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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Netanyahu tells Israelis to be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, army urges Gaza evacuations

TileGAZA, Palestinian Territories - Signalling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighbourhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. The warnings came on a day of heavy Hamas-Israeli...

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

NewsAlert: Airstrike hits main Gaza hospital compound: Palestinian officials

GAZA, Palestine - Palestinian officials: airstrike hits main Gaza hospital compound, causing casualties.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Sexual-assault suspect killed in New York shootout; 2 federal marshals, policeman wounded

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighbourhoods, officials said Monday.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

B.C. can be counted as friend of Israel: Premier Christy Clark

VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark has aligned herself and British Columbia with Israel in a letter to a Jewish-Canadian advocacy group in which she says the province can be "counted as a friend."

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Sick man with Ebola who boarded plane shows weaknesses in stopping deadly disease's spread

Story ImageDAKAR, Senegal - No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases...

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

US federal appeals court upholds judge's ruling that gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

Story ImageRICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, one of more than 20 legal decisions around the country favouring gay marriage proponents since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defence of Marriage Act last year.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Edmonton police say stolen pendant containing boy's ashes returned

EDMONTON - The parents of a nine-year-old boy killed in a plane crash in 2013 say they are thankful someone returned a stolen cross necklace that holds the ashes of their child.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Website helps parents, coaches recognize concussion signs in kids, what to do

TORONTO - Deciding whether a child may have sustained a concussion while engaged in play or sport can be difficult because tell-tale symptoms may not show up right away. But a new online resource aimed at parents and coaches could help make that determination a whole lot easier.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Canadian prof in Florida was killed in his car, found by neighbour: 911 call

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Canadian law professor working in Florida was found bleeding from a gunshot to the head in the driver's seat of his car in his garage on the day he died, a 911 call released Monday revealed.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Internal Finance memo warns of potential for Bitcoin-related crime

OTTAWA - The high level of anonymity and lack of regulation associated with Bitcoin transactions may make the virtual currency "an attractive payment method for criminals," warns a newly disclosed Finance Department memo.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Hamas and Israel blame each other for deaths of 10 people - 9 of them children - in Gaza park

Story ImageGAZA, Palestinian Territories - Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians including nine children playing on a swing in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Senate committee debates sanctions against Tory senator who hired girlfriend

OTTAWA - A Senate committee is debating what if any sanction to level against a Quebec Conservative who was found to have breached parts of the upper chamber's conflict-of-interest code.

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