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Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247

CBC.ca - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The number of people killed in the earthquake that devastated parts of central Italy on Wednesday rose to 247 on Thursday morning, regional and national officials said.
At least 247 killed in earthquake in central Italy
Italy earthquake: death toll rises to 247 as search for survivors continues – live
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Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
HAVANA - Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts.
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Opioid over-prescription a problem in Canada: CMPA

Toronto Sun - ‎14 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER -- The medical profession is waking up to the reality that opioids have been over-prescribed in Canada and is actively searching for solutions, says a national association that represents doctors in legal matters.
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Mounties update uniform to allow navy blue hijabs in bid to attract Muslim women to the force

National Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
Female Mounties will now have the option of wearing a navy blue headscarf - or hijab - as part of their uniform, the RCMP confirmed Wednesday.
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Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

Daily Mail - ‎16 minutes ago‎
BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) - Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist pagodas began cleaning up the debris Thursday from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged ...
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Syria, ISIS engaged in toxic gas attacks, UN investigation finds

CBC.ca - ‎8 hours ago‎
Syrian government troops were responsible for two toxic gas attacks and Islamic State militants used sulfur mustard gas, a joint investigation by the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog found on Wednesday, according to a ...
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Volatile mix in Syria war puts new strain on US strategy

CTV News - ‎10 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day, putting new strains on the Obama administration's strategy of partnering with a hodgepodge of local fighters against the Islamic State group without ...

Bird strike forces Qatar Airways emergency landing in Turkey

KAUZ-TV - ‎Aug 18, 2016‎
ISTANBUL (AP) - A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board made an emergency landing at Istanbul's main airport Thursday after an engine caught fire, the airline said, blaming a "bird strike" for the blaze.
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Trudeau urged to outline directives, actions on ministerial spending

Toronto Star - ‎5 hours ago‎
In the wake of Health Minister Jane Philpott's alleged misuse of funds, Justin Trudeau is being asked to outline measures to control ministers' spending.
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Saskatchewan not doing enough to address racism, First Nations chief says

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Saskatchewan has done the bare minimum to address the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says a First Nations chief in the province.
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Son of Canadian jailed in China hopes Trudeau visit can help

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
OTTAWA -- The son of a Canadian man jailed in China on espionage charges is hoping Justin Trudeau's upcoming visit to the east Asian country will help his father's case -- but Simeon Garratt is not getting his hopes up.
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In wake of Phoenix debacle, government puts executives' performance pay on hold

Ottawa Citizen - ‎6 hours ago‎
Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services Marie Lemay listens to a question during a technical briefing on the Phoenix pay system on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 in Ottawa.
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RBC profit rises 17 per cent to $2.7-billion despite headwinds

The Globe and Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
Royal Bank of Canada reported a 17-per-cent increase in its fiscal third-quarter profit on Wednesday, as Canada's largest lender showed resilience against a weak economy, depressed oil prices, the Brexit fallout and the Fort McMurray wildfire.
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Canada Post contract talks appear to stall as strike mandate deadline nears

CBC.ca - ‎8 hours ago‎
It appears contract talks at Canada Post have stalled as a strike mandate for more than 51,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is set to expire.
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Edmonton warns residents to stay away from rising river

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Officials in Edmonton are warning people to stay away from the North Saskatchewan River with heavy rain expected to raise water levels and boost flooding concerns.
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City releases scathing findings on Northlands' future plan

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
A plan by Edmonton Northlands to reinvent itself after the Rogers Place downtown arena opens will cost $65 million more than originally proposed by the non-profit organization.
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Ashley Madison attack aided by credentials theft: Report

IT World Canada - ‎16 hours ago‎
Poor administrator identity and access management controls were at the heart of last year's huge data breach at Avid Life Media Inc. (now called Ruby Corp.

CrowdStrike, other cybersecurity firms rejoining industry cooperative

Reuters - ‎26 minutes ago‎
A padlock is displayed at the Alert Logic booth during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. August 3, 2016.
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Investel Capital Corporation Files Patent Infringement Suit Against SnapChat, Inc. in the Federal Court of Canada

Montreal Gazette - ‎20 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Vancouver-based Investel Capital Corporation (''Investel''), the developer of iFramed(TM), an Internet social media user/advertiser relationship-based global marketing system, today announced that it has filed a patent ...
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Elderly woman pelted with apples in bizarre home invasion near Ottawa

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
Police are investigating a bizarre home invasion after someone broke into an elderly woman's home in Chesterville, Ont., and pelted the walls and ceiling with apples - some of which hit the startled resident.
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Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎8 hours ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS - Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday.
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Little goes right for Estrada, Blue Jays in tough loss to Angels

Sportsnet.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Albert Pujols moved into sole possession of 10th place on baseball's all-time home run list and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays.
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5 reasons why Canada left Subban off its World Cup roster — again

Toronto Sun - ‎7 hours ago‎
Apparently Canada does not like P.K. Subban. Well, that's not entirely true. It just seems that way after the polarizing defenceman was once again snubbed by Team Canada's brass on Wednesday, with Jay Bouwmeester replacing an injured Duncan Keith for ...
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Pujols pulls ahead of Big Mac

Toronto Sun - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Tuesday night, he tipped his cap to a knuckleballer that he has never quite been able to square up. On Wednesday, he reminded everyone that he's one of the best hitters the game has ever seen.
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Necropsy performed on dead humpback whale in Cowichan Bay

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A dead juvenile humpback whale has washed ashore in the Cowichan Valley. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says the whale was spotted in distress a few days ago.
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Four in five Canadians believe in aliens: Angus Reid poll

Globalnews.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
A new Angus Reid poll details the different beliefs Canadians have about mysterious things like ghosts and extra-terrestrial beings.
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From lobster to loofah? BC chemist works to turn shells into plastics

Toronto Sun - ‎13 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER -- Where most people see an empty shell after a tasty dinner, a scientist in Vancouver sees an opportunity to create a sustainable new plastic.
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No scalpel, no drill: Medical procedure to treat uncontrollable hand tremor a 'game changer'

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
In a room at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Brian Smith gives one last hug to his wife, Noreen. "You're doing really well, sweetheart," he says to her.
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Doctors to give Trudeau an earful for his marijuana legalization plans

Vancouver Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
At one of the final sessions of the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association in Vancouver on Wednesday, delegates aired their concerns over the legalization and possession of marijuana in Canada.
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UCLA scientists use ultrasound to jump-start coma patient's brain

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Bradley Crehan doesn't remember being hit by a car. He doesn't remember his skull smashing against the road, nor does he remember the first six weeks he spent in a California hospital.
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New medical marijuana rules getting mixed reviews

CTV News - ‎8 hours ago‎
New federal rules today will allow Canadians to grow their own medical marijuana, provided they follow certain steps. Already, some users are claiming the regulations violate their rights and are demanding the government repeal them.
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