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 2020-02-28 18:04 

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Islanders bid to snap home losing streak vs. Bruins...

The New York Islanders have had a hard time winning games of late, and that's certainly been the case against the Boston Bruins in recent seasons. Looking to avoid a third consecutive loss, the Islanders also will aim to end a nine-game home losing st...

 2020-02-28 18:03 

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Anti-Polanski protesters clash with police outside movie awards...

PARIS — French Police on Friday pushed back protesters who pulled down a safety barrier outside the Paris theater hosting the 2020 Cesar Awards, where a movie by director Roman Polanski, who faces rape accusations, is up for a dozen nominations. The...

 2020-02-28 18:01 

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U.N. chief says window for containment of coronavirus narrowing...

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that containment of the global spread of coronavirus was possible "but the window of opportunity is narrowing." "This not a time for panic it is time to be prepared fully prepared," he...

 2020-02-28 18:01 

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Montenegro's president accuses Serbia and Russia of undermining independence...

PODGORICA — Montenegro's president accused Serbia and Russia on Friday of using the Serbian Orthodox Church to undermine his country's pro-Western government as it seeks European Union membership. Milo Djukanovic, who has ruled for over thre...

 2020-02-28 17:57 

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Trump, in call with Erdogan, backs Turkey and urges end to violence in Syria's Idlib...

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL — U.S. President Donald Trump, in a call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, backed de-escalation of violence in northwestern Syria and called on the Syrian government, Russia and Iran to halt their offenses, the Whi...

 2020-02-28 17:54 

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Budget will continue to move toward balance: Manitoba premier...

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government is to release its annual budget on March 11. Premier Brian Pallister says the budget will continue to move the province toward balanced books after a decade of deficits. The Tories are pr...

 2020-02-28 17:53 

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Review shows coding errors skewed sexual assault data compiled by Kelowna RCMP...

KELOWNA, B.C. — An evaluation conducted by the RCMP National Headquarters sexual assault review team finds poor data entry, not police indifference, may explain why many sexual assault complaints appear to have been dismissed by investigators at the...

 2020-02-28 17:52 

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U.S. appeals court blocks Trump policy forcing migrants to wait in Mexico...

NEW YORK — A U.S. federal appeals court in San Francisco, California on Friday blocked a Trump administration policy that has forced tens of thousands of migrants to wait in Mexico for months for hearings in U.S. immigration courts. A panel of three...

 2020-02-28 17:51 

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Turkey, enraged by Russia-backed attack on its troops, says it will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe...

Ankara's fury over the attack raised the prospect that President Erdogan will launch a full-scale operation against the Russian-backed Syrian army...

 2020-02-28 17:49 

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Libya's oil production at 120,568 bpd as of Feb. 28 NOC...

CAIRO — Libya's oil production stood at 120,568 barrels per day (BPD) as of Friday, the National Oil Corporation said. The NOC statement added that losses from an oil blockade in the country exceeded $2.3 billion. Forces allied to eastern comman...

 2020-02-28 17:33 

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Dozens of guests leave Canary Islands hotel locked down over coronavirus...

TENERIFE — At least 45 guests left a Tenerife hotel in several small groups on Friday, four days into a 14-day quarantine imposed because of the coronavirus. Nearly 700 holidaymakers remained stranded in the compound. The Canary Islands regional gov...

 2020-02-28 17:31 

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Ontario to temporarily stop issuing problematic licence plates...

TORONTO — Ontario says its problematic new licence plates will stop being manufactured on March 4, and the old white-and-blue plates will be issued until problem is fixed. The Progressive Conservative government has acknowledged there is a problem w...

 2020-02-28 17:26 

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Boise State DB Pierce enters transfer portal...

Boise State defensive back DeAndre Pierce has put his name in the NCAA transfer portal, becoming the sixth member of the team to do so. As a graduate transfer, he would be eligible to play immediately at a different school in 2020. Pierce, who played at L...

 2020-02-28 17:23 

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YouTubers are putting celebrities inside of old movies...

Deepfake technology uses machine learning and AI to superimpose one person's face over another. Since the technology was introduced in 2017, it has been rapidly improving and now people on YouTube are starting to 'hack' their favourite movies ...

 2020-02-28 17:22 

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Italian coronavirus deaths rise to 21, positive cases 821...

ROME — Four more people have died in Italy from coronavirus, the civil protection agency said on Friday, bringing the total to 21, while the number of those testing positive for the illness jumped to 821 from 650 the day before. The outbreak which b...

 2020-02-28 17:21 

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Manitoba pushes ahead with carbon tax court challenge; still hoping for deal...

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is pushing ahead with a court challenge of the federal carbon tax although Premier Brian Pallister says he'd still like to see a deal with Ottawa. Pallister says his government has filed its written arguments i...

