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Arabnews24 - Canada : Thursday marks World News Day, a day that celebrates the importance of journalism, the stories reporters tell and the sacrifices made in the pursuit of the truth.The Canadian Journalism Foundation launched its first World News Day, which coincides with World Press Freedom Day, a day proclaimed by the United Nations in 1993 to celebrate press freedom and honour the journalists who lost their lives while doing their job.

Toronto - Police: Car dangling off Millwood Bridge likely a prank!

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Arabnews24 - Canada:Toronto police say a car found dangling from a bridge near a busy highway during the morning rush hour was most likely a prank.Around 7 a.m. emergency crews and police were dispatched to Millwood Bridge, west of the Don Valley Parkway, following reports a burnt out car was hanging from a wire.Just before 8:30 a.m. Toronto police tweeted that the dangling blue

Family : Gruelling Schedule Killed Swedish DJ Avicii .

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Arabnews24 - Canada: Six days after the death of the popular Swedish DJ Avicii, his family has released a statement explaining that the star’s life in the fast lane took a taxing toll."Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artist soul who always shouldered difficult existential doubts," the statement, which has been translated from Swedish, read, referring to Avicii’s real name Tim Bergling.

Canada - Nine dead, 16 injured after pedestrians struck by van in Toronto

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Arabnews24- Canada :At least nine people were killed and 16 others were injured after a white van jumped the curb on a busy Toronto street Monday afternoon.Police say the van drove down the sidewalk southbound on Yonge Street, southwards from Finch Avenue, hitting pedestrians as it went. The extent of the injuries aren’t yet known, but witnesses described a scene of panic.The sidewalk in front of Mel Lastman Square was busy Monday afternoon.“It looked like a big moving truck came up

London - Kate Middleton, Prince William welcome third child

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Arabnews24 - Canada: The royal baby is here!... Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third baby, a boy, on Monday, officials at Kensington Palace confirmed, weighing in at eight pounds, seven ounces. He is fifth in line to the throne, and the sixth great-grandchild of 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth II. He was delivered at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte were delivered in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

Ontario - Doug Ford promises to cut Ontario's corporate income tax

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Arabnews24 - Canada :Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives promised Wednesday to cut the provincial corporate income tax if they win the spring election, saying the move would stimulate job growth and boost the economy.Newly minted Tory Leader Doug Ford said his party would cut the rate from the current 11.5 per cent to 10.5 per cent.“We’re going to create the environment to make sure this province is the most prosperous province anywhere in Canada,” he said.

Canada - Premier Wynne: Ford is just like Trump !!

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Arabnews24 - Canada :Tensions between Ontario’s premier and the leader of the Opposition escalated Wednesday as Kathleen Wynne accused Doug Ford of being just like U.S. President Donald Trump, in what experts predict is a glimpse of a hostile election campaign to come.Wynne pushed back against Ford on Wednesday, when she was asked about comments the Tory leader made a day earlier in which he suggested some Liberals could face jail time if they pulled what he described as “shady tricks” with taxpayer dollars.

Canada - Justin Trudeau discusses Mali peacekeeping mission with Macron

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Arabnews24 - Canada : Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today defended Canada's decision to take part in the ongoing UN peacekeeping effort in Mali.Trudeau made the remarks alongside Emmanuel Macron following a Paris meeting with the French president, who has made the African country a priority for his government.Trudeau said Canada's new approach to peacekeeping — focusing on promoting roles for women, dealing with child soldiers,

Turkey - American pastor faces 35 years in prison on terrorism, spying charges

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Arabnews24 - Canada : An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara. Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina, is facing up to 35 years in prison on charges of “committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member” and “espionage.” The trial begins Monday in western Izmir province.

Canada - Justin Trudeau to talk NAFTA during Peru trip

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Arabnews24 - Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will aim to advance Canada’s position on the North American free trade talks when he meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence here over the next two days.There had been hopes leading up to Trudeau’s visit to Peru, where he and the others are attending the Summit of the Americas, that Canada, Mexico and the U.S. would emerge with some sort of North American free trade agreement.While those appear to have been dashed by U.S.