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House votes today on extension for mission against ISIS

The Tories want the military's work to continue for up to a year, while the NDP says there's no evidence ISIS is a domestic threat.

  • Ottawa man meets online classifieds buyers at police station

    An Ottawa man is asking potential buyers to meet him at the police station when selling high-priced items to strangers on classified websites, such as Kijiji and Craigslist. Vladimir Kostine said he decided to extra precautions expensive sale items, like his smartphone, after the charred remains of an Ancaster, Ont. man who was trying to sell his truck online were found in 2013. Kostine said he has had fewer responses to ads asking to meet at the police station — and he believes that means his extra precautions are having the desired effect.

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  • Germanwings Crash: The Latest Chilling Details, Airline's New Statement

    On Monday, March 30, representatives for the airline and its parent company Lufthansa released a new statement about Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24, failing to reach its destination of Düsseldorf, Germany after leaving Barcelona, Spain. Under a header reading "Our deepest sympathies," Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr and Thomas Winkelmann, spokesman for Germanwings' executive board, wrote a statement about the tragedy. The official statement comes as further revelations about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz come to light.

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  • Five-year-old girl recognises missing dog in a dog meat stall 

    This is a nightmare moment for any dog owner: recognising their missing pets served in a roast shop. The unidentified girl is reported to be living in the countryside of northern Vietnam. Devastated: The little girl, who is believed to be living in northern Vietnam, finds her beloved pet 'Flower' already cooked outside a dog meat stall.

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  • Grandmother’s hilarious real-estate photos go viral

    Yolie Ball and her husband are trying to sell their Florida home. When Ball’s daughter arrived to take some real-estate photos for the couple, 86-year-old Ball insisted on posing in some of them. Ball’s 15-year-old granddaughter, Makenzie Ball, found the photos so hilarious she posted them on Twitter where they went viral.

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  • Temporary foreign workers: mass exodus expected after April 1

    A Calgary immigration lawyer says changes to the temporary foreign workers program could affect everyday Albertans as early as this week. You go to a Tim Hortons and all of sudden your lineup doubles," said ​Peter Wong of Caron & Partners LLP. April 1 is the day that permits expire for temporary foreign workers who have been in Canada for more than four years.

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  • Future shop severance packages not up to snuff, says lawyer

    First Target said it would take a mulligan on the 133 stores it had opened in Canada, and then Future Shop welcomes its employees to work this past Saturday with notices telling 1,500 of them they’re out of a job. Now a group of workers turfed out by Best Buy’s decision to shut down its Future Shop stores say the severance cheques they were offered are too low, and not in line with Canadian labour practices. “What I discovered pretty much consistently amongst all the people that I’ve spoken to is that the offers were completely inadequate,” says Lior Samfiru, a labour lawyer retained to negotiate for higher packages for a number of former employees.

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  • Girl, four, eats 30 pots of Petits Filous yoghurt a day

    A fussy four-year-old girl refuses to eat anything other than Petits Filous- munching her way through 30 pots a day. The youngster won't touch chocolate, sweets or ice cream and even bursts into tears if she is offered an alternative brand.

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  • Angelina Jolie Wows at First Post-Surgery Appearance: All the Details on Her Kids' Choice Awards Style!

    Making her first appearance since announcing that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, Angelina Jolie, with children Zahara, 10, and Shiloh, 8, by her side, stunned at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in L.A. on Saturday, March 28. PHOTOS: What everyone wore to the 2015 KCAs! As radiant as Jolie appeared, the true standout of the night was her speech, which stressed the importance of embracing uniqueness.

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  • Stray dogs show up at funeral for woman who used to feed them

    A funeral for a woman in Mexico took an unexpected turn when a number of stray dogs unexpectedly showed up to pay their respects. Animal lover Margarita Suarez of Merida, Yucatan, passed away earlier this month after battling illness. During her life she was known for her kindness to all kinds of animals and every morning she would feed the stray dogs and cats that would show up at her home.

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  • Moment pro-surfer jumps overboard as major wave hits his boat

    Mark Healey, 33, was at big wave surfing spot Mavericks in California. When Healey saw the wave coming he turned to his friends and said he was jumping. They held on to the railing instead.

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  • Calgary teen suffers serious injuries after being struck twice by Hummer

    A teenager is in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle this morning. Emergency Medical Services found him after being called to Beddington Boulevard and Beddington Drive northeast. Calgary Police say it appears the teen was hit twice by the same vehicle  — a Hummer.

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  • NHL playoff bubble teams you don't want to play (and one you do)

    It’s quite the common refrain you hear this time of year in the NHL. (Read following generic cliché with Canadian broadcaster accent please) “This is so the team you don’t want to face in the playoffs if they get in” Generally, this has been used when

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  • Songbirds return to Calgary for spring breeding

    After migrating to warmer, southern climates for the winter the harbinger of spring — the American robin — is among the first species to flock back to Calgary. "Calgary and Alberta in particular are just great places to have little babies," adds the Calgary bird expert. Fisher says outside the city, Calgarians can already look for the mountain bluebird.

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  • Identical twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight; White House sends congrats

    Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had a heart attack when his brother showed up launch morning without his usual moustache late last week.

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  • Robin Williams' wife, children head to court in fight over late comedian's personal belongings

    Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate. The lawyers are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge Monday to argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one of his Northern California homes. In papers filed in December, Williams' wife, Susan, says some of the late actor's personal items were taken without her permission.

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  • 3 changes to BC Liquor Stores you will start to notice on April 1

    B.C.'s liquor review has been a long process with a number of incremental changes, but there are a number of changes coming into effect on April 1 that consumers will notice right away. Starting Wednesday, select grocery stores will officially be allowed to sell B.C. wine on their shelves, but its unclear when the first of these stores will be ready to start selling wine. There are also a number of changes to the government-operated BC Liquor Stores.

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  • The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale Secrets Revealed: Could Glenn Have Been Killed? Why Did Morgan Return?

    "I’m sure that some of the last things that Noah said to him before he died resonate," Hurd dished to Entertainment Weekly. As season 6 begins, the formerly homicidal maniac Morgan — who will return for at least one episode, Lennie James revealed on The Talking Dead — and Rick seem to have found themselves in the other's shoes now that Rick has killed Pete.

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  • GM Oshawa plant closures would have sweeping economic impact: Unifor

    It feels a bit like Canada’s auto industry is circling the drain. With General Motors of Canada shuttering one of its Oshawa plants next year and the future of the other up in the air with no new vehicles in the pipeline and production of vehicles – like the Chevrolet Camaro – headed to Lansing, Michigan, Canada stands to lose big, according to an economic impact study released by Unifor – the union which represents Canadian autoworkers. The closures would wipe out 30,000 jobs, strip the federal and provincial government of $1 billion in revenue a year and erode the province’s GDP by $5 billion in 2016 alone, says the report.

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  • Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber with gruesome autopsy testimony

    Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack. At least three jurors cried and wiped their eyes with tissues as they looked at photos of Martin Richard, who went to watch the marathon with his parents and siblings April 15, 2013, and was killed when the second of two pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line. Bill Richard kept his arm around the shoulder of his wife, Denise, throughout the testimony.

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  • Top Gear presenter James May at the BBC for talks with TV chief Alan Yentob - while Jeremy Clarkson takes delivery of his latest Mercedes

    The pair were seen laughing and chatting as they walked outside the BBC headquarters in Portland Place, London, where Mr May was stopped by a passer by for an autograph.

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