Forest tours offered in Chinese to promote conservation in B.C.

VANCOUVER -- Conservationists have their eyes on a demographic that hasn't been tapped into before in terms of educating people about British Columbia's old growth forests.
About half a million people in B.C.'s Lower Mainland are Chinese-language speakers, yet most environmental programs and tours are offered in English only, said Ken Wu, executive director of the Ancient Forest Alliance.
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Katy Perry stumps for Clinton in 'nasty woman' shirt at UNLV

Singer Katy Perry rallied students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for Hillary Clinton on the first day of early voting in Nevada.
Perry surprised students Saturday afternoon when she knocked on the doors of their dorm rooms wearing a T-shirt that read "Nasty Woman.
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Bill Harris' TV must-sees for the week of Oct. 23
1. The Walking Dead
Season-7 debut
This show continues to boast a loyal fan base, but with love comes scrutiny. Some people were vocally unhappy about how the previous season ended.
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Filipinos may be able to return to disputed shoal: Duterte

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says Filipino fishermen may be able to return to the China-held Scarborough Shoal in a few days after he discussed the territorial rift with Chinese leaders during his trip to Beijing this past week.
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'Nasty woman': Trump insult adds to woes with female voters

NEW YORK -- "Such a nasty woman."
Like many people, 23-year-old Emily DiVito was multitasking while watching last week's presidential debate, with a little studying and a little Twitter-surfing. But when DiVito heard Donald Trump say those four words to Hillary Clinton, she shot up in her seat.
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Iraqis launch new offensive northeast of Mosul

KHAZER, Iraq -- 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.
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Banking firms preparing to leave U.K. ahead of 'Brexit'

LONDON -- The head of the British Bankers' Association has warned that financial firms are planning to start leaving London within weeks because of uncertainty about the U.K.'s exit from the European Union.
Chief executive Anthony Browne said in an article published Sunday that banks fear EU politicians will erect trade barriers with Britain in a bid to undermine the City of London, currently Europe's pre-eminent financial district.
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What Chanie Wenjack's sister wants from Gord Downie's Secret Path

Fifty years after Chanie Wenjack's tragic death while running away from residential school, his sister says it's time every First Nation had its own school.
The story of the 12-year-old boy who froze to death beside the railway tracks while trying to walk 600 kilometres home is getting a very public retelling through Gord Downie's multi-media project, Secret Path.
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Syrian rebels warn civilians in Aleppo about attack

BEIRUT -- A leading northern Syrian rebel coalition warned civilians in Aleppo to stay away from government positions around the contested city early Sunday as rebels and pro-government forces clashed along the city's outskirts.
Fighting broke out along the city's southern neighbourhoods and countryside and its central districts after a cease-fire to allow rebels and civilians to evacuate the city's eastern quarters expired Saturday night.
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Suicide suspected after series of explosions leaves 1 dead in Japan

TOKYO -- Two apparent explosions hit the Japanese city of Utsunomiya back-to-back Sunday, killing one person and injuring three others in what police are viewing as a possible suicide.
Japanese media reports suggest that the victim, believed to be a 72-year-old former military officer, may have set his house on fire, blown up his car in a public parking lot and then blown himself up in a nearby park.
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Iraqi parliament bans alcohol

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages.
The bill, passed late Saturday, imposes a fine of up to 25 million Iraqi dinars, or $21,000, for anyone violating the ban.
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Cemetery crash landing: Pilot injured, no deaths in Alta. incident

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. -- A small plane crash landed in a cemetery in Medicine Hat, Alta. Saturday night.
Sgt. Jeff Wieschorster of the Medicine Hat Police Service said the pilot -- a 64-year-old local man -- suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries.
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