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Canadian government aims to legalise marijuana by 1 July 2018

That date holds special meaning for some marijuana users as it marks 4/20 on the calendar. Trudeau has stressed that in the absence of legislation, recreational marijuana remains illegal across Canada . Provinces would decide how marijuana is sold and distributed. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to legalise recreational marijuana has fuelled investment and speculation in the cannabis sector. Read More »

3rd time not a charm: White House fence jumper busted again

Visitors to the White House say security should be tighter, but it's unlikely anyone could make it too far. In the most recent climb, Wahl was arrested on charges of unlawful entry and contempt of court. In the incident, Ms. Wahl was charged with contempt of court in violation of a stay away order. Wahl was arrested with a backpack and sleeping bag on her person, and an explosive ordnance disposal team cleared the items and found no weapons or hazardous materials on her, reported WJLA. Read More »

Fox News criticized for 'news alert' about Trump's weekend

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Donald Trump had in fact spent much of the weekend at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, the 13th such trip in his nine-week presidency. "I love golf , but if I were in the White House, I don't think I'd ever see Turnberry again", Trump said in February 2016 during a campaign stop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, according to CBS News . Read More »

London attack: Family visit spot where Pc Keith Palmer was killed

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It was an emotional experience for her, she said , due to "reflecting on the enormity of what had happened on 22 March and also on what it meant for others watching us - this line of Muslim women standing there in silence". Masood used the messaging service WhatsApp just before he went on his deadly rampage. The couple was self-employed and shared a love of music, building a recording studio business from scratch over the past 10 years, Clint Payne said on a GoFundMe page set up to ... Read More »

Sena wants ban on MP lifted, government says airlines can refuse

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Gaikwad, an MP from Osmanabad , had on Saturday attacked an Air India manager with a sandal for not providing him a business class seat in a flight to Delhi. The Union Civil Aviation Minister was also present in the meeting. Speaking on the issue, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan ruled out any action against Gaikwad and spoke against the ban by the six Indian airlines. Read More »

FBI Has Information Suggesting Trump Team May Have Coordinated with Russian Federation

In this vein, Ardayev also drew attention to the fact that the United States officials mentioned by CNN said that "the information was not conclusive and that the investigation is ongoing". "Investigating it and having proof of it are two different things", Spicer said. Some US officials warned CNN that it's too early to draw any major conclusions from the information so far, because it's largely circumstantial. Read More »

Russell Martin urges Scotland fans to 'come together'

Chris Martin came off the bench to score the victor against Slovenia . The result will keep Strachan at the helm - at least until the next qualifier against England on June 10. But it was the home side that looked the more likely and West Brom's James Morrison was inches away with a sweetly struck drive that rippled the side-netting. Read More »

Senator Hanson repeats calls for Muslim ban

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But the prime minister told 3AQ's Neil Mitchell on Friday that Hanson's call for a crackdown on all Muslims did help someone: terrorists. 'If you seek to attribute to all Australian Muslims responsibility for the crimes of ISIL then you are doing what ISIL wants'. Read More »

Sonia Gandhi & Son Rahul Return to India From US

The BJP leader's plea was earlier dismissed by the court, which had sought documents related to the National Herald case against Sonia and Rahul along with other accused. Sonia has been mostly out of action after she was taken ill during a roadshow in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, on August 2 last and was hospitalised. Read More »

Jong Nam case: 4 police officers enter North Korean embassy

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It went on to say the strike would occur without warning if US special operations forces remain in South Korea. One of the three is Hyon Kwang Song, 44, the second secretary of the embassy. He was approached by two foreign women who wiped the VX nerve agent on his face. He added that plenty of opportunities had been given to the next-of-kin to claim the body, and that if they do not turn up, the government will have to make a decision. Read More »

Cyclone Debbie: weather bureau predicts airborne debris and power failures

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A local newspaper advertisement is seen on display outside a newsagent shop as Townsville yesterday. "Please, if you do get the text message to evacuate, do so". English tourists Katie Gathercole, 22, and Becky Veater, 24, in Bowen were "praying for their lives". Residents have been bracing for the natural disaster by clearing out supermarkets and clogging highways as the make their way to safety. Read More »

Kerala minister quits in sleaze talk row

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In another blow for LDF government in Kerala, Transport Minister AK Saseendran has offered to resign. Mangalam TV , a part of the Malayalam daily Mangalam , launched on Sunday by playing an audio tape of a sexually explicit conversation between a man and an unidentified woman. Read More »

Deadly Cincinnati Nightclub shooting

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Authorities were interviewing witnesses and planned a news conference later in the morning. Authorities initially said there were at least two, but Neudigate later tweeted that there was "only one reported shooter at this time, still investigating if others involved". Read More »

