Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

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Cathy Murphy with Kevin Graham and Michéal O’Rourke at the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre in Toronto. Photograph: Matthew Manna

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There are thousands of mental health apps on your electronic device but we’ve narrowed down the list  to just half a dozen

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Map shows the location of a magnitude 8.2 earthquake that occurred at a depth of 10 km off Alaska on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

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Gillian Ackland enjoying the snow in Calgary

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The scene after an Amtrak high-speed train derailled from an overpass near the city of Tacoma, Washington state. Photograph: Getty Images

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British Colombia’s New Democratic Party government is ending the province’s controversial grizzly bear “trophy hunt” on November 30th. Photograph:  MyLoupe/UIG Via Getty Images

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Karen Weeks taking in the sights at Lake Victoria on her solo cycling trip across Canada.

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