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Here are 3 potential outcomes of the Trump jury deliberations

News/World | Mon, 15 Apr 2024 05:35:06 EDT

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Emigration to the U.S. hits a 10-year high as tens of thousands of Canadians head south

News | Thu, 30 May 2024 04:00:56 EDT

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A boy stands in front of the wreckage of a burned vehicle destroyed in an airstrike, with ash and burned clothing strewn on the ground, while a crowd of people examines the scene in the background.

As press freedoms decline in Israel, people there see the war differently from the rest of the world

News/World | Thu, 30 May 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Israel’s brief seizure of The Associated Press’s video equipment last week may have proven to be a step too far in the government’s limiting of press freedoms amid the war in Gaza.   read more

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Hong Kong court convicts 14 pro-democracy activists in landmark subversion trial

News/World | Wed, 29 May 2024 22:57:13 EDT

Fourteen Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were found guilty and two were acquitted on Thursday in a landmark subversion trial that critics say could deal another blow to the city's rule of law and its reputation as a global financial hub. read more

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'Finish them': Nikki Haley's message on Israeli artillery shell condemned amid Rafah assault

News/World | Wed, 29 May 2024 19:00:03 EDT

Amnesty International is among those criticizing former Republican former presidential contender Nikki Haley, the former. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, after she wrote "Finish Them!" on an Israeli artillery shell during a recent visit to Israel. read more

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Jury in Donald Trump's hush-money trial ends 1st day of deliberations without verdict

News/World | Wed, 29 May 2024 13:08:51 EDT

Twelve jurors weighing the evidence in former U.S. president Donald Trump's criminal hush-money trial ended the first round of deliberations without a verdict on Wednesday, meaning there will be at least one more day in the first criminal trial for an American president. read more

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Fresh volcanic eruption in Iceland triggers evacuation of town, Blue Lagoon spa

News/World | Wed, 29 May 2024 12:56:39 EDT

A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted Wednesday for the fifth time since December, spewing red lava that once again threatened the coastal town of Grindavik and led to the evacuation of the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. read more

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'Manhattanhenge' wows again

| Wed, 29 May 2024 09:54:24 EDT

People watch the sunset during 'Manhattanhenge' in New York. read more

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He died at just 35 in 1947. Now Josh Gibson is baseball's batting average champ

News/World | Wed, 29 May 2024 12:12:31 EDT

Josh Gibson, who died just three months before the league's colour barrier was broken, is now the holder of multiple Major League Baseball records as the result of a three-year research project to integrate Negro League accomplishments. read more

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South Africa: corruption, crime and jobs top issues as voters go to polls

News/World | Wed, 29 May 2024 07:34:11 EDT

South Africans began voting on Wednesday in the most competitive election since the end of apartheid, with opinion polls suggesting the African National Congress (ANC) will lose its parliamentary majority after 30 years in government. read more

Handout image of an American men's professional golfer seen in a police booking photo after being arrested for refusing to stop at a traffic barricade trying to get into Valhalla Golf Course on May 17, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Charges against top golfer Scheffler dropped after arrest during PGA Championship

Sports/Golf | Wed, 29 May 2024 13:29:24 EDT

Criminal charges against Scottie Scheffler will be dismissed, ending a legal saga that began with images of the world's top male golfer being arrested and handcuffed in Louisville during the PGA Championship. read more

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Pope Francis apologizes over use of homophobic slur, Vatican says

News/World | Tue, 28 May 2024 10:06:46 EDT

Pope Francis, widely quoted as having used a highly derogatory word to describe the 2SLGBTQ+ community, did not intend to use homophobic language and apologizes to anyone offended by it, the Vatican said on Tuesday. read more

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Israeli troops push forward in Rafah, denying that more shelling killed 21 people

News/World | Tue, 28 May 2024 09:05:18 EDT

Israeli tanks advanced to the centre of Rafah for the first time on Tuesday, witnesses said, three weeks into a ground offensive in the southern Gaza city that has stirred global condemnation for the rising civilian death toll. read more

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Neuralink looks to the public to solve a seemingly impossible problem

News/Science | Tue, 28 May 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Elon Musk’s startup Neuralink is pitched as a brain implant that will let people control computers and other devices using their thoughts. Turning brain signals into computer inputs means transmitting a lot of data very quickly. Now, the company is seeking a new algorithm that can transmit that data in a smaller package through a public challenge. read more

A woman in a blue shirt with a pink headscarf stands in what was once a tent camp in Gaza.

