Bombing at Pakistan market kills 22, dozens wounded

A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region that borders Afghanistan, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50, officials said.
Dr. Sabir Hussain at the main hospital in Parachinar, the capital of Pakistan's Kurram tribal region, said two wounded victims died during treatment, raising the death toll.
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More survivors pulled from rubble of Italian hotel, all 4 children survived

Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more as family members awaited word if their relatives were among the lucky ones to get out.
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Fiery bus crash kills 16 students in Italy

A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people reportedly survived, though some were seriously injured.
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Liberal peacekeeping decision paused because of uncertainty around Trump

Much to the frustration of Canada's allies at the United Nations, the Trudeau government postponed the delivery of its long-anticipated peacekeeping plan last month principally because it needed a better read on what the Trump administration expects of Canada in terms of international defence and security.
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Solidarity sisters! Why Canadians are joining the Women's March on Washington

Canadian women are donning their "pussyhats" and heading south in buses and cars to take part in the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, which is expected to draw about 200,000 protesters who disavow the policies and presidency of Donald Trump.
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Like Trump, Kevin O'Leary only needs voters to take him seriously: Aaron Wherry

Perhaps all prime ministers end up becoming television characters, but Kevin O'Leary is the first TV character to run for prime minister.
His background is in business but his fame is based on his work as the tough-talking, unforgiving judge on Dragons' Den and Shark Tank and as a business commentator.
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Strange forces seem to be at work along the remote Scottish coastline just north of Aberdeen.
It's a place of wild beauty, where the sand dunes rise to great heights. If it weren't for the bone-chilling cold blowing in with the spray off the North Sea, parts of it could be mistaken for the Sahara or Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter.
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Trump delights supporters, alarms trading partners with inaugural speech: Chris Hall

Donald Trump, we're told, wrote Friday's inaugural speech on his own, and there's little reason to doubt that.
It was, for the most part, a rehash of the themes he's set out ever since he got into the race to be president back in 2015.
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'There isn't a best card out there': How to choose a credit card that works for you

Credit cards are sometimes lambasted as high-cost consumer debt that can quickly get borrowers into trouble. But if you pay off the balance each month, credit cards can also have significant perks.
Loyalty programs like Air Miles, which has both a standalone program and partnerships with credit cards, have drawn a lot of criticism lately, but Canadians are still attached to credit cards that offer rewards.
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16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

ROME -- Italian police say 16 people died when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona. Thirty-nine people survived.
Police commander Geralomo Lacquanita said the bus crashed and burst into flames just before midnight.
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Trump feted by Tony Orlando, Jackie Evancho at inauguration

WASHINGTON -- Donald and Melania Trump were feted at their inaugural balls by the Rockettes and by singer Tony Orlando, who sang his famous "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree."
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, it was 16-year-old singer Jackie Evancho who had the spotlight, singing the national anthem in a soft, solemn voice.
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