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Angelina Jolie says a lack of political will is hindering the fight against sexual violence in warzones. The actress and UN Refugee Agency special envoy addressed a United Nations conference in Vancouver.

 
 

A lawyer in a federal court case says "hopefully" the government won't appeal a decision striking down rules barring medical marijuana users from growing pot. Health Minister Jane Philpott says Ottawa will review the ruling.

Durham police say eight people received "minor injuries" in a stabbing incident at a high school east of Toronto. Sgt. Bill Calder says two staff members held down a female student until police arrived and took her into custody.

 
 

Premier Christy Clark says B.C. will look to introduce legislation to prevent serial killer Robert Pickton profiting from a memoir purportedly written by him. Clark says the province has asked Amazon to stop carrying the book.

 
 

A Halifax lawyer accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2011 blasted Nova Scotia's legal system for not being racially diverse after the charges against him were withdrawn. Lyle Howe says there are systemic problems in the courts.

 
 

The federal government says it is providing consular service to a Canadian pastor imprisoned in North Korea. The Liberals say they will continue their assistance until the matter is resolved.

The indigenous affairs minister says the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women is bigger than 1,200 women. Carolyn Bennett says survivors of violence must also be considered in a national inquiry into the problem.

 
 

Newly released video shows Saint John, New Brunswick police accusing Dennis Oland of murder, hours after his father's body was discovered in 2011. The judge released the footage Thursday, when Oland was sentenced to life in prison.

 
 

The family of Noelle Paquette says her memory gives them the strength to carry on after the Sarnia, Ontario, teacher was raped and murdered. Tanya Bogdanovich and her boyfriend Michael MacGregor received life sentences Thursday.

 
 

The RCMP say they've adopted 42 recommendations stemming from the shooting deaths of three Mounties in Moncton in 2014. A report released last year made 64 recommendations including a call for better access to rifles.

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