Daily Archives: October 14, 2017

Haqqani captors killed child, raped wife, Canadian ex-hostage says

After landing in Canada with his family Friday night, Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle told reporters some frightening news about his family’s ordeal in Afghanistan. He said the Haqqani network, which held him and his wife captive for five years, had killed his infant daughter in captivity and raped his wife. Boyle landed in Canada late Friday with his American wife ...

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Takeaway from Trudeau's trip to Washington and Mexico City: NAFTA talks still driven by U.S. demands

The campaign to save NAFTA is far from over and may yet prove to have been a losing struggle, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s blitz of the capitals of Canada’s two NAFTA partners planted seeds that may bear fruit down the road. The three main targets of the trip were Trump personally, the U.S. Congress, and the government of Mexican President ...

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Breaking Bad house gets fence to block fans

The real Albuquerque, N.M. house made famous by the methamphetamine-making character Walter White in the AMC-TV hit series Breaking Bad is getting a fence. The owners are installing a 2 metre (6-foot) wrought-iron fence on the front of the house used in the series, which starred Bryan Cranston. The move comes after the owners have complained of countless fans wanting snapshots and ...

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: Khal Drogo & Jorah Mormont Set To Return, Ed Sheeran Appearance Plus Cast Update

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: Khal Drogo & Jorah Mormont Set To Return, Ed Sheeran Appearance Plus Cast Update Sign Up for Sports World News’ Newsletter and never miss out on our most popular stories. LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS — Episode 0188 — Pictured: Kit Harrington as Jon Snow during the ‘Game of Thrones’ skit on April 2, 2015. ...

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Truck bomb kills 20 in Somalia's capital

A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district and at least 15 people were injured, police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said. Security forces had been trailing ...

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Second Opinion | Remembering forgetting could be a good sign

Hello and happy Saturday! Here’s this week’s round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Forgetting where you put the keys? Can’t remember names? Is it the first sign of dementia? That might depend on whether you remember that you’re forgetting things. And whether your caregivers ...

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The internationalisation of China’s currency has stalled

ON OCTOBER 18TH, President Xi Jinping will preside in Beijing over the most important political event in five years. At the Communist Party’s 19th congress much will be made of the triumphs achieved in nearly four decades of reform and opening up. So expect a glossing over of one part of that process where progress has largely stalled: the “internationalisation” ...

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