Judge orders Othman Hamdan to remain in custody

In the decision released by Federal Court Judge Martine St-Louis, Hamdan will remain in custody until a full hearing can be scheduled.  A full transcript of the Immigration and Refugee Board hearing must be delivered to the court by August 9, 2019.  The court will then schedule an expedited

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West Moberly First Nations set for Trial over Site C dam

MOBERLY, B.C. – On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 the discussions taking place between the B.C. government and the West Moberly First Nations regarding the Site C dam have ended. A 120-day trial has been scheduled to begin on March 2022. According to the First Nations, the Horgan Government is

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EC writes to President over Rajasthan governor’s comments supporting return of Modi as PM

New Delhi: The Election Commission is learnt to have written to President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday pointing to the violation of model code of conduct by Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh by making political comments. The poll panel had on Monday concluded that Singh’s remarks supporting

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World Cup squad selection on April 15, IPL final may be shifted to Hyd

New Delhi: The Indian squad for the ICC World Cup will be selected on April 15 in Mumbai, the CoA decided Monday apart from giving a one-week deadline to TNCA to get required clearances for keeping the IPL final in Chennai. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) along with three BCCI office

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Priyanka, Nick on Met Gala host committee

Los Angeles: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas will be a part of this year’s Met Gala Host Committee, the actor has revealed. The couple, who first posed for the shutterbugs on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet in Ralph Lauren designs before tying the knot last December, feature in the list

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Amazon Pay enables instant money transfer on Android

Bengaluru: Amazon Pay on Monday launched person-to-person (P2P) payments for Android users who can now make instant bank-to-bank transfers using the UPI platform on the Amazon app. Amazon customers can also pay bills, rent and various daily subscriptions, the company said in a statement.

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India-Iran preferential trade talks likely in May

New Delhi: Senior officials of India and Iran are likely to hold fifth round of negotiations for a bilateral preferential trade agreement (PTA) here this month, an official said. Till now, four rounds of negotiations have been completed and the last one was held in March in Tehran where both

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Central forces marched in Junglemahal ahead of the 6th Phase Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: Close on the heels of the recent violence that witnessed during the polls in West Bengal, more central forces and state armed police forces have been deployed and started their area domination exercise, a government source said here on Thursday.On the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha

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Egypt’s Morsi faces Feb 16 spy trial: judicial sources

CAIRO: The trial of Egypt’s deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and 35 others on charges of espionage in collaboration with Palestinian Hamas movement will start on February 16, judicial sources said Tuesday.It is the third Morsi trial for which a date has been fixed and is part of a

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Morocco: An individual tries to smuggle over 140K euros

Tétouan – Members of the customs services at the Bab Sebta (northern Morocco) post arrested, on Tuesday, an individual attempting to smuggle over 140,000 euros.A customs services source said on Wednesday that the individual, a Moroccan living in the Netherlands, attempted to smuggle the sum

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Rabat, Tangier-Tetouan, Settat Universities Involved in Diploma Trafficking, Corruption

Rabat – Three Moroccan universities were allegedly involved in diploma trafficking and corruption in 2016, according to a draft report by the Court of Auditors.The three universities involved are the Mohammed V university in Rabat, Abdelmalek Essaâdi in Tangier-Tétouan and Hassan I in

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Turkey: Gas search off Cyprus after arrival of 2nd drillship

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Turkey’s foreign minister says his country will begin a search for natural gas in waters off neighbouring Cyprus after it takes delivery of a second drillship next month.Mevlut Cavusoglu says exploratory drilling will proceed inside zones where authorities in the breakaway,

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Snow Spreads Across Morocco, Blocks 38 Roads

Rabat – As the cold weather is set to continue, snowstorms across the country have closed several roads on Monday, the Ministry of Transport has said.Snowstorms have blocked 38 roads, according to the ministry, which was quoted by Moroccan news outlet Hespress.The Ministry has managed to open 44

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Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

NEW YORK — Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use.The tech blog TechCrunch reports that Facebook paid about $20 a month. While Facebook says this was done with permission, the company has a history of

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Morocco and Spain Want Stronger Defense, Migration Cooperation

Rabat – Moroccan Minister Delegate for the National Defense Abdellatif Loudiyi has received Spanish Secretary of State for Defense Angel Olivares Ramirez, who arrived in Morocco for a two-day working trip.Ramirez is leading a large Spanish delegation, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).The

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Edmunds: Carmakers reel in free maintenance plans

A number of automakers have offered free maintenance programs for over a decade as a way to sweeten the deal on a car lease or purchase. But in recent years, automakers have begun to reel in their plans by shortening the term, reducing the scope of coverage, or eliminating them altogether.In light

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Haiti UN expands humanitarian activities in former hotbed of armed criminal gangs

21 March 2007From security and justice to water and electricity to health and education, United Nations agencies are teaming up with the Haitian authorities to bring sorely needed services to the Cité Soleil neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince, the capital, one of the violence-ridden country’s most

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UN human rights chief appalled by sexual violence in DR Congo Burundi

“I have to say the level of sexual violence and its intensity is pretty surprising and appalling,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour told reporters in New York after briefing the Security Council on her recent 12-day visit to the region, where she toured the DRC, Rwanda and

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UNs top rights chief urges protection of civilians in wartorn Chad

As civilians continue to flee fighting between rebels and government forces in Chad, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today called on both sides to protect those caught in the crossfire.Louise Arbour issued a statement in Geneva expressing “deep concerns regarding the

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Myanmar UN expert outlines steps for improving human rights

“Respect for international human rights standards is indispensable in paving the road to democracy,” Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, writes in a report released today.“Myanmar is going through a unique moment in its political

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