KANSAS CITY, KS - In this handout photo provided by the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department, Lisa Montgomery appears in a booking photo released December 20, 2004 in Kansas City, Kansas. Montgomery, of Melvern, Kansas, is accused of murdering the pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett, cutting the fetus from her body, and claiming the live baby as her own. (Photo by Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department via Getty Images)
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U.S. government to execute first woman since 1953

The U.S. federal government, continuing its string of executions this year, has set the dates for two more, including the first woman in more than six decades. Lisa Montgomery is expected to receive lethal injection on December 8, the Justice Department says. In 2004, she was convicted of strangling a Missouri woman who was eight-months […]

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Trump’s bid to end Obama-era immigration policy ruled unlawful

The US Supreme Court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s bid to end a major programme that protects young immigrants from deportation. The justices upheld lower court rulings that found his move to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) was “unlawful”. It protects “Dreamers”, about 650,000 young people who entered the US without documents […]

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Racism In Canada Is Ever-Present, But We Have A Long History Of Denial

A counter-protester holds up a sign at a far-right anti-Muslim, anti-refugee rally in Toronto on March 23, 2019. We read a lot about American exceptionalism. But Canadians confronted with American news, especially white Canadians like me confronted withnews about racism in the U.S., are often quick to condemn our neighbour. “Wow, that country is broken,” we’ll say […]

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70% of businesses in Dubai may not survive Covid-19 lockdown; Stirling advises business owners to get out before it is too late

If strict lockdown measures continue in Dubai, according to a new survey conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the city will be emptied of up to 70% of its businesses. Roughly half the companies surveyed said they would have to close if there is just one more month of lockdown. “The results of the […]


With restaurants closed, rat sightings are increasing across the United States

Brown rats scamper on Pearl Street, in New York’s Lower Manhattan neighborhood. (CNN)With restaurants closed or open with limited capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, a certain subset of those establishments’ “patrons” is struggling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that certain areas across the country are reporting “an increase in rodent activity,” […]

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Global Tourism Industry May Shrink By More Than 50 Percent Due To The Pandemic

By Faizan Ali and Cihan CobanogluGuest Contributors Due to the coronavirus, people around the world have canceled their travel plans. Governments and health officials have warned the public to avoid boarding cruise ships and long flights. Major events like conferences, trade shows and the Olympics have been canceled or postponed. As a result, many businesses in the travel and tourism industry are likely to […]