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Jagmeet Singh elected leader of Canada's NDP

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Turnout was 52.8 per cent, in line with recent leadership contests for both the NDP and other parties. "We have a lot of work to do but we have a leader who is very energetic about doing it", said NDP national director Robert Fox. His brother, Gurratan Singh, who played a key role in the campaign, told the Hindustan Times this was "the accumulation of all our work and the real hard work starts right now". Read More »

Trump to travel to Asia on Nov. 3-14: White House

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Rex Tillerson , America's top diplomat, disclosed at the weekend the U.S. was in " direct contact " with Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes. While Tillerson suggested the negotiations weren't exactly fruitful thus far, he emphasized that diplomacy remained the State Department's first and only goal. Read More »

Dave Strader, ex-Wings broadcaster, dies at 62

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Strader, known as "The Voice", was the play-by-play announcer for the Red Wings from 1985-1996 on PASS Sports and WKBD Channel 50 alongside Mickey Redmond. Strader was honored with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award a year ago for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. "He was a devoted husband and father, and his presence will be sorely missed in arenas throughout the league". Read More »

Tillerson Wasting His Time Trying to Negotiate With 'Little Rocket Man'

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Tillerson said the US was probing North Korea's willingness to talk, and called for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, adding it was incumbent on the North to halt the missile launches. "The President just made it clear to the Kim regime the diplomatic offer on the table is cooling", Hammond said on Twitter. Diplomats say there have been no new channels established recently, or any dramatic shift in Trump administration policy. Read More »

190th Air Refuling Wing heads to Puerto Rico

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Coast Guard. The Mississippi National guard, said in a news release Thursday, that its help was requested through the National Emergency Management Assistance Compact, an agreement for state-to-state support during disasters. On Friday, thousands of Puerto Ricans were finally getting water and food rations as an aid bottleneck began to ease, but many remained cut off from the basic necessities of life and were desperate for power, communications and other trappings of normality. Read More »

President launches Shirdi Sai Baba's samadhi centenary celebrations

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The inauguration also marks the beginning of the year-long centenary celebrations of the Sai Baba's death, and over 11 million pilgrims are expected during the year, IANS reported. The terminal is built over an area of 2,750 sq m and is capable of handling 150 passengers at a time. The President's aircraft arrived at Shirdi airport from Delhi at 10.30 am after which he inaugurated the new structure and flagged off an Alliance Air flight, airport sources said. Read More »

'No good news in Puerto Rico' says mayor

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After hearing Duke's comments, Cruz told CNN it was "irresponsible" to spin the island's devastation so positively. Mr Trump has pledged to spare no effort to help the U.S. The entire island of 3.4 million people remained without electricity, with little phone service. Reporters heard someone yell from the crowd, "You don't give a shit about Puerto Rico!" I didn't see it as assigned to the people of Puerto Rico, I saw it as a personal difference with the mayor of San Juan '. Read More »

Germans celebrate first gay marriage

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He added: 'We're really thankful'. Kreile recalled the "shame" he felt in 1992, amid a new spirit of optimism three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when he and Mende marched into a registry office and asked to be married, only to be politely turned away. Read More »

Mossad had no part in Kurdish referendum: Netanyahu

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A referendum on independence for the Kurdistan region of Iraq was held on Monday. Iraq controls the Kurdish region's airspace, and some global airlines have announced they plan to cancel flights into Irbil, site of the region's largest airport. Read More »

Daish captures Homs town in surprise attack

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The terror group took control of Al Qaryatain in the central province of Homs early on Sunday, according to the monitor. Syrian government forces and allied militia recovered Qaryatayn from Daesh some six months ago. Of those civilian deaths, it said about 70% were caused by Russian, Syrian government, or coalition air strikes. Syria's conflict has killed more than 330,000 people and displaced millions since it broke out in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-regime protests before ... Read More »

Swedish neo-Nazis clash with anti-fascists

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NMR promotes an openly anti-Semitic doctrine and originally sought to pass near a downtown synagogue during the march to coincide with Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day of the year. The leader of the NMR, Simon Lindberg, was among those arrested. Riot police in Gothenburg . Membership in Nazi organizations is not illegal in Sweden. Read More »

