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Floods ravage Quebec, thousands forced to evacuate in Canada

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/07/state-of-emergency-in-montreal-over-flooding

Three persons including man with his child swept away into the floodwater The devastating flood in the Canadian province of Quebec has forced nearly 1,900 people to evacuate their homes in 126 municipalities. The province is suffering from its highest floodwaters in decades. Provincial authorities in Quebec declares state emergency as historic level of flooding forces thousands to evacuate their ... Read More »

United Airlines lost $800 million in value after passenger dragged off flight

United Airlines

United Airlines faces massive pressure over hospitalized passenger. CEO issued apology statement for ‘horrific event’ after call to boycott the airline United Continental has lost nearly $800 million in total value on Tuesday, the day after a video of a man being dragged off an overbooked flight. Shares in the company had declined about 3.8 percent in mid-morning trading, a steep drop ... Read More »

Fidel Castro, revolutionary icon and legendary Cuban leader, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, revolutionary icon and legendary Cuban leader, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary who defied United States for more than 50 years, dies at 90 Fidel Castro, the revolutionary icon, one of the world’s best-known leaders and Cuba’s ex-president, has died aged 90. The announcement quoting Raul Castro, his brother and current president, was made on Cuban state television. Fidel Castro became a towering international figure and most emblematic world ... Read More »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Colombia’s President

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize for bid to end half-century conflict Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a 52-year-old war with Marxist rebels, a surpise choice after Colombians voted against the accord in a referendum. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Santos had brought one ... Read More »

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