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Rough seas as Hurricane Dora churns towards Mexico

MIAMI — Hurricane Dora has formed in the Pacific off Mexico’s southwestern coast. The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 80 mph (129 kph) with some strengthening likely before weakening is expected to begin Tuesday. The hurricane is centred about 170 miles (274 kilometres) south-southwest of Manzanillo and …

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Collette to offer seven programs to Oberammergau 2020

MISSISSAUGA — Collette has once again gained access to tickets to the highly anticipated Oberammergau Passion Play. Taking place in the tiny Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau in 2020, Passion Play occurs once every 10 years and depicts the life and death of Jesus Christ. The play will run five days a …

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Two guests contract Legionnaires’ disease at Rio Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Two people who made separate trips to Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in March and April contracted Legionnaires’ disease. Mark Bergtholdt, environmental health supervisor, says the hotel began using chlorine at high temperatures on Thursday to disinfect its rooms and water system. Health officials say environmental …

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36 people killed in Manila casino attack

MANILA — A gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people who suffocated in thick smoke, in an attack claimed by Islamic State but which officials believe was a botched robbery. The gunman killed himself in a …

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