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40 killed as heavy rains wreck havoc in Pakistan

world September 4, 2014 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Islamabad , At least 40 people were killed and dozens others injured in separate accidents triggered off by torrential rains in Pakistan’s Punjab province and Kashmir area Thursday, a media report said. Punjab’s provincial capital of Lahore was the worst-hit area where the heavy downpour killed 35 people and injured many othersRead More

South Africa bars Dalai Lama after pressure from China

world September 4, 2014 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

Cape Town, South Africa has bowed to Chinese pressure and declined to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, forcing him to cancel his attendance at a gathering of Nobel Laureates in Cape Town. This was the third time that South Africa has denied a visa to the spiritual leader ofRead More

Israel strikes Syrian Army post

world September 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

Jerusalem: The Israeli military attacked a Syrian Army position after a mortar shell fired across the border landed in the northern Golan Heights Thursday afternoon. Initial review of the incident suggested that the shell had most likely been fired by mistake, a result of the civil war in Syria, XinhuaRead More

Isis terror group now controls an area the size of Britain, expert claims

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Syria, Isis now controls territory the size of the UK, is making £600,000 a day from selling oil and ransoming hostages and has a fighting force of 10,000 militants, according to a leading expert. Matthew Olsen, a senior US counter-terrorism official, said the Islamic State, also known as Isis, wasRead More

NATO’s big problem on Russia : Money and military aren’t ready

world September 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

The future of Europe may rest on whether NATO can recover its roots. With Russian President Vladimir Putin “land grabbing” and violating international law, the alliance is finding itself “brought back to its core,” says Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO’s former secretary general. But it isn’t prepared. When NATO wasRead More

12 killed as Taliban attack government headquarters in eastern Afghanistan

world September 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

Kabul,The Taliban struck a government compound in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday in a dawn attack that included two suicide truck bombings and left at least 12 people dead, including 10 policemen asleep in their quarters nearby. The assault followed a stark message from the Taliban to world leaders gathered atRead More

Candian Pm in London : No big defence spending spike

Candian Pm in London : No big defence spending spike

Breaking news, Latest headlines, slider, world September 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

London, Canada will continue to keep a tight lid on defence spending, but remains committed to military missions aimed at curbing radicalism abroad, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told an audience in London Wednesday. Harper made the comments during a discussion at Mansion House in London ahead of a NATO summitRead More

Bank of Canada holds overnight rate steady at one per cent

Bank of Canada holds overnight rate steady at one per cent

Latest headlines, slider, world September 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

Ottawa, The Bank of Canada held its trend-setting interest rate at one per cent on Wednesday as it said there needs to be continued growth in Canada’s exports before companies increase their investment and hiring. The central bank also noted activity in the housing market is stronger than previously thought.Read More

Marijuana-smoking Mountie pleads guilty to assaulting RCMP officers

world September 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

Fredericton,  A New Brunswick Mountie who complained he wasn’t allowed to smoke medicinal marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder while in uniform has pleaded guilty to assaulting four RCMP officers. Cpl. Ron Francis had previously pleaded not guilty to assaulting two officers during an incident in Fredericton on Dec. 6 andRead More

B.C. teachers’ strike could last for weeks, expert warns

B.C. teachers’ strike could last for weeks, expert warns

Breaking news, Latest headlines, slider, world September 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

British Columbia,  British Columbia families hoping for a quick end to the teachers strike will not be pleased to hear of a new expert warning that the labour disruption could drag on for weeks. The province’s public school teachers were on the picket lines Tuesday, on what should have beenRead More