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Liberian leaders in Texas warn against panic, stigma after 1st Ebola diagnosis in US

5 hours 5 min ago
DALLAS - The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently travelled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.
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After finding 2 pipe bombs, police say ambush suspect Frein is stressed out, making mistakes

5 hours 9 min ago

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.

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Asian factories slow in September, push inflation ever lower

6 hours 34 min ago

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, with slowdowns in India, Japan and Taiwan and an outright decline in South Korea delivering a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year. The lackluster performance helped lift the U.S. dollar above 110.00 yen for the first time since mid-2008 while punishing commodity prices globally, a positive for consumers but also a force for disinflation. Indeed, subsiding price pressures was a feature of many of the manufacturing surveys out on Wednesday. ...

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Australia sends 2 unarmed air force planes to support US-led coalition missions over Iraq

7 hours 35 sec ago
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister says the air force is sending two unarmed planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations over Iraq, but will not yet launch its own airstrikes.
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Harry Sanders: How the CBC came to Calgary

7 hours 13 min ago
CBC Calgary began broadcasting 50 years ago this week, but the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s history in the city goes much further back. Then prime minister R.B. Bennett — the member of parliament for Calgary-West — headed the government that established the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission in 1932. When the commission was reorganized as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1936, Calgary’s longtime city solicitor Leonard W. Brockington became its first chairman.
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China September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weak

7 hours 29 min ago

By Koh Gui Qing BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's manufacturing sector held up in September but remained subdued in a sign that the world's second-largest economy is still struggling to recover its growth momentum. The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) hovered at 51.1, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday, indicating a modest expansion in activity and a touch ahead of forecasts for a 51.0 reading. ...

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Chilean searchers find bodies of Cdn skier JP Auclair and Sweden's Andreas Fransson

8 hours 2 min ago
Chilean searchers on Tuesday found the bodies of two professional skiers, including a Canadian, who had been missing since an avalanche swept them away while they were hiking in the country's south.
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RCMP steps away from Islamic booklet about risk of radical extremist groups

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:56
WINNIPEG - The RCMP has stepped away from its involvement with a booklet being produced by two Islamic groups that is aimed at youth who are in danger of being radicalized.
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Mexico prosecutor: homicide charges for 3 soldiers in army killing of 22 gang suspects

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:33

MEXICO CITY - Mexican prosecutors announced homicide charges Tuesday against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, challenging the army's version that the suspects died in a shootout.

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St. Albert transit bus crashes through two backyards

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:19

A driver was taken to hospital after his transit bus crashed through the fences of two homes in St. Albert  Tuesday evening. The bus was travelling on Heritage Drive near Haviland Crescent around 6 p.m. when it went off the road and crashed through the first fence, taking out a shed.

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Fatal stabbing near Eglinton and Vaughan

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:09
One person is dead after a stabbing in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Vaughan Road, according to Toronto EMS. 
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Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte among those honoured with Du Bois Medal from Harvard

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:43

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Oprah Winfrey and performer-activist Harry Belafonte were among those honoured at Harvard University on Tuesday at its annual celebration of African American culture.

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Tracy Morgan says 'can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him in deadly traffic accident

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:41

NEWARK, N.J. - Tracy Morgan said Tuesday that he "can't believe" Wal-Mart's assertion that he and others were partly to blame for their injuries in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends.

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Nurse Donna Wilson running against health minister in byelection

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:30

The nomination of Donna Wilson as the Liberal candidate in Edmonton-Whitemud means that two medical professionals will challenge Health Minister Stephen Mandel in the Oct. 27 byelection. Wilson, a registered nurse and well-known professor at the University of Alberta, joins NDP candidate and oncologist Dr. Bob Turner in the race for the seat, vacated by former premier Dave Hancock earlier this month. Tim Grover from the Wildrose Party and Will Munsey from the Alberta Party are also running.

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Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest, says he takes 'full responsibility'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:04

Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.

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Mexican woman who hanged herself showed no distress over deportation: inquest

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:59
BURNABY, B.C. - A Mexican woman willingly signed travel documents for her deportation and was calm and showed no distress in the days before she hanged herself, a Canada Border Services Agency officer told an inquest into the death.
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US workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:40

NORMAN, Okla. - A man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Health ministers want more federal action on tobacco, e-cigarettes

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:24

BANFF, Alta. - Provincial and territorial health ministers want the federal government to do more about flavoured tobacco and the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes.

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Young man to receive adult sentence in violent sexual assault

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:16
A young man whose vicious sexual assault left a 62-year-old Edmonton grandmother permanently brain-damaged will be sentenced as an adult. The man, now 20, was in Edmonton Youth Court Monday as the Crown and defence lawyers presented a joint sentencing submission to the judge.
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Oklahoma's new execution rules call for higher drug dose, more training, fewer media witnesses

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:11

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began — a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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