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A second National Day of Action on April 18 saw protesters come out in droves in Edmonton again to protest the federal Bill C-51.

California to be under revised mandates to restrict water usage

California's State Water Resources Control Board on Saturday released a revised plan for the state's first-ever mandatory water cuts. The plan will entail putting the state's water agencies in a nine-tier bracket, based on consumption in 2014.

Australian PM to talk border security on Turkey trip

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday that he will use a trip to Turkey for Anzac Day commemorations to push Ankara for increased security on its border with Syria and Iraq.

Rachel Notley Reveals NDP Election Platform Special

Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta's New Democrats, revealed her party's election platform at a press conference in Edmonton on April 19.

Live updates: ACM Awards celebrate 50 years

"Automatic" by Miranda Lambert won Song of the Year as the Academy of Country Music Awards are underway in Texas. It was the first award of the night during the live show.

Review: Trevor Guthrie and R3hab delight on 'Soundwave' single Special

Canadian singer-songwriter Trevor Guthrie and R3hab collaborated on "Soundwave" together, and the outcome was remarkable.

Boko Haram out to wipe Christians off the map in Nigeria

Over 70 million Christians living in Nigeria are in fear for their lives as the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram continues its murderous rampaging across northeastern Nigeria, reaching into as far as Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

Opposition Centre wins Finnish vote, eurosceptic party second: final results

Finland's opposition Centre Party won Sunday's general election, ousting Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition after a campaign dominated by the country's economic woes, final results showed.

Op-Ed: UN says that agreement on Libyan unity government close

Bernardino Leon, the special UN envoy for Libya, who is guiding peace talks between the two main rival factions in Libya, claims that the two parties are "very close to a final agreement" on a unity government.

Op-Ed: Iran nuclear talks resume Tuesday: New details emerge

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry heralded the recent preliminary agreement with Iran as a historic event. So far, America has catered to their every request while Iran promises little in return.

Review: Cherie Currie of The Runaways rocks on 'Reverie' album Special

Singer-songwriter Cherie Currie of The Runaways is back with her brand new studio album, "Reverie," which is rock music masterclass.

China's Xi heads to Islamabad to unveil $46 billion investment

Chinese President Xi Jinping heads to Islamabad Monday for a rare visit to unveil a $46 billion investment plan that Pakistan hopes will end its chronic energy crisis and "transform" the country into a regional economic hub.

Eight Corinthians football fans shot dead in Brazil

Eight football fans were gunned down ahead of a semi-final match at the Corinthians fan club headquarters in Sao Paulo, police and local media reported Sunday.

Longest-running wolf study is running out of wolves

A predator-prey study started 57 years ago will have to end, or possibly shift direction next year because the wolves being studied are nearly extinct. The population of predators on Isle Royale is down to three lone wolves.

DR Congo must guarantee 'space' for opposition ahead of vote: UN

The United Nations on Sunday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect its citizens' civil liberties as the political climate has turned tense ahead of key elections next year.

Ex-Italian premier Enrico Letta quits parliament

Former Italian prime minister Enrico Letta announced Sunday he will resign from parliament for a job heading up the international affairs school at the elite Sciences-Po university in Paris.

Mexico captures leader of Juarez cartel

The head of the once-powerful Juarez drug cartel has been captured, officials said on Sunday, confirming the most recent in a string of victories against Mexico's narco-traffickers.

Under-pressure EU mulls emergency summit after migrant tragedy

EU president Donald Tusk was considering Sunday an emergency summit on illegal immigration, as European leaders called for action after more than 700 were feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster yet.

Turkey opposition leader promises 'first-class democracy'

Turkey's main opposition leader pledged on Sunday to introduce a "first-class democracy" and eradicate poverty as he announced a election manifesto ahead of the June legislative poll. "You have my word.

Blacklisted Russian deputy PM angers Norway with Arctic visit

Norway said Sunday it was angry that Russia's deputy prime minister visited its Arctic Svalbard archipelago this weekend even though he is banned from Norwegian territory over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict.

