Ottawa to start bringing Yazidi refugees within 120 days: McCallum

OTTAWA - Immigration Minister John McCallum says the Liberal government is prepared to start bringing Yazidi refugees into the country within four months.
He says the Liberals will support a Conservative motion calling for more support for the Yazidis, who have been singled out for particularly brutal treatment by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
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Montreal Symphony Orchestra acquires a rare octobass

The newest member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s ensemble has a sound so gruff and guttural it will turn your knees to jelly.
Like an acoustic subwoofer, the octobass is the largest three-stringed instrument in the world and is 90 per cent larger than a double bass.
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UN wants $200 million to compensate Haiti cholera victims

The United Nations says it is looking to raise $200 million from member states to compensate the families of people who have died from cholera in Haiti.
David Nabarro, a special adviser to the secretary-general, said Monday that the money to "provide material assistance" was part of a new U.N.
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California man gets 1,503 years in prison for raping daughter

A California man got 1,503 years in prison for raping his 12-year-old daughter - the longest in the history of Fresno - according to reports.
According to the Fresno Bee, Rene Lopez, 41, was handed the unprecedented sentence after rejecting two plea deals; one would have been a 13-year prison term, the other 22-years behind bars - if Lopez admitted he was guilty of the rape.
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Police issue 99 trespass citations during pipeline protest on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA -- The Liberal government's conflicting climate and pipeline policies were thrown into sharp relief Monday as more than 200 protesters marched on Parliament Hill demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reject any new oilsands infrastructure.
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Did Subway ignore warnings about perv pitchman Fogle?

Perverted Subway shill Jared Fogle’s ex-wife claims the fast food giant knew the former fatty had a penchant for kids.
Katie McLaughlin -- who launched the lawsuit -- claims the chain “failed every test of corporate responsibility” until Fogle was pinched.
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If I only had $85K: Fundraiser for 'Oz' Scarecrow costume

WASHINGTON -- Now that the Smithsonian has reached its crowd-funding goal to preserve the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," the museum is asking for more money to conserve another relic from the beloved movie.
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Judges in Medicine Hat custody case ordered boy not to wear girls clothes in public

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A sexual minorities expert says judges need to be better educated about gender identity after two Alberta family court judges ruled that a child born a boy couldn’t wear girls clothes in public.
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Quebec man facing deportation 20 years after crime gets two-year stay

LAVAL, Que. -- The lawyer for a longtime Quebec resident facing deportation to his native Italy says Ottawa has granted his client a two-year stay.
Michele Torre had been given a new deportation order for Wednesday based on a 20-year-old criminal conviction.
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English killer took selfie after robbing man of rare 'Wind in the Willows' book

A man in England who took a selfie moments after he stabbed and robbed the owner of a historical novel worth about $81,000 was sentenced to life in jail for the crime.
According to the New York Post, Michael Danaher, 50, murdered Adrian Greenwood, 42, by stabbing him 33 times, and then made off with a rare copy of The Wind In the Willows by Kenneth Grahame published in 1908.
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Walking Dead director justifies relentlessly bloody season 7 premiere

After six seasons of relentless blood, gore and anguish, it's probably more difficult to shock and appall the fans of The Walking Dead compared to most other shows. But Sunday night's season 7 premiere managed to do both.
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Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger won't vote for Trump

Arnold Schwarzenegger would have run for president this year if he could have.
“If I’d been born in America, I would’ve run,” Schwarzenegger recently told Adweek, noting that if he could cast a presidential ballot for himself, he’d be doing that on November 8.
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