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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Kenney acts amid temporary foreign workers scandal

OTTAWA - Amid a roar of criticism, Employment Minister Jason Kenney took action Thursday against the government's scandal-ridden temporary foreign worker program by banning restaurants from accessing it.

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Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Ferry disaster thrusts Obama into consoler role during his visit to South Korea on Asia tour

Story ImageSEOUL, South Korea - President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.

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Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet set to widen with no clues found in targeted area

CANBERRA, Australia - The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.

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Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

11 middle school kids, driver hurt in Southern California school bus crash

Story ImageANAHEIM, Calif. - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Tiny Pacific nation sues nuclear powers, demanding disarmament action

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - The tiny Pacific country of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear powers with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe settle class-action alleging they formed cartel to retain workers

Story ImageSAN FRANCISCO - Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Federal jury finds ex-Hawaii soldier guilty of murder in beating death of 5-year-old daughter

Story ImageHONOLULU, Hawaii - A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offence in a state that doesn't have the death penalty.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

New police chief in Estevan, Sask., knows father of murder victim

ESTEVAN, Sask. - The new police chief in Estevan, Sask., says he used to work alongside the father of a young woman whose slaying his department is now investigating.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials; signs that ship was heavily overloaded

Story ImageJINDO, South Korea - Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a standoff that lasted overnight and into Friday morning as they vented their rage at the pace of search efforts.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Judge rejects banning witness ID after death threats in mass murder trial

VANCOUVER - Revelations of several death threats, including a $500,000 bounty on the life of a former British Columbia gang kingpin, failed to persuade a judge to grant the man extra protections before he resumed testimony against alleged ex-associates.

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