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Comic-Con attendees get first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer, 'Hunger Games' capitol experience

National News - 20 min 34 sec ago

The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con. Fans gathered Friday at the Capitol Gallery in downtown San Diego, where holographic versions of two characters from the film offered visitors a silent welcome before the minute-long teaser trailer was shown. The trailer opens with a hovership landing and a meeting between leaders of the rebellion, where Phillip Seymour Hoffman and a grey-haired Julianne Moore discuss Katniss Everdeen's role. Meanwhile, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) declares the Mockingjay symbol illegal.


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S. Korea: N. Korea fires missile into sea on eve of Korean War armistice signing anniversary

National News - 25 min 17 sec ago
South Korea's Defence Ministry says North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast. A ministry official says the missile fired from North Korea's southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening flew about 500 kilometres (310 miles) across the country before landing in the ocean.
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UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet among scattered debris in northern Mali

National News - 25 min 30 sec ago

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali said Saturday that its experts found the second black box of the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated in remote northern Mali, killing all 118 people onboard. The Air Algerie jet was flying from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to Algiers, Algeria on Thursday when it went down in a remote part of northern Mali near the border with Burkina Faso. The Burkina Faso government has flown three family members of those killed aboard the jet to the site in Mali where debris from the plane and the remains of passengers are scattered, said spokesman Victorien Sawadogo.


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Montreal fireworks mishap sees crowd showered with sparks

National News - 25 min 51 sec ago

Spectators watching the International Fireworks Competition from the Jacques-Cartier Bridge Wednesday night got a fright when they were showered with sparks from two of the devices. Video obtained by Radio-Canada shows a device known as a horsetail going off close to the bridge and raining sparks down onto the bridge’s deck, where a large number of spectators gathered to watch the shows. Wednesday night’s show was a tribute to Nelson Mandela by a team representing France.


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Canada must not falter in the face of 'aggressive militarism' by Russia: Harper

National News - 31 min 22 sec ago
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the western world can't soften its tough stand toward Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, even at the expense of the economy. In an unusual move, Harper has written an editorial on the situation in Ukraine that was published in Saturday's Globe and Mail. He writes that although militants in eastern Ukraine are referred to as 'pro-Russian separatists,' there is no doubt they are "an extension of the "Russian state." Harper accuses Russia of "aggressive militarism" that he says is a threat to not only Ukraine, but Europe and the values that bind Western nations.
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