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Here are all the countries that have banned Uber

NEWS DESK: Uber is one of the world’s most popular apps, but it’s not without controversy. Transport for London announced on Friday that the ride hailing app’s private hire licence will not be renewed after 30 September, as Uber “demonstrate[s] a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and…

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Facebook opens AI lab in Canada

Facebook opened its first artificial intelligence lab in Canada on Friday, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand to praise the impact of such cutting-edge research. “Creativity is the driving force behind our prosperity, not just in Montreal but across Canada,” Trudeau told a crowd of McGill University students gathered for the launch. Joelle Pineau, a…

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Canadian judge suspended for wearing Trump hat

OTTAWA, CANADA: A Canadian judge was suspended for 30 days without pay Tuesday for wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap in court the day after Donald Trump’s election, reported AFP. Ontario Court Justice Bernd Zabel, 69, ‘breached the standards of judicial conduct’, according to a judicial conduct review panel. The panel met last month…

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Football: 41 cities bidding for 2026 World Cup games

Forty-one cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States have submitted bids to serve as host cities for the 2026 World Cup, officials said Thursday. The joint North American bid is seen as the favorite for 2026, with only one other bid — Morocco — so far in the running for the tournament. The list…

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Money can actually buy you happiness: research

NEWS DESK: Money can buy you happiness, it would appear. Or, at least, money can buy you extra free time and that may make you happier, according to a new study, reported Times of India. The research suggests that, instead of engaging in ‘retail therapy’ in an attempt to feel better, people with enough money…

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Grown on rooftop, vegetable, fruits available on sale in Canada

MONTREAL: A Montreal supermarket on began selling organic fruits and vegetables grown on its roof, a first in Canada. The vegetable garden covers more than 2,300 square meters (24,750 feet) of an IGA supermarket in a Montreal suburb. About 30 varieties of organic fruits and vegetables will be on sale until colder weather sets in,…

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Tens of thousands of Canadians flee huge forest fires

NEWS DESK: Almost 40,000 Canadians have fled their homes under threat of huge wild fires, with British Columbia facing its largest emergency evacuation ever, officials said Monday. AFP reported that Canada scrambled thousands of firefighters and hundreds of aircraft from across the country to tackle raging infernos in the western province, and had even drafted…

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Canadian High Commission calls on COAS: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Canadian High Commissioner Perry Calderwood called on Chief Of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday at the General Headquarters (GHQ). According to a statement by the ISPR, the army chief and Canadian High Commissioner exchanged thoughts on matters of mutual interest and regional security. “The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s continuous efforts…

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Overseas Pakistani workers remit US $19.3 bln in FY17

KARACHI: The Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US$ 19,303.58 million in the fiscal year 2017 (FY 17) (July to June), compared with US$ 19,916.76 million received during the same period in the preceding year, a State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) statement said here on Monday. It said that during June 2017, the inflow of workers’ remittances…

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Canadian woman refuses to get son treated by ‘Paki doctor with brown teeth’

A Canadian woman caused a stir in a clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, when she refused to get her sick son treated by ‘Paki doctors’. The woman was caught on video repeatedly asking staff for a white doctor to treat her son for chest pain. After a staff member told her that her son needed to…

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Canada to boost military spending after Trump rails at allies

Canada announced Wednesday plans for a sharp increase in military spending over the next decade as US President Donald Trump has demanded of America’s NATO allies. The move, which would nearly double Canada’s military spending by 2026, comes as Ottawa seeks to take on a larger role in global affairs, even as Washington appears to…

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Trudeau seeks papal apology over Canada school abuse

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Monday met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who sought an apology over the abuse of indigenous Canadians at church-run boarding schools. A Canadian truth and reconciliation commission wanted an apology from the Roman Catholic Church in its extensive list of recommendations in a 2015 report. The report into a “cultural…

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Video: Canadian PM wishes Muslims a happy Ramazan

TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wished Muslims in Canada and around the globe a happy Ramazan, on Friday.  In a video message that was shared from his official Facebook and Twitter account, Trudeau called for celebrating various cultures and traditions that make Canada a great place to live. “Everywhere, Ramazan reminds us to appreciate…

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Macron, Trudeau ‘bromance’ fires up internet

TAORMINA: “A liberal fantasy dream sequence”, “a bromance,” “insanely romantic”. The Internet was abuzz Friday with pictures of French President Emmanuel Macron and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau schmoozing at the G7 summit in Sicily, strolling through flowered walkways and chatting against the backdrop of a sparkling blue Mediterranean sea. “Apparently Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel…

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Christian Canadian Parliamentarian announces he will fast in Ramazan

Canadian Parliamentarian Mark Holland, as a gesture of religious harmony in the country, announced that he will fast during the holy month of Ramazan.

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India, Canada in diplomatic row over ‘rights abuse’

NEW DELHI: Relations between India and Canada could take another hit as a retired senior police officer was denied entry at Vancouver airport. Officials said the decision was taken partly because immigration authorities deemed him to have served a government that engages in “terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide”. Tejinder Singh Dhillon,…

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Video: Sea lion pulls girl into water, mistaking her dress for food

RICHMOND: A video went viral as a girl was dragged into the sea by a sea lion, who presumably thought her white dress was food. The event took place in Richmond on Canada’s west coast. A sea lion was being fed bread crumbs by people and people could be heard laughing as it looked towards…

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Canadian envoy calls on Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Canadian High Commissioner, Perry John Calderwood called on Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan at Bani Gala on Tuesday. Imran Khan first thanked Canada for assistance in a number of fields both bilaterally and through multi lateral forums. He also expressed satisfaction at the friendly relations between the two countries, said a press release. In…

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Robbers loot female Canadian senator in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A female Canadian senator of Pakistani origin was robbed by two unknown persons in Islamabad on Tuesday night. According to details, the senator identified as Salma Attaullah Jan was looted of $4,200 and over Rs. 60,000 along with different documents in Sector F-6 area of Islamabad. Police has filed the First Information Report (FIR)…

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UK, Canadian govts caution citizens from traveling to Pakistan

LONDON: The governments of the United Kingdom and Canada have cautioned their citizens against traveling unnecessarily to Pakistan, citing security reasons. According to details, the UK government has advised its citizens to stay vigilant, keep a low profile and exercise caution while at the Benazir International Airport in Islamabad. The advisory states that the Pakistani…

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Video: Malala’s witty speech makes Canadian PM laugh

TORONTO: The world knows her to be a brave Pakistani female education activist who refused to bow to fear in her pursuit of knowledge. However, Malala Yousafzai showed her wit when she referred to the Canadian Prime Minister’s age, making everyone else in the room (including his wife) laugh.

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