Dennis Oland's bail appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada is expected to proceed on Oct. 31, even if a decision from the New Brunswick Court of Appeal on his second-degree murder conviction makes the hearing a moot point for him.
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University groups try to stave off offensive Halloween costumes

TORONTO -- Geishas are out. Feathered headdresses are forbidden. And if you're planning to wear a Bill Cosby or Caitlyn Jenner costume, you may not be welcome at your Halloween party of choice.
A growing number of institutions are starting to take a more proactive approach to potentially offensive outfits by developing strategies and even explicit policies to prevent people from donning controversial getups.
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Widows of Boko Haram victims say aid overdue to Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school and rely on friends to feed them. Like other widows of civilians fighting the Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria, she spent long months waiting for any kind of government support.
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Thousands flood Cameroon hospitals in search of injured from train crash

YAOUNDE, Cameroon -- Thousands of Cameroonians have been flooding hospitals in the capital, Yaounde, and the largest city, Douala, looking for corpses and survivors after an overloaded train derailed Friday, killing more than 70 people and injuring 600.
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Russian police kill 2 terror suspects, recover bomb: reports

MOSCOW -- Russian news reports say police have killed two suspected terrorists in a shootout in a central Russian city and that a bomb was found in the suspects' car.
The reports on state television and state news agencies RIA Novosti and Tass said the shooting started Sunday afternoon when police stopped a suspicious vehicle in Nizhny Novgorod, a city 400 kilometres (250 miles) east of Moscow.
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Drake hits a Windsor, Ont., nightclub for wedding reception

Dave Battagello, Windsor Star
First posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 10:45 AM EDT | Updated: Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:03 AM EDT
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Trump's agenda overshadowed by lawsuit threats, accusations, personal spats

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Donald Trump is laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president but pointedly noting that he will find time to sue the numerous women who have accused him of groping and other unwanted sexual behaviour.
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Ballot selfies: Personal choice or illegal act?

TRENTON, N.J. -- Most Americans probably already know whether they'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when they walk into their polling places: Is it OK to take a picture of the ballot?
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Iraqi, Kurdish forces join to drive ISIS from Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a new offensive Sunday on a town near Mosul as part of a massive operation aimed at retaking the country's second largest city from the Islamic State group.
The Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, said they launched a dawn offensive on two fronts to the northeast of Mosul, near the town of Bashiqa.
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Rafferty to appeal Tori Stafford murder conviction

TORONTO -- The man convicted of killing eight-year-old Victoria Stafford seven years ago will ask Ontario's top court for a new trial Monday, trying to pin the blame on his accomplice.
Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 with no chance of parole for 25 years for kidnapping, sexual assault causing bodily harm and first-degree murder in the death of the Woodstock, Ont.
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Inuit to address world shipping group on Arctic trade

A delegation of Arctic aboriginals that includes Canadian Inuit will use its first appearance before the group that regulates global shipping to argue that it shouldn't be its last.
"The voice of the Arctic has to be heard," said longtime Inuit leader Tagak Curley, one of five presenters from Canada, the United States and Russia.
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N.B. village still cut off weeks after excavator fell through bridge

An excavator that fell through a historic bridge in New Brunswick earlier this month is still there, raising safety concerns for those in the area.
The excavator remains in the same place where it fell, leaving the 102-year-old covered bridge in French Village, N.B.
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