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Putin thanks Russians for re-election, promises economic ‘breakthrough’ for the country


The president said that Russia needs to make a “real breakthrough” in many spheres and move to encourage economic growth, raise living standards, modernize health care and education, revive the infrastructure and solve environmental and…

Commemorative china marking Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding goes on sale

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Harry and Markle are making a trip to Northern Ireland as part of their pre-wedding tour of the United Kingdom.

At least 1 dead in supermarket hostage-taking in southern France

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The suspect went to a Super U supermarket in Trebes, where he shot and killed one person and shot another who is in life-threatening condition, the secretary general of the SGP Police-FO union said.

Police make second arrest in death of 21-year-old Brampton man

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Peel Regional Police say they've charged 22-year-old Guryodh Singh Khattra with first-degree murder in the death of Paviter Singh Bassi.

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Asian Assassinz gang purchased legal guns police document says

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An associate of the Asian Assassinz gang legally purchased almost a dozen guns, and was unable to produce 10 of them when asked by police in September 2013, according to a police document created one year later.


Ex-Playboy model shares elaborate details on alleged 10-month love affair with Trump

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Karen McDougal told CNN that she was racked with guilt about Donald Trump cheating on his wife, especially when he showed her the couple’s Trump Tower penthouse apartment when Melania was not home.


Saudi prince denies media reports claiming he said Jared Kushner was ‘in his pocket’


Having that kind of relationship “will not help us” and does not exist, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Thursday.


‘I never got to say goodbye.’ Victims’ families speak at sentencing of teen who started fatal fire at foster home

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Girl with mental health challenges given maximum three year sentence for starting deadly blaze at Lindsay, Ont., group home that killed caregiver Andrea Reid and resident Kassy Finbow.

B.C.’s incoming privacy commissioner heading up Britain’s data hacking investigation


Michael McEvoy has been working with the U.K.’s top privacy watchdog which is looking into allegations around the Brexit-Leave campaign, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.


Toronto doctor's sex abuse case hinges on whether woman was actually his patient

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A five-member panel must decide if a doctor accused of sexual abuse was engaged in a doctor-patient relationship with a woman he had sex with.

5 places to celebrate Earth Hour 2018 in Toronto


There’s a lot more you can do on March 24 than just shutting off your lights.

Optometrist found guilty of sexually abusing three patients

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Dr. Jon Barnes, who has a practice in Beaverton and Stouffville, faces possibility of having his license suspended for four months.


U.S. drops charges against Turkish President Erdogan’s bodyguards over last year’s brawl in Washington


Assault charges are still pending against four other members of Erdogan’s security detail as well as two Canadian citizens accused in the May 2017 altercation outside the Turkish ambassador’s Washington home during a visit by Erdogan.


Cocaine dealer tells cop’s trial he was ‘pretty much allowed to sell drugs’

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A Hamilton drug dealer describes in detail his alleged cash-for-protection deal with a police officer that allowed him to sell drugs with impunity.

Rex Tillerson laments ‘mean-spirited’ Washington as he leaves State Department after abrupt firing


In a brief final farewell address to State Department employees on Thursday, Tillerson urged them to protect their personal integrity and to strive to respect one another. “This can be a very mean-spirited town,” he said to laughter from…


‘Our hearts are broken,’ father of children killed in Ajax triple homicide says

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Vas Pejcinovski has set up a memorial fund to honour his former wife and two children murdered last week in their Ajax home.


40,000 smoke detectors sold in Canada recalled for defect

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North Carolina company Kidde has issued a recall for models PI2010 and PI9020, which may not be able to detect smoke.


Kalen Schlatter, accused of killing Tess Richey, makes court appearance via video, will appear again April 23

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Schlatter had his charges upgraded Wednesday to first-degree murder in the death of Tess Richey, 22.

Lawyer argues $500,000 bond excessive for alleged Parkland school shooter’s brother


Zachary Cruz was arrested Monday while skateboarding on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where authorities say his brother Nikolas killed 17 people and wounded 17 others in the Valentine’s Day massacre. Zachary Cruz had…


U.K. PM Theresa May encourages EU leaders to unite, condemn Russia after ex-spy poisoning


As Russia denied responsibility and slammed Britain’s investigation into the nerve-agent attack, some European leaders urged caution while the investigation continues.

