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Special voting stations open for evacuees, others affected by Manitoba storm

Polls have opened on a drizzly election day in Winnipeg, where last-minute arrangements were made over the past week to ensure everyone who's eligible will have a chance to cast a ballot.
Elections Canada has set up a special polling station inside the University of Winnipeg's Convocation Hall to accommodate anyone living temporarily in the city after a snowstorm 10 days ago knocked out power to a number of remote First Nations communities.
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For almost three years, "Welcome To Video" was a covert den for people who traded in clips of children being sexually assaulted.
There, on the darknet's largest-known site of child exploitation videos, hundreds of users from around the world accessed material that showed the sexual abuse of children as young as six months old.
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Forest burned in 2019 Indonesia wildfires already exceeds 2018

Area burned in 2019 forest fires in Indonesia exceeds 2018 - official
The amount of land in Indonesia consumed by fires through September this year has exceeded the amount burned during all of 2018, according to data given by a government official on Monday.
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A single mother says a popular western Newfoundland ski resort's policy on family passes discriminates against some variations of families, such as her and her seven-year-old son.
Dawn Leja wants to see Marble Mountain's policy changed, either in its scope or its wording, after receiving an email from the resort that her family of two didn't qualify for the pass.
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Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water, authorities said Monday.
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Thai king strips his consort of royal titles for disloyalty

BANGKOK -- Thailand's king has stripped his royal noble consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his official wife for her own benefit.
Sixty-seven-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn's royal command issued Monday came just three months after he granted 34-year-old Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi the consort title, reviving an old palace tradition of taking a junior wife.
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Man with alleged ties to Montreal Mafia shot dead in Pierrefonds parking lot

Police sources tell Radio-Canada the man shot to death in a Pierrefonds parking lot on Monday morning was Andrew Scoppa, an alleged influential figure in the Montreal Mafia.
The shooting happened shortly after 8 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of a strip mall on St-Jean Boulevard near Harry Worth Street.
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Lebanon announces sweeping economic reforms after days of protests

Lebanon's government has approved sweeping reforms that it hopes will appease hundreds of thousands of people who have been protesting for days, calling on Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's government to resign.
Hariri told reporters after an emergency government meeting Monday that the Lebanese cabinet approved the 2020 budget with a deficit of 0.6 per cent with no new taxes.
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The Duchess of Sussex says her first year of marriage to Britain's Prince Harry has been difficult because of the pressure from Britain's tabloid press.
The former Meghan Markle told ITV in an interview broadcast Sunday that her British friends warned her not to marry the prince because of the intense media scrutiny that would follow in his country.
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Torture video in Alaska contains vital clue to killing

WARNING: This story contains content readers may find disturbing.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The suspect in a brutal torture killing in Alaska's biggest city ended up leading police right to him, first by losing a digital memory card labeled "Homicide at midtown Marriott" that contained video of the dying woman.
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4 suspects indicted in case of slain Slovak journalist

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Slovakia prosecutors have indicted four suspects in the slaying of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the government.
The four include the alleged mastermind, a businessman who was long suspected of involvement in the crime.
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Distinctive accent on torture video leads police to suspect

WARNING: This story contains content readers may find disturbing.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The suspect in a torture killing in Alaska's biggest city ended up leading police right to him, first by losing a digital memory card labeled "Homicide at midtown Marriott" that contained video of the dying woman.
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Tens of thousands without power after tornado rips through Dallas

Rescue crews searched Monday through the rubble of buildings torn apart by a tornado that ripped through the Dallas area the night before, causing damage to homes and businesses and knocking out electricity to tens of thousands of people.
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