Iraq reports four cases of coronavirus amid fear of Iran epidemic spillover

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi family of four who returned from a visit to Iran tested positive for the coronavirus, the first Iraqis known to have caught the disease, Iraq’s health ministry said on Tuesday, as the authorities rushed to prevent its spread from its neighbor. Read More …read more Source:: Nationalpost       

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Turkey says 132 people aboard plane from Iran to be quarantined

ANKARA — All 132 passengers and crew on a flight from Iran to Turkey will be quarantined for 14 days and tested for coronavirus infection, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Tuesday, after TV broadcasters reported suspected infections on board the flight. Read More …read more Source:: Nationalpost       

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Netanyahu says will press ahead with E-1 settlement project in West Bank

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was moving forward with a plan to build some 3,500 homes for Jewish settlers in one the most sensitive areas of the occupied West Bank, a project frozen after international criticism. Read More …read more Source:: Nationalpost       

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Soccer-No virtual offside line in MLS this season says head official Webb

Video Assistant Referee has its critics in Major League Soccer, not least Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but for the most part it has avoided the widespread fan antipathy that has roiled the English Premier League, German Bundesliga and elsewhere. Read More …read more Source:: Nationalpost       

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Hot Pockets heiress faces sentencing in U.S. college admissions scandal

BOSTON — A California woman whose family’s company created the microwavable snack Hot Pockets faces sentencing on Tuesday for paying $300,000 to people who helped her two daughters cheat on college entrance exams and helped one win admission to the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. Read More …read more Source:: Nationalpost […]

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Sanders to be in focus at South Carolina debate as rivals aim to slow his surge

CHARLESTON — Surging front-runner Bernie Sanders will be in the hot seat at the Democratic debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, when his six presidential rivals try to derail his growing momentum before the next big round of nominating contests. Read More …read more Source:: Nationalpost       

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Colby Cosh: The Jean Vanier dossier doesn’t reveal mere weakness, but a lifelong pattern of cult-leader behaviour

Over the weekend, Canada has been absorbing new revelations about the late Jean Vanier (1928-2019), co-founder of the international spiritual movement l’Arche (the Ark). Vanier is one of the most widely admired Canadians who has ever existed. He was routinely described during his lifetime as a saint for his extreme devotion to the cognitively disabled. […]

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