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April 21, 2018 2:07 AM Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma

Officials were interviewing the refugees, and villagers had donated clothes and food, said Hidayatullah from the local civic group Rapid Response Action. Hidayatullah, who uses one name, said fisherman went to the aid of the Rohingya after seeing the boat at about 2 p.m. Its sail wasn’t working, he said. Burma’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority 9

April 19, 2018 3:48 PM Canada’s Milos Raonic withdraws from Monte Carlo Masters with right knee injury

Raonic withdrew from the tournament just before his third-round match against second-seed Marin Cilic. MONTE CARLO — Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday with a right knee injury. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., withdrew from the tournament just before his third-round match against second-seed Marin Cilic 9

April 18, 2018 1:47 PM Swedish man convicted of ‘online rape’ of girls, including Canadian, loses appeal

Stockholm’s court of appeals upheld Bjorn Samstrom’s conviction for online sexual offences against 27 children and his 10-year sentence. A Swedish man who had been found guilty of raping young girls, including a Canadian, based on threatening and coercive online interactions, has lost his appeal. Prosecutor Annika Wennerstrom says the court of appeals 10

April 16, 2018 6:59 PM Woodbine Mohawk Park to host to 2019 $6 million Breeders Crown

Breeders Crown is harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series. CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. — Woodbine Mohawk Park will host the US$6 million (U.S.) Breeders Crown, harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series. Last year, Woodbine Entertainment announced a $10-million (CAD) renovation 9

April 16, 2018 12:12 PM Justin Trudeau discusses Mali peacekeeping mission with Michaelle Jean

Former Canadian governor general Michaelle Jean thanked Canada for agreeing to send forces to Mali, which is a former French colony and current member of the Francophonie, adding: “The Sahel region, for Mali and for all of us, is a question of high importance.” She went on to thank Canada for agreeing to send forces to Mali, which is a former French 11

April 14, 2018 11:00 AM Immigrant's attempt to reunite with wife thwarted after tangled real estate saga

Alex Oren says he didn’t visit his Belarusian wife because he was preoccupied with a real estate deal that fell through. Now his spousal sponsorship application has been rejected. Alex Oren insisted he wouldn’t bring his wife and stepson to Canada from Belarus until he had a house ready for them here. Now, after a tangled journey that involved buying 8

April 13, 2018 2:57 AM Tampa Bay Lightning show depth, beat Devils in Game 1

The top seed in the Eastern Conference got early goals from four players — none of them named Nikita Kucherov or Steven Stamkos — and beat Devil 5-2. The Devils won all three meetings between the teams during the regular season, with each game decided by one goal. Kinkaid entered his first career playoff game as one of the hottest goalies in the league 10

April 12, 2018 8:14 PM Six books shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize

“This is a shortlist emblematic of the many adventures of fiction — its making and reading,” Lisa Appignanesi, chairwoman of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize judging panel, said in a statement. “We have mesmeric meditations, raucous, sexy, state-of-the-nation stories, haunting sparseness and sprawling tales; enigmatic cabinets of curiosity, and daring 10

April 12, 2018 2:35 AM Penguins thump Flyers in playoff opener

Sidney Crosby nets a hat trick as defending Stanley Cup champions win 7-0, Joe Morrow scores winner for Winnipeg Elliott stopped 14 of 19 shots and was pulled in favour of Mrazek after Crosby’s latest bit of wizardry pushed Pittsburgh’s lead to 5-0 just 9:01 into the second. Mrazek wasn’t much better, getting beaten by Crosby twice more as Philadelphia’s 9

April 11, 2018 5:19 PM Quebec MNAs call for public commission of inquiry into Lac-Mégantic disaster

PQ motion will be sent to Ottawa for consideration The Quebec National Assembly is calling on the federal government to launch a public commission of inquiry into the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster as soon as possible. Quebec MNAs adopted the Parti Québécois motion Wednesday morning, with all 115 members present in the chamber offering their unanimous support 8