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15 dead after Israeli tank shells slam into UN shelter for Gaza refugees

Toronto Star - ‎47 minutes ago‎
GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES -- Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two classroom walls, a health official and a spokesman for ...
Gaza conflict: Strikes on UN school, shopping area kill at least 30
Hamas rockets, Israeli airstrikes slice through 'humanitarian window'
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Just imagine what Hamas could have done for the residents of Gaza if it used the resources for development instead of terror. Hamas exploits the residents of Gaza by investing supplies in its underground terror network, which it created to attack Israel. #humanshields #hamasterrorists #israelunderfire
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Ukraine Welcomes Sanctions, While Russia Belittles Them

New York Times - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Pro-Russian separatists blocked observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from reaching the crash site on Wednesday.
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Canada 'taking steps' to guard against spread of Ebola - ‎22 minutes ago‎
The Public Health Agency of Canada says that despite the Ebola crisis in Africa, the risk to Canadians remains very low. There has never been a case of Ebola in Canada.
Ebola virus: 'We should be more worried about viruses in the UK' says infectious ... - by Danny Walker
Ebola: 'The first thing is public awareness'
BBC Africa
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The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a "threat" to the UK, the country's foreign secretary - Philip Hammond - has told the BBC. Mr Hammond said no Britons had been affected so far and there were no cases in the UK, but the government was viewing the outbreak very seriously. Public Health England has issued a national alert to UK doctors amid fears the virus could spread. 
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Microsoft's voice-recognizing Cortana coming to Canada, kind of

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.. The company's corporate vice-president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows ...
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US Second-Quarter GDP Expands at 4.0% Rate

Wall Street Journal
34 minutes ago
Written by
Nick Timiraos
WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy surged in the second quarter, more than offsetting a first-quarter contraction and putting growth back on an upward trajectory in 2014.
US economy surprises with 4% surge in second quarter - by Kevin Carmichael
US GDP Growth—Maybe, Possibly, Ask Again Later—Hits 4 Percent
Pradheep Shanker
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The economy grew 0.9 percent in the first half of this year and growth for 2014 as a whole could average above 2 percent. The first quarter contraction, which was mostly weather-related, was the largest in five years. The 4% is a nice rebound.  But we are still stagnating. 
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Turkish women share smiling selfies after politician tells them not to laugh out loud

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
There's a serious reason these Turkish women are laughing. After Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister told women they shouldn't laugh in public, laughter lovers are protesting the giggle ban by posting smiling selfies online.
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Temporary ceasefire at Tripoli airport as 75 bodies found in Benghazi

The Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket.
Temporary ceasefire near Tripoli blaze, more diplomats flee Libya chaos
Rival Libyan fighters agree to ceasefire
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Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base - Tripoli AFP - Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the armys special forces in Libyas second city Benghazi after days of fighting, plunging the country further into lawlessness and uncertainty.An Islamist and jihadist alliance announced the capture of the main military base in the eastern city in a statement early Wednesday, which was confirmed by an army official.Ansar al-Sharia ...
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Uighur scholar charged with separatism amid new violence in western China

Washington Post
1 hour ago
Written by
William Wan
BEIJING - A prominent Uighur scholar was formally charged with separatism Wednesday and will face trial in Xinjiang, even as conflicting accounts of violence in the restive Chinese region have emerged from Uighurs and the government.
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17 dead, over 160 trapped in Pune landslide

The Hindu - ‎46 minutes ago‎
At least 17 people were crushed to death and around 167 others trapped under debris after a landslide triggered by the relentless rain virtually buried the Malin village in Pune's Ambegaon Taluka early on Wednesday morning.
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Police seek new clues in 1985 disappearance of Nicole Morin abduction

CTV News - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Nearly 30 years after an 8-year-old girl disappeared without a trace, police released a re-enactment video to keep her cold case alive.
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Manitoba to name August long weekend as Terry Fox Day - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger wants to change the name of the August long weekend to Terry Fox Day. "We'd certainly be the first, we hope we're not going to be the last because his impact was all across the country,” said Selinger.
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Mistake forces $1M refund in Winnipeg photo radar tickets - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Call it a million-dollar mistake. Winnipeg police are refunding more than 2,500 photo radar tickets issued between June 27 and July 1 because of an error on the tickets.
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At midday: TSX higher amid solid earnings

The Globe and Mail - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 48.85 points to 15,495.4, as traders also balanced data showing a strong economic rebound in the U.S.
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Hot housing market expected to cool slightly in second half of 2014

Calgary Herald - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Grace Yan, a realtor with Sotheby's International Realty Canada, says there is still a low supply of listings in Calgary and a high demand for property.
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Private firm buys frozen food retailer M&M Meat Shops

Hamilton Spectator - ‎2 hours ago‎
TORONTO Searchlight Capital Partners said Wednesday that together with its partners it has bought frozen food retailer M&M Meat Shops Ltd.

Canadian factory prices continue to fall in June, hit by strong dollar

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Industrial product prices in Canada slipped by 0.1 per cent in June from May as the strong Canadian dollar cut the prices for motorized and recreational vehicles, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.
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Russia wants Apple and SAP's source code over spying concerns

The Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Russia has proposed that Apple Inc. and SAP AG hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions.
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Xbox One to launch in China on September 23 for $600

43 minutes ago
Written by
Lance Whitney
The console will bring with it more than 70 games, including exclusive content, free-to-play games, and "blockbuster" titles, says Microsoft.
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Google Glass used by Teatro Lirico di Cagliari to stream opera - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ever wonder what an opera looks and sounds like from the stage? You can find out this afternoon, when an Italian opera company shares a new perspective of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot through a special pair of opera glasses - Google Glass.
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Orlando Bloom fights Justin Bieber in Ibiza club

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
Related Stories. Bieber guard in airport fight · Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr announce split · Miranda Kerr holds out hope for Orlando Bloom marriage · Bieber in hot water after Nerf gun fight · Justin Bieber threatens to 'beat the f**k' out of photographer.
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David Tremblay wins Canada's third wrestling gold at Commonwealth Games - ‎53 minutes ago‎
GLASGOW - David Tremblay has won Canada's third wrestling gold at the Commonwealth Games, claiming the men's 61-kilogram title.
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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Rogers Cup with wrist injury

The Globe and Mail - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Defending champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Rogers Cup in Toronto because of injury. Nadal he'll be unable to defend the title he won last year in Montreal because of a right wrist injury.
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Glasgow 2014: England divers Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch claim silver in ... - ‎1 hour ago‎
England's Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch were satisfied with Commonwealth Games silver despite having led the women's synchronised 10-metre platform heading into the last round.
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Peter Marler : Prominent Animal Behaviorist Dies

Canada News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Dr. Peter Marler, a distinguished UC Davis animal behaviorist whose pioneering research into the trills and whistles of birds influenced modern scientific understanding of learning and communication skills in animals, has died at 86.
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Vancouver Aquarium's whale program provokes more debate - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dozens of speakers voiced their thoughts on the Vancouver Aquarium's controversial captive whales and dolphins program Monday evening, at what was the second special meeting convened by the Vancouver Park Board.
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Free HIV testing at 2 Vancouver pharmacies as part of pilot project

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER -- Two Vancouver pharmacies will soon offer customers free HIV tests that will provide results on the spot in less than five minutes.
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Calgary Fertility Clinic Reverses No 'Rainbow Families' Policy

Huffington Post Canada - ‎28 minutes ago‎
A private fertility clinic in Calgary has backpedaled on its reported no "rainbow families" policy, and stance against using donors that do not match a client's ethnic background.
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