Niagara police officer charged with assault; man seriously injured during arrest

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- The Special Investigations Unit says an assault charge has been laid against a Niagara regional police officer in relation to an arrest in August.
The police watchdog agency says officers were sent to a drugstore in Niagara Falls, Ont.
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Police arrest teen in alleged creepy clown assault south of Montreal

ST-REMI, Que. -- Quebec provincial police say a teen dressed in a clown costume faces a charge of assault with a weapon after allegedly attacking someone.
Police say Wednesday night's event seems to be linked to the phenomenon of creepy clown sightings that have been reported elsewhere in Quebec and across North America.
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Duo nabbed in diamond-swapping theft, as police consider wider spree

Jewellers across the country are being warned to check their stock for fake diamonds after a Toronto-area couple were charged in a daring diamond switch that could be connected to a string of similar heists nationwide.
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'Sniper of Mosul' taking out dozens of ISIS terrorists

ISIS’ top leaders are living in terror of a lone sniper who has killed dozens of jihadists in recent days.
The unknown gunman - called the “Sniper of Mosul” - has ramped up his (or her) macabre workload as ISIS’ dreams of a caliphate are obliterated by coalition forces.
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NDP pushes for pipeline inspection reports to be made public in Saskatchewan

REGINA -- The Opposition is pushing the Saskatchewan government to release information about oil pipeline inspections.
NDP environment critic Cathy Sproule says she asked to see all inspections done on Husky pipelines since 2011, but the request was denied because the government is still investigating an oil spill from a Husky pipeline in July.
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Partisan Twitter bots distorting U.S. presidential candidates' popularity

@loserDonldTrump wasn't born yesterday. It was actually the day before.
Just after 3 p.m. ET on October 18, the baby bot burst into the Twitterverse. Someone, somewhere, who is clearly not a fan of the Republican presidential nominee, wrote a piece of code for a Twitter account that would fill people's feeds with anti-Trump messages.
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Postmedia reports quarterly loss of $99.4 million on steep declines in print advertising

TORONTO — Postmedia Network Canada Corp., Canada’s largest newspaper company and the owner of this paper, says it intends to reduce staffing costs by 20% after it reported steep declines in revenue and print advertising in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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Woman charged in unsolved 1989 killing

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A woman has been charged in the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was found nearly 30 years ago in Kansas City, Kansas.
The Wyandotte County District Attorney's office said in a release Thursday that 48-year-old Carolyn J.
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Trudeau’s electoral reform: They love me not, they love me

OTTAWA — Sometimes our prime minister can be so precious that his words can suck the air out of a room.
It is breathtaking.
As long as Justin Trudeau owns the ball, and he can take that ball home whenever he desires, then it would appear everything in Trudeauland is just hunky-dory.
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Man allegedly choked stranger's baby at Walmart

A man in Kansas City is in custody after allegedly choking a stranger’s baby, according to CBS affiliate KCTV.
The incident took place at a Kansas City-area Walmart, where 40-year-old Oleh Zhownirovych,who is now in custody, walked up to a woman who was waiting to check out items and began choking her baby, said the report.
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Man dumps bride after seeing her without makeup

A bride in the United Arab Emirates was dumped by her husband just days after her wedding after he saw her without makeup, reports the Gulf News.
Dr. Abdul Aziz Asaf, consultant psychologist, spoke out on behalf of the bride, 28, who is getting counselling due to this traumatic experience.
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Sex-assault allegations levelled at Quebec MNA

QUEBEC — Premier Philippe Couillard has launched an internal investigation into allegations one of his MNAs sexually assaulted a woman in a Quebec City restaurant.
The woman spoke Wednesday evening during a rally at Université Laval to support victims of sexual assault.
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