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Photos April 23: Top images from around the world

The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world.

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Son of woman found dead near Ottawa in court to face murder charge

OTTAWA — A young man accused of killing his mother appeared briefly in court by video Wednesday to face a charge of first-degree murder.

During his appearance, Chris Gobin, 18, who has shaggy brown hair, wore a large white tank top, and looked around the room where he was being held. 821 more words

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Four firefighters injured after blaze at Toronto-area warehouse

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Four firefighters were injured this morning after an explosion and wall collapse during a massive blaze at a warehouse in Mississauga, Ont. 248 more words

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'Fairies' billboard taken down by St. John's opera company after outcry

An Opera company in St. John’s have taken down a billboard promoting their run of A Midsummer’s Night Dream that some say used homophobic language. 408 more words

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Swedish medieval king's bones to undergo DNA analysis

UPPSALA, Sweden — Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160. 168 more words

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Better late than never: Canada Post takes 45 years to deliver letter

A letter between two Alberta sisters took 45 years to arrive at its destination via Canada Post could have been delivered faster by snail. Literally. 405 more words

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Material that washed up on Australian shore examined in Malaysia Airlines jet search

PERTH, Australia — Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.

The search co-ordination centre said Wednesday evening that police secured the material that washed ashore 10 kilometres east of Augusta in Western Australia. 47 more words

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