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Justin Bourque gets 5 life sentences, no chance of parole for 75 years - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Justin Bourque has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 75 years for killing three RCMP officers and wounding two others, a New Brunswick judge has ruled.
Moncton Shooter Gets Harshest Sentence Since Last Canadian Execution
Justin Bourque's lawyer criticizes sentencing law
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes after 'anomaly' during test, killing one

Washington Post - ‎18 minutes ago‎
A Virgin Galactic spacecraft intended to carry tourists crashed in the Mojave desert due to an “in-flight anomaly” during a test flight Friday, killing one person, the company said.
Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes during California test flight
Universe Today
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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Suffers ‘In-flight Anomaly,’ Crashes in Flight Test According to reports on Twitter, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo exploded in midflight, and debris was seen scattered on ground in the Mohave Desert is California. Virgin tweeted that the rocket plane suffered an “in-flight anomaly” during a powered test flight on Friday. Other witnesses said involved a fatal explosion and crashed.
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'Graphic evidence' led to Jian Ghomeshi's firing

CTV News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The CBC fired Jian Ghomeshi after seeing “graphic evidence” that the radio host had allegedly harmed a woman, the public broadcaster said Friday in a statement.
'Graphic evidence' prompted Ghomeshi firing
CBC memo: Evidence of 'physical injury to a woman' spurred Ghomeshi firing
The Globe and Mail
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CBC: Evidence of 'physical injury to a woman' spurred Ghomeshi firing: In a memo sent to staff, Heather Conway, the executive vice president of English services, says the CBC had never before been aware “that Jian had engaged in any activities which resulted in the physical injury of another person
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Magnotta's father testifies in his son's defence

Montreal Gazette - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Luka Magnotta grew up with an over-spending mother obsessed with fighting germs with Lysol and a father who drowned out the incessant voices in his head with alcohol.
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Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

Reuters - ‎43 minutes ago‎
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for ...
General in power after Burkina Faso's president gives in, steps down
Blaise Compaoré resigns as president of Burkina Faso amid violent protests
Welcoming President Compaore's Commitment to a Democratic Transition
Security Expert on ongoing political turmoil in Burkina Faso
Blaise Compaoré
CCTV Africa
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Burkina Faso's President, Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation. General Honore Traore, the armed forces chief in Burkina Faso is taking charge following the resignation of Blaise Compaore.
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A roundup of news from across the nation

Washington Post - ‎39 minutes ago‎
A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and detained with the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail Friday after facing murder charges in court.
US Marshal describes moment Eric Frein was captured
Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush denied bail
The Christian Science Monitor
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After a fretful 48-day manhunt in northeast Pennsylvania, police late Thursday nabbed 31-year-old Eric Frein, suspected of killing a state trooper and injuring another in a brazen sniper ambush attack on Sept. 12. He was found at an abandoned Poconos airplane hangar, where he had apparently holed up. Mr. Frein, who had eluded capture in the thick, cave-strewn Pocono Mountain woods while communities closed schools and even canceled Halloween tric...
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Washington Says Russian Military Flights Over Europe Raise Tensions

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎2 hours ago‎
A U.S. military spokesman says Russian military flights over European airspace are raising tensions and pose a potential danger to security and to civilian aircraft.
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Globe in Ukraine: A slow return to normal life on the front lines

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
On a lonely highway that cuts through the endless wheat fields of eastern Ukraine, a wall of sandbags - topped by a lonely blue-and-yellow flag - marks the end of the state's control, and a new de facto border.
EU-Ukraine agreement takes effect
Russian Actor Fires at Ukrainian Forces, Wearing Press Helmet
Tourej Ansari
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Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel and Putin held a joint telephone conversation with French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Por...
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Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan For Now

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
Hungary's leader on Friday temporarily dropped a controversial plan to tax Internet traffic, a rare decision to retreat that came after pressure from mass protests and corporate opposition.
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Mourners gather to say goodbye to fallen soldier Patrice Vincent

Toronto Sun - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Related Stories. Remember Nathan Cirillo and Patrice Vincent · Vigils held across Canada to pay respects to Cirillo, Vincent · Family of Quebec soldier killed by Islamist extremist reaches out to killer's kin · Share your condolences: Cpl.
Visitation held for slain soldier Patrice Vincent
Slain soldier Patrice Vincent remembered as smiling, happy man
CBC News
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Members of the public will pay their respects on Friday afternoon to Patrice Vincent, the warrant officer killed in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu by a “radicalized” man in Longueuil, Que.​ Vincent's military career spanned 28 years and nine bases across Canada.​
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MP Dean Del Mastro found guilty

Toronto Sun - ‎35 minutes ago‎
MP Dean Del Mastro and wife Kelly Del Mastro MP Dean Del Mastro arrives at Lindsay Courthouse with his wife Kelly for the verdict in election spending trial on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 stemming from the 2008 election.
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TSX climbs on BOJ stimulus steps; gold miners drop

Reuters Canada - ‎2 hours ago‎
By John Tilak and Susan Taylor. TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index advanced on Friday after fresh stimulus measures from the Bank of Japan drove up most major sectors, while shares of gold miners slumped with the price of bullion.
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Bank of Nova Scotia cuts 28 positions as it 'streamlines' capital markets: other ...

