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Sask. government 'stunned' by federal carbon tax announcement

Trudeau announced the policy in the House of Commons Monday as MPs began debate on ratifying the latest worldwide climate change agreement signed in Paris past year. Here's a simple question for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers who support carbon pricing. Putting a price on carbon is central in fighting climate change while growing a stronger economy, Trudeau added.

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Russia warns of possible downing of US missiles in Syria

The bombardment has been described as intense, with Western countries accusing Moscow of committing war crimes and prompting calls for the U.S.to intervene more muscularly to pressure Russian Federation and the Assad regime to halt them and begin negotiating again.

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Teen activist back in Hong Kong after Thailand denies entry

His party wrote on its Facebook page that it had been unable to contact him until 4.18 am Hong Kong time, when Netiwit Chotipatpaisal, the Thai student-activist whom Joshua was expected to meet in Bangkok notified it that Wong was detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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Murray and Nadal advance in Beijing

The British No 1 is favourite for the trophy following Novak Djokovic's withdrawal with an elbow injury, and he overcame a brief spell of resistance from Seppi in the second set to seal a 6-2 7-5 win in Beijing . "Just need matches now", the top seed added. It was the first time I practised on centre court, and played on centre court today. British number one Johanna Konta is through to the third round of the China Open after beating Timea Babos in straight sets.

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Mike Francesa grills Ben McAdoo about Odell Beckham Jr

This has been the straight talk, the real talk with Beckham. McAdoo wants Beckham to channel that frustration into production. Francesca: Yeah well I think you guys are doing a lousy job with him. Are referees focusing too much focus on Odell Beckham Jr.? The challenge for a new coach is to not merely gain the trust of the players; it's to ensure each player receives the proverbial "memo" and comports their behavior to accomplish the goals of the coaching staff.

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Giants coordinator: Beckham opponents had no courage

Teams have made it an even higher priority to blanket Beckham, and, as a bonus, have rattled him. Francesa referred to the 15-yard penalty assessed to Beckham when he reacted to a late hit by Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Not only is Minnesota's pass-rush amongst the best in football, but its secondary is playing fantastic football right now. Now, Beckham is channelling his anger and frustration by accepting that he will get the same treatment every time and he will have to rise ...

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Nine Australians arrested at Malaysian GP

Australians arrested in Malaysia for stripping down at the Grand Prix. The Aussie racer told News Corp he viewed the men's actions as "pretty harmless" and hoped they would be freed soon. The nine face possible jail time. The Deputy Public Prosecutor will make the final decision on whether to lay charges, which carry a minimum penalty fine.

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WikiLeaks founder promises leaks on United States election, Google

Here are five things to know about WikiLeaks as it marks its 10-year anniversary. He said the leaks include "significant material" on war, arms, oil, internet giant Google, the USA election and mass surveillance. Instead, he touted his own book and moved the marker on a document dump, saying it would come before the end of the year. The countdown also includes a leak of thousands of emails from the Democratic National Party relating to the current presidential election.

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Industrial production falls by 3.8 per cent over 12-month period

It was the highest monthly increase since January, when output rose by 2.8%. Analysts surveyed by Factset had predicted an increase of just 1.0 per cent. FRANKFURT-German industrial production rebounded in August from a weak July, as a pickup in manufacturing production made up for a drop in construction output, data from the Economics Ministry showed Friday.

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Nine Pakistani fishermen held in creek area in Gujarat

Last week the Coast Guard apprehended a Pakistani boat with nine crew members last week during patrolling. The Coast Guard challenged the fishermen and caught them at Chouhan Nala near G-43 pillar, the official said. However, the officials had then said that they found no suspicious item from the boat and claimed possibility that "the boat might have got washed away to the Indian side".

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Syria's Assad says 'no option' but to expel rebels from Aleppo

Syrian government forces seized around half of a key opposition-held neighbourhood in Aleppo on Thursday in a new advance against rebels , the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. He said the militants are in essence holding "hostage" roughly 275,000 people in Aleppo . Excerpts from the interview were released by Assad's office on Thursday while a full version is to be aired later.

