• Cannabis becomes legal in Canada
Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

Tom Clarke, 43, will be among the first to legally sell recreational marijuana when his shop opens at midnight in Newfoundland, Canada's easternmost province. "I think the social stigma of the "stupid stoner" or the criminal element for using cannabis, a benign substance, as my choice of medicine or recreation, I think that's gonna change", says ...

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  • Former UK envoy says May's Brexit plan a 'pipe dream'
Former UK envoy says May's Brexit plan a 'pipe dream'

EU Brexit pointman Michel Barnier met his British counterpart Dominic Raab in Brussels on Sunday, but they failed to agree to a draft Brexit divorce arrangement, as EU leaders prepare to arrive on Wednesday for the summit. Even if May reaches the agreement with the Brussels on a withdrawal agreement, she will face a struggle to get any deal thr...

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  • Hostage held at Cologne main train station
Hostage held at Cologne main train station

The police spokeswoman said police were unaware of any shots having been fired. The hostage was also slightly injured and treated on the scene. Police refused to speculate whether the incident was terror related, said DW's David Martin. Police could not confirm eye-witness reports that shots and explosions were heard. Officers said the man wa...

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  • Donald Trump says 'rogue killers' may have murdered Jamal Khashoggi
Donald Trump says 'rogue killers' may have murdered Jamal Khashoggi

The Saudi government, it said, would shield the prince by blaming an intelligence official for the bungled operation. Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), which hosts the conference, had tentatively committed $20bn to an infrastructure investment planned with Blackstone Group.

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Releases Evidence of Native American Ancestry
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Releases Evidence of Native American Ancestry

Many believe that this is a first step in clearing her name so she can run against Trump in 2020. If Warren's ancestor were six generations removed, she would be 1/64th Native American . As for how Trump will handle his bet about Warren's ancestry , I think John McCormack nailed it: The only proper thing to do is to donate $976.57 to War...

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  • Here Are Native American Charities That Donald Trump Could Donate To
Here Are Native American Charities That Donald Trump Could Donate To

Jim Messina, who helped President Barack Obama 's 2012 reelection campaign, pushed back after Warren released a video on her web site and the results of genetic testing that proves some amount of Native American ancestry - though the amount could 1.6 per cent or lower.

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  • Thousands without power as Storm Callum batters Ireland, UK
Thousands without power as Storm Callum batters Ireland, UK

There are also reports of a fallen tree at the Milltown Road, Belfast. The warnings, in force from midnight on Friday October 12 until just before midnight on Saturday October 13, warn that further heavy and persistent rainfall is expected on Saturday, with more flooding possible.

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  • Cara Delevingne breaks dress code at royal wedding
Cara Delevingne breaks dress code at royal wedding

After the royal wedding Harry was gifted the Dukedom of Sussex, while Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex. The Queen's granddaughter and ninth-in-line to the throne wore a Peter Piletto designed gown and the stunning Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara lent to her by Her Majesty.

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  • 7 climbers killed, 2 missing after storm sweeps through Nepal base camp
7 climbers killed, 2 missing after storm sweeps through Nepal base camp

A police team was reportedly heading toward the base camp on foot, Budamagar said. Police said local villagers spotted the bodies on the lying slopes of the mountain peak after the storm hit. Mount Gurja, also called Gurja Himal, while not famous as one of Nepal's most challenging peaks, is part of the Dhaulagiri range, which is topped by Dhaul...

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  • Turkish Court Frees American Pastor
Turkish Court Frees American Pastor

Pamela Brunson , 75, the mother of the pastor, was at her home in Black Mountain, a town in North Carolina near Asheville, when she learned of the news from a Reuters reporter calling about the court's decision. Americans would generally be prohibited from doing business with them. "I love Jesus. I love Turkey", Brunson told the court Friday, sp...

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  • Crocodile attack reported in Northern Territory
Crocodile attack reported in Northern Territory

Police found her body about 5pm less than a mile from the scene. EARLIER: A woman is missing from a remote community in East Arnhem Land with unconfirmed reports that she may have been attacked by a crocodile. "NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation into the incident", it said in a statement. Saltwater crocodile numbers have exploded sinc...

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  • REPUBLICANS RALLY: Grassley Vows to Help Susan Collins 'Keep Her Seat'
REPUBLICANS RALLY: Grassley Vows to Help Susan Collins 'Keep Her Seat'

Christine Blasey Ford , a psychology professor, accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a drunken party when both were teenagers. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations. During Sunday's appearance, she described her grandparents' arrival in the state from Jamaica in 1912, her yearly summer visits that began in childhood and the home...

