Madely's Top 5
5. Rangers put Habs on the ropes
The Montreal Canadians fell to the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime. Game 5 is tomorrow night at 8 in Montreal with the Rangers ahead 3-1. Tonight it's Game 4 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings. L.A. leads the series 2-1. In the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs and now trail the series 2-1. Game 4 is tomorrow night at 9. Tonight it's Game 4 between Miami and Indiana, with the Heat leading series 2-1. The Jays beat Oakland 3-1.
4. Pope Supports 'State of Palestine'
Pope Francis, now on the second day of his holy land pilgrimage, is using his immense popular appeal as a moral force for peace. He repeatedly backed Palestinian statehood aspirations, pointedly calling president Mahmoud Abbas a man of peace. After calling the situation between Israel and the Palestinians "increasingly unacceptable", the Pope made an unscheduled stop at Israel's contentious concrete barrier separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem, where he prayed and touched his head against the wall and said, "There is a need to intensify efforts and initiatives aimed at creating the conditions for a stable piece based on justice, on the recognition of rights for every individual, and on mutual security. Peace must be resolutely pursued, even the feet side has to make certain sacrifices."
3. Ukraine's new president
Billionaire businessman Petrol Poroshenko has won election as the next president of Ukraine in a landslide. Now he must tackle pro-Russian separatism and Ukraine's broken economy. Rebels closed polling stations in eastern Ukraine insisting that Donetsk and Luhansk regions are no longer part of the country, but in the rest of the country he took 55% of the national vote.
2. Stabbing in Barrhaven
A 19-year-old man is in hospital in serious condition with stab wounds after what police call a personal robbery at the McDonald's restaurant on Fallowfield Road in Barrhaven last night. The man has a 3-inch stab wound and the injuries are not life-threatening. Police are looking for two male suspects, one white and one black, driving a maroon four-door vehicle.
1. Campaign trail
In a bid to win northern Ontario votes, Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne promised to spend $1 billion over the next decade to build a transportation route to the mineral rich Ring of Fire. Wynne attacked Prime Minister Harper, charging that he has shown no interest in helping the province develop the massive chromite deposit. P.C. leader Tim Hudak issued a promise to cut personal income taxes by 10% if elected June 12th. The NDP is demanding the premier give up the names of any Liberal cabinet ministers mentioned during a police investigation of a cleaning company kickback scheme.
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