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Ontario high school teachers hold rotating strike at 16 boards Friday

TORONTO – High school teachers are off the job today at more than a dozen Ontario boards as part of their union’s campaign of rotating one-day strikes. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation says the 16 boards include those in Hamilton-Wentworth and Ottawa-Carleton. The union representing the province’s French-language teachers, meanwhile, is set to resume contract talks with the government […]

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Woman goes blind after having eyeballs tattooed black

A woman has completely lost the sight in one eye and will soon be blind in the other after getting her eyeballs dyed black. Aleksandra Sadowska, from Wroclaw in Poland, took the risky decision to try and emulate a rapper named Popek – famous in her homeland for having the whites of his eyes dyed black. But the bungled procedure […]

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New Zealand confirms first case of the new coronavirus

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus on Friday in someone who returned from Iran, but said the chances of a community outbreak remains low. The patient — in their 60s — tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day. The person is being treated in Auckland City Hospital and their condition is improving, […]

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Spanish nationalists call for Pedro Sanchez's resignation

After socialist PM’s attempt to calm tensions with Catalonia, right wingers call him a traitor and demand elections. Madrid, Spain – Tens of thousands of Spaniards descended on Madrid to call for the end of the Socialist-led minority government and demanded that Catalan separatist leaders be put in prison. The demonstration on Sunday, called by a coalition of three right-wing […]

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Taliban name negotiating team before new talks with US

The team includes captive Anas Haqqani, whose elder brother is deputy Taliban leader and head of the Haqqani network. The Taliban has named a 14-member team of negotiators, including five former Guantanamo Bay inmates and a high-profile jailed leader, for the second round of talks with the United States. With the move announced on Tuesday, the group has pushed for the release of […]

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US-backed Syrian forces battle to capture last ISIL enclave

ISIL snipers, landmines slow US-backed militia’s advance on remaining holdouts in eastern Deir Az Zor province. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) snipers and landmines have slowed a US-backed ground force as it pushes to retake the armed group’s last enclave in eastern Syria. Black-smoke clouds rose over ISIL’s final territory in Deir Az […]

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Bernie Sanders to run for US president in 2020

‘Socialist’ senator launches second bid for White House, saying he’s running to defeat ‘pathological liar’ Donald Trump. US Senator Bernie Sanders has announced he is running for the presidency, launching a second bid for the White House after a surprisingly strong run for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Sanders, 77, made the announcement in a radio interview in his home state […]

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A year on, Parkland shooting victims remembered

Students around the US marked the anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland with moments of silence. Hundreds of thousands of students and adults across the United States bowed their heads in a moment of silence on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people […]

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