Flash flooding feared in already hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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The U.S. Navy ship Comfort, a 1,000-bed hospital ship based in the U.S. state of Virginia, is scheduled to depart the U.S. mainland for the island Friday. After more than a week of desperation, many were still unable to access essentials including food and water. "They've been hit with an enormous amount of work", he said, noting that the hospital had turned them on earlier during Hurricane Irma and increasingly worries they could fail. Read More »

Family ties: NY rushes aid to ravaged Puerto Rico

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Only 28 percent of the island now has some cellphone reception. Southwest planned to use the two arrival and departure slots it was allocated for both Tuesday and Wednesday for relief flights, bringing in supplies and taking customers to Orlando. Read More »

San Juan mayor answers President Trump's Twitter attack

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Despite his claims that aid workers on the island are doing a "fantastic job", Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan , said his administration are "killing us with inefficiency". His administration has tried in recent days to combat the perception that he failed to quickly grasp the magnitude of Maria's destruction and has given the U.S. Read More »

New York Giants: DJ Fluker Will Start at Right Guard On Sunday

Howard catches long pass for touchdown. The Giants are desperately in need of a win as they dropped their third game in a 24-27 encounter against the Eagles last week. Howard. " Jameis Winston is a very aggressive and talented quarterback, the youngest player in National Football League history to throw 50 touchdowns", said McAdoo. Read More »

Sebastian Vettel: "Anything can happen and that's why we race"

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Verstappen's victory makes him the fifth different victor of 2017 and marks Red Bull's second win of the season, allowing the Milton Keynes-based team to close in on Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship and Verstappen to cement himself in sixth place in the Drivers' Championship having come under threat from Sergio Perez in recent races. Read More »

Program That Provides Low-Cost Health Care to 9M Children Expires

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Unfortunately, the program, which is funded by both the federal and state governments, is set to lose all federal funding if it is not reauthorized by October 1, 2017 . The program covers almost nine million children across the country, which costs taxpayers almost 14 billion dollars every year. A spokesperson for the House Energy and Commerce Committee said earlier this week that the committee "continue [s] to have bipartisan negotiations" to reauthorize CHIP as it considers combining ... Read More »

Titans QB Marcus Mariota leaves with injured hamstring

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That would be the trade they made in the 2017 draft to land quarterback Deshaun Watson , who looks like the franchise passer the team has desperately needed for some time. Lewan has done a good job in pass protection this season and the entire line kept Marcus Mariota clean against Seattle's pass rush. WR Eric Decker has averaged 116 yards receiving in last three games against Houston. Read More »

Newark sending police, firefighters to Puerto Rico

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President Donald Trump is criticizing the media and praising his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in a battered Puerto Rico. "And if it doesn't stop, and if we don't get the food and the water into people's hands, what we are going to see is something close to a genocide". Read More »

Youm-e-Ashur observed peacefully across the country

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Similar ceremonies were held in other Iranian cities and villages where people stopped business and economic activities to participate in public processions for ceremonial chest beating as a display of their devotion to Imam Hussein. Alam, Zuljinnah and Taazia processions were taken out in all big and small towns across the country. In Lahore, the main procession started from Islampura under heavy security provided by police, elite force personnel and Rangers. Read More »

Trump, Ryan clear the way for gov't cash to Puerto Rico

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Trump took to Twitter early today to fire back at the mayor of San Juan , the island's largest city. Then he added: "I can tell you this: We have done an incredible job considering there is absolutely nothing to work with". The Federal Emergency Management Agency told ABC News that any aid it has delivered to Puerto Rico has been immediately distributed. "This is a "people are dying" story", she said in disbelief . Read More »

Thousands taking part in March for Choice rally

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The march was significant given recent confirmation that there will be a referendum on abortion next year, meaning the government will be revisiting the strict laws now in place. READ ALSO ABORTIONS: such as Ireland, which countries of the European Union, limiting abortion? "We can't support exceptions and only a hundred people allowed to get access to abortion". Read More »