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Protests over judicial reforms head into Day 8 in Poland

Poles protested in cities and towns across Poland for the eighth day Sunday over new rules passed by the ruling party that would drastically limit the independence of the judiciary.ANALYSIS | Central Europe's 'revolt of the deprived' adding to disintegration talkANALYSIS | JaroslawKaczynski's conspiracy theory drives Poland's sulky EU policyProtesters see moves by the populist governing Law and Justice party as an assault on the country's democratic system of checks and balances, accusing party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski of behaving in an authoritarian way to cement his power.
 

Hamilton, Ont. festival posters with feminist and LGBT themes defaced

HAMILTON -- Posters advertising Hamilton Fringe Festival shows with LGBTQ and feminist themes have been defaced with Bible verses condemning homosexuality and female independence.
On Saturday afternoon, festival organizers posted a photo on Twitter of posters for the show "S.C.U.M.
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AMMAN, Jordan — Three people, including an Israeli man, were wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, the kingdom’s Public Security Directorate said.
Before the shooting, Jordanians had entered the apartment building for carpentry work, the statement said.
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Tears, fears at emotional memorial for slain Burnaby teen [Video]

Dozens gathered Saturday night at a memorial for Marrisa Shen, the Burnaby teen whose body was found in Central Park four days ago.
Shen, 13, was reported missing at 11:30 p.m Tuesday and her body was found in the southeast area of Central Park at 1:10 a.m.
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Plane crashes north of Sudbury, Ont.; pilot and canine companion OK

SUDBURY, Ont. -- Police say they've located a plane that crashed north of Sudbury, Ont., late Sunday afternoon.
They say the pilot and his canine companion are in good health.
Sudbury police say the pilot was taken to hospital as a precaution.
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9 people found dead in truck outside Walmart store in Texas [Video]

Eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in Texas’ stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case.
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Beloved honorary cat mayor in small Alaska town dies at 20

TALKEETNA, Alaska -- Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.
The animal's owners announced the cat's death late Saturday in a statement.
"Stubbs lived for 20 years and 3 months," the family wrote.
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Venezuela's Maduro vows to forge ahead with election to replace Congress

Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that a controversial election would go ahead next weekend for a new Congress his foes fear will institutionalize dictatorship.
"The imperial right wing believes it can give orders to Venezuela, the only ones who give orders here are the people," Maduro said in reference to a threat from U.S.
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EDMONTON -- The former president of Alberta's Progressive Conservatives says some members feel adrift after a majority voted to embrace a new party, effectively consigning one of Canada's great political brands to the ash heap of history.
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5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country's south.
The quake that struck at around 10 p.m.
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Man dies after early-morning 10 metre fall on Mount-Royal in Montreal

MONTREAL -- A man in his thirties is dead after slipping and falling about 10 metres on Montreal's Mount-Royal early Sunday morning.
The man was walking with his wife at about 4 a.m. when he lost his footing.
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Yemen's president sacks governor accused of ties to al-Qaeda

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's president has sacked a governor who was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for his ties with al-Qaida.
The presidential decree by Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi was issued on Sunday.
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