Afternoon Update May 28th, 2012 (10)

CANADA

#1 — CS | Cop guilty of sharing confidential information

MONTREAL – A highly regarded local homicide detective was found guilty Friday of fraudulently using a police database.

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#2 — Globe | Tory MP appeals ruling that sets stage for Toronto by-election

A Toronto-area Harper government MP says he’ll fight a court ruling that threw out his narrow election victory rather than leaving the matter for voters to decide.

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#3 — LFP | Pesticide found in bees

The ongoing investigation into honeybee deaths that struck hives across Southwestern Ontario this spring has turned up a pesticide used to protect corn and soybean seed.

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#4 — NP | Ontario under pressure to have sprinklers in all seniors’ homes after fire kills two

TORONTO — Ontario’s governing Liberals are under pressure to require sprinklers in all retirement homes after a fire at a seniors’ home near Ottawa killed an elderly couple.

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#5 — OC | Canadians in debt, but making extra payments

The majority of Canadians are in debt but nearly half of them are trying to pay off their dues ahead of schedule, according to a survey conducted for a major bank.

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WORLD

#6 — BBC | China’s Weibo microblog introduces user contracts

China’s biggest microblogging service has introduced a code of conduct explicitly restricting the type of messages that can be posted.

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#7 — CNN | Defectors describe horror, heartbreak in North Korea’s labor camps

Seoul (CNN) — Watching the public execution of his mother and older brother, Shin Dong-Hyuk thought the punishment was just. They had planned to escape the North Korean labor camp they were being held in until Shin overheard them and reported them to the prison guards.

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#8 — Fox | ‘Atrocities’ could trigger military intervention in Syria, Joint Chiefs chairman warns

The escalating “atrocities” in Syria could end up triggering a military intervention, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Fox News on Monday — following the massacre that left more than 100 dead.

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Telegraph | Massacred Syrian children were ‘bound before being shot’

CNN | Children shot, knifed, axed to death in Syria’s Houla massacre, reports say

#9 — DM | I didn’t try to ‘spin’ the media: Blair

Tony Blair today denied trying to ‘spin’ the media – despite admitting he wanted the press to put the best ‘gloss’ on what his government did.

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Telegraph | Tony Blair: media vendetta against Cherie forced her to consider legal action 30 times in five years

Telegraph | Martin: Blair does his master class at Leveson

Telegraph | Hughes: Tony Blair has the Leveson Inquiry eating out of his hand

Telegraph | Knowles: I didn’t take on the ‘feral’ media because I had more important things to do

#10 — Telegraph | Abu Qatada to remain in Britain for at least five months to fight new appeal

Jordanian terror suspect Abu Qatada will remain in Britain for at least another five months while he launches a fresh appeal against deportation.

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