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Atlantic Canadian governments offering little data about assisted death

HALIFAX - It is very difficult to determine how many people are seeking — and getting — medically assisted deaths in Atlantic Canada, an advocate says. Sheila Sperry, spokeswoman for the Nova Scotia chapter of Dying with Dignity Canada, said she's aware of two people in long-term care facilities
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A bus plunged off a cliff in a mountainous area north of Costa Rica's capital on Thursday, killing 11 people on board and injuring 12, rescue officials said.
The United States will seek an explanation from the Philippines for President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement of a "separation" from Washington, the State Department said on Thursday, calling the remar
Authorities were expected to release details Thursday about how a deputy responding a roadside disturbance call in Northern California was shot to death a day earlier - becoming the state's fourth law
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency had sufficient authority and information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Michigan, from lead-contaminated water as early as
SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan pro-government forces have freed five foreign nationals held by Islamic State in Sirte after heavy fighting to capture the final district of the city, a local official
John Kirby said Duterte’s remarks were “inexplicably at odds with the very close relationship we have with the Filipino people."              
Activists at Europe's biggest annual gay rights conference warned Friday that populist political movements across the continent are stoking violence against minorities
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged Yemen's Houthis to respect a ceasefire and said Saudi Arabia had a right to be free from rocket attacks like one that he sai
Donald Trump's suggestion he may challenge the results of the upcoming U.S. presidential election is striking a chord with some Canadians who know just what can happen when the outcome of a political
DEKALB, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween. Kemper County supervisors enacted a clown ban this week, temporarily preventing peo
OTTAWA - Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the Liberal government's carbon levy won't be the only climate policy move announced this fall. McKenna says more federal measures will be
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A man who won a $23 million lawsuit against a Florida sheriff’s office this year after being shot by a deputy and paralyzed has been arrested on charges that he sol
Customs and Border Protection is the largest law enforcement agency in the country.              
The Argentine ministry of Defense has confirmed that the Navy was involved in military exercises in the high seas last February including firing an upgraded version of MM38 Exo
Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, will hold events in Seattle and Olympia on Monday.
An expert’s take on what all the gestures and language really mean.
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished British laws against homosexuality are to receive posthumous pardons, the government announced Thursday. Those who are still aliv
Spain’s Constitutional Court has annulled the ban on traditional bullfighting which was introduced by local authorities in the northeastern region of Catalonia, reported AFP. In its statement, the cou
The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen accuses Houthi rebels of repeatedly violating a fragile ceasefire.
HONOLULU (AP) — A $1.4 billion project to build one of the world’s largest telescopes is up against intense protests by Native Hawaiians and others who say building it on the Big Island’s
Republican Donald Trump on Thursday said he would accept a "clear" election result but reserved the right to file a legal challenge, clarifying his stance a day after he refused to promise he would tr
Iraqi special forces have joined the Mosul battle with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State (IS) group, in a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the b
CLEVELAND (AP) — Records show a 20-year-old man charged with fatally shooting a teenage sandwich shop employee outside of Cleveland has an extensive juvenile criminal record, starting when he was 11.
CALGARY - Alberta has gained a measure of relief as it battles a shortage of judges that threatens to toss more criminal cases out of court. The federal government has announced it is filling five va
NEW YORK (AP) — In a searing, eloquent essay on living with schizophrenia, Deborah Danner agonized over the deaths of mentally ill people like her at the hands of police. Less than five years later,
OTTAWA - Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has named 24 new judges and unveiled changes to the way jurists in this country are appointed. The appointments announced today include seven new justic
OTTAWA - When he dropped out of the Conservative leadership race last week, Tony Clement happened to mention a recent opinion poll that had him running in second place behind rival Maxime Bernier. Cl
A U.S. service member was killed Thursday by a roadside bomb blast while aiding the Iraqi-led operation to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said. The incident
BRAMPTON, Ont. - Justin Trudeau says he remains "deeply committed" to reforming Canada's voting system. The prime minister is reaffirming his commitment one day after he appeared to be laying the gro
MONTREAL - The City of Montreal has been granted permission to appeal a lower court ruling that suspended its controversial pit bull restrictions. Quebec's top court will allow the city to present ar
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 3:20 p.m. The top spokesman for Al Gore's 2000 White House bid says Donald Trump's lieutenants are misrepresenting history. Tr
EU leaders meeting at a summit Thursday are stepping up calls to boost Africa's economic development in exchange for sharp curbs on migrant flows following a similar arrangement with Turkey
Adds he will reserve his right to contest and file a legal challenge in case of questionable result
VANCOUVER - The sea turtle believed to be the first ever successfully rehabilitated in Canada is now swimming, free and healthy, in the warm waters off San Diego, Calif. The Pacific green turtle nick

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