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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Canada's inflation rate was 2.4 per cent in October, Statistics Canada

OTTAWA - The country's annual inflation rate last month climbed higher than economists expected, heating up to 2.4 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday. The federal agency found the consumer price index crept upwards as prices rose in all categories during the 12 months leading up to October, with both food and shelter costs adding 2.8 per cent ...

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Bandits in Guinea steal blood samples suspected of Ebola infection; officials plead for return

Story ImageCONAKRY, Guinea - It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Obama's immigration orders leave Republicans scrambling for response

Story ImageWASHINGTON - President Barak Obama's announcement of immigration changes that will protect nearly 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally from deportation has infuriated Republicans, but has also left them scrambling for a response that won't undermine their prospects in the 2016 presidential election.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

As snow ends in Buffalo, flooding and roof collapses are new threats; 12 deaths reported

Story ImageBUFFALO, N.Y. - A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Kerry pulls back from nuclear talks, Iran ponders next step

Story ImageVIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry decided Friday to pull back from nuclear talks in Vienna, leaving Iran's foreign minister to ponder an apparent new proposal from Washington meant to bridge differences standing in the way of a deal with less than four days to deadline.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Strong undersea earthquake hits eastern Indonesia; no tsunami expected

TERNATE, Indonesia - A strong undersea earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage and officials said it was unlikely to trigger a tsunami.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Intelligence agency's case disclosures rise in fight against terror, dirty cash

OTTAWA - New figures show Canada's financial sleuthing agency disclosed more than 1,000 pieces of intelligence to police and security agencies last year.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

23-year-old woman with holstered gun arrested outside White House during demonstration

WASHINGTON - A Michigan woman carrying a gun was arrested outside the White House just after President Barack Obama completed a nationally broadcast speech announcing his plan for the U.S. immigration system.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone arrives in Switzerland for treatment

Story ImageBERLIN - A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Switzerland for treatment and was able to walk off the transport plane, a Geneva medical official said Friday.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Gambia leader approves law that would jail some gays for life amid fresh wave of arrests

DAKAR, Senegal - The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Dozens line up at Toronto city hall to buy remaining Rob Ford bobble heads

TORONTO - Dozens of people are lining up to buy what's left of the Rob Ford bobble head dolls, which the outgoing Toronto mayor is selling to raise funds for the two hospitals that have been treating him for cancer.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

ABC to celebrate Disney musicals on Broadway with TV special on Dec. 14 led by Elton John

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - Disney will celebrate 20 years of making Broadway magic with a prime-time, hour-long special next month on ABC that highlights many of its musicals, including "Beauty and the Beast," ''The Lion King," ''Aida," ''Tarzan," ''The Little Mermaid," ''Mary Poppins," ''Newsies" and...

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