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Alberta NDP leadership contender Rachel Notley releases contender

CALGARY — Alberta NDP leadership contender Rachel Notley has released her top priorities if she should win the job in October. Notley says she wants to help build a modern, progressive Alberta that provides people with quality health care. Her other priorities are a modern, effective education system, a transition to cleaner energy and more …

‘Society should be horrified;’ 15 year old found dead in Winnipeg river

WINNIPEG — Officers are investigating the slaying of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl from rural Manitoba whose body was found wrapped in a bag and dumped in the Red River after she ran away from her foster home. Police on Monday identified the girl as Tina Fontaine, who was in the care of Child and Family …

Good weather seen in next 3-4 days — PAGASA

MANILA — Good weather is expected to prevail in the country for the next four days as the ridge of high pressure will be the dominant weather system affecting the country, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday. In an interview, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical andAstronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather observer Benjie Depas said a ridge …

SUV careens into Los Angeles restaurant, hurting 5

LOS ANGELES — Five people have been injured, one seriously, when a car crashed into a Los Angeles pizza shop. Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department says a compact SUV drove into the fast-food restaurant, leaving one person with serious injuries and four with minor injuries. Television news footage showed a white SUV …

Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

FERGUSON, Mo. — An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday. But the pathologist said the team …

Permanent truce expected as Israel, Hamas extend ceasefire by 24 hours

CAIRO — Egypt announced Monday evening that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to extend ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for 24 hours, the official MENA news agency reported. “Both sides have agreed to extend the ceasefire to 24 hours, to continue the ongoing negotiations,” MENA said, quoting an official Egyptian statement. A 5-day truce was …

UP alumni accepts bursary project applications

The University of the Philippines Alumni and Associates in Manitoba (UPAA-MB) Inc is now accepting applications for its bursary project. The bursary in the amount of $500 will be given to a deserving Filipino-Canadian student to help pursue scholastic objectives. Criteria for selection includes academic standing, financial need, community service, etc. All applications must be …

Albay prepares for Mayon ‘big bang’

LEGAZPI CITY -– The present condition of Mt. Mayon may lead to a big explosion, Ed Laguerta, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) resident volcanologist said Monday. Laguerta issued the statement during the Mayon condition assessment meeting led by Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda and attended by officials of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction …

Philippines protests China’s ‘sovereignty patrols’ in South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will file a new diplomatic protest with China complaining about frequent patrols by Chinese ships in the South China Sea, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday. The department’s spokesman, Charles Jose, said the “pattern of illegitimate sovereignty patrols” in the Philippines’ 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone were part of China’s …

6 killed in mystery airstrikes in Libyan capital

CAIRO — Airstrikes launched by an unknown party targeting Islamist-led militias in Libya’s capital killed six people Monday, authorities said, as the interim government vowed to investigate the strikes amid raging street battles. The confusion over who launched the two fighter jets shows the chaos still engulfing Libya after the 2011 civil war that toppled …

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