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Corn feast at Saskatoon Farmers' Market cancelled as 2019 tough year for producers

The Saskatoon Farmers' Market was set to celebrate its 44th year with a corn-focused feast, but the event had to be cancelled since it's been a challenging year for corn producers across the prairies.
Last year's event included the corn feast and a corn shucking contest amidst the twang of banjo music.
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Virginia marks 400th anniversary of slave ship arrival

HAMPTON, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Saturday a new state commission to review educational standards for teaching black history in the state, as officials observed the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia 400 years ago.
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Brazilian soldiers deployed to battle raging Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.
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Minister says Turkey, U.S. have begun work on Syria safe zone

ISTANBUL -- Turkey's defence minister said Saturday that military officials with Turkey and the United States have begun work to create a "safe zone" along its border in northeastern Syria.
Turkey's official Anadolu news agency quoted Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as saying that generals from Turkey and the U.S.
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Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday prepared to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.
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Thousands protest in Germany against racism, discrimination

BERLIN -- Thousands of people are attending a protest against racism and discrimination in the German city of Dresden, a week ahead of two state elections in the country's east in which the far-right Alternative for Germany party is expected to make gains.
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Prince Andrew breaks silence on Epstein friendship

Prince Andrew has defended his former friendship with Jeffry Epstein, stating at no time did he witness or suspect any behaviour linked to accusations of sexual abuse or criminal behaviour.
In a statement released Saturday, the Duke of York said that what he knew of Epstein was “evidently not the real person, given what we know now,” offering sympathies to the financier’s alleged victims.
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Video appears to show man asleep while Tesla self-drives down freeway

One couple got the shock of their life on a freeway in Los Angeles when they looked over to see that the driver in the car next to them was fast asleep -- in a Tesla still going almost 120 km/h.
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Police investigate racist rant in Richmond, B.C., parking lot captured on video

Police are investigating a confrontation caught on video in a Richmond, B.C., parking lot Friday afternoon that saw a woman yell racial slurs at a family over a parking dispute. 
The video, which initially circulated on the social media platform WeChat, shows two cars parked with their front bumpers touching outside the Richlea Square Shopping Centre.
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Firefighter injured in London, Ont., house explosion released from hospital

LONDON, Ont. - Officials say a firefighter seriously injured after a house explosion in London, Ont., last week has been released from hospital.
Platoon Fire Chief Kirk Loveland says the firefighter is expected to make a full recovery after the blast, which was triggered when a car slammed into a home and hit a gas line.
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Police investigating racist rant in Richmond, B.C., parking lot captured on video

Police are investigating a confrontation caught on video in a Richmond, B.C., parking lot Friday afternoon that saw a woman yell racial slurs at a family over a parking dispute. 
The video, which initially circulated on the social media platform WeChat, shows two cars parked with their front bumpers touching outside the Richlea Square Shopping Centre.
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Brazil readies but does not deploy thousands of troops to combat Amazon fires

Brazil has 44,000 troops stationed in its northern Amazon region that are available to combat forest fires and could send more from elsewhere in the country, the joint chief of staff for the country's military said on Saturday.
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Prince Andrew denies seeing any sex crimes during time with Epstein

Prince Andrew said on Saturday he never saw or suspected any sex crimes during the time he spent with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein, 66, committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell earlier this month while being held on sex-trafficking charges.
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