U.S. envoy accuses Russia of allowing Syria to deny needed aid

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is accusing Russia of providing cover for the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons and its denial of desperately needed aid for hundreds of thousands of besieged people, and is urging international pressure on Moscow "to stop this.
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Time to erase humour deficit

"Hitler must be laughed at."- Charlie Chaplin
If it seems to you these days that so many of us no longer know how to laugh, you might agree with a conclusion comedian Jerry Seinfeld has reached: from inside a rapidly dwindling population of people with their original sense of humour still intact, today's student-age youth barely possess one.
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Director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie isn’t out until June 2, but she already has an idea for a sequel.
“I’m excited for her to come to America and become the Wonder Woman we are all familiar with from having grown up around her as an American superhero,” Jenkins told the Sun in a recent interview.
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Front line officers felt 'outgunned,' Moncton massacre trial told

MONCTON, N.B. -- A senior RCMP officer says he told superiors he was concerned about the lack of firepower for front line officers long before the 2014 Moncton shooting rampage that left three Mounties dead.
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Canadian Space Agency getting $80.9 million for two projects

LONGUEUIL, Que. -- The federal government is providing $80.9 million over five years to the Canadian Space Agency to help it develop new technologies.
The funding, which was already announced in this year's federal budget, will support two projects.
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Suncor CEO says more oilsands deals may appear in 'exodus' of foreign firms

CALGARY -- Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) has a potential opportunity to make further purchases in Alberta's oilsands if foreign multinationals continue to exit the sector, the oil and gas company's chief executive said Thursday.
Suncor feels no pressure to buy but is watching closely for opportunities and has the financial strength to act, Suncor CEO Steve Williams said Thursday on a quarterly conference call with analysts.
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RCMP dive team to help in search for missing hunters in northern Alberta

FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. -- A team of scuba divers was being called in Thursday to help in the search for four hunters missing in northeastern Alberta.
The Mountie dive team from British Columbia was to arrive in the area north of Fort Chipewyan in the afternoon.
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Quebec tables bill to force police to ditch colourful camo pants protest

Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux has tabled a bill to force municipal police officers to ditch their colourful protest pants.
The bill amends the Police Act to obligate police officers and special constables to wear the uniform and equipment provided by their employer.
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Former Quebec cabinet minister Sam Hamad leaving politics

QUEBEC — Former Quebec cabinet minister Sam Hamad is leaving politics.
Hamad quit cabinet last year amid allegations he helped a horticultural company that was trying to get a government grant.
He also resigned his role as Quebec treasury board president but continued to sit as a Liberal member of the legislature.
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NASA successfully pilots spacecraft between Saturn and its rings

NASA announced Thursday morning its Cassini spacecraft was successful in its historic first dive through the gap between Saturn and its rings.
The unmanned Cassini is back in radio contact with Earth after entering the gap Wednesday in the first mission of its kind.
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Police raid Moscow office of group founded by Putin foe

MOSCOW -- Police raided the Moscow office Thursday of an organization founded by a top foe of President Vladimir Putin that helps opposition candidates and political prisoners.
Open Russia said on its website that police arrived at the group's office in early afternoon and were searching it without providing an explanation.
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Firefighter 'a little sore' but in good spirits, day after crane rescue

A day after acting Toronto Fire Capt. Rob Wonfor scaled a construction crane in a daring bid to rescue a woman dangling 25 storeys in the air, the firefighter says he’s “a little sore” but in good spirits.
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