Tag "Canada"

Refugees cross to Canada to escape Donald Trump

Recently, hundreds of refugees have crossed the US border into Manitoba, braving snow and cold at great peril.

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If the US won’t let Indian students stay back to work, who stands to gain?

Sawini Kabi fears she may have to reconsider her higher education plans. The Class 12 student has been accepted by the Florida Institute of Technology for an engineering course but is no longer sure if an undergraduate programme in the

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Quebec City mosque shooting: At least five reportedly killed

Five people are reported to have been killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada. Shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, where dozens had gathered for evening prayers. Two people have

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US Congress takes big step to Obamacare repeal

The US House of Representatives has taken the first step toward demolishing President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, known as Obamacare. Republicans passed a budget measure to introduce a bill – which Democrats cannot block – to roll back the

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Trump ‘willing to work with Russia and China’

US President-elect Donald Trump says he is willing to work with Russia and China, providing they cooperate. Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal that newly-imposed sanctions on Russia would remain “at least for a period of time” but could

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Sushma tells Amazon Canada to withdraw Indian flag themed doormats

New Delhi [India], Jan.11 : Taking strong objection to selling of doormats featuring Indian flags on Amazon, Canada, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday warned the e-retailer company to withdraw all products “insulting national flag immediately”, adding that non-compliance

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Florida householder fatally shoots woman searching for dog

A Florida woman has died after being shot by a homeowner while searching the neighbourhood for her lost dog. The victim, Rebecca Rawson, 65, was fatally injured after approaching the armed householder’s home on Tuesday night, say sheriff’s officials. As

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Trump pick Tillerson: ‘Fair assumption’ Putin behind hacks

It is a “fair assumption” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind US election hacks, secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson has said. The former CEO of Exxon Mobil told his Senate confirmation hearing the intelligence report on Russian tampering

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Trump rejects new ‘compromising’ Russia claims

Donald Trump has decried as a “political witch hunt” US media reports that Russian intelligence agencies have obtained personally compromising material related to him. Unsubstantiated allegations say Russia has embarrassing information about him. Without referring to the stories, the president-elect

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Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect charged

The man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at a Florida airport has been charged by prosecutors. Esteban Santiago, 26, is accused of opening fire at Fort Lauderdale airport, killing five people and injuring six others. He is charged

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Obama urges fellow Democrats to fight for Obamacare

President Barack Obama has urged fellow Democrats to fight for his healthcare bill, as the incoming Trump team vowed to make a repeal of the law a priority. In a two-hour private meeting Mr Obama sought to rally members of

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US Congress: Republicans vote to limit ethics body

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have voted to weaken the body that investigates claims of misconduct against members of Congress. Under the change, the independent Office of Congressional Ethics would come under the control of the House Ethics

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Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Donald Trump has dismissed North Korea’s claim to be developing missiles capable of striking America. In a tweet, the US president-elect derided the claim by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that preparations were in the final stage, saying: “It won’t happen.”

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Drunk pilot arrested in Canadian cockpit before take-off

A pilot who was drunk in the cockpit has been arrested shortly before take-off in Canada. Two hours after his arrest, the 37-year-old man was found to have more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in his body.

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‘Russia hacking code’ found on Vermont utility computer

An electrical company in the US state of Vermont says it has found malware code allegedly used by Russian hackers on one of its company laptops. The Burlington Electric Department said it had taken “immediate action to isolate” the computer,

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