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  • Malaysia’s Mahathir says he has support to return as PM
    on February 29, 2020 at 4:13 am

    Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad indicated Saturday that he will reconcile with the former ruling alliance he led with rival Anwar Ibrahim in an about-turn that follows a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister.

  • US postpones ASEAN regional summit due to coronavirus: US official
    on February 29, 2020 at 4:07 am

    “As the international community works together to defeat the novel coronavirus, the United States, in consultation with ASEAN partners, has made the difficult decision to postpone the ASEAN leaders meeting,” said the official on condition of not being named.

  • Opposition inciting riots over CAA: Amit Shah
    on February 29, 2020 at 4:07 am

    “Opposition parties are spreading misinformation that Muslims will lose their Indian citizenship because of CAA. They are instigating people and fomenting riots,” Amit Shah said at a pro-CAA BJP rally in Bhubaneshwar.

  • Delhi riots: Death toll rises to 42, 148 FIRs registered
    on February 29, 2020 at 3:12 am

    Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Singh Randhawa said Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) officials were called in and the crime scenes were being revisited.

  • View: Trump’s trip showed India-US ties bet on long-term capital gain
    on February 29, 2020 at 3:11 am

    Reports suggested that a trade package of $10 billion was nearly ready before the visit. Going beyond the economic, there were some clear strategic convergences, and some current differences in positions, inevitable since countries take positions based on their own short and longer term interests.

  • Ontario records eighth coronavirus case
    by Bryan Passifiume on February 29, 2020 at 4:15 am

    TORONTO — Ontario health officials say they have confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto. Dr. David Williams, medical officer of health, said Friday night that this is the eighth case of novel coronavirus in the province. Officials said the patient is a man in his 80s with a travel history to Egypt.

  • Tough test for Rock against Saskatchewan
    by btowie on February 29, 2020 at 3:57 am

    The Toronto Rock will face another difficult challenge on Saturday. The Rock (6-3) travel to Saskatoon to face the Saskatchewan Rush (8:30 p.m.), trying to get back on track after a 9-8 loss to the Halifax Thunderbirds last week. “It was a tough night for us,” head coach Matt Sawyer said. “They controlled the loose

  • Early shooting struggles doom Raptors in tough loss to Hornets
    by Mike Ganter on February 29, 2020 at 3:42 am

    Normally, the stinker comes when a team returns home from a lengthy west coast road trip. Well, looks like the Raptors got that one out of the way a little early with a 99-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. In truth this was really only a stinker for about a half, when the Raptors couldn’t

  • LILLEY: Public knows Ontario can’t afford more raises for teachers
    by Brian Lilley on February 29, 2020 at 3:40 am

    The public is well aware of what teachers are doing on the picket lines. The question is whether they support it. There have been plenty of polls done on this issue, some better than others. The teachers claim they have the public fully behind them by asking such questions as whether you support paying down

  • TOWHEY: It’s time Canada’s First Nations got their acts together
    by Mark Towhey on February 29, 2020 at 3:32 am

    When European settlers first arrived here, North America was not a land of peace and harmony. Many indigenous clans tried immediately to enlist Europeans into their ongoing wars with traditional enemies. There was no homogeneous society then. There isn’t now. Clans lived and died on the strength of their leaders. When clans chose wise leaders,

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