Canada presses for Thursday signing of free trade deal with EU

OTTAWA -- Canada appears to be discounting reports that the signing of its free trade agreement with the European Union might be delayed.
Thursday has been set for the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and EU leaders.
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Bail granted for Dennis Oland by Court of Appeal

CBC NewsPosted: Oct 25, 2016 11:32 AM ATLast Updated: Oct 25, 2016 11:32 AM AT
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Prince's Paisley Park museum can open permanently, says Minnesota council

Prince's Paisley Park recording studio and home will begin operating as a permanent museum this week, following a Minnesota city council rezoning vote.
The Chanhassen City Council signed off on the rezoning request Monday, but also will require a traffic study to address concerns from council members and residents about pedestrian safety, traffic and parking, the Star Tribune reported.
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'Everyone was screaming'; Four killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park

SYDNEY, Australia — Four people were killed Tuesday after a river rapids ride malfunctioned at a popular theme park on Australia’s east coast, officials said.
Two men and two women died while on the ride at Dreamworld, a park on Queensland state’s Gold Coast, Queensland police officer Tod Reid told reporters.
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Otto's first beer run: Self-driving Budweiser truck makes 200 km delivery

Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles — almost 200 kilometres — through Colorado.
The company says it teamed with self-driving truck maker, Otto, and the state of Colorado for the feat.
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HONG KONG — A Hong Kong jury watched chilling video Tuesday of a British banker torturing an Indonesian woman and then talking for hours about how he repeatedly raped her and then killed her without feeling guilt or emotion.
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CETA impasse: How tiny Wallonia can hijack the EU-Canada deal

BRUSSELS -- It's a serious case of the tail wagging the dog.
For days now, the small Belgian region of Wallonia, population 3.6 million, has been holding up the signature of a landmark free trade deal uniting over 500 million European Union citizens and 35 million Canadians.
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Former teacher and coach charged in alleged decades-old sex assault

TORONTO -- A former Toronto teacher and hockey coach is facing a sex assault charge in connection with a crime that allegedly took place 46 years ago.
James David Hicks is accused of sexually assaulting a boy in 1970 when he was working as the child's elementary school teacher.
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Tokyo festival produces heartwarming trilogy of Asian films

TOKYO -- Cannes-winning Brillante Mendoza is among the three directors tapped by the Tokyo International Film Festival to create "Reflections," a trilogy that depicts the intertwining of stories among Asian nations.
Be it a Filipino worker in Japan or a Japanese bureaucrat in love with a Cambodian woman, the main characters are old and lonely, caught in an Asian nation other than their own, in films that reflect the real-life erasing of barriers in this region.
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Olivia Wilde shares breastfeeding pic

Olivia Wilde wants you to meet her new drinking buddy.
The actress, now a mother of two, went on Instagram Monday and posted a picture of her breastfeeding newborn daughter Daisy Josephine.
The snap showed Wilde, who is engaged to former Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudeikis, lounging with her daughter and wearing a T-shirt with the words "Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman.
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Parents seeking round-the-clock care for baby Everley says gov't offer falls short

An Eastern Ontario couple whose baby daughter suffers from a rare condition say they feel abandoned by the Ontario government as they seek round-the-clock care for the nine-month-old.
Sarah Patterson and Jordan Yolkowskie’s daughter Everley was born with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, a rare condition in which her brain is unable to tell her body to breathe when she is asleep.
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Lady Gaga's stylist glued her underwear to her vagina before 'SNL'

She discovered her stylist, Brandon Maxwell, was so worried about an on-air wardrobe malfunction that he had glued her underwear to her private parts - and not for the first time apparently.
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