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Sacha Trudeau, left, Deborah Coyne, Justin Trudeau, Suzette Rouleau and ex-wife Margaret Trudeau-Kemper assemble behind the hearse that carrys the casket of Pierre Trudeau at the state funeral for the former Canadian Prime Minister October 3, 2000 in Montreal, Canada. The funeral was held at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Trudeau died September 28, 2000 at the age of 80.

¨379591 01: Sacha Trudeau, left, Deborah Coyne, Justin Trudeau, Suzette Rouleau and ex-wife Margaret Trudeau-Kemper assemble behind the hearse that carrys the casket of Pierre Trudeau at the state funeral for the former Canadian Prime Minister October 3, 2000 in Montreal, Canada. The funeral was held at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Trudeau died September 28, 2000 at the age of 80. (Photo by Pierre Roussel/Liaison)

Justin Trudeau through the years

Justin Trudeau has been named the new leader of the federal Liberal Party of Canada on Sunday, April 14.

  • Philippines takes 'appropriate action' over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea
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    Philippines takes 'appropriate action' over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

    By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines expressed "serious concerns" over the presence of China's strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken "appropriate diplomatic action", the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday. China's air force said bombers such as the H-6K had landed and taken off from islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of training exercises last week, drawing angry reactions from opposition lawmakers in Manila. The Philippines could not independently verify the presence of Chinese bombers in the South China Sea, said presidential spokesman Harry Roque.

  • Trans Mountain: Meet the people who live along Canada's most controversial pipeline
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    Trans Mountain: Meet the people who live along Canada's most controversial pipeline

    The project has the support of the federal government, which believes the pipeline is critical to the future of the country. Clarence Shields' natural habitat is behind the giant wooden bar at Blackjack's roadhouse — a kind of unofficial union hall for oilpatch workers.

  • Ontario Liberals target 'fiscal mistakes' made by NDP as campaign heats up
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    Ontario Liberals target 'fiscal mistakes' made by NDP as campaign heats up

    NDP Leader Andrea Horwath responded to calls from the Liberals to adjust their platform on Monday, saying that the party will stick with their platform even though it'll cost $1.4 billion more per year than originally expected. Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne said Horwath has a responsibility to correct the error — in which the NDP counted a $700-million reserve fund as revenue rather than as an expense — as soon as possible. "We've fixed the problem that was identified," said Horwath, speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Brampton, Ont., that was attended by hundreds of supporters from southern Ontario.

  • Russian 'dirty money' flowing through London damages UK: lawmakers
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    Russian 'dirty money' flowing through London damages UK: lawmakers

    By William James and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - "Dirty" Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions is undermining the government's efforts to take a tougher stance against Moscow's "aggressive foreign policy", UK lawmakers said on Monday. Britain's financial center has been a big beneficiary of the massive flight of Russian cash since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union. London remains the Western capital of choice for Russian officials and oligarchs who flaunt their wealth across Europe's most luxurious destinations.

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    Surviving the terminal: one former airport dweller's advice to a fellow Syrian stuck in transit

    Hassan Al-Kontar is a 36-year-old Syrian man who has been living in the transit zone of a Malaysian airport for over 75 days. It's a situation Majd Agha, who now lives in New Westminster, B.C., knows all too well. In 2014, Agha was one of six Syrian refugees who became stranded in Phuket airport in Thailand for three months as they tried to reach Europe.

  • Port Moody, B.C. woman meets stranger who saved her life
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    Port Moody, B.C. woman meets stranger who saved her life

    Tanya Leibel knew she was in trouble. 

  • Police probe celebrity chef Mario Batali for sexual misconduct
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    Police probe celebrity chef Mario Batali for sexual misconduct

    (Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali, who already faces sexual harassment accusations from four women, is under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department for sexual misconduct, police said on Monday, confirming a 60 Minutes television report. An NYPD public information officer said in an email on Monday the department was investigating the allegations. The chef, who owns numerous restaurants, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting an employee at one of his restaurants in 2005 in the new criminal investigation, according to the report.

