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Pakistani-origin man behind Toronto mass shooting: Canadian police

This undated photo of Faisal Hussain provided by his family. Canadian investigators said there was no link to “national security” in a deadly shooting in a popular Toronto neighborhood. (Courtesy of The family of Faisal Hussain via AP) Related News A Pakistani-origin man has been identified by the Canadian police as the gunman who killed two persons and injured 13 […]

‘Stop the deportation’: Swedish student’s impassioned plane protest prevents exile of Afghan asylum seeker

Ersson told the cabin crew she wouldn’t sit down until the man facing deportation was removed from the plane. In a tearful protest, a Swedish student activist prevented an asylum seeker from being deported to Afghanistan by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from the flight. Elin Ersson, a student at Gothenburg University as per her profile, started live streaming her […]

Japanese city bombarded with queries after tourist promotions mistaken for ‘ninjas wanted’ ad

A family dressed as ninjas look at a map as they search for hidden ninja mannequins during a ninja festival in Iga in 2008. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Related News A city in Japan has been bombarded with inquiries from aspiring ninjas, the country’s famed feudal mercenaries and spies, after a news report on city tourist promotions was mistaken for a […]

US airlines revise websites to change Taiwan reference to avoid Chinese penalties

American Airlines Group Inc, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines now only list Taipei’s airport code and city, but not the name Taiwan. (Representational Image) The three biggest US airlines changed how they refer to self-ruled Taiwan on their websites in an effort to avoid Chinese penalties by a Wednesday deadline. Beijing has demanded that foreign firms, and airlines in […]

Sean Spicer’s new book: Praise for Donald Trump, criticism for press

“The Briefing” by former US press secretary Sean Spicer. (Source: Reuters) Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s new book reflecting on his time at the podium paints a rosy if sometimes thorny picture of his former boss, describing President Donald Trump as “a unicorn, riding a unicorn over a rainbow” and a man to whom the regular rules of […]

Thai cave boys ordained as Buddhist novices to honour dead rescuer

Soccer coach Ekkapol Chanthawong, front, and members of the soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave, attend a Buddhist ceremony as they prepare to be ordained as Buddhist monks and novices in the Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo) Related News Eleven boys from a soccer team, rescued from a […]

US: Judge faults government tracking of separated families

A federal judge praised the administration’s recent efforts to reunite as many people as possible before his court-imposed deadline of Thursday, calling it “a remarkable achievement.” (File photo) A federal judge on Tuesday criticized the Trump administration’s accounting of hundreds of parents who may have been deported after being separated from their children at the US-Mexico border, calling it “a […]