NEWS FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH 2018

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NATIONAL

By Patricia Petit Liang

 

Ontario's Progressive Conservative party secured a majority government, ending 15 years of Liberal power in the province on Thursday.

 

According to CBC News, Doug Ford, a one-term Toronto city councilor and businessman, became the province's premier after he won his seat in Etobicoke North where many of the core supporters of late former mayor Rob Ford reside.

 

Ford became the leader of the party less than three months ago, winning the leadership race after former leader Patrick Brown resigned unexpectedly after being accused of sexual misconduct.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-election-vote-ford-horwath-wynne-pc-ndp-liberal-green-1.4696736

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

By Patricia Petit Liang

 

More than 46 Ethiopian migrants crossing from Somalia to Yemen drowned when their boat capsized on Wednesday.

 

According to BBC News, 16 other people have gone missing after the vessel flipped over in the sea off Yemen's coast.

 

Yemen is currently in the midst of a devastating civil war and is facing a dire humanitarian crisis.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44391780

 

NTERNATIONAL

By Patricia Petit Liang

 

Three people were killed and eight others were wounded in Turkey after election campaigning descended into violence.

 

According to BBC News, the clash took place in the town of Suruc, when an MP from the ruling right-wing party, Ibrahim Halil Yildiz, toured some shops.

 

Various sources disagree what caused the violence, but at least eight people were taken to the hospital and ten others were arrested.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44486003