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August 15, 2018 7:05 PM Conservative leader urged to kick Maxime Bernier out of caucus

Canada being subjected to “extreme Liberal multiculturalism,” Bernier wrote, comparing the dedication to the decision in Victoria to remove a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from outside city hall. “While a statue of our country’s founder is being removed in one city, a park was recently named after Pakistan’s founder in another, in the presence of M-103 Liberal 6

August 13, 2018 2:06 AM India prepares to fight hate speech in world’s biggest election

Holding elections in world’s second most populous country is a complex and daunting task. The Election Commission has already begun preparations on logistic and security arrangements in the country of 1.3 billion, scheduled to elect their new federal government in April and May 2019. About 875 million voters are eligible to cast their votes, or more than the combined 13

August 12, 2018 12:56 PM And we have liftoff! NASA solar probe en route to the sun for the closest look ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.—A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, that was visible during last August’s total solar eclipse. It eventually 11

August 6, 2018 2:02 PM Iran lifts ban on currency exchanges as U.S. sanctions loom

The ban on the exchange offices, introduced in March, had left the offices idle overnight: gone were the familiar, daily long lines of Iranians waiting to buy or sell dollars. The measure also backfired, and the black market flourished. Hemmati said the government’s decision in April to enforce a single exchange rate to the dollar had caused “serious 14

August 2, 2018 12:53 PM New Delhi robbers escape with a valuable commodity in India: 500 pounds of hair

NEW DELHI—Posing as customers, the three men entered a little New Delhi workshop early one morning. Then one pulled out a gun, and the trio demanded the most valuable thing there: Hair. They fled a half-hour later with 200 kilograms (500 pounds) of wigs and raw hair worth more than $20,000 (U.S.), police said Thursday. “People think wigs are cheap but they cost a fortune 9

July 30, 2018 11:38 PM U.S. nuns demand action against the current ‘culture of silence’ on abuse

The AP report, citing recent reported cases of assault in Chile, India and Italy, added to the well-documented reports by religious sisters during the 1990s about clergy abuse in Africa. At the time, sisters were increasingly targeted because they were considered “safe” sexual partners during the height of the AIDS epidemic on the continent. “We join with all those 17

July 5, 2018 5:03 PM App traps: how cheap smartphones help themselves to user data

Upstream Systems, a London-based mobile commerce and security firm that uncovered the GMobi app’s activity and shared it exclusively with the Journal, says it bought four new devices that, once activated, began sending data to GMobi via its firmware-updating app. This included 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identification, or IMEI, numbers 62

July 3, 2018 2:57 PM Patrick Brown attempts political comeback in Peel

He has a dozen honourary chairs on his campaign, including Bill McBain, an advisor to former NDP premier Bob Rae; Senator Victor Oh; Tiger Ali Singh, philanthropist and former professional wrestler; former Caledon fire chief Dave Forfar; businesswoman Asha Luthra, who was the first female president of the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Ramesh Chotai 10

July 1, 2018 1:07 PM 48 dead in northern India after overcrowded bus plunges into gorge

It wasn’t clear what caused the crash, but Gunjiyal said bad weather could have caused the bus to skid off the road. “It is raining (in the area) since morning. Two days back there was a landslide in that area,” he said, adding that residents were the first to reach the site and help the victims. Gunjiya said the terrain was inhospitable and communications 12

July 1, 2018 12:48 PM Indian police investigate after 11 bodies found in New Delhi home

NEW DELHI—Police in India’s capital said they found 11 bodies in a home in mysterious circumstances on Sunday, 10 of them blindfolded and hanging from the roof. The victims belonged to a family and most had lived in one home in Burari village in the northern part of New Delhi, said police officer Vineet Kumar. Police are investigating whether the victims 13