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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh denies 2nd sexual misconduct allegation

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as second claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman.
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Quebec party leaders back on campaign trail after visiting tornado victims

MONTREAL -- The thorny issue of sovereignty re-emerged on the Quebec campaign trail on Sunday, as Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard suggested his Coalition Avenir Quebec rival hadn't totally given up on the idea of an independent Quebec.
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Teen killed as Nicaragua protest tensions flare again

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Armed men wearing hoods clashed with anti-government protesters in Nicaragua's capital Sunday, and police said a teenager was killed and five people were injured.
Images on Nicaraguan television showed men carrying guns and the red and black flag of the government of President Daniel Ortega.
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Trudeau affirms support for 'united Spain' following meetings with Spanish PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday he has confidence in the ability of the Spanish government and its people to resolve the Catalan secession crisis in a way that respects freedom of expression.
Trudeau made the comment in Montreal on Sunday, where he hosted a series of meetings with his Spanish counterpart, Pedro Sanchez.
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Vatican 'owes God an apology' over abuse allegations: N.L. activist's letter

The prominent founder of a Newfoundland organization for clergy abuse survivors has written a letter to Pope Francis that says the Vatican "owes God an apology" for mismanagement of abuse allegations.
"I realize you inherited this problem, but the way the Vatican mismanaged this crisis is disgraceful," wrote Gemma Hickey, founder of Pathways Foundation in St.
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NAFTA talks 'very likely' on sidelines of UN General Assembly, Trudeau says

U.S. and Canadian officials trying to reach a deal on NAFTA are "very likely" to hold informal talks on the sidelines of a major UN meeting in the next few days, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday.
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James Woods locked out of Twitter for tweet that violated rules

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet that was found to be in violation of its rules.
Woods posted a tweet in July that included a meme from a hoax campaign that encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections.
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Georgia jury awards US$31M over boy's botched circumcision

JONESBORO, Ga. -- A law firm says a Georgia jury has awarded US$31 million to a boy for a botched circumcision he received as a newborn.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the award was handed down Friday in northern Georgia's Clayton County.
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Burials begin for victims of Tanzania ferry disaster that left 224 dead

Relatives wept in grief on Sunday at the mass burial in Tanzania of many of the 224 people who drowned when a ferry in capsized on Lake Victoria.
Colourfully painted coffins were lined up to go into graves on Ukara Island.
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Say it ain't snow: Wintry first day of fall in the Prairies

The first day of fall seemed more like the first day of winter in the Prairies as temperatures plummeted and snow fell.
People from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta snapped pictures of the mini-snowpocalypse on Saturday.
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Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat

ROME -- Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country's southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked being put out of action by Italy's anti-migrant leaders.
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OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

ALGIERS, Algeria -- A meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump's call for lower prices.
Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries met on Sunday in Algiers with non-members including Russia.
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