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BC party leaders slamming opponents' spending promises on campaign trail

BC party leaders slamming opponents' spending promises on campaign trail

Describing MSP as regressive and an unfair burden on low and fixed-income British Columbians, Weaver says they should be rolled into payroll tax and personal income tax to make them fairer. "If there is not enough rental housing in the province, it's partly because we still need cities to get to work and zone more rental housing". British Columbia's privacy commissioner has rejected a second complaint lodged against the New Democrats about alleged wrongdoing in provincial politics. Read More

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World's oldest person, last known to be born in 1800s dies

She ate a raw egg every day and credited her longevity to her diet, she told Italian newspaper La Stampa . Morano's life spanned three centuries, two World Wars, 90 Italian governments, an abusive marriage , the loss of her only son. She had been bed-bound during her latter years. She's also 117 years old - although she was born in 1900. In 1938, Morano separated from her husband and remained single the rest of her life - something she believed added to her longevity. Read More

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Quotes from North Korean official about tensions with US

Quotes from North Korean official about tensions with US

Senior intelligence officials told NBC News on Thursday that the United States had positioned a pair of destroyers in ideal striking distance from the Hermit Kingdom - just 300 miles away from their nuclear test site. New satellite images show in great detail how Kim Jong-un is escalating North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Intelligence officials told NBC News that two destroyers capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles have been positioned near the Communist country. Read More

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Syrian deal to evacuate tens of thousands of people begins

There has been a series of evacuations in recent month, mostly around the capital Damascus but also from the last rebel-held district of Syria's third city Homs. Critics have claimed the deal is a forced replacement and the United Nations is not supervising the evacuations. The deal, which began on Wednesday following a delay, is an an exchange of prisoners between rebels and government forces. Read More

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Is Trump joining the War Party?

Is Trump joining the War Party?

The US has sought to minimize expectations for the trip or the likelihood that the US will leave with any concessions from Russian Federation regarding its support for Assad. It was part of a US government effort to increase pressure on Russian Federation to drop its support for Assad, who has been fighting a six-year-old civil war against mostly Sunni Muslim rebels. Read More

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Taiwan bans killing of dogs and cats for food

Taiwan bans killing of dogs and cats for food

The Central News Agency (CNA) reported that Taiwan has now transitioned from "a society in which dog meat was regularly consumed, to one in which many people treat pet cats and dogs as valued members of their families". Anyone who " walks " their pet by pulling it on a lead from a vehicle or motorbike may face a fine of up to... The global animal rights campaigners believe that is the first step, which gets Taiwan closer to the protection of animals' rights. Read More

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Sessions pushes for crackdown on illegal immigrants who commit crimes

Sessions also announced a plan to hire and deploy 50 new immigration judges to the border this year and 75 more next year to address a massive backlog in immigration appeals. For 20 years in the Senate, including a recent stint as chairman of the Judiciary Committee's immigration panel, Sessions was among the loudest voices opposing illegal immigration and programs for guest workers. Read More

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Trump, Xi have 'candid,' 'positive' talks in Florida

Xi and his wife did not stay at Mar-a-Lago, but at a resort a short drive down the palm-fringed coast that was watched by marksmen, tactical units and a coastguard cutter. Before the meeting at his Mar-a-Largo estate, Trump was reportedly presented with options to respond to the North's nuclear weapons program including placing USA nukes in South Korea or assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Read More

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Trump defends his missile strike on Syria

Trump defends his missile strike on Syria

On whether Assad should be removed from power, McMaster said: "We are not saying that we are the ones who are going to effect that change". "If this intervention is limited only to an air base, if it does not continue and if we don't remove the regime from heading Syria, then this would remain a cosmetic intervention", said Cavusoglu in the southern city of Antalya. Read More

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North Korea calls U.S. strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'

North Korea calls U.S. strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'

Trump has vowed to keep building defenses against North Korea, prompting a North Korean ambassador to threaten the "most ruthless blow" if the country is provoked, News.com.au reports . Abe conveyed to his US counterpart Japan's support for "the USA resolve to fulfill its responsibility to prevent the proliferation and use of chemical weapons", according to a Japanese official. Read More

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1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

The gym's general manager, Janine Ackerman, 35, and trainer Mario Hortis, were two people wounded in the shooting. Coral Gables Police also confirmed two other victims were injured and were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center. "I heard from my trainer that it was a trainer that had been let go", he said. A Coral Gables Police Spokesperson said the scene was secured by 1:45 p.m and officers are now investigating the incident. Read More

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South Africa faces turmoil after firing of finance minister

South Africa faces turmoil after firing of finance minister

In a surprise move on Thursday night, President Jacob Zuma ousted Gordhan and other top ministers, inviting economic uncertainty for the country and resulting in the rand slipping four per cent against the U.S. Just after midnight local time on Thursday night, Mr. Zuma announced that he was sacking or reassigning 20 cabinet ministers and deputy ministers, including the widely respected minister and deputy minister of finance. Read More

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Florida House, Senate in deadlock over gambling bill

Florida House, Senate in deadlock over gambling bill

It's unclear if there is enough support in the House to accept the Senate bill's overhaul should it eventually pass. For instance, the House bill bans gambling facilities around Florida from adding slot machines. Most of those speaking in the House debate were Democrats who said the bill would lead to more violence. Elections and retirements have changed the makeup - and the leadership - in both chambers, however. Read More

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