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New study suggests oilsands greenhouse gas emissions underestimated

New federal research suggests greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta's oilsands may be significantly higher than industry reports.
In a study published Tuesday, Environment Canada scientists say four major oilsands mines are releasing an average of about one-third more carbon dioxide per barrel of oil than they report -- a crucial number used for everything from determining national emissions levels to calculating carbon tax.
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Iranian parliament labels entire U.S. military as terrorist

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian media say the parliament has approved a bill that labels all U.S. military forces as terrorist.
The legislation is a step further after Iranian lawmakers last week approved a bill labelling U.S.
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Oilsands CO2 emissions may be far higher than companies report, scientists say

A number of major oilsands operations in northern Alberta seem to be emitting significantly more carbon pollution than companies have been reporting, newly published research from federal scientists suggests, which could have profound consequences for government climate-change strategies.
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Preparations underway for Kim-Putin summit in Russia

MOSCOW -- Preparations are underway for a summit between the leader of North Korea and Russia's president, Russian officials and media reported Tuesday.
The Kremlin confirmed earlier this month that Kim Jong Un would meet with President Putin before the end of the month but has not named the place or date, citing security concerns.
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China lashes out at U.S. over Iran oil sanctions move

Beijing on Tuesday again lashed out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, calling it a violation of China's interests that will intensify turmoil in the Middle East and international energy markets.
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Judge to sentence man who killed daughter, 5, to make estranged wife suffer

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- A Newfoundland man who killed his five-year-old daughter in what the Crown said was a calculated plan to inflict suffering on his estranged wife will be sentenced today.
A jury convicted Trent Butt of first-degree murder in March in the death of his daughter Quinn.
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TORONTO -- The Royal Canadian Mint is unveiling a new commemorative loonie today meant to mark what it calls a key milestone for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited people in the country.
The agency says the new one-dollar coin pays tribute to Parliament's passing of legislation that "initiated the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.
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Ceremonies, vigils planned in Toronto to honour victims of deadly van attack

TORONTO -- Ceremonies and vigils are planned today to honour those killed or injured in last year's deadly van attack in north Toronto.
The City of Toronto is holding an event at the Mel Lastman Square Amphitheatre at 1:30 p.m.
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Strong voter turnout expected in Prince Edward Island provincial election

CHARLOTTETOWN -- It's election day in Prince Edward Island and voter turnout is expected to be strong.
More than 36 per cent of eligible voters have already cast their ballots in the advance polls, in a province that traditionally sees voter turnout at more than 80 per cent.
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'New IRA' admits killing Northern Ireland journalist

LONDON -- An Irish Republican Army splinter group has admitted that one of its "volunteers" killed journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead while reporting on rioting in Londonderry.
In a statement issued Tuesday to the Irish News, the New IRA offered "full and sincere" apologies to McKee's family and friends.
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Woman arrested in slaying of Northern Ireland journalist: police

LONDON -- The Northern Ireland Police Service said Tuesday they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in connection with the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee.
The arrest of the 57-year-old under the Terrorism Act came as an Irish Republican Army splinter group admitted that one of its "volunteers" killed journalist McKee, who was shot dead while reporting on rioting in Londonderry.
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Woman arrested in killing of Northern Ireland reporter

The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee.
The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the terrorism act.
An Irish Republican Army splinter group earlier admitted that one of its "volunteers" killed McKee, who was shot dead while reporting on rioting in Londonderry.
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