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No apparent survivors in Texas hot air balloon crash

CTV News - ‎16 hours ago‎
LOCKHART, Texas -- A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said.
16 dead after hot air balloon crashes in Texas
Hot air balloon carrying 16 people catches fire and crashes in Texas
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Toronto jumps up for 49th annual Caribbean Carnival

Toronto Sun - ‎7 hours ago‎
Toronto was jumping up on Saturday. The 49th annual Caribbean Carnival Parade with its striking costumes, floats and festive music took over the Lakeshore with 16,000 participants and approximately 1 million spectators taking in the pulse of the ...
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Post-coup, Turkish government releases hundreds of soldiers

CNN - ‎6 hours ago‎
(CNN) Hundreds of soldiers detained in the fallout of the July 15 coup attempt have been released, Turkish state media reported. As many as 758 of the 989 soldiers held after that failed power grab were freed Saturday, on the recommendation of a judge ...
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'March for Justice for Abdirahman Abdi' in Ottawa draws hundreds

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
Hundreds gathered to honour Abdirahman Abdi - who died following what witnesses described as a violent arrest last Sunday - before beginning a 3.5-kilometre march to the Elgin Street police station in downtown Ottawa this afternoon.
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Victim found dead in Conception Bay South driveway had been abducted, police say

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
A man was violently abducted from a home and left dead on a Conception Bay South, N.L., driveway on Saturday, police believe. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said late Saturday night that a "suspicious death" in the Kelligrews area of Conception ...
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2 injured after man opens fire on outdoor fitness class

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
A man who opened fire on early morning fitness class in Toronto park worked out with the group for at least 30 minutes before the shooting, witnesses say.
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Trump and Clinton deserve each other in this stinking election

New York Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
This is a huge weekend in The Bronx, with the rare “corpse flower” blooming at the New York Botanical Garden. The enormous plant flowers only once every 10 years and is noted for, as the garden gently puts it, the “infamous odor it releases during its ...
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Terrified nun reveals last words of French priest slaughtered by ISIS fanatics

Scottish Daily Record - ‎2 hours ago‎
A nun has described the moment two Islamic State fanatics murdered a French priest during morning mass. Sister Helene was with two other nuns when Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean, both 19, came in with a knife and fake bomb.
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Air Canada flight diverted to Lethbridge after hail damage

CBC.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
An Air Canada flight from Toronto to Calgary was diverted to Lethbridge Saturday afternoon after hail damaged its windshield. Spokesperson Angela Mah said flight AC1159, which is an A320 plane, had 144 passengers on board.
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Investigation into cocaine smuggling from Mexico to Canada results in arrests

CTV News - ‎19 hours ago‎
WINNIPEG - Mounties say they have arrested people from Manitoba and Ontario after a two-year investigation into a criminal group moving large amounts of cocaine into Canada from Mexico.
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Victim in fatal Bendale shooting was ambushed: Police

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Homicide detectives say they believe that a young man who was shot dead in Bendale last night may have been ambushed by people who were lying in wait for him.
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Fire risk increasing as long weekend begins

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
With recent higher temperatures and drier conditions in many parts of the province, fire risk is rising, and the B.C. Wildfire Service is reminding residents to use caution over the B.C.
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Rush to close home sales before tax deadline overloads land registry

CTV News - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
The B.C. land registry website almost crashed this week as thousands of people scrambled to close real estate deals before the new tax on foreign buyers takes effect.
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Major stock markets show little movement, crude oil posts slight recovery

CTV News - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
TORONTO -- It was a slow day for North American stock markets, with major indexes barely nudged in either direction despite major economic data released overnight and Friday.
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Suncor proposes leaving oil sands in ground to cut greenhouse gas emission intensity

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
A proposal by oil sands giant Suncor Energy to leave some of its more difficult-to-produce reserves in the ground, to reduce emissions and costs, is being endorsed by environmentalists - but not by rival producer Cenovus Energy.
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Calgary Police inundated with calls related to Pokemon Go

660 News - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Calgary Police have received more than 100 calls in the past week over the popular cell phone game Pokemon Go. They've been getting a variety of complaints from suspicious person calls, to trespassing and loitering and it has officers issuing another ...
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Operation “Dry Water” underway

CTV News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Boaters across our region will very likely be encountering some unexpected visitors on the water this long weekend. The OPP, Barrie Police, South Simcoe Police, and York Regional Police are doubling down on their inspections for alcohol infractions.
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Bell and Nokia say 5G mobile is coming to Canada. But what does that mean?

