Canada moves a step closer to legalising marijuana

Canada moves a step closer to legalising marijuana

A key legislative hurdle has been passed as Canada moves closer to legalising recreational cannabis. Canadian senators passed the Cannabis Act by 56 votes to 30 with one abstention after studying the landmark legislation for six months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has committed to making marijuana legal by this summer. Canada will be the first G7 nation to legalise recreational use of the drug. Medical use has been legal since 2001. The vote on Thursday sends the bill back to the House of Commons, where members of Parliament will decide…

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Ivanka’s mother and child photo sparks migrant backlash

Ivanka’s mother and child photo sparks migrant backlash

As the daughter of one of America’s most divisive presidents, Ivanka Trump is no stranger to controversy. But on Sunday, she sparked a backlash by sharing a photo of herself holding her two-year-old son, Theodore. Some Twitter users labelled the image “offensive”, amid reports that hundreds of migrant children have been removed from their parents by US border agents. The storm surrounding family separations by immigration authorities has been brewing for several months. Ms Trump, who serves as an adviser to her father Donald Trump, has so far not responded…

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ‘eligible to be Israeli citizen

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ‘eligible to be Israeli citizen

The Russian-Jewish billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, has flown to Tel Aviv after being found eligible for Israeli citizenship. Immigration officials told the BBC that he was interviewed last week at the Israeli embassy in Moscow. He has faced delays in renewing his UK visa. His spokesman would not comment on reports citizenship had been granted. Mr Abramovich, 51, would be the richest person in Israel, worth $11.5bn. His UK investor visa reportedly expired some weeks ago but the British government has refused to comment on his…

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Nicki Minaj Confirms Dating Eminem

Nicki Minaj Confirms Dating Eminem

Rapper Nicki Minaj has confirmed rumours that she is dating Eminem. The 35-year-old rapper said this as a reply to a fan’s question on her Instagram page where her original purpose was to promote her new single, Big Bank. In response to the fan’s (acie.slaytor) question “You dating Eminem???”, she replied, “Yes” Recall that she had ended her romance with NAS in December. Eminem himself has not been in a serious relationship since 2006 when he got a divorce from Kimberly Scott. Although he once stated that it has been tough,…

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Ronaldinho set to marry two women

Ronaldinho set to marry two women

Ronaldinho, Brazilian football legend is reportedly set to marry two women at the same time. The Samba ace will tie the knot in August with his pair of “fiancées”, Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza. The two women have been living “harmoniously” with the former Barcelona star since December at his £5m Rio de Janeiro mansion, according to reports. Ronaldinho started dating Beatriz in 2016, but continued his relationship with Priscilla, which began several years earlier. According to reports, both lovers receive an “allowance” of around £1,500 from the footballer to…

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Zuckerberg Apologises to European Parliament for ‘harm’

Zuckerberg Apologises to European Parliament for ‘harm’

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to European Parliament lawmakers for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform. Cambridge Analytica, which denies any wrongdoing, is accused of acquiring data from 87 million Facebook profiles for use in political campaigns. In opening remarks, shared ahead of the hearing, Mr Zuckerberg apologised for Facebook’s tools being used “for harm”. “That was a mistake,” he added. Mr Zuckerberg has been criticised for not taking enough care over how third-parties such as the political…

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Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle

Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle

Prince Harry, now Duke of Sussex, married his American beau, actress Meghan Markle on Saturday in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The ceremony capped a week-long frenzy that engulfed the whole of England and the rest of world. Thousands of people, who travelled from far and near, camped on the open grounds of the Long Walk, the Carriage Procession route, outside the Windsor Castle ahead of the Big Day, just to catch a glimpse of their beloved Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The mixed multitude had white faces, blacks…

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22-year-old British-Nigerian, become youngest councillor in the UK

22-year-old British-Nigerian, become youngest councillor in the UK

A 22-year-old student, Elizabeth Bright, has been elected as the youngest councillor in United Kingdom (UK) to represent Eastbrook ward in Dagenham, during the country’s election on Thursday, May 3. Ramota Lawal, known as Tele, was also elected to represent the London Borough of Havering Council, representing residents in Heaton Ward, Harold Hill. Elizabeth’s mother, Afolasade Bright, a councillor from the Borough of Barking and Dagenham, was also re-elected. Afolasade is also a former speaker and civic mayor in London Borough of Hackney. Elizabeth, after the election results, wrote: “Today…

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Giraffe Headbutts And Kills Filmmaker

Giraffe Headbutts And Kills Filmmaker

A film-maker was horrifically killed after his skull was crushed by a bull giraffe in an attack at the safari park used to film ITV’s popular Wild at Heart series. Carlos Carvalho had worked on most of the series of the hit family drama that featured a British family building up an animal hospital in the South African bush. But the 47-year-old was sent flying 16 feet through the air while working on a feature film with Gerald the Giraffe after the animal headbutted him, causing devastating head injuries. He…

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Saudi prince pays $50m bride price for new wife

Saudi prince pays $50m bride price for new wife

Saudi prince, Sultan Bin Salman, 68, has allegedly paid the sum of $50m (about N18bn) as bride price for his new wife, a 25-year-old woman. It was gathered that the bride, who is believed to be a national of United Arab Emirates, received numerous gifts for her elaborate wedding, aside from the $50m bride price. Stories about the elaborate wedding, which took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, have gone viral on the internet, with many reactions trailing it. A Twitter user, Amal Abdul @amalabdul,…

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