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OPP report spike in ‘move over’ charges for 2nd consecutive year

Ontario Provincial Police are urging drivers to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles this long weekend after reporting a spike in charges for a second consecutive year.OPP laid 2,443 move over and related charges against drivers in 2016, which surpassed numbers the previous year, of 2,050.READ MORE: Ontario …

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Venezuela crisis: Jailed Maduro critic returned to house arrest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma has been returned to house arrest after spending three days in jail, his wife has confirmed. The mayor of Caracas was detained with fellow opposition leader Leopoldo López after urging protests against a controversial vote held last Sunday. …

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Convicted murderer Victoria Henneberry loses appeal

The woman convicted of the murder of Loretta Saunders had her appeal dismissed, meaning she faces life in prison and will have to wait for 10 years before she can apply for parole.Victoria Hennebery, who negotiated a guilty plea to the charge of second-degree-murder instead of contesting a first-degree murder …

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Singapore PM's nephew says attorney-general's letter accuses him of contempt of court

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The nephew of Singapore’s prime minister said on Friday he was sent a letter by the city-state’s attorney general that described comments he made on his Facebook account about the “litigious” nature of the government as being contempt of court. The accusation is the latest twist in …

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Egg vending machine installed on farm to tackle thieves

A family-run egg farm has installed a vending machine because so many people were abusing its honesty box system. Cavick House Farm in Wymondham, Norfolk, had been relying on the good will of customers to pay the correct amount for their eggs. David and Julie Barber keep 16,000 hens and …

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U.S. military probes torture claims at Cameroon base

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The U.S. military has opened an inquiry into allegations of torture and murder of suspected Boko Haram militants at a Cameroonian army base used extensively by American troops, a spokesman said on Friday. Rights group Amnesty International said last month it had documented 101 cases of arbitrary …

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Nova Scotia cools funding dispute by committing money to CBU

A university in Cape Breton is getting a funding boost from the province after complaining that another school received money it was also entitled to.The Nova Scotia government said yesterday it will give additional money to Cape Breton University, just days after it emerged that Acadia University received extra funding.Advanced …

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Montreal police investigate warehouse fire

Montreal police were investigating what is being described as a “fire of unknown origins” in a warehouse on Notre-Dame Street West, near Angrignon Boulevard, early Friday morning.The fire was reported at around 2:45 a.m. by an ambulance crew driving by on Highway 20.Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said the fire …

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New Pakistan PM wants probe of harassment accusations against opposition's Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s new prime minister on Friday called for an investigation into allegations that opposition leader Imran Khan harassed a woman lawmaker, charges Khan dismisses as revenge for his role in last week’s ouster of then-premier Nawaz Sharif. A furious social media backlash threatening violence against Khan’s accuser, …

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Wannacry money laundering attempt thwarted

The hackers behind the Wannacry ransomware have tried to conceal who they are by using a virtual currency that is more anonymous than Bitcoin. Victims paid more than $140,000 (£107,000) in bitcoins to recover files scrambled by Wannacry. Earlier this week the gang behind the attack started to move the …