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Canada high: Marijuana set to be legalised for recreational use

According to government statistics, as many as 4.6 million Canadians will consume an estimated total 655 metric tons of cannabis annually by 2018, spending an estimated Can$4.2 billion to Can$6.2 billion each year. "They don't at this time have an idea about how they're going to roll it out", he said . Minister of Health Jane Philpott went on to say that there will be differences provincially. Read More

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Legislators target British citizenship of Assad's wife

Legislators target British citizenship of Assad's wife

Early in his presidency, Bashar and Asma al-Assad visited the United Kingdom and made stops at the hospital where he trained and her childhood neighborhood in west London. She has recently posted pictures of herself hugging children and holding hands with an elderly resident of Aleppo along with words of praise for her husband's regime. Read More

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At Trump-Xi meet, showdown fails to materialize

For Xi, the meeting appeared to exceed low expectations. North Korea says a USA missile strike on Syria "proves a million times over" that it was right to strengthen its nuclear programme, state media reports. "For the peace and stability of the world, we will also fulfil our historical responsibility". U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping walk along the front patio of the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach, Florida on April 7, 2017. Read More

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North Korea missile test ends in humiliating failure

Pointing to the quarter-century since North Korea first obtained nuclear weapons, the vice president said a period of patience followed. Choe Ryong-hae, an aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was quoted by The Telegraph as saying: "If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power will instantly counter with annihilating strike, and we will respond to all-out war with all-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike warfare". Read More

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North Korea may be capable of sarin-tipped missiles: Japan PM

North Korea may be capable of sarin-tipped missiles: Japan PM

While adding that Japan would never launch a pre-emptive strike against another country, Abe said the threat from Pyongyang requires a strengthening of the security alliance with the US. While Mr Abe raised concerns over Pyongyang's chemical weapon capabilities , analysts say fresh activity has been monitored at North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in recent days. Read More

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Builders find tombs of five archbishops of Canterbury

Builders find tombs of five archbishops of Canterbury

St Mary-at-Lambeth Church, next to Lambeth Palace, the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is now home to the Garden Museum . Considering Lambeth Palace has been the residence of the archbishop of Canterbury, the Church of England's most senior cleric, for almost 800 years, it is little surprise the remains date back as far as the 17th century. Read More

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Russian Federation maintains support for Assad after Tillerson meeting

Follow along here for the latest updates on the Tillerson-Lavrov news conference. Referring to Russia, Johnson said that "they still have time to be on the right side of the argument". It's unclear whether Putin will grant Tillerson a meeting. "Our view is that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end, and they have again, brought this on themselves", Tillerson said. Read More

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Kerala has voted for secular politics: IUML

Kerala has voted for secular politics: IUML

Though Mr Kunhalikutty could not maintain his predecessor E. Ahmed's majority of 1,94,739 votes in the 2014 general elections, he got 77,607 new votes. The Left's vote share went up from 28.47 per cent in 2014 to 36.77 per cent. But LDF has a sigh of relief that the margin of the victory of UDF candidate has been decreased by around 23,000. Read More

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Italy plucks 2000 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea

Malta's president, meanwhile, appealed for support from the global community on managing an ongoing refugee influx, amid reports of humanitarian organisations struggling to conduct rescue operations. According to IOM , so far this year almost 800 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean in the often unseaworthy vessels provided by human traffickers. Read More

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Monday's Weather: Winds will be calm, thunderstorms possible this evening

Monday's Weather: Winds will be calm, thunderstorms possible this evening

Tuesday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 80 and winds 5 to 10 miles per hour with gusts as high as 16 miles per hour. Low temperatures over night will be in the 40's, and gradually warming as the week goes on. The chance for thunderstorms is anticipated to last through Monday morning with a probability of 30 percent. Skies will be mostly to partly cloudy, with patchy fog this morning. Read More

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Pence Tells North Korea: 'The Era Of Strategic Patience Is Over'

Amid rising tensions with North Korea, Pence pointed to recent high-profile US military actions in Syria and Afghanistan as evidence of the Trump administration's "strength and resolve". After start-stop attempts at a deal, the United Nations backed off sanctions on North Korea in exchange for stripping down its nuclear program. South Korea's acting President also vowed punishment for the North in case of another provocation, and reaffirmed that the installation of the THAAD system will be ... Read More

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wins Time magazine poll

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wins Time magazine poll

Modi had been named among the magazine's probable contenders in last year's Time 100 list also. Duterte received five per cent of the total "yes" votes in the poll, which closed Sunday night. Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Ivanka Trump and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are along with PM Modi in the zero per cent vote category. Duterte became president of the Philippines in June after running on an anti-crime campaign, and shortly after assuming the presidency, he began a war on drugs. Read More

