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B.C. byelection in NDP territory tests strength of minority government

NANAIMO, B.C. -- British Columbia's minority New Democrat government faces a crucial popularity test this month in a byelection in one of its traditionally safe constituencies where the outcome could threaten Premier John Horgan's one-seat hold on power.
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Winter storm leaves top figure skaters stranded in Saint John, N.B.

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Many Canadian figure skaters are stranded in Saint John, N.B., amid a winter storm on the last day of the national staking championships.
More than half of the flights out of the city's airport were cancelled due to the weather.
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Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists attack UN base in North Mali, killing 6

An official with the United Nations mission in Mali says that jihadists linked to al-Qaeda have killed six peacekeepers and injured 19 others in an attack on a peacekeepers' camp in Aguelhoc, in northern Mali's Kidal region.
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Court upholds Tshisekedi's victory in Congo election

KINSHASA, Congo -- Congo's capital was calm Sunday with residents attending church after the constitutional Court confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi. It was not clear if the population would heed runner-up Martin Fayulu's call for non-violent protests against the court ruling.
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Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists attack UN base in north Mali, killing 8

An official with the United Nations mission in Mali says that jihadists linked to al-Qaeda have killed six peacekeepers and injured 19 others in an attack on a peacekeepers' camp in Aguelhoc, in northern Mali's Kidal region.
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IRA dissidents suspected in Northern Ireland car bombing

LONDON -- Police in Northern Ireland said Sunday they suspect Irish Republican Army dissidents were behind a car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. Two men in their 20s have been arrested.
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World's oldest man dies in his home at age 113

TOKYO -- The world's oldest man has died at his home -- a hot springs inn -- in northern Japan at the age of 113.
Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, his family said.
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No plans to eliminate 'duty to report' for military sex misconduct: Vance

OTTAWA -- Canada's top general is promising better support for victims of military sexual misconduct, but says he will not get rid of a regulation that Canada's auditor general has warned discourages some victims from coming forward.
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Her knees in pain, Lindsey Vonn considers immediate retirement

Lindsey Vonn may have skied her last race.
After failing to finish a World Cup super-G on Sunday as she battles pain in both of her knees, Vonn said immediate retirement "is a possibility but I'm emotional right now.
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Minister says U.K. faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted

A senior British opposition politician said Sunday that it's unlikely the U.K. will leave the European Union as scheduled on March 29, while a government minister warned that failure to deliver on Brexit would betray voters and unleash a "political tsunami.
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Prince Philip gets talking-to about not wearing seatbelt

LONDON - British police have spoken with Prince Philip after the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was photographed apparently driving without wearing a seatbelt -- just two days after he was involved in a car crash.
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Al Qaida-linked jihadists storm UN camp in Mali; 8 peacekeepers killed

BAMAKO, Mali -- Al Qaida-linked jihadists attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in Aguelhoc in northern Mali's Kidal region, killing at least eight peackeepers, the UN mission in Mali said Sunday.
"The current toll is 8 blue helmets killed and several injured.
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Storm sweeps across Maritimes bringing snow, freezing rain and high winds

A winter storm is hitting the Maritimes with blowing winds, freezing rain, snow and rain expected through the day, with as much as 40 centimetres of snow in northern parts of New Brunswick.
Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings for all of New Brunswick and western P.E.I.
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