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Two police officers among four fatally shot in Canada

Two police officers among four fatally shot in CanadaPolice in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the province of New Brunswick, said a suspect was in custody and was being treated for serious injuries. A local health official said multiple shooting victims were being treated at one hospital. Officials identified the slain officers as Sara Mae Burns, 43, and Lawrence Robb Costello, 45.



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Canada shooting: Police tell public to 'avoid area' after at least four killed in Fredericton, before suspect detained

Canada shooting: Police tell public to 'avoid area' after at least four killed in Fredericton, before suspect detainedFour people including two police officers have been shot dead in the Canadian city of Fredericton. One suspect has been arrested over the gun attack in New Brunswick province following a manhunt during which residents were told to remain in their homes and lock their doors. The country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, paid tribute to the victims of Friday morning’s shooting.



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Police charge man in shooting in Fredericton, Canada

Police charge man in shooting in Fredericton, CanadaPolice charged Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, with four counts of first degree murder, according to a statement on Saturday. The four people killed, including police officers Sara Mae Burns, 43, and Lawrence Robb Costello, 45, were shot at an apartment complex in Fredericton, capital of the province of New Brunswick.



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The Latest: 2 officers ID'd in Canada shooting

The Latest: 2 officers ID'd in Canada shootingFREDERICTON, New Brunswick (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick (all times local):



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Canada shooting: several dead and suspect in custody in Fredericton

Canada shooting: several dead and suspect in custody in FrederictonFour people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton and one person was taken into custody, police said on Friday. Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the province of New Brunswick, said in a post on Twitter that the incident was under investigation and there were multiple fatalities. Another police tweet said two of the four people killed were police officers but gave no details and did not release the names of the victims. The suspect is being treated for serious injuries.  Local media images showed emergency vehicles converging on a tree-lined residential street. Nearby facilities were closed and authorities told residents to stay locked in their homes. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were assisting Fredericton authorities. Emergency vehicles close to the location of the shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Credit: Reuters New Brunswick had only three homicide shootings in 2016, according to Statistics Canada. Gun laws in Canada are more strict than in the United States but a proliferation of weapons has led to an increase in gun crimes in recent years. "Awful news coming out of Fredericton," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter. "My heart goes out to everyone affected by this morning’s shooting. We’re following the situation closely." Three RCMP officers were killed and two more were wounded in 2014 in Moncton, New Brunswick, about 195 km (121 miles) from Fredericton, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in Canada. Last month, a gunman walked down a busy Toronto street, killing two people and wounding 13 others before turning his weapon on himself. Toronto, Canada's largest city, has had 241 shooting incidents this year, resulting in 30 deaths, a 30 percent increase in fatalities.



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Fredericton Canada shooting: Robb Costello and Sarah May Burns identified as two police officers killed with 48-year-old suspect in custody

Fredericton Canada shooting: Robb Costello and Sarah May Burns identified as two police officers killed with 48-year-old suspect in custodyAt least four people, including two police officers have been killed in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, with one person having taken into custody. Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the province of New Brunswick, have a 48-year-old suspect in custody. Fredericton’s deputy police chief Martin Gaudet said the two the officers saw two deceased civilians before being shot and killed themselves.



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Saudi critics jab Canada on Twitter and TV as diplomatic feud deepens

Saudi critics jab Canada on Twitter and TV as diplomatic feud deepensJustin Trudeau said his government was engaging with Saudi Arabia to resolve the spat but stood firm on Canada’s stance. Soon after Saudi Arabia announced that Canada’s ambassador to the kingdom was now persona non grata, a surge of Saudi Twitter accounts began expressing concerns about Canada’s treatment of indigenous peoples.



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Saudi Arabia ends medical programmes and moves patients out of Canada in deepening diplomatic row

Saudi Arabia ends medical programmes and moves patients out of Canada in deepening diplomatic rowSaudi Arabia is transferring all Saudi patients currently receiving medical treatment in Canada to different countries as the diplomatic row between Riyadh and Ottawa shows no sign of abating. All Saudi medical treatment programmes in Canada have been cancelled and arrangements are already underway to move patients out of the country, a state-run Saudi news agency said on Wednesday, citing Fahd bin Ibrahim Al Tamimi, the Saudi health attaché to the US and Canada. The move comes after Saudi Arabia took the stern step this week of expelling the Canadian ambassador and suspending all new trade and investment between the two countries – a retaliation for criticism of the arrests of Saudi civil rights activists.



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Canada to ask allies to help cool Saudi dispute; U.S. offers no aid

Canada to ask allies to help cool Saudi dispute; U.S. offers no aidBy David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada plans to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain to defuse an escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia, sources said on Tuesday, but close ally the United States made clear it would not get involved. The Saudi government on Sunday recalled its ambassador to Ottawa, barred Canada’s envoy from returning and placed a ban on new trade, denouncing Canada for urging the release of jailed rights activists. Riyadh accused Ottawa on Tuesday of interfering in its internal affairs.



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Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights call

Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights callBy Aziz El Yaakoubi and David Ljunggren RIYADH/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa’s call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists. In her first public response to Saudi Arabia’s actions, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said, “Canada will always stand up for human rights in Canada and around the world, and women’s rights are human rights.” Riyadh on Sunday recalled its ambassador from Canada and gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave.



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