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Conservatives introduce thick budget bill that includes unrelated items

41 min 57 sec ago
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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Omar Khadr wins right to sue feds for conspiring with U.S. in expanded suit

43 min 24 sec ago

TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr should be allowed to claim the Canadian government conspired with the Americans to torture him and breach his rights, a Federal Court judge ruled Thursday.

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Three quarantined in NYC after 1st Ebola case, a doctor who treated patients in West Africa

44 min 1 sec ago

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

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Sweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine in Stockholm archipelago

44 min 32 sec ago

STOCKHOLM - Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea.

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Thanksgiving gravy train: Edmonton couple wins $30M on harvest holiday weekend

45 min 48 sec ago

ST. ALBERT, Alta. - An Edmonton couple had plenty to be thankful for on the Thanksgiving weekend after winning a lottery jackpot worth almost $31 million.

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China launches experimental spaceship in preparation for unmanned moon return trip

46 min 8 sec ago

BEIJING, China - China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

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Detroit Mass Mob uses social media to draw Roman Catholics to services in struggling churches

46 min 28 sec ago

DETROIT - Detroit has seen half of its residents skip town over the past 50 years, and the fallout has been felt in every corner of the city, including its religious communities.

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City hall reporters reflect on campaign's long, winding road

50 min 5 sec ago

After a gruelling 10-month election campaign and some 60 all-candidates' meetings, Toronto voters will head to the polls on Monday. Aside from Doug Ford, John Tory and Olivia Chow, perhaps no three people are happier about the campaign's imminent end than the three city hall journalists who appeared on Metro Morning Friday to talk about the race: Don Peat of the Toronto Sun, Elizabeth Church of The Globe and Mail and Jamie Strashin of CBC News. The trio spoke with host Matt Galloway about the campaign's final days and what comes next for Toronto.

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For $20 or less, smugglers offer foreigners passage from Turkey into IS territory in Syria

53 min 13 sec ago

ONCUPINAR, Turkey - The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine-guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travellers across for a surprisingly small fee.

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Canadian Consulate in Istanbul evacuated after suspicious powder found

53 min 54 sec ago
Turkish authorities have begun an investigation into an unidentified yellow powder that was found in a package received at the Canadian Consulate in Istanbul. The consulate has been evacuated, the CBC's Jeff Semple tweeted Friday morning. "The Canadian, Belgian and German consulates in Istanbul have all been evacuated after all three received a suspicious package this morning, according to reports in the Turkish media," Semple said in London.
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Futures point to lower start on Ebola concerns

1 hour 54 min ago

Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday as caution prevailed after the first confirmed case of Ebola in New York City and ahead of European bank stress test results, due at the weekend. December futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.39 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET. No major Canadian economic events are scheduled . The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index posted a sharp gain on Thursday as energy shares jumped with the price of oil and the market rebounded from a selloff the previous session spurred partly by the shootings in Ottawa. ...

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Island Morning Political Panel Oct. 24, 2014

1 hour 55 min ago

Island Morning's Political Panel had a number of topics up for debate on Friday.

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Beaver comeback continues in Windsor-Essex on Turkey Creek

1 hour 55 min ago
Nearly a century after they all but disappeared, beavers continue to make a comeback in Windsor-Essex County. The latest sighting has come in LaSalle, along Turkey Creek. Ron Harway found the beaver in his backyard.
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Don Valley Parkway closed to traffic this weekend

2 hours 15 min ago

Drivers heading into or out of downtown this weekend should be aware that the Don Valley Parkway will be closed for fall maintenance.

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Cosmetic pesticide changes will 'empower' municipalities

2 hours 32 min ago

P.E.I. municipalities may soon be able implement their own cosmetic pesticide bans. The Minister of Municipal Affairs Wes Sheridan says he will table legislative amendments this fall. This comes after several municipalities, including Charlottetown, Stratford and Cornwall, all passed resolutions asking the province to do this.

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Merivale Road crash sends 2 men to hospital in serious condition

2 hours 35 min ago

Two men were taken to hospital — one in critical condition and the other in serious condition — after a single-vehicle crash on Merivale Road early Friday morning. It happened near Colonnade Road at about 2:40 a.m., police said, when a car struck a bridge support pole. A 24-year-old man was unconscious and in critical condition, suffering from "significant head and chest injuries," paramedics said in a media release.

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Tunisian forces end 24-hour standoff, killing man and 5 women

2 hours 58 min ago
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man.
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Province House security under scrutiny after Ottawa shooting

3 hours 12 min ago

Many are questioning security protocols at P.E.I's Province House and other government buildings in the wake of Wednesday's tragic events in Ottawa. On Thursday, a day after gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then stormed Parliament, a single police officer monitored the exterior of Province House, while two more were inside the Coles Building next door where MLA's met.

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Stagnating euro zone seeks to persuade Germany to shift

3 hours 25 min ago

By Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone leaders sought on Friday to bridge stark differences over how to avoid economic stagnation and deflation in the bloc, with Germany facing fresh calls to soften its budget rigor and spend more. With a U.S.-style bond-buying plan by the European Central Bank off the table for now, the bloc has few options, leaving other euro zone leaders to tread a careful line between the opposing growth and austerity camps. ...

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Charges laid against man arrested after driver finds gun on Halifax bus

3 hours 42 min ago
HALIFAX - Charges have been laid against a man arrested after police recovered a firearm on a Halifax public bus Thursday.
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