Midweek Headlines – September 17
- In the second Leaders Debate to be held tonight in Calgary, discussion is expected to concentrate on the thorny issue of Canadian economy. The debate is being sponsored by the Globe and Mail newspaper along with Google.
- In Halifax, 27-year-old Christopher Garnier has been charged by police with second-degree murder of Constable Catherine Campbell whose body was recovered earlier. According to details the two met in a bar but what went wrong after that is being investigated.
- According to a Statistics Canada report the number of people getting support from EI has jumped. It is estimated that around 10,500 residents applied for EI that indicates a 2% increase.
- Twenty-two-year-old Derek Seretzky has been accused of murdering two-year-old Haily Dunbar-Blanchette and her father Terry Blanchette. As police is investigating the motive behind these murders, Hailey’s mother Cheyenne Dunbar has rubbished news of an affair with Derek and is amazed what motivated him to kill her daughter and husband.
- All eyes and ears are on the US Federal Reserves announcement whether or not interests will be increased or not.
- EU is facing a major challenge as more and more Syrian refugees are seen stranded on the borers of Croatia and Hungry.
- Chile was rocked by an earthquake measuring 8.9 on the richter scale.
- Head of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), Imran Khan has once again accused Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of pre-poll rigging. He has also said that Fata should be made part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
- Pakistan’s senate has received a report that mentions cases of human rights violations are increasing in the country.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address the annual session of UNGA on September 30.
- The trend of pre-poll surveys on Bihar elections will get clearer by this evening and show where do BJP-led alliance and the Congress-led grand alliance stand?
- Delhi tops the list of cities where a large number of people die due to air pollution.
- The Supreme Court of India has upheld the decision of the lower court in the meat ban case.