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Winter Olympics: Canada hockey women battle past USA for 23rd win in row

PYEONGCHANG: Four-time defending champion Canada out-battled arch-rival United States 2-1 in a heated grudge clash Thursday at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, stretching their Olympic women’s hockey win streak to 23 games. Meghan Agosta and Sarah Nurse scored second-period goals and goaltender Genevieve Lacasse made 44 saves for the Canadians in the physical group-stage contest, expected to…

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Winter Olympics 2018: Canada rise to the top in team skate

GANGEUNG: Dual Sochi 2014 silver medallist Patrick Chan was among the star names to take a tumble but Canada still asserted their position as favourites for Winter Olympic figure skating team gold on Friday. American quad wonder Nathan Chen and Russia’s European champion Mikhail Kolyada also fell on the first day of action at the…

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Movie Jumanji winning hearts

The Hollywood’s new family movie ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is winning hearts of cinemagoers raking in the pots of money with a lock at the helm of the North American box office for the second straight week. Watch the clip here.

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Movie Jumanji continues to rule Box Office

LOS ANGELES: Sony’s family film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week. “Jumanji,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart, netted $35.2 million over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, bringing its…

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Pakistan thrash Ireland by nine wickets in Under-19 World Cup

WHANGAREI: Pakistan thrashed Ireland by nine wickets in their Under-19 World Cup fixture at Whangarei on Tuesday, Samaa reported.  LIVE UPDATES PAKISTAN INNINGS OVER: 8.5 | PAK19: 98/1 (won by nine wickets) Muhammad Zaid Alam 43 (19b) Hasan Khan 27 (21b) Pakistan wrap up a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Ireland. Neville to Muhammad Zaid Alam, SIX Neville…

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Under-19 World Cup: Pakistan take on Ireland, India face PNG tomorrow

WHANGAREI/MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Two matches of ICC Under-19 World Cup will be played on Tuesday as Pakistan will take on Ireland while India will square off against Papua New Guinea (PNG). Pakistan’ fixture against Ireland at Whangarei will start at 02.30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST). Both Pakistan and Ireland started their Under-19 World Cup bid…

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England, Bangladesh register wins in Under-19 World Cup

LINCOLN/QUEENSTOWN: England defeated Namibia and Bangladesh beat Canada in their respective Under-19 World Cup fixtures on Monday, Samaa reported. England beat Namibia by eight wickets at Queenstown. Batting first, Namibia scored 196/9 in their 50 overs as Shaun Fouche was the top scorer with 44 runs from 75 balls which included three boundaries. Nicol Loftie-Eaton…

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Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

The eastern United States and Canada shivered under record-breaking low temperatures Saturday as Arctic blasts followed a deadly winter storm that left airports struggling to cope with the backlog of flights. In Canada, temperatures approaching minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit) were forecast in northern Ontario and Quebec. Arctic air and dangerously cold…

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Video shows panicked passengers scream as two jets collides

The frightening collision of two airplanes triggered panic inside WestJet plane where panicked shouts and cries of those aboard can be seen in this Instagram video shot by a passenger. Watch the clip.

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Two planes collide on ground in Canada

MONTREAL: Two jets collided on the ground at a Toronto airport on Friday, setting the tail of one aircraft alight and prompting passengers to evacuate the other via an emergency slide. Both WestJet and Sunwing confirmed that their planes were involved in the collision at 18:19 local time (2319 GMT) at Toronto Pearson International, the…

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Cold Canada cancels some New Year’s events

OTTAWA: Canadians pride themselves on living with cold weather — but sub-zero temperatures proved too much even for them Friday, with concerts canceled and ski hills closed for safety reasons during an extreme year-end cold snap. Temperatures almost reached -58 F (-50 C) in two central Canadian cities, Regina and Winnipeg. In the capital Ottawa,…

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Cold Canada cancels some New Year’s events

Canadians pride themselves on living with cold weather — but sub-zero temperatures proved too much even for them Friday, with concerts canceled and ski hills closed for safety reasons during an extreme year-end cold snap. Temperatures almost reached -58 F (-50 C) in two central Canadian cities, Regina and Winnipeg. In the capital Ottawa, meanwhile,…

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E. coli outbreak in Canada, women at higher risk

Canada’s public health agency warned Friday of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce that has mainly affected women, and has been linked to at least one death. The number of cases under investigation doubled in the past month to 40, the agency said, adding that “there appears to be an ongoing risk” of…

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Trudeau’s lavish vacation with Prince Karim broke ethics rules

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke ethics rules when he and his family vacationed at the private island of billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader the Aga Khan, Canada’s ethics watchdog ruled Wednesday. The breach is the first ever by a sitting Canadian prime minister, but carries with it no sanctions. In a statement, Ethics Commissioner Mary…

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Pakistanis among 15,000 expats facing deportation from Canada

Canada: Canada’s attempts to send up to 1,000 foreigners who are here illegally back to their home countries are being stymied by nations refusing to take them back, officials said Monday. International and domestic laws in most countries require governments to allow their own citizens entry. “But some countries are refusing to provide travel documents…

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Mistaken Trump: New Zealand PM tries to clear misunderstanding

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s wife at a summit in Asia last week. Trudeau was supposedly making the introductions as Ardern attended her first major forum since taking office last month when Trump mixed-up the 37-year-old with…

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US mom details brutality at hands of Taliban faction

New York – A US mother held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for five years has detailed the violence and sexual assault she endured in captivity, and said her young son was also beaten. “This was an intolerable situation for a child to be in,” Caitlan Coleman Boyle, 31, told ABC News in a television interview…

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Canadian minister assures to speed up visa processing for Pakistani students, businessmen

ISLAMABAD: Canadian Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Ahmed Hussain has assured to speed up visa processing for Pakistani students and businessmen for enhancing the people-to-people contact. High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan hosted a dinner in honour of the Canadian minister at the Pakistan House Ottawa, where he briefed the latter about Visa difficulties being faced…

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Canada to welcome nearly one million immigrants in next 3 years

Ottawa: Canada will boost immigration to one million over the next three years with a plan that “will guarantee” the country’s future prosperity, its immigration minister announced Wednesday. The number of immigrants will be increased to at least 310,000 next year, and continue growing to 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020, said Immigration Minister…

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This country has the world’s most powerful passport

SINGAPORE: Tiny Singapore now has the world’s most powerful passport, according to a new ranking, with its citizens able to travel to the greatest number of countries visa free. Passport Index, which keeps track of how useable such documents are, said the city-state grabbed the top spot after Paraguay removed restrictions for Singaporeans. That means…

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Canada’s Quebec province to ban niqab in public sector

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec: Quebec will ban face coverings for people giving or receiving provincial government services under a law passed on Wednesday that rights groups have criticized as marginalizing Muslim women in the mainly French-speaking Canadian province, reported Reuters. While the law, which takes effect by July 1, 2018, does not specify which face coverings…

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