Midweek Headlines – Nov 13
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey on November 15 to 16 and then head to the Philippines for the APEC Leaders Meeting being held on November 18 to 19.
- The Trudeau government is expected to formally withdraw the niqab appeal.
- The elementary school teachers have overwhelmingly accepted the central contract deal.
- A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Scarborough in the murder of 82-year-old Stella Testos.
- In Windsor two stores were looted yesterday.
- Large areas in British Columbia are without power due to yesterday’s storm. Authorities are trying to restore power.
- The Kurdish Peshmarga forces in a major offensive have destroyed ISIS positions in Sinjar and taken back a large area from their control. The operation was held with the help of US-backed airstrikes.
- According to a report Jihadi John has died in a US drone attack in Syria when he was leaving in a vehicle. However, the British government has not confirmed it.
- It is a day of mourning in Lebanon today as over 40 people died in an IS attack yesterday.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with the top CEOs of Britain and informed them India today is the number one destination for investment. Meanwhile, a British-led consortium has announced to invest IRs10 crore in 11 hospitals in India.
- Mehbooba Mufti might be elected the new chief minister of J&K. An announcement in this regard is expected soon.
- The second Test between India and South Africa will commence today. Before the start of the match India’s Test captain Virat Kohli said India will play for victory and lead series 2-0.
- South African ODI captain AB de Villers has said though his team lost the first Test against India but will bounce back.
- In the second ODI being played between England and Pakistan, the former made 283 for 5 while Pakistan is in real pickle as it is 17 for 2.
- In the second Test being played between Australia and New Zealand, the former made 416 for 2 at stumps. It is worth mentioning that Australia has already won the first Test.