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The Latest: Taliban claim responsibility for suicide bomb that targeted NATO convoy in Kabul

1 hour 59 min ago

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday. Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Sediqqi says one civilian was killed in the attack, which also wounded 19 people. The chief health official for Kabul hospitals says 19 people have been wounded in the suicide blast in Kabul.

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P.E.I. Teachers' Federation president takes government job

2 hours 1 min ago

Gilles Arsenault, president of the P.E.I. Teachers' Federation, has confirmed to CBC News he has accepted a job with the provincial government. Arsenault has been in the news recently as the point person for outrage over the provincial government's cutting of 28 teaching positions at the English Language School Board. On Monday Arsenault called off a rally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon to protest the decision, following a government announcement that it would review the decision.

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Motorcyclist loses part of hand in collision with van

2 hours 8 min ago

Shortly before 8:20 p.m. the two vehicles collided on Highway 417 eastbound east of Panmure Road, south of the town of Kinburn, Ont., OPP said. The 33-year-old motorcycle suffered a "traumatic amputation" of part of his hand, as well as forearm fractures, said paramedics. A section of Highway 417 at Panmure Road was closed Monday night after the collision.

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NATO: Coalition convoy targeted in suicide attack in Kabul; casualties expected

2 hours 12 min ago
A suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed vehicle targeted a NATO military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, police and a NATO official said. Police on the scene said casualties were expected. "It was a suicide car bomber, there are casualties but it is too early to know the extent of the damage," said Kabul deputy police chief Sayed Gulagha.
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Cenovus to sell royalty business to Ontario Teachers'

2 hours 14 min ago
(Reuters) - Canadian oil producer Cenovus Energy Inc said it would sell its royalty business, Heritage Royalty Limited Partnership, to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. The decision to sell the business was made after considering several alternatives including an initial public offering, Cenovus said in a statement on Tuesday. Cenovus said it expects gross cash proceeds of about $3.3 billion.
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Man in wheelchair robs bank in Queens section of New York, makes getaway

2 hours 15 min ago

It may not have been the fastest getaway, but police are searching for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a bank in New York City. It happened at the Santander Bank in Queens shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. After receiving over $1,200 in bills, police say the suspect then fled westbound on Broadway in the wheelchair.

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Prosecutor: Beheading, French gas plant attack bore Islamic State trademark

2 hours 16 min ago

The man who decapitated his employer and hung the severed head surrounded by Islamic flags took two photos of the macabre scene and sent them almost immediately to a friend in Syria, a French prosecutor said Tuesday. The attack bore the trademark of the Islamic State group's propaganda, and the friend has already requested permission from the extremists to distribute the snapshots, said Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. Yassin Salhi, a truck driver with a history of radical Islamic ties dating back to 2003, was seized by firefighters at the Air Products chemicals warehouse.

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Indonesian air force transport plane crashes in Medan neighbourhood, at least 37 dead

2 hours 25 min ago

An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday into a residential neighbourhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan, killing dozens of people. North Sumatra police chief Eko Hadi Sutedjo told reporters that the plane was carrying 50 people based on its manifest. The crash of the transport plane occurred just two minutes after it took off from Soewondo air force base.

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Mississauga crash halts eastbound Highway 401 traffic

2 hours 27 min ago

A serious vehicle rollover on Highway 401 has closed eastbound traffic at Trafalgar Road, OPP said Tuesday morning.

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Demand high at P.E.I.'s Upstreet Craft brewing

2 hours 33 min ago
P.E.I.'s third craft brewery opened on Friday afternoon, and demand is so high there is likely to be a shortage in the early going. Upstreet serves the beer on tap and in growlers at its brewery on Allen Street in Charlottetown, and at a number of bars in Charlottetown. The new company joins the P.E.I. Brewing Company and Barnone on the Island's craft beer scene.
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Washington state wildfire victims return to burned homes; 'It hurts, but it's just stuff'

3 hours 14 min ago

Tom Bryant watched the central Washington state wildfire advance up a hillside toward his home, then turned to tell his wife it was time to evacuate. Firefighters on Monday kept a close eye on the wildfire, which has burned more than 4 square miles. The season's worst wildfire struck as the state is struggling with a severe drought.

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Police: Huge explosion shakes Afghan capital near busy shopping district

3 hours 15 min ago
KABUL - A huge explosion has shaken the Afghan capital, Kabul, sending a plume of black smoke over the city's western suburbs.
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Zengarry Cashew Cheeses ordered to stop using word 'cheese'

3 hours 40 min ago

A small business making dairy-free nut cheese has been ordered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency not to use the word "cheese" on its labels, but the owner is arguing that government legislation is out of date. Lynda Turner, owner of Zengarry Cashew Cheeses in Alexandria, Ont., told CBC News that after a CFIA inspection she was asked in early June to come up with an action plan to change the company's labels, website and branding. "Coconut milk, almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, they're all allowed on the labels.

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Co-op stores 50-50 lottery ends with Sobeys deal

3 hours 40 min ago
Dozens of community groups on Prince Edward Island will have to find new ways of raising funds after changes to Charlottetown's Co-op grocery stores. The member's 50-50 lottery, which raised hundreds of thousand of dollars for charity each year, has ended. Last year, members at the Queen Street and Walker Drive Co-ops in Charlottetown bought enough $2 50-50 tickets to raise more than $400,000, half of which went to 30 to 40 Island charities.
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Montreal kayakers slowly paddling their way to Mexico

3 hours 40 min ago

A trio of Île-Perrot kayakers are a month and a half into the journey of a lifetime.

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Summer forecast suggests more of the same for Ontario, Quebec, West

3 hours 40 min ago

Don't worry Ontario and Quebec, summer is around the corner. It just depends on your definition of "around the corner."

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Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight

3 hours 53 min ago

It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains that it needs to pay its debts. As a result, the government is unlikely to repay a roughly 1.6 billion-euro ($1.87 billion) debt to the International Monetary Fund due Tuesday, too — a move that increases fears the country is heading to a messy default and potential exit from the euro currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras argues that the demands from creditors for further, tougher austerity measures cannot be accepted after six years of recession.

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Flames from quick-burning wildfire tear through homes, force evacuations in Washington state

3 hours 56 min ago

From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighbourhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee. Wildfires hit parts of central and eastern Washington over the weekend as the state is struggling with a severe drought. Eastern Washington has been experiencing temperatures into the 100s, and last week Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency proclamation that allows state resources to quickly be brought in to respond to wildfires.

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Three private bills up for final vote on last day before Senate rises

4 hours 10 min ago
A final vote on a contentious union finance disclosure bill will likely be the last act of senators before they leave for their summer break. The government used its majority in the Senate to shut off debate and force a final vote on Bill C-377 that's set for later today. The bill would require unions to publicly disclose all transactions over $5,000, reveal the details of officers or executives who make over $100,000, and provide that information to the Canada Revenue Agency, which would publicly post the information to its website.
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Four stories in the news today, June 30

4 hours 34 min ago

A report published online by Maclean's magazine says NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair was in discussions in 2007 to join the Conservative party as a senior adviser on the environment to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Several sources told the magazine the discussions allegedly broke down over money, with Mulcair seeking nearly double what Harper’s office offered. Mulcair says his conversations about an advisory role with the government broke down over the Conservatives' environmental policies and not over money.

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