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  • Melania Trump calls Kavanaugh ‘highly qualified’
Melania Trump calls Kavanaugh ‘highly qualified’

Protests against his candidacy intensified after several women accused him of sexual assault in the past. The road to final confirmation became clearer on Friday morning when Kavanaugh survived a crucial procedural vote 51-49 in the Senate and Collins and Flake lined up with their Republican colleagues - an outcome that was in doubt up until th...

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  • Newlyweds, sisters and close friends were killed in New York limo crash
Newlyweds, sisters and close friends were killed in New York limo crash

Cuomo is referring to the revelation that the limo in the crash had failed inspection last month, and its driver did not have the proper license. The out-of-control limousine was carrying 18 people when it crashed into a cafe parking lot, hitting another vehicle and killing two bystanders.

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  • Turkey probes whether journalist was murdered in Saudi Consulate
Turkey probes whether journalist was murdered in Saudi Consulate

He visited the consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain documentation to finalize his divorce; his Turkish fiancée waited for him outside the building, and reported him missing after he didn't return. The US government has so far said that it can not confirm the reports of what happened to him, but is following the case. Prince Salman's i...

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  • William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win Nobel Economics Prize
William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win Nobel Economics Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the $1 million prize to William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University. A trailblazer in gauging the economic impact of climate change, Yale University's Nordhaus is known for advocating a tax on carbon emissions.

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  • Trump urges Chicago to adopt 'stop and frisk' policies
Trump urges Chicago to adopt 'stop and frisk' policies

Stop and frisk". President Donald Trump addressed the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida on October 8, 2018. The NYPD made aggressive use of the tactic until a federal judge ruled it discriminated against minorities, and Bill de Blasio ran for mayor vowing to curtail it.

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  • Israelis killed in West Bank shooting
Israelis killed in West Bank shooting

The assailant, the military said, had worked in a factory where the shooting took place. Conricus called it a terrorist attack but said other unspecified factors were involved. Palestinians often face tough choices in finding employment in the economically struggling West Bank and jobs in Israeli settlements can provide steady income.

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  • McConnell now open to Supreme Court nomination in presidential election year
McConnell now open to Supreme Court nomination in presidential election year

She was also critical of those who said they believed Ford's testimony about the attack, but thought she misidentified Kavanaugh as her attacker. Kamala Harris turned up in politically important Ohio, where she reminded more than 1,000 of the party faithful at the Ohio Democratic Party's fall fundraising dinner that she walked out of the Kavana...

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  • Depression upgraded to Tropical Storm Michael
Depression upgraded to Tropical Storm Michael

As it moves over warmer water and experiences less wind shear, additional strengthening is expected. The Hurricane Center predicts that Michael will reach hurricane intensity with 80 miles per hour (or Category 1) winds by Tuesday, increasing to 100 miles per hour by Wednesday (or Category 2) around the time of landfall.

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  • Eight people remain detained in Saudi corruption crackdown, Crown Prince says
Eight people remain detained in Saudi corruption crackdown, Crown Prince says

The disappearance of an outspoken Saudi critic, who was last seen walking into a Saudi consulate in Turkey, has left activists, foreign officials and friends fearing for his safety. Saudi Arabia is now pumping about 10.7 million barrels a day - close to a record - and can add a further 1.3 million "if the market needs that", the prince said.

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  • Melania Trump has tea with Kenya’s 1st lady | Lexington Herald Leader
Melania Trump has tea with Kenya’s 1st lady | Lexington Herald Leader

Melania was visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi when she was photographed in khaki pants and a pith helmet. Mrs Trump is the founder and promoter of the "Be Best" initiative created to improve the welfare of children.

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  • North Korea deal to be a 'long haul', official says
North Korea deal to be a 'long haul', official says

He left Pyongyang in July hailing progress, only for North Korea to denounce him for making "gangster-like demands". On that occasion, he did not meet Kim. At the heart of the impasse has been two fundamentally different approaches to denuclearization. NBC News reported South Korea said in a statement that the meeting could point to further...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as next Supreme Court justice despite sex assault claims
Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as next Supreme Court justice despite sex assault claims

Although some polls have shown increasing Republican enthusiasm ahead of the November midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, Kavanaugh's support among voters as a whole is historically low. "Countless North Dakotans and others close to me have since reached out and told me their stories of being raped or sexually assaulted - a...

