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Wind company owed $28M by federal government asks court to force payment

TORONTO -- A wind power company is going to court to try to get $28 million it is owed by the federal government over an Ontario offshore wind moratorium.
Windstream Energy had a 300-megawatt project planned for an offshore wind project in eastern Ontario when the provincial government abruptly enacted the moratorium in February 2011.
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Canada saw nearly 20M visitors in 2016: Destination Canada

In a sign that interest in Canada as a travel destination is rising, the country's tourism office reports that 2016 saw the arrival of 19.98 million international travellers, narrowly missing the all-time record set in 2002.
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Asian stocks drift higher as investors await Fed minutes

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- Asian stock markets were mixed with subdued movements on Wednesday, getting little push from Wall Street's record high overnight, as investors awaited the Fed's latest meeting minutes due later in the day for clues about the U.S.
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Malaysia wants to question North Korea diplomat in murder probe of dictator's sibling

Malaysian police named on Wednesday a senior official in the North Korean embassy and another linked to its state airline, wanted for questioning over the murder last week of Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother.
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Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

MOSCOW -- An unmanned Russian cargo ship lifted off successfully Wednesday on a supply mission to the International Space Station.
A Soyuz-U booster rocket carrying the Progress MS-05 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 11:58 a.m.
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Video shows Harrison Ford wrongly flying over airliner

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Video released Tuesday shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford suddenly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with 110 people aboard at a Southern California airport.
The 45 seconds of soundless video show the 74-year-old "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star's potentially serious mishap at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
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'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled at Statue of Liberty

In this photo provided by Vitoria Londero, a giant banner saying "Refugees Welcome" hangs on pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in New York. (Vitoria Londero via AP)
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'Hellboy 3 is not happening' says filmmaker

Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro has officially scrapped plans to develop a third Hellboy movie.
Last month, the director sent fans into a frenzy when he offered them a challenge to help bring a new instalment to the big screen.
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Former Hong Kong chief executive Tsang sentenced to 20 months in prison

A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison for misconduct over a luxury apartment in mainland China intended for his retirement.
Judge Andrew Chan said that he was going to sentence Donald Tsang to 30 months in jail but took off 10 months because of his good character and contribution to Hong Kong.
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Suspects wiped toxin on Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia police chief says

Malaysia's police chief says the two female suspects in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother at Kuala Lumpur's airport were trained to wipe toxin on his face, then wash their hands.
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For over a decade Mary Jo Eustace, 43, has withstood the storm — now she is the storm.
Just not quite the way the story was recently reported.
The Los Angeles-based media personality, a Toronto native, recently filed contempt of court allegations against her former husband, Dean McDermott, whom Eustace says owes her over $100,000 in past-due, court-ordered support payments.
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Baseball's Hall of Fame to honour episode of 'The Simpsons'

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Baseball's Hall of Fame will honour "The Simpsons" on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's "Homer at the Bat" episode.
First televised on Feb. 20, 1992, "Homer at the Bat" featured future Hall of Famers Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr.
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