Midweek Headlines – September 22
- Heavily armed men arrived on a boat at a resort in Philippines abducted four people including two Canadians – John Ridsdel and Robert Hall. According to details one Canadian is a journalist.
- The Volkswagen emission scandal has rocked the world as 11 million vehicles are involved in it.
- According to an RBC report the Canadian economy has bounced back after passing through recession in the first two quarters and is showing positive signs of recovery. However the oil sector is still weak. RBC and TD banks predict a 1.2% growth in economy though Bank of Canada’s forecast is that of 1.1% progression.
- In an online petition signed by 20,000 people, Uber taxi is requesting city council to legalise Uber’s services.
- A 27-year-old boy died when his car rolled over near Hwy 401 and Dixie at 11pm last night. Accident was caused by high speed and the driver was not even wearing seat belt.
- In last night’s match between Blue Jays and the Yankees, the former defeated opponents by 2-4.
- On one side Serbia and Hungry have placed strict conditions on refugees trying to enter their territories and on the other demand on international level to take in more refugees is increasing.
- Gulf countries have shown strong objections to the role of Russia in Syria and demanded Basher Al Assad’s immediate resignation.
- In a bomb blast in Nigeria, 80 people died while 150 got injured.
- Taliban in Afghanistan have captured two Humvees for attacks.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be in USA to attend the 70th UNGA Assembly. He will also attend a peace summit jointed co-hosted by Pakistan and USA.
- Taliban’s new leader Mullah Mohammad Mansoor has said peace in Afghanistan cannot be attained unless all foreign troops withdraw from the country.
- US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that economic partnership between India and USA is increasing with every passing day. Present on the occasion was also India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
- The Election Commission of India has asked Amit Shah to explain party position on the controversial remarks of a BJP leader who said the body in in their control.
- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said though the world is passing through economic turmoil but India is better prepared to deal with this crisis.
- Left arm spinner Akshar Patel has said he has greatly benefitted from IPL. Meanwhile, all eyes are on the India-South Africa series.