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LRT will completely transform Mississauga


Mississauga’s LRT will do for the city what the subway did for Toronto, creating a much denser, tightly knit place than its suburban past. Big skies, wide lanes, lowrise sprawl — that’s the post-’60s identity of Mississauga, burned into the GTA psyche. But this month marked a historic step in …

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Rain helps sink Calgary Stampede attendance to 22-year low


Persistent rains are being blamed for cumulative attendance of just 1,088,000 at the 10-day show that ended Sunday, the lowest it has been since 1994, when 1,082,000 came through the turnstiles CALGARY—The Calgary Stampede recorded its lowest attendance in 22 years, organizers of the event said Monday, dealing yet another …

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Turkey 85 generals, admirals charged in coup attempt


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey’s state-run news agency says courts have ordered 85 generals and admirals jailed pending trial over their roles in a botched coup attempt. Dozens of others were still being questioned. Anadolu Agency said Tuesday that those formally arrested include former air force commander Gen. Akin Ozturk, …

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Philippine court clears Arroyo of plunder, orders her freed


MANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plunder charge against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and ordered her immediate release from nearly five years of hospital detention. The justices voted 11-4 to grant Arroyo’s petition seeking to dismiss the plunder case before the special anti-graft …

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Akali leader Manjeet Dasuya joins AAP


After much speculations, Manjeet Singh Dasuya, former president of the Shiromani Akali Dal’s North America wing, has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Dasuya called a press conference at his residence here and announced his enrolment in the AAP. He was called to the party office in New Delhi and …

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