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Canadian Sikh politician wins race to lead federal New Democrats

Monday, 2 October 2017 :  Jagmeet Singh, an Ontario provincial lawmaker and practising Sikh, was elected yesterday as leader of Canada’s left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major Canadian political party. The 38-year-old lawyer, whose penchant for colourful turbans and tailor-made three-piece suits made him a …

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Last flight departs as Iraq imposes ban for Kurdish independence vote

Saturday, 30 September 2017 :  The last international flight left Erbil airport on Friday as the Baghdad government imposed an air ban on Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for an independence vote that has drawn widespread opposition from foreign powers. Iraq’s Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in Monday’s referendum, defying neighbouring countries, which …

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