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Netflix Announces Release Date For 4th Marvel Series 'Iron Fist'

Billeter has also worked on earlier Marvel series, including Jessica Jones and Luke Cage . Netflix and Marvel's next superhero drama Iron Fist has received an official release date. The fifth new series from Marvel and Netflix recently began filming in New York City, with Jon Bernthal reprising his role as The Punisher for an upcoming solo series.

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Pope says gender theory is an attack on Catholics

Gender theory refers to acceptance of someone's choice of identity as male or female, both or neither, irrespective of their biological sex. "According to the Bishop of Rome , "one thing is to have homosexual trends or of changing sex", and another very different is to make this an issue of teaching at schools".

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Nine Aussies arrested in Malaysia fly home after F1 Grand Prix stunt

Malaysians protested against the Australian men's actions on social media and in news reports, calling their behaviour disrespectful and lacking in cultural sensitivity. The Prime Minister will be talking to Mr Pyne when he returns from overseas about Mr Walker's future as a ministerial adviser. After touching down at Sydney Airport on Friday morning, Mr Kelly provided a short statement to a waiting media throng at the airport, saying the Australians were very glad to be home.

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Bomb hits train in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 3

The blasts took place on a railway track in Bolan district as Jaffar Express, en route to Rawalpindi from Quetta , was passing through it, the news worldwide reported. The prime minister directed the authorities concerned to bring the culprits to task immediately. The chief minister, in a statement, condemned the attack and ordered immediate treatment for the injured.

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Hurricane Matthew kills 39 as Haiti death toll rises

A partial evaluation indicates that more than 20,000 homes were severely damaged, Joseph said, describing the storm's impact as a catastrophe. Haiti's civil protection service put the toll in the impoverished Caribbean nation at 108 dead, with many of them killed by falling trees, flying debris and swollen rivers.

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Syrian regime forces gain control of key Aleppo area

Staffan de Mistura said history would judge Syria and Russian Federation if they used the presence of about 900 former Nusra Front fighters as an "easy alibi" for destroying the rebel-held area where 275,000 residents - 100,000 of them children - are besieged.

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Why the torrent of N. Korean weapons? Maybe the US elections

It was not even clear if the two individuals alleged to have defected in the JoongAng Ilbo report included the one person reported by Yonhap . The official has relatives in Japan, which was why he chose to defect to Tokyo rather than Seoul.

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Police investigate clown sighting reported near high school

A message from Western Carolina's administration stated the obvious: "Snapchat, tweets and Facebook postings by others typically do not have firsthand accurate information regarding emergencies or threats". Brooks, director of the University of Arizona's Center for Digital Society and Data Studies. But after a recent wave of anti-clown hysteria swept Metro Detroit and the nation he said a group of teenagers freaked out Sunday when they saw him.

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USA will not abandon peace process in Syria: Kerry

But Washington has few other options, given President Obama's opposition to using military force against Assad's military. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Washington and Moscow to resume talks on a ceasefire. The regime forces were "gradually advancing" after street battles on the front line dividing the city, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Obama declares state of emergency ahead of deadly hurricane

Florida governor Rick Scott described it as a "monster", adding: "I'm going to pray for everybody's safety". Several response teams from the state of IN are heading down to areas that will be impacted by Hurricane Matthew. With winds of 125mph, it is expected to hit Florida today. Emmanuel Pierre told The Associated Press late Thursday that he expects the toll to rise as authorities reach remote places that were left isolated by the storm.

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Saudi warns of 'disastrous consequences' over USA 9/11 law

Saudi Arabia, an oil-rich kingdom and key United States ally in the Middle East, had lobbied furiously against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism ( Jasta ) legislation. "People are reluctant to buy dollars. because of the price", said Raed al-Sayari, whose family runs an exchange shop in a bustling commercial district popular with foreign workers.

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Why the Crude Oil Price Today Is Back Over $50

Brent crude oil prices , most sensitive to any OPEC deal, have climbed more than 8 percent since the planned cuts were announced on Wednesday despite scepticism over the effectiveness of the deal in eroding the global surplus. However, traders said that markets were still being weighed down by continuous oversupply as OPEC-members such as Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq unwilling to cut production as they aim to gain market share.

