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Local residents look at burnt cars near a checkpoint that was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of Slaviansk, April 20, 2014. Gunfire erupted near a makeshift checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine early on Sunday, killing at least two people. REUTERS Gleb Garanich  UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW  - RTR3LYTP REUTERS
Ukraine crisis: Russia, Ukraine trade blame for deadly gun attack

After an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists while the Ukraine Security Service said the attack was staged by provocateurs from outside the country.

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  • Alistair MacLeod, the renowned Canadian author who wrote about Cape Breton, has died. CBCAlistair MacLeod, acclaimed Canadian writer, dead at 77 - 2014-04-20 10:57 AM

    Alistair MacLeod, one of Canada’s greatest short story writers whose work detailed the people and culture of Cape Breton, has died. He was 77.

  • Pro-marijuana protesters hit Parliament HillPro-marijuana protesters hit Parliament Hill - 2014-04-20 4:03 PM

    An annual day of celebrating cannabis culture is ramping up into mainstream political activism as the pot-smoking 420 movement takes on marijuana prohibition with rallies across Canada.

  • Would you pay $11,000, or even just $800, to watch the Habs play in Game 3 tonight? Graham Hughes CP file photoVendor asking $11,000 for Habs playoff ticket - 2014-04-20 1:08 PM

    Some ticket scalpers and other Habs ticket-holders are looking to capitalize on the Montreal Canadiens' playoff series momentum by asking for outrageous ticket resale prices.

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  • Amanda Todd extradition a legal muddle - 2014-04-20 1:58 PM

    VANCOUVER - Authorities in British Columbia are anxious to bring a Netherlands resident to a Canadian courtroom on cyberbullying charges in a teen suicide case, but legal experts say it's unclear when or even if they might get the chance.

  • Former boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter diesFormer boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies - 2014-04-20 11:55 AM

    TORONTO - Rubin "Hurricane'' Carter, the former American boxer who became a global champion for the wrongfully convicted after spending almost 20 years in prison for a triple murder he didn't commit, died at his home in Toronto on Sunday.

  • River stabilizing in New Brunswick village - 2014-04-20 10:38 AM

    PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - The northwestern New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover is breathing a sigh of relief now that water levels have stabilized in the community, which was devastated by flooding two years ago.

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  • Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom inviteMiss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    YORK, Pa. - Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to be his prom date during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.

  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    JINDO, South Korea - The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.

  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defence Ministry said Sunday.

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