Woman survived two-hour conversation with killer by showing 'no fear'

REGINA -- After John Strang shot and killed his wife in their Saskatchewan home, he drove his Jeep -- packed with guns, ammunition, handcuffs and duct tape -- to the home of a female friend for a chilling conversation.
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U.K. police respond to reports of gunman in leisure complex

British police are dealing with what they call an "ongoing incident" at a leisure park in Nuneaton, Central England.
There are reports of a gunman in the complex, which houses a movie theatre and bowling alley.
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Letter penned a day before Titanic sank sold at U.K. auction

LONDON - A letter written by one of the Titanic's passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for £126,000 ($166,000 US) at an auction in England.
The handwritten note, on embossed Titanic stationery, was penned by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson on April 13, 1912 -- the day before the ship hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic, killing more than 1,500 onboard.
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Quebec women who've worn niqabs discuss province's controversial neutrality bill

MONTREAL -- Warda Naili says the first time she donned a niqab six years ago, it became a part of her.
The Quebec woman, a convert to Islam, said she decided to cover her face out of a desire to practice her faith more authentically and to protect her modesty.
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'Trifecta of rain storms' triggers flooding fears in B.C.

Rainfall warnings remain in effect for parts of B.C.’s Lower Mainland, with wet weather to continue on Sunday for the already-saturated region.
Environment Canada cautions residents to prepare for localized flooding, particularly in Howe Sound and Fraser Valley.
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Tens of thousands of international students affected by a faculty strike at Ontario colleges are being reassured by immigration officials that they won't be penalized for a delay that is beyond their control.
But some international students say the work stoppage, which began last Monday, has them worrying about finances as well as their education and immigration status.
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Drama expected at Bergdahl sentencing hearing

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, arrives for a motions hearing on Monday, Oct.16, 2017, on Fort Bragg. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
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Judge praises sex-assault victim, jails her abusive former supervisor

HALIFAX -- He was her supervisor and sexually abused her for months -- repeatedly groping her and making sexual comments, all under the guise of joking around.
Now a 51-year-old Halifax man is going to jail -- and the judge is praising the courage of the young woman, who couldn't get other managers to help her.
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Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The fate of Bowe Bergdahl -- the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009 -- now rests in the hands of a judge.
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Some towns offer fitness passes instead of candy for Halloween trick-or-treaters

REGINA -- The gleeful "trick or treat" that children shout when they call at houses on Halloween is getting a healthier response in some cities across Canada.Scroll down or click here to vote in our poll of the day Instead of candy, little ghosts and goblins on some doorsteps are getting passes to go swimming, skating and even skiing.
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Putin critic Alexei Navalny leaves jail

Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, has been released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration.
Navalny was arrested on Sept. 29 as he planned to travel to the city of Nizhny Novgorod for a rally that had been given official permission.
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Time to toss the ethics commissioner off the bus

During one of testier exchanges during the Morneau Affair -- capitalized here to designate an official scandal -- the NDP's ethics and deputy finance critic, Nathan Cullen, accused Justin Trudeau of throwing the ethics commissioner under the bus.
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No winning ticket for Saturday's $30M Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $30 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.
However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket purchased in Ontario.
The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct.
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