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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spoke with unusual frankness about his health on Saturday, acknowledging he spent the night in a Mexico City hospital after undergoing a cardiac catheterization.
Lopez Obrador said he had prepared a "political will" to be opened in case he dies to orient his movement, but added, "I don't think it will be needed.
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Has Canada really passed the Omicron peak? Experts optimistic but urging caution

Canada's top doctor has said the latest wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant may have reached its peak.
But while the modelling appears encouraging, experts say the news should be interpreted with cautious optimism.
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Northern border tragedy warns of new, unfamiliar immigration wrinkle for Canada, U.S.

PEMBINA, N.D. -- The discovery of four people who perished in the cold trying to cross the Canada-U.S. border could put a new twist on the immigration debate in the United States.
The group, which included an infant and a teen, were found Wednesday near Emerson, Man.
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Border tragedy warns of new, unfamiliar immigration wrinkle for Canada, U.S.

PEMBINA, N.D. -- The discovery of four people who perished in the cold trying to cross the Canada-U.S. border could put a new twist on the immigration debate in the United States.
The group, which included an infant and a teen, were found Wednesday near Emerson, Man.
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Canadian gold company distances itself from deadly Ghana explosion

Kinross Gold Corp. says it didn't own or operate the truck involved in a deadly explosion in Ghana Thursday that was carrying supplies to the company's mine.
At least 17 people were killed when the truck, laden with explosives destined for Kinross's Chirano gold mine, blew up after colliding with a motorcycle in western Ghana.
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Former Calif. governor Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in multi-vehicle accident

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Friday evening in Los Angeles with a representative telling People magazine that he wasn't hurt.
"He is fine, his only concern right now is for the woman who was injured," the representative said.
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Wind-driven California wildfire above Big Sur forces people to flee their homes

A wind-driven wildfire broke out late Friday in the rugged mountains above Big Sur in California, forcing residents to evacuate their homes and authorities to shut down a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway.
The fire started in a canyon and was pushed by 56 km/h winds to the sea, jumping the highway and burning on the west side.
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Bitcoin value tumbles almost 50 per cent since record November

Bitcoin has lost almost half its value since its November high, with cryptocurrency prices continuing to plunge as major economies look to curb their growing popularity.
And it's not just Bitcoin, as cryptocurrencies in general have had a dismal start to the year.
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Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people

HELSINKI -- Thousands of people gathered in European capitals Saturday to protest vaccine passports and other requirements governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic.
Demonstrations took place in Athens, Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm.
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Hong Kong warns of worsening COVID-19 situation due to outbreak in pet hamsters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday warned that COVID-19 infections could be growing exponentially in a congested residential area of the city and that overall cases had also spread due to an outbreak in pet hamsters.
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U.S. supports Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania sending 'defensive equipment' to Ukraine

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine in a move that Washington says it is fully endorsing amid Kyiv's escalating tensions with Russia.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a tweet posted on Saturday that Washington saluted the three NATO nations and former Soviet republics "for their longstanding support to Ukraine.
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