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Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of the West African countries battling Ebola.
Researching his new book, Roch Carrier acquired new respect for General James Wolfe while discovering the Marquis de Montcalm’s weaknesses.
The man who killed three Mounties, Justin Bourque, has been sentenced to serve 75 years in prison before becoming eligible to apply for parole.
Junior hockey player employment records, league contracts, U.S. visa applications show the CHL treats some players as employees, although it says they are “contractors” or “student athletes.”
At least one person dead as SpaceShipTwo explodes after take off on test flight in Southern California’s Mojave Desert.
RECENT NEWS LOCAL NEWS

Magnotta’s father testifies at murder trial; talks of troubled childhood

The man's name is subject to a publication ban.

2nd woman identifies herself in Ghomeshi allegations

Seth writes that she feared coming forward would lead to judgement and harassment online

Sunshine Girl

Crystal

Crystal landing SUNshine Girl Crystal is a musician and yoga instructor who likes dressing up for Halloween. Crystal decided to be a little gruesome this year — and why not? She also likes the Leafs, hiking into the wilderness and reading Kurt Vonnegut. VERONICA HENRI/QMI AGENCY
SCIENCE & HEALTH WORLD NEWS

Scratching an itch intensifies need to scