ISIS using tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul

ISIS appears to be using tens of thousands of people as human shields in and around Mosul, where Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country's second largest city, the UN human rights office said Friday.
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Moonlight shines with a searing coming-of-age tale, says CBC's Eli Glasner

"Who is you, Chiron?"
It's a question that gets to the heart of the new movie Moonlight — a film about identity, about trying to belong and about our hidden self.
This new film from director Barry Jenkins explores a life told in three parts and starring three separate actors as Chiron, an African-American growing up in the housing projects of Miami.
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An Alberta sheriff was convicted of assault Thursday for drunkenly punching his girlfriend outside a downtown bar and dragging her along the sidewalk.
Luke Jerace, 38, was found guilty by provincial court Judge Kirk MacDonald, who ruled Jerace forcefully punched Kristen Walker in the body and pulled her.
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A friend of an Edmonton MMA fighter accused of killing a man with one punch told a jury Thursday the victim had threatened them seconds before the incident.
Testifying at the manslaughter trial of Justin Nanaquawetung, 28, Adam Mueller said he had knocked on a window of a Bonnie Doon pub to get the attention of a friend after being told by victim Mike Laronde and a woman with him that they had missed last call.
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Affleck tells 'kid brother' New Hampshire to vote in election video

CONCORD, N.H. -- Ben Affleck is calling on New Hampshire residents to get out and vote in the upcoming election.
In a new video, the Boston-born Affleck describes New Hampshire as his "kid brother," while talking in a distinctly Boston accent about how much he loves the state.
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Mortgage rule changes were 'the right thing to do,' Morneau says

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says recent changes to mortgage rules will keep Canada's economy secure and protect Canadians in the long run.
In a speech to the Toronto Region Board of Trade, the finance minister defended the steps the government has taken since his swearing in last November.
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Canadian sports doctor Anthony Galea found guilty of professional misconduct

A renowned sports doctor who was convicted in the U.S. for importing unapproved and mislabeled drugs, has been found guilty in Canada of professional misconduct.
In a ruling issued on Monday, the discipline committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) ruled that Dr.
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Paris concert hall unveils new facade 1 year after attacks

PARIS -- The Bataclan concert hall has unveiled its new facade almost a year after being one of the targets of the deadly attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.
After months of renovation work, the name of the concert hall, in large, red letters, is back on top of the main entrance.
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Norbord and Louisiana-Pacific Corp. to exhange ownership Quebec of mills

TORONTO -- Norbord Inc. (TSX:OSB) and Louisiana-Pacific Corp. have agreed to exchange ownership of two wood panel mills in Quebec. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Louisiana-Pacific's mill in Chambord, Que., is bigger than Norbord's oriented strand board mill in Val-d'Ore, Que.
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Mississippi mom says noose put around teen son's neck will leave emotional scars

A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said.
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Retired teacher, hockey billet convicted of sexually assaulting boys in 1960s, ‘70s

A jury convicted longtime hockey billet and retired Kingston school teacher Neil Joynt on Thursday on two of three historic sex-related assault charges.
The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for more than 10 hours — nine hours on Wednesday and one hour on Thursday morning — before convicting Joynt, 75, of two counts of indecent assault.
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Singapore Michelin-starred food hawker to start chain

A Singapore street-food chef who was awarded a Michelin star this year announced Friday a partnership with a multinational culinary company to offer customers across Asia a taste of his prize-winning braised chicken dish.
Chan Hon Meng announced in a joint press conference with Singapore-based Hersing Culinary, which holds the Asia franchise for the popular Tim Ho Wan chain, that the partners will collaborate on a new Singaporean restaurant before expanding across the region.
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