U.K. banker pleads not guilty to murder in Hong Kong trial

HONG KONG -- A British banker accused of the grisly 2014 killings of two Indonesian women pleaded not guilty when he went on trial Monday in Hong Kong, in a case expected to highlight the Asian financial hub's inequality and privileged lifestyle of its wealthy expat elite.
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'The Walking Dead' starts season 7 with gore and Negan's victims revealed

**Contains Spoilers**
We expected the worst. And still, we were caught by surprise.
We knew Sunday night’s Season 7 premiere of AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama The Walking Dead would reveal which character fell victim to the charismatic, sadistic Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his barb wire-wrapped baseball bat, Lucille.
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Toronto kindergartners build ramps to improve wheelchair accessibility

A group of five and six-year-old students armed with paint brushes and a wagon are hoping to teach Canada’s largest city a lesson about improving wheelchair accessibility, one wooden ramp at a time.
Kindergarten and Grade 1 students from the Mabin School in downtown Toronto were inspired by a wheelchair-bound classmate who needs to be lifted up and down a set of stairs to get around the building -- an arrangement that didn’t fit their definition of fairness.
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'Napalm girl' Kim Phuc was 'saddened' when Facebook banned iconic photo

The woman who became known around the world as “napalm girl” after appearing in one of the most iconic photos of the Vietnam War, is speaking out after Facebook temporarily banned the image earlier this year.
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Canada in a 'very good fiscal situation' to run deficits, says Poloz

Canada is in a very good fiscal situation and should not be worried about running up deficits at this point, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said in a television interview aired on Sunday.
The comments support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his year-old Liberal government, which is set to run a deficit of $29.4 billion in the current fiscal year as it pours money into infrastructure and a tax credit for families.
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Public servants' disability claims stuck in Phoenix pay-system backlog

The federal government’s insurer has set aside more than $45 million to cover sick and injured public servants whose disability claims are trapped in the Miramichi pay centre backlog because of the Phoenix debacle.
Sun Life Financial advised Treasury Board and the health plan’s management board that the “abnormal delays” caused by the Phoenix backlog prompted the insurance company to set aside the additional reserves for claims it knows public servants have filed but can’t be processed until the pay centre sends the information.
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First posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:41 AM EDT | Updated: Sunday, October 23, 2016 01:55 PM EDT
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She is setting the bar for Syrian refugees in Calgary through hard work and helping Albertans along the way.
Rita Khanchet Kallas came to Canada in 2015 with her husband and son as part of the first groups of Syrian refugees to arrive in Calgary.
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While a mother and father barely cling to life in hospital after their vehicle was struck by an allegedly drunk driver, it's entirely possible they don't yet know their son died in the crash.
Meanwhile, a seasoned Calgary traffic officer is letting his outrage show that a person's alleged choice to get behind the wheel while impaired has not only cut short the life of a young man just 19 years old and left two people critical, but has "destroyed an entire family.
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Taylor Swift 'felt violated' after DJ allegedly groped her

Taylor Swift “felt violated” after allegedly being groped by a former radio show host.
The Shake It Off star is currently fighting legal action from David Mueller, who claims he lost his job at Denver’s KYGO station after Taylor falsely accused him of touching her bottom backstage during a meet-and-greet at a 2013 concert in the city.
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Venezuela Congress declares President Maduro has staged coup

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's Congress on Sunday declared that the government had staged a coup by blocking a drive to recall President Nicolas Maduro in a raucous legislative session that was interrupted when his supporters stormed the chamber.
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Toronto woman wrongly billed for Uber ride in Poland says she feels 'violated'

A Toronto woman says she feels she was taken for a ride after being billed for an Uber trip ordered on her account that she didn't take — 7,000 kilometres away in Krakow, Poland.
Laura Hesp was at home in her apartment in Toronto on Monday when she says she received a text saying an Uber driver would be there in five minutes to pick her up.
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