Kelowna Daily Courier
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What do think of the U.S. idea to build a "security wall" along the Canadian border?
 Total overkill, it's not needed
 A good idea for national security
 Will only hurt relations and cross-border trade
 To keep us out or them in?
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Union official: Indonesian security forces open fire on striking Freeport miners, killing 1
TIMIKA, Indonesia - Indonesian security forces opened fire on striking workers at Freeport-McMoran’s gold and copper mine early Monday, killing one and critically wounding another, a union official said. Police said it was too early to comment and officials from Freeport, based in the U.S. s...
Sunday , October 09, 2011

APNewsBreak: Lawyer says American to plead guilty to monarchy insult charges in Thailand
BANGKOK - A detained U.S. citizen facing up to 15 years in prison for allegedly insulting Thailand’s royal family was to plead guilty in the case Monday in hopes of receiving a lenient sentence, his lawyer said. Thai-born American Joe Gordon, 54, has been detained since late May on charges o...
Sunday , October 09, 2011

California becomes first state to ban children under 18 from using tanning beds
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California girls who dream about the sun-kissed skin glorified in song by Katy Perry will have to wait until they turn 18 before they can get the effect from tanning beds under a new first-in-the-nation law. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he had signed into law a...
Sunday , October 09, 2011

APNewsBreak: Univ. of Texas Ransom Center acquires Nobel-winning author J.M. Coetzee’s archive
AUSTIN, Texas - The Ransom Center at the University of Texas is acquiring the archive of Nobel-prize winning writer J.M. Coetzee. The South Africa native won the Nobel prize for literature in 2003. He is considered a master storyteller of the South African experience and the private conseque...
Sunday , October 09, 2011

Ousted Afghan lawmaker’s hunger strike extends parliamentary paralysis
KABUL - It was the eighth day of ousted Afghan parliamentarian Simeen Barakzai’s hunger strike. Through chapped lips and in a rough voice, she said Sunday she would not drink or eat anything until President Hamid Karzai opened an investigation into vote fraud by the woman who has taken over ...
Sunday , October 09, 2011

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