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Ukraine says Russian troops back rebel advance

Toronto Sun - ‎13 minutes ago‎
ukraine Public activists and relatives of soldiers who say that the soldiers are surrounded by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, take part in a protest in front of the defence ministry building in Kiev, August 28, 2014.
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Twitter fight between Canadian, Russian NATO delegates goes to Round 2

CTV News - ‎47 minutes ago‎
A day after Canada's NATO delegation mocked Russia by tweeting a map of Ukraine's borders, NATO's Russian mission fired back with a map of their own.
NATO struggles with how to contain Russia
Canada Foreign Minister Warns of Further Repercussions for Russia
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NATO: Russian Soldiers Operating in Ukraine - 42 photos - - Earlier today, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko accused Russian troops of entering Ukraine, and NATO issued a statement saying that they were tracking well over 1,000 Russian combat soldiers operating heavy weaponry within Ukraine's borders. The announcements follow months of fighting between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine—report...
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Documents allege Ford threatened teacher, tried to bribe custodians as football ...

680 News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Allegations of threatening a teacher and trying to bribe the custodians were revealed in new documents detailing Rob Ford's tenure as a volunteer football coach obtained by the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.
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BC teachers' strike: latest from meeting with mediator Vince Ready - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Veteran mediator Vince Ready has agreed to meet with all sides in the B.C. teachers' strike, raising hope he will work another one of his "miracles" to get the school year started on time.
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Joan Rivers, 81, hospitalized; daughter Melissa Rivers en route

Los Angeles Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Joan Rivers talks to Jason Biggs before his segment on "Fashion Police." (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times). See more galleries.
Joan Rivers in hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery
Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, rushed to New York hospital
The Huffington Post UK
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Joan Rivers ‘Rushed To Hospital After She Stops Breathing' In New York By + Rachel McGrath   Joan Rivers has been hospitalised after she stopped breathing during an operation, reports TMZ. The website claims the 81-year-old comedian was rushed to a New York City hospital when she stopped breathing during an operation on her vocal chords, which was taking place in a clinic.
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What's Apple building for its big Sept. 9 iPhone event?

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
CUPERTINO -- For its highly anticipated event this fall, Apple is going back to where it all began. The company sent out a terse invitation Thursday for an event on Sept.
Apples announces September 9 iPhone launch with cryptic message
Apple Bets IPhone Magic Will Spill Over to Wearables
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Apple vs. Samsung Smartwatch Showdown - In classic form Samsungs aggressively trying to steal some Apple glory, announcing its new 3G Gear S smartwatch just hours after Re/Code revealed Apples plans to announce its own iWatch on September 9, with iPhone 6. Fast follower Re/Code revealed Apples plans yesterday morning. Samsungs announcement followed fast. The fast follower clearly hopes Apples device will be nothing more ...
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Islamic State jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

The Australian - ‎19 minutes ago‎
THE Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside.
Obama: 'We don't have a strategy yet' for IS in Syria
Obama says does not yet have broad strategy for Islamic State
Chicago Tribune
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Obama: Considering a 'range of options' on Islamic State President Obama hosted a press conference Wednesday ahead of a meeting with his national security council. The President answered questions on numerous international conflicts that have come to a boil this summer including the Islamic State in Syria and Russia's continued involvement in eastern Ukraine.
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Abbas seeks immediate int'l recognition of Palestinian state

Xinhua - ‎38 minutes ago‎
RAMALLAH, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday urged the international community to immediately recognize an independent Palestinian state on 1967 borders.
Poll: Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim
Resistance weapons sacred: Hamas
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Netanyahu: Gaza op will continue until we complete our mission. Prime Minister warns Gazans to evacuate locales where Hamas operates after Israeli jets level 14-story apartment building housing Hamas operations center in Gaza • "We have proven that no one who fires at Israel's citizens is immune," Netanyahu says.
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UN: Armed Group Detains 43 Peacekeepers in Syria

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said.
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Premiers want more funds for health, infrastructure from Ottawa - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Canada's provincial and territorial premiers say there is a fiscal imbalance between Ottawa and the provinces, despite assertions to the contrary by the federal government, and it's time the prime minister re-examined the country's fiscal arrangements.
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Project Yellowbird sees police recover 23 high-end vehicles - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Eight people have been arrested and a ninth is being sought in connection with an alleged auto-theft ring that sought out high-end vehicles in Toronto so they could be exported for sale outside of the country.
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Ashley Madison suing South Korea for blocking its site

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
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Why are Canada's big banks getting booed, even after beating expectations?