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  • Kavanaugh poised to win confirmation to the Supreme Court Saturday afternoon
Kavanaugh poised to win confirmation to the Supreme Court Saturday afternoon

Support by Collins and Manchin gives Kavanaugh at least 51 votes in the 100-member Senate for an election-season victory against the backdrop conflict of the #MeToo movement and staunch conservative support for Trump. Steve Daines of Montana, who supports Kavanaugh, but will be in Montana to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Flak...

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  • Melania Trump gives thumbs-up to Kavanaugh
Melania Trump gives thumbs-up to Kavanaugh

So, should that be the case here, let us not be distracted: thanks to a white woman, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is nearly certainly going to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, President Donald Trump has mocked a survivor of sexual assault , and Ivanka Trump continues to be complicit in her father's administration .

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  • European Union to offer United Kingdom a 'supercharged' free trade deal next week
European Union to offer United Kingdom a 'supercharged' free trade deal next week

The two parties agree to avoid the return of a physical border between the british province of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland , but London rejected the provisions of the "safety net" (or "backstop") as laid down by the EU. "The European Union is about freedom and human rights, prosperity and peace, life without fear, it is about de...

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  • Bitterly divided Senate pushes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh past procedural hurdle
Bitterly divided Senate pushes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh past procedural hurdle

Psaki said any Collins opponent would be "well-funded". Sen. Susan Collins of ME, her longtime friend and fellow moderate Republican , spoke on the Senate floor for 45 minutes, explaining her support for Kavanaugh in detail. He's is up for re-election in a very red state, West Virginia. Bash also asked the lawyer how Ford responded when ...

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  • Suspect in shooting of 7 officers is competitive rifleman
Suspect in shooting of 7 officers is competitive rifleman

Florence police officer Terrence Carraway , 52, who had just received his 30-year service pin from the department, was killed in the shooting. Lott clarified Friday that three Florence County deputies had gone to the home the day of the shooting to interview Seth Hopkins about sex assault claims that had been made against him.

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  • Top Republicans eye Kavanaugh confirmation on Saturday
Top Republicans eye Kavanaugh confirmation on Saturday

This is ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein . "I believe he is a good man". Hundreds of demonstrators were arrested, including actress Amy Schumer. "I have extended this as a courtesy to my friend", she added. Gardner's spokesman did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters. Judge Kavanaugh and Ford both ...

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  • No short-term economic impact for Mexico under new trade agreement: HR Ratings
No short-term economic impact for Mexico under new trade agreement: HR Ratings

A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland repeated the government's view that nothing in the new trade agreement would prevent Canada from deepening its trade ties with other countries. "The agreement is an important step in our trade policy and I will continue to review the details of the agreement and reach out to the business ...

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  • Interpol president Meng Hongwei missing in China
Interpol president Meng Hongwei missing in China

Meng's wife, who lives in Lyon, where the worldwide police organization has its headquarters, contacted the police after not hearing from her husband since he traveled to China in late September. "He left Lyon for China last week". It was not clear whether Mr Meng had travelled to China on official business or for personal reasons. The Interpo...

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  • US First Lady arrives Ghana on first solo trip
US First Lady arrives Ghana on first solo trip

In addition to Ghana , she is due to visit Malawi , Kenya and Egypt before returning to Washington early on October 7. She is expected to use her visit to promote her " Be Best " child welfare initiative throughout Africa. Melania Trump left the United States Monday for her first major trip overseas without President Donald Trump . The ...

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  • United Kingdom said to plan compromise on Irish border to get Brexit deal
United Kingdom said to plan compromise on Irish border to get Brexit deal

As the President of the European Council and someone who spent half of my life in the Soviet Bloc, I know what I'm talking about. "All along we have said: "No new regulatory alignment", Foster said. But Mrs May has said a deal like Canada's would not prevent a visible, physical border being needed in Northern Ireland - a key commitment of both si...

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  • Russian Federation 'targeted chemical weapons body'
Russian Federation 'targeted chemical weapons body'

Co-operation in the Netherlands , but also with our global intelligence partners. The Dutch defense minister Ank Bijleveld said the agents worked for the Russian military intelligence GRU agency and that they had used diplomatic passports to enter the country, where they allegedly took pictures of the OPCW's surroundings in The Hague and hack...

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