A Regina woman who was choked unconscious and brutally raped by an HIV-positive stranger in a downtown back alley in May 2015 suffered months of anxiety over whether she had contracted the virus.
The risk of transmission turned out to be nearly zero, forcing the Crown to reconsider its criminal charge.
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Sears Canada is striving to reinvent itself and entice customers. But every time it posts an ad promoting products on its Facebook site, the retailer is bombarded with angry comments.
"No one cares!" wrote one person, commenting on a dishware ad.
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The New Democrats failed in their bid for government in 2015 and have struggled to spark enthusiasm for their leadership race outside of their existing base, but the party is still more popular today than it was in most of its past leadership contests going back to its founding in 1961.
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The U.S. navy is in the market for up to 20 patrol frigates in a multibillion-dollar program that one defence expert says could cut into Canada's plans for its own, more modest project.
Not only is the American program more lucrative, but Canada's intellectual property demands could put it at a further disadvantage in the fight for international bidders, says defence analyst Danny Lam.
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OPEC meets Monday - amid nerves in the oil market

Tomorrow in St. Petersburg, Russia, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the so-called NOPEC alliance will meet to talk about how the oil production cuts are coming along. The answer will be: not that great.
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SAN DIEGO — Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumours that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities.
Speaking to a crowd of about 6,500 fans at San Diego Comic-Con, Affleck unequivocally assured the crowd that he is still starring in “The Batman.
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Marvel Studios teases new ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer in return to Asgard

Marvel Studios is taking moviegoers back to Asgard in the latest rendition of the Thor franchise.
Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con, fans got a new sneak peek at the third installment of the Thor franchise titled ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.
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New 'Stranger Things' Season 2 trailer released

SAN DIEGO — The creators of “Stranger Things” premiered a trailer for the show’s second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn’t seen it.
The Duffer Bros. were joined by director Shawn Levy and stars Millie Bobby Brown, Matthew Modine and the crew of young actors who play a group of friends searching for their buddy who mysteriously disappears.
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Palestinian kills three members of Israeli family in West Bank stabbing [Video]

JERUSALEM — Israel’s military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years erupted over tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine.
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Crane collapse kills 7, injures 2 in southern Chinese city

BEIJING -- A crane leaned and collapsed on a construction site of a major infrastructure company in southern China, killing seven people and injuring two, authorities said Sunday.
The collapse occurred late Saturday at the construction site for the southern headquarters of the state-owned China Communications Construction Co.
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Alberta Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose vote 95% in favour of merger

The Wildrose Party approved unifying with Progressive Conservatives in an historic vote Saturday.
Just over ninety-five per cent of Wildrose members voted yes for unity, well above the 75 per cent majority it needed to give the merger a go-ahead.
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B.C. wildfire evacuation lifted for hundreds as federal government promises funds

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The federal government is promising more funding to support residents affected by raging wildfires in British Columbia as some of the thousands of people displaced prepare to return home.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the government will supply $600 per household evacuated due to wildfires and $300 for their eventual return — funds that will be managed and distributed by the Canadian Red Cross.
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