A Canadian election looms

Canadians go to the polls on 21 October, four years after Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party swept to power. But things aren’t as clear-cut this time around, with several other parties rising in the polls. Here’s a visual look at some

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Elijah Cummings: Iconic US congressman and fierce critic of Trump, dies

WASHINGTON: US Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, passed away yesterday.  He

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‘It took me years to realise I was a trafficking victim’

Cyntoia Brown-Long was just 16 when she was jailed for life for shooting dead an estate agent who had picked her up for sex. She had run away from home and was being sent out onto the streets to make

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Turkey agrees to halt Syrian offensive…for five days

ANKARA: Turkey agreed yesterday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as

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Qatar Airways: MAB must swallow bitter pills to recover

LANGKAWI: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) will have to swallow some very bitter medicine in order to recover, said Qatar Airways Group chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker. He said that he had shared his views on MAB’s situation with Prime

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