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Environmental groups lose legal challenge to Ontario's endangered species rules

TORONTO - Ontario's highest court has dismissed a challenge to the province's endangered species regulations, a decision environmental groups say will leave many species without legal protection. The Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld a lower court decision that found the Ministry of Natural...
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China said on Wednesday no one had the right to bring chaos to the Korean peninsula, a day after it pushed for full implementation of U.N. sanctions against neighbouring North Korea for its missile an
North Korea has joined scores of other countries in sending condolences to Britain over the Manchester terror attack, state media said Wednesday.
"There's a critical situation today. About 200 people fell into the water," a coastguard spokesman told AFP, while a humanitarian worker at the scene said 31 bodies had been recovered.
Annual forum on June 6-7 to discuss innovation and new policies in Mediterranean logistics and transport sectors
The World Health Organization should expand its donor base to better withstand the "shock" from planned deep budget cuts in Washington, Tedros Adhanom, the newly elected agency head, said Wednesday.
Jewish extremist groups called for storming Al-Aqsa complex to mark 50th anniversary of Jerusalem occupation
Trump’s much-awaited visit follows trips to Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem
The dog was given a second chance after it was being rescued by two men and is now looking for a new home.
Islamist militants rampaging through a southern Philippine city beheaded a local police chief, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday.
HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish court dismissed all charges on Wednesday against two Iraqi men who had been suspected of taking part in an Islamic State massacre of Iraqi soldiers north of Baghdad in 2
Russia's defense minister says the military has received a steady flow of new weapons allowing it to maintain a "strategic parity" with NATO.
With fears growing over potential Russian aggression in Europe, NATO is once again promoting a strategy of deterrence. But is higher military spending in response to the world’s crises the right
Officers' vehicle targeted near border with Somali after police issue terror alert
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A raccoon is to blame for a power outage that left thousands of central Florida residents in the dark. Chris Gent with the Kissimmee Utility Authority tells the Orlando Sentine
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with shooting into a south Kansas City church, injuring a greeter. Orlando Gentry was charged Tuesday with assault, possession of a firearm,
Three Kenyan police officers were killed on Wednesday morning when their vehicle hit a homemade bomb on a road near the Somali border in the northeast of the country.
ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say powerful thunderstorms are possible across parts of the South, bringing the threat of tornadoes to south Georgia and northern Florida. The National Weather Service issu
Taiwan's constitutional court declared on Wednesday that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a person has been found fatally shot, the body dumped from a car near a college campus in Tennessee. The Daily News Journal reports (
An increasing number of the 22 killed in the Manchester attack have been identified, their fates confirmed by families and friends. Here are their stories.            &
At the center of a gunbattle and hostage standoff between Islamic State-linked militants and government troops in the southern Philippines is a faction leader who is trying to build a caliphate in the
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French cou
The first of the many wondrous artefacts found in Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun's tomb are transported carefully through Cairo's streets to their new home near the Giza Pyramids. Video provided by AFP
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say an officer wounded a man during a gun battle outside a bank branch northwest of Atlanta. Cobb County police say the gunfire happened in the Marietta area, after office
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police spokesman says gunmen have abducted a Chinese couple who were teaching at a private language school in the country’s southwest. Shahzada Farhat says t
ROME (Reuters) - At least 34 migrants, most of them toddlers, drowned on Wednesday, as coastguard boats and other vessels tried to save hundreds of others packed into boats off the coast of Libya, res
Total number of men in custody are four, including brother of alleged attacker Salman Abedi
Azerbaijan and Jordan plan to further strengthen economic and trade relations.
HARVEY, La. (AP) — Authorities say a married couple in a New Orleans suburb has been arrested after a 10-month old boy suffered second-degree scalding burns on its buttocks. reports (http://
At least 20 migrants including young children drowned on Wednesday when they fell off an overloaded vessel in the Mediterranean.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's interior minister on Wednesday ordered an investigation into allegations that members of the security forces had tortured, killed and abused civilians in the campaign to ous
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man accused of fatally shooting his mother, father and sister has pleaded not guilty. Court records say 21-year-old Chase Nicholson filed written pleas Tuesday in Polk
The warning comes after soldiers clashed with militants in the southern Philippines.
North Korea has joined scores of other countries in sending condolences to Britain over the Manchester terror attack, state media said Wednesday.

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News roundup - Wednesday, 24 May, until 3 PM

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