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If you played a card game in Hinton, Alberta in the 60s or 70s, and the stakes were a human skull, the RCMP want to talk with you

Police in the Alberta way-stop community between Edmonton and Jasper are asking for help in identifying an old human skull found tucked away in a family’s garage. 629 more words

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Photographer of Syria’s dead dissidents and rebels tells U.S. Congress panel of horrors he saw

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

WASHINGTON — Graphic images of emaciated and bloodied corpses in the Syrian civil war were presented to uncharacteristically silent members of Congress Thursday as a former military photographer testified about the signs of savagery he witnessed. 726 more words

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A day in North Korea: Residents of the secretive hermit nation beat the heat in historic Moranbong park

Along with its towering monuments to socialism, bronze statues of its leaders and sprawling plazas for mass political gatherings and military parades, North Korea’s showcase capital is a city of parks. 310 more words

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Two women caught on train track bridge are run over by freight train, but somehow survive

If you’ve ever seen the movie Stand By Me, you know walking on a train track bridge is a no-no. Earlier this month in Indiana life imitated art, as two women experienced a real-life version of the film’s iconic train scene—the only difference is they didn’t make it off the tracks before the 14,000 ton freight train came rumbling through. 219 more words

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Elizabeth May distances herself as Green Party president faces backlash for strongly worded blogpost on Gaza

Green Leader Elizabeth May is distancing herself from her party president after he wrote a strongly worded blogpost on the Gaza conflict that condemns Hamas and supports Israel. 760 more words

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Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons -- an in-depth investigation

DONETSK, Ukraine — On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years. 1,943 more words

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NDP Deputy Leader Libby Davies diverges from Mulcair with stronger stance on Israel-Gaza conflict

OTTAWA — The NDP deputy leader, Libby Davies, is urging Canadians to “speak out” against the growing bloodshed in Gaza, but has declined to discuss with the news media her strong views on the Israel-Palestine conflict. 939 more words

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