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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Ghomeshi vows to 'fight allegations' in Facebook post; won't talk to media

TORONTO - Jian Ghomeshi thanked his supporters Thursday and vowed to meet the allegations against him head-on, a pledge that came as a "Trailer Park Boys" actor became the first to go on the record with accusations the ousted CBC-Radio personality engaged in abusive behaviour. The former "Q" radio host issued a Facebook post saying: "I want to...

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

NDP members use procedural stall tactics to stage committee protest

OTTAWA - Several House of Commons committees have not sat since June, and others only a handful of times, because of a procedural roadblock thrown up by the NDP.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne happy that John Tory is new Toronto mayor

BEIJING, China - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's happy John Tory is Toronto's new mayor because she knows she can work with him.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

RCMP requests for telecom subscriber data poorly tracked, says privacy czar

OTTAWA - The privacy watchdog is calling on federal authorities to keep better track of informal requests to telecommunications companies for subscriber data after finding shoddy record-keeping at the RCMP.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine, goes for an hourlong bike ride with her boyfriend

Story ImageFORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for an hour-long bike ride.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Top Ebola officials in Liberia and Sierra Leone describe successes amid looming danger

Story ImageFREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Playing with fire: Manitoba reserves lag in firefighting capabilities

WINNIPEG - Baby Errabella Harper was fast asleep in a three-bedroom house with no running water on St. Theresa Point First Nation when fire broke out.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops start entering Syrian town of Kobani from Turkey, activists say

SURUC, Turkey - Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Governor General mourns the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at National War Memorial

Story ImageOTTAWA - The governor general has paid his respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the soldier who was gunned down while on guard duty last week at the National War Memorial.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

North Korea announces it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears

PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

United Nations official praises Canada's stand on human rights in Iran

Story ImageOTTAWA - The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran says Canada's tough stand on the issue gives strength to those inside the country.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Fires on Manitoba reserves 'high risk' but only $4M given out: internal document

Story ImageWINNIPEG - An internal report from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada estimates it will take a $28-million injection of federal funding to reduce the number of deadly fires on Manitoba reserves, but only a fraction of that amount has been approved.

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