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No surprises in Toronto mayoral election as Tory wins second term

The City of Toronto has reelected John Tory as mayor by a comfortable margin, handing the incumbent 63.5 percent of the vote for his second term in office. Tory ran on a platform of lowering crime and property taxes. Read more Tory’s closest rival was Jennifer Keesmaat, the city’s former chief planner, who received 23.6 […]

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Mexico City liquor factory goes up in flames, thousands evacuated (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 23 Oct, 2018 04:40 Edited time: 23 Oct, 2018 04:40 A Mexico City liquor factory has exploded, injuring one and forcing the evacuation of 2,000 from their homes, according to Mexico City civil protection chief Fausto Lugo. Emergency services have responded to the massive explosion. Images posted on social media of the explosion, […]

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Escaped prisoner attacks Istanbul butcher shop, injures 11 people

An escaped prisoner has stabbed nearly a dozen people in Kadikoy, a neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. Ali Kardaş set out to stab two former co-workers and injured at least nine more who tried to intervene before he was caught. The perpetrator entered a butcher’s shop with a knife and stabbed the two employees repeatedly as […]

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Wish granted: Turkish man faces jail for calling police over 45,000 times

A Turkish national has landed himself in trouble with the law, over his vigorous use of the police emergency line. Making over 45,000 calls over the course of one year might now land the man behind bars for up to five years. The 55-year-old resident of the city of Istanbul, identified as Seref Can, faces […]

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‘Meme-killing’ EU regulation could end YouTube as we know it, CEO warns

YouTube’s CEO has urged creators on the popular video site to organize against a proposed EU internet regulation, reinforcing fears that the infamous Article 13 could lead to content-killing, meme-maiming restrictions on the web. The proposed amendments to the EU Copyright Directive would require the automatic removal of any user-created content suspected of violating intellectual […]

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