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Men were allegedly looking to buy sex from underage girls

Truong added that the average age of entry into the human trafficking sex trade is about 15 years. According to a CBC report, Susan Orlando, provincial coordinator of the human trafficking prosecution team at Ontario's attorney general ministry, said the project had revealed the demand for sex with children that exists in York Region and the surrounding area.

Wall St up for week, despite daily fall

Major U.S. indexes have fallen for two straight weeks as worries about President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on his pro-growth promises raised some concern about stretched stock valuations. Schlumberger Ltd lost 2.2 percent to US$74.84. The stock was among the biggest boosts to the S&P and the Nasdaq . AmEx reported a smaller-than-expected drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, indicating the credit card company was recovering from the loss of key partnerships past year.

IMD forecasts normal rainfall in 2017 monsoon

Everyone's eyes were set on the first monsoon forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). "The country will receive 96 percent of long period average (LPA)", he said. Experts also say there is no direct correlation between monsoon and food inflation. Maize, soybean, pulses, and sugarcane are among other key crops sown across the country during the summer monsoon season.

Crude oil little changed amid rising United States output, OPEC production cuts

USA crude oil production C-OUT-T-EIA has risen by 9 percent since mid-2016 to 9.2 million bpd, resulting in a surge in commercial inventories to a record 535.5 million barrels C-STK-T-EIA. Saudi Arabia, de-facto leader of oil cartel Opec , has told other producers that it wants to extend a co-ordinated production cut beyond the first half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Ofcom lays out fairer broadband plan to Openreach

Today Ofcom has proposed that providers should be able to lay fibre using BT's ducts and poles as easily as BT itself. In addition to this, companies will be allowed to install fibre for both businesses and homes, provided that the installation is predominantly used to deliver broadband for homes and small offices.

South Korea on heightened alert as North readies for army celebration

The defence ministry said US and South Korean air forces were conducting an annual training exercise, codenamed Max Thunder, until April 28. Meanwhile, a United States naval strike group is on its way to the western Pacific Ocean in a bid to provide its presence near the Korean Peninsula amid concerns over Pyongyang's missile tests.

$13 a pack? NYC mayor wants highest cigarette prices in US

De Blasio says his goal is to reduce the number of smokers in the city by 160,000. There are now about 900,000 smokers in New York City , according to the mayor's office. Presently, around 550 pharmacies sell cigarettes in NYC. De Blasio, a Democrat running for re-election in November, is picking up the mantle of his predecessor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who raised tobacco taxes and banned smoking in public places, an effort to improve public health that was adopted by municipalities ...

Volvo announces plans to export China-made electric car

Volvo will export the sedan to global markets including Europe and the USA from its factory in Daqing. South Korea's Kia Motors Co . debuted an SUV-inspired crossover, the K2 Cross, designed for the Chinese market. "That will create a market pull rather than the government forcing action", he said. Other vehicles that will add up to the intensity during the unveiling are the Lexus NX facelift , Citroën C-Aircross, Citroën C5 Aircross, VLF Force 1 V10 Roadster, and others as they will also ...

Exxon Seeks OK to Resume Russian Oil Venture

The former oil executive received Russia's Order of Friendship award in 2013 due to his work with Putin and the Exxon-Rosneft deal. A Treasury representative said the department would not comment on individual licenses or waiver requests. The Russia sanctions have cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars. Tillerson and Exxon agreed to the venture with Rosneft in 2011. The newspaper said Exxon has been seeking permission to work with Rosneft in areas banned by USA sanctions.

It's a boy! Zoo confirms April the giraffe's calf is a male

Fans got a sneak preview of the birth through a captionless photo posted to Facebook showing what appeared to be the leg of a giraffe calf. The zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February. In this image made from video provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., April the giraffe muzzles her new calf seconds after giving birth on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

16 injured in NYC Penn Station stampede after false reports of gunshots

There were also false reports of shots fired at Macy's, which is just one block away from Penn Station. Police say the stampede happened right after a train with 1200 passengers made it to the station after being stuck in the Hudson River Tunnel for nearly three hours.

Top global bodies vow to defend free trade against protectionism

The fund said globalisation has in fact played a much larger role in reducing wages as a share of national income in emerging markets, however this trend has at the same time been accompanied with rising labour and employment. opposition. The report notes that job losses in certain sectors or regions in advanced economies have resulted to a large extent from technological changes rather than from trade.

Here's What To Look For In Wells Fargo's Earnings

The number of shares now owned by investors are 5.05 bln. Gould Asset Management LLC CA raised its position in Wells Fargo & Co by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Current year EPS projections for Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC ) set at $4.21 according to the sentiments of 30 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $4 and highest earnings estimates are $4.4.

Activist Elliott rejects BHP criticism of restructuring plan

BHP said it returned $23 billion in share buybacks since the dual-listed structure was formed in 2001 and paid out $56 billion of dividends. The other element of the Elliott Advisors proposal, BHP spinning out its USA petroleum assets into a separate entity to be listed on the NY stock exchange, won broader support from analysts, although whether this would be beneficial to shareholders would depend on the level of debt the entity would be loaded up with if the plan were to proceed.