Financial Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Canadian bank investors are proving awfully tough to impress these days. Even earnings results that thoroughly trounce expectations are being shrugged off, and even jeered by markets.
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Ottawa urges telecom companies to axe paper-bill charge

The Globe and Mail - ‎18 minutes ago‎
With household telecom bills regularly surpassing $100 a month, it might be easy to gloss over a $2 fee, but Ottawa wants communications companies to change the practice of charging for the privilege of reviewing a paper bill.
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Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

SFGate - ‎6 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.
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Child Labor Accusations For Supplier In China

New York Times - ‎11 minutes ago‎
China Labor Watch said it had found more than 10 children working at the factory of a China-based supplier for the technology giants Samsung Electronics and the Lenovo Group in an investigation in July and August.
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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie get hitched: the Brangelina wedding roundup

Los Angeles Times - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in France, reports say. The couple, seen here at the premiere of "The Tree Of Life" at the Cannes Film Festival in May, had been engaged since 2012.
Jon Voight 'happy' for daughter Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress—All the Details!
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie secretly marry in France The couple got secretly married this weekend in France. Congrats! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple. Jolie and Pitt wed Saturday in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie also obtained a marriage license from a local...
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Telluride and Toronto Look for Exclusivity

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Michael Keaton and Edward Norton in "Birdman," from Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The film will have its North American debut at the Telluride Film Festival.
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Pascal twitter campaign overshawdows Beterbiev-Cloud light heavywight bout

Montreal Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎
MONTREAL - A Twitter spat involving local boxing stars Jean Pascal and Adonis Stevenson hogged the attention Thursday even as promoters announced a bout between Montreal-based Russian Artur Beterbiev and American veteran Tavoris Cloud.
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Glenn Healy, Kelly Hrudey among many additions from CBC as Rogers ...

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
TORONTO - Rogers has announced its 45-person team for Sportsnet's NHL coverage in the network's first season with exclusive Canadian national television rights.
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Centenarian javelin thrower inspiring others in Canada 55+ Games

CTV News - ‎55 minutes ago‎
The oldest participant in a nation-wide competition for Canadians 55-years-old and older is inspiring others, and proves it is really never too late to try something new.
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Dressler another hurdle Bombers must overcome

Hamilton Spectator - ‎2 hours ago‎
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers haven't managed to beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders on the Labour Day weekend in nine years, and the return of receiver Weston Dressler to the Saskatchewan lineup certainly isn't improving their chances this ...
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Canadians' science literacy ranks 1st among 35 countries - ‎2 hours ago‎
Canadians are among the most scientifically literate people in the world, a new report reveals. But don't get too smug yet - in spite of that, fewer than half of us would be able to read and understand a newspaper article about a new scientific discovery.
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Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano with some 500 since midnight - ‎3 hours ago‎
In an in an image from an Aug. 19, 2014 video, a sign is posted on the road next to Bardarbunga, a subglacial stratovolcano located under Iceland's largest glacier.
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Mice made to only think nice

Times LIVE - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The mice had been engineered so specific brain neurons could be activated with light, a technique called optogenetics. File photo.
Scientists Experiment With Reworking Memory in Mice
Painful memories rewired in mice, sparking hope for PTSD treatment
Cell Sciences Inc.
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Bad Memories Turned to Happy Ones in Brains of Mice By manipulating certain neurons, neuroscientists can change the emotional association of a specific memory from bad to good and vice versa according to a study published in Nature .   Read more here:
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Ebola cases in West Africa may be vastly underreported, WHO says

Los Angeles Times - ‎20 minutes ago‎
A United Nations soldier from China prepares a truckload of Ebola aid in Harbel, Liberia, on Aug. 23. A United Nations soldier from China prepares a truckload of Ebola aid in Harbel, Liberia, on Aug. 23.
Ebola outbreak: West Africa travel bans to be lifted
Ebola-ready ward at Toronto Western draws on SARS experience
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IMF says Ebola economic impact severe in West Africa - Washington AFP - The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it was studying additional financial support for three West African countries hit by Ebola, saying the economic impact of the epidemic is severe.The three countries where the deadly disease first erupted, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, were all already under IMF programs aimed at helping them escape deep poverty.But the Eb ... ...
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Scientists tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
CHICAGO -- Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults.
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