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Pakistani climber killed, Italians injured by avalanche

ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani climber was killed and Italian and Pakistani members of the same expedition were injured after being caught in an avalanche on a mountain in remote northern Pakistan, a mountaineering group said Tuesday.
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Airbus is ready for pilotless jets, are you?

LE BOURGET, France -- The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all -- and is working on winning over regulators and travellers to the idea.
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Asian markets mostly edge higher ahead of Fed meeting

SINGAPORE -- Stocks in Asia mostly advanced Tuesday ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks.
The Kospi in South Korea gained 0.5% to 2,101.43, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng picked up 0.9% to 27,471.19.
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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer

NEW YORK -- Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has been diagnosed with throat cancer.
The singer and guitarist of the heavy metal band announced the news on social media Monday, writing that he's "working closely with my doctors, and we've mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate.
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The federal Liberal government is teetering on a tightrope this week as it attempts to prove it can balance economic development with environmental protection during the final sitting of Parliament before the fall election.
Bill C-69, legislation overhauling national assessments for major resource and transportation projects, began its final ride Monday in the Senate.
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Venezuela's Guaido grapples with case of alleged corruption

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's U.S.-backed opposition on Monday came under increasing scrutiny for a case in which two activists allegedly misappropriated funds designated to help Venezuelan security forces who deserted and crossed into Colombia.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido said his diplomatic representative in Colombia will on Tuesday provide Colombian investigators with information about an opposition probe of the case.
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'Forgive me, Lord:' Manslaughter trial hears recordings of Calgary grandfather

CALGARY -- A trial for a man charged in the death of his grandson has heard recordings of what appear to be the accused praying for forgiveness.
Allan Perdomo Lopez is charged with manslaughter in the July 2015 death of five-year-old Emilio Perdomo.
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N.B. woman's 'silly Halloween thing' mistaken for body in car

A New Brunswick woman who bought a Halloween decoration at a local yard sale found out the hard way that sometimes skeletons are best left in the closet.
Rachel Schmidt of Fredericton, N.B.
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Sharer of New Zealand mosque shooting video gets 21 months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being slaughtered at a New Zealand mosque has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Philip Arps had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the video, which was livestreamed on Facebook by a gunman on March 15 as he began killing 51 people at two mosques.
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Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

BEIJING -- A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said.
The Yibin city government posted the casualty toll on its social media accounts Tuesday morning.
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Ahmad Bohari and his friends arrived to downtown Toronto's University Avenue around 10 a.m., secured a good spot along the street ahead of the Raptors victory parade, went to get some food an hour later, and then waited.
And waited.
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An argument is brewing over who should be in charge of Aretha Franklin's estate

A fight is emerging over whether one of Aretha Franklin's sons could be put in charge of the late singer's estate after a handwritten will from 2014 was recently found under cushions in her suburban Detroit home.
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