Tens of thousands rally in Hungary over university bill

They will also be required to have a campus and faculties in their home country - conditions not met by the CEU, which is registered in the United States. "We're very concerned about the legislation", Hoyt Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for USA relations with countries in Central Europe, told The Associated Press.

UK tops G7 nations for economy growth and emissions decline

The energy czars of the G7 group of nations failed to reach agreement on a strategy to combat global warming, as the United States' new leadership pedals doubts on the veracity of climate science that connects human activity to rising temperatures.

Pence, Republicans wrap late health care meeting

But a new attempt took off on Monday when White House officials and conservatives held meetings to discuss reviving the failed healthcare bill. Paul later emphasized his upbeat mood on the subject, telling reporters that "We had a great day with the president".

A slice for the stranded: Delta buys pizza for passengers

Dozens of long lines with thousands of passengers trying to get help extended through the terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as the fallout of Delta Air Lines' flight cancellations extended into a third day. In 2015, Delta handed out free pizza to Atlanta-bound passengers who were diverted to SC due to stormy weather. "I always fly Delta everywhere", Saghian said .

You think the California drought is over? Don't count on it

Conservation must remain a way of life.' Edmund G. "We've seen a tremendous shift in the way the public thinks about and uses water, and we are confident that will continue with the ongoing efforts by local water agencies and the statewide Save Our Water program".

Can former JSU star Danny Willett repeat as Masters champion?

If the putter is on, he could be impossible to beat. He's too talented not to, but is this the year? The worst part is when you pitch up and don't quite play like you are a major champion - that's the hardest thing to get over. There is rain in the forecast all week in Augusta and all four of Rory's major wins came in soft and/or soggy conditions. Willett isn't of that caliber, and he hasn't had even a top-30 finish in the 2016-17 season.

Honda sales fall just under 1 percent as Acura struggles

General Motors , meanwhile, saw $166.4 billion in revenue in 2016. With regards to the company's aim to increase its investments in Egypt through the assembling of different models, such as Fiat, FCA asserted that Egypt has great potentials and that they are now studying various options that could fit into the company's strategy.

A Lot Of EpiPens Are Being Recalled Because Of A Potential Defect

The recalled devices may contain a defective part that may result in the auto-injector failing to activate or requiring increased force to activate. This particular lot was not distributed in the U.S. Mylcan called the defect "extremely rare", and is recalling 13 lots of the pens. "The expanded voluntary recall is being initiated in the US and also will extend to additional markets in Europe, Asia, North and South America", Mylan said.

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

The House voted 215-205 to reject the rule, and sent the legislation to President Donald Trump for his signature. Ed Markey (D-MA) said ISP should now stand for "Information Sold For Profit" and "Invading Subscriber Privacy" during last week's Senate debate of the bill .

Pacers complete reunion, sign Lance Stephenson to three-year deal

Stephenson's play on the court has regressed significantly and he has bounced around the league since leaving IN - playing for five teams IN less than three years . Stephenson back in IN could work out considering the Pacers need wingmen to help out Jeff Teague, C.J. Miles and Monta Ellis . Bird and the Pacers already know what Stephenson can do.

Oil prices move higher

Elsewhere, the U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude May contract reached a session peak of $49.98 a barrel, also the highest since March 10. The EIA is due to publish official USA crude and fuel product data later on Wednesday. According to the agency, in 2015, 92 per cent of the United States crude oil exports went to Canada, which was exempt from the USA crude oil export restrictions.

Texas Republican quits hard-line Freedom Caucus

Many Democrats also say there is little reason to trust that the president is serious. Brinkley said Trump's failure stood in stark contrast to the master negotiations conducted by presidents Franklin D. The president had a similar message hours before House Speaker Paul Ryan canceled Friday's vote after he was unable to secure the required 216 votes for the American Health Care Act .

Sessions: Trump administration ready to take back money given to sanctuary cities

In addition, Sessions said that the Justice Department will take steps to "claw back" grants already awarded to noncompliant cities as well. "I strongly urge our nation's states and cities and counties to consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws and to rethink these policies", Sessions said.

Hezbollah's Mustafa Badreddine was killed by own men on Iran's orders

On Friday a Syrian anti-aircraft missile was sacked at an Israeli jet, before being intercepted by an Arrow missile. Hezbollah claimed that Badradinne, who many believe directed the group's campaign in Syria, was killed in an airstrike. "We will not allow Israel to be attacked from Syrian territory and we will not tolerate the transfer of advanced weaponry of those entering Syria - Hezbollah - to the extent that we detect it".

Tempe Police: self-driving vehicle involved in accident

A third vehicle also was involved, police said , but no serious injuries were reported . The auto lies next to at least one other vehicle that shows signs of a crash. This news comes at the heels of a series of crises for the company, beginning with a boycott after they reduced fares on trips during a taxi strike at John F.

California unemployment rate dipped to 5 percent in February

As a result of these gains, IL now has 6,055,000 payroll jobs, breaking the previous peak from September 2000. San Joaquin County had an unemployment rate of 8.3 percent, down from 8.7 percent in January. The labor force contracted, with an estimated 2,300 fewer people looking for work in February than the previous month. Virginia has added 191,600 net new jobs while McAuliffe has served as governor.