Canada 150: Five national parks to visit with the free discovery pass

With Parks Canada offering a free Discovery Pass for the country's 150th anniversary, has rounded up the best bucket-list destinations to visit.
Banff National Park – Alberta
Canada's first national park is also one of its most spectacular, with a glacier lake, breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and some of the best ski slopes in the country.
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Manchester bomber Salman Abedi had ‘face of hate’ [Photos] [Video]

MANCHESTER, England — An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons as they fled.
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'Houdini' of death row fights for reprieve in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Tommy Arthur has had his execution postponed seven times since 2001, so many delays that victims' rights advocates derisively call him the "Houdini" of death row. He says he is innocent and is fighting for an eighth reprieve, but he is losing optimism: "They are going to kill me this time.
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3 more arrested in Manchester bombing

Police in Manchester say they have arrested three more men in connection with the suicide bombing at a pop concert that killed 22 people.
They said Wednesday the arrests had been made in the south of the U.K.
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Search resumes for 4 missing after India bus plunges into river

NEW DELHI - Rescuers on Wednesday found another three bodies as they resumed searching for people missing after a bus plunged into a river in mountainous northern India, killing at least 20 Hindu pilgrims.
Police officer Mahadev Uniyal said that rescuers recovered 19 bodies and one person died in a hospital.
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U.S. officials seize $500M worth of poppies used for opium

CLAREMONT, N.C. - Authorities say nearly half a hectare of poppy plants used in producing opium has been seized in North Carolina.
Local news groups report the Catawba County Sheriff's Office seized the field Tuesday.
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Duterte declares martial law in south Philippines

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that he'll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country's south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to have taken hostages.
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Philippines president declares martial law as Muslim extremists lay siege to city

Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group, officials said Wednesday.
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Latest: Police hunt for accomplices of Manchester Arena attacker

MANCHESTER, England -- The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local):
2:10 a.m.
As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert.
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Summer temperatures will swing between hot, cold: meteorologist

TORONTO -- Temperatures this summer are expected to feel like "whiplash," and may swing between hot and cool over the course of the season, a top meteorologist says.
The Weather Network released its summer forecast Tuesday, and chief meteorologist Chris Scott said it may feel like being on a teeter-totter.
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Latest: British officials say attack suspect was known 'up to a point'

LONDON -- The Latest on the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester (all times local):
9:05 a.m.
Germany's interior minister has ordered that flags on federal government buildings be flown at half-staff following the attack in Manchester.
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Strong winds leave thousands without power across B.C.

VANCOUVER - BC Hydro was reporting more than 74,000 homes and businesses without electricity late Tuesday due to strong winds throughout the province.
The utility says most of the outages, affecting almost 36,000 customers, were in the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast with a further 35,000 customers in the dark in the Thompson-Shuswap areas.
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Latest: Officials raise number of wounded in Manchester attack to 119

LONDON - The Latest on the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester (all times local):
11:40 a.m.
Manchester health officials have raised the number of wounded in the concert bombing, saying 119 people sought medical treatment at the city's hospitals after the suicide attack Monday night.
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