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Charges Stayed In Towers Fire

A Manitoba man is no longer charged with arson in a hotel fire.

Terrence Guiboche had been charged with burning down the Towers
Hotel in Dauphin.

This week the Crown stayed the charge.

The Crown says the fire investigator could not determine the
cause of the fire, so there was no way to prove the fire was arson.
Bravery Award For Churchill Man
A Manitoba man has received the Star of Courage, Canada's
second-highest honour for bravery.

William Ayotte was honoured yesterday in Ottawa for saving a
woman who was being attacked by a polar bear.

The attack happened in Churchill, Manitoba, in November 2013.

The 71-year-old man attended the ceremony at Rideau Hall and
received the award from Governor General David Johnston.
Rally Planned For Baltimore Today
Thousands are expected to rally today in Baltimore to mark the
latest development in the case of Freddie Gray.

The 25-year-old black man died two weeks ago after suffering a
spinal cord injury while in police custody.

Gray's death has sparked violent protests.

But today's march is being billed as a ``victory rally'' after
six Baltimore police officers were charged in the death.
Harper Visits Iraq
Prime Minister Harper paid a surprise visit to Iraq this morning.

Under very tight security, Harper met in Baghdad with his Iraqi
counterpart Haider al-Abadi in a show of solidarity in the battle
against Islamic State militants in northern and western Iraq.

al-Abadi praised Canada for contributing six jet fighters and 69
special forces who are training Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.

Harper is also headed to Europe to take part in events marking
the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
More Help Needed For Nepal
The UN is appealing for more helicopters to take
desperately-needed food and other aid to remote villages in Nepal.

It was exactly a week ago that the Himalayan country was
devastated by a powerful 7.8 earthquake.

Many mountain roads are blocked by landslides, making it
impossible for trucks to get aid to where it's needed.

The official death toll from the quake stands at more than
It's A Girl!
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to her second
child -- a girl weighing 8 lbs 3 oz.

The birth happened early this morning at St. Mary's Hospital in
London -- the same hospital where her first child, Prince George,
was born in July 2013.

Officials say Prince William was present for the birth, and
mother and daughter are ``doing well.''

The daughter -- who has yet to named -- is the fourth in line to
the throne after Princes Charles, William, and George.

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