October 24th, 2020

Federal Election

Attack in Kabul kills 18; al-Qaida leader killed in Ghazni

By Tameem Akhgar, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

KABUL – The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including students, the interior ministry said. Afghan security officials separately announced on Saturday that a senior al-Qaida commander had been killed in a recent operation in the country’s east. Saturday’s explosion ... Read More »

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Missing Pakistani TV reporter is found after 72 hours

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

ISLAMABAD – A reporter working for Pakistan’s leading Geo News television who had gone missing in the southern port city of Karachi has been found, family and colleague said Saturday. Geo bureau chief in Karachi, Fahim Siddiqi, said Ali Imran Syed had contacted his wife by phone to say that he had reached his mother’s ... Read More »

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Lewandowski hat trick helps Bayern rout Frankfurt 5-0

By CiaráN Fahey, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

BERLIN – Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick to help Bayern Munich continue where it left off in the Bundesliga with a 5-0 rout of Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. The Poland star didn’t score in Bayern’s 4-0 defeat of Atlético Madrid in their Champions League opening game on Wednesday and evidently felt the need to ... Read More »

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Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

MEDELLIN, Colombia – Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez has abandoned Spain’s embassy in Caracas and is leaving Venezuela, according to two people familiar with the situation. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to interfere with Lopez’s plans. Lopez has been holed up in the Spanish ambassador’s residence since a failed ... Read More »

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Big suicide bombing in Kabul kills 18 at education centre

By Tameem Akhgar, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

KABUL – The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including students, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an education centre in a heavily Shiite neighbourhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker ... Read More »

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Hamilton takes Portuguese GP pole position ahead of Bottas

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

PORTIMAO, Portugal – Lewis Hamilton edged out Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday. Having secured a record-extending 97th career pole, Hamilton can make Formula One history if he wins Sunday’s race with a 92nd win to move one clear of Michael Schumacher. The runaway championship leader’s ... Read More »

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Thai protesters’ deadline passes, but PM says he won’t quit

By Grant Peck, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

BANGKOK – Thailand’s government and the country’s pro-democracy movement appeared no closer to resolving their differences Saturday, as the protesters’ deadline for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down came and went with no new action from either side, and no backing down. After the 10 p.m. deadline passed, protesters called another rally for central ... Read More »

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Nunavut’s young people ‘should be expecting more’ from government services: advocate

By Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2020

IQALUIT, Nunavut – Basic information about young people who have used government services in Nunavut isn’t being tracked because of “complacency and a lack of accountability,” says the annual report from the territory’srepresentativefor children and youth. Jane Bates says her 2019-2020 report needed data from government departments to create baseline information on people under 19 ... Read More »

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Former Toronto Argonaut Joe Spaziani embarking on his coaching career at alma mater

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2020

Joe Spaziani always figured he’d become a football coach, but a return to his alma mater expedited the process. The 24-year-old Calgary native is in his first season as a graduate assistant on Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall’s staff. Spaziani finished his collegiate career playing for Mendenhall, and an opportunity to return to the school ... Read More »

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Canada’s Dabrowski and partner advance after walkover in semifinal of Ostrava Open

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2020

Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski and Brazilian partner Luisa Stefani have advanced to the women’s doubles final of the Ostrava Open on Saturday. Dabrowski and Stefani moved to the final of the Premier Level hardcourt tournament in the Czech Republic when the Czech pairing of Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcíkova walked over. They’ll face the winners of ... Read More »

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Big suicide bombing in Kabul kills 18, including children

By Tameem Akhgar, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

KABUL – The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an education centre in a heavily Shiite neighbourhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi. The interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the ... Read More »

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