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ISIS Bomb Kills 25 at Syria-Turkey Border, Mostly Rebels

Among the dead from the Atmeh blast were the head of the top civil judicial body in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Sheikh Khaled al-Sayyed, and a judge who worked with him, a witness and a rebel official said. He told Denmark's TV2 station that "to say that this is our aim as a government, (that) we give the orders to destroy hospitals or schools or to kill civilians, this is against our interest".

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"Bill, let's go", Obama shouts twice to Clinton to hurry up

The caricature portrays a shaking Peres being read an extended rap sheet of his "crimes" against humanity by the Grim Reaper against the fiery backdrop of hell. "President Abbas' presence here is a gesture and a reminder of the unfinished business of peace", Obama said in a not so subtle nudge to Netanyahu.

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France Says EU Must Be Tough after Britain Opts for 'Hard' Brexit

The country's allies fear that its exit from the EU could mark a turning point in post-Cold War worldwide affairs that will weaken the West in relation to China and Russian Federation, undermine efforts toward European integration and hurt global free trade.

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Hurricane grounds flights out of Denver International Airport

Governer Scott warned there could be "catastrophic" damage if Matthew slammed directly into the state and urged some 1.5 million people there to evacuate. As Floridians head inland, near Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, gas stations are running out of fuel. Palm Beach International Airport did not announce cancellations Wednesday, but spokeswoman Casandra Davis said travelers should contact their individual airlines for specific flight information.

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Syrian activists: At least 20 killed near Turkey border

The vehicle bomb attack was carried out in the area of Atmeh, ISIS' Aamaq agency reports. The blast took place on the Syrian side of the Atmeh crossing, west of Aleppo. Syrian state media says eight civilians have been killed in presumed rebel shelling on government-run areas inside the divided city of Aleppo. IS quickly claimed responsibity for the attack via its news agency, Aamaq.

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Madras High Court dismisses PIL seeking details on Jaya's health

Then 66-years-old, Jayalalithaa spent three weeks at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru before she returned to her Poes Garden residence in Chennai on conditional bail. The bench further said that the petitioner seeking the photographic proof of Jayalalithaa's health is also not justified. But today, when the matter came up before the chief justice's bench, the court dismissed it without going into the merits of the arguments.

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Syrian government forces seize half of rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo: monitor

The UN's Syria envoy Thursday warned east Aleppo faces total destruction, as government forces made their biggest gains in years against rebels inside the opposition-held part of the battleground city. Speaking at a news conference in Geneva , he said: "The bottom line is in a maximum of two months, two and a half months, the city of eastern Aleppo at this rate may be totally destroyed".

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Pope Francis questions gender theory, says respect gays and transsexuals

This is what I call 'ideological colonization, '" Francis said. - In a meeting with political leaders Sunday, Pope Francis praised the peaceful relationship among Catholics, Muslims, Orthodox, and Jews in Azerbaijan, criticizing those who use God as a defense in religiously-motivated violence.

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One killed in 'rebel attack' on Indian Kashmir army camp

The Indian Defense Ministry also released a brief statement that "terrorists" had opened fire on the camp. Army chief General Dalbir Singh, Air Force chief Marshal Arup Raha and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba met the minister as tension continues between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control.

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United Nations Calls on Fateh al-Sham Militants to Leave Syria's Aleppo

The proposal to relocate an estimated 900 members of Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate to an unspecified "refuge" outside the city was offered by UN Syrian envoy Steffan de Mistura on October 6, prompting Russian Federation to request the council meeting.

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India spreading 'litany of falsehoods': Pak army chief

Abandon your futile quest. "Heavy shelling and firing started in Malta area in Poonch district today (Friday) morning after Pakistan Army resorted to indiscriminate mortar shelling and firing at Indian military and civilian positions", a police official told IANS here.

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Satellite Images Show Activity at North Korea Nuclear Test Site

The Presidential Office is closely monitoring for any movements from the North, Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Jung Youn-kuk said. South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee told a briefing there were no particular indication of a plan for a nuclear test timed to coincide with the October 10 anniversary.


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