Israel's deadly attack on tent camp confirms 'there is no safety' in Gaza, survivors say

News/World | Mon, 27 May 2024 16:14:30 EDT

Families who survived a deadly Israeli airstrike on a tent camp in southern Gaza described a horrific scene of scorched tents and burning bodies on Sunday. read more

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Papua New Guinea orders thousands to evacuate from path of landslide

News/World | Tue, 28 May 2024 03:26:26 EDT

Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate from the path of a still-active landslide in Papua New Guinea by the government on Tuesday, after parts of a mountain collapsed, burying an initial estimate of more than 2,000 people. read more

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Did 'Marathon Mom' ignore her kids? Why a viral video is enraging runners and mothers

News/Canada | Tue, 28 May 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Just Luciana Grandi Lourenção was about to win the Presidente Prudente Half Marathon in Brazil, she had to dodge a couple of hazards in the road: her children. read more

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Trump prosecutors, defence make final pitches to jurors in historic case

| Tue, 28 May 2024 19:00:00 EDT

Tuesday, May 28 - A New York prosecutor told jurors that the hush-money payment at the heart of former U.S. president Donald Trump's criminal trial was an attempt to "hoodwink the American voter" during the 2016 election, as lawyers made their closing arguments. read more

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Israel promises investigation of deadly Rafah airstrike after international outrage

News/World | Mon, 27 May 2024 09:29:40 EDT

An Israeli airstrike that left dozens of Palestinians dead in Rafah has prompted Canada's top diplomat to express her horror in seeing strikes claim civilians' lives in the southern Gaza city. read more

Israel says strategic corridor along Gaza-Egypt border now under its control

Israel says strategic corridor along Gaza-Egypt border now under its control

World/Egypt/gaza | Wed, 29 May 2024 21:10:56 +0000

The capture of the Philadelphi Corridor could complicate Israel’s relations with Egypt, which has previously complained about Israel’s advance toward its border. read more

Woman arrested as pro-Palestinian protesters shut down UBC intersection

Woman arrested as pro-Palestinian protesters shut down UBC intersection

News/World/israel hamas conflict | Wed, 29 May 2024 19:57:07 +0000

Protesters at the Vancouver campus are demanding the university cut ties with Israeli institutions and divest from companies connected to Israel. read more

U.S. accuses China of supporting Russia’s war in Ukraine

U.S. accuses China of supporting Russia’s war in Ukraine

U.S. News/World/China | Wed, 29 May 2024 19:34:20 +0000

The Biden administration has stepped up warnings about China's support for Russia and threatened new sanctions in response from the U.S. and other NATO countries. read more

Delhi heat wave hits all-time temperature high of 52.9C

Delhi heat wave hits all-time temperature high of 52.9C

Weather/World/Heat Wave | Wed, 29 May 2024 19:33:40 +0000

India's capitol has been gripped by extreme heat conditions, recording an all-time high temperature of 52.9 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. read more

North Korea sends balloons with feces, trash attached into South Korea

North Korea sends balloons with feces, trash attached into South Korea

Trending/World/Korea trash balloons | Wed, 29 May 2024 16:19:16 +0000

About 260 North Korean balloons have been found all over the country, filled with various pieces of trash and manure. read more

Trudeau to attend G7 and Ukraine peace summits next month

Trudeau to attend G7 and Ukraine peace summits next month

Canada/Politics/World | Wed, 29 May 2024 15:11:46 +0000

Justin Trudeau's focus at the G7 summit will be on highlighting the importance of democracy, promoting fair economic growth and combating foreign interference. read more

2 men charged after U.S. prosecutors say B.C. freight trains used for human smuggling

2 men charged after U.S. prosecutors say B.C. freight trains used for human smuggling

Canada/Crime/News | Wed, 29 May 2024 15:06:44 +0000

The U.S. Department of Justice says two men are facing human smuggling charges for their alleged role in a scheme to transport people across the border on freight trains. read more

Volcano erupts in Iceland, prompts Blue Lagoon evacuation

Volcano erupts in Iceland, prompts Blue Lagoon evacuation

Environment/World/Iceland | Wed, 29 May 2024 14:29:12 +0000

A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted Wednesday, spewing red streams of lava in the latest display of nature's power, triggering the evacuation of the Blue Lagoon spa. read more

4.2M chickens will be killed after Iowa farm bird flu outbreak

4.2M chickens will be killed after Iowa farm bird flu outbreak

Health/World/Avian Flu | Wed, 29 May 2024 13:10:25 +0000

Crews are in the process of killing 4.2 million chickens after the disease was found at a farm in Iowa, making it the latest in an outbreak that now is affecting dairy cattle. read more

Putin warns against striking Russia as Ukraine gets more aid from EU allies

Putin warns against striking Russia as Ukraine gets more aid from EU allies

World/NATO/Russia | Tue, 28 May 2024 22:30:19 +0000

President Vladimir Putin warned that hitting Russian soil with Western-supplied weapons could set the war on a dangerous new path. read more

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