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Canada 'timid' on Syrian refugee crisis: Liberal MP John McCallum

Syrian families await their turn to register at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) center in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Thursday, April 3, 2014. (Photo: Bilal Hussein/AP)

Syrian families await their turn to register at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) center in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Thursday, April 3, 2014. (Photo: Bilal Hussein/AP)

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The war in Syria has created more than 2.6 million refugees. Canada has promised to make room for 1,300. So far, approximately ten have made it. In comparison, Lebanon is struggling to accommodate more than a million. Liberal Immigration critic John McCallum calls Canada's response "very timid." 

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Jamaica names Mervyn Morris first poet laureate since independence

Jamaica names Mervyn Morris first poet laureate since independence
Mervyn Morris has been named Jamaica's poet laureate -- the country's first since it gained independence from Britain in 1962. Mr. Morris says that he came slowly to poetry, and that he was first drawn to lampoon and 'witty verse' that he saw in British magazine contests while in school.

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Friday: Syria refugees: Critic, Crummey on Marquez, Disgusting Easter egg, and more

Friday: Syria refugees: Critic, Crummey on Marquez, Disgusting Easter egg, and more
Three years into a war that has forced millions to flee their homeland, Canada has only welcomed a handful of Syrian refugees... The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe begins the task of ensuring compliance for a new de-escalation agreement between Ukraine and Russia... He drew much of his inspiration from Colombia, but the magic of Gabriel GarcĂ­a Marquez, who died yesterday, struck writers the world over, including Canadian author Michael Crummey.

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Thursday: Amanda Todd arrest, Marionville Mayor, Super rat poison, and more

Thursday: Amanda Todd arrest, Marionville Mayor, Super rat poison, and more
In 2012, 15-year-old Amanda Todd killed herself after being bullied online -- and tonight, we'll speak with the newspaper editor that broke the story that a suspect has been arrested in the Netherlands...After an avowed anti-Semite kills three people, a former friend turns out to share similarly hateful beliefs, which troubles residents of the town where he was just elected mayor... And a British pest control expert is just one of many who believe EU poison regulations will have to be loosened in order to wipe out a spreading breed of giant super-rat.

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Saturn "giving birth" to new moon

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For Saturn, the birth of its 63rd moon may not be that exciting. But it's big news for scientists here on Earth. Thanks to images from the oribiting Cassini spacecraft, keen-eyed astronomer Carl Murray spotted the moon forming -- and he named it Peggy, in honour of his mother-in-law. 

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Staging death in Iran: photographer re-creates scenes of historical infamy

Staging death in Iran: photographer re-creates scenes of historical infamy

It's a photography series featuring scenes of brutal confrontation, assassinations, and torture. In "By An Eyewitness," Azadeh Akhlaghi painstakingly re-creates 17 infamous deaths from Iran's modern history, all from an age before the prevalence of camera phones and social media.

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There's a giant rat problem in England. A pest controller reveals why he needs stronger poisons to kill the massive vermin

There's a giant rat problem in England. A pest controller reveals why he needs stronger poisons to kill the massive vermin

Big rats are proving to be a big problem all over Britain. Large, cat-sized rats have been spotted in cities such as London, Birmingham and Liverpool -- and the problem is finding new ways to kill them. Pest control experts say these monster rats are becoming resistant to traditional killing chemicals, but the EU won't let pest controllers use stronger poisons.

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John Furlong, distinctive CBC host of The Fisheries Broadcast, is remembered

John Furlong, distinctive CBC host of The Fisheries Broadcast, is remembered
He was the "townie" whose voice went out to fisherman across Newfoundland and Labrador.
The former host of CBC's The Fisheries Broadcast and Radio Noon, John Furlong, died late Tuesday night -- just weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He was 63 years old.

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Wednesday: Calgary stabbings, NYPD demographics unit, Saturn new moon, and more

Wednesday: Calgary stabbings, NYPD demographics unit, Saturn new moon, and more
This summer, Jordan Segura was set to go back to work at a funeral home. Tonight, his former boss remembers Jordan, one of five students stabbed to death in Calgary... Our series on the world's largest refugee crisis continues, and tonight we'll find out what Canada is doing about its promise to accept thirteen hundred Syrians... It was hard to tell from its title what exactly the NYPD's now-defunct "Demographics Unit" was doing, but eventually Muslim groups learned it was spying on them.

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Director of DRC's Virunga National Park shot in ambush

Director of DRC's Virunga National Park shot in ambush

Emmanuel De Merode and his staff have saved the lives of countless mountain gorillas while protecting their beloved Virunga National Park. But yesterday when the director of the park in the Democratic Republic of Congo was ambushed and shot on the road to Goma, there was no one there to save him. Joanna Natasagera is the communications director for the park and she told Carol she believes Mr. De Merode was targeted. Listen to find out why.

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Actor David Suchet: from Poirot to Cardinal Benelli

Actor David Suchet: from Poirot to Cardinal Benelli
For 25 years, David Suchet performed the role of Hercule Poirot, the well-known Belgian detective created by author Agatha Christie. Poirot's final show aired on Britian's ITV in November. But for Mr. Suchet, the detective work continues.

This weekend, "The Last Confession" opens at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. 

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