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at 17:41 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

Baird meets with detained journalist's family; Fahmy in Cairo prison since Dec.

TORONTO - The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist held in a Cairo prison for months and now standing trial say they've met with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and were assured Canada will keep pressuring Egypt on the case.

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at 17:00 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

RCMP lay charges against Dutch man in case of dead B.C. teen Amanda Todd

VANCOUVER - Five charges including child pornography, extortion, criminal harassment and Internet luring have been laid by RCMP against a man in the Netherlands in connection with the Amanda Todd case, an online bullying story that captured the attention of millions across the world.

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at 16:00 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

New Brunswickers keep watchful eye on water levels as flood cleanup continues

PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - While some New Brunswick communities were still cleaning up Friday after flooding earlier in the week, others were nervously watching water levels and bracing for their turn.

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at 11:13 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

Canada development partnership with U.A.E. builds bridges into Arab world

OTTAWA - Canada has a new development partner in the Arab world, and the foreign-aid minister says it could help the Harper government navigate the complex Middle East in the fight against poverty.

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at 13:18 on April 18, 2014, EDT.

Laureen Harper interrupted by protester at Internet cat video festival

TORONTO - An activist heckled Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife Laureen about missing and murdered aboriginal women while she spoke at a Toronto film festival devoted to online cat videos.

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at 20:21 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield thrills B.C. kids by flying paper airplanes

COQUITLAM, B.C. - Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's passion for space travel isn't limited to rockets — he was just as happy flying paper airplanes with a bunch of giddy Grade 5 kids in Coquitlam, B.C.

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at 21:09 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford holds official launch of re-election campaign

TORONTO - Toronto’s controversial Mayor Rob Ford threw a large party _ complete with recorded music and a live band _ for the official launch of his re-election campaign.<

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at 21:34 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

Sister of man stabbed in Regina mall attack says he was lucky despite wounds

REGINA - The sister of a man stabbed in a random attack at a Regina shopping mall says his life was saved by a woman who stopped and applied pressure to his wound.

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at 20:41 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

Lewis Cardinal suspends federal run for NDP, citing personal, health reasons

EDMONTON - Aboriginal activist and educator Lewis Cardinal says he's not going to run for the NDP in the next federal election after all.

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at 19:50 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

AC/DC guitar stolen in dirty deed from B.C. restaurant: RCMP

WHITE ROCK, B.C. - It was a theft that played out like the lyrics of the AC/DC song "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."

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at 18:25 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

Corruption scandal allegations hang over swearing-in of Quebec Liberals

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Reports that Quebec's anti-corruption police squad is investigating an elected Liberal member of the legislature cast a shadow over the swearing-in ceremony for the 70 party candidates who were successful in last week's election.

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at 19:02 on April 17, 2014, EDT.

'We will never recover from this:' father of Calgary mass-murder suspect

CALGARY - The father of a man charged with killing five young people in Calgary this week says his family would give anything to bring them back.

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