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After protests push president from power, 2nd Burkina Faso soldier declares he's head of state

1 hour 33 min ago

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.

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China's October factory growth unexpectedly hits five-month low: official PMI

3 hours 32 min ago

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity unexpectedly fell to a five-month low in October as firms fought slowing orders and rising costs in the cooling economy, reinforcing views that the country's growth outlook is hazy at best. The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) eased to 50.8 in October from September's 51.1, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday, but above the 50-point level that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a reading of 51.2. ...

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Justin Bourque to serve 75 years before parole eligibility for RCMP killings

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:10

MONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque, the disturbed young man who fatally shot three Mounties and wounded two others in what a judge described as a "blind rage," has been sentenced to an unprecedented 75 years in prison.

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Snowfall warning for southwest Alberta

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:25

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for southwest part of the province.  

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West-end restaurant, neighbours caught in red tape

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:06
A battle is brewing between the province and city hall over liquor licenses. Queen's Park says it's not its job to police noise levels and garbage, but the city says it has little power if it can't pull an establishment's licence to serve booze. 
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Witnesses tell NTSB that Kansas small plane drifted to the left of runway before crashing

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:06
WICHITA, Kan. - Six eyewitness have reported that a small plane drifted to the left side of the runway after taking off from a Kansas airport, then made a steep left bank before crashing into a flight training facility, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.
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What’s next for Rexall Place?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:43

A new committee has been struck to determine the future of Edmonton’s Rexall Place once the new downtown arena opens in 2015. Mayor Don Iveson has joined with the CEOs of ATB Financial, Edmonton Economic Development and others to brainstorm what’s next for the current Oilers’ home arena and concert venue. Northlands CEO Tim Reid said all options will be considered -- from re-purposing the building to demolishing it.

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Traffic helicopter makes unplanned landing in schoolyard

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:30

A helicopter made a safe but unplanned landing in a Calgary school field late this afternoon

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Province launches racy ads to curb student binge drinking

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:28

The Alberta government has launched an edgy new campaign it hopes will encourage young people to think twice about binge drinking. “I think it's a really big problem, because there's not enough information about it and it's still considered the cool thing to do,” third-year student Kathleen Degeer said Friday. To help, the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission has invested $200,000 into its “Thanks Alcohol” campaign, which aims to encourage students to think about the choices they make when drinking.

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Man shot by Calgary police after producing a BB gun that looked like a real gun

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:26
CALGARY - A man who was a resident at an assisted living complex for single men with mental health and addictions issues was shot and killed by police.
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TTC shutting down part of Line 1

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:06
All southbound trains on the line, also known as Line 1, will turn back at Eglinton Station and northbound at Bloor-Yonge Station on Saturday and Sunday. St. Clair and Rosedale stations will remain open for fare transactions and connecting surface routes. Davisville Station will be closed on Sunday and Summerhill Station will be shuttered both days.
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Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says.

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 20:57
SAN DIEGO - A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.
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Herbalife to pay $15 million to settle class action lawsuit

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 20:53

By Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd would pay $15 million to settle an 18-month battle over a class action lawsuit brought by a former distributor claiming that the nutrition and supplements company is running an alleged pyramid scheme, according to a U.S. court filing. The company would pay $15 million in cash, plus up to $2.5 million for product returns, according to the court filing that granted preliminary approval for the settlement on Friday. ...

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Calgary doctor urges mandatory flu shots for health care workers

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 20:44

A Calgary doctors says it's time to make flu shots mandatory for health care workers. Dr. William Ghali is scientific director of the O'Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. In British Columbia, where a mandatory system has been in place since 2012, the vaccination rate for health care workers is 20 percentage points higher.

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Horses make great listeners as part of literacy program

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 20:10

A very shy boy spent time petting a very patient horse on Friday, and even read a book his new friend. It all was all part of a pet therapy program for junior high students with autism, being run at Gary Millar’s farm near Fort Saskatchewan. While many people are likely familiar with the idea of therapy dogs or even therapy cats, it may come as a surprise that horses are also being increasingly used to help children with disabilities.

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Harper urged to press China for release of jailed pro-democracy advocate

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:33
OTTAWA - It was business as usual Friday at the prime minister's Langevin Block office, where Stephen Harper smiled and chatted with the Chinese ambassador to Canada before confirming plans for his third official visit to China next week.
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Survivalist wanted in deadly trooper ambush caught; prosecutors to seek death penalty

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:30

LORDS VALLEY, Pa. - A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, made his first court appearance Friday after he was captured by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

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McCain plant in Borden-Carleton officially closes

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:28
The McCain french fry plant in Borden-Carleton officially closed Friday, impacting 121 workers and leaving questions about potato processing in Prince Edward Island. Workers have processed P.E.I. potatoes from the location for about 20 years, creating specialty products as well as french fries. The Potato Board said the closure will affects the entire potato industry on the Island.
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Calgary man creates spectacular haunted house

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:12
Trick or treaters in one Calgary neighbourhood are in for a visual treat. 
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Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda says he's ready for windy Chicago skyscraper crossings

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:40

CHICAGO - With Chicago's chilling winds howling in the background, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda declared Friday he's ready to attempt two back-to-back skyscraper crossings, one of them blindfolded.

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