Montreal Gazette - ‎6 hours ago‎
As part of a “streamlining” of its capital markets business, the Bank of Nova Scotia has cut 28 positions from its operations in Toronto, New York and London.
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Canada GDP contracts 0.1 per cent in August

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
The promising Canadian economic recovery of 2014 has been set back by a serious case of the summertime blues. Canada's gross domestic product unexpectedly fell 0.1 per cent in August from July, due primarily to slumping output in two of the economy's ...
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Japan's Wizards of Ease

Wall Street Journal - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Give Japanese central banker Haruhiko Kuroda credit for showmanship. The Bank of Japan 's (BOJ) move Friday to expand its quantitative easing program promptly sent the Tokyo stock market to a seven-year high, and the yen to a six-year low around ¥112 ...

Bell Media launching video streaming service with entire HBO scripted library

CJAD - ‎Oct 30, 2014‎
Bell Media is launching a new video streaming service that will include the entire HBO scripted library. The company says the subscription service, code-named "Project Latte,'' will feature premium programming, including "The Sopranos,'' "The Wire'' and ...
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BBM Introduces New Privacy and Control Features Offering Creative Ways to ...

CNNMoney - ‎11 hours ago‎
BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that it has released several new features for BBM™, offering users new ways to chat and share with more privacy and control over their ...
BlackBerry upgrades BBM with timed messages
Timothy J. Holloway
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Hah! A feature most people will want, I'm sure :-) [from the article] "These new enhancements to BBM were highly requested, so we're excited to be delivering them to users today," John Sims, president of Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry, said in a statement. "These capabilities will allow our users to be more creative in how they deliver their messages while also being confident that their content is kept private a...

Video: L'Occitane flagship brings Provence to Vancouver

Vancouver Sun - ‎Oct 30, 2014‎
A touch of Provence has landed in Vancouver with the opening of the new L'Occitane flagship store on Robson Street. Kristina Tsiriotakis, the brand's National skincare expert, talks about what shoppers can find in-store, skincare must-haves for Vancouver ...
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Raonic downs Federer at Paris Masters - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The seventh-seeded Raonic, who had never beaten the 17-Grand Slam champion in six previous meetings, hit 21 aces and lost only 15 points on his serve to complete a 7-6 (5), 7-5 win to reach the semifinals of the Paris Masters on Friday.
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Blue Jays claim Andy Dirks, sign Canadian Jeff Francis

Toronto Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos continued to be active on the waiver wire Friday, claiming outfielder Andy Dirks from the Detroit Tigers while also signing Canadian left-hander Jeff Francis to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring ...
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Raptors in tough facing rebuilding Magic

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
BIGV01 Jonas Valanciunas gets in a workout yesterday at the Air Canada Centre before heading to Florida to take on the Orlando Magic tonight and the Miami Heat on Sunday night.
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Calgary businessman John Forzani dies in California hospital

Calgary Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Slotback Nik Lewis says he only has positive memories of former Calgary Stampeders owner and prominent businessman John Forzani. The former offensive lineman with the team died Friday at age 67, after a heart attack.
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Maple Leafs' Lupul out indefinitely with a broken hand

Toronto Sun - ‎19 minutes ago‎
lupul Joffrey Lupul suffered a broken hand during practice on Thursday. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun). Article. Tweet. Change text size for the story; Print this story.
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Government blatantly Photoshopped US images of the iconic Canadarm to ...

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Canada blatantly Photoshopped U.S. photos in order to slap a non-existent Canadian logo on the International Space Station, a blog post by the Economist revealed Friday.
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Antares rocket explosion: Kamloops students lose science experiment - ‎Oct 30, 2014‎
When an unmanned Antares rocket exploded shortly after liftoff Tuesday in Virginia, a designed-in-B.C. student science experiment went up in flames with it.
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Judge rejects strict limits on US nurse who treated Ebola patients

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
1 of 8. Nurse Kaci Hickox (L) joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, Maine October 31, 2014.
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Why doesn't more money mean more happiness? A lot has to do with work ...

The Globe and Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
If you only had a bigger pay cheque … you'd be happier and more satisfied, right? Not necessarily. As the late rapper the Notorious B.I.
Don't Balance Money and Life, Integrate Them
Robin Sharma
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The other day I was asked to interview Anthony Robbins on his new book Money: Master The Game. Tony's work has helped a ton of people. And so I agreed. There were a few of us on the call which lasted 90 minutes and covered topics ranging from how money masters do it to the latest thinking on longevity (take care of yourself now because in 20 years technological advances will likely add 50 more years to your life) to success moves smart entr...
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Early flu outbreaks hit seniors' care homes

Vancouver Sun - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Seven outbreaks of influenza in Metro Vancouver long-term care homes mark an unusually early start to the flu season, a spokesman for the BC Centre for Disease Control said Friday.
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