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Magnotta jury watches original images used to create so-called murder video

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:07

MONTREAL — Jurors at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial saw video clips Thursday of a man bound, gagged and unresponsive with the accused brandishing a saw over him.

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Excerpts from editorials after the attack in Ottawa

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:06
The killing of a ceremonial honour guard at the National War Memorial on Wednesday and the running down of two Canadian soldiers in Quebec earlier in the week have left some Canadians wondering what the future holds. Here is a selection of excerpts from editorials dealing with the incidents and the road ahead:
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Canada plans diplomatic blitz in U.S. amid scrutiny over security

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:54

WASHINGTON - Canadian officials plan a diplomatic blitz south of the border to allay security jitters following two attacks this week that have drawn extensive coverage from U.S. media.

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Conservatives introduce thick budget bill that includes unrelated items

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:23
OTTAWA - The Conservative government has introduced another mammoth omnibus budget bill that includes a grab-bag of measures, ranging from tax breaks for beekeepers to provisions banning cable companies from charging for paper bills.
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Paramedic chief among 1st responders at War Memorial shooting

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:22
Ottawa`s chief paramedic Anthony Di Monte was leaving Ottawa City Hall on Elgin Street when he heard the call come through about a call at the National War Memorial on Wednesday morning. 
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Five things revealed about the Ottawa shooting by RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:20
OTTAWA - Five things we learned Thursday from RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson:
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Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:17

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins largely intact. The results on Thursday allayed fears of investors in recent days that the industry shift toward lower-margin cloud services was proving hard for established technology leaders to master. Microsoft shares, which have climbed 33 percent over the past year, rose another 3 percent in after-hours trading to $46.36. ...

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Homegrown terrorists or unbalanced criminals? Federal leaders disagree

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:12
OTTAWA - Stephen Harper calls them terrorists.
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Prominent Muslim cleric says imams need to vet new Islamic converts

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:01

CALGARY - A prominent Muslim cleric says he intends to reach out to other imams to make sure that new converts to Islam are watched closely for signs of radical beliefs.

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Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria: police

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:01

By Randall Palmer, David Ljunggren and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was a Canadian who may also have held Libyan citizenship, said Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He said the suspect had no apparent links to another Canadian who killed a soldier in Quebec earlier in the week. ...

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Karen Stintz backtracks on pledge not to endorse candidate

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:51

Karen Stintz is not running to retain her seat in Ward 16 Eglinton-Lawrence, but she has a preference for her replacement — and it's not her former assistant. On Thursday, Stintz endorsed Christin Carmichael Greb, a candidate she said she met for the first time earlier this year. "She came to see me and expressed her interest in running for council and since that time, she's become very knowledgeable about the issues, she's built a strong team, she has campaigned across the entire ward and she has earned my confidence as someone who understands the issues of the community and can best represent the community that I live in at city hall," said Stintz, who said she had put a sign for Carmichael Greb on her lawn.

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Harper waited among MPs, terrifying unknown on other side of doors

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:50
OTTAWA - For a few moments that must have felt like an eternity, the prime minister of Canada stood hiding in a closet-like space within the Conservative caucus room.
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Gunman angry about not getting passport, had drug problems, say shelter mates

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:38

OTTAWA - The man who killed a soldier at the National War Memorial was angry about failing to get a passport and struggled with drug addiction, say those who knew him at the men's shelters where he spent his final weeks.

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Military to tone down the wearing of uniforms in public following two attacks

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:34
OTTAWA - It will be harder to get on to military bases and tougher to spot soldiers in public under a sweeping new directive issued by National Defence on Thursday in the wake of two deadly attacks, including one at the national war memorial.
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Ottawa shooting: RCMP commissioner says Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has Calgary connection

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:29

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man responsible for shooting a soldier in Ottawa, has a criminal record in Calgary, according to the RCMP. - EXCLUSIVE | Suicide bomber killed in Iraq part of wider jihadi base in Calgary Paulson held a news conference in Ottawa today where he talked about the radicalization of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

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After brazen attack in Ottawa, Redblacks and Senators help healing process

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:26
OTTAWA - On Friday night, the CFL's Ottawa Redblacks will return to the field. The NHL's Senators will take the ice Saturday.
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Misbahuddin Ahmed gets 12 years for terrorism convictions

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:23

Former Ottawa hospital technician Misbahuddin Ahmed has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted of two terrorism-related charges. Ahmed was found guilty of conspiring to facilitate a terrorist activity and participating in the activities of a terrorist group contrary in July. Ahmed could appeal the decision within 30 days.

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First Nations chief gives lessons about hangings 150 years later

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:20
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - It wasn't long ago that an RCMP officer asked Chief Joe Alphonse for some help in understanding the people of his First Nation.
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Mali authorities report 1st Ebola case as epidemic spreads in W. Africa

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:18

BAMAKO, Mali - Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead.

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Options investors see good times rolling for Facebook

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:15

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc investors used to wild swings in the company's shares following its earnings reports are looking for relative calm on Tuesday, after the social media company posts results. Facebook, whose shares rose 3 percent to a new year-high of $80.63 on Thursday, is scheduled to report third-quarter results on Oct. 28. The cost of a Facebook straddle, in which an investor buys an at-the-money put option and a similar call option, suggests a move of about 7 percent in either direction by Oct. 31. ...

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