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WestJet Airlines looks to launch new no-frills airline later this year

WestJet Airlines looks to launch new no-frills airline later this year

WestJet started as a discount carrier with three aircraft serving five destinations in Western Canada. Canada's ultra low-priced carrier race is heating up, now that WestJet has thrown its hat into the ring. Last year, NewLeaf Travel started offering "no-frills" flights between smaller airports including Kelowna, B.C., Abbotsford, B.C., Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Moncton, N.B.



Zuma celebrates 75th birthday with pledge to win fight against racism

The National Day of Action will protest against Zuma's recent Cabinet reshuffle, the resultant investment ranking downgrade and devaluation of the rand, the influence of the Gupta family on the president, as well as the president's failure to "uphold, defend and respect the Constitution".


Volleyball games at North korea nuke test site

Volleyball games at North korea nuke test site

After eight weeks of nearly continuous activity at the Punggye-Ri site, where satellite images have shown trucks coming and going, and barrels lined up outside buildings, three volleyball games were apparently played, analysts said Wednesday.


IPL 2017 Match 22: Can Kings XI stop Mumbai juggernaut?

IPL 2017 Match 22: Can Kings XI stop Mumbai juggernaut?

But with the Mumbai Indians in really rampant mode, it may not be an easy job for them. Delhi youngster Nitish Rana has been the star for MI and with two important half-centuries under his belt, he has been an absolute revelation in this year's IPL.


France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

Although there has been considerable dispute about the intelligence used to tie the Assad regime to the chemical weapons attack, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed Wednesday after testing that victims of the attack suffered exposure to Sarin or a Sarin-like substance, putting to rest claims that there was another substance at play.


Syria evacuation resumes after bus bombing

Syria evacuation resumes after bus bombing

In the meantime, thousands more Shi'ite civilians who had been trapped in a pair of towns in Idlib were able to get out of the rebel-held area, and are being brought to the government-controlled city of Aleppo. Those leaving rebel-held areas will head to Idlib province, which is held by an opposition alliance. Both came under government siege in the ensuing civil war.