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3 Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada fear torture, death if they return home

BATAVIA, N.Y. - Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of...

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Found Franklin shipwreck identified as HMS Erebus, Harper tells House

OTTAWA - The historic shipwreck found in the Arctic has been identified as HMS Erebus, the vessel on which Sir John Franklin himself sailed and may even have perished in search of the Northwest Passage in 1845....


U.S. company launches genetic health and ancestry info service in Canada

TORONTO - A U.S. personal genetics company, 23andMe, is now offering health and ancestry information based on analysis of DNA to Canadians....


Top court asked to block Romeo Phillion wrongful prosecution lawsuit

TORONTO - The longest serving inmate in Canada to have a murder conviction thrown out faces a potential new obstacle in his bid to sue those involved in his prosecution....


Jun Lin felt family pressure to marry a woman, ex-lover tells Magnotta trial

MONTREAL - Jun Lin split from his gay partner shortly before his slaying because he felt pressure from his family to marry a woman, the ex-lover told Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial Wednesday....


Conservatives to overhaul veterans' benefits again to placate angry ex-soldiers

OTTAWA - The Harper government plans further changes to its oft-maligned veterans charter, hoping to take the political sting out of complaints by ex-soldiers threatening to campaign against them in the next election....


DND slashed ammo order in 2014, raising questions about prep for Iraq mission

OTTAWA - National Defence slashed its annual order of ammunition this year to save money a revelation that raised fresh questions Wednesday about just how prepared Canada is to do battle with militants in the Middle East....








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