Thursday, Mar 22

Police investigating after man caught on video vandalizing Thornhill synagogue

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Community members and politicians speak out against what appears to be anti-Semitic violence.

Montreal man accused of stabbing cop in Michigan airport faces new terrorism charge


Amor Ftouhi has been charged with stabbing an officer in the neck at Flint’s Bishop International Airport in June. The U.S. government added a charge Wednesday of committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries.

Critics mock Service Canada’s move to gender-neutral language

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Service Canada employees are asked to use gender-neutral or gender-inclusive language to avoid “portraying a perceived bias toward a particular sex or gender.”

Ombudsman slams city’s ‘serious shortcomings’ in midst of shelter crisis

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City staff provided “incorrect” and “obsolete” information to people seeking emergency shelter during deep freeze.

Wednesday, Mar 21

Police determine threat at Brampton school ‘not credible’


Staff and students from Chinguacousy Secondary School were sent to nearby high school Wednesday morning as police investigated a reported threat

Two suspects identified in beating of man with autism at Square One bus terminal

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Ronjot Singh Dhami, 25, and Parmvir Singh Chahil, 21, are wanted by Peel police on a Canada-wide warrant for aggravated assault. Warning: The video may be disturbing to some readers.

Brampton man beaten with sticks dies in hospital


Peel police say 21-year-old Paviter Singh Bassi was beaten with sticks by two suspects on Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead Tuesday morning.

Facebook data whistleblower oversaw pilot project for Liberals in 2016, source says


In January 2016, Christopher Wylie pitched his services to the Liberal caucus research office and the Liberals signed a contract, said a senior party source.

Tuesday, Mar 20

‘Indirect contact’ could’ve led to DNA transfer, expert tells Toronto murder trial

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The Crown closed its case against accused murderers Michael Ivezic and Demitry Papasotiriou-Lanteigne after a marathon cross-examination of a forensic biologist.

All levels of U.S. government, agencies must share info to deter election meddling: senators


The Senate Intelligence Committee said federal warnings last time did not provide enough information or go to the right people in state and local governments.

Trump Organization’s project partner on India office tower accused of bilking investors


The former CEO of the real estate firm IREO, said he saw “various acts of cheating, fraud and misappropriation of money.” The company is accused of cheating investors out of nearly $150 million (U.S.).

Tennessee church shooting suspect indicted on 43 counts, including first-degree murder


Emanuel Kidega Samson, 26, is accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding six people at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ shooting in Nashville.

Monday, Mar 19

Fatal shooting is Chicago’s 100th homicide of the year

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At least 454 people have been shot in Chicago this year, lower than 2016 and 2017 but higher than 2015.

Canada to deploy helicopters, medical team to UN Mali mission


Military will deploy helicopters, medical team to Mali as government makes good on a long-delayed commitment to support United Nations peace operations.

Another explosion injures 2 in Austin, cause unclear


Austin-Travis County Emergency Management Services tweeted that an explosion in southwest Austin had injured two men in their 20s who were hospitalized.

Shred-it trucks still rule the roost on Freeland St.

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For years, we’ve been watching and reporting on Shred-it’s disregard for traffic congestion and parking rules, by pulling trucks into no-parking zones and cycling lanes to pick up and shred documents.

Sunday, Mar 18

U.S. and British lawmakers demand answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after misuse of data

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The demands came in response to news reports about how the firm, Cambridge Analytica, used a feature once available to Facebook app developers to collect information on 270,000 people and, in the process, gain access to data on tens of…

RCMP in B.C. arrest pipeline protesters at Trans Mountain work site


Similar actions are planned for each day starting Monday and will involve Indigenous leaders, politicians, celebrities and grassroots volunteers.

Conservative critic questions Liberal plan to send Canadian peacekeepers to Mali

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“Is this in Canada’s national interest or is this in the Liberals’ interest?” asked MP James Bezan, after a government source confirmed Canada will dispatch an aviation task force to the West African nation as part of a UN mission.

When guns are not enough, assassins get creative with their tactics


The assassination attempt on two Russians in England this month is just the latest in a long line of murder plots with imaginative implementations.