  • Jay and Mark Duplass reveal the secret to their success
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    Jay and Mark Duplass reveal the secret to their success

    When the filmmaking Duplass brothers sat down to list their top 10 movies of all time, one cinematic masterpiece didn't make the cut. Jay and Mark Duplass made room for "Dumb and Dumber," ''Tootsie" and "Raising Arizona." But "The Godfather," often topping lists of all-time great films, was left off. Why it was says a lot about these off-beat indie darlings, who rose to fame in 2005 with their $10,000 film, "The Puffy Chair," and then went on create a mini-empire, with deals at Netflix and HBO.

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    Cooked in smoke: tips for high-quality barbecue from Calgary's Rocky Mountain Smokers

    Some nights, Kris Valckx wakes up every hour to check on his smoking beef brisket. Smoking meat to perfection can take anywhere from 10 to 14 hours, which means having a day job can turn into a long night. Valckx and others from Rocky Mountain Smokers compete in competitions every year, and will sometimes travel more than 60 hours hauling a trailer to go to the Jack Daniel's World Championship Barbecue Invitational in Tennessee.

  • 'Hard, but therapeutic': Husband of dog walker lost for three days pens book about experience
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    'Hard, but therapeutic': Husband of dog walker lost for three days pens book about experience

    The husband of dog walker who spent a harrowing three days lost in the woods on Coquitlam's Burke Mountain has penned a book about the experience. In November, Annette Poitras and three dogs had set off for a two-hour walk in the woods, but she slipped on a log as they made their way out, injuring her side so seriously she couldn't walk any farther. Search and rescue members said if Poitras had not been rescued that night, she may not have made it off the mountain.

  • Health unit begins battle against West Nile virus
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    Health unit begins battle against West Nile virus

    With springtime weather comes springtime insects. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is launching this year's fight against the spread of the West Nile virus — a mosquito transmitted virus that can be transferred to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito. It includes larviciding catch basins, standing water sites, and lagoons to disrupt mosquito breeding and conducting adult mosquito surveillance.

  • Socially responsible funds dump or rethink Facebook over data privacy
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    Socially responsible funds dump or rethink Facebook over data privacy

    By Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - Several socially conscious investment firms are selling or rethinking their Facebook Inc holdings, unsatisfied by the company's moves to strengthen personal data protection and online safety after scandals involving the improper sharing of users' information. The retreat from the world's largest social media network is one of the sharpest responses by investors to concerns about Facebook's handling of user data. Cambridge Analytica, a now-defunct political data firm hired by Trump's 2016 election campaign, has been accused of harvesting data for 87 million Facebook users and is under investigation in the United States and Europe.

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    Good girls! Okanagan dogs honoured for protecting owner after crash

    Mathew Smith describes his loyal pooches, Lady and Ruth, as top dogs. The yellow lab-border collie mixes were honoured for heroism by pet food company Purina on Monday for protecting Smith after a terrible rollover crash in April 2017. "They're pretty loyal," Smith told Radio West host Sarah Penton.

  • Environment Canada predicts hot, sunny summer for Toronto in 2018
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    Environment Canada predicts hot, sunny summer for Toronto in 2018

    Good news, Toronto, Environment Canada says after an icy spring we can expect a summery summer. Phillips told CBC Radio's Metro Morning that unlike last year's rainy weather, 2018 will see the return of sunny days that break the 30 C mark. Phillips says Environment Canada's spring predictions were on track until April's frigid and stormy weather came out of nowhere.

  • Turn on the tap: TransLink rolls out new payment methods
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    Turn on the tap: TransLink rolls out new payment methods

    Hopping on and off transit in Metro Vancouver will soon become a little easier when it comes to payment. Starting Tuesday, riders will be able to tap their Mastercard, Visa, Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay at fare gates and Compass Card readers.

  • Germany calls on chip and hardware makers to tackle processor flaws
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    Germany calls on chip and hardware makers to tackle processor flaws

    Germany's federal cyber agency called on chip and hardware-makers to address new vulnerabilities discovered in computer central processing units, but said no complete fix was possible at the moment. The BSI agency said its analysis showed the new flaws, dubbed Spectre-Next Generation, resembled the Meltdown and Spectre bugs discovered in January and could allow attackers to access personal data such as passwords and encryption keys. Temporary measures were needed since vulnerable processors and affected computer systems could only be swapped out in the longer-term, the agency said on Friday.

  • Shar-pei welcomes brother home from surgery
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    Shar-pei welcomes brother home from surgery

    These Shar-pei puppies share the most incredible bond. Einstein the puppy had surgery and luckily got well very soon. His brother Murphy came up with a happy dance routine to honor him and welcome him back home!

