Brussels reels after a series of deadly bombings

Suicide bombers attacked the Brussels airport and the Maelbeek subway station in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, killing 31 people and wounding 270.

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Ghomeshi found not guilty

Ontario court Judge William Horkins, in a searing rebuke of the complainants, said their "deceptive and manipulative" evidence raised a reasonable doubt about the guilt of the former CBC host.

He was acquitted on four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking — a decision that caused plenty of protest, including by this shirtless demonstrator.


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Obama brings his message of change to Cuba and Argentina

U.S. President Barack Obama made a historic visit to Cuba this past week, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary. He also took a trip to Argentina, where he took part in a highly publicized tango.


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Conservative MP Jim Hillyer found dead in his Parliament Hill office.

There was shock and sadness in Ottawa on Wednesday as the House of Commons learned of the death of their colleague. Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose led a tribute in the House, fighting back tears as she spoke of Hillyer's pride in representing his Alberta riding.

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Cherry blossoms bloom in Washington, D.C.

The famed cherry blossoms, some dating back to a gift from Japan in the early 1900s, started to bloom near the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.


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Holi marks the start of spring in India

Widows daubed in colours danced during Holi celebrations at a temple at Vrindavan, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrated the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder.


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Rob Ford dies after a battle with cancer.

Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor who polarized voters with his brash, uncompromising political style and became an international celebrity for his drug and alcohol use while in office, died last week at age 46.

Many mourned his passing, with tributes at Toronto City Hall and at a park named after his father in Etobicoke.

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Butterflies goof around in London

A new exhibit called Sensational Butterflies opened up at the Natural History Museum in London, England. Here, five-year-old Bjorn smiles as he poses with a pair of  Owl butterflys.


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With files from the Associated Press and The Canadian Press