Environmentalists ‘expected better’ of Trudeau as Canada backs gas project

The Pacific NorthWest LNG project would ship 19m tons a year of frozen, liquefied natural gas to markets in Asia and create jobs, says the government Canadas commitment to fighting climate change has been questioned after the Liberal government, led by as a climate change leader on the world stage while assuring Canadians that the […]

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Former Peru spy chief given another jail sentence for 1993 forced disappearances

Conviction of Vladimiro Montesinos, who executed two students and a professor in federal agency basement, proves there was state terrorism, victims father said Perus former spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for the forced disappearance of two students and a university professor, whose bodies were burned in the basement […]

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Spotify in advanced talks to buy SoundCloud, reports say

Swedish music-streaming service provider could acquire German rival, the Financial Times reports, amid competition with Apple and others to turn profit Swedish music-streaming service provider Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire German rival SoundCloud, the Bloomberg reported in July, citing people familiar with the matter. The FT story did not provide more details. Music-streaming […]

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US imposes sanctions on top DRC officials after election delay

Congolese general and former police official have US assets blocked as about 50 people killed in clashes since President Joseph Kabila postponed vote The United States has imposed sanctions on two senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo in an apparent warning to President Joseph Kabila to respect the constitution of the vast, unstable […]

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Father of Muslim teen arrested for clock sues conservative media for defamation

The lawsuit claims that Glenn Beck, Fox and others wrongly floated the idea that Ahmed Mohamed deliberately brought a hoax bomb to school as a PR stunt The father of Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teenager arrested in Texas last year when he history of tension between the Muslim community and rightwing groups in Irving and […]

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Symbiosis: last vestige of authentic festival culture or hippie theme park?

Its now popular to attend a transformational event like Burning Man, but some say the spirit of rebellion has been lost can smaller festivals recapture it? Youll find your way. The woman with long, multicolored braids and a white fur coat slips a wristband over my hand and gestures into the darkness. Sorry, where do […]

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The Wrong Girl Zo Foster Blake’s bestseller brings Australia into the TV romcom revolution

Channel Ten has the right idea with The Wrong Girl, the TV adaptation of Foster Blakes tremendously fun novel of the same name As the television landscape expands and forms its myriad cult clusters, there is one genre that has flourished among the many small-screen niches: the humble romcom. On film the romantic comedy is […]

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Arrogant clot, for sure, but did this really merit England ditching Allardyce?

Sam Allardyces reign is over after only one game and 67 days, the buffoon paying the price for hawking himself around only a few weeks after landing the England job The cartoonist Mike Stokoe neatly sums up the madness of the England job with a wonderful little sketch that hangs from one of the walls […]

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Colin Kaepernick to Trump: ‘America has never been great for people of color’

San Francisco 49ers quarterback responds to Trumps ignorant statement: Lets make America great for the first time Colin Kaepernick has hit back at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumps assertion that the quarterback should find another country that works better for him in response to his decision to kneel for the national anthem. Kaepernick, whose protest […]

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Friend texted about worries for boat trip that killed Jos Fernndez

Marcell Ozuna said he and his team-mates turned down invitations to go on a trip that ended in the death of the Miami Marlins pitcher Miami Marlins pitcherJos Fernndezwas a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant the same night he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the […]

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