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Mountie who played 'Mr. Big' upset with Nelson Hart decision - ‎51 minutes ago‎
The retired RCMP officer who played "Mr. Big" in the Nelson Hart murder investigation says Thursday's Supreme Court of Canada decision will hurt future investigations into serious crime.
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Israel fears missing soldier captured as cease-fire unravelled

CTV News - ‎30 minutes ago‎
GAZA, Gaza Strip -- A Gaza ceasefire quickly unravelled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.
Gaza Truce Unravels as Israeli Soldier Said Captured in Clashes
Gaza Live: Ceasefire begins as leaders head to Cairo for peace talks
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Since the beginning of Israel's offensive on the Gaza Strip against Hamas, five Latin American countries - Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Chile and El Salvador - have withdrawn their ambassadors to Israel in protest. Meanwhile, Bolivia has dubbed Israel a "terrorist state" and rescinded its visa-free policy for Israeli travellers, and Chile has suspended free-trade negotiations.
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Gas Explosions in Taiwan Kill at Least 25

Wall Street Journal - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Underground explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city triggered fires that ripped through the streets. The WSJ's Jake Lee speaks with Eva Dou about the situation on the ground.
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African Leaders and WHO Intensify Effort to Combat Ebola Virus

New York Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
ABUJA, Nigeria - The leaders of West African nations ravaged by the worst known outbreak of the Ebola virus were set to meet on Friday with the head of the World Health Organization to introduce a $100 million plan to deploy hundreds more medical ...
Ebola: NCAA Screens Passengers, Suspends Asky Airline Over Virus
African leaders to launch $125m Ebola emergency battle plan
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Fast Track Drug and Vaccine research for Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever ~ Please read and sign petition below.  Thank you. There is a current regional epidemic of viral hemorrhagic fever due to Ebola ravaging the countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea in West Africa. In addition to the devastating human impact on civilians and healthcare workers the economic impact on these countries is estimated to be in the billions of US dollars. This is du...
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World stocks extend slump on Wall Street sell-off

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
HONG KONG -- World stock markets sank on Friday, with European benchmarks opening sharply lower after Wall Street's sharp sell-off.
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Review: The Goofy Genius of Guardians of the Galaxy

People Magazine - ‎19 minutes ago‎
That's the only way I could get more joy out of Guardians of the Galaxy, an outer-space romp that packs a universe's worth of goofy charm, oddball heroes, despicable villains, humongous explosions, awesome makeup, silly slapstick, smart jokes, dumb jokes, ...
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Separatists kill 10 troops in attack in east Ukraine

Reuters Africa - ‎17 minutes ago‎
KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists killed at least 10 Ukrainian paratroopers in an overnight ambush in the region of east Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was brought down, government forces said on Friday.
MH17 crash site investigation under threat after 14 Ukrainians are killed in pro ...
Ukraine: At least 10 government troops killed in rebel ambush
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Schedule of press briefings in Ukraine crisis media center for August 1, 2014 12-30 Col. Andriy Lysenko, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council information center spokesman 13-30 Topic: «Kyivites’ Participation in the Anti-Terrorist operation (ATO)»  Olexiy Reznikov, Kyiv City Council Secretary Olexander Kharchenko, Kyiv City Council deputy, the chairman of the Interim Control Committee for Kyivites’ participation in the the anti-terr...
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Uganda court strikes down law allowing life sentence for being gay

Washington Post - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Uganda's Constitutional Court struck down a law that punished “attempted homosexuality” with a life term in prison. The court did not base its decision on any humanitarian impulse, however.
Uganda court annuls anti-homosexuality law
Uganda Court Invalidates Anti-Gay Law
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Uganda constitutional court annuls new anti-gay law - Kampala AFP - Ugandas constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian by rights groups, saying it had been wrongly passed by parliament.The law is null and void, the presiding judge told the court, saying the process had contravened the constitution, as it has been passed in parliament in December without the necessary quorum of lawmakers. ... ...
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RPT-INSIGHT-Town vs town, faction vs faction as Libya descends into "hurricane"

Reuters Africa - ‎4 hours ago‎
(Repeats story, text unchanged). * Rivals exchange rockets, Grad missiles over Tripoli. * Roots of conflict back in 2011 civil war on Gaddafi.
Islamists seize key Benghazi army base in Libya
Libya: Islamic extremists declare control of Benghazi
CCTV Africa
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Heavy clashes with artillery and rockets resumed on Thursday into two Tripoli districts, where rival militia brigades were battling over the main airport in Libya's worst fighting since the 2011 revolt that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Nearly 200 people have been killed since the violence erupted two weeks ago in Tripoli and also in the eastern city of Benghazi, where a coalition of Islamist militants and former rebels has overrun a major army bas...
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Hacking attack in Canada bears signs of Chinese army unit: expert

