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Soldier defends probe into veteran's suicide

A soldier tasked with reviewing an investigation into an Afghan vet's suicide defended himself Thursday against allegations of bias. Sgt. Scott Shannon led the final investigation into how the military handled the life and death of Cpl.
Military deployed as police kill two miners in South Africa

Military deployed as police kill two miners in South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma's office announced Thursday that he has ordered military forces to assist police trying to control labour unrest in the nation's crucial mining sector.

Wife guilty in electric saw attack

A Washington state woman accused of trying to decapitate her sleeping husband with an electric saw was convicted Thursday of attempted murder. Jurors needed only about three hours to reach a verdict in the trial of Renee Bishop-McKean of Everett.
DND tightens the screws on release of information

DND tightens the screws on release of information

Members of the Canadian military have been told to tighten the screws and withhold information, even though it may not be sensitive or a threat to national security.
New Quebec government scraps tuition hikes

New Quebec government scraps tuition hikes

Student leader cheers PQ decree; university funding to be debated
16 Amish convicted of hate crimes

16 Amish convicted of hate crimes

Sixteen Amish men and women were convicted Thursday of hate crimes for a series of hair-and beard-cutting attacks on fellow sect members in a religious dispute that offered a rare and sometimes lurid glimpse into the closed and usually self-regulatin
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Counselling in store after incident on jet

Alberta officials probe five E. coli infections

No link established to ground-beef recall

B.C. fire bans extended

The beautiful end to B.C.'s summer has prompted yet another fire ban, which now means no burning in most of the province.

Building source of legionnaires' disease

Public health authorities say they have identified the source of Quebec City's outbreak of legionnaires' disease: an office building in the provincial capital. They say samples taken from a cooling tower in a building on St.