Iraq government investigating airstrike on mosque that left 13 dead

Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week and a rights group urged a probe into a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing over a dozen civilians.
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A former worker at almost a dozen Walmart stores in the Vancouver area is speaking out about what he calls "disturbing" food waste at the big retailer.
Daniel Schoeler says on every shift at almost every store, he saw loads of what appeared to be perfectly good food dumped in the trash, even though Walmart say it only discards inedible food.
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Wallonia's veto in trade deal about everything but Canada: Don Pittis

Understanding the motivation — and the disproportionate clout — of Belgium's French-speaking region that stands in the way of the deal requires some understanding of the strange politics of a country more divided along linguistic lines than Canada.
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You're never going to retire — and here's why

You're never going to retire. At least not in the way we have come to perceive retirement.
For a while there, we had a pattern. You went to school, you worked and then you retired for a handful of years before your eternal demise.
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Tom Hayden, Chicago 8 anti-war activist and later a politician, dead at 76

Famed '60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 8 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76.
He died on Sunday after a long illness, said his wife, Barbara Williams.
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Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer, has died. He was 76.
His wife, Barbara Williams, says Hayden died on Sunday in Santa Monica after a long illness.
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Limited gains in first week of Iraq's Mosul offensive

KHAZER, Iraq -- In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages.
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Philippines' Duterte sparking distress around the world: U.S.

MANILA, Philippines - The top American diplomat in Asia says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked distress in the U.S. and other countries.
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Dennis Oland expected to learn his fate from N.B. Court of Appeal

FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick's Court of Appeal is expected to decide today whether Dennis Oland will continue to serve a life sentence for the murder of his father, win acquittal, or face another trial.
Defence and Crown lawyers presented their arguments before three justices of the court last week, focused mostly on Oland's incorrect statement to police that he was wearing a navy blazer on the evening his father was murdered.
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Univeristy of Maine professor dies conducting research in Antarctica

ORONO, Maine -- A University of Maine professor has died while conducting research in Antarctica.
The university says 50-year-old Gordon Hamilton died Saturday when the snowmobile he was riding hit a crevasse and he fell 100 feet.
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Police hunting for 230 escaped drug addicts in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese authorities were searching Monday for 230 drug addicts are still at large after a mass escape from a rehabilitation centre in southern Vietnam.
Ho Van Loc, deputy director of labour department in Dong Nai province, said the breakout on Sunday night was started by two inmates and eventually 562 inmates, including 58 women, escaped.
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Bill Murray accepts Mark Twain Prize for American Humor after gentle roast

WASHINGTON — In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray’s elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honoured with the nation’s top prize for comedy.
Murray, 66, received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night at the Kennedy Center, joining several other “Saturday Night Live” alumni to win the annual award.
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