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52 dead in China's latest round of flooding, including 2 schoolchildren aboard overloaded bus

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The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said. At least six other people are missing in floods that have ravaged mountain districts of six provinces and autonomous regions in central and southeastern China. Apart from the two schoolchildren, 42 others have died due to floods and heavy rains, including 16 in the collapse of a nine-story building in the city of Guiyang following a landslide.

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Protests, arrests after judge acquits Ohio officer in deaths of 2 unarmed black suspects

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Police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight as protesters took to the streets after a judge found a city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire. Michael Brelo, 31, faces administrative charges while remaining suspended without pay after his acquittal Saturday on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, but he no longer faces the prospect of prison. Brelo and 12 other officers fired 137 shots at a car with Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams inside it on Nov. 29, 2012.

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Storm brings flash floods, closes highways in B.C. Interior

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 23:55
A violent storm has ripped through Cache Creek in British Columbia's Interior, bringing with it heavy rainfall, gusting winds, and hail. Kamloops Search and Rescue volunteers have arrived Cache Creek following reports a vehicle and two mobile home trailers washed into the Bonaparte River. Volunteer search manager Alan Hobler had earlier said he believed the occupants of the vehicle were able to escape.
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Local media: Burundi opposition figure killed in drive-by shooting in capital amid unrest

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 23:40
The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura, local media reported. Iwacu, a prominent news organization in Burundi, reported on its website that Zedi Feruzi of the UPD-Zigamibanga party was slain late Saturday in a drive-by shooting in which at least one of his bodyguards was also killed. There have been almost daily street protests in Bujumbura over Nkurunziza's third-term bid, a decision that also sparked a failed move by some senior military officers to oust the president.
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Fire limits ability of investigators to reach scene of Alberta plane crash

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:38
Police say wildfire conditions at the scene of the crash of a firefighting plane in northern Alberta are making it difficult for investigators to reach the site. Mounties say the site is inside the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, an area used by military pilots for weapons training. Mike Dunsmore said the military and search and rescue personnel escorted police into the crash site late Friday and helped recover the body of the 38-year-old civilian pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft.
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Fiat Chrysler CEO approached GM about a merger, was rebuffed: NYT

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:20

Quoting two people with knowledge of the email, the Times said it detailed how global carmakers needed to consolidate to save money and suggested a merged GM and Fiat Chrysler would cut billions of dollars in costs and create an automotive giant. Reuters first reported on April 13 that Marchionne, who leads the world's seventh-largest carmaker, was contemplating a super merger, possibly in the United States, to plug his company's weaknesses and cement his legacy before stepping down in early 2019.

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North Wabasca Lake area evacuated due to wildfires

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:20
Dozens of people have been evacuated from the their homes near North Wabasca Lake due to wildfires in the area.
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Alberta's Top News Headlines for Saturday

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 20:50
Evacuations after wildfires threaten northern Alberta and residents dealing with the devastating loss of their homes following a massive condo fire in Edmonton: watch the video above as CBC's Alicia Asquith brings you up to date on the top stories in the province today. 
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Family mourns 'large-hearted' B.C. man who died in boating accident in Mexico

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 20:33
The mother of a British Columbia man who died in a boating accident in Mexico says he was a big-hearted, generous man who always reached out to help others. Betty Danilkiewicz said her son John, 64, died when the boat ran into strong winds last Tuesday on Lake Chapala near Guadalajara. Ask anybody," said Betty, her voice breaking.
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Clareview condo fire leaves all 106 suites damaged

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 20:14

Darren London is among him. While the roof and fourth-floor suffered the brunt of the damage, all of the building's 106 suites suffered some water or fire damage. London was lucky enough to have friends to take him and his wife in, giving them a place to stay and providing them with clothing.

