Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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(Koreas-Tension)(Audio:03)

South Korea's Defense Ministry says the joint-military exercises by Washington and Seoul will go on despite triggering an angry reaction from North Korea.

North Korea has cancelled Wednesday's high-level meeting with South Korea over U-S-South Korean military drills.

It also says it has no interest in next month's summit with U-S President Trump if it's going to be a "one-sided'' affair where Kim Jong Un is pressured to give up his nuclear weapons.

South Korea insists the Max Thunder drills are chiefly about improving the skills of pilots and aren't attack exercises.(1)

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(Israel-Palestinians)

Israel says its military has delivered eight truckloads of humanitarian aid and medical supplies to the Gaza Strip, where Israeli troops firing from across the border killed 59 Palestinians and wounded 27-hundred in Monday's mass protests.

The delivery follows Gaza's bloodiest day since the 2014 war between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers.

The protests were aimed at a crippling blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group seized power in Gaza in 2007.

Israel claims it is defending its border from Hamas attacks disguised as protests.(1)

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(Cdn-Doctor-Gaza)

One of the hundreds of people wounded by Israeli gunfire at Monday's Palestinian protests along the Israel-Gaza border was a Canadian emergency room doctor.

Tarek Loubani works in both London, Ontario and in the Gaza Strip, and is part of a team testing 3-D-printed tourniquets in Gaza.

He was shot while tending to injured protesters and suffered injuries to both legs.

He adds several members of the brightly-marked medical team were also wounded.(1)

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(BC-Polygamy-Sentencing)

A special prosecutor in Cranbrook, B-C says two men convicted of practising polygamy should face jail time as a way to deter others. …

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