Israeli soldier who shot prone Palestinian assailant sentenced to 18 months

An Israeli soldier who shot dead an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in jail.
A military court last month convicted Sgt. Elor Azaria of manslaughter, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years' imprisonment, over the March 2016 incident in the town of Hebron.
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Trust in the media is sinking and it's time to act: Neil Macdonald

If I were a public figure — a politician, a senior public servant, a judge, someone in the national security apparatus — I doubt I would speak to most reporters.
Actually, if it were just me, going through some horrible personal episode that occasioned a local police reporter to call my home, I would likely hang up.
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Sanctuary city movement grows in Canada, but are police on board?

The uncertainty surrounding U.S. immigration policies has prompted a number of Canadian cities to declare themselves sanctuaries for undocumented migrants.
But as cities move to protect migrants from deportation orders, it is creating the prospect for tensions between municipal governments, law enforcement and federal immigration officials.
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Who are the MPs that vote against their party line most often?

Members of Parliament might feel pressure to toe the party line and maintain party unity in the House of Commons. But a few MPs have stood out for their willingness to rise and vote "Yea" when the rest of their colleagues vote "Nay.
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Raising Elaan

Natasha Bakht, left, and Lynda Collins aren’t lovers, so according to law, they couldn’t both be mothers to the same profoundly disabled boy, Elaan. (Simon Gardner/CBC)
Lynda Collins loves thinking back to the day Elaan was born.
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No fixed address: How I became a 32-year-old couch surfer

I'm 32 years old, work at my dream job and have an amazing circle of family and friends who love me. Life is pretty great.
There's just one thing — and I can't believe I'm about to admit this you, but here goes.
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The threats against his life had been coming by phone for months.
But it was only after two men armed with AK-47 assault rifles shot up the home he shared with his wife and young child that Abdikadir Ahmed Omar says he knew he would be forced to flee his home country of Somalia.
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January inflation reading expected to creep higher

Economists are expecting an increase in January's Canadian inflation rate later this week, and for figures to show that retail sales ended 2016 on a mixed note.
The report on the consumer price index will come Friday, two days after Statistics Canada reports on December retail activity.
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Bill ending N.S. teachers' contract dispute expected to pass today

HALIFAX -- A government bill aimed at ending the 16-month long contract dispute involving Nova Scotia's 9,300 public school teachers is into the home stretch in the legislature.
Introduced last Tuesday, Bill 75 is expected to become law once debate on third reading wraps up later today.
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Overnight riots in predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb

COPENHAGEN -- Swedish police say riots broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges.
Spokesman Lars Bystrom said Tuesday that unidentified people, including some wearing masks, threw rocks at police, set cars on fire and looted shops in Rinkeby.
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Accused in Quebec City mosque shootings returns to court on murder charges

QUEBEC - The man charged in last month's mosque shootings in Quebec City returns to court today on six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder using a restricted firearm.
Alexandre Bissonnette faces the charges in the Jan.
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Bodies of at least 74 migrants wash ashore in Libya

Scores of bodies of African migrants washed ashore in Libya, in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent said on Tuesday.
The drownings — at least 74 bodies were found in Zawiya — are the latest tragedy at sea after migrant deaths rose to record levels along the Libya-Italy smuggling route over the past months.
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