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Last pick of draft far from irrelevant: Kelly goes to Denver

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 5:35pm Updated: April 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

PHILADELPHIA — The final day of the NFL draft began with an impromptu rendition of "Fly Eagles Fly" by former Philadelphia star safety Brian Dawkins and ended with a player who...

British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 5:25pm Updated: April 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

LONDON — Anthony Joshua wasn't wrong when he raised his hands in victory after knocking Wladimir Klitschko down in the fifth round of what looked like a one-sided heavyweight...

Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 3:42pm Updated: April 29, 2017 - 4:15pm

CAIRO — Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security...

Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 2:28pm Updated: April 30, 2017 - 4:00am

ISTANBUL — Tensions rose Saturday along the Turkish-Syrian border as both Turkey and the U.S. moved armoured vehicles to the region and Turkey's leader once again demanded that...

Pentagon: blast kills US service member outside Mosul

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 2:08pm Updated: April 29, 2017 - 2:30pm

BAGHDAD — A U.S. service member in Iraq was killed Saturday by an explosive device outside Mosul, according to a statement released by the Pentagon.

The Pentagon said...

Spike in mentally ill LA jail inmates leads to new policies

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 1:46pm Updated: April 29, 2017 - 2:15pm

LOS ANGELES — Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world's largest jail complexes.

Over the past seven...

Syria: Airstrike in Hama kills 8 White Helmets rescuers

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 1:34pm Updated: April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

BEIRUT — Airstrikes struck a centre of Syria's rescuers known as the White Helmets in a rebel-held area in the country's centre, killing eight volunteers, opposition activists...

Prince Harry joins cheering fans at military rugby match

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 11:55am Updated: April 29, 2017 - 12:45pm

LONDON — Prince Harry has joined thousands of rugby fans at a London stadium to cheer on the annual British armed forces rugby match.

The 32-year-old prince, a former...

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 11:45am Updated: April 29, 2017 - 12:15pm

ISTANBUL — In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier...

Turkey purges 4,000 civil servants, bans TV dating programs

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 11:20am Updated: April 29, 2017 - 11:45am

ISTANBUL — Turkey has passed two new decrees — one that expelled more than 4,000 civil servants and another that banned television dating programs.

The country's...

Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 10:59am Updated: April 29, 2017 - 11:30am

USSEAU, France — French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among...

Critics question top US prosecutor's style after blunt words

By The Canadian Press April 29, 2017 - 10:34am Updated: April 29, 2017 - 11:15am

WASHINGTON — With two dust-ups in a week, first with a judge in Hawaii and another with leaders of the nation's largest and most powerful police department, Attorney General...