Top News Advisory for Friday, June 12, 2015

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Top News Advisory for Friday, June 12, 2015


Top News Advisory for June 11

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Friday, June 12

6:50 a.m.

Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. Entries are subject to change. This includes projected word counts and the estimated timing of stories and updates, both of which can be affected by news developments and other matters. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.

TOP NEWS AT THIS HOUR:

Canadians plead guilty in Malaysian nudity case

AS-Malaysia-Earthquake

KUALA LUMPUR -- Two Canadians and two other Westerners have reportedly pleaded guilty to a charged related to a group of tourists posing naked on Malaysia's highest mountain on May 30.Media reports early Friday said Saskatchewan siblings Danielle and Lindsey Peterson, along with a British woman and a Dutch man, pleaded guilty to a charge of committing obscene acts in a public place. 374 words.

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Domestic politics at play for PM in Europe

Harper-Pope

VATICAN -- As Prime Minister Stephen Harper was being shepherded around the Vatican's inner corridors for his meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, a mild kerfuffle broke out over the giving of gifts.A Vatican reporter noted that Harper did not come bearing one. His staff went to pains to email journalists travelling with him -- repeatedly -- that Canadian protocol officials had in fact given their Vatican counterparts a rare hand-carved Maple Leaf sculpture. 732 words. By Mike Blanchfield. PHOTOS.

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Medical pot ruling hazy for producers

SCOC-Medical-Marijuana

VANCOUVER -- Marijuana-medicated brownies, teas and oils are now on the menu for patients who prefer ingesting their treatment, yet commercially licensed pot producers say a high court ruling doesn't set out clear directions for them.Lawyers at the cannabis industry's national association are hashing out the impact of a Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Thursday that struck down limits on what constitutes legally allowable forms of medicinal pot. 509 words. By Geordon Omand.

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Mulcair, unions at odds over Senate role

Senate-Labour

OTTAWA -- Tom Mulcair and some of the NDP's traditional allies in the labour movement are at odds over his contention that appointed senators have no business blocking legislation passed by elected MPs.The NDP leader maintains the unelected Senate has no moral legitimacy in a democracy to thwart the will of elected representatives -- an argument he's ramped up in the wake of this week's scathing audit of senators' expenses. 642 words. By Joan Bryden.

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Manitoba to apologize to '60s Scoop survivors

Sixties-Scoop-Apology

WINNIPEG -- Manitoba is set to apologize to aboriginals who were taken from their parents and placed with white families decades ago.The apology, thought to be the first in Canada, is directed at victims of the so-called '60s Scoop which many see as an extension of Indian residential schools. 232 words.

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Korea's MERS outbreak a wake-up call: WHO

MERS-Wakeup-Call

TORONTO -- South Korea's burgeoning MERS outbreak should be a reminder to the world that a virus some may have written off can trigger significant disease and major disruption, a World Health Organization expert says.The outbreak in that country has now infected 126 people, 11 of whom have died. And it may be a while yet before South Korea's health officials manage to stop spread of the virus, said Peter Ben Embarek, the WHO's point person for Middle East respiratory syndrome or MERS. 691 words. By Helen Branswell. Moved National and Lifestyles. PHOTO.

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B.C. LNG project gets conditional approval

LNG-Petronas

VANCOUVER -- A Malaysia-led consortium has become the first in British Columbia to announce conditional approval of a liquefied natural gas project, a major step forward for the Liberal government as it stakes its future on development of the industry. …

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