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Two firefighters among three dead in huge Paris explosion

PARIS - Three people, including a Spanish woman and two firefighters, have been confirmed dead after a huge explosion rocked the centre of Paris leaving 50 Parisians injured, 10 critically. (The Express)

Tsunami kills 222 in Indonesia, hundreds injured

An eruption of one of the world's most infamous volcanic islands is believed to have triggered a tsunami that killed at least 222 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend.

Chaos at Gatwick:Police using cutting edge technology to get drone

LONDON - The criminal who is illegally flying a drone at Gatwick Airport is being hunted by police and military personnel using cutting-edge technology. Gatwick has been brought to a standstill in the wake of the rogue drone terrorizing the airport. (Daily Mail)

Vancouver seeks to pioneer ‘safe supply’ for hard drug users

VANCOUVER - Pig de-wormer, Comet, plaster and, increasingly, the infamously deadly opioid fentanyl. These are some of the substances Sarah Blyth and the Overdose Prevention Society find when they test street drugs brought in every week by users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (Vancouver Sun)

Unfounded bomb threats reported in cities across North America

Dozens of bomb threats — all believed to be unfounded — were reported in major cities across Canada and the United States on Thursday.  Officials from both countries said they believe the threats — clumsily written emails demanding $20,000 US payments of bitcoin — may have all come from the same source. (CBC)
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  • Paris cleans up after latest ‘yellow vest’ protests

    Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital. (CBC)
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  • Italian nightclub stampede kills six, injures dozens

    A stampede at a rap concert in an Italian nightclub killed five teens and one adult, and left dozens of people injured early Saturday, authorities said. At least 35 people were wounded in the chaos at the Lanterna Azzurra nightclub in Corinaldo, Italian news agency ANSA reported. (CNN)

    Worst riot in decades engulfs Paris

    PARIS - France's most violent urban riot in a decade engulfed central Paris on Saturday as "yellow vest" activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. (CBC News)

    Powerful quakes buckle Alaska roads trigger tsunami warning

    Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. (CBC)

    Video of two employees having sex in BC fire department at centre of union grievance over firings

    VANCOUVER - Two employees of the fire department in Vernon, B.C., are battling to keep their jobs after a videotape showed them having sexual relations in the interim fire chief’s office.(National Post)

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