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Death toll in Canada heatwave hits 70

A heatwave in Quebec in eastern Canada has now been blamed for 70 deaths, officials said Monday. Thirty-four of the fatalities were recorded in Montreal, the provincial health ministry told AFP. Previously, the toll was 54 dead. The heatwave has hit eastern Canada since early July but only Quebec has recorded a rise in deaths…

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Shahid Afridi meets Salman Khan during event in Canada

Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi met Bollywood actor Salman Khan at an event in Canada. Afridi shared a picture of himself standing with Khan on his Twitter account. “Great to meet @BeingSalmanKhan today with community members,” he tweeted. “All the best for the event.” Great to meet @BeingSalmanKhan today with community members . All the…

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Canada woman breaks silence on PM Trudeau groping allegation

A former journalist broke her silence on Friday to stand by her allegation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau groped her nearly two decades ago, when he was not politically involved. “I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the Open…

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Canada hits back at US with tariffs on metals, orange juice

Canada hit back at the United States on Friday with retaliatory tariffs on American summertime essentials including Florida orange juice, ketchup and Kentucky bourbon in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump. As temperatures and tensions increase, the measures targeting Can$16.6 billion (US$12.6 billion) in US steel, aluminum and consumer goods…

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US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup: FIFA vote

s The United States, Mexico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 World Cup after easily beating Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday. The North American bid received 134 of the 203 votes, while Morocco polled 65 in the ballot at a FIFA Congress held in Moscow on the…

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The G7/G8: where the big powers meet informally

The G7, which ends a two-day summit in Canada on Saturday against a background of tensions, is an informal grouping of major powers created in 1975. Originally established as a vehicle for leading industrialised democracies to discuss the global economy, it has expanded its scope to issues such as peace, the environment and terrorism. Often…

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15 hurt in blast at Indian restaurant in Canada

Canadian police on Friday hunted two men after a blast at an Indian restaurant near Toronto injured 15 people, including three dual Indian-Canadian nationals, but police said there were no initial signs of terrorism. Neither were there indications of a “hate crime” in the attack which initially left three of the injured in critical condition….

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‘Avengers’ muscles rivals aside to continue box office dominance

“Avengers: Infinity War” flexed its considerable muscle anew this weekend in North American theaters, pulling in a robust $114.8 million and leaving other top films in its dust, according to figures released on Monday. The three-day take by the Marvel superhero epic gave it the second-highest second weekend of all time, behind only “Star Wars:…

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Canada trade deficit hits record Can$4.1 bln in March

Ottawa: Canada’s trade deficit with the world widened from Can$2.9 billion (US$2.3 billion) in February to a record Can$4.1 billion (US$3.2 billion) in March, official data released Thursday showed. The deficit was more than double what analysts had forecasts, and marked a month of record trade with countries other than the United States, as well…

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Leaving Pakistan permanently, Meera tells fans

Pakistani actor Irtiza Rubab, better known by her stage name Meera, has decided to leave Pakistan. “I am moving move to America or Canada permanently in a few days,” Meera said. “I will be in touch with my fans through Twitter.” Meera said that she has the “green cards of both America and Canada”. She,…

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Canada’s stock market set to reopen after rare shutdown

Canada’s stock exchange, the world’s sixth largest, is set to reopen on Monday after its operator said over the weekend that it fixed the error that halted the market for several hours on Friday afternoon. The rare outage on Friday disrupted Canada’s stock trading, sending investors to rival platforms, and had the potential to dent…

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Ten killed as van plows into Toronto crowd in ‘deliberate’ act

TORONTO: At least 10 people have died after a man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada’s biggest city Toronto on Monday. The incident took place in broad daylight around 16 kilometers (10 miles) from a conference center hosting a meeting of G7 ministers, but officials said they had no evidence of…

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Van plows into Toronto crowd, killing nine

TORONTO: A man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada’s biggest city Toronto on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding 16, police said. The incident took place in broad daylight around 10 miles (16 kilometers) from a conference center hosting a meeting of G7 ministers, but officials said…

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G7 toughens Russia stance but Iran deal in the balance

TORONTO: Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven vowed to defend their “democracy” against attacks from Vladimir Putin’s Russia on Monday in a show of solidarity from the world’s richest industrialized economies. Canada’s Chrystia Freeland, host of the Toronto talks, said Russia must pay a price for undermining Western elections, using nerve agent in an…

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‘Tandoori chicken’: India wrestler in Commonwealth Games 2018 bite row

GOLD COAST: Indian wrestler Sumit Malik won Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s 125kg freestyle class on Saturday but caused a stew by biting an opponent. Bushy-bearded Canadian Korey Jarvis accused Sumit of biting him during their round-robin bout on the Gold Coast. The Indian made no attempt to deny it, cheekily passing judgement on how his rival…

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Pakistan finishes at 7th place in Commonwealth Games 2018 hockey

GOLD COAST: Pakistan finished at seventh place in the Commonwealth Games 2018 hockey competition. Pakistan defeated Canada 3-1 in the men’s 7th/8th position match on Friday. Canada’s James Kirkpatrick put his side ahead by scoring in the 12th minute. Muhammad Arsalan Qadir equalized the scoreline as he scored in the 34th minute. Pakistan took the lead…

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Fourteen killed in Canadian youth hockey team bus crash

TISDALE, Saskatchewan – Fourteen people were killed when a bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team collided with a truck in Saskatchewan province, police said on Saturday, sending shock waves across the hockey-loving nation. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that there were 29 people on the bus including the driver. Fifteen…

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NATO does not want new arms race: secretary general

OTTAWA: NATO does not want a new arms race with Russia, the alliance’s secretary general said Wednesday amid heightened tensions following an ex-spy’s poisoning in England “We don’t want a new arms race, so we are focused on how can we respond” in a “firm strong predictable, but also measured and defensive, way,” Jens Stoltenberg…

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‘Black Panther’ purrs as ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ still flops

LOS ANGELES: Digging in its claws, “Black Panther” clung to its domestic box office lead for a fifth straight week, taking $26.7 million as Disney’s other marquee release “A Wrinkle in Time” crashed and burned, data showed Monday. The 18th release in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe of superhero movies has earned $605 million in the US…

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BlackBerry sues Facebook over messaging apps

OTTAWA: Canadian telecommunications firm BlackBerry sued Facebook on Tuesday, accusing the American social media company of infringing on its patents for messaging apps. BlackBerry is claiming infringement on patents it holds for message encryption and notifications, and is seeking an injunction as well as damages for lost profits, although no figure was given. Facebook and…

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Canadian woman fined over taking patients to hospital

ONTARIO: A woman in Canada was fined for taking cancer patients to hospital for their appointments. The 58-year-old female, who is a survivor of breast cancer herself, was fined by the authorities over using a car without a license. Her name has been kept confidential as she requested anonymity. She used to charge $12 from…

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