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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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Why is Modi holding the ears of Trudeau’s daughter in this picture?

NEWS DESK: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is on an official visit to India with his family and he met Indian PM Narendra Modi on Thursday. Before the meeting, PM Modi tweeted a picture from 2015. Why Modi is holding the ears of Trudeau’s daughter while posing for the picture remains an unanswered question. Nevertheless, the…

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Canada won’t support Sikh separatists, Trudeau ‘assures’ India

NEW DELHI: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to the holiest site of Sikhism in northern India on Wednesday where government leaders said he assured them his country won’t support anyone trying to revive a separatist movement in India, reported Reuters. Canada is home to an influential Sikh community and Indian leaders say there are…

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Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan meet Canada PM Justin Trudeau

NEWS DESK: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in India on an official visit. He is accompanied by his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and their daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier. The family visited the Taj Mahal two days ago and were in Ahmedabad as they visited the Sabarmati Ashram in the city. On Wednesday,…

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Winter Olympics 2018: Canadian skaters break record as Papadakis suffers ‘worst nightmare’

GANGEUNG: Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir smashed the short dance world record as French rival Gabriella Papadakis suffered “my worst nightmare” with a wardrobe malfunction at the Olympics on Monday. As Virtue and Moir glided, twizzled and spun their way to a best-ever score of 83.67, Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron performed stoically in the…

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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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