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Hitchhiking robot completes its journey across Canada

A small robot made of a beer cooler and pool toys has completed its mammoth hitchhiking journey across Canada.

On Saturday "hitchBOT" a "trivia-loving, wellington-wearing, tweeting robot" tweeted a picture of itself making its way to Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada's most westerly point.

The robot began its epic journey over 3,700 miles away in Nova Scotia. An artists center in Victoria will become its permanent home after a short jaunt to Seattle and a visit to the First Nations community.

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This week I'll be meeting BC First Nations, taking a quick jaunt to Seattle, then arriving at my final destination, Open Space, on Thurs, 21

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'Batman' iceberg spotted in Canadian waters

An iceberg that resembles the face of the superhero Batman has been spotted in Canadian waters.

The iceberg appears to mirror the masked hero's trademark pointy nose, ears and strong jawline.

The 'Bat-berg' was supposedly seen off Little Bay Islands and resembles the face of Batman who was played by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight film.
The 'Bat-berg' was supposedly seen off Little Bay Islands and resembles the face of Batman who was played by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight film (right). Credit: MikeParsonsFacebook/PA

Mike Parsons, from Round Lake, Ontario, posted the photo on a Facebook page called 'Growing up in Newfoundlands', where he regularly shares pictures of scenery in the area.

Mike Parsons later posted another photo of the iceberg with the caption: "Another view of the "Batman" Iceberg, Little Bay Islands,NL".
Mike Parsons later posted another photo of the iceberg with the caption: "Another view of the "Batman" Iceberg, Little Bay Islands,NL". Credit: MikeParsons/Facebook

Canada shooting: Suspect 'in police custody'

The man wanted by police in New Brunswick, Canada, for killing three officers and wounded two more, has been arrested, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has said.

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Justin Bourque arrested by RCMP at 12:10 in Moncton. He is in police custody. Residents of north Moncton can now leave their homes.

More: Mounties exchange gunfire with shooter

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Mounties continue search for police killer

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer carrying a shotgun guards an exit ramp. Credit: Reuters

Royal Canadian Mounted Police are combing the streets and woods of a normally tranquil city hunting for the man suspected of killing three officers in the deadliest attack on their ranks in nearly a decade.

Suspect Justin Bourque, 24, armed with high-powered long firearms, was spotted three times while eluding the massive manhunt that emptied roads and kept families trapped in their homes in Moncton, an east coast city in New Brunswick, where gun violence is rare.

More: Canada police's gunfire exchange with shooter

Armed police at scene of fatal Canada shooting

Armed officers were pictured at the scene of a shooting in New Brunswick, Canada, hwere three officer from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were shot dead and two others were injured.

Armed police take cover in the door of a vehicle in the New Brunswick city of Moncton. Credit: Reuters

The force tweeted: "If you live in the marked area stay inside/lock doors. Roads blocked. Traffic disrupted. Avoid area."

A police car window with a shot-out window at the scene of the shootings in Moncton, Canada.
A police car window with a shot-out window at the scene of the shootings in Moncton, Canada. Credit: Reuters

Police are hunting 24-year-old Justin Baroque and say that the gunman is believed to be at large in the Pinehurst area of the city.

Armed officers surround the scene of multiple shootings in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Armed officers surround the scene of multiple shootings in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Credit: Reuters
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