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Migrant crisis: Leaders agree to 17-point plan on European route

Leaders of countries along the Western Balkans migration route have agreed on a 17-point action plan to deal with the influx of migrants into Europe. Thousands of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and North Africa have landed on European shores this year, flummoxing European policymakers and swamping the ability of authorities to care for them. Restrictions at borders ...

4 dead after tour boat sinks off British Columbia

Rescue workers scoured the waters off the coast of Tofino, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, on Sunday after a tour boat carrying 27 people sunk, authorities said. At least four people died, according to the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people survived. “There are fatalities involved, and survivors,” the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre ...

Processed meat causes cancer, says WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

 Like your daily hot dog or bacon sandwich? You may want to think again. The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION’s cancer research unit now classifies processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” based on evidence from hundreds of studies, and linked it specifically to colon, or colorectal, cancer. The report outlined that simply eating 50 grams of processed meat each day — the ...

UN: 120,000 people displaced in Syria

At least 120,000 people were displaced in Syria this month, which is more than doubling an earlier UN estimate of 50,000. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in  it’s first report on the humanitarian impact of the Russian-backed Syrian government offensive, several hospitals had been hit from the air and women and children had been killed by bombs. ...

Suicide bomb attack in Saudi mosque

Suicide bomb attack at Saudi mosque has killed at least one person and dozens injured. The bomb attack took place at a Shia mosque in the southern city of Najran, in Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. Police found a letter by the bomber addressed to his parents confirming his intention of the attack, according to an interior ministry statement. The Islamic ...

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit Afghanistan, killing more than 200 in Afghanistan and Pakistan

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan on Monday, which has killed more than 200 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The earthquake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, near Jurm, 250 kilometres from Kabul, and struck at a depth of 213.5 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.   General Asim Bajwa, Pakistan’s military spokesman said nearly 1,000 were ...

Footage appears to show US-Kurdish raid that freed 70 hostages

  Kurdistan Region Security Council IRBIL, Iraq — The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq released a video Sunday purportedly showing the joint raid of a prison by U.S. and Kurdish peshmerga forces in which they released 70 hostages held by the Islamic State group. Modal TriggerMaster Sergeant Joshua L. Wheeler was killed during the raid.Photo: Reuters The helmet camera ...

4 killed after alleged drunk driver plows into Oklahoma parade

Homecoming turned heartbreaking at Oklahoma State University on Saturday morning when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a parade crowd, killing four people, including a 2-year-old. The car slammed into a motorcycle and another car before careening into the spectators. Hours later, five children and three adults remained hospitalized in conditions ranging from good to critical. “We heard somebody scream, ...

IDF: Arab-Israeli paraglides into Syria from Golan Heights

An Arab-Israeli man was spotted paragliding across the Golan Heights border into Syria by an Israeli Defense Force watchtower Saturday afternoon, according to a statement posted on an official IDF Twitter account. The IDF statement says that its initial investigation suggests the person crossed intentionally. A Jerusalem Post article quoted an IDF spokesman as saying that the paraglider, a 23-year-old ...

Air Canada’s first female pilot blazed a trail, but industry still dominated by men

It was one of Judy Cameron’s first media interviews as an Air Canada pilot, and the TV reporter — also a woman — lobbed the 24-year-old a couple of softballs before getting to the crucial question: “How do you manage to fly despite the ravages of pre-menstrual tension?” Flummoxed, Cameron began babbling about how men are known to face fluctuating ...

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