  • Wildfire risks remain extreme throughout much of Saskatchewan
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    Wildfire risks remain extreme throughout much of Saskatchewan

    The long weekend is capping off with a blanket of extreme fire risks for almost all the province. The risk only eases up in the La Ronge, Sask. area and upwards in the east, but there is no such relief in the northwest until up past La Loche, Sask., according to the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System. A fire in Prince Albert National Park has forced staff there to put up a 24-hour evacuation alert on its Sandy Lake and Narrows campsites as a precautionary measure.

  • First Ebola vaccines given as WHO seeks to beat Congo outbreak
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    First Ebola vaccines given as WHO seeks to beat Congo outbreak

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed. Use of the VSV-EBOV shot - an experimental vaccine developed by Merck - marks a "paradigm shift" in how to fight Ebola, said the World Health Organization's head of emergency response, and means regions with Ebola outbreaks can in future expect more than just containment of an outbreak with basic public health measures such as isolation and hygiene. "It's the first time in the midst of an outbreak ... that we're using this as a way to stem transmission," WHO's Peter Salama said in a telephone interview.

  • Merkel, Poroshenko discuss gas transit through Ukraine and Minsk agreement
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    Merkel, Poroshenko discuss gas transit through Ukraine and Minsk agreement

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by telephone on Monday about Merkel's visit to Russia last week, efforts to implement the Minsk agreement and gas transit through Ukraine, a spokeswoman said. "Both parties agreed to remain in close contact on these issues and to deepen cooperation," Martina Fietz, a spokeswoman for the German government, said in a statement. Merkel held talks with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, on Friday, and stressed the need for the continuation of gas transit via Ukraine even after the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will circumvent the country.

  • FCC investigating website flaw that exposed mobile phone locations
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    FCC investigating website flaw that exposed mobile phone locations

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was referring reports that a website flaw could have allowed the location of mobile phone customers to be tracked to its enforcement bureau to investigate. A security researcher said earlier this week that data from LocationSmart, a California-based tech firm, could have been used to track AT&T Inc , Verizon Communications Inc , Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US mobile consumers within a few hundred yards of their location and without their consent. Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, on Friday had urged the FCC to investigate, saying on Twitter that a "hacker could have used this site to know when you were in your house so they would know when to rob it.

  • Calgary bike shop aims to make cycling more inclusive for all gender identities
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    Calgary bike shop aims to make cycling more inclusive for all gender identities

    Mike Hooves was turning a wrench on a bike when a man came over, said "let me help you" and grabbed the tool. Hooves, who identifies as a non-binary femme, knew the man meant well, but it didn't feel good to be treated that way. Hooves, 25, was born a girl and presents as feminine, but doesn't identify as male or female.

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    Quebecers stuck in Cuba say they have no clue when they will return

    Several hundred Canadian tourists, including some Quebecers, are still waiting to leave Cuba following a devastating plane crash last week. Cubana airlines grounded its flights to Montreal and Toronto Friday, after one of its planes crashed in Havana right after takeoff, killing more than 100 people. Corinne Sollows was supposed to return to Montreal from Cayo Largo on Friday, but her flight was cancelled.

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    Italy's 5-Star meets steel unions on Ilva plant it eventually wants shut

    A prominent 5-Star Movement lawmaker met unions at Italy's Ilva steel plant on Monday, saying afterward he had made headway toward a solution for the factory - due to be bought by ArcelorMittal with several thousand job losses - which his party wants eventually to close. "We held an informal dialogue with Ilva's unions to come up with a shared path toward long-term solutions for what has become an economic, environmental and health disaster," Fioramonti said on Twitter. Lorenzo Fioramonti was 5-Star's proposed Industry Minister before the March 4 vote, which ended in a hung parliament.

  • Twin islands in Evia, Greece both sink and emerge
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    Twin islands in Evia, Greece both sink and emerge

    This drone footage captures a pair of islands that have the ability to sink and re-surface, depending on the water movement in the Straits of Chalkida. Simply put, in the morning they are there, in the afternoon they disappear! It is a place of exceptional beauty, a turquoise paradise, which is just 1 hour from Athens just outside the city of Eretria. Enjoy the flight!