They are rattled and scared, but mostly the Woodstock, Ont., residents of Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Home are in disbelief that a former nurse has been accused of murdering eight patients — seven of them in their very own facility.
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5 questions about British Airways Flight 286 emergency landing in Vancouver

Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Vancouver International Airport today, scrambling for flights after their British Airways plane to London made an emergency landing late Monday night.
We know that 22 cabin crew and three pilots from the plane went to hospitals in the Vancouver area and were released shortly after.
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Three Canadians to appear in Australian court on drug-smuggling charges

MONTREAL — The three Canadian cruise ship passengers charged in Australia with drug smuggling are scheduled to appear in a Sydney courtroom Wednesday.
Andre Tamine, 64, Isabelle Lagace, 28, and Melina Roberge, 23, were arrested in late August after the MS Sea Princess, operated by California-based Princess Cruises, berthed in the Australian metropolis.
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Two kids were lucky to survive accident at Australia theme park, police say

SYDNEY, Australia - Two young children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed four people on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia.
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U.S. says alleged Bali bombing figure to stay at Guantanamo

MIAMI -- A U.S. government review board has rejected the release of the alleged Southeastern Asian terrorist leader known as Hambali from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The Periodic Review Board said in a short statement released Tuesday that Hambali continues to be a "significant threat to the security of the United States.
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Family, friends of alleged victims of Woodstock, Ont., nurse remember loved ones

Kind, gentle and caring. That's how Susan Robinson remembers her old friend James Silcox, one of the alleged victims of a Woodstock, Ont., nurse who is facing murder charges in the deaths of eight elderly people in nursing homes.
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U.S. mom hosted teen sex parties

A Louisiana mother of five has been tossed in jail for a year after she was convicted of hosting -- and participating in -- booze and dope-fuelled teen sex parties.
Brunette Rachel Carrier, 35, was even a frequent flier in the hormone-charged hijinks regularly pairing off with a 15-year-old boy.
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Oregon standoff juror questions impartiality of fellow juror

PORTLAND, Ore. - Federal prosecutors' case against the armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge hit a bump Tuesday when a juror raised questions about the impartiality of another person on the panel.
Jurors sent two notes to the judge that indicated they were having difficulty reaching a consensus after three days of deliberations.
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New Wells Fargo CEO to employees: 'We're sorry'

NEW YORK -- Newly appointed Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan told employees Tuesday that he is "sorry for the pain" that the bank's employees have suffered as a result of the company's sales practices scandal.
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Official: Tire treads worn on bus in fatal California crash

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Ana Car didn’t remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony.
The retired factory worker had spent an evening gambling at a desert casino and was sound asleep when the bus heading to Los Angeles smashed into the rear of a slow-moving tractor-trailer.
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Canadian malls need to diversify to become destinations for shoppers, say experts

MONTREAL -- The rise of online shopping is forcing Canadian malls to diversify and become destinations that offer a range of services including entertainment and sporting venues in addition to traditional clothing stores, a Montreal real estate conference heard Tuesday.
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RCMP to face new class-action harassment lawsuit, this time on behalf of male employees

The RCMP will soon face another class-action harassment lawsuit — this time on behalf of male Mounties and civilian employees of the force.
Earlier this month, the federal government and the RCMP set aside $100 million to settle an estimated 1,000 cases of female employees being harassed and bullied at work.
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