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Alberta reports 5,181 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

 

Church's beer festival sparks outrage after visitors pose with drinks on gravestones

A beer festival held in an English churchyard has provoked a wave of controversy after pictures emerged of visitors reveling among the graves.
Locals in the northeastern town of Stockton-on-Tees flocked to the 1,000-year-old St.
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San Marino legalizes abortion while Pope, women's groups disagree

SAN MARINO -- Pope Francis repeated Monday that abortion is "murder," a day after the tiny republic of San Marino became the latest Catholic state to legalize the procedure, much to the cheers of women's rights groups.
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London police charge man with murder in Sabina Nessa's killing

British police charged a 36-year-old man on Monday with the murder of Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher killed as she walked to meet a friend in London.
The Metropolitan Police force said Koci Selamaj, from Eastbourne on England's south coast, faced one count of murder.
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Judge suspends probe into Lebanon port blast amid challenges

BEIRUT -- The lead judge investigating last year's massive blast in Beirut's port suspended his work in the case Monday after a former Cabinet minister demanded his dismissal.
Judge Tarek Bitar, the second judge to lead the complicated and thorny investigation, canceled the questioning of a former military intelligence general, scheduled for Monday.
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Jurors convict singer R. Kelly of racketeering and sex trafficking

Jurors have found R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and eight counts of sex trafficking after a trial in which prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter century to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex.
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HALIFAX -- Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting a single-day record 86 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, along with 64 recoveries, as the total number of active cases in the province rises to 650.
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Egg thrown at French President Macron during food trade fair

PARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macron was hit on the shoulder Monday by an egg thrown at him by a young man during a visit to an international food trade fair in the French city of Lyon.
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Thirty-nine Vale employees have been trapped underground in the Totten Mine in Sudbury, Ont., since Sunday, the company says. 
The workers are safe and are currently mobilizing to exit the mine via a secondary egress ladder system, the company said in a news release.
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Nova Scotia reports 96th COVID-19 related death, 83 new cases over the weekend

HALIFAX -- Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting the province’s 96th death related to COVID-19 on Thursday.
In a news release, N.S. Health says a man in his 80s died in the Central zone.
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Thirty-nine Vale employees have been trapped underground in the Totten Mine in Sudbury, Ont., since Sunday, the company says. 
The workers are safe and are currently mobilizing to exit the mine via a secondary egress ladder system, the company said in a news release.
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Vaccine enforcement begins in Calgary as doctors renew calls for targeted measures

The City of Calgary has ticketed two businesses for failing to comply with new vaccine passport regulations.
Peace officers have handed out one, $200 ticket for failing to display signage around proof of vaccination requirements, and another $500 ticket for failing to check customers' proof of immunization.
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Youth charged with 1st-degree murder in death of Choiceland, Sask., woman

The RCMP have charged a youth with first-degree murder in the death of a woman in Choiceland, Sask., last week.
On Friday, the RCMP announced that an unidentified 37-year-old woman had been declared dead at a home in the town and that another person, also unidentified, had been taken into custody.
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