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Jack Knox column: Public loos the frontline in battle for potty parity

Didn't make it to Mamma Mia the other night. Had to wash my hair.

2 Canadians die abroad, Ottawa confirms

One in Vietnam; other in Mexico
High security but lower turnout at Toronto's annual Caribbean parade

High security but lower turnout at Toronto's annual Caribbean parade

A couple of high-profile shooting rampages in Toronto appeared to have put a slight chill over the city's annual Caribbean carnival this year, festivalgoers and vendors said Saturday.

Afghan parliament votes to sack ministers

Afghanistan's parliament voted Saturday to dismiss both the interior and defence ministers over continued cross-border shelling which the Afghan government has blamed on neighbouring Pakistan's army, as well as other issues.

UN calls for investigation into alleged abuses in Myanmar

A top United Nations envoy voiced grave concern Saturday over alleged abuses by Myanmar security forces after sectarian violence in Rakhine state and urged a full and credible state investigation.

Report ranks local transit best for its size

Greater Victoria's regional transit system outperforms all of its counterparts in similar size cities across the country, according to a recent report on national transit ridership.

Obama marks birthday with low-key retreat

President Barack Obama celebrated his 51st birthday Saturday with a round of golf and a quiet weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat, taking a break from campaigning three months before Election Day.

Belarus expels Swedish envoy

Belarus has expelled Sweden's ambassador over his actions to support democracy, Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Friday, as the European Union's foreign policy chief said the bloc would consider responding with "appropriate" measures.

Plea deal for Giffords shooting in negotiations, source says

A possible plea deal in the deadly Tucson shootings that wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords would send Jared Lee Loughner to prison for the rest of his life, a person familiar with the case said Saturday.

48 Iranians kidnapped in Syria

A busload of Ira-nians were abducted by gunmen while on a pilgrimage in Syria Saturday, Iranian media reported, the latest in a string of kidnappings of visitors from the Islamic Republic, a country allied to President Bashar al-Assad.
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