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Owen Smith accuses Jeremy Corbyn of being 'happy' about vote for Brexit
- August 29, 2016

The compliance unit is working through applications to check whether the 180,000 new registered supporters who signed up to take part in the vote are eligible, or if some are members of, or public advocates for, other groups. Mr Corbyn said there have been "tough challenges" in Scotland after the party finished third in the May's Holyrood election. Mr Corbyn confirmed his campaign has written to the party's general secretary Iain McNicol in the wake of the suspension of bakers' union chief ... (more...)
Top France Court Suspends 'Burkini' Swimsuit Ban
- August 29, 2016

In a judgement expected to lead to bans being overturned in around 30 towns, the State Council ruled the measure was a " serious and clearly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms ". The wording makes no mention of a specific religion or type of clothing, but it is widely perceived to be aimed at Muslim women who are trying to dress modestly while at the beach. (more...)
NEW Emotional Goodbye from Tragically Hip
- August 29, 2016

The band, whose first of 14 studio albums was released in 1989, never quite took off outside of Canada, and Canadians loved them for it. The Hip returned to the city where their storied musical journey began in the early 1980s. and I just want to send them our energy. and wish the best to Mr. Gord Downie . Forever in our hearts and playlists", the PM wrote. Trudeau was among the fans attending what is expected to be the band's final show, in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday night. (more...)
Japan To Invest $30bn For Africa's Infrastructure, Education, Healthcare Japan To Invest $30bn For Africa's Infrastructure, Education, Healthcare
- August 29, 2016

TICADVI was co-organised by the Government of Japan, the African Union Commission (AUC), the UNDP, the World Bank Group and the United Nations . "The motive is quality and enhancement", he said. Last evening, participants deliberated on the proposals contained in the Nairobi Declaration, a document that will be read out on Sunday as the final resolution to the Ticad meeting. (more...)
Japan pledges to invest $30bn in Africa Japan pledges to invest $30bn in Africa
- August 29, 2016

Kenyatta made the remarks at the Tokyo International Conference for African Development ( TICAD ) in Nairobi . Cumulative with investments by Japanese privately owned companies, Abe expects the inflows from his country could top Sh3 trillion ($30 billion). (more...)
Assad Regime Likely Kept Undeclared Chemical Weapons Assad Regime Likely Kept Undeclared Chemical Weapons
- August 28, 2016

Blame could also be assigned to Islamic State (ISIS) militants suspected of using mustard gas on the town of Marea in Aleppo province on August 21 previous year. Power said she expected the UN/OPCW inquiry to continue its investigation into those cases and any other chemical weapons attacks confirmed and referred by the OPCW fact-finding investigation. (more...)