Opposition Centre wins Finnish election, ousts PM Stubb

Finland's opposition Centre Party won Sunday's general election, ousting Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition after a campaign dominated by the country's economic woes.

Dissidents on the ballot in historic Cuba vote

Cubans voted Sunday in local elections featuring two opposition candidates who could become the island's first non-Communist elected officials in decades.

Review: Martina McBride and Sara Evans honor Dolly Parton with 'Jolene'

Country songstresses Martina McBride and Sara Evans honor country queen Dolly Parton with their superb rendition of "Jolene."

French far-right patriarch Le Pen leaves hospital

The elderly founder of France's far-right National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has been discharged from hospital after a short stint for a heart problem, a source close to the former party leader said Sunday.

Finnish opposition Centre seen winning election

Finland's opposition Centre Party came out on top in Sunday's general election, far ahead of the parties in Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition, partial results showed.

Italy calls for emergency EU summit on migrant crisis

Italy on Sunday called for an emergency summit of European Union leaders following the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean.

Are eating disorders genetic?

Mice lacking a gene implicated in human anorexia and bulimia weigh less than other mice. Such animals also display a variety of behavioral disorders. This points to a genetic basis for eating disorders.

Maduro marks two years in power in tough times

Embattled President Nicolas Maduro marks two years in power Sunday with Venezuela's deep pockets pinched hard by plummeting oil prices, Latin America's highest inflation and simmering anger on the streets.

'Furious 7' outlasts 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' for its third win

It happened again. Not only did "Furious 7" win the box office, it did so by beating estimates. That seems to be a trend these days at the movies.

Nobel writer Vargas Llosa backs Islam critic Hirsi Ali

Nobel-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa on Sunday praised Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women's rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, calling her "one of the most valuable" adversaries of "Islamic fanatics".

German minister warns against xenophobia

Germany's foreign minister warned Sunday against racism and xenophobia, at a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.

Greece set for trial of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party

Greece begins one of its most publicised trials in decades on Monday, with dozens of people linked to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party facing charges including murder and participation in a criminal organisation.

US envoy apologises to Poland over FBI chief's Holocaust claim

The US ambassador to Warsaw apologised Sunday after being summoned by the foreign ministry over comments by the head of the FBI that Poland shared responsibility for the Holocaust with Germany.

Op-Ed: Why Floyd Mayweather didn't want to fight Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather was a reluctant foe when he was pushed into the Manny Pacquiao fight by millions of fight fans around the world who could not accept him being called the world's best fighter without facing Pacquiao in the ring.

Turin shroud goes on show to public

The Turin Shroud, one of Christianity's most celebrated and hotly-debated relics, went on display to the public on Sunday for the first time in five years.

S. Africa violence echoes deadly 2008 precedent

The spate of attacks on foreigners in South Africa that has claimed the lives of at least seven people is chillingly reminiscent of even deadlier violence in 2008 that killed 62 and sent thousands seeking refuge.

Review: Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa tug at the heart on 'See You Again' Special

Pop singer Charlie Puth and rapper Wiz Khalifa delight on their new collaboration "See You Again," which is featured in "Furious 7."

HIV antibody therapy shows success

A new study has revealed that delivering antibodies to HIV-infected people can lower levels of the virus. This offers hope as a new treatment for those infected with the virus.

Country singer David Allen Buckner to perform first StageIt show

Fans of country music singer David Allen Buckner are in luck. He will be performing his first interactive StageIt concert on April 25.

Moroccan asylum seeker sets himself on fire on German street

A Moroccan man who was denied political asylum in Germany suffered severe burns when he doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire in front of shocked passers-by, police said Sunday.

S. Africa vows crackdown against anti-immigrant attacks

South Africa on Sunday vowed to hunt down those behind a wave of attacks targeting immigrants, saying 307 people had been arrested over violence that has left at least seven people dead.