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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Elections commissioner halts robocalls probe, says no evidence for charges

OTTAWA - A three-year investigation into allegations of fraudulent robocalls during the last federal election has found no evidence of intent to deceive voters nor any evidence of an orchestrated scheme beyond Guelph, Ont. A long-awaited report from commissioner of elections Yves Cote will come as vindication for the Conservative party, which has...

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

US journalist released by insurgents in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW - An American journalist who was held by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine for several days says he has been released and is in good condition.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Rebels kill 7 in India, casting pall over big day of voting in national elections

Story ImageSRINAGAR, India - A major day of voting in the world's biggest elections was marred by violence Thursday as suspected rebels killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were leaving buses after conducting balloting in two Indian states.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Afghan government guard opens fire at Kabul hospital, kills 3 American doctors, wounds nurse

Story ImageKABUL - An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

The five Senate reform questions the Supreme Court will address Friday

OTTAWA - When the Supreme Court hands down its advice Friday on what it will take to reform or abolish the Senate, it will answer five questions asked by the federal government:

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

High court to issue constitutional road map Friday on Senate reform, abolition

Story ImageOTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper went to the Supreme Court looking for a road map for Senate reform.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Newfoundland faces 'unacceptably high risk' of power outages in future

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A consultant's report on Newfoundland's power failures in January blames insufficient generation and equipment maintenance, and says there's an "unacceptably high risk" of future blackouts.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials; signs that ship was heavily overloaded

Story ImageJINDO, South Korea - Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for...

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

'Horror,' UN Security Council says, after S. Sudan massacre; president replaces army leader

Story ImageNAIROBI, Kenya - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed "horror" at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. ambassador to the world body said she fears a deepening human catastrophe.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Saudi Arabia says MERS virus deaths reach 85 as new infections include pilgrim in Mecca

Story ImageRIYADH, Saudi Arabia - In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus related to SARS and 36 more cases of infection, including a Turkish pilgrim in Mecca.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

C.D. Howe report says temporary foreign workers program has boosted joblessness

OTTAWA - A new report by the C.D. Howe Institute is harshly critical of the federal government's controversial temporary foreign workers program, saying it has spurred a higher unemployment rate in western Canada.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Camilla 'devastated' by death of brother who fell in NY, suffering head injury

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Chicago pediatrician among 3 Americans killed by security guard at hospital in Afghanistan

CHICAGO - A family member says one of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Costa Rica government warned US against launch of 'Cuban Twitter,' now demands answers

Story ImageSAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries'...

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