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A 19-year-old was fatally stabbed amid Nuit Blanche festivities.

LOCAL

A stabbing amid Nuit Blanche festivities has claimed the life of a 19-year-old man. The incident took place around 2 a.m. Sunday on Richmond near York Street. [CBC]

Police are canvassing a neighbourhood just northeast of Toronto to get some leads on the discovery of some severed cat heads. Police don’t know why the felines were dismembered, but believe someone is acting intentionally, and urge residents in Whitchurch-Stouffville to come forward if they have seen anything suspicious. [CBC]

Leafs GM Dave Nonis was released from hospital Sunday. He went to the hospital as a precaution after he said he felt “unwell” during the Leafs’ heroic comeback victory over the Ottawa Senators. [CBC]

 

NATIONAL

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair refuses to raise taxes on the wealthy, even though a star candidate in Toronto, Linda McQuaig, supports such a hike. “No increases in personal taxes will be in any way shape or form part of our political offer in 2015.” [National Post]

A United Nations fact-finder is set to take stock of the plight of Aboriginal people in Canada. James Anaya will speak to as many First Nations representatives and government officials as he drafts a report for the world body. [Globe and Mail]

Two Canadians who were detained in an Egyptian jail for nearly two months will soon be returning home. Filmmaker John Greyson and Dr. Tarek Loubani are currently in a Cairo hotel, and could return home as early as this week. [Globe and Mail]

 

INTERNATIONAL

Eight people, including four children, were killed and 79 injured when a monster truck careened into a crowd at a show in Northern Mexico. The driver said he hit his head on something inside the car and lost consciousness. [Reuters]

The US moved closer towards the first-ever default of the government’s debt after Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a house vote on a routine bill to boost the borrowing authority.  Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned that Congress is “playing with fire.” [CBC]

At least 44 protesters were killed during protests across Egypt Sunday. Sunday is the anniversary of a 1973 attack on Israeli forces, and Egyptian authorities said anyone who protests this will be regarded as agents of foreign powers. [CBC]

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