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Gaza officials say more than 100 killed waiting for aid. Israel disputes details and death toll

News/World | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 06:11:05 EST

Gaza health authorities said Israeli forces on Thursday shot dead more than 100 Palestinians as they waited for an aid delivery. Israel challenged the death toll and said many of the victims were run over by aid trucks. read more

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U.S. senators demand answers from Pfizer about a $50 donation to a Canadian MAID group

News/World | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:16:47 EST

A group of Republican lawmakers in the U.S. are demanding answers from Pfizer over a financial contribution in Canada — an allegedly minor one. It went to a group promoting medically-assisted death. read more

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Ex-U.S. diplomat Victor Manuel Rocha admits to secretly working as Cuban agent for decades

News/World | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:01:51 EST

A former career U.S. diplomat said in court Thursday that he will plead guilty to charges of serving as a secret agent for communist Cuba going back decades, bringing a lightning fast resolution to a case prosecutors described as one of the most brazen betrayals in the history of the U.S. foreign service. read more

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Sexy Oompa Loompa and AI-generated 'gibberish' turn Wonka experience into viral joke

News/World | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:03:42 EST

It was meant to be a magical, chocolate-filled, immersive journey into "pure imagination." Instead, the much-hyped Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Experience in Glasgow, Scotland, left children in tears, parents demanding refunds and the internet in stitches. read more

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U.S. Supreme Court will decide if Trump can be prosecuted in 2020 election interference case

News/World | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:20:02 EST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether former U.S. president Donald Trump can be prosecuted on charges he interfered with the 2020 election, calling into question whether his case could go to trial before the November election. read more

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Ukrainian spy chief defiant as military grapples with shortages

News/World | Sat, 12 Feb 2022 11:04:48 EST

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France to enshrine abortion in its constitution in response to rollback of rights in U.S.

News/World | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 16:06:47 EST

France's Senate on Wednesday adopted a bill to enshrine the right to an abortion in the constitution, clearing a key hurdle for legislation promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to a rollback in abortion rights in the United States.  read more

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Climate change could cause 'generational trauma' in great apes

News/Climate | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 14:00:00 EST

A warming world will create even more dangerous conditions for ape species across hundreds of African habitats, according to new scientific research. read more

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Odysseus spacecraft comms from moon expected to halt on Wednesday

News/Science | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 16:18:21 EST

Odysseus, the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon in half a century, was expected to go dark on Wednesday, six days after an off-kilter touchdown that hindered its communications and solar-charging capability, NASA and the company that flew the vehicle said. read more

Aerial view from an aircraft of the red glow from spreading wildfires.

IN PHOTOS | Scenes of spreading Texas wildfires

News/World/World Photos | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 14:05:57 EST

A cluster of wildfires is scorching the Texas Panhandle, including a blaze that grew into one of the largest in state history. read more

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Self-immolation as political protest: a brief modern history

News/World | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 13:49:28 EST

A U.S. service member's self-immolation in front of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., this weekend appears to be exceptional even in the context of others who have staged public deaths for a political cause. read more

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What the first swing-state primary in Michigan told us about Biden-Trump rematch

News/World | Mon, 07 Nov 2022 04:00:09 EST

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Alexei Navalny's funeral to take place Friday in Moscow

News/World | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 07:27:23 EST

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny's funeral service and burial will take place in Moscow on Friday, his spokesperson said, but his allies accused the Kremlin of thwarting their attempts to organize a bigger event a day earlier. read more

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Prince Harry loses High Court challenge over level of security in Britain

News/World | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 08:56:40 EST

Prince Harry was not improperly stripped of his publicly funded security detail during visits to Britain after he gave up his status as a working member of the Royal Family and moved to the U.S., a High Court judge ruled Wednesday. read more

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Husband sues Disney for wife's death after eating 'allergy-safe' restaurant meal

News/World | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 09:13:09 EST

The husband of a New York doctor who died shortly after dining at a Disney Springs restaurant last year accused Walt Disney Parks and Resorts of negligence in a 19-page lawsuit filed in Florida. read more

A man stands behind a firetruck on a dirt road with a smoky haze covering several trees in the background.