Sri Lanka given 'two more years' to achieve UNHRC goals

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Sri Lanka too conceded its co-sponsorship to the resolution for the two-year extension. In a statement, the TNA said, "We urge the Government of Sri Lanka to honor its commitment with regard to these resolutions and implement the same in letter and spirit". Read More »

Erdogan calls for fair, transparent elections in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria also expelled a Turkish citizen and banned two others from entering the country, after reports a Turkish minister had campaigned for the DOST party that represents Bulgarian Turks, the country's largest ethnic minority. Switzerland, home to more than 70,000 Turkish nationals, has tried to stay neutral. This is unacceptable. On the one hand you talk of the European Union legal acquis, on the other you do the exact opposite. Read More »

Pentagon: US airlifted Syria fighters to IS town

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The U.S. -backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces confirmed the airlift and said their fighters seized four villages south of the Euphrates and cut the main artery between Raqqa and northwestern Syria. This is likely the first of more battles to come as US troops and their Syrian allies press on toward their primary objective. "We can now confirm that 33 people were killed, and they were displaced civilians from Raqqa, Aleppo and Homs", SOHR director Rami Abdel Rahman told the French ... Read More »

'Prove You Are Leaders of Europe,' Tusk Tells Rome Summit

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In his speech, Italy's prime minister Paolo Gentiloni admitted that the European Union reacted too late to the challenges of globalisation. He said the failure to push the project forward during a decade of economic slump had fuelled a re-emergence of "blinkered nationalism". Read More »

San Diegans Rally to Support Planned Parenthood

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Those who supported cutting off public money for Planned Parenthood said community clinics could have picked up the slack. In her remarks, she couldn't resist suggesting that Supreme Court nominee Judge [Neil] Gorsuch will kill women by denying them access to safe abortions, presumably accomplished at Planned Parenthood. Read More »

Australia, China To Amend FTA And DTA

While the focus of his trip - the first by a Chinese Premier in 11 years - is trade, Mr Li also took the opportunity to reiterate his country's peaceful intentions. A former Australian ambassador to China, Mr Geoff Raby, said Australia has struggled to decide whether to pursue "values" - such as raising concerns over China's approach to democracy and human rights - or "pragmatism" and trade. Read More »

Airstrikes hit ISIS in area where civilian deaths are alleged

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Taken together, the surge of reported civilian deaths raised questions about whether once-strict rules of engagement meant to minimize civilian casualties were being relaxed under the Trump administration, which has vowed to fight the Islamic State more aggressively. Read More »

Israel, US Conclude Talks without Agreement on Settlements

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Greenblatt's recent visit to Israel", the statement continued. Trump has expressed some ambivalence about a two-state solution, the mainstay of USA policy for the past two decades. Jason Greenblatt, left, meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. The human rights body approved four resolutions condemning Israeli actions against the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and one calling on Israel to return the Golan Heights to Syria. Read More »

Dier: England have learned lessons from Iceland loss

We want to play quick, exciting football and hopefully they won't be able to handle that. Eric Dier admits the memory of England's defeat to Iceland last summer is enough to deter his side from becoming complacent. Smalling has returned to Manchester United, while Gary Cahill - who is suspended for Sunday's game against Lithuania - has also departed the camp. I feel I have qualities a captain may have. Read More »

Senate narrowly votes to overturn broadband privacy rules

President Trump's newly appointed FCC chairman Ajit Pai argued that the rules shouldn't favor technology giants ( Google , Facebook, Twitter, etc.) that have the power to collect more data than the ISPs. Under the fast-track procedure being considered by Congress under the Congressional Review Act , the FCC rules would be eliminated and the agency would be prohibited from issuing rules that are "substantially the same" or similar in the future. Read More »

Comic Relief UK offers ATM users a little amusing with their money

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The long-awaited Love Actually mini-sequel premiers in the United Kingdom today in honor of Red Nose Day , a renowned fundraiser held by Comic Relief that aids children in developing countries around the world. The first trailer featured Andrew Lincoln, who plays Mark. "This year, we're hoping to have as many people interact with Red Nose Day as possible, and our activity with Cardtronics and i-design is a great step in that direction". Read More »

At Least 3 Dead, 20 Injured in Attack Near London Parliament

A CT couple is determined to finish their London vacation after witnessing the aftermath of Wednesday's deadly auto and knife attack outside U.K. Parliament, which killed five people and injured dozens more. The British counter-intelligence service, MI5, keeps track of around 3,000 people in Britain who are thought to be capable of carrying out domestic terrorist acts. Read More »