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B.B. King draws cheers more than tears from family, friends in Vegas: 'For us, he was love'

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:53

A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas. "B.B. was energetic, Amen?" Pastor Pamela Myrtis Mason said to open the service that drew more than 350 to the Palm Mortuary chapel. "Why don't you put your hands together for the King of the Blues, B.B. King!" the pastor said.

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'A bold and joyful people': Ireland backs gay marriage in landslide, talks about a revolution

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:53

"We're the first country in the world to enshrine marriage equality in our constitution and do so by popular mandate."

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Alberta forest fire forces evacuation of oilsands facilities

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:44
Cenovus Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Limited have evacuated their facilities within the Cold Lake Air Weapons range, close to Alberta's eastern border, due to an out-of-control forest fire in the area. "Yesterday, CNRL evacuated their plant facilities in the Primrose area and then, last night at 11 o'clock, we advised Cenovus in Foster Creek that it would be a good precautionary move to evacuate their personnel as well," said  Leslie Lozinski, spokeswoman for the province's environmental and resource ministry. Cenovus evacuated their facilities at Foster Creek because the fire threatened the only road out, which would have made any evacuation of the facility difficult.
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Many questions as investigators sort out deadly gunbattle that killed 43 on Mexican ranch

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:39

The call for backup went out to local police after 8 a.m. There was a shootout underway at a ranch in the western reaches of Michoacan state and the federal authorities needed help. One federal police officer died while trying to aid a wounded comrade, government officials said. Photographs from the site showed the bodies of men without shirts and some without shoes strewn over the ranch, in an area near the Michoacan border with Jalisco state that is a stronghold of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, one of the most powerful and fastest-growing organized crime groups to surface in recent years.

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'Good Samaritan' who helped save pedestrian's life credits first aid training

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:20

A 'Good Samaritan' who helped save the life of woman hit by a car this week says he used basic first aid training to keep her alive until paramedics arrived. 

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Francois Bugingo says he is stunned by a report alleging he fabricated stories

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:18
A well-known foreign correspondent in Quebec says he is "stunned" by a newspaper report alleging he fabricated information in several of his stories over the years. The report in Montreal's La Presse newspaper alleges that Francois Bugingo did not visit several places at the times he claimed and falsified his involvement in several international incidents including a hostage negotiation. The newspaper says it based its story in part on a number of interviews with people from some of the places that Bugingo said he reported from.
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Father Jim Holland allowed to stay at Sacred Heart church

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 16:50

On Sunday morning, Rev. Jim Holland will the stand before his congregation in Edmonton's Sacred Heart of the First Peoples church, the same spot he has stood for the past two decades. Holland, affectionately known as Father Jim, was worried it might be one of his last. In his 20 years at the inner-city church, the 73-year-old has juggled giving sermons with providing support for the vulnerable among his flock: those struggling with addiction, homelessness and the cruel legacy of residential schools.

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Sheriff says Missouri suspect in killing of ex-girlfriend and her teen son has been shot dead

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 16:45

Law enforcement officers killed James Barton Horn Jr., 47, at a state wildlife area in western Missouri, south of Knob Noster, Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom said. Authorities have been searching for Horn since late April when he was charged in the kidnapping of 46-year-old Sandra Kay Sutton. Prosecutors said Sutton told police that Horn kept her in a wooden crate off-and-on for four months at their home in Sedalia, some 90 miles (145 kilometres) southeast of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Man points imitation firearm at woman's head, pulls trigger, police say

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 16:33
A 25-year-old man has been charged after allegedly pointing an imitation revolver at the head of his former employee's mother and pulling the trigger on Friday night, police say. An altercation began on the front steps of a home on Damselfly Way in Barrhaven when a young former employee arrived with his parents to ask for payment. "During this altercation, the suspect pulled out a revolver, pointed it at the [mother's] head and pulled the trigger.
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Montreal police seek potential victims after man arrested for inciting minors

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 16:29
Montreal police are asking for potential victims to come forward after arresting Richard Farrow, 64, on sex-related charges connected to minors in LaSalle.
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