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January 15, 2019 2:33 PM Justin Trudeau's Afghan lookalike goes viral after TV performance

An Afghan reality show contestant Abdul Salam Maftoon (right) has gone viral over his likeness to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Getty) An Afghan reality show contestant has become an unlikely hit thanks to his resemblance to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Abdul Salam Maftoon, 29, is currently a finalist on the country's popular singing 451 1

January 14, 2019 9:29 AM US shutdown: Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to US workers

Air traffic controllers in Canada are sending hundreds of pizzas to their US counterparts who are working through the federal government shutdown. A collection started by employees had blossomed into an industry-wide show of solidarity, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association told the BBC. It has affected 800,000 public workers and closed many government 345

January 14, 2019 8:10 AM UK trade minister Fox says no Brexit deal is default government policy

LONDON (Reuters) - The default policy of the British government is to leave the European Union on March 29 without any deal if Prime Minister Theresa May cannot get an agreement through parliament, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said on Monday. “The government will want to leave with a deal but the government will want to prepare for no deal if it’s impossible 177

January 13, 2019 11:30 AM UK parliament will act to stop no deal Brexit: pro-EU party leader

LONDON (Reuters) - The British parliament will act to stop a no deal Brexit from happening, Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said on Sunday. The Sunday Times, citing a senior government source, reported that rebel lawmakers were planning to wrest control of the legislative agenda away from Prime Minister Theresa May next week with a view to suspending 179

January 13, 2019 11:20 AM 'Yellow vest' protesters vandalize more than half of France's speed cameras, official says

French officials said members of the “yellow vest” protest movement vandalized or destroyed more than half of the country’s speed camera network, which were seen by some as a cynical revenue-generating measure aimed at the middle and lower classes. Speaking to the BBC, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said 60 percent – or about 3,200 – of the speed 184

January 12, 2019 3:27 PM Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

A Saudi teenager who fled her family alleging abuse and got stranded at a Bangkok airport has arrived in Canada after being granted asylum there. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok but was initially told to return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport 182

January 10, 2019 1:10 PM The school using giant book murals to encourage reading

For many students, this week saw the end of the Christmas break and a return to school. However, one school in Illinois, US, has taken a novel and eye-catching approach to motivating its students in the new year. Students of Mundelein High returned to find six floor-to-ceiling book covers lining the corridor of the school's English department. The vinyl 175

January 9, 2019 8:44 PM Michael R White: Iran confirms arrest of ex-US sailor

Iran has confirmed it is holding a US citizen, the first American detained in the Islamic Republic during the Trump presidency. Former US Navy member Michael R White, 46, was arrested "some time ago" and is being held at an Iranian prison, the foreign ministry said. Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said US officials had immediately been made aware of the arrest 165

January 8, 2019 3:56 PM Ex-soccer coach Kit Carson killed in car crash on same day of sexual abuse trial

Michael “Kit” Carson, a former youth football coach, died in a car crash Monday on the same day he was slated to stand trial on sexual abuse charges. (Getty Images) Michael “Kit” Carson, a former youth soccer coach, died in a car crash Monday -- the same day he was slated to stand trial on sexual abuse charges. Carson, of the Riverside area of Cambridge 339

January 8, 2019 9:12 AM Japanese billionaire's Twitter post becomes historic after offering people cash

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) A Japanese billionaire has become the author of the most retweeted post ever on Twitter after 191