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Ashura. It’s that time of year again.

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslims commemorated the seventh-century killing of Mohammed’s grandson by cutting themselves and children with swords and blades swinging from chains.

Past processions have faced attacks from Sunni extremists including Islamic State, which today resulted in 25,000 members of Iraqi security forces being deployed to the shrine city of Karbala to protect believers.


Publisher recalling children’s workbook after Indigenous history section comes under fire

An Ontario publishing company is recalling a children’s educational workbook that critics say misinforms kids about injustices faced by First Nations when European settlers arrived in Canada.

The book — “Complete Canadian Curriculum Grade 3” — has a section called Moving Out that says First Nations peoples agreed to move to different areas to make room for European settlers to move in.


GUN CONTROL? The Las Vegas Death Toll Happens Every MONTH In Chicago

The murder toll in Las Vegas on Sunday makes it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.Know what they call that in Chicago? June.

Actually, there were 84 murders in Chicago, just in June, according to DNAinfo.com, which keeps a running tally.

There were 76 murders in July, 50 in August.

And there were 59 murders in Chicago last month, so the death toll in Las Vegas — again, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history — was just a normal September there.


Las Vegas shooting survivor says she was saved by Marine she met hours earlier

Renee Cesario met Brendan Kelly just two hours before country music star Jason Aldean took the stage at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas Sunday.

She had no idea that unexpected meeting may have saved her life.


Half of summer’s border crosser asylum claims heard rejected so far, says refugee board

Shereen Benzvy Miller, the head of the IRB’s refugee protection division, told a House of Commons immigration committee hearing that 240 have already been finalized, and a further 373 had been scheduled as of earlier this week, with the rate of rejection around 50 per cent.

That’s in line with the historical acceptance rate for claims by Haitian nationals in past years; the vast majority of the asylum seekers who have arrived in Quebec in particular since the summer are Haitian.


 

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