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Canada Prepares People For Anything Even Zombie Attack

If you're in Canada this summer, and you don't want to die, then listen up. If you're ready for a zombie attack, then you're ready for just about anything.

That's the message British Columbia is sending its citizens and tourists in a website it launched this week, which provides tips on about how to prepare for a fake zombie apocalypse.

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Al-Rahi Urges Officials to Resume Dialogue, Establish New National Charter

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi called on officials on Saturday to find consensus among each other and to resume the national dialogue in order to reach a new national charter based on 1943 National Covenant.

“It is time for us to have brave, free and unbiased” politicians, al-Rahi said during a mass held at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Toronto.

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Al-Rahi from Canada Urges Expats to Register in Lebanon

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi reiterated on Tuesday his call on Lebanese expatriates to “swiftly register their spouses and children in the Lebanese embassies and consulates in order to obtain their home country’s nationality.”

“The Lebanese embassies and consulates in Canada are cooperating to register the wife and children (of Lebanese nationals) in Lebanon,” al-Rahi said during a mass at the Maronite Catholic parish at Saint Charbel Church in Ottawa.

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Iran Says May Reciprocate over Canada Visa Closure

Iran said on Tuesday it may take "reciprocal action" over a decision by Canada to shut the visa section in its Tehran embassy used by thousands of Iranians.

"They have said that the decision was based on cost-cutting measures... but we will follow any action that causes trouble for our citizens," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters in his weekly briefing.

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China Signs Onto PNG's World-First Undersea Mine

Canada-based mining firm Nautilus Minerals said Tuesday it had signed China's Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group as the first customer of its pioneering Papua New Guinean sea-floor mine.

Nautilus, which is listed on the Canadian and London stock exchanges and has offices in Australia, said Tongling had agreed to buy 1.1 million tons of sulphides per annum from its Solwara 1 undersea mine for three years.

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Canadian Cow Breaks Guinness World Record for Milking

A Holstein cow named Smurf from a farm just east of Canada's capital has set a new world record for the most milk produced in a lifetime -- a whopping 216,891 kg (478,163 pounds) over 15 years.

And she's still producing.

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Al-Rahi Heads on N. American Tour: We Support Electoral Law that Best Represents People

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi denied on Sunday that he supports the adoption of proportional representation for the 2013 parliamentary elections.

He said: “We support an electoral law that best represents the Lebanese people.”

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Police Arrest Dozens Protesting Montreal Meeting

Police arrested dozens of protesters in Montreal Saturday, a day after violent clashes between officers and demonstrators denouncing a plan to develop northern Quebec.

Several hundred people had gathered around midday outside the Palais des Congres conference center, which is hosting a conference on Quebec Premier Jean Charest's signature plan for mining in the north.

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Heists, Overdoses Rise after Canada Bans Painkiller

Canadian police and doctors on Thursday reported a rash of pharmacy robberies and a rise in overdoses after the prescription drug OxyContin was pulled from circulation last month.

Addicts and drug dealers stepped up raids on drug stores at gunpoint in search of the last doses of the painkiller or turned to alternative mind benders with sometimes deadly results.

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French in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina begin Voting

French citizens living in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina began voting early Saturday in France's presidential elections, 19 hours ahead of polls opening in France.

A polling station at the French consulate in Rio de Janeiro opened its doors at 8:00 am local time (11:00 GMT) and was scheduled to close at 6:00 pm (21:00 GMT).

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