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by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

Video entertainment, surveillance and games along with a lot of follow-up stories and humour held our attention this week. Here's the proof:

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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 153
An overturned oil tanker has burst into flames in Pakistan, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel.
Cholera cases in Yemen now more 200,000
The UN health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children.
Venezuelan president's opponents lay siege to air base
Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital.
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'You're celebrating colonization': 4 Indigenous people share why they won't be singing O Canada on July 1
Four Indigenous people share what they will be doing to mark Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.
'It's about time to build a road to Churchill': Engineer says it's possible
After flood damage forced the closure of the only land link to Churchill, Man. — a railway from Gillam — a civil engineer says it's time to reconsider building a permanent road linking the northern community to the south.
Opinion Not-so-new Canadian: How welcoming is N.L. for immigrants? audio
Sean Charters has now spent a third of his life in Newfoundland and Labrador, and feels he's earned the right to express his mixed opinions of the place.
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CRA wants tougher rules for tax-cheat amnesty program
The Canada Revenue Agency is proposing tougher rules for tax cheats who voluntarily come forward looking for amnesty. The rules would hit sophisticated taxpayers with more penalties and require them to identify advisers and firms who helped with dodgy offshore tax schemes. Critics welcome the changes, but say more needs to be done.
'Zero chance' of a cabinet shuffle this summer, senior official says
As cabinet ministers head back to their ridings this summer, a senior government official says they can be secure in the knowledge that they won't be shuffled out of their job before Parliament resumes sitting this fall.
PM Justin and wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will march in Pride parade today
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will march in Canada's largest Pride parade today.
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Arts & Entertainment»

Writer sues Tupak Shakur biopic for copyright infringement
Kevin Powell is suing the filmmakers behind All Eyez on Me, arguing the Tupac Shakur biopic pulls information from a series of articles he wrote about the late rapper in the 1990s.
Bradley Cooper makes surprise appearance on Glastonbury Festival stage
Actor Bradley Cooper surprised fans by taking the stage at the Glastonbury Festival Friday, since he wasn't exactly part of the lineup.
Schwarzenegger, Macron riff on Trump's campaign slogan in selfie video
Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron are showing their commitment to fighting climate change — and their condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump —in a not-so-subtle selfie video.
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Technology & Science »

Blog It's worth the drive to totality: perspectives from an eclipse chaser: Bob McDonald
A veteran eclipse chaser gives a preview of the solar eclipse that will be visible in the U.S. in August.
Want to do business in Russia? Be ready to hand over your source code
Authorities are asking Western tech companies to allow them to review source code for security products such as firewalls and anti-virus applications before they can be sold.
Research into exoskeleton walking devices big leap forward for human-robot interactions video
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S. have developed a new system for human assistance with robotic devices known as exoskeletons that could have widespread impact on the way human performance is enhanced by devices of many kinds.
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Money »

Coming soon to a mall near you: condos and office space video
Canadian mall owners and developers were already in the process of getting approval for major makeovers - now Sears gives them all the more reason to move fast.
Warning labels might be coming to cheese: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Miss something this week? Here's the consumer news you need to know.
CRA wants tougher rules for tax-cheat amnesty program
The Canada Revenue Agency is proposing tougher rules for tax cheats who voluntarily come forward looking for amnesty. The rules would hit sophisticated taxpayers with more penalties and require them to identify advisers and firms who helped with dodgy offshore tax schemes. Critics welcome the changes, but say more needs to be done.
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Historic support from Canadian sports teams, players for Pride
An historic number of athletes, coaches, management and staff from Toronto sports teams and organizations will be attending this year's Pride Parade in Toronto.
Analysis NHL draft partially upstaged by torrent of trades
On Friday morning, each of the 31 general managers and their trusted hockey departments rose early for the big NHL draft weekend in Chicago. By the time the first day was over, there was still plenty to process after several big names traded sweaters.
Live Watch Field Hockey World League: Finals video
Watch live action from the Field Hockey World League Semifinal event in London, England.
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