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Midweek Headlines – Nov 12 

  1. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is holding cabinet meeting today and it is expected decision on several issues will be taken including that of bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees in the country by the end of this year.
  2. A person on social media posted racist comment against Harjit Sajjan after he was inducted in the Canadian cabinet as Defence Minister. Reports showed a soldier was involved in the incident. A military investigation is underway.
  3. Two houses were damaged in a fire last night that broke out on Williams Parkway and Chinguacousy Park. Reports showed Diwali firecrackers were being set off in the neighbourhood. As a precautionary measure, buses were brought in to provide shelter to people in the vicinity who were asked to evacuate their houses.
  4. It has been reported that Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown spent $2 million on his leadership race.
  5. The recent trade mission of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to China is being termed as highly successful as MoUs worth millions of dollars have been signed that will benefit the province.
  6. A new Mainstream Technologies data shows Ontarians want their tax dollars to be spent on transit.
  7. Though the government has announced to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, Refugee settlement agencies are concerned on the modus operandi as funding in the last few years to them has reduced. Settling these many migrants would require a huge amount.
  8. A new data in USA shows obesity in children between the age brackets of two to 17 has neither, increased or decreased.
  9. EU hit by the refugee crisis, has set up a $2 billion Emergency Fund for Africa to combat poverty in those countries that is drawing people to Europe. Some European countries are already in the process of putting fences on their borders.
  10. As a large number of people belonging to the Hazara community have been killed in the recent past in Afghanistan, that community is protesting and asking the Afghan government to provide them security.
  11. A Chinese general has hailed Pakistan military’s role in its fight against terrorism and bringing peace to the region.
  12. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in UK on a three-day visit where he met with British Prime Minister David Cameron. He has signed the civil nuclear agreement with Britain. The visit is also expected to draw huge investment from UK to India.
  13. On domestic front voices are being raised on the future of BJP. Meanwhile, finance minister Arun Jaitley has reached out to Murli Manohar Joshi to seek advice.
  14. It has been learnt that former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has finally got engaged to model Hazel Keech, though Yuvraj denied similar reports earlier.
  15. Umar Akmal has been dropped from Pakistan’s T20 squad against England as PCB announces team.
  16. Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said in wake of the India-Pakistan series revenues should be split 50-50 adding the last time India-Pakistan played together, BCCI made million but PCB got nothing

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