 2020-02-28 17:21 

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Stephen LeDrew: Canada is losing...

Comment Nation: We need a federal government that can keep this country running, but right now, we don't have that...

 2020-02-28 17:18 

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U.S. Agriculture Dept to boost funds for biofuel infrastructure...

NEW YORK — The U.S. Agriculture Department will make available up to $100 million in grants to expand the infrastructure needed to sell more ethanol, biodiesel and other renewable fuels, the agency announced on Friday. Last year the Trump administra...

 2020-02-28 17:16 

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Bloomberg says he would de-escalate trade tensions with China...

MEMPHIS — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday pledged to de-escalate U.S.-China trade tensions, make it easier for farmers to hire foreign laborers and increase federal agricultural research. The former New York mayor's...

 2020-02-28 17:15 

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Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang shocked by eight-year ban...

Sun Yang and his entourage smashed vials containing blood samples taken at an out-of-competition dope test in 2018...

 2020-02-28 17:04 

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White House adviser: Markets have 'gone too far' amid coronavirus...

WASHINGTON — Global markets "have gone too far" and investors should not overreact, the White House's top economic adviser said on Friday as a massive sell-off continued amid fears the coronavirus epidemic could spiral into a pandemic. W...

 2020-02-28 17:01 

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Coronavirus: When can we start using the P(andemic) word?...

The virus has spread to more than 50 countries, there are 80,000 cases globally, but it's still not a pandemic. Why is the World Health Organization waiting?...

 2020-02-28 17:00 

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Medical charity MSF asks Turkey to allow it to transfer aid, staff to Syria's Idlib...

PARIS — Medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Friday it had asked Turkish authorities to allow the transit of vital humanitarian aid and medical staff to help thousands of refugees displaced in northwestern Syria. "MSF's abi...

 2020-02-28 16:58 

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Report: Broncos won't bring back Gotsis...

The Denver Broncos won't try to re-sign defensive lineman Adam Gotsis, allowing him to hit free agency, according to Denver reporter Mike Klis. Gotsis, a second-round pick in 2016, played in nine games last season before landing on injured reserve wit...

 2020-02-28 16:57 

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Mexico confirms first coronavirus cases in two men returned from Italy...

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's government said on Friday it had detected the first cases of coronavirus infection in two men who had recently traveled to Italy, making the country the second in Latin America to register the fast-spreading virus. A 35-ye...

 2020-02-28 16:57 

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Italy's Lombardy region ask govt to maintain anti-coronavirus measures...

MILAN — Italy's northern Lombardy region said on Friday it would ask the government to keep preventative measures adopted against the coronavirus outbreak in operation for at least another week. "Lombardy will propose to the government to ma...

 2020-02-28 16:56 

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Privacy watchdog probes RCMP's use of facial-recognition software...

OTTAWA — The federal privacy commissioner is investigating the RCMP's use of cutting-edge facial-recognition software. The technology made by American company Clearview AI gathers huge numbers of images from various sources that can help police ...

 2020-02-28 16:53 

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WHO raises global risk of coronavirus from 'high' to 'very high'...

GENEVA/BEIJING — The rapid spread of the coronavirus increased fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries reporting their first cases and the World Health Organization (WHO) raising its global spread and impact risk alert to "very high.&#...

 2020-02-28 16:52 

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Coronavirus fears lead Holy Land Catholic churches to give communion by hand only...

JERUSALEM — Roman Catholic authorities in Jerusalem have instructed their priests to give communion by hand only, rather than placing the wafers on worshippers' tongues, and to empty holy water fonts as precautions against the spread of the coro...

 2020-02-28 16:51 

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U.S. lawmakers may vote on coronavirus response bill as soon as next week -source...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on an emergency bill aimed at providing funding for the country's coronavirus response as soon as next week, a congressional source said on Friday. Negotiators were looking at approving b...

 2020-02-28 16:33 

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No license to drive: Daniel Craig was banned from driving iconic James Bond car...

Craig: 'You know we fake it, don't you? We're not allowed to do that any more'...

 2020-02-28 16:32 

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Suspect to face first-degree murder charge in death of 13-year-old Quebec girl...

ST-JEROME, Que. — A 51-year-old man will face a first-degree murder charge in connection with the violent death of a teenage girl who was found by the side of a road in Quebec's Laurentians region. Francois Senecal was arrested Thursday in Montr...

 2020-02-28 16:32 

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U.S. Agriculture Dept to boost funds for biofuel infrastructure -document...

NEW YORK — The U.S. Agriculture Department will make available up to $100 million in grants to expand the infrastructure needed to sell more ethanol, biodiesel and other renewable fuels, according to a document seen by Reuters. The move comes after ...

 2020-02-28 16:31 

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Turkey says talks with Russian delegation finished, team returning to Russia...

