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Jose Fernandez remembered in sombre ceremony in Miami

Marlins Fernandez Killed

Somber Miami Marlins players and personnel escorted a hearse carrying the body of star pitcher Jose Fernandez from the team's ballpark Wednesday, as the farewell for their beloved teammate marched on.

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Posted: September 29, 2016, 1:33 am

Families of 9/11 victims can sue Saudi Arabia after Obama's veto overturned

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In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers.

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Posted: September 29, 2016, 12:53 am

Putin should ‘face the truth’: Abbott

TONY Abbott has joined other Australian MPs saying Russia needs to face the facts following the release of the report into the downing of MH17.
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Posted: September 29, 2016, 12:31 am

The questions that haunt MH17 families

THE MH17 report is a step in the right direction, but the families of Australian passengers say their most pressing questions remain unanswered.
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Posted: September 29, 2016, 12:29 am

Families get answers, but little closure from report on passenger jet downed by missile

M71 Malaysia Ukraine Andrei Anghel

Evidence released Wednesday showing Malaysian Air Flight MH17 was brought down by a Russian missile answers some questions for the Toronto-area family of a passenger on the flight, but they don’t expect it to bring any resolution.

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Posted: September 29, 2016, 12:21 am

Secret audio recordings damn Russia

TAPPED phone conversations filled with swearing and codenames were among the most crucial pieces of evidence from the MH17 crash.
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Posted: September 29, 2016, 12:05 am

Former Miss Universe hits back at Trump

THE former Miss Universe winner who Donald Trump called “Miss Piggy” has struck back at the presidential candidate.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 11:34 pm

Scary chart sparks GFC 2.0 fears

IN 2008, the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked the start of the GFC. This bank could be about to do the same thing.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 11:03 pm

‘I don’t want her to go to school now’

TWO students and a teacher have been wounded in a shooting at a South Carolina school, which could be linked to another crime scene nearby.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 10:48 pm

Another primary school shooting shocks US

A TEENAGER allegedly gunned down his father before opening fire on two children and a teacher at a primary school in South Carolina.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 10:47 pm

Aleppo ‘worse than a slaughterhouse’

THE US has threatened to suspend its talks with Russia over the conflict in Syria following escalating attacks in Aleppo, including on two hospitals.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 10:26 pm

Cops shoot dead unarmed black man

PROTESTERS have gathered in a California town following the police shooting of an unarmed black man who was reportedly mentally ill.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 9:54 pm

Teen killed father before opening fire at South Carolina elementary school: police

APTOPIX School Shooting

A 14-year-old boy is believed to have shot and killed his father before going to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and wounding two children and a teacher, authorities say.

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 7:53 pm

Obama dealt severe blow over 9/11 bill

IN A rare act of bipartisanship, the US Senate has voted to override Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 7:12 pm

Pepe the Frog joins swastika and Klan hood in Anti-Defamation League's hate symbol database

pepes

A popular internet meme has joined the ranks of the swastika and the burning cross in the Anti-Defamation League's hate symbol database. But how did a cartoon frog with humble origins as a lovable indie comic book character become an emblem of white supremacy?

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 5:57 pm

Zika outbreak: Miami-Dade releases 5 positive mosquito trap locations

Zika Florida

Outbreak zone now extends through much of Miami Beach

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 4:56 pm

So #TrumpWon? Not according to the real polls

Campaign 2016 Taxes

Donald Trump has claimed victory in Monday's presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, using online "polls" as his evidence. The only problem is those polls are bunk, and the legitimate polls show Clinton won comfortably.

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 4:23 pm

Almost 100 children killed in Aleppo since Friday, UNICEF says

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UNICEF says almost 100 children have been killed, and 223 have been injured amid intense fighting that has gripped the Syrian city of Aleppo since Friday.

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 4:10 pm

Turkey's bid to make Twitter block reporter part of growing digital censorship trend, advocates say

TURKEY-TWITTER/

Turkey's attempt to have Twitter block journalist Mahir Zeynalov is the latest example in a disturbing trend of governments getting social media companies to censor their critics, digital rights groups say.

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 3:00 pm

Malaysian jet downed by launcher from Russia, probe finds

UKRAINE-CRISIS/AIRPLANE-OSCE

Dutch-led criminal investigators say they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down by a Buk missile that had been moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia.

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 11:57 am

Refugee standing in 'shooting stance' killed by California officer

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The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived at the scene where a mentally unstable man was reportedly walking in traffic.

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 10:50 am

Indonesia evacuates tourists after volcano eruption

Some 1,100 tourists are evacuated after a volcano erupted on Indonesia's Mount Lombok, though hundreds are still missing.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 9:33 am

Dubai airport grounds flights due to 'drone activity'

Dubai International Airport grounds flights for half an hour due to "unauthorised drone activity", the airport's operator says.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 9:01 am

In California's farm belt, 'pesticide drift' has residents worried about their health

Stockton - Farm-6

In California's farm belt, "pesticide drift" means danger is in the wind. Residents want new laws to protect half a million children who go to school near fields sprayed with pesticides

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 9:00 am

Tanzania Magufuli fires officials over 'fake' earthquake account

Tanzania's president sacks senior officials for opening a fake account to siphon money set aside for earthquake victims, his office says.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 8:48 am

MH17: Dutch-led team to pinpoint Buk missile launch site

An international investigation team looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is due to release its findings on Wednesday.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 8:46 am

Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93

Former Israeli PM and President Shimon Peres has died aged 93 following a stroke two weeks ago.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 8:13 am

Spider bites Australian man on penis again

A 21-year-old Australian tradesman using a portable toilet on a building site is bitten by a venomous spider on the penis for a second time.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 8:10 am

Landslide slams into Chinese village after typhoon

China Typhoon

A landslide slams into a village in China's eastern Zhejiang province, swallowing up dozens of houses and leaving 27 people missing, state media reported.

