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Moisson Montreal volunteers pack up 10K emergency food kits

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:30

More than 260 volunteers helped the Moisson Montreal food bank get ready for Christmas on Saturday.

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ECB's Coene supports government bond purchases: newspaper

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:29

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank should start buying government bonds to tackle poor investor confidence and low inflation in the euro zone, governing council member Luc Coene said in an interview published on Saturday. The Belgian central bank chief said the bank had already waited too long, and that this could be one tool to spur economic activity in the 18-country euro zone and fight off deflationary pressures. "In this context, the purchase of sovereign bonds could prove to be an effective tool," he told La Libre Belgique. ...

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Former Panamanian dictator Noriega still behind bars 25 years after US invasion

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:20

PANAMA CITY - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. military invasion.

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Airbnb ads raise awareness for homelessness in Calgary

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:16
Travellers looking online for a short-term rental in Calgary over the holiday season may be offered a few cheap but less-than-appealing listings.
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Afghan president has yet to name Cabinet after 3 months, missing promised deadlines

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:05

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three missed deadlines and countless promises, he and his election rival-turned-deputy have yet to appoint a single Cabinet minister.

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World Health Organization: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000, fueled by surge in Sierra Leone

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:05

CONAKRY, Guinea - The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday.

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Bombings kill 12 people in and around Baghdad

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:04
BAGHDAD - Bombs targeting commercial streets and an army patrol killed 12 people in and around Baghdad Saturday, Iraqi authorities said.
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Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK; presidential library reissues letter to worried girl

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:04
BOSTON - The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds.
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UK, Canadian military and reservists leave Britain to join Ebola fight in Sierra Leone

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:00

LONDON - Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.

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TTC bus hits, kills Scarborough teen, driver fails to remain at scene

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:52
A TTC bus driver is expected to face charges after failing to remain at the scene of an accident that left a 14-year-old pedestrian dead.
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24-year-old man critical after fight near Whyte Ave.

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:39
A 24-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries he was found beaten near Whyte Avenue early Saturday morning.
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Etobicoke sex assault suspects armed and dangerous: police

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 12:54
Toronto police said the four men wanted in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Etobicoke should be considered armed and dangerous.
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Sony cyberattack gets muted coverage in Japanese media

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 12:13

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.

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2 in critical condition after crash in northeast Calgary

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:06

Two people are in a Calgary hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Marlborough Park Friday night.

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2 teens accused of manslaughter in killing of Tausif Chowdhury

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:00
Two young Ottawa men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Tausif Chowdhury, a 23-year-old international student who was found dead in the brush near the South Keys Transitway station in November.
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