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High court rejects appeal

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from an Alberta man who was convicted of sexual assault after police ordered him to swab his own genitals for evidence of the victim’s DNA.

Ali Hassan Saeed was arrested and charged in 2011 after a complaint from a 15-year-old.

While he was in custody, police had him swab his penis for DNA and matched it to the victim.

Deal to revamp CPP reached

VANCOUVER—Most of Canada’s finance ministers reached an agreement-in-principle yesterday to revamp the Canada Pension Plan, although Quebec and Manitoba have not signed on to the deal.

Under the agreement, which would go into effect in 2019, an average Canadian worker earning about $55,000 will pay an additional $7 a month in 2019.

That would increase to $34 a month by 2023.

Hungry bear tears apart car

VANCOUVER—Police in West Vancouver have released photos of a car they believe was torn apart by a black bear over the weekend.

The photos show the rear passenger door of the car ripped back, its frame bent, side airbags trashed, and seats shredded.

The attack was reported yesterday at a home in the upscale British Properties, and officers estimate damage at about $10,000.