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Exclusive: New data shows race disparities in Canada's bail system

TORONTO Black people in Canada’s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters.

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Kurdish officials say thousands flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover

BAGHDAD Kurdish officials said on Thursday thousands of their people had fled Kirkuk region fearing persecution since Iraqi armed forces retook it following a referendum on Kurdish independence that was rejected by Baghdad.

Iraq, United Nations 2:25pm EDT

With tears and song, China welcomes Xi as great, wise leader

BEIJING Chinese officials on Thursday heaped praise on President Xi Jinping's political ideology, unveiled a day earlier at a key Communist Party Congress, a sign that it could be enshrined in the party's constitution and further cement his power.

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CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian couple held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON The head of the CIA said on Thursday a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed.

Afghanistan 2:00pm EDT

Leaders of Venezuela's bruised opposition to travel abroad to denounce 'voting fraud'

CARACAS Key members of Venezuela's opposition, divided and dispirited after losing gubernatorial elections over the weekend, will travel abroad to denounce what it says is a "fraudulent" voting system under leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

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Soccer star Weah to face vice president in Liberian presidential run-off

MONROVIA Former soccer star George Weah won the first round of Liberia's presidential election with 38.4 percent of the vote, 10 points ahead of Vice President Joseph Boakai who will face him in a run-off next month, the electoral commission said on Thursday.

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