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Sunday, 03 May 2015 10:58

Morning News - May 3

Curfew Lifted In Baltimore
 
Baltimore's mayor has lifted a citywide curfew six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in the city.

The order for residents to stay home after 10pm had been in place since Tuesday, and officials had planned to keep it in place through Sunday.
 
Protests since Monday's riots have been peaceful, and the announcement of charges against six officers involved in Gray's arrest eased tensions.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement Sunday morning that her goal was not to maintain the curfew any longer than was necessary.
 
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Workers Strike In Northern Manitoba
 
Hudbay Minerals says about 180 workers at its facilities in northern Manitoba have gone on strike.

They're members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local No. 1848 and have said they want changes in wages and pensions.

Hudbay has operations near Flin Flon and Snow Lake, and says the striking workers represent about 12 per cent of its 1,460 person workforce in Manitoba.

The company says it has a contingency plan in place and expects its operations to continue.
 
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More Than 7,000 Dead In Nepal
 
The death toll from last weekend's earthquake in Nepal has surpassed 7,000, with officials saying today that 51 bodies -- including several foreigners -- were found in the rubble of a mountainous village buried underneath a landslide.

A government official also says three survivors were found in the remains of Syauli village earlier this week.

The district about 60 kilometres west of Kathmandu is the worst hit by the magnitude-7.8 earthquake, with the highest number of casualties.
 
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Prime Minister In Kuwait
 
In Kuwait at the end of his very brief surprise visit to the Middle East, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told aircrews carrying out the bombing campaign against the Islamic State that they are guarding against terrorists hoping to attack Canada.

In a campaign-like speech in front of two CF-18s and a giant Canadian flag, Harper told the crowd that the proposed anti-terror legislation will give security agencies greater powers to thwart terrorist plans.

The prime minister also met briefly today with the Emir of Kuwait, who is hosting the Canadian air contingent along with other nations that are part of the US-led coalition.
 
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Royal Baby Needs A Name
 
Now that the wait for the birth of the royal baby is over, the next big excitement will be when the name of the newest princess is announced.

There is no fixed timetable, but there is hope that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge will make their daughter's name public today.

Britain's legal bookmakers say the names Charlotte and Alice have emerged as favourites for the princess.
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