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 7:53 am

Thailand's military allows 'culture of torture', says Amnesty

Thailand's military government has allowed a "culture of torture" to flourish, according to a report by rights group Amnesty International.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 7:12 am

Chinese investors pay A$88.88m for Sydney property

Chinese investors pay a "lucky" A$88,888,888.88 for a Sydney property, as new warnings emerge about a property bubble in the Australian city.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 5:19 am

Trump, Clinton set U.S. television record for debate audience

Campaign 2016 Debate

The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew 84 million U.S. television viewers, a record for such an event and numbers rarely seen on TV in the age of digital streaming and social media.

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 4:57 am

Twitch and YouTube 'taking misogynistic abuse in gaming seriously'

Newsbeat's hears from the biggest hosts of online gaming content in the world about the abuse some women face when they stream or share videos.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 4:47 am

How does a BUK missile system work?

The Ukrainian military has given BBC News access to one of its BUKs, to show how sophisticated a piece of military equipment it is.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 4:00 am

The Morning After the Debate, Donald Trump Goes on the Attack - New York Times


New York Times

The Morning After the Debate, Donald Trump Goes on the Attack
New York Times
Donald J. Trump at a town hall-style campaign event on Tuesday at Miami Dade College in Miami. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times. Donald J. Trump lashed out on Tuesday in the aftermath of a disappointing first debate with Hillary Clinton, scolding ...
Andrew Coyne: If logic had anything to do with the US election, it would not be a close raceNational Post
Tom's Take: Debate performances reinforce views of Donald Trump, Hillary ClintonGlobalnews.ca
Presidential debate: Trump-Clinton showdown breaks TV recordsBBC News
Toronto Sun -The Guardian -Montreal Gazette -ABC Online
all 13,124 news articles »
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 2:27 am

Shimon Peres, guiding hand behind Israel-PLO peace pact, dies at 93 - The Globe and Mail


The Globe and Mail

Shimon Peres, guiding hand behind Israel-PLO peace pact, dies at 93
The Globe and Mail
If he were judged only on how he fared in politics, Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93, two weeks after a stroke, would go down as a relatively minor figure in Israel's history. Although he had one of those can't-miss pedigrees ...
Peres saw hope for world where young people can get beyond the pastCBC.ca
Condolences pour in for former Israeli president Shimon Peres, dead at 93CTV News
Shimon Peres, former president of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dead at 93National Post
New York Times -BBC News -Washington Post -Macleans.ca
all 204 news articles »
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 2:12 am

Long legacy

The BBC's Kevin Connolly looks back at the long career of Shimon Peres, who helped shape every decade of Israel's life.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 2:11 am

Peres saw hope for world shaped by younger generations: Peter Mansbridge

Mideast Israel Shimon Peres Obit

CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge recollects a dinner in Toronto with Shimon Peres, still lively and engaging in his 92nd year.

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 2:10 am

Presidential debate: Trump-Clinton showdown breaks TV record

The first US presidential debate is watched by 84 million people, breaking a record set by Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in 1980.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 1:17 am

Wells Fargo chief forfeits $41m amid corruption probe

Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf forfeits $41m (£31.5m) in share bonuses as the bank giant tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices.
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 1:03 am

Serena Williams vows: 'I won't be silent' on police violence

Serena Williams speaks out against law enforcement brutality, quoting Martin Luther King as she says: "There comes a time when silence is betrayal".
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Posted: September 28, 2016, 12:25 am

New Note 7 burst into flames, owner says

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Posted: September 28, 2016, 12:25 am

Naysayers

BBC Monitoring looks at the most contentious issues in the peace deal signed by the Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels ahead of a popular vote on 2 October.
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Posted: September 27, 2016, 11:44 pm

Threat of violence

India's official entry to the Best Foreign Language film at Oscars is a gritty crime drama on police brutality and corruption, writes Sudha G Tilak.
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Posted: September 27, 2016, 11:39 pm

Bags of joy

Finnish-Syrian father-of-six Rami Adhan has become known as the "toy smuggler" for taking large bags of toys into Syria for children suffering in the war.
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Posted: September 27, 2016, 11:27 pm

'Seething fury'

Canada's First Nations use a royal tour to push for political action on social issues and say there is "seething fury" over the slow course of change.
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Posted: September 27, 2016, 11:26 pm

Created equal

The Republican Party may not be the most natural home for a transgender woman from New Jersey - but Jennifer Williams is trying to change it from the inside.
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Posted: September 27, 2016, 11:20 pm

Surviving Attica

In September 1971, inmates seized control of the Attica Correctional Facility in New York state - Carlos Roche was one of the prisoners.
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Posted: September 27, 2016, 11:19 pm

Woman returns home to discover burglars having sex on her couch - Globalnews.ca


Globalnews.ca

Woman returns home to discover burglars having sex on her couch
Globalnews.ca
A woman in South Memphis didn't have to go very far to find the people who broke into her house. Jamie Barnes says she returned to her home on Davant Street in South Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday to find her house had been broken into – and the two ...
'It's like they just had a big old nasty party'; Homeowner walks in on alleged thieves having sex on her couchToronto Sun
Tennessee woman catches burglars having sex on her couch after ransacking her houseDaily Mail
Woman says she returned home to find burglars having sex on her couchInternational Business Times UK
Huffington Post -NewsChannel5.com -Local 8 Now -fox8.com
all 34 news articles »
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Posted: September 27, 2016, 11:18 pm

England manager caught in undercover sting

England soccer coach Sam Allardyce is fighting for his future after seemingly admitting on video that he knew of ways to skirt FIFA rules on player ownership.
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Posted: September 27, 2016, 11:09 pm

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