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Elizabeth Holmes accuses ex-lover, business partner of abuse
Disgraced entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes described herself as the abused puppet of her former lover and business partner Sunny Balwani in tearful testimony Monday, part of her attempt to refute accusations that she lied about a flawed blood-testing technology she had hailed as a major breakthrough.
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G7 health ministers closely monitoring new Omicron variant of COVID-19
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and his counterparts from other G7 countries agreed Monday to closely monitor and share information about the highly mutated Omicron variant of COVID-19.
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Judge dismisses Quebec woman’s lawsuit against Trudeau after he blasted her 'racism'
A Quebec judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit launched by a Quebec woman who argued that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated her rights when he called out her 'racism' during a Liberal Party rally in 2018.
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Canadian stuck in South Africa amid Omicron laments 'stressful' ordeal while trying to come home
A Canadian currently stuck in South Africa is running out of options as he navigates confusing travel rules to come home.
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Cancer diagnoses in Canadian children not delayed in first 9 months of pandemic: study
A new study has found no significant change in the number of new cancer diagnoses in Canadian children during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting health-care restrictions imposed at that time did not lead to delayed diagnoses.
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Canadian government, military to issue joint apology to victims of sexual misconduct on Dec. 13
Defence Minister Anita Anand, deputy minister Jody Thomas, and Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre will issue a formal apology to victims of military sexual misconduct on Dec. 13.
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Conservative MP accuses minister of using bike as prop in video background during Parliament
Conservative MP Ed Fast accused Canada's environment minister of using a bicycle as a prop in the backdrop of his video during a session of hybrid Parliament on Monday.
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Turkeys expected to be pricier, harder to find this Christmas
Industry experts say the country's turkey stocks are at 30-year-lows, a fact that is being complicated by the supply chain headaches across the country.
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Do you have questions about the Omicron COVID-19 variant? We want to hear from you
With the recent emergence of a new COVID-19 variant of concern, labelled Omicron, CTVNews.ca wants to hear from Canadians with any questions about the variant.
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Lockdown-free Florida top vacation spot for holidays
Cooped-up tourists eager for a taste of Florida's sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and warmer climates are visiting the Sunshine State in droves, topping pre-pandemic levels in recent months.
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Quebec confirms first case of new COVID-19 Omicron variant
Quebec's health minister announced Monday the province has confirmed its first case of the new COVID-19 variant known as Omicron that has spread to several countries and put health officials around the world on heightened alert.
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Traveller from Canada to Hong Kong confirmed with Omicron variant
A fully vaccinated 62-year-old male who travelled from Canada to Hong Kong is confirmed to be the second case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant identified by authorities there, according to Hong Kong’s Department of Health.
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First cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in Canada: What we know
Officials have confirmed the first cases detected in Canada of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in Ottawa, Ont., amid warnings that it remains unclear just how transmissible and severe infection by the highly-mutated variant might be.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to step down
Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey will step down from his role and Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will become his successor, Twitter announced on Monday.
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Ryan Reynolds, Catherine O'Hara brought to tears during song tributes for their Governor General's awards
Canadian actors Ryan Reynolds and Catherine O'Hara were honoured with the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards on Friday and received touching song tributes during the ceremony that prompted both tears and laughter.
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B.C. extends gas rationing order, state of emergency until Dec. 14
The ongoing impacts of intense storms on B.C.'s South Coast have prompted the government to extend its gasoline rationing order and state of emergency for another two weeks.
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B.C. flooding: New evacuation orders, local state of emergency issued
Residents of another handful of properties in Abbotsford, B.C., were ordered to evacuate late Sunday night while some others were placed on evacuation of alert due to the continuing flood threat.
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Japan reverses border easing, bars foreign visitors due to Omicron
Japan said on Monday it would shut its borders to foreigners to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, joining Israel in imposing some of the strictest border controls since the variant's discovery in southern Africa.
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N.L. hopes to repair 'crater-sized' highway washouts by 'mid-to-late week,' premier says
Newfoundland and Labrador aims to complete repairs this week of the Trans-Canada Highway, including two 'crater-sized' washouts, after last week’s storm ravaged the province’s main thoroughfare.
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Prince Charles rejects claim he queried skin tone of Harry and Meghan's child
Prince Charles' spokesman on Monday rejected a claim made in a book that the heir to the British throne had questioned what the skin tone of Prince Harry and Meghan's child would be.
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'Weather whiplash' ahead as Canada enters winter, Weather Network says
One of Canada's most high-profile weather forecasters says the extreme storms that have pummelled parts of the country over the past month may be a sign of what lies ahead for the upcoming winter.
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Omicron in Alberta: 156 travellers from southern Africa quarantining, no cases yet
More than 150 people who returned to Alberta from southern Africa are quarantining as concerns over the Omicron variant grow.
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Swedes elect 1st female PM -- for the 2nd time in a week
Magdalena Andersson, who last week was Sweden's first female prime minister for a few hours before resigning because a budget defeat made a coalition partner quit, was on elected again on Monday as the Nordic nation's head of government.
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Explainer: What we know and don't know about Omicron variant
The World Health Organization says it could still take some time to get a full picture of the threat posed by Omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus as scientists worldwide scramble to assess its multiple mutations. Here's a look at we we know about the variant and why scientists are worried.
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Portugal probes local transmission of Omicron variant at soccer team
Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of a top soccer club and were investigating whether it was one of the first reported cases of local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa.
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'It's not done with us': WHO chief's COVID-19 warning with emergence of Omicron variant
The World Health Organization on Monday is pushing for an international accord to help prevent and fight future pandemics amid the emergence of a worrying new omicron COVID-19 variant.
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WHO warns that new virus variant poses 'very high' risk
The World Health Organization says the global risk from the omicron variant of the coronavirus is 'very high' based on early evidence, and it could lead to surges with 'severe consequences.'
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Stage set for Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial
Two years after Jeffrey Epstein's suicide behind bars, a jury is set to be picked Monday in New York City to determine a central question in the long-running sex trafficking case: Was his longtime companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's puppet or accomplice?
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Ontario's top doctor to speak after Canada's first cases of Omicron variant discovered in province
Ontario's chief medical officer of health will speak Monday morning after the province confirmed the first two Canadian cases of the new Omicron variant over the weekend.
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Ontario will not be changing public health measures amid discovery of first Omicron variant cases
Ontario's top doctor said he wouldn't be surprised to discover more cases of the Omicron variant but doesn't see the province implementing further public health measures at this time.
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