Reuters Canada - ‎8 minutes ago‎
By David Ljunggren and Alastair Sharp. OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - The recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network is similar to attacks mounted by an elite unit of the Chinese army based in Shanghai, according to a ...
Hackers who hit National Research Council infiltrated system containing ...
Canada accuses China of hacking network
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China Denies Hacking Canadian Government Agency China is denying accusations that it sponsored a hacking attack against a Canadian government agency. Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang today rebuffed allegations of his government’s involvement in the cyber-attack on the IT infrastructure of the National Research Council of Canada, the country’s premier organization for research and development that work’s hand-in-hand with private enterprises...
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Nap time for HitchBOT in Toronto

CTV News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
A talking robot hitchhiking its way across Canada is taking a rest in Toronto. The Hitchbot left Halifax on July 26 for its 6,000-kilometre journey and is being tracked by Instagram and Twitter posts.
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Burlington Skyway crash: Driver charged with impaired driving - ‎44 minutes ago‎
The driver of a large truck that crashed into and damaged the Burlington Skyway - putting a cloud over Toronto-bound traffic ahead of the busy August holiday weekend - has been charged with two impaired driving related offences, according to the Ontario ...
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Loretta Saunders murder case: Trial decision expected today - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The couple accused of first-degree murder in the death or Loretta Saunders is back in court today, where a judge will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial.
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TSX moves off record high, tumbles 194 points amid earnings disappointments

Cape Breton Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
TORONTO (CP) - North American stock markets had their biggest one-day tumble since early February on Thursday but analysts were hard-pressed to identify a single reason for the drop.
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Canada's telcos burst into banking, healthcare in hunt for growth

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
TORONTO August 1 (Reuters) - Canada's three biggest telecom firms, keen to keep shareholders happy with fat dividends, are breaking into businesses ranging from banking to healthcare to drive growth as they run out of expansion options and shy away ...
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Blackberry makes BBM for Windows Phone available to all Lumia owners

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Carly Page
BBM for Windows Phone launched at Mobile World Congress in February, and it is now available for all to download. As you would probably expect, the app allows users to send messages, images and files to fellow BBM users, as it looks to challenge the ...
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Control your computer without touching it with Motus

Toronto Sun - ‎18 hours ago‎
Controlling your computer with the wave of your hand has been the stuff of science fiction movies for years. Now, London entrepreneur Brad Young has turned it into a reality and has launched a Kickstarter campaign aimed at getting the Motus to market.
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Video: Building the Osheaga Music Festival

Montreal Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pat Fortaich, director of production at Evenko, describes the challenges of building the site for the 2014 Osheaga Music Festival.
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Met extends labour talks with unions, averting midnight lockout threat

CTV News - ‎14 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labour negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.
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Film Noir treats Vancouver to a sock on the jaw

Vancouver Sun - ‎15 hours ago‎
Film Noir. Aug. 1 to 28 | Cinematheque. Tix & info: $11-14 VANCOUVER - An IMDB page on quotes taken from the 1944 film Double Indemnity lists no fewer than 37 entries.
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Reimold homers twice as Jays rally for 6-5 win over Astros

Hamilton Spectator - ‎3 hours ago‎
HOUSTON Nolan Reimold hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the ninth, and the streaking Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 6-5 American League baseball win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
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Canadian wrestlers clean up on Commonwealth mat

Welland Tribune - ‎12 hours ago‎
Brittanee Laverdure of Canada (left) and Ifeoma Nwoye of Nigeria grapple during their women's freestyle 55kg wrestling semifinal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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Bombers rally for stirring road win over Tiger-Cats

The Globe and Mail - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Willy's two-yard TD pass to Nic Grigsby on the final play rallied the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a stirring 27-26 comeback win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday night.
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Li Na withdraws from Rogers Cup

Montreal Gazette - ‎10 hours ago‎
MONTREAL - A chronic right knee problem has forced No. 2-ranked Li Na to withdraw from the Rogers Cup Canadian Open women's tennis championships.
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Ottawa Senators sign goalie Robin Lehner to three-year contract extension

National Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a contract extension, worth $6.675-million over three years. Lehner, 23, played a career-high 36 games last season posting a record of 12-15-6 with a 3.06 goals-against average and ...
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Park board bans Vancouver Aquarium from breeding whales and dophins ...

Vancouver Sun
6 hours ago
Written by
Stephanie Ip
The Vancouver Aquarium will keep its captive whales and dolphins, but will no longer be allowed to breed them after a unanimous park board vote Thursday night.
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Changes made to Alberta's list of 'at-risk' animals - ‎Jul 30, 2014‎
Trumpeter swans have been removed from Alberta's at-risk species list, say officials. The birds, which biologists say are on their way to recovery, are still identified as a “species of special concern” - meaning that while they are not immediately in danger of ...

Score! When given choice, kids are shade-seekers

The Globe and Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎
Without any encouragement from coaches, more than two-thirds of children at an outdoor soccer camp used nearby tents for shade during rest periods, a new study has found.
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Letter: Great experiences at Lachine Hospital

Montreal Gazette - ‎21 hours ago‎
Re: “Bariatric surgery patients launch lawsuit against Lachine Hospital” (Gazette, July 30). After having read the article concerning a possible lawsuit against the Lachine Hospital, we can only hope that the judge will not approve.

Canada's public health agency issues advisory on Ebola, says no need for travel ...

Edmonton Journal - ‎11 hours ago‎
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