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    World Canadians To Shun Cannabis After Legalisation • Channels Television – Channels Television

    Most Canadians say they probably won’t try cannabis and, if they already use it, won’t use more of the mood-altering drug when it becomes legal, according to a survey published Thursday. Canada is set to become the first G7 nation to legalize the recreational use of cannabis... Read more...
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    World Man faces 20-year jail for selling cocaine to tourists – Punch Newspapers

    An Australian man is facing 20 years’ jail for dealing cocaine to holidaymakers on the resort island of Bali, police said Thursday. Brendon Luke Johnson, from Brisbane on Australia’s east coast, was arrested Saturday with his Indonesian girlfriend at their rented unit in Kerobokan, an area...
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    World Nine dead including children as migrant boat sinks off Turkey – Vanguard News

    At least nine migrants including seven children died early Thursday after their boat sank off the western coast of Turkey, local media reported.... Read more via Vanguard News – Get more World News
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    World Aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Lombok as quake death toll tops 300 – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

    The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 Thursday, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatised survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions. .... Read more via The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and World News –...
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    World 20 die from landslides caused by relentless rain – Punch Newspapers

    At least 20 people were killed on Thursday in landslides triggered by heavy rains in southern India, an official said, pushing the nationwide monsoon death toll for this year to over 700. The monsoon, which lasts roughly from June to September, is heralded by millions of Indian farmers …...
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    World Four gangsters bag life sentences for murder – TODAY.NG

    Russia on Thursday handed life sentences to four gangsters who brutally murdered 17 motorists using methods similar to those of the violent video game Grand Theft Auto... Read more via TODAY.NG – Get more World News
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    World Philippines tests first ever missile system – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Philippine Navy on Thursday successfully tested its first ever missile system, acquired from an Israeli weapons manufacturer, Officials said. The Spike Extended Range missile system, fitted on a multipurpose attack craft, accurately hit a metal plate target six kilometres away, Navy...
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    World 11 allegedly killed in tribal clash – Punch Newspapers

    Eleven Fulani civilians were kidnapped and killed in the latest bout of ethnic violence to hit Mali, local groups said Thursday, while an official put the toll at 14. The attack, which occurred in the restive central region of Mopti on Tuesday, was attributed to hunters from the … Read more...
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    World Indonesian shaman arrested for keeping sex slave for 15 years – Vanguard News

    An Indonesian shaman has been arrested for keeping an abducted teenager as a sex slave for 15 years by claiming he was possessed by the spirit of her imaginary boyfriend, police said Wednesday. The distressed woman, who is now aged 28, was found naked by police on Sunday … Read more via...
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    World Zambia Deports Top Zimbabwe Opponent Biti, Defying Court Order – Channels Television

    Zambian authorities on Thursday defied a court order stopping them from deporting top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti, handing him to police across the border, his lawyer said. “They have defied the court order to allow him to seek asylum and as I am speaking .... Read more via...
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    World Court jails ex-Thai Buddhist monk 114 years for fraud – TODAY.NG

    A criminal court in Bangkok on Thursday sentenced a former Thai Buddhist monk who provoked outrage with his lavish lifestyle to 114 years in prison for fraud, money laundering and computer crimes.... Read more via TODAY.NG – Get more World News
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    World BMW To Recall 323,700 Diesel Cars Over Fire Danger – Ladun Liadi’s Blog

    Germany’s luxury automaker BMW is going to recall 23,700 diesel cars in Europe over an engine fire danger, following a similar action in South Korea, a German media newspaper reported Tuesday. The recall is to fix a faulty component that was aimed at reducing emissions … Read more via...
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    World World at risk of irreversible hot temperature, report reveals – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

    As the sun grows brighter at a rate of roughly 10 percent every billion years, Earth will respond by decreasing its own ‘warming blanket’ of atmospheric carbon dioxide. …Over time, the temperature of the Earth will dramatically raise as … Read more via The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria...
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    World Egyptian students design car that runs on air – U.S.

    CAIRO (Reuters) – A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air. Mechanical engineering students from Helwan University check the air-powered vehicle that they have designed to promote clean...
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    World Saudi Arabia: ‘There is nothing to mediate’ in dispute with Canada – the Guardian

    Justin Trudeau has defied Saudi Arabia’s demand to withdraw Canada’s calls for the release of jailed civil rights activists and insisted that Canada will continue to defend human rights around the world, suggesting that the escalating diplomatic row between the two countries is set to...