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Volcano in Indonesia unleashes massive explosion

Volcano in Indonesia unleashes massive explosion

By Andrew Freedman Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has been erupting for about the past five years now, displacing tens of thousands as it sends debris flows toward populated areas. On Feb. 19, the volcano unleashed a far more explosive eruption that vaulted smoke and ash more than 25,000 feet into the air, …read more

Jagmeet Singh to address NDP convention

By CBC News The NDP federal leader will address the national convention Saturday afternoon in Ottawa. …read more

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Powerful magnitude-7.2 quake shakes south, central Mexico

A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, and setting off quake alert systems. …read more

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‘Another kind of pain’: Survivors, family members share grief at MMIWG hearings in N.B.

By Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon,Elizabeth Fraser The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is in Moncton, N.B., today for the start of two days of community hearings, and is hearing from about 30 family members and survivors. …read more

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Kim Jong Un says ‘important’ to shore up dialogue with South

By Reuters and Daniella Silva North Korea’s leader reportedly said it is important to boost the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” after his delegation’s trip to the Olympics. …read more

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‘Severe blows’ delivered to Syria and Iran, says Israel’s Netanyahu

By The Associated Press Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country’s military has dealt “severe blows” to Iran and Syria with a series of airstrikes. …read more

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North Korea’s Kim invites South Korean leader for summit in Pyongyang

By Max Burman and Reuters and Stella Kim and Lester Holt and Adam Edelman The recent detente has come despite an acceleration in the North’s weapons program last year and pressure from Seoul’s allies in Washington …read more

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Olympics opening ceremony in South Korea draws hundreds of anti-North Korea protesters

By The Associated Press Around 800 anti-North Korea protesters scuffled with riot police outside the Winter Olympics stadium in South Korea, hours before two of the North’s most senior officials attended the opening ceremony. …read more

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Rescuers search tilted building in Taiwan as quake death toll hits 10

By The Associated Press Emergency workers in Taiwan continue the search for survivors in a dangerously tilted building, more than a day after it was damaged in an earthquake that shook the island’s east coast and killed at least 10 people. …read more

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President who ‘stole South Africa’ teeters as Mandela’s dream slips away

By Rachel Elbaum and Reuters and Associated Press South Africa’s scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma was clinging to power despite growing pressure to step down. …read more

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