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Saskatchewan explores new law that could warn victims of partners’ violent past

A new law is being explored by the province that, if enacted, could go a long way in protecting those affected by domestic violence.Since 2014, the Regina Police Service has responded to an increasing number of police-reported cases of domestic violence.“In 2014, we were responding to about 14 calls of …

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the development of Pyongyang’s most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15. FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people attending a …

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Brazil appeals court schedules early decision on Lula appeal

BRASILIA (Reuters) – A Brazilian appeals court on Tuesday said it would decide on Jan. 24 on an appeal by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against a corruption conviction that could bar him from running in the 2018 presidential race. FILE PHOTO: Former Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula …

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U.S. wary of Putin's declaration of military victory in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is voicing skepticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a major withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria and is arguing that his declaration of victory against Islamic State was premature. Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses servicemen as he visits the Hmeymim air base …

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Latest fire in Chinese capital kills five despite safety blitz

BEIJING (Reuters) – A fire in a southern neighborhood of the Chinese capital Beijing early on Wednesday killed five people, the government said, just weeks after another deadly blaze in the city prompted a crackdown against migrant workers sparking widespread anger. The Beijing fire service said in a short statement …

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Crucial details of Republican tax plan in flux as deal deadline looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Crucial details of the Republican tax plan, including the proposed corporate rate, were in flux late on Tuesday as negotiators from the U.S. Congress rushed to finalize the plan ahead of a self-imposed Wednesday deadline. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax legislation at the …

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Parents of Dwayne Demkiw want expedited trial

It’s been just over two years since police made an arrest in the death of Dwayne Demkiw, who went missing in Alberta in 2015.For Demkiw’s parents in Saskatoon, their search for justice and closure continues.“I don’t think I’ll ever move on, he’s in my thoughts all the time,” Dwayne’s father …

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16-year-old Canadian athlete qualifies for Paralympics 18 months after traumatic accident

Natalie Wilkie grew up in Salmon Arm, B.C., loved to play musical instruments and compete in Nordic skiing.Then 18 months ago her life changed; she lost four fingers on her left hand during a workshop accident at school.“An absolutely devastating injury — a young child to lose her fingers in an …

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Zuma lexicon

With just days before South Africa’s scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma steps down as leader of the governing African National Congress (ANC), we look at how the controversies around him have influenced the way South Africans express themselves. Here are our top 10 phrases which have become part of the vocabulary …

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Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill

The government is facing the threat of a defeat by rebel backbenchers when MPs vote on its flagship EU legislation. Led by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, the rebels want to insert a legal guarantee that MPs should get a vote on any final Brexit deal before it is …