Author Archives: Benjamin Burton

News24.com | Malaysian ex-PM Najib guilty of all charges in first 1MDB trial

Malaysia’s ex-leader Najib Razak has been found guilty in his first trial over the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, two years after the fraud contributed to the downfall of his long-ruling government.

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Trump’s aluminum tariffs ‘absurd,’ Canada to hit back with measures worth $3.6B: Freeland

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada will ‘respond swiftly and strongly’ with retaliatory tariffs valued at C$3.6 billion.

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Oprah Winfrey demands justice for Breonna Taylor with 26 billboards

That’s one billboard for every year of the Black woman’s life.

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At least 17 dead after Air India Express plane from Dubai crash-lands in Kerala

The ministry said 191 passengers and crew were on board the Boeing-737 at the time, including ten infants.

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Bubonic plague death prompts China to seal off Inner Mongolia village

Chinese authorities sealed off Suji Xincun village to curb the spread of the disease, and ordered daily disinfection of homes.

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What the Beirut blast might’ve looked like in Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal

Should an explosion like the one in Beirut ever occur in Canadian cities like Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal, the damage would be devastating.

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U.S. sanctions Hong Kong officials, including government leader Carrie Lam

The U.S. on Friday accused the pro-China leader of the government and other Hong Kong officials of roles in squashing freedom in the former British colony.

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Cheeky boars lead nudist on a wild chase for his laptop

The German sunbather had nothing to hide — and so much to lose.

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Beirut explosion: Lebanese Montrealers call for change at protest outside consulate

‘Today we’re here, we have a lot of pain, we have a lot of sorrow but we have even much more anger.’

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How the tariff battle between Canada and the United States will impact Canadians

The U.S. reimposing tariffs on some Canadian aluminum exports and Canada intends to put a reciprocal surtax on aluminum and aluminum-containing products from across the border.

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