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Panasonic says to transfer Sanyo TV unit in U.S. to Funai Electric

2 hours 48 min ago

TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp said it is transferring its Sanyo television unit in the U.S., which supplies sets to Wal-Mart Stores, to Funai Electric Co. of Japan in return for annual royalty payments. The move allows Panasonic to exit an unprofitable business. The transfer of the unit will likely be completed before the end of March, a spokesman for Panasonic said on Sunday, after the Nihon Keizai newspaper reported it would sell the business to Funai Electric . ...


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'United as one': Hockey returns to Ottawa with stirring pre-game anthem ceremony

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:09
OTTAWA - Players on opposing teams stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a circle at centre ice as hockey made a stirring return to Ottawa on Saturday night.
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US: Ambassador Power to visit 3 Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:53

The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.


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Residents in path of Hawaii lava told to prepare for possible evacuation in 3 to 5 days

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:52

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.


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Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:36

By Richard Valdmanis OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military. The grounds of the hilltop gothic building, whose clock tower is a centerpiece of Ottawa's skyline, attracted scores of visitors, many still stunned by Wednesday's attack, which took place as Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with lawmakers. ...


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Memorial held in Montreal for soldiers Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 21:46

MONTREAL - Tributes to two Canadian soldiers who died in two separate attacks continued to flow Saturday, expressed in an outpouring of patriotism and terms like heart break and shock.


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Grieving widow pleads for hit-and-run driver to come forward

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:36

Paramjeet Sidhu, 46, was hit while using a marked crosswalk at Rabbit Hill Road and Hodgson Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. on October 5. “It’s a huge loss for the family, it’s something which we are going to live with for the rest of our life,” Gurpreet Sidhu said, fighting back tears. On the night of October 5, Gurpreet Sidhu said her husband went for a walk – something he often did in the evening – around 9 p.m.


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B.C. First Nation recognizes milestones before 150th anniversary of hangings

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:15
FARWELL CANYON, Cana - Rays of light from the autumn sun bounce off the statuesque sand dunes above the Chilcotin River west of Williams Lake as a large male bighorn sheep guides a herd across the top of the steep canyon walls.
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You can't take favourite object with you, but your remains can rest in custom 3-D printed urn

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:02

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.


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Five injured, 1 critically, in explosion at Sarnia, Ont. industrial plant: Mayor

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 18:48

SARNIA, Ont. - An explosion that tore through an industrial facility in this southwestern Ontario city sent five people to hospital, with one airlifted to a health centre in critical condition, officials said Saturday.


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Disabled cargo ship heading home to Russia after repairs at B.C. port

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 17:32

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. - Repairs to a Russian container ship have enabled it to head home after a power outage left the vessel loaded with diesel fuel adrift off British Columbia's north coast.


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Five injured in Sarnia, Ontario industrial explosion

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 17:29
TORONTO (Reuters) - Five people have been injured, one critically, after an explosion at a tank car maintenance facility in Sarnia, Ontario, police and the city's mayor said on Saturday. Police in the city, home to a number of oil refineries and petrochemical plants, said on Twitter the fire at the Veolia Environmental Services site had been quickly brought under control. It said one of the five injured was being transferred to a London, Ontario hospital. ...
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Toronto mayoral candidates campaign over final weekend

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 17:18

The top three contenders in Toronto's mayoral race are out in full force in the weekend before election day. Torontonians head to the polls on Monday, and Olivia Chow, Doug Ford and John Tory are trying to drum up as much last-minute support as possible. Tory said getting to make stops in every part of the city is a great way to finish his campaign.


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$106M-upgrade proposed for Kinsmen Sports Centre

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 17:10

A new city report is recommending a $106 million dollar upgrade for Edmonton’s Kinsmen Sports Centre. The money would go towards creating a ground-floor lobby, expanded fitness centre and new racket courts, along with widening the 50-metre warm-up pool and adding more parking spaces. The investment would help turn the recreation centre into a state-of-the-art training and competition venue, which could play an important role in Edmonton's 2022 Commonwealth Games bid, said Coun.


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Health care worker quarantined after arrival from West Africa criticizes how it was handled

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 16:59
NEWARK, N.J. - The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.
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Weapons charges possible after bus hold up, police say

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 16:46
Calgary police say weapons charges may be pending after a man boarded a bus, pulled out a knife and wouldn't let people leave yesterday. The incident happened around 6 p.m. MT after the 25-year-old man boarded the bus at Bowness Road and 67th Street N.W. 
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Blues legend Jack Bruce, vocalist and bassist of 1960s power trio Cream, dies at 71

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 16:42

LONDON - Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.


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Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 16:34

By Richard Valdmanis OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military. The grounds of the hilltop gothic building, whose clock tower is a centerpiece of Ottawa's skyline, attracted scores of visitors, many still stunned by Wednesday's attack, which took place as Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with lawmakers. ...


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Eight-time NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo visits Lasalle Boys and Girls Club

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:56

About 50 young basketball players in the Montreal borough of Lasalle were treated to a special NBA skills camp Saturday – complete with a visit from retired NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo. Mutombo, 48, a former Houston Rockets player, is an eight-time NBA All Star. Mutombo led some aspiring basketball stars from the Lasalle Boys and Girls Club in practice drills.  The clinic was organized by the Boys and Girls Club of Lasalle and its five basketball teams.


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Boat accident in Zambia leaves 26 people dead, most of them children

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:40
LUSAKA, Zambia - At least 26 people, most of them children, died when a crowded boat capsized in Zambia while on the way to a national celebration, police said Saturday.
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