Cantech Letter - ‎13 hours ago‎
5g Ready for internet speeds that are six times faster than what you currently have? That's what Bell says will soon be coming to Canada.
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Video: Disney fireworks display

Vancouver Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is warm, witty, and wildly inventive

Vox - ‎1 hour ago‎
A continuation of J.K. Rowling's best-selling seven-volume saga about a boy wizard, Cursed Child doesn't even have the luxury of being a full book, let alone a 700-page doorstopper like the later volumes in the series.
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Osheaga 2016: Reviews from Day 2

Montreal Gazette - ‎2 hours ago‎
A music fan enjoys the performance by the American rock band Death Cab for Cutie performs on day two of the Osheaga Music Festival at Jean-Drapeau Park in Montreal on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
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Photos: Photos: USA brings the magic with Disney-powered Celebration of Light show

The Province - ‎3 hours ago‎
Krystle Dos Santos sings at the Shorefest Sunset Beach stage prior to the fireworks display from team USA Disney at the Honda Celebration of Light.
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Let your rainbow flag fly! Your guide to Vancouver Pride

The Province - ‎7 hours ago‎
Sunday, the 38th annual Vancouver Pride Parade will bring thousands upon thousands of people together to celebrate all things LGBTQ2+.
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Novak Djokovic one win away from fourth Rogers Cup title after breezing past Gael Monfils in semifinals

National Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Upon entering the stadium on Saturday night, Gael Monfils took a security wand and jokingly patted down his entourage. It was as close to a circus performance as we've seen from the Frenchman known for being wildly entertaining on the court, ...
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Halep defeats Kerber to reach second straight Rogers Cup final

The Globe and Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
Simona Halep is in the women's Rogers Cup final for a second year in a row, but it will a first for Madison Keys. Halep, the fifth seed, defeated second-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 in a semifinal Saturday at Uniprix Stadium to ...

Nishikori frustrates Wawrinka in Toronto

Fox Sports Asia - ‎11 hours ago‎
Third seed Kei Nishikori is through to the final of the Rogers Cup after defeating second seed Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (8-6), 6-1. 1024x534.7096774193549__origin__0x30_GettyImages-584724450.
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The trouble with the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
In July 2005, a few days after London was awarded the 2012 Olympic Games, I took the Docklands Light Railway to Pudding Mill Lane.
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Yee Haw!: Rednecks get dirty at non-Olympic Summer Games

CTV News - ‎10 hours ago‎
HEBRON, Maine -- There were no world-class athletes or top-notch sporting venues, but there was cold beer, barbecue and a muddy tug-of-war Saturday at the event formerly known as the Redneck Olympics. The event, now officially known as the "Redneck ...

'Pokemon Go' Won't Be Playable in Rio During 2016 Olympic Games

Bleacher Report - ‎10 hours ago‎
But for athletes and sporting fans who are making their way to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics beginning on August 5, their quest to "catch 'em all" will have to wait until they leave Brazil.
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The newest weapon in the Asian carp battle: Alligator fish

Christian Science Monitor - ‎21 hours ago‎
Some biologists call it a win-win: Introduce an ugly fish that went extinct in the Midwest last century, and it might eat the so far unstoppable Asian carp.
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European Space Agency cuts radio link to comet lander

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
BERLIN (AP) - The European Space Agency says it is switching off its radio link to the probe that landed on a comet, after receiving no signal from the lander for a year.
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This new material could mean a huge advance for wearable tech and prosthetics

Cantech Letter - ‎9 hours ago‎
Researchers in the Netherlands have come up with a new advance in the science of metamaterials -composite materials with unique properties not found naturally in their parts- one of which is likely to have applications in the fields of prosthetics ...
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Ontario doctors to vote on controversial contract offer

The Globe and Mail - ‎14 hours ago‎
Ontario's doctors will vote on their controversial contract offer from the province on Aug. 14, the Ontario Medical Association announced Saturday.
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Officials encourage travellers not to shun Florida over Zika fears

CTV News - ‎Jul 30, 2016‎
MIAMI - There's no official warning to stay clear of Florida, but the crowds that usually wander among the bold street murals in Miami's trendy Wynwood arts district may be thinner after reports that mosquitoes in the area have spread the Zika virus on ...
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Child triathletes keep it all in the family

Peterborough Examiner - ‎12 hours ago‎
A volunteer hurdles over a barrier next to girls 6/7 participants Alie Hamilton (222) and MacKenna Hancock during the annual Dr. Shufelt's Kids Triathlon on Saturday July 30, 2016 at Beavermead Park in Peterborough, Ont.
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How I was floored by a tick

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
When Allan Little began to feel ill, he knew almost immediately what it was - Lyme Disease. But getting a medical diagnosis, and treatment, took a lot longer.
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