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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

EU to slap new sanctions on Russia as Ukraine's president calls conflict threat to Europe

TileBRUSSELS - The European Union on Saturday was poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole. Petro Poroshenko said before a summit of the EU's 28 leaders that a strong response was needed to the "military aggression and terror" facing his...

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Syrian rebels holding 44 Fiji peacekeepers attack Filipino troops in Golan Heights

Story ImageBEIRUT - Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Ebola's toll on health care in W. Africa hits hard, will be felt for years to come

Story ImageFREETOWN, Sierra Leone - When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to co-ordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business.

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Liberian Ebola survivor calls for more experimental drug to be sent to Africa; blockade lifted

Story ImageMONROVIA, Liberia - A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease.

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Lesotho military disarms police in act it says done for security; Prime minister condemns act

JOHANNESBURG - Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country.

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Operating room black box could provide valuable feedback for surgeons

Story ImageTORONTO - A Toronto surgeon who is working to adapt black box aviation technology to track surgeries and improve patient outcomes says preliminary results are promising.

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

E-cigarettes sales will suffer if regulated like tobacco: analyst

Designed to simulate smoking, electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity but uncertainty over possible Health Canada regulations and restrictions by other regulators are raising concerns for the industry in Canada.

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

International group says Gaza housing reconstruction to take 20 years

JERUSALEM - An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Going from reserve to recruit a culture shock for some aboriginals: report

OTTAWA - The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document.

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Corvette Museum board decides to fill in entire sinkhole that swallowed 8 prized sports cars

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

No winning ticket sold for Friday`s $50-million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO - No one has the winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.

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Friday Aug 29, 2014

After 2 deaths in 2013, NYC music festival tightens security, shortens shows

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - Drug-sniffing dogs, peers watching for people feeling ill, a "cooling tunnel" and shorter days are greeting fans this weekend at an electronic music festival where two people died of drug overdoses last year, organizers said Friday.

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