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Monday Apr 21, 2014

Funerals scheduled for young victims of Calgary slayings

CALGARY - Funeral services are set today for three of the five young people who were stabbed to death at a Calgary house party. Jordan Segura, Zackariah Rathwell, Josh Hunter, Lawrence Hong and Kaiti Perras were all at the party marking the end of classes at the nearby University of Calgary early last Tuesday morning. ...

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Monday Apr 21, 2014

Feds pull troublesome questions about Economic Action Plan ads from opinion poll

OTTAWA - The Finance Department has ordered its pollsters to stop asking Canadians potentially embarrassing questions about Economic Action Plan advertising.

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Monday Apr 21, 2014

Syrian state media: Mortar shells hit near parliament building in Damascus, killing 5

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's state-run media say a pair of mortar shells hit near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people.

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Sunday Apr 20, 2014

Win Tin, journalist and long-serving political prisoner in Myanmar, dies at 85

Story ImageYANGON, Myanmar - Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.

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Monday Apr 21, 2014

Biden visiting Ukraine a day after violence erupts despite agreement aimed at easing tensions

Story ImageWASHINGTON - U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.

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Sunday Apr 20, 2014

SKorean president calls actions of sunken ferry's captain, some crew 'unforgivable, murderous'

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed 'unforgivable, murderous acts' in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.

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Sunday Apr 20, 2014

Car plows through wall of packed Florida church, injuring about 20

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.

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Monday Apr 21, 2014

Americans love a good mystery, and missing Malaysian jet has the drama to keep people hooked

Story ImagePERTH, Australia - From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labour union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country...

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Monday Apr 21, 2014

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster as funerals planned for 13 dead

Story ImageKATMANDU, Nepal - Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said Monday.

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Monday Apr 21, 2014

Car plows through wall of packed US church before Easter concert, injuring about 20

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, barrelling through its brick outer wall and several rows of pews and injuring about 20 people, authorities said.

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Monday Apr 21, 2014

FBI: 16-year-old stowaway survives unharmed in wheel well of California-Hawaii flight

Story ImageHONOLULU, Hawaii - A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet (11,500 metres) and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.

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Sunday Apr 20, 2014

Poll: Most in US agree with scientists on smoking, fewer buy Big Bang, evolution or warming

WASHINGTON - Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.

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