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Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational cannabis

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 03:03:22 GMT

More than 100 legal marijuana shops to open across the country on Wednesday as government throws out pot convictions.

Rocket fired into Israel from Gaza: Israeli army

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 02:45:58 GMT

Damage caused after one of the first rockets fired in recent weeks from Palestinian territory into Israel.

Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 02:00:33 GMT

In strongest statement yet in defence of Riyadh, US president denounces speculation Saudi responsible for assassination.

The Smith-Carlos Black Power salute: Once vilified, now praised

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:48:27 GMT

Tommie Smith, John Carlos were ridiculed after raising fists during 1968 Olympics. Fifty years on, they inspire others.

'No alternatives': Thousands flee Honduras in US-bound caravan

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:43:11 GMT

Families fleeing poverty and violence say facing Trump's immigration crackdown far outweigh risks of staying in Honduras

US midterms ads accuse Democrats of 'terror' ties

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:32:53 GMT

Several Republican and super PAC ads under fire by watchdogs, fact-checkers and rights groups for false accusations.

US midterms: Democrats challenge Trump economy rhetoric

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:19:55 GMT

Although the president touts his economic numbers, Democrats in Pennsylvania say his policies do not help average voters who are just as concerned about healthcare.

Migrant caravan activists: Trump to blame for Honduras situation

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:59:06 GMT

Caravan continues through Guatemala on way to US after Trump warns he'll cut aid to Honduras if migrants aren't stopped

Sri Lanka: Sanath Jayasuriya defends 'integrity' amid ICC charges

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:08:48 GMT

Sri Lankan ex-cricket captain defends himself as he faces charges for disrupting governing body's corruption probe.

Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters'

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:37:58 GMT

Friday's air strike in Mudug province is the deadliest US attack since a November 2017 attack, which killed about 100.

US sanctions network supporting Iran's Basij Resistance Force

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:35:58 GMT

Treasury says measures target businesses financing Iran's Basij Resistance Force, which allegedly uses child soldiers.

Egypt says security forces killed 450 fighters in Sinai peninsula

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:25:04 GMT

Army spokesman said more than 1,200 explosives devices, 1,900 vehicles were destroyed as part of operation 'Sinai 2018'.

Who is behind Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance?

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:48:41 GMT

Turkish officials now say they have evidence Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Fears Brexit could lead to food shortages in EU and UK

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:53:21 GMT

The Netherlands, from whence the UK imports many of its vegetables, prepares for the worst-case scenario of a potential failure to reach a Brexit deal.

India's BJP changes Muslim name of Allahabad to Prayagraj

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:38:06 GMT

Hindu nationalist government in Uttar Pradesh changes Muslim name of historic city from Allahabad to Prayagraj.

Iranian security forces kidnapped on Pakistan border

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:36:37 GMT

Revolutionary Guards officers among those kidnapped in attack claimed by al-Qaeda-linked group on southeastern border.

Pompeo, Khashoggi and the problem MBS created

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:32:46 GMT

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a quest to sell an utterly unbelievable story about Jamal Khashoggi's death.

East Libya forces reopen probe into Abdel Fattah Younes killing

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:27:41 GMT

Inquiry into rebel commander's killing could stir new tensions between eastern Libya and UN-backed Tripoli government.

China fines vaccine maker $1.3bn after scandal

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:02:11 GMT

Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd is stripped of its licences for falsifying records.

Armenia PM Nikol Pashinyan resigns in order to hold early vote

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:55:14 GMT

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has resigned in an attempt to force an early parliamentary election.

Ethiopia: Women occupy 50 percent of new cabinet

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:34:44 GMT

Women have been assigned key ministerial portfolios, including ministries of peace, trade and industry, and defence.

Erdogan: Materials in Saudi consulate may have been painted over

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:34:56 GMT

Turkish president says investigators looked for 'toxic materials' in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Khashoggi probe.

Yemeni president fires PM over poor economic performance

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:31:54 GMT

Citing 'negligence', Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi sacks Ahmed bin Dagher amid ongoing economic crisis.

Yemenis flee across Red Sea to escape war

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:56:59 GMT

Thousands of families have made the dangerous trip to Djibouti from Yemen, where the government there allows the refugees to live either in a camp or in the capital city.

China defends internment camps for Uighur Muslims

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:55:22 GMT

Official says China is averting 'terrorism' through 'vocational education' amid outcry over mass internment of Muslims.


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