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Somalia's Islamic extremists claim responsibility for killing 28 non-Muslims on bus in Kenya

1 hour 27 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya - Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for a Saturday dawn attack on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed.
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Man killed after SUV collides with tree on Memorial Drive

1 hour 38 min ago
One man is dead after the SUV he was in collided with a tree on Memorial Drive S.E. Friday night.
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Strong quake hits western China's Sichuan province; 1 dead, 2 homes collapse

1 hour 54 min ago

BEIJING, China - A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person, injuring 15 others and causing at least two homes to collapse, officials and state media said.


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Strong quake strikes central Japan; reports say 1 building collapses, several people injured

2 hours 12 min ago

TOKYO - A strong earthquake struck a mountainous area of central Japan on Saturday night, causing at least one building to collapse and injuring several people, according to Japanese media reports. No tsunami warning was issued.


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Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected as UN voices worry over spread of disease

2 hours 20 min ago
BAMAKO, Mali - Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and identified two new suspected cases, raising concern about further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.
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Volunteers compile book of stories of Canadian troops who served in Afghanistan

2 hours 26 min ago
EDMONTON - Volunteers hope a book of personal stories and images they've compiled from soldiers who served in Afghanistan will help Canadians remember a conflict that some fear is already fading from the public eye.
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2 young adults killed in east-end Montreal car crash

3 hours 10 min ago
Two young men aged 18 and 19 are dead after an early-morning crash in Montreal's east end. The car was travelling west on Notre-Dame Street East when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree on private residential property. Five young adults between the ages of 18 and 21 — four men and one woman — were in the car.
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Radicalized youth in Edmonton worries police chief

3 hours 26 min ago

"I think every police chief in any major city and I would say even in small communities should have concern about youth radicalization and radicalization in general," said Chief Rod Knecht. The police chief says he hopes any other changes don't go too far.


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Family, authorities urge calm as Ferguson grand jury nears decision about officer's fate

3 hours 36 min ago

FERGUSON, Mo. - Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.


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Hundreds of guests evacuated, 14 injured after suspected gas leak explosion in London hotel

3 hours 43 min ago

LONDON - A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday.


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First British volunteers fly to Sierra Leone, where experts warn of 'intense' Ebola surge

3 hours 44 min ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the World Health Organization has described as an "intense" surge in cases.
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Officials: Iraqi forces battling Islamic State group after extremist push in city of Ramadi

3 hours 53 min ago

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.


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Winsloe fatal fire ruled an accident

4 hours 26 min ago

A fatal fire earlier this month in Winsloe has been ruled an accident.


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MacKenzie family offering replica of lost wooden heirloom

4 hours 56 min ago
A family is trying to track down an intricate, handmade family heirloom that was lost at an OC Transpo bus stop early this month near the University of Ottawa, and they're offering a replica for anyone out there who may have the original with no questions asked. "We do not care how anybody came to have it in their possession, it would just be great for our family to be able to hand over this replacement tray to them and have the original back," Ian MacKenzie told In Town and Out host Giacomo Panico. The tray was made by artist and woodworker David MacKenzie, Ian's brother, who lives on Pender Island in B.C.'s Gulf Islands. He made it for his mother, Babs MacKenzie, who lived in Ottawa and treasured the piece until she died in May 2013.
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Feds move gingerly toward protecting 'Canada brand' in foreign mining operations

5 hours 25 min ago

OTTAWA - It's taken almost a decade of loud, often unwelcome advocacy, but the federal government appears to finally recognize that Canada's international brand needs a little spit and polish.


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Roch Voisine reflects on University of Ottawa student life

6 hours 26 min ago
Singer-songwriter Roch Voisine sits down with Our Ottawa host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld to talk about his new English album, his student life at the University of Ottawa and his upcoming show in Gatineau. Also, watch Our Ottawa with host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld for a look a what's happening in our community, plus lifestyle tips and stories about health, consumer, music, arts and entertainment. - Gold Medal Plate Winner for Ottawa: Chef Patrick Garland wins the prestigious culinary competition and helps support Olympic athletes.
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Portuguese police detain former Socialist prime minister, 3 others in corruption case

7 hours 57 min ago

LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's Attorney-General's office says police have detained former prime minister Jose Socrates as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.


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For 1 night on Florida stage, Bill Cosby regains revered status as beloved comedian

8 hours 7 sec ago

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.


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Canadian vets plan to join Kurdish fight against Islamic State

8 hours 34 min ago
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported on Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the Kurds. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said a half-dozen former armed forces personnel were enlisting, citing unnamed sources. Meanwhile, the National Post newspaper said veterans had formed a group called the First North American Expeditionary Force to help link would-be fighters with Peshmerga units and to provide financial help. ...
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Police officials: Al-Shabab militants hijack bus in northern Kenya, kill 28 non-Muslims

9 hours 35 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya - Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they were singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.
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