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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Hamas: Military commander not present during Israeli strike in Gaza that killed his wife, son

TileGAZA, Palestinian Territories - A Hamas spokesman says the group's elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son. Sami Abu Zuhri says Mohammed Deif "wasn't even in the location when they bombed it." Abu Zuhri was speaking to Hamas' TV station Al-Aqsa on Wednesday. ...

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper embarks on annual tour of the North

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper is set to embark on his annual trek to the North, his ninth time doing so since becoming prime minister.

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Mulcair maligns Conservatives for proposed cuts to health care, marijuana stance

Story ImageOTTAWA - NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is chastising the Conservatives on health care while accusing them of politicizing the debate on marijuana.

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Missing Ontario sports editor's car found abandoned in field, search continues

BROCKVILLE, Ont. - Police have found the car belonging to a missing Ontario journalist but continue to search for the man himself.

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Germany OKs sending arms for Kurds in Iraq; France sending more aid; Italy also giving weapons

Story ImageBERLIN - Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday.

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

British fighter's apparent role in beheading video highlights reach of militant group

LONDON - The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and...

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

At least 36 dead, 7 missing in landslides in Hiroshima in western Japan

Story ImageTOKYO - Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Latest Missouri protests are smaller, more subdued ahead of visit by attorney general

Story ImageFERGUSON, Mo. - Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again, after five nights of clashes following the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a white police officer.

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 residents and govt troops in 24 hours, authorities say

Story ImageKYIV, Ukraine - Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said.

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

As fear of Ebola rises, streets of Liberian capital empty out, security forces quarantine slum

Story ImageMONROVIA, Liberia - Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital Wednesday, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and reportedly sparking a protest.

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

No good option for US to protect hostage as it confronts Islamic State after revenge killing

WASHINGTON - Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley in an act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Maine man shows up for 2-day jail sentence wearing T-shirt with his mug shot on it

Story ImageMADISON, Maine - A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.

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