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A voter cast their ballot at a polling station in Edmonton in this May 2, 2011 file photo. (DAVID BLOOM/QMI Agency)

Winds of political change begin to stir

The results of the two most recent provincial elections - in Nova Scotia and in Quebec - may be the start of a trend that incumbents like Stephen Harper, Kathleen Wynne, and Rob Ford ought to be worried about.

Family members of missing passengers from the capsized passenger ship Sewol, which sank in the sea off Jindo, confront South Korean policemen. REUTERS/Yonhap

Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention

Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.

An armed man, who is wearing black and orange ribbons of St. George - a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine, stands guard in front of barricades outside the mayor's office in Slaviansk on April 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Surrender talks set with separatists in Ukraine

A mediator from Europe's OSCE security body headed to eastern Ukraine on Saturday seeking the surrender of pro-Russian separatists as the Kiev government declared an Easter truce following a peace accord with Moscow.

Standing in a rigid hull inflatable boat launched from the Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth, Boatswain's Mate, Able Seaman Morgan Macdonald observes markers dropped from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3K Orion after an object was sighted in the southern Indian Ocean during the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force on April 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters)

Malaysian plane search in 44th day

The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10 km (6.2 mile) circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week, Australian search officials said on Saturday.

OPP cruiser. (QMI Agency file photo)

Puppies stolen at knifepoint

Police are looking for a man and a woman who robbed a woman of her two pomeranian puppies at knifepoint at her Brant County, Ont., home Friday afternoon.

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Loch Ness sighting?

A Loch Ness hunter in Scotland says there is now irrefutable proof that the mythical creature exists.

The mother of Kaji Sherpa, one of 12 Nepali mountaineering guides who lost his life in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries as she waits for the body of her son to arrive at Sherpa Monastery in Kathmandu April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Everest avalanche death toll climbs

Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.

The Bluefin-21 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle sits in the water after being deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean during the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout via Reuters

Search for plane should be complete within a week

An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage.

Armed men, wearing black and orange ribbons of St. George - a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine, drive a car in Slaviansk April 18, 2014. The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Denis Pushilin, on Friday said that he did not consider his men to be bound by an agreement between Russia and Ukraine to disarm and vacate occupied buildings. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russia sanctions threats as stalemate goes on

Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and were looking for more assurances about their security before leaving the public buildings they are holding.

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