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Midweek Headlines – Nov 9 

  1. Canada’s Environment Minister is in Paris for the climate change summit.
  2. Ontario’s elementary school teachers have voted to accept the new deal with the provincial government.
  3. The World Anti-Doping Agency commission has recommended placing lifetime ban on some Russian athletes and withdrawing accreditation of a Russian laboratory for being involved in doping and cover ups.
  4. The Russian government has finally asked thousands of its tourists stranded in Egypt to leave the country in wake of security concerns.
  5. According to the latest report, global economic slowdown is a cause of concern for some countries. Amid these concerns, OECD has reduced its growth forecasts.
  6. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu will meet US President Barack Obama today to clear some air as relations between the two countries deteriorated in wake of the Iran nuclear deal.
  7. At least 46 people have died from Romanian fire.
  8. If proper measures to tackle the global climate changes are not taken, by 2030 thousands of people in several countries will be living under poverty line.
  9. Pakistani airplanes JF 17 garnered a lot of interest among participants during the recently held Dubai Air Show.
  10. In India JDU’s Nitish Kumar and RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav won the recent Bihar elections. Talking to a press conference Lalu said his party’s main target is Delhi now and that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should get ready to go back to Gujrat. It has also been announced that Nitish Kumar will remain Bihar’s Chief Minister.
  11. Actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha has claimed if his name was proposed for the chief ministerial post, results for BJP in Bihar would have been different. Congress also had reasons to smile as it won on 27 seats of the 41 it contested on. However, Lalu’s RJD lead the pack by winning 80 seats and JDU 71. BJP could not only secure 58 seats.
  12. In the first Test being played between India and South Africa, the hosts won by 108 runs and lead the four Test series 1-0.
  13. BCCI has appointed Shashank Manohar as the new Chairman of ICC and removed S. Srinivasan. The board has also decided to drop Ravi Shastri from the IPL Governing Council and Roger Binny from the selection panel.

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