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Elton John announces he has pneumonia on tour

British singer Elton John announced that he was diagnosed with walking pneumonia while on tour in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday. John, 72, posted about his illness to Twitter and Instagram, telling fans he…

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New sophisticated fraud can steal your online identity using your phone number

WINNIPEG -- Using your cell phone number, fraudsters can take control of your online identity –wreaking havoc on your social media and bank accounts, email and text messages. For one…

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Disney actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa dead at 15

A Disney actress died Saturday following a brain tumour, according to the Ugandan school where she was a student. Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in the 2016 Disney film "Queen…

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Kentucky must pay US$150K for denying man’s ‘IM GOD’ licence plates

One man in the “Bluegrass State” is likely feeling heavenly today. Kentucky Transportation officials have been ordered by a federal judge to pay US$150,715, after losing a lawsuit against a…

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Killing of 7-year-old girl stokes anger in Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to…

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Pier 1 closing all of its stores in Canada

TORONTO -- Pier 1 is closing all of its stores in Canada, as the home decor retailer begins bankruptcy proceedings in the United States. According to a brief statement on…

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Newfoundland and Labrador premier Dwight Ball announces resignation

The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dwight Ball, has announced that he is stepping down to spend more time with his family. In a video statement he said he wanted…

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Israeli army: Hamas hackers tried to ‘seduce’ soldiers

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military says it it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers' phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media.…

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Bombardier will sell its train to Alstom SA for US$8.2B

Bombardier confirmed Monday it has come to an agreement with Alstom to sell off its transportation unit to the French company, which includes its rail industry and train division, for…

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Thousands gather for Japan’s annual ‘Naked Festival’

Thousands braved chilly weather on Saturday to gather at the annual "Naked Festival" in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Japan's Honshu island. The event, called "Hadaka Matsuri" in…

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