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US border officials were told to stop Iran-born travellers officer says

US border officers working at Canadian border crossings were directed to stop travelers of Iranian descent for questioning following the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, an unnamed Customs and Border Patrol officer alleged in an email to an immigration attorney. (CNN)

Iran plane crashes killing 176 including 63 Canadians

Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 to Kyiv went down after taking off from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran at 06:12 local time (02:42 GMT). The majority of passengers were from Iran and Canada. (BBC)
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  • Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day

    The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 - the biggest increase since the outbreak. There are a total of 35,713 confirmed cases in the country, with more than 4,000 having successfully recovered. (BBC)
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  • Military convoy carries victims' coffins out of overwhelmed town
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    10,000 people evacuated as multiple wildfires threaten northern Alberta communities

    SLAVE LAKE - Thousands of more people have been put on evacuation alert Thursday as smoke from out-of-control wildfires in northern Alberta billowed across the province. (Edmonton Journal)
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  • Extreme fire conditions continue to challenge firefighters
  • One person arrested after explosion in Surrey

    Surrey RCMP have not released many details, but say the person was "emotionally elevated" at the time of arrest. (The Province)

    Man sets himself on fire just outside the White House

    Disturbing footage has emerged of a man setting himself on fire and calmly walking around near the White House as police desperately tried to douse the flames. The man, who has not yet been identified, set himself on fire on Wednesday on the Ellipse park in downtown Washington D.C. (Daily Mail)
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  • Man who lit himself on fire near White House dies of his injuries
  • Maryland man who set himself on fire near the White house dies from his injuries
  • Italy quarantines 16 million people due to coronavirus concerns

    Italy has placed up to 16 million people under quarantine as it battles to contain the spread of coronavirus. Anyone living in Lombardy and 14 other central and northern provinces will need special permission to travel. Milan and Venice are both affected. (BBC)

    CDC tells travelers to avoid China in expanded travel warning as coronavirus spreads

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling Americans to avoid all non-essential travel to China, expanding its travel warning from the city of Wuhan to the entire country as the coronavirus outbreak worsens, the agency said Tuesday. (CNBC)

    ‘Epic’ rainfall from Florence causing catastrophic flooding

    The wind is dying down, but the water just keeps coming. The storm’s death toll climbed to 14, the Charlotte Observer said. Hundreds of thousands remain in danger, officials said. (NY Post)

    12 NYPD members have died from suspected cases of coronavirus

    New York - he New York City Police Department has lost its 12th member to a suspected case of coronavirus. NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Ramon Roman died on Sunday from coronavirus-related complications, according to a daily coronavirus report from the NYPD. (CNN)

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