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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour killed

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
KABUL -- The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor -- a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace ...
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Read Gord Downie's lyrics about dealing with cancer before his diagnosis

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
Gord Downie, The Tragically Hip lead singer who found out in recent months that he has terminal brain cancer, penned an album about dealing with the disease long before his own diagnosis: 2012's Now For Plan A. Downie was told about his wife Laura's ...
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Israel: Yisrael Beitenu party to join coalition

Aljazeera.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israel's far-right Yisrael Beitenu party has reached a deal with Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party on terms for joining the coalition government ruling the country.
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Trudeau says taking day off from Japan trip for wedding anniversary about 'work-life balance'

National Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
Reporters accompanying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Japan were surprised to learn there would be no official business Wednesday so he and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau could celebrate their eleventh wedding anniversary.
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Leadership race rules could exacerbate Conservative Party divisions

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Conservative policy convention being held this week in Vancouver will help determine the future of the party. But how much of the party's divided past is still a factor, more than 12 years after the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives ...
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Microsoft announces streamlining of smartphone hardware business

Edmonton Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
REDMOND, Wash., May 25, 2016 /CNW/ -- Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced plans to streamline the company's smartphone hardware business, which will impact up to 1,850 jobs.

The Misbegotten Court of Military Commission Review

Lawfare (blog) - ‎18 hours ago‎
Anyone following the Guantánamo military commissions would do well to read Bob Loeb and Helen Klein's trenchant take on last Friday's D.C.
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Washington police find remains of former BC resident and her husband

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
Detectives in Washington state say they have found the bodies of a missing couple they believe were victims of homicide, one of them a former B.C.
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Giant rodents loose in Toronto after escape from zoo

UPI.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
Authorities in Toronto warned residents to keep an eye out for two capybara that escaped from the High Park Zoo. The pair are believed to have remained near High Park and could face threats from dogs in the area.
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Colonel Sanders has given the order to axe the Weyburn KFC's famous buffet

Regina Leader-Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
Weyburn's KFC has the distinction of being one of the restaurant chain's few locations in Canada that has a buffet, but that's going to change.
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Juolevi gets more than for what he wished

London Free Press - ‎9 hours ago‎
Knights defenceman Olli Juolevi takes out Adam Helewka of the host Rebels during London's opening game at the Memorial Cup in Red Deer, Alta.
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I-Team: Confessions of an Uber Driver

NBC New York - ‎8 hours ago‎
One day before the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission proposed new limits on driver hours, the I-Team used a hidden camera to see how long Uber and Lyft drivers really spend behind the wheel.
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Marwa Hamdy, Canadian killed on EgyptAir 804, loved Paris, husband says

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Marwa Hamdy was returning home after visiting her sister in Paris, her favourite city on the planet, according to her husband. Hamdy is one of two Canadian citizens who died Thursday in the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804, which took off from Paris but ...
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Greenpeace brokers deal to stop some cod fishing expansion

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Greenpeace says it has brokered an agreement between two major fishing groups and a number of major fish processors and retailers to prevent fishing for cod in a part of the Arctic Ocean where it has not been sourced from previously.
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Will Twitter's tweaks make it easier to use? The verdict's out

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Twitter is the playground for media types, so it's no surprise that some journalists have reacted to news of tweaks in the same the way a toddler reacts when seeing veggies hidden in his favourite snack: not well at all.
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Still 'the indispensable European'?: A look at Angela Merkel's dramatic reversal of fortune

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
There is no more striking example of how fast political glory can fade than the astonishing and accelerating new perils facing German Chancellor Angela Merkel at home and abroad.
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THE PLAYER: Blizzard's new character-driven shooter Overwatch has someone for everyone

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎14 hours ago‎
Shooters these days often go one of two ways - you run for a mile from your spawn and get killed or you run four steps from your spawn and get killed.
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Rocket League update adds cross platform gaming between Xbox and Steam

Firstpost - ‎6 hours ago‎
Rocket League just became the first game to support cross-platform multiplayer gaming between Xbox and Steam. For multiplayer titles, the pool of opponents are also a part of the content, along with the game itself.
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Australian who raped German backpacker sentenced to 9 years

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
BRISBANE, Australia - An Australian man who kidnapped, drugged and raped a German backpacker was sentenced to nine years in prison on Wednesday for an attack that has drawn comparisons to the grisly Australian horror film "Wolf Creek.
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