Afternoon Update June 3rd, 2012 (10)

CANADA

#1 — CNews | Janitor tried to blow up school: Cops 

Students at St. Joseph’s College came close to having an explosive end to their school year.

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#2 — Globe | Massive forest fire near Timmins unlikely to spread; more residents return home

Authorities in northeastern Ontario say a massive forest fire near Timmins is no longer considered out of control.

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#3 — LFP | Harper heads to Queen’s big party

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper jets off to Europe Sunday morning to join other world leaders celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

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#4 — NP | Is patronage the oil that keeps our democracy turning?

OTTAWA — Pork-barrel politics. Nepotism. Feeding at the public trough. Cronyism.

Call it what you will: Every government participates in patronage.

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#5 — OC | The mystery of Mark MacDonald and Rockcliffe Park school council

OTTAWA — Mark MacDonald maintained appearances until the last possible moment.

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WORLD

#6 — LFP | Lebanon deploys troops to calm Syria-linked violence

Lebanon has sent troops to the port city of Tripoli after at least 10 people were killed in clashes linked to unrest across the border in Syria.

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#7 — CNN | Egyptians mass for new protest after Mubarak sentence

Cairo (CNN) — Defiant demonstrators took to Cairo’s Tahrir Square despite the Egyptian heat on Sunday, decrying a judge’s decision to put deposed President Hosni Mubarak behind bars for life but clear a number of his top officials.

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#8 — Fox | 2 people dead after swarms of venomous spiders invade Indian town

SADIYA, India –  A town in India has suddenly been overrun by swarms of venomous spiders, leaving two people dead after being bitten.

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#9 — DM| Long to RAIN over us!

The Queen arrived for the Diamond Jubilee river pageant wearing a stunning silver and white dress and matching coat.

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#10 — Telegraph | Eight killed and dozens wounded in Nigerian church attack

At least eight people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber drove into a Nigerian church compound and detonated his explosives as worshippers left an early morning service.

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