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Border agency seizes 200 kg of hashish hidden in chocolate bars at Port of Halifax

A man is facing multiple drug-related charges after the seizure of 200 kilograms of drugs at the Port of Halifax on May 25.According to a press release on Thursday, officers from Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) detected anomalies in an X-ray image as they were examining a container.The shipment, which …

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NASA hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens, and paying six figures for it

NASA is on the lookout for someone to protect the Earth from an alien invasion.The U.S. space agency is currently hiring a planetary protection officer and is offering a salary between $124,406 and $187,000 per year.READ MORE: Google Street View lets you tour International Space StationStory continues belowThe job involves …

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German prosecutors say 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' fit for prison

BERLIN (Reuters) – A medical examination showed a 96-year-old German known as the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz” was fit to start serving his prison sentence, German prosecutors said on Wednesday, but his lawyer said a court should decide whether he was well enough. Oskar Groening was sentenced to four years in …

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Peterborough police give dog his last ride

  Peterborough Police stepped up to help a good dog get one last car ride.The service posted a photograph on its Facebook page Tuesday, stating that Bear, an old and sick dog, was soon to be put down.However, Bear’s owner John McKelvey of the village of Millbrook, just west of the …

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Toronto police issue public safety alert after woman sexually assaulted in Scarborough

Toronto police have issued a public safety alert after a woman said she was sexually assaulted in Scarborough over the weekend.A 31-year-old woman reported being approached and sexually assaulted while walking in the Dean Park and Meadowvale roads area Sunday morning at 11 a.m.READ MORE: 2 suspects wanted by police …

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Go West, VP Pence tells Balkan leaders

PODGORICA (Reuters) – Vice President Mike Pence accused Russia on Wednesday of working to “destabilize” the Western Balkans and divide the region from the West where he said its future lies. Pence spoke in Montenegro, which joined NATO this year in defiance of Russia, on the final leg of a …

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Accused in 2012 shooting death of Johnathan Zak returns to court

One of the accused in the 2012 shooting death of Jonathan Zak is due back in a London courtroom Wednesday.William Dwayne McDonald is scheduled to appear via video for a bail hearing.READ MORE: London police charge William McDonald for 2012 murder of Jonathan ZakFollowing nearly five years of investigation, London police …

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Russia takes over U.S. compound in Moscow in retaliation over sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian authorities on Wednesday took over a summer-house compound in Moscow leased by the U.S. embassy, five days after the Kremlin ordered Washington to slash its diplomatic presence in Russia. In retaliation for new U.S. sanctions, President Vladimir Putin has ordered the United States to cut around …

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Philippines' Duterte calls North Korea's Kim a 'fool' over nuclear ambitions

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday described North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “fool” and a “son of a bitch”, just days before Manila hosts an international meeting certain to address Pyongyang’s long-range missile tests. Duterte held nothing back in rebuking Kim for “playing with …

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More than one-third of young Canadian adults live with their parents: 2016 census

Just over one-third of young adults in Canada are living with their parents, according to the 2016 census.This number has been increasing slowly since 2001. Now, 34.7 per cent of adults aged 20-34 live with at least one parent.“That’s a share that is similar to the United States and Australia, …