers to cruise ships and theme parks, Ballet Philippines has weathered almost every type of storm, but as it celebrates its 50th anniversary the renowned arts organisation is determined the show will go on.


10/18/2019 - 06:03

Longest non-stop flight to take off from New York to Sydney

A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend.

A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend.


10/18/2019 - 04:56

Lunch break lesson: how to reverse an opioid overdose

At a small shop selling handmade jewelry in South Philly, employees are skipping their lunch break for a good cause. They are getting training they all wanted -- in how to save someone who has overdosed on opioids.

At a small shop selling handmade jewelry in South Philly, employees are skipping their lunch break for a good cause. They are getting training they all wanted -- in how to save someone who has overdosed on opioids.


10/18/2019 - 04:55

How Purdue's aggressive sales of a painkiller blew up in its face

In 2002, Andrew Kolodny, a resident in psychiatry, attended a training session on pain treatment in Philadelphia.

In 2002, Andrew Kolodny, a resident in psychiatry, attended a training session on pain treatment in Philadelphia.


10/18/2019 - 04:32

Burkina tourist hub loses Western visitors to jihadist threat

"They've placed us in the red zone, which means the tourists aren't coming like before. Even the aid workers don't come," said Antoine Atiou, governor of Burkina Faso's Hauts-Bassins region.

"They've placed us in the red zone, which means the tourists aren't coming like before. Even the aid workers don't come," said Antoine Atiou, governor of Burkina Faso's Hauts-Bassins region.


10/18/2019 - 02:12

Juul suspends US sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

The leading American maker of electronic cigarettes, Juul Labs, announced Thursday it is suspending sales of some flavored vaping products in the United States, as the US government prepares a nationwide ban.

The leading American maker of electronic cigarettes, Juul Labs, announced Thursday it is suspending sales of some flavored vaping products in the United States, as the US government prepares a nationwide ban.


10/18/2019 - 02:11

Five years after war, Gaza's little 'Iron Man' stands tall

It was the summer of 2014, when a deluge of steel fell on Gaza. His back burned, his body covered in bandages, Yamin screamed from his hospital bed.

It was the summer of 2014, when a deluge of steel fell on Gaza. His back burned, his body covered in bandages, Yamin screamed from his hospital bed.