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Turkey's referendum and what's next

But voting patterns showed Turkey deeply divided over the changes, with the "No" vote victorious in the country's three biggest cities. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" campaign has won 51.37% of the votes while "no" has secured 48.63%, with 99.45% of ballots counted. Read More

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Sunday shows preview: White House officials talk Syria strike

Sunday shows preview: White House officials talk Syria strike

The previous day US President Donald Trump said pictures of the Khan Sheikhun victims in agony, had "an enormous impact" on him. But questions still remain about where the Trump administration stands on Assad. "I'm hopeful that we can have constructive talks with the Russian government, with Foreign Minister Lavrov and have Russia be supportive of a process that will lead to a stable Syria". Read More

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Nearly half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting

But since the bridges were closed on Friday, no aid convoy has reached the Hammam al-Alil camp, southwest of Mosul , the main arrival point for displaced fleeing the fighting, a camp and a United Nations official said. "The bombs used by the Iraqi air force in Mosul are laser-guided and used when we ascertain the nature of the target", Hammah said, Baghdad Post reported. Read More

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Opposition to challenge votes on expanding Erdogan's powers

The arrests of 47,155 government critics, academics, journalists, military officials and civil servants have draw widespread worldwide condemnation and strained Turkey's relations with the European Union. European monitors said the vote did not live up to worldwide standards. Thousands of supporters of the "No" campaign in the referendum on granting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers took to the streets of Istanbul late today to protest alleged poll violations. Read More

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Yogi Adityanath: People mum on triple talaaq are like criminals

Yogi Adityanath: People mum on triple talaaq are like criminals

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath on Monday batted for a Uniform Civil Code and urged everyone to speak up against the Islamic practice of triple talaq. Politics should be done within the limits of the nation and constitution". Noting such remarks have never been made by any elected representative in the country's history, he said this was a "clear insult" not to women of India but of the entire population of the country. Read More

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What's next for Trump's foreign policy after Syrian strike?

The regional alliance said the US cruise missile strikes on a Syrian base which Washington said was involved in a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians would not deter their forces from "liberating" all of Syrian territory. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Florida to attend a summit between Trump and China's Xi Jinping, is due in Moscow next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin. Read More

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Bernie Sanders Kicks Off Tour in Portland Monday

Well, he's, in fact, appointed more billionaires to his Cabinet than any president in history, et cetera, et cetera. But he also said the close result - Estes won 53-46 percent in the closest finish in 20 years - shows that voters in Republican-dominated "red states" are starting to question whether they will get what they voted for when they picked Donald Trump as president. Read More

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Turkey's CHP questions electoral board decision on unstamped ballots

In a news conference in Ankara , he said the "voting papers and envelopes that were claimed to be void and disputed since the evening are YSK-made, real, legitimate, non-fake ballots". We respect the choice of the people, but the decision of the SEC cast a shadow over it. Turnout across the country was 85.46 percent. The final results would be released within 12 days, Guven said. Read More

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Protesters gather for second anti-Zuma march

Protesters gather for second anti-Zuma march

The march to Union Buildings, the official seat of government, was organised on Zuma's 75th birthday and came after nationwide rallies against the president last week. "In 2019 I will step down as president of the country", he said, adding that he was willing to step down from both his positions if asked to do so. Read More

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Federal judge denies DOJ's delay request on Baltimore police reform settlement

Federal judge denies DOJ's delay request on Baltimore police reform settlement

Sessions says such consent decrees taint entire police departments because of a few bad cops. MARTIN: This week, Jeff Sessions ordered a review of the Justice Department's police reform agreements. "The consent decree is a blueprint for real police reform and is not incompatible to our ability to fight crime". Many shared harrowing stories of police abuse to make clear how necessary such reforms are. Read More

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Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan involved in Saint Petersburg terror attack

Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan involved in Saint Petersburg terror attack

The suspects, from Central Asian origin, had been recruiting other Central Asian migrants in St. Petersburg to join the ranks of terror groups such as the Islamic State since November 2015, Russia's Investigative Committee said. A second bomb was found and defused by police. Soon after the blast happened, ambulances and fire engines descended on the concrete-and-glass Sennaya Ploshchad station. Read More

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Korea testing Trump's resolve

He declared that an "all-out war" would result if the U.S. were "reckless enough to use military means". During his appearance in South Korea, Pence also said previous administrations have practiced "strategic patience" in the region and vowed that the "era of strategic patience is over". Read More

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