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Manitoba breaks record set two days ago for COVID-19 cases

WINNIPEG -- With more than 190 cases of COVID-19 and another death in Manitoba, the province has once again set a new record for the highest single-day spike since the pandemic first hit.
On Thursday, the province announced a man in his 80s had died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths caused by the disease to 62.
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Two Americans in northern Ontario community charged with breaking Quarantine Act

SUDBURY -- Two people from Pennsylvania are facing fines of $1,000 after they failed to self-quarantine after entering Canada on Oct. 26.
The pair, 47 and 48 years old, were in Chisholm Township, just southeast of North Bay.
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Exxon to cut 1,900 U.S. jobs; cuts may be coming in Canada too

NEW YORK -- Exxon Mobil is slashing 1,900 jobs from its U.S. workforce, and Chevron plans to cut a quarter of the employees at its recently-acquired Noble Energy as the pandemic saps demand for fuel.
Exxon said Thursday the reductions will be both voluntary and involuntary and will largely come from its management offices in Houston.
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U.S. OKs extradition of 2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape

BOSTON -- The U.S. State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan two American men accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting trial, the men's lawyers said in a legal filing on Thursday.
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Judge grants Meghan's request for 9-month delay to lawsuit against British paper

A British judge on Thursday granted a request by Meghan Markle to postpone the trial of her invasion of privacy lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that published portions of a private letter she wrote to her father.
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Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new charges

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl, prosecutors said.
Jeremy, 67, entered the pleas to seven additional charges including three of forcible rape, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
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Many Cubans hope U.S. election will lead to renewed ties

HAVANA -- Not so long ago the tables at Woow!!! restaurant in Havana were filled with tourists ordering mojitos and plates of grilled octopus.
But as U.S. President Donald Trump rolled back Obama-era measures opening Cuba relations, the restaurant grew increasingly empty.
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CALGARY -- The Raptor Rig sits fully in a laydown yard in southeast Calgary, a shiny high-tech example of just how hard world events have hit the Alberta drilling industry.
Despite being billed as "the world’s first fully automated drilling rig" and boasting a reduction in drilling costs of up to 30 per cent, the $45-million Raptor Rig is the subject of a receivership sale before it has even seen one single day in operation.
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Senegal migrant shipwreck last week said to be deadliest of year, with 140 dead

At least 140 Europe-bound migrants have drowned off the coast of Senegal in the deadliest shipwreck recorded this year, the United Nations migration agency said on Thursday.
The boat carrying 200 passengers caught fire and capsized on Saturday a few hours after leaving the fishing town of Mbour, 100 kilometres south of the capital Dakar, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
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Defendant pleads guilty in Rudy Giuliani associates' case

NEW YORK -- Prosecutors secured a guilty plea Thursday from a Florida businessman who hired one of U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, to lend credibility to a supposedly fraud-busting company authorities say was a fraud itself.
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TORONTO -- A real estate listing of a 3,161-square-foot house in Kentucky has piqued the interest of internet sleuths and online gamers alike thanks to its 3D virtual walk-through feature that allows users to explore a maze of rooms, boxes, and all manner of clutter on their quest to find a tucked-away bathtub.
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The real estate company behind some of Canada's most popular shopping centres embedded cameras inside its digital information kiosks at 12 shopping malls across Canada to collect millions of images — and used facial recognition technology without customers' knowledge or consent — according to a new investigation by the federal, Alberta and B.C.
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