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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group

TileBEIRUT - Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people." The footage depicting what the U.S....

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

From London, Harper describes Sotloff death as 'barbaric and unacceptable'

Story ImageLONDON - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in the U.K. in advance of a NATO summit in Wales later this week and tweeting about reports of another beheading in Iraq.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Omar Khadr trying again to sue Canada for $20M and claim conspiracy with U.S.

TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr tries again Wednesday to expand his civil lawsuit against the federal government to include a claim that Canada conspired with the United States for what he says was the abuse of his rights and torture.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised, but no general breach of systems

Story ImageSAN FRANCISCO - Apple is acknowledging that computer hackers broke into the accounts of several celebrities to steal personal photos that have been posted online, a security breakdown that the iPhone maker blamed on the intruders' ability to figure out passwords and bypass other safeguards.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

NATO struggles to define collective defence in the age of cyberwarfare

Story ImageLONDON, England - Keystrokes could soon replace Kalashnikovs as the harbinger of future wars once NATO leaders endorse an updated policy that places catastrophic cyberattacks in the same league as real-world bombs and bullets.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Students lament learning time wasted as strike shutters B.C. public schools

Story ImageVANCOUVER - Queena Zeng anticipated her final year of high school would be fairly stressful, packed with SAT cram sessions and the nerve-racking wait for university acceptance letters.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Retirement looming for vintage Lee-Enfield rifles used by Canadian Rangers

OTTAWA - After decades of service, the military's last Lee-Enfield rifles are finally getting close to retirement.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Canada's quiet presence in U.S. missile defence: untangling fact from fiction

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - A surprising thing happens here, in the inner sanctum of the U.S. missile-defence program, when an unidentified object streaking across the sky sets off a series of low-octave sirens womp, womp, womp.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Aftermath of fierce battle shows rout of Ukrainian troops as Russia's Putin talks tough

Story ImageNOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine - The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Ill boy's parents released from custody in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew arrest warrant

Story ImageSOTO DEL REAL, Spain - The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after the charges against them were dropped, their lawyer said.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

US airstrikes may have killed leader of Somali extremist group al-Shabab; 6 militants dead

Story ImageMOGADISHU, Somalia - U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Was Panama Canal the reason Canada stalled in declaring war on Germany?

Story ImageMILTON, Ont. - A 99-year old former squadron leader with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War had a ringside seat at an event that could shed new light on why Canada waited until Sept. 10, 1939, to declare war on Nazi Germany.

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