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At least 20 killed in vehicle accident at China mine

BEIJING -- State media report at least 20 people were killed and 30 injured in a vehicle accident at a mine in northern China blamed on faulty brakes.
The Xinhua News Agency says the accident occurred Saturday morning at a lead, zinc and silver mine operated by the Yinman Mining Company in the sprawling inner Mongolia region.
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Explosions, delays mark Nigeria's presidential election

Gunfire and explosions opened the voting in Nigeria's delayed election on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari sought a second term. The vote, widely seen as too close to call, also was marred by hours-long delays at polling stations across the West African country.
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Meet the woman set to voice the Oscars for the 10th time

Veteran voiceover artist Randy Thomas is warming up her vocal chords for her tenth stint in the announcer’s booth at Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Thomas made history in 1993 as the first woman hired by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be the Oscars live announcer.
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Hundreds gather at celebration of life for former MP Paul Dewar

Hundreds of people are filling an Ottawa church to say their final goodbyes to former MP Paul Dewar.
Dewar, who represented the riding of Ottawa-Centre for almost a decade, died earlier this month from brain cancer. He was 56.
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As U.S. plans in Syria shift, Canada tries to plan for own forces in Iraq

OTTAWA -- The commander of Canada's special forces says officials are watching closely to see what impact U.S. plans to withdraw hundreds of soldiers from Syria could have on Canada's mission in neighbouring Iraq.
In an interview with The Canadian Press, Maj.
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Vietnam issues traffic ban for Kim's possible arrival route

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnam has announced an unprecedented traffic ban along a possible arrival route of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of his second summit with President Donald Trump in Hanoi next week, state media reported.
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Train possibly taking Kim Jong Un to summit enters China

DANDONG, China -- A train similar to one used in the past by Kim Jong Un entered China on Saturday evening, possibly carrying the North Korean leader on a multiday journey to Vietnam's capital for his summit with U.S.
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3 Venezuelan soldiers desert post amid border tensions

Three members of the Venezuelan national guard deserted their posts early on Saturday, Colombia's migration agency said, ahead of a planned opposition-led effort to bring aid into the economically devastated county.
The soldiers have asked for help from the agency, it said.
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3 Venezuelan soldiers desert post, aid convoy heads for border

Three members of the Venezuelan national guard deserted their posts early on Saturday, Colombia's migration agency said, ahead of a planned opposition-led effort to bring aid into the economically devastated county.
The soldiers have asked for help from the agency, it said.
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Educators, parents worry Ontario autism overhaul will ripple into the classroom

Educators and parents whose children have autism say they're worried that a reduction in home support through the recent overhaul of Ontario's autism program could spill into the classroom.
Upset parents have packed the public gallery at Queen's Park in the last week to voice their opposition to the recent changes, saying the new system doesn't work for many families with children on the spectrum.
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Told to leave, ISIS 'caliphate' holdouts in Syria stay devoted

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria -- They were living in holes in the ground, with only dry flatbread to eat at the end. Those injured in an intense military campaign had no access to medical care, and those who were sick had no medicine.
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Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls

DAURA, Nigeria -- Gunfire opened Nigeria's delayed election on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation. Among the country's first voters, he said he was ready to congratulate himself in a race seen as too close to call.
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