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Liberal senator Baker to propose changes to controversial new prostitution bill

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:34
OTTAWA - A Liberal senator says he plans to introduce amendments to the government's proposed new laws on prostitution.
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Official: At least 2 killed when small plane crashes into building at Wichita, Kansas, airport

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:29

WICHITA, Kan. - Officials say at least two people are dead after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport.


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Fires on Manitoba reserves 'high risk' but only $4M given out: internal document

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:15

WINNIPEG - An internal report from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada estimates it will take a $28-million injection of federal funding to reduce the number of deadly fires on Manitoba reserves, but only a fraction of that amount has been approved.


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Thomas Menino, affable yet shrewd as Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:10

BOSTON - Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.


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MasterCard profit beats driven by international business

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:08

By Amrutha Gayathri and Tanya Agrawal (Reuters) - MasterCard Inc reported a better-than-expected 15.5 percent jump in quarterly profit as efforts to expand its international business pay off, with more people willing to use cards instead of cash. China's decision to open up its $1 trillion a year domestic bank card market to foreign companies should further benefit the company and its larger rival Visa Inc . "We are pleased with the announcement and see it as a good step in the right direction," MasterCard Chief Executive Ajay Banga said on a post-earnings conference call. ...


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Steady housing market in 2015, some moderation in 2016: Canada's housing agency

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:02

OTTAWA - Home construction in Canada will stay steady in 2015 as it follows the country's economic and demographic trends, the national housing agency said Thursday.


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Jobs, not human rights, focus of Chinese trade mission: Couillard

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:19

BEIJING, China - Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he didn't bring up the issue of human rights at all with his Chinese counterparts as a trade mission to that country wrapped up today.


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Sweden's new government recognizes Palestinian state; Israel criticizes the move

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:17

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.


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Naima Rharouity was strangled by scarf at Fabre Metro, coroner finds

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:10

Naima Rharouity's death last January at Montreal's Fabre Metro station was caused by her scarf getting caught in the escalator, Quebec's coroner has found. In a report released Thursday, the coroner detailed the circumstances leading to Rharouity's death and made a series of recommendations about improving safety in the Montreal Metro system. According to the coroner's report, Rharouity's scarf, coat and hair got stuck in the escalator.


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Woman loses son, ex-husband in two different crashes on Highway 63

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:03
A Fort McMurray woman who started lobbying the government to twin Highway 63 after her son was killed in a crash is now suffering another loss. Highway 63 is the main highway into Fort McMurray and the northern Alberta oilsands. The Alberta government has promised to twin the route since 2006, but only 20 per cent of the work has been completed. 
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Jewish groups protest Latvian musical about aviator turned Nazi death squad member

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:01

RIGA, Latvia - A famous Latvian aviator who joined a Nazi killing squad during World War II is being brought to life in a musical that has outraged Jews in the Baltic country and beyond.


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Second case of enterovirus confirmed in province

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:59

Health officials on P.E.I. say there have now been two confirmed cases of enterovirus in the province.


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Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops start entering Syrian town of Kobani from Turkey, activists say

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:31
SURUC, Turkey - Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.
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Goldcorp results lag expectations, stock drops

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:24
TORONTO (Reuters) - Goldcorp Inc, the world's biggest gold producer by market value, reported lower-than-expected adjusted earnings on Thursday as production lagged expectations, sending its stock sharply lower. Goldcorp, hurt by lower gold prices and production at two mines in Mexico, also said its 2014 production would come in at the low end of its forecast. The company's stock dropped 8 percent to C$22.10 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. ...
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Daimler, VW dampen speculation about imminent CEO succession

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:23

MUNICH (Reuters) - Succession is not an imminent topic at Daimler or Volkswagen, the chief executives of both carmakers said on Thursday, adding that any potential candidates would most likely come from within their respective companies. Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche and Martin Winterkorn, who heads up Volkswagen, were both asked during a panel discussion in Munich whether succession was imminent and whether a suitable candidate had emerged. ...


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Am I fat? Examining the psychology of a child's self-image

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:23
There is more going on behind the scenes when your child asks you, "Am I fat?"
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Conoco third-quarter profit up but fourth-quarter output forecast cut

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:13

By Anna Driver (Reuters) - ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, on Thursday reported higher third-quarter profit from the sale of its Nigerian unit but lowered its fourth-quarter production outlook, sending shares down 1.4 percent. Over the last several years, Conoco has shed lower-margin assets, directing more capital to projects like shale drilling in the United States that offer higher returns and higher production growth. ...


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Trade, defense spending buoy U.S. third-quarter growth

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:34

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of Thursday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Thursday, beating economists' expectations for a 3.0 percent pace. While the pace of growth in business investment, housing and consumer spending slowed from the second quarter, all those categories contributed to growth. ...


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North Korea announces it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:29
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.
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Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in US, goes for a bike ride with her boyfriend

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:28

FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.


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