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Clinton, Trump look for wins on home turf in New York

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are hoping their local ties will translate into important wins that could seal their front runner status as New Yorkers head to polls Tuesday to vote in the state's delegate-rich primaries. READ

Aftershocks rattle Japan as deaths from quakes rise to 45

Japan's southern quake-hit area was rattled by a strong aftershock Tuesday and searchers found a woman's body buried under landslide rubble, raising the death toll from the twin earthquakes to 45. READ

Rescuers race to find survivors as Ecuador quake toll mounts

Despite the grief roiling this earthquake-stricken town, Pablo Cordova has something to be thankful for: He can return the coffin his wife had obtained for his funeral. READ

Deadly attacks in Afghan capital show Taliban's strength

A week after proclaiming their spring offensive, Taliban militants stormed an Afghan government security agency with a suicide car bomb and gunfire Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding hundreds in a sign of the insurgency's continued strength — even in the capital. READ

Four Canadians now confirmed dead in Ecuador earthquake

Four Canadians are now confirmed dead in the devastating earthquake that killed more than 400 people in Ecuador. READ

Calls for more aid for Japan quake zone

MINAMIASO, Japan -- The U.S. military prepared to join relief efforts Monday in disaster-stricken areas of southern Japan as authorities struggled to feed and care for tens of thousands of people who sought shelter after two powerful earthquakes that killed at least 42 people. READ

Canadian turtle smuggler receives 5 years in prison

A Canadian man who repeatedly entered Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison Tuesday for smuggling. READ

Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive

The Taliban announced the start of their warm-weather fighting season on Tuesday, vowing "large-scale attacks" in the 15th year of their war against the U.S.-backed Afghan government. READ

Syria pushes offensive on eve of elections, talks in Geneva

Syrian government troops pushed an offensive Tuesday against militants in the country's north on the eve of parliament elections -- a vote that is expected to rubber-stamp an assembly loyal to President Bashar Assad ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva resuming this week. READ

Brussels authorities charge 2, detain 3 others over attacks

Two men have been charged with offences related to the Brussels bombings, and three others have been detained in Brussels in connection to the Paris attacks, Belgian authorities said Tuesday. READ

Rights czar urges reforms to jail detentions for non-criminal foreigners

Jail cells are no place for vulnerable immigrant detainees who have neither been charged with, nor convicted of, any crime, Ontario's top human rights official says. READ

EU to weigh visa measures against Canada, U.S., Brunei

There is still more work to be done before the visa dispute between Canada and the European Union can be resolved, Immigration Minister John McCallum said Tuesday. READ

Soldiers not ordered to turn a blind eye to Afghans abusing children: inquiry

Canadian Forces commanders never ordered anyone to ignore allegations of Afghan soldiers and interpreters sexually abusing children in Afghanistan 10 years ago, a military board of inquiry has concluded. READ

Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy

World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession. READ

China restricts trade with North Korea over nuclear tests

China on Tuesday banned most imports of North Korean coal and iron ore, the country's main exports, in a significant increase in pressure on the North under U.N. sanctions against its nuclear and missile tests. READ

Pope may visit Greek island to highlight refugees' plight

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, will visit the Greek island of Lesbos next week to highlight the plight of refugees, the Greek government said, as refugees and other migrants are being deported back to Turkey under the European Union's controversial program to ease Europe's migrant problem. READ

Wisconsin vote pivotal for Cruz and Sanders

The outcome of Tuesday's presidential primaries in Wisconsin will be pivotal for Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders as they fight to overcome the front-runners for their parties' nominations for the White House. READ

Mining companies need stronger oversight abroad says Liberal MP McKay

Liberal MP John McKay is calling for stricter oversight of Canadian mining companies abroad as plaintiffs increasingly look to Canadian courts to seek justice. READ

Despite global outcry, tackling tax havens is a tough task

There's one part of the British Empire on which the sun still does not set: its tax havens. READ

Icelandic PM to resign amid offshore holdings controversy

Iceland's embattled prime minister has resigned amid a controversy over his offshore holdings, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday as outrage over the accounts roiled the North Atlantic island nation. READ

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