ANKARA — Talks between Turkish officials and a Russian delegation in Ankara over developments in Syria's Idlib region have finished and Russian officials are returning to Russia, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Friday. The talks, which the ...

 2020-02-28 16:31 

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Franchise tag brings Chiefs DT Jones 'mix of emotions'...

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones did his best to play Mr. Brightside when he learned the franchise tag was imminent on Thursday. "The beautiful thing about the franchise tag — that it can go one of two ways," Jones said via Fo...

 2020-02-28 16:29 

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Kicker opts out at Clemson to sign with FC Dallas...

FC Dallas signed midfielder Tanner Tessmann to a three-year contract with club options for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, making him the 28th Homegrown Player in the organization. By signing the contract, the 18-year-old is giving up his chance to vie for the...

 2020-02-28 16:28 

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Marni Soupcoff: More government spending isn't the only way to help the sick and poor...

Directly funding drugs or having Ontarians undermedicated are not the only two options available to politicians and policy-makers...

 2020-02-28 16:18 

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Cycling-Italian Ganna breaks own pursuit world record...

BERLIN — World records continued tumbling at the world track championships as Italian Filippo Ganna smashed his own mark in the individual pursuit on Friday. Ganna scorched round the 4km distance in 4:01.934 to top the times in the qualification rou...

 2020-02-28 16:17 

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Ontario confirms seventh coronavirus case; man had travelled to Iran...

TORONTO — Ontario health officials say the province now has a seventh confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. The chief medical officer of health says the newest patient is a man in his 50s who had travelled to Iran. Dr. David Williams says the man...

 2020-02-28 16:15 

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Turkey says it demanded immediate ceasefire in Syria's Idlib from Russia...

ANKARA — Turkish officials told a Russian delegation in Ankara on Friday that a sustainable ceasefire in Syria's Idlib region must be established immediately, Turkey's foreign ministry said, after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed by Syrian go...

 2020-02-28 16:04 

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Feds ask shipyards to make their cases for building missing heavy icebreaker...

OTTAWA — There is a new lead in the case of the missing icebreaker, though exactly how the story will end remains to be seen. The fate of the Canadian Coast Guard's next heavy icebreaker has been wrapped in mystery since the federal Liberal gove...

 2020-02-28 16:00 

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'Europe is nicer': migrants head west after Turkey opens border...

ISTANBUL — Hundreds of migrants in Turkey started arriving on the borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday after a senior Turkish official said Ankara would no longer abide by a 2016 EU deal and stop refugees from reaching Europe. The migrants, so...

 2020-02-28 15:59 

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WHO:global community not ready to take same measures as China to contain coronavirus...

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report issued on Friday that much of the global community is not yet ready to implement the types of measures that have contained the fast-moving coronavirus outbreak in China. "These are ...

 2020-02-28 15:56 

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Cycling-Kenny suffers big crash in omnium at worlds...

BERLIN — Britain's two-time Olympic omnium champion Laura Kenny suffered another injury scare as she crashed heavily in the first round of the event at the world championships in Berlin on Friday. Kenny, racing just weeks after breaking her shou...

 2020-02-28 15:55 

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Standard-bearer Michigan State looks to upset No. 9 Maryland...

The Big Ten Conference race is coming to a head on the final day of February, much like many predicted. Well, sort of. When No. 24 Michigan State visits No. 9 Maryland Saturday night, it's the mighty Spartans, long the gold-standard in the Big Ten, wh...

 2020-02-28 15:55 

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Mexico confirms first coronavirus cases in two men returned from Italy...

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's government said on Friday it had detected the first cases of coronavirus infection in two men who had recently traveled to Italy, making the country the second in Latin America to register the virus. A 35-year-old man who ...

 2020-02-28 15:54 

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'This is a time for taking action': World prepares for coronavirus 'pandemic'...

A Reuters tally showed about 10 countries reported their first virus cases in past 24 hours, including Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa...

 2020-02-28 15:51 

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Coronavirus unlikely to vanish next year-NIH's Fauci according to source...

WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. health official told lawmakers that the coronavirus that is spreading globally is unlikely to disappear next year and that many more cases should be expected in the United States, according to a source who attended a brief...

 2020-02-28 15:50 

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Bucharest residents demand a breath of clean air...

BUCHAREST — An unusually mild winter has exacerbated Bucharest's chronic pollution problem, prompting residents in the Romanian capital to take matters into their own hands. This month a civic group of more than 500 Bucharest residents worked wi...

 2020-02-28 15:34 

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Bulgarian PM to meet Turkey's Erdogan on Monday amid migrant worries...

SOFIA — Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, his office said, after a Turkish official said Ankara had opened its borders for migrants seeking to reach Europe. Bulgaria and Greece, both E...

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