Newly elected Armenian lawmakers receive mandates

Author Lilian Galstyan

15:59 10/01/2019

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In a post on Air Canada’s Facebook page, Tiffani Adams said the incident occurred on June 9 following a flight home from Quebec City to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

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Tiffani Adams said she fell asleep while flying from Quebec to Toronto on 9 June. When she woke up, she was freezing cold and still buckled into her seat, but the aircraft was parked.

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China scraps list of recommended auto battery suppliers

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18:38 World
Iran summons UAE envoy over US drone intrusion

Offering facilities to foreign forces in order to violate Iran’s territory cannot be accepted by the Islamic Republic, said Alireza Enayati, the director of the Iranian Foreign Ministry department for the Persian Gulf in the meeting.

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Rogue slug blamed for Japanese railway chaos

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17:24 World
British judge orders disabled 22-week pregnant woman to have abortion

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15:27 World
Mexico immigration chief vows to cut number of people migrating by 60%

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14:26 World
Hong Kong protesters disperse after blockade of police HQ

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14:03 World
Nine people die in Hawaii plane crash

No survivors in crash on the North Shore of Oahu after plane burst into flames.

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Airlines avoid parts of Iran-controlled airspace after U.S. regulator's order

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US condemns Saudi Arabia over religious freedom abuses

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12:29 World
Canada becomes the first G20 country to ban shark fin trade

The country is the largest importer of shark fins outside Asia, though shark finning in the domestic fishery has been illegal since 1994.

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10:45 World
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