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Two girls found safe after Amber Alert issued, investigation ongoing

TORONTO — An Amber Alert has ended after two young girls went missing in Kitchener, Ont.  Waterloo Regional Police tweeted early Tuesday that the children were found safe as a result of the Amber Alert. Police say that one woman has been arrested, and an investigation is ongoing. Waterloo Regional Police tweeted late Monday during […]

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Terry Fox honoured with Google Doodle on anniversary of first tribute run

TORONTO — Sunday’s Google Doodle pays tribute to famed Canadian athlete and cancer activist Terry Fox on the anniversary of the first run event organized across Canada in his honour. The Doodle, illustrated by Toronto-based artist Lynn Scurfield, replaces the usual Google logo with an image of Fox running in a valley near a lake. […]

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‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

LOS ANGELES — Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his […]

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21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Twenty-one people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet. Seventeen sailors and four civilians […]

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Bogus ‘contact tracing’ apps deployed to steal data: researchers

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES — At least a dozen bogus “contact tracing” apps designed to look like official software to track coronavirus infections have been deployed globally to spread malware and steal user data, security researchers said Wednesday. The researchers from California-based firm Anomali said the apps, once installed on a device, “are designed to download […]

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UAE confirms new coronavirus case in family arriving from China

A family in the United Arab Emirates, arriving from China’s central city of Wuhan, has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday, Trend with reference to Reuters reports. It is the first known confirmed case in the UAE of a virus that has killed at least 132 […]

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At least 17 killed as extreme cold sweeps across Afghanistan

A severe cold snap killed at least 17 people in Afghanistan, government officials said, as heavy snowfall and rain continued to lash parts of the country, Trend reports citing Reuters. Afghanistan is no stranger to extreme winter weather, during which various warring groups in the country have historically ceased hostilities, but this year has been […]

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Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 170 people crashes near Tehran – local media 

A Ukrainian passenger plane bound for Kiev appeared to already be in flames before it fell from the sky and into a farm field outside of Tehran on Wednesday, sparking speculation it was shot down before killing all 170 passengers on board.  Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 crashed near just three minutes after takeoff from […]

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Azerbaijan’s Azercosmos and Turkey’s Digiturk sign co-op agreements

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 27 Trend: Azerbaijan’s Azercosmos OJSC and Turkey’s Digiturk digital platform signed cooperation agreements with Vodafone mobile communication operator, Azercosmos told Trend. In accordance with the contract, Digiturk will broadcast football games in Turkey, using the Azerspace-1 satellite. Vodafone will also render these services using the resources of Azerspace-1 satellite. The contracts signed […]

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NFL player C.J. Beathard’s brother, 22, fatally stabbed outside Nashville bar

Hours after San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback C.J. Beathard learned his younger brother was fatally stabbed, he left town to be with his family and was forced to miss a game Saturday night. But before he left, the football star gave his head coach Kyle Shanahan one last message: ‘You make sure the guys go win […]

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