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NDP momentum continues in Ontario election campaign

Toronto - The NDP has now not only surpassed in the polls the reigning Liberals but has also closed the huge lead the Progressive Conservatives had at the beginning of the campaign.

Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb's bubble

Madrid - Spain may be one of the world's top tourist destinations, but many people in its biggest cities have grown exasperated with Airbnb-style rentals.And now, their city councils are taking action.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins men's pole vault at 2018 Prefontaine Classic Special

Eugene - On May 25, 2018, the annual Prefontaine Classic (Pre Classic) kicked off in Eugene, Oregon. Sam Kendricks reigned supreme in the men's pole vault.

Golden age for Kylie as Australia's pop princess turns 50

Sydney - From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.

Malaysian playboy financier in cross-hairs after poll upset

Kuala Lumpur - Baby-faced playboy Jho Low, a financier at the centre of Malaysia’s 1MDB mega-scandal, may find his days of hobnobbing with celebrities and splurging on property and art are numbered as the new government pledges to bring him to justice.

More evacuations as Kilauea volcanic activity increases

Firefighters went door-to-door urging some residents of Leilani Estates to leave as lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano moved closer, once again.

Berlin braces for rival demos as far-right takes to streets

Berlin - Thousands of anti-racism campaigners, left-wingers and techno lovers are expected to pack the streets of Berlin on Sunday to protest a rally called by the far-right AfD party, with police deploying in force to keep the peace.

France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art

Paris - Half-man, half-beast, the tall African statues dominate a busy gallery in Paris' Quai Branly museum. But few of the visitors are aware they are looking at what might be considered stolen goods.

Review: Rob Falcone puts on hilarious comedy show at The Brokerage Special

Bellmore - On May 26, acclaimed stand-up comedian Rob Falcone performed at Governor's Comedy Club at The Brokerage in Bellmore on Long Island.

Air strike kills 4 in Yemen rebel-held capital

Sanaa - A woman was among four people killed in an air strike that hit a petrol station in Yemen's rebel-held capital late Saturday, medical sources said.Eleven people were wounded in the air strike on Sanaa, they said.

Colombia presidential vote poses test for FARC peace deal

Apo - Colombians vote Sunday in a divisive presidential election likely to impact on the government's fragile peace deal with the former rebel movement FARC.

Op-Ed: Google to allow payment by PayPal in Google Pay and elsewhere

Google Pay users who add their PayPal details to their Google Pay accounts will now be able to pay their bills and purchases using PayPal. The integration will cover any app such such as Gmail, YouTube, or Google Store.

Rainbow flags and high heels: S. Korea holds debut drag parade

Seoul - South Korea held its first ever drag parade this weekend, a small but significant step for rights activists in a country that remains deeply conservative when it comes to gender and sexuality.

Review: Mondo Duplantis finishes in 2nd place at Prefontaine Classic Special

Eugene - On May 25, teenage pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis competed at the 2018 Prefontaine Classic (Pre Classic) in Eugene, Oregon.

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

Doha - Qatar has ordered shops to remove goods originating from a group of Saudi Arabian-led countries which a year ago imposed a wide-ranging boycott on the emirate, Doha officials said Saturday.

Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors

- Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas -- the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas -- through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors.

Subtropical Storm Alberto reforms over Gulf of Mexico

Subtropical Storm Alberto has reformed over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, according to the Saturday 2 p.m. EDT update from the National Hurricane Center. Bands of heavy rains are impacting western Cuba and southern Florida.

Substance management policies needed before pot is legalized

Ottawa - The legalization of recreational marijuana is just a month away in Canada, and one company fears that many employers may not have a current Workplace Substance Management Policy in place. They have launched an online toolkit to help companies prepare.

LA's people walker is beating loneliness, one step at a time

Los Angeles - Chuck McCarthy's walking service provides fresh air, exercise and companionship for $30 an hour -- but peeing on trees is an absolute no-no.

Morocco boycott revives debate over business, politics links

Rabat - More than a month after its launch, an unprecedented boycott campaign in Morocco against three well-known brands has revived criticism against links between the country's business and political elite.
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