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Investigation underway into fatal CP Rail derailment in B.C.; Canada supporting pro-democracy movement in Venezuela

Investigation underway into fatal CP Rail freight-train derailment in BC

The president and CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway says he is deeply saddened by the deaths of three crew members in his company’s freight-train derailment in southeastern B.C.

Keith Creel says the tragedy that killed an engineer, a conductor and a conductor-trainee will have a long-lasting effect on CP’s family of railroaders. The grain-hauling freight train was bound for Vancouver early Monday when it jumped the tracks near Field and plunged 60 metres from a bridge into the Kicking Horse River.

Venezuela’s pro-democracy movement welcoming Canada’s support

Venezuela’s pro-democracy movement has welcomed the decision by Canada and its allies to urge Venezuela’s military to support the political opposition to Nicolas Maduro’s regime.

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The declaration in the final Lima Group communique from Monday’s emergency meeting in Ottawa came two days after the defection of a top air-force general, once loyal to Maduro and amid massive protests in Venezuela pressing Maduro to go.

Day two in sentencing hearing for Bruce McArthur set for Tuesday

A sentencing hearing for serial killer Bruce McArthur will continue for a second day Tuesday morning.

Day one proved to be a difficult and emotional day for families and friends of the eight men who McArthur admitted to murdering and dismembering when he pleaded guilty last week to eight counts of first-degree murder.

Deadly fire in Paris suspected to be arson

A fire in a Paris apartment building early Tuesday that authorities suspect was an arson killed eight people, injured 36 others and sent residents fleeing to the roof or climbing out windows to escape.

A 40-year-old female resident was detained at the scene for questioning. France’s interior minister said over 250 firefighters and first-responders arrived immediately, and spent hours rescuing over 50 people in exceptional conditions.

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