Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery

Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery

There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead inside their mansion, reportedly hanging from a railing at the edge of their indoor pool.

Trust in US institutions down dramatically, survey finds

January 21
A year on from the inauguration of President Donald Trump, trust in U.S. institutions is down sharply despite a rebounding economy and record highs in the stock market, according to a survey by public relations firm Edelman.

Dismissive words on abuse scandal cast pall over pope's trip

January 21
Pope Francis ventured into the Amazon to demand rights for indigenous groups, decried the scourge of corruption afflicting the region's politics and denounced a culture of "machismo" in which violence against women is too often tolerated.
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A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 95 people, mostly indigenous children, highlighting severely inadequate health care in the impoverished region.
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Companies plan European network of car charging stations

Two companies say they plan a network of fast-charging stations for battery-powered cars in Europe that will help drivers of electric vehicles travel among the region's main cities.
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Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader.
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UK's Princess Eugenie engaged; daughter of Prince Andrew

Princess Eugenie is engaged to be married later this year, several months after her cousin Prince Harry takes a bride.
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The Latest: Russia says US foments Syria Kurdish separatism

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Maldives ex-leader says Chinese projects akin to land grab

The exiled former leader of the Maldives said Monday that this year's presidential election could be the last chance to extricate his country from increasing Chinese influence, which he described as a land grab in the guise of investments in island development.
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German nurse charged with 97 more murders at 2 hospitals

A German nurse serving a life sentence for two murders has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings.
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France welcomes Trump decision to stay in Iran nuclear pact

France is welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump's decision not to pull out of the agreement limiting Iran's nuclear ambitions despite his demands to change the key international pact.
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Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gathering

In Davos this week, participants can experience "a day in the life of a refugee." Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African countries.
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Sandgren upsets Thiem; Federer into 14th QF in Australia

Tennys Sandgren had never won a Grand Slam match or beaten a top 10 player until last week.
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Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the Ankara offensive aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area, the militia and a war monitoring group said.
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Pence says he's proud to be in 'Israel's capital, Jerusalem'

Vice President Mike Pence kicked off his visit to Israel with a Monday morning meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he said it was an honor to be in "Israel's capital, Jerusalem."
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S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

Conservative South Korean activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely popular girl band passed them Monday during a visit to Seoul amid a flurry of cooperation agreements between the rivals ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in the South.
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Iraqi parliament sets May 12 as date for national elections

Iraq's parliament has approved May 12 as the date for holding national elections despite calls from the country's Sunni community to delay the vote until the return of nearly 3 million people displaced by the fight against the Islamic State group.
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France seeks EU pact on closer ties with the Palestinians

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that France wants the European Union to start work on an agreement on closer ties with the Palestinian territories, following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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Top CEOs take 4 days to earn a Bangladesh worker's life pay

A CEO from one of the world's top five global fashion brands has to work for just four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in an entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday.
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In Syria's Aleppo, old bazaar struggles to come back to life

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CAS opens week of cases for 39 Russians banned from Olympics

The Court of Arbitration of Sport has opened a full week of appeal hearings for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program.
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Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar delayed

The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday.