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October 18, 2018 8:15 PM The week that was: A Nobel winner got a bike-rack spot and a cobra quashed cricket practice

HONOURED: A Nobel Prize winner in chemistry — with a bike-rack slot. The University of Missouri is honouring George Smith, 77, with a reserved spot on campus, on a standard bike rack with a special sign. The faculty member is not a “bike enthusiast” but says he’s a poor driver and bikes the short distance to work. DISHONOURED: The grandfather of a high school 8

October 17, 2018 7:56 PM Thursday game preview: Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs

Penguins centre Sidney Crosby has yet to score — he has just four assists through five games — but he has a history of lighting up Toronto, with 26 goals in 40 career games against the Leafs. John Tavares has 10 goals in 43 career games against the Penguins, but has a much better support group with the Leafs than he did with the Islanders. Carl Hagelin 7

October 16, 2018 6:04 PM Ethiopia’s new Cabinet made up of 50 per cent women

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA—Ethiopia’s new Cabinet is now a record 50 per cent female, including the country’s first woman defence minister, after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. “Our women ministers will disprove the old adage that women can’t lead,” Abiy said while presenting his choices 9

October 16, 2018 5:30 PM Bombardier on track to hit business jet delivery targets, meeting expectations

MONTREAL—Bombardier Inc. announced Tuesday it is on track to meet its target for business aircraft deliveries for the year, as a lengthening order backlog points to growing demand for long-range planes. In the third quarter, the Montreal-based company delivered 31 business jets, bringing the total to 96 so far in 2018, in line with analyst expectations 10

October 16, 2018 3:44 PM Militants seize 14 Iranian security forces near Pakistan

TEHRAN, IRAN — Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday in the latest blow to the powerful Revolutionary Guard. Media reports quoted an unnamed but informed source as saying two of those abducted are members of the Guard’s intelligence department. The rest include seven members of the Basij 7

October 16, 2018 1:28 PM French hostage in Yemen freed after more than four months

Yemeni security officials said the Houthis released Goma from a prison in the capital, Sanaa, which is under rebel control. They said the release came after “intensive” talks between France’s envoy to Yemen and Houthi leaders in Sanaa. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief reporters. Goma’s family members 7

October 16, 2018 12:00 PM U.S. online giant Zillow launches first Canadian property listings

After months of speculation and outreach to the Canadian real estate industry, U.S. online giant Zillow begins posting Canadian properties on its site and mobile app on Tuesday. The Seattle-based company has agreements to receive more than 50,000 Canadian listings, including those from Century 21, Right at Home Realty and Toronto-based Re/Max Ultimate 7

October 11, 2018 6:04 PM Mother of Kaden Young, toddler swept away in Grand River, charged in his death

The mother of 3-year-old Kaden Young has been charged by Dufferin OPP in connection to her son’s death, nearly eight months after he was swept away in the fast-moving Grand River. Michelle Hanson, 35, of Amaranth, was charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death. “Police will not comment 12

October 11, 2018 12:10 PM Justin Trudeau praises Michaelle Jean at Francophonie summit

YEREVAN, ARMENIA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to Michaelle Jean in his speech at the opening of the summit of la Francophonie on Thursday in Armenia, just hours before the former governor general finds out whether she’ll be able to continue on as secretary general. Jean, who has been in the top job at the organization of French-speaking 12

October 10, 2018 5:22 PM N.B. Greens say no deal with Liberals

FREDERICTON—Premier Brian Gallant will convene a new session of the New Brunswick legislature on Oct. 23, but he has been unable to come to a formal agreement with the Greens in his bid to stay in power. Gallant’s Liberals won 21 seats in last month’s provincial election — one fewer than the Progressive Conservatives. The Green Party and the People’s 12