News/World | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 01:12:30 EST

A cluster of wildfires scorched the Texas Panhandle on Wednesday, including a blaze that grew into one of the largest in state history, as flames moved with alarming speed and blackened the landscape across a vast stretch of small towns and cattle ranches. read more

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Sooner or later, every NATO country will have to meet defence spending target, says Polish PM

News/Politics | Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:42:07 EST

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk says every NATO member will likely have to meet the military alliance's target for defence spending as the showdown with Russia unfolds. He made the remarks, without directly criticizing Canada, following a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Warsaw. read more

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As Republican Party chair departs, some fear party will become 'Trump's playpen'

News/World | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 09:22:47 EST

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel will leave her post on March 8, having been forced out of the GOP's national leadership as Donald Trump moves toward another presidential nomination and asserts control over the party. read more

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As Canada brings in people fleeing war in Sudan, families scramble to make the cut

Radio/As It Happens | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 18:10:07 EST

Sudanese Canadians say a new immigration pathway for their families has left them navigating complex bureaucracies and fighting for scraps. read more

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Two men convicted in killing of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay

News/Entertainment | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:05:23 EST

Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington were convicted of murder Tuesday in the death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, a brazen 2002 shooting in the rap legend's studio. read more

Violence escalates in Haiti’s capital as PM visits Kenya to finalize security mission

Violence escalates in Haiti’s capital as PM visits Kenya to finalize security mission

World/Haiti/Kenya | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 21:42:34 +0000

A gang leader took responsibility for the outburst of violence in Port-au-Prince marked by heavy gunfire, saying it was a demonstration against the Haitian government. read more

Gaza ceasefire talks complicated after Palestinians killed in food line: Biden

Gaza ceasefire talks complicated after Palestinians killed in food line: Biden

World/gaza/Israel | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 19:23:17 +0000

More than 100 people were killed after Israeli troops fired on a large crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City, Hamas health officials said. read more

Haunting ‘knocking’ sound from Titan sub heard for 1st time in new documentary

Haunting ‘knocking’ sound from Titan sub heard for 1st time in new documentary

Trending/World/Titan | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:30:17 +0000

The mysterious sounds were picked up by Canadian aircraft that dropped sonobuoys in the area of the missing Titan submersible. read more

West runs risk of nuclear war if they send troops to Ukraine: Putin

West runs risk of nuclear war if they send troops to Ukraine: Putin

World/Russia/Ukraine | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:45:07 +0000

President Vladimir Putin says Western countries risk provoking a nuclear war if they sent troops to fight in Ukraine, warning that Moscow has weapons to hit targets in the West. read more

Ottawa says it’s working to airdrop humanitarian aid into Gaza as soon as possible

Ottawa says it’s working to airdrop humanitarian aid into Gaza as soon as possible

Canada/World/Ahmed Hussen | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 02:00:05 +0000

International Development Minister Ahmed Hussen said Ottawa was exploring new options to deliver aid to the besieged Palestinian territory as the Israel-Hamas conflict continues.  read more

Ottawa poised to restore visa requirements for Mexicans, Quebec says

Ottawa poised to restore visa requirements for Mexicans, Quebec says

Canada/Politics/World | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 00:43:21 +0000

The Quebec government says it has been told by Ottawa that the federal government plans to bring back visa requirements for Mexican nationals. read more

Winnipeg lab records fight about avoiding ’embarrassment,’ not security: docs

Winnipeg lab records fight about avoiding ’embarrassment,’ not security: docs

Canada/Politics/World | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 20:47:48 +0000

Two scientists fired from Canada's National Microbiology Lab in 2019 had an "extensive relationship" with China that they did not properly disclose to Canadian officials. read more

Prince Harry loses court challenge over U.K. security protection

Prince Harry loses court challenge over U.K. security protection

Lifestyle/World/Prince Harry | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 14:16:06 +0000

Justice Peter Lane said in the High Court that the decision to provide security to Prince Harry on a case-by-case basis was not unlawful, irrational or unjustified. read more

Alexei Navalny funeral date set as wife fears possible arrests

Alexei Navalny funeral date set as wife fears possible arrests

World/Alexei Navalny/alexei navalny dead | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 12:38:58 +0000

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny's funeral service and burial will take place in Moscow on Friday, his spokesperson said. read more

Israel ready for Ramadan pause if hostage deal reached: Joe Biden

Israel ready for Ramadan pause if hostage deal reached: Joe Biden

World/gaza/hamas | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:48:42 +0000

Israel has agreed to pause its offensive during the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan if a deal is reached to release some hostages held by Hamas, Joe Biden says. read more

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