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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.

  • Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby
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    Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

    Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The building was owned by the state of Hawaii, and was used in geothermal research projects in the early days of the site.

  • Iranian officials split over response to U.S. demands
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    Iranian officials split over response to U.S. demands

    By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - For all of Iran's fierce verbal response to fresh U.S. threats of tougher sanctions, some senior officials in Tehran believe the door to diplomacy should stay open. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presented a list of sweeping demands for Iran, including abandoning nuclear enrichment, its ballistic missile program and its role in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, or face "the strongest sanctions in history". Four senior Iranian officials contacted by Reuters interpreted Pompeo's remarks as a "bargaining strategy", similar to Washington's approach to North Korea.

  • Stung by pipeline dispute, Alberta refuses to sign statement at western premiers meeting
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    Stung by pipeline dispute, Alberta refuses to sign statement at western premiers meeting

    As western premiers met in Yellowknife Wednesday to discuss pharmacare, infrastructure, justice and community safety, the dispute over Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline still loomed large. 

  • No new charges as alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur appears in Toronto court
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    No new charges as alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur appears in Toronto court

    Bruce McArthur, the alleged serial killer charged with eight counts of first-degree murder, seemed solemn and slightly confused during a Wednesday morning video link court appearance in Toronto. Toronto police did not lay any new charges against McArthur, but the investigation is ongoing. McArthur, a 66-year-old self-employed landscaper, has been charged in connection with the disappearances of a number of men, many of them connected to Toronto's Gay Village: Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, Andrew Kinsman, 49, Selim Esen, 44, and Abdulbasir Faizi, 44, Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, 37, Dean Lisowick, 47, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Majeed Kayhan, 58.

  • Berries diet could help lung function at older age
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    Berries diet could help lung function at older age

    Today's Global News Hour at 6 Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave. Modifying your diet may be a good way to breathe easier. Today's Global News Hour at 6 Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave.

  • Pakistani girl killed in Texas school shooting buried in Karachi
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    Pakistani girl killed in Texas school shooting buried in Karachi

    A Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting in Texas last week was buried in her home town of Karachi on Wednesday, her coffin draped with Pakistan's green and white flag. Sabika Sheikh, 17, was among eight students and two teachers killed in Texas when Santa Fe High School, southeast of Houston, on Friday joined a grim list of U.S. schools and campuses where students and staff have been gunned down, stoking a divisive debate about gun laws. Sheikh's body arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday night and the funeral was held at a graveyard near her home in Karachi in the middle class Gulshe-e-Iqbal neighborhood.

  • Summits give aged North Korean spies hope of returning home
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    Summits give aged North Korean spies hope of returning home

    He's spent nearly six decades trapped on enemy soil, surviving 29 years in a prison where he was tortured by South Korean guards before being released to a life of poverty and police surveillance. Now, 89 years old and bedridden with illness, former North Korean spy Seo Ok-yeol just wants to go home. "People have a need to die in a place where they are respected," Seo said, though he worries it could be too late to finally be reunited with the wife and children he left behind.

  • Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police
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    Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

    Amazon's decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant's reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they're involved in crimes or not. It's not clear how many law enforcement agencies have purchased the tool, called Rekognition, since its launch in late 2016 or since its update last fall, when Amazon added capabilities that allow it to identify people in videos and follow their movements almost instantly. The Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon has used it to quickly compare unidentified suspects in surveillance images to a database of more than 300,000 booking photos from the county jail — a common use of such technology around the country — while the Orlando Police Department in Florida is testing whether it can be used to single out persons-of-interest in public spaces and alert officers to their presence.

  • Israel's defense expertise drives tech boom for autonomous cars
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    Israel's defense expertise drives tech boom for autonomous cars

    By Tova Cohen and Steven Scheer SHFAYIM, Israel (Reuters) - Technology that has helped Israel's military drive tanks, guide and intercept missiles, and keep its computer systems secure is being redeployed in the development of driverless cars. U.S. chipmaker Intel, German auto supplier Continental, Samsung, Daimler, Ford Motor Co and GM are among those to have bought startups or set up their own development centers in Israel. Israeli auto tech startups still raised almost as much as similar U.S. companies last year.

  • Foxconn's unit targets raising $4.3 billion in biggest China IPO since 2015
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    Foxconn's unit targets raising $4.3 billion in biggest China IPO since 2015

    TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Foxconn Industrial Internet , a subsidiary of the world's largest contract manufacturer Foxconn , announced plans to raise up to 27.1 billion yuan ($4.26 billion) in what will be mainland China's biggest IPO in almost three years. With 10 percent of its enlarged capital offered in the initial public offering (IPO), Shenzhen-based FII would have a valuation of about $43 billion at listing. Bookbuilding for the IPO is on May 24.

  • Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia
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    Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia

    By Aradhana Aravindan and Khanh Vu SINGAPORE/HANOI (Reuters) - Bui Mai Phuong is an avid online shopper, ordering anything from clothing to personal-care products from her smartphone. "I have never tried using mobile payments because I don't know how to use it and it seems a bit complicated to use," said Phuong, 36, a manager at a construction material supplier in Vietnam.

  • David Byrne, Belle and Sebastian, Steve Earle among CityFolk 2018 stars
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    David Byrne, Belle and Sebastian, Steve Earle among CityFolk 2018 stars

    The 25th anniversary edition of Ottawa's folk festival will feature the likes of David Byrne, Steve Earle and Belle and Sebastian, CityFolk has announced.

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    Councillors cut down proposed 6-storey building in Westboro

    City councillors shaved down a proposed six-storey building  in Westboro Tuesday, worried the building would cast too much of a shadow over its neighbours. Domicile Developments wanted to build a six-storey building on Roosevelt Avenue, but councillors at the city's planning committee voted to restrict the building to four storeys. "It would look great on Richmond Road, but it is being put well down a residential street," he said.

  • Montreal homeowners living on contaminated land accuse city of delaying legal proceedings
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    Montreal homeowners living on contaminated land accuse city of delaying legal proceedings

    A group of property owners who live on contaminated land near Baldwin Park in the Plateau–Mont-Royal borough say they are fed up with lagging legal proceedings — and they accuse the city of intentionally stalling their case. "From a moral standpoint, I don't see how the Plante administration can wash its hands of the environmental impact of this," said homeowner Pascal Cormier. Cormier is one of 14 property owners in nine buildings suing the city for $7 million, claiming the city knew the properties were built on contaminated land but never informed them.

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    Pilots push for shorter flight times as government finalizes new safety regulations

    When two Air Canada pilots mistook a San Francisco taxiway for a runway and almost crashed their plane into four fully-fuelled airliners awaiting takeoff last summer, they told investigators they were fatigued at the time. Next month, the federal government is expected to roll out new regulations to limit how long pilots can fly. Under the draft regulations, a pilot could fly for 10 and a half hours through the night before breaking the rules.

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday
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    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

  • Michael DiPietro reflects on IIHF World Championship experience
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    Michael DiPietro reflects on IIHF World Championship experience

    Windsor Spitfire goalie Michael DiPietro is back from Copenhagen, Denmark where he was the third goalie for Team Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championship. Canada came home without a medal for the first time in four years after losing to the United States 4-1 in Sunday's bronze-medal game.

  • Stripes from spray sunscreen? The doctor's tips for sunny days
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    Stripes from spray sunscreen? The doctor's tips for sunny days

    Spray-on sunscreen and so-called base tans aren't the greatest way to avoid a sun damage to your skin, a Calgary doctor is warning. Most people accept that sunscreen is important but they need to do more to keep their skin healthy, Dr. Raj Bhardwaj says. As May is Melanoma Awareness Month in Canada, the doctor is trying to dispel myths and confusion so people can enjoy the current stretch of sunny, warm weather.

  • Flood debris pickup at Grand Lake has company working flat-out
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    Flood debris pickup at Grand Lake has company working flat-out

    A Minto company hired by the provincial government to pick up flood debris in the Grand Lake region has been inundated with work. Alternate Waste Management has had 25 crew members working 12 hours a day for the past eight days and is about to add a night crew so it can operate around the clock. "We've worked on all the long weekend and it appears like we're going backwards, there's more [garbage] out," said Mills, who was in Whites Cove on Tuesday.

  • Hikers flock to Quarry Rock despite North Van plan to curb crowds
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    Hikers flock to Quarry Rock despite North Van plan to curb crowds

    It rose to the top of the Vancouver subreddit like a casual hiker ascending the Quarry Rock trail on a sunny holiday Monday: A photo of the view from North Vancouver's Quarry Rock — the inlet below and the hills extending into the distance — completely obscured by a crowd of people. Officials plan to monitor the crowds and at peak times keep people from setting out until other hikers have emerged at the trailhead. For hikers tackling the relatively short but exceedingly popular trail on Tuesday, there were still crowds but nothing like the long weekend.

  • Cassie the Capuchin monkey plays the piano
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    Cassie the Capuchin monkey plays the piano

    Cassie aspires to one day be able to play chopsticks all by herself... NAH, just banging out a tune is more fun!

  • Pot sales permits in Edmonton up to lottery draw
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    Pot sales permits in Edmonton up to lottery draw

    Cannabis retailers hoping to set up shop in Edmonton will have to bank on the luck of the draw. The city's urban planning committee voted in favour of a lottery system Tuesday to choose who will get a development permit to sell pot. "What we're trying to do is create a sense of fairness," Walters said after the decision.

  • Consumer Reports to retest Tesla Model 3 after brake fix
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    Consumer Reports to retest Tesla Model 3 after brake fix

    Consumer Reports said Tuesday it will retest brakes on Tesla Inc's new Model 3 sedans after Chief Executive Elon Musk promised a software update, but the potential hit to sales from the magazine's negative review weighed on Tesla shares. "If Tesla can update the brakes over the air - an industry first - we’d be happy to retest our Model 3," said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports' director of automotive testing. In mass-market, mid-sized cars, vehicles recommended by Consumer Reports account for over 80 percent of the category's sales volume, Barclays analyst Brian Johnson wrote in a client note.

  • Province extends Lions Place subsidy after seniors concerned over rent increase
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    Province extends Lions Place subsidy after seniors concerned over rent increase

    Manitoba Housing will extend a 35-year subsidy agreement with a Winnipeg seniors building to stave off rent increases for some residents anticipated to start this summer. In January, residents at Lions Place seniors building near downtown told CBC News they were worried about paying rent come Aug. 1, when a long-standing agreement tied to the building's mortgage was scheduled to end and some tenants would see their costs jump by $169. On Tuesday, the province said Manitoba Housing and Families Minister Scott Fielding reached an agreement with the Lions board to prolong the agreement another two years.

  • Radisson boy's rock museum, depleted by break-in, gets boost from Royal Sask. Museum donation
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    Radisson boy's rock museum, depleted by break-in, gets boost from Royal Sask. Museum donation

    It was a case of perfect timing for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) and Judah Tyreman.