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'We won't stop': Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school due to Tuesday's earthquake stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her.

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Hurricane Maria thrashes Dominican Republic, whips toward Turks and Caicos

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Hurricane Maria thrashes parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passes near its east and north coasts after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico, where it caused severe flooding and cut power to the island.

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Justin Trudeau to highlight Indigenous reconciliation in UN speech

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will use his speech to the world's largest gathering of diplomats to highlight one of Canada's greatest domestic challenges — seeking reconciliation with the country's Indigenous people.

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'They should have put this bus up years ago': New routes aim to make notorious Highway of Tears safer

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Two new subsidized bus routes on B.C.'s Highway 16 aim to reduce hitchhiking and provide safe, affordable transit along the notorious stretch known as the Highway of Tears, where more than a dozen women have gone missing or been murdered.

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Creatures great and small: forecasting the future of the North Atlantic right whale

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The fate of one of the world's largest living animals depends on one of the smallest. Scientists are studying a northward shift of the North Atlantic right whales and their speck-sized prey that could push the whales closer to extinction.

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CETA in effect today as Canada-EU trade pact comes into force

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Canadian companies have much greater access to one of the world's largest markets starting today, as a major trade deal between Canada and the European Union is now in force.

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Residential school runaway remembers harrowing journey that killed his two friends

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In 1972, three boys left Stringer Hall in Inuvik hoping to reach home. The 130-km journey to Tuktoyaktuk took two weeks, and left only one survivor.

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Once seen as Ireland's Justin Trudeau, progressive credentials of gay, mixed-race PM now in doubt

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When Ireland's new prime minister, Leo Varadkar, took office in June, he joined the ranks of young leaders like Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron of France and London Mayor Sadiq Khan who rose to power on their progressive credentials and photogenic image. Now, doubts are surfacing about whether the Irish leader can deliver on his promises.

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Amazon reviewing sales algorithm after suggestions in U.K. that bomb-making ingredients be bought together

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Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British news channel found that its product algorithm was suggesting customers buy products that when used together could build an explosive device.

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CETA begins today: Trade deal between Canada and EU now in effect

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Canadian companies have much greater access to one of the world's largest markets starting today, as a major trade deal between Canada and the European Union is now in force.

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Unifor to ask GM back to negotiation table in CAMI dispute

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The union representing CAMI automotive workers in Ingersoll says it's planning to reach out to General Motors to resume contract talks.

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How to participate in the growing number of privacy class actions in Canada

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With Equifax among the latest in the increasing number of privacy class actions being launched in Canada, affected consumers looking to join such lawsuits may be surprised to learn that in many instances they've already been opted in.

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Yellen triggers plan to cut stimulus and avoid disaster: Don Pittis

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The world's had enough disasters. The powerful U.S. central banker is anxious not to create one of her own.

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Google buys big piece of HTC in billion-dollar bet on devices

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Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion US to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.

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