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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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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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Manitoba Tories ask for unanimous support on Trans-Pacific trade deal

CBC.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government is backing a huge free trade deal among a dozen countries. Manitoba premier cautiously optimistic about Trans-Pacific Partnership · Trans-Pacific Partnership: What it could mean for Manitoba.
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5 lessons from Austria's near miss with the far right

The Week Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
Austria's presidential election was a game-changer. On Monday, Green Party-backed independent Alexander Van der Bellen defeated far-right candidate Norbert Hofer by only a few thousand votes.
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Verdict expected in Matthew de Grood trial

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
CALGARY - A judge is to deliver his verdict today in the first-degree murder trial of Matthew de Grood. The 24-year-old son of a police officer admits stabbing five people to death at a Calgary house party two years ago but both the defence and the ...
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Trial begins for Saskatchewan pair accused of conspiring to kill their spouses

CBC.ca - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Prince Albert courtroom heard opening testimony in a trial for a man and a woman accused of conspiring to murder each other's spouses.
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BC serial killer Cody Legebokoff to appeal convictions on four counts of murder

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER - A lawyer for a man convicted of murdering three women and a teenage girl in central British Columbia goes before the Court of Appeal today asking to overturn the convictions.

Harper will step down as MP before Parliament's fall session

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Stephen Harper will resign as the MP for Calgary Heritage before Parliament resumes in the fall, as he pursues new interests on corporate boards and the establishment of a foreign policy institute, according to close confidants of the former ...

Premarket: Global stocks climb as Brexit, Grexit risks ease

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Easing concerns over several major global risks helped stock markets rise robustly for a second day on Wednesday, underpinned by gains in oil and metals prices and data showing the U.S.
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CRTC pushes cable providers, public to tell all about new $25 basic TV packs

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
The CRTC is making cable providers publicly explain their $25 basic TV packages. The broadcast regulator and a consumer group have received hundreds of complaints about the CRTC-mandated TV plans.

Feds lax on real estate sector compliance with anti-money laundering law: critics

The Province - ‎2 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Ottawa needs to beef up its efforts to combat money laundering in the real estate industry, say critics and housing observers after documents revealed that dozens of companies haven't shown how they're trying to detect questionable transactions.
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Ottawa pushes ahead with Site C dam amid opposition from academics

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎11 hours ago‎
The federal government has rejected a call from the Royal Society of Canada and some 250 scientists and academics to put a halt to British Columbia's Site C hydroelectric project despite concerns that the federal-provincial approval in 2014 ignored ...
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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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Apple vs FBI: Apple hires encryption expert Jon Callas to improve security

IT PRO - ‎1 hour ago‎
25/05/2016: Apple has hired encryption industry legend Jon Callas in a bid to strengthen security in the wake of its privacy battle with the FBI.
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Google Maps directions may soon lead you to more ads

CBC.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
You might start seeing more ads when getting directions from Google's popular mapping service. The ads, called "promoted pins," will highlight restaurants and other merchants located along your way.
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HTC 10 not a perfect 10 — but close

Toronto Sun - ‎16 hours ago‎
Simplification is the key word when it comes to the HTC latest flagship smartphone. Called the HTC 10, dispensing with the company's annoying HTC One branding, which basically named every phone the same thing, and has a cleaner look than its ...
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Depp continues war of words with Australia's deputy leader

CTV News - ‎7 hours ago‎
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's deputy prime minister boasted on Wednesday that he had got into Johnny Depp's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be "inbred ...
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Saskatchewan rallies to save one of Canada's last KFC buffets

CTV News - ‎11 hours ago‎
WEYBURN, Sask. -- Tubs of fried chicken breasts and drumsticks used to be served with perogies and rice, hot desserts and puddings.
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Steven Sabados on a 'journey back to me' after death of husband Chris Hyndman

CTV News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Their names were always said together, so Steven Sabados is left figuring out who he is on his own, nine months after the death of Chris Hyndman, his partner of 27 years.
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Amy Schumer calls out internet 'trolls'

Toronto Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
Amy Schumer has taken aim at the body-shaming "trolls" who poked fun at a swimsuit shot of the comedienne taken at the weekend.
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Penguins have all the answers in Game 6 win over Lightning

TSN - ‎5 hours ago‎
Two words, small words, usually uttered by the losers. But on this night, as the Pittsburgh Penguins staved off elimination with a 5-2 win to even the Eastern Conference final, the winners could not help but ask themselves.
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Eugenie Bouchard latest female athlete to struggle to meet unrealistic expectations

Toronto Sun - ‎10 hours ago‎
Doping, gambling, eating disorder. Russians, Phil Mickelson, Genie Bouchard. Is there a pattern here? If you are fast, you could always be made faster.
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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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Rush a hot-ticket item as NLL final draws near

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - ‎9 hours ago‎
Bruiser, the Rush mascot, is surrounded by glow sticks before Saturday's playoff game against Calgary. Kayle Neis / Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
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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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Polar bears and grizzly bears are starting to mate more often - and a hunter just shot one dead

The Independent - ‎3 hours ago‎
A hunter has shot and killed a rare 'grolar bear' in Canada as researchers warn the existence of the hybrid could ultimately spell the end of the polar bear, the world's largest land carnivore.

Female politicians face attacks on gender issues

The Sudbury Star - ‎7 hours ago‎
Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada announced new water access points for paddlers at Patterson Creek off Rideau Canal, May 10, 2016.
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Cost of tidal: Bay of Fundy fishermen worried about fish stocks

Farm Focus - ‎14 hours ago‎
ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, N.S. - Fishermen from Bramber to Brier Island want to know if tidal turbines will affect fish stocks. Kevin Gidney, a lobster fishermen from Digby Neck, is worried about the long term effects of tidal turbines on the fishery in south ...

Medical regulators in every province impose safeguards for assisted dying

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - Medical regulators in every province have issued detailed guidelines doctors must follow to help suffering patients end their lives once Canada's ban on medically assisted dying is formally lifted next month.
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US labs probe Zika, but the going is tough

CBC.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
It takes about half an hour just to get dressed. A pressurized, airtight suit. Taped gloves. Two layers of everything. "The things you do for research!
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McMaster study highlights challenges faced by preemies in adulthood

CBC.ca - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Babies who are born with an extremely low birth weight are more likely to be disadvantaged when it comes to employment, income, self-esteem, marriage and more, according to a new study from McMaster University in Hamilton.
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Province announces extra funding for schizophrenia

CBC.ca - ‎14 hours ago‎
To mark national Schizophrenia Awareness Day, the provincial government has announced a one-time infusion of $3 million to expand the B.C.

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