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In Pictures: Mother Nature stuns with spectacular sunset

A perfect timing of sunset and the back edge of cloud associated with a stalled weather front near the Atlantic coastline of Nova Scotia came together Wednesday evening. The result was a spectacular sunset in parts of the region, complete with the clouds illuminated and aglow as the sun went down.

Courtesy: Kaley Ash/ Boisdale, N.S.

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Freeland peppered with affordability questions, as MPs set to swiftly pass GST boost

Appearing before the House of Commons Finance Committee on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland defended the government's response to Canadians' affordability concerns as 'focused' and fiscally responsible. With the passage of the GST rebate-boosting bill through the House all but a foregone conclusion, Freeland was peppered with questions from opposition MPs on a range of topics, including inflation.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile over Japan, its neighbours said, escalating tests of weapons designed to strike key targets in regional U.S. allies amid stalled nuclear diplomacy.