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China eases controls, gives no sign when 'zero COVID' ends

China is easing some of the world's most stringent anti-virus controls and authorities say new variants are weaker. But they have yet to say when they might end a 'zero-COVID' strategy that confines millions of people to their homes and set off protests and demands for President Xi Jinping to resign.

Pele's family: COVID caused infection, death not imminent

Two daughters and one grandson of Brazilian soccer great Pele said the three-time World Cup winner has been hospitalized since Tuesday to treat a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. They added that the 82-year-old is under no imminent risk of death.

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Man shot and killed by RCMP pointed rifle at officer: ASIRT

The armed man RCMP shot in Maskwacis on Thursday died in an Edmonton hospital two days later, Alberta's police watchdog said. Mounties responded to a call about a man discharging a firearm in a rural area of Samson Cree Nation just before 1:30 p.m.

ASIRT says this rifle was found at the Maskwacis scene where an RCMP officer shot an armed man on Dec. 1, 2022. (Supplied)

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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin acquitted on 1988 sexual assault charge

A Quebec civilian judge has acquitted Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of sexual assault over an allegation that dates back to 1988. Judge Richard Meredith said he believes the complainant was sexually assaulted, but said the Crown did not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that it was Fortin who had assaulted her.

Musk's Neuralink faces U.S. federal probe, employee backlash over animal tests

Elon Musk's Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and sources familiar with the investigation and company operations.