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A Canadian Conservative MP has apologised for referring to environment minister Catherine McKenna as “climate Barbie”. Gerry Ritz’s tweet provoked a furious response from Liberal MPs and others, and was later deleted.  He later apologised and said his comments were “not reflective of the role the minister plays”. The comments were made during an online exchange over a […]

Malaysia has arrested seven Philippine nationals suspected of links with the Abu Sayyaf militant group, police said on Thursday. The Abu Sayyaf, whose members have pledged loyalty to the IS, is notorious for creating conflict in the Philippines’ volatile south. According to police reports, the men reportedly worked as security guards for private companies in Kuala […]

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, which is looking into the alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential election, has requested a large batch of documents from the White House  Emails requested by Mueller show then Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort offering briefings to allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. These are part of a wide […]

Former US President Barack Obama, in a rare return to American politics, is speaking out about his frustration with how much effort is being put into repealing his signature policy, the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he wants to bring a new bill, the Cassidy-Graham Act, to the floor for […]

A 17-year-old has been arrested in south London in connection with last week’s terror attack on a London Tube train that injured 30 people. He was detained in Thornton Heath early Thursday, and his property is being searched. It takes the total number of arrests in the investigation to six. According to reports, police are continuing searches […]

Hurricane Maria carved a path of destruction through Puerto Rico on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and knocking out power to the entire island, which is home to 3.5 million people. It’s said to be the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years. The US territory’s governor, Ricardo Rossello, has issued a curfew for […]



 
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