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Ukraine's Zelenskyy: No talks with Russia's Putin if land annexed

Ukraine’s president warned Tuesday that Russia’s just concluded “sham referendums” and attempts to annex Ukrainian territory rule out any talks with Moscow as long as Vladimir Putin remains president, and called for Russia’s “complete isolation” and tough new global sanctions.
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Four adult children of Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini have all alleged that he physically and psychologically abused them when they were young, a B.C. Supreme Court judge heard Tuesday.
The disturbing allegations came to light during a hearing over whether Aquilini is obliged to continue paying child support and covering university expenses for three of his children.
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Canada to close borders to dogs from more than 100 countries over rabies concerns

Federal authorities are set to close Canada's borders Wednesday to commercial dogs, including ones being put up for sale or adoption, from more than 100 countries deemed to be at high risk for canine rabies.
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Ukraine's former ambassador to Canada says Russia could use so-called referendums in his country to conscript Ukrainians.
"We believe the Russians will use it to conscript Ukrainian citizens in the occupied territories into the Russian army," Andriy Shevchenko told Evan Solomon on CTV News Channel's Power Play on Tuesday.
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Winnipeg man receives prison sentence for river trail attacks

A man who pleaded guilty to assaulting three women and a teenage girl around Winnipeg's river trail system last year has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Jordan Andrew Bruyere, 30, was sentenced in Manitoba Provincial Court on Monday by Judge Robin Finlayson to 14 years in prison, minus the time he's already spent.
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A class-action lawsuit alleging that the Alberta government breached Charter rights potentially thousands of times by denying people timely bail hearings will go ahead.
In a decision filed in Calgary on Monday, Court King's Bench Associate Chief Justice John Rooke certified a class-action suit for individuals arrested between May 2, 2016, and Sept.
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Iranian riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in dozens of cities on Tuesday, state media and social media said, amid continuing protests over the death of a young Iranian woman in police custody.
Mahsa Amini, 22, from the Iranian Kurdish city of Saqez, was arrested earlier this month in Tehran for "unsuitable attire" by the morality police who enforce the Islamic Republic's strict dress code.
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Huge Russia-based disinformation network about Ukraine war disabled

A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta revealed Tuesday.
The company, which owns Facebook and Instagram, said it identified and disabled the operation before it was able to gain a large audience.
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Clashes, global protests flare over death of Iranian woman Mahsa Amini

Iranian riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in dozens of cities on Tuesday, state media and social media said, amid continuing protests over the death of a young Iranian woman in police custody.
Mahsa Amini, 22, from the Iranian Kurdish city of Saqez, was arrested earlier this month in Tehran for "unsuitable attire" by the morality police who enforce the Islamic Republic's strict dress code.
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Ebola deaths in Uganda rise to 23 as outbreak grows

An outbreak of Ebola disease in Uganda is growing.
A total of 18 confirmed and 18 probable cases have been reported, including 23 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
The agency noted this is the first Ebola disease outbreak caused by Sudan virus in Uganda since 2012.
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The chaos at Russia's borders is intensifying as hundreds of thousands of men try to get out of the country and avoid being dragged into fighting Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine.
Some reports from border crossings with Georgia, Finland and other areas indicate Russian authorities moved Tuesday to stop — and then enlist — some of those trying to escape.
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Facebook Marketplace seller robbed at gunpoint in coffee shop, Vancouver police warn

Vancouver police have issued a public warning after a string of robberies involving Facebook Marketplace users, including one terrifying incident that saw a seller robbed at gunpoint.
Authorities said that robbery took place Monday night inside a coffee shop in the city's Kerrisdale neighbourhood, where a Facebook Marketplace user arranged a meeting to sell a designer watch.
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Pro-Moscow officials say 3 occupied regions of Ukraine have voted to join Russia

Pro-Moscow officials said Tuesday that residents in three of the four occupied areas of Ukraine voted to join Russia in a Kremlin-orchestrated vote that has been dismissed by the U.S. and its Western allies as illegitimate.
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