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Former Vernon resident knighted into Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen – Vernon News

Photo: Contributed Darren Jacklin can now add knighthood to his list of accomplishments. The former Vernon resident was recently knighted into the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen. “To receive this honorable milestone bears a great accountability and responsibility to honesty, integrity, loyalty, teamwork, collaboration, heart, transparency, vulnerability and authenticity,” Jacklin says. …

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Indo-Pacific strategy aims to counter ‘disruptive’ China with boosts to investment, security – National

Canada will attempt to balance its approach to an “increasingly disruptive” China by investing billions of dollars toward economic opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region while strengthening its security and intelligence networks, a long-awaited strategy released Sunday says. The federal Indo-Pacific Strategy seeks to take advantage of the economic growth in the region — estimated to …

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Monkeys in central Thailand city mark their day with feast – World News

Photo: The Canadian Press Monkeys enjoy fruit during monkey feast festival in Lopburi province, Thailand. Sunday. A meal fit for monkeys was served on Sunday at the annual Monkey Feast Festival in central Thailand. Amid the morning traffic, rows of monkey statues holding trays were lined up outside the compound of the Ancient Three Pagodas, …

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China protests spread, reports of clashes with police in Shanghai | Protest News

Hundreds of demonstrators and police have clashed in Shanghai as protests over China’s severe COVID-19 restrictions continued into a third day and spread to several other cities. The latest demonstrations — unprecedented in mainland China since President Xi Jinping took power a decade ago — began after 10 people were killed in a fire in …

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Small plane stuck in power lines in Maryland, no injuries

The Associated Press Published Sunday, November 27, 2022 9:01PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 27, 2022 11:20PM EST GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A small plane carrying two people got stuck in live power lines Sunday evening in Maryland, causing widespread power outages in the surrounding county as officials worked to extricate the aircraft and its …

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China lockdown: Crowds angered by strict COVID measures call for President Xi to resign – National

Protesters pushed to the brink by China’s strict COVID measures in Shanghai called for the removal of the country’s all-powerful leader and clashed with police Sunday as crowds took to the streets in several cities in an astounding challenge to the government. Police forcibly cleared the demonstrators in China’s financial capital who called for Xi …

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Mexico’s Lopez Obrador leads massive pro-government march

MEXICO CITY – Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Mexico’s capital Sunday in a show of support for President Manuel López Obrador, who before assuming the presidency had led some of the country’s biggest protests. The “people’s march” marked four years in office for the leftist leader and was a response to a large …

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BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists at Shanghai protest

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police assaulted and detained one of its journalists covering a protest in Shanghai, before later releasing him after several hours. “The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our journalist Ed Lawrence, who was arrested and handcuffed while covering the protests in …

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Iran lodges protest with FIFA over US Soccer flag post | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Iranian football federation slams ‘unprofessional act’ as US football body uses modified flag in social media posts. Iran’s football federation says it has lodged a complaint to FIFA over the removal of the word “Allah” from the Islamic Republic’s flag on social media posts by its counterpart in the United States, ahead of an upcoming …

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US Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iran flag at World Cup

Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press Published Sunday, November 27, 2022 1:18PM EST DOHA, Qatar (AP) – The US Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran‘s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match Tuesday. Iran‘s government reacted by …

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