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Taliban appears to release video of captive Canadian-American couple in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Captives

The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners.

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Posted: August 31, 2016, 3:09 am

Ebola virus lasts in semen for up to 565 days: study

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Ebola virus particles found present in semen as long as 565 days after recovery from an infection.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 11:53 pm

Iceland workers appease elves

ROAD construction workers in Iceland have been forced to unearth a magical rock to appease “angry elves” blamed for a series of mishaps.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 10:12 pm

Apparently tourism is booming in Syria

TOURISM bosses in war-ravaged Syria have released a bizarre new promo video which brags the country is as beautiful as ever for holiday makers.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 9:47 pm

Apple hit with 13bn-euro tax slap

A TAX deal between Apple and Ireland has been ruled illegal by European Union antitrust regulators. Now the international tech giant must cough-up 13-billion euros ($A19 billion).
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 9:24 pm

ISIS says group's spokesman and chief strategist killed in Syria

Mideast Islamic State

ISIS spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group says.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 9:22 pm

‘China’s rise no longer peaceful’

CONCERNED about China’s rise to power? According to this key figure, the superpower’s demand for dominance is anything but friendly.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 8:36 pm

Dark threat brewing on island paradise

IT’S painted as a picture-perfect haven for tourists. But in an increasingly dangerous world, the Maldives’ credibility is being brutally shredded.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 8:23 pm

Boy tossed off bridge as his mum cheers

ONLOOKERS were horrified when they witnessed a mother cheering as her four-year-old son was hurled into a river from a bridge in the United States.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 7:55 pm

Marco Rubio, John McCain win Florida, Arizona Senate primaries

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U.S. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that's guaranteed to be nasty as each party grapples for a majority in the chamber.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 7:46 pm

Kim ‘executes official for sleeping’

TYRANT Kim Jong-un has reportedly blown to bits one of North Korea’s top officials with an anti-aircraft gun after he dozed off in a meeting.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 7:40 pm

Family cremates wrong person

A GRANDFATHER was cremated after Mexican cops said they found his decomposed body. But two months later, he turned up alive — and drunk.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 7:38 pm

Thousands buried in IS mass graves

ISLAMIC State has buried thousands of is victims in at least 72 mass graves in Iraq and Syria, as the terrorist network’s senior commander died in battle.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 7:35 pm

Donor whose sperm was used by Canadian families admits lying about intelligence, police say

Sperm Bank Lawsuit

An American who fathered more than 30 children through sperm donations, including at least seven in Canada, has admitted he lied to a sperm bank about his background, police said.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 6:06 pm

‘Cremated’ grandfather found alive

BREKKIE WRAP: A family believed they’d cremated their grandpa, whose body was found months after he vanished in Mexico. Then he came home.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 5:39 pm

Historic Myanmar peace conference aims to end decades of violence

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Myanmar begins a historic peace conference on Wednesday, with the aim of ending decades of violence between the Myanmar Army and ethnic armed groups that has claimed thousands of lives.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 5:00 pm

4 reasons you should care about canola's role in Canada-China relations

Canola Fuel

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first official visit to China coincides with a Sept. 1 deadline that the Asian economic giant has set for Canadian producers to tighten their screening of our exports of canola to the country.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 5:00 pm

State funeral in Italy honours quake victims

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Construction crews work through the rain in Italy's earthquake zone to build a tent complex to host a state funeral, as prosecutors took preliminary measures to sequester buildings that crumbled despite being renovated with public anti-seismic funds.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 4:21 pm

Justin Trudeau suggests China improve its image by tightening ties with Canada

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Justin Trudeau delivered a message to powerful business leaders in Beijing on Tuesday, shortly after his plane touched down: China needs a little more Canada.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 2:43 pm

Suicide bomber hits near presidential palace in Somalia

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A suicide bomber detonates an explosives-laden truck near the gate of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital, killing at least five people, police say.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 1:21 pm

Niagara house fire that drew U.S. response was case of arson: police

Niagara border patrol fire

Niagara regional police say a house fire that was spotted by a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat last week is a case of arson.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 11:25 am

EU rules Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

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The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits worth up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion US) to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back taxes from the U.S. technology company, plus interest.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 10:04 am

'I have no alternative': Palestinian teen sneaks into Israel to join 25,000 illegal workers

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Israeli authorities say they plan to clamp down on some 25,000 Palestinians working inside Israel illegally. But the illegal workers continue to make their way in. See how two young Palestinian make the dangerous journey.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 9:00 am

Chinese embassy blast: Car bomb attack in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A car driven by a suicide bomber explodes after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, officials say.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 6:28 am

Apple facing record bill for Irish tax

Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland under a European Union ruling expected on Tuesday.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 6:12 am

Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

About 6,500 migrants are rescued in a series of 40 co-ordinated operations off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard says.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 6:11 am

'I didn't know drinking would harm my child'

South Africa has the highest reported rate of babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome - Nomsa Maseko reports from the Western Cape.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 5:19 am

India tourist advice: Don't wear skirts

India's tourism minister is furiously backpedaling after suggesting that women who visit India shouldn't wear skirts for their own safety.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 4:02 am

Kim Dotcom wins right to livestream extradition appeal

A New Zealand judge allows internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to livestream his appeal against extradition to the US on YouTube.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 3:38 am

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff defends her record at her Senate impeachment trial and says accusations are "pretexts" for a "coup".
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 2:59 am

Aboriginal mum posts daughter's 'whiteface' photos

An Aboriginal mother has posted photos of her daughter dressed in 'whiteface' to highlight the "double standards" inflaming racial debates in Australia.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 2:21 am

Libyan forces corner IS fighters in Sirte - Yahoo News UK


Yahoo News UK

Libyan forces corner IS fighters in Sirte
Yahoo News UK
Libya's pro-government forces on Monday cornered Islamic State group jihadists in their last holdouts in the city of Sirte, after heavy fighting that left dozens dead and wounded. The battle for IS's North African stronghold was launched more than ...
Libyan forces tighten noose on IS in SirteDaily Mail
Libyan forces say Islamic State beaten back in SirteReuters
Libyans take heavy casualties in final push on IS bastionMetroNews Canada
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 1:56 am

Chinese TV star accuses Canada's tourism agency of censoring him

Gao Xiaosong, Chinese TV host, accuses Canadian agency of censoring his show

A Chinese television star is accusing the Crown corporation that promotes Canadian tourism abroad of censorship for its opposition to an episode of his program that puts a spotlight on the rights of Canada's Aboriginal people.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 1:34 am

Yemen hit by suicide bombing 'carnage' in Aden

At least 60 people are now known to have been killed in Yemen by a suicide bomber, who drove a car into a military building in the city of Aden.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 1:23 am

Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83, his family confirms.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 1:21 am

Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Hillary Clinton - The Globe and Mail


The Globe and Mail

Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Hillary Clinton
The Globe and Mail
Often called Hillary Clinton's second daughter, Huma Abedin is a deeply trusted aide who is rarely far apart from the Democratic presidential nominee. She's also a confidante subjected to a similar level of attention and scrutiny as her longtime boss ...
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin to Separate After His Latest Sexting ScandalNew York Times
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Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton's closest aide, and now she might be a liabilityLos Angeles Times
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 12:45 am

Chinese Jack the Ripper's bizarre fetish - NEWS.com.au


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Chinese Jack the Ripper's bizarre fetish
NEWS.com.au
THE Ganzu 'Ripper' invaded the nightmares of young Chinese women for decades. Many were too scared to leave their homes, terrified they could be the next victim of a serial killer described by authorities as “reclusive”, “patient” and with a deep ...
China's 'Jack the Ripper' has been arrestedGlobalnews.ca
China's 'Jack the Ripper' targeted women who wore redToronto Sun
Chinese 'Jack the Ripper' serial killer caughtBBC News
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 12:26 am

Mexico federal police chief Galindo fired over Michoacan ranch killings

Mexico's federal police chief, Enrique Galindo, has been sacked following allegations police killed at least 22 suspected members of a drugs cartel.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 12:13 am

Official: Mafia a risk after earthquake

Italy's anti-mafia chief is adamant that the country's notorious crime syndicate must be kept from infiltrating reconstruction efforts, as an investigation opened into why so many buildings collapsed in a devastating earthquake last week.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 10:53 pm

Massive mission to rescue migrants near Libya

About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya in 40 co-ordinated missions, the Italian coastguard has said.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 10:49 pm

45 dead in attack claimed by ISIS

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing Monday that killed dozens of recruits at a military training camp in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, according to the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 10:47 pm

IS Gaining Foothold in Yemen - Voice of America


Voice of America

IS Gaining Foothold in Yemen
Voice of America
Fighters loyal to the government gather at the site of a suicide car bombing in Yemen's southern city of Aden, Yemen, Aug. 29, 2016. The bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Aden has killed over 50 pro-government troops. Share. Share on ...
IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 54 government fightersToronto Star
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 9:30 pm

A look back at actor Gene Wilder's life

The BBC's Nick Higham looks back at the career of actor Gene Wilder, who has died at the age of 83.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 9:16 pm

Banning Religious Attire Will Only Create More Division In Society - Huffington Post Canada


Huffington Post Canada

Banning Religious Attire Will Only Create More Division In Society
Huffington Post Canada
If you're a non-Muslim woman going scuba diving you're best to avoid the beaches of France where you may be fined or arrested for wearing a full body swimsuit. You may be identified as a Muslim women sporting a burkini in which case you risk being ...
Here's why the 'burkini ban' is important, even though French secularists are bungling it so badlyLifesite
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 8:40 pm

US rapper Rhymefest invites Donald Trump to Chicago

US rapper and activist Che "Rhymefest" Smith invites Donald Trump to Chicago to counter the Republican presidential nominee's bleak picture of the city.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 8:32 pm

Juan Gabriel: 5 things to know

The death of Latin American music legend Juan Gabriel is heartbreaking news for throngs of fans who've followed his music career for decades.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 7:56 pm

Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 7:35 pm

2 arrested in Italy for looting quake-hit homes - CTV News


CTV News

2 arrested in Italy for looting quake-hit homes
CTV News
Italian police have arrested two people for allegedly looting quake-damaged homes. Police say officers riding motorcycles Monday to navigate rubble-strewn streets arrested a Romanian man and woman. The suspects were driving a car with German plates ...
Quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan; govt relentsMontreal Gazette
The Latest: Romania to repatriate 7 bodies of quake victimsBusiness Insider
Homes rocked by Italy earthquake 'impossible' to return toCBC.ca
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 6:21 pm

China's 'Jack the Ripper' caught

Police in China say they have captured a man that raped and killed 11 women since the late 1980's.
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 6:17 pm

Kelowna Italian club plans fundraiser for Italy earthquake victims - Globalnews.ca


Globalnews.ca

Kelowna Italian club plans fundraiser for Italy earthquake victims
Globalnews.ca
Firefighters search through debris in Arquata, central Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three ...
Marconi Club Aims To Raise $50000 For Italy Earthquake Relief640 Toronto News
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Posted: August 29, 2016, 6:05 pm

Read Judge William Horkins full decision – Jian Ghomeshi trial

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Read Judge William Horkins full decision – Jian Ghomeshi trial

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