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Barrie City Hall. Mark Wanzel File photo

Tax hike set at 3.24%

It's dig-deeper time again. Barrie homeowners face a 3.24% property tax hike this year, following budget talks by city councillors Monday night.

Zhanna, daughter of Russian leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, reacts during his funeral in Moscow, Mar. 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva)

Russians stand in line to mourn Nemtsov

Thousands of Russians, many carrying red carnations, on Tuesday filed past the coffin of Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose killing last week, friends say, showed the hazards of speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan on Feb. 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

Japanese island overrun with feral cats

An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one.

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Woman found hanged in California high school

LOS ANGELES - A woman was found hanged to death in a Southern California high school classroom when students arrived on Monday, authorities said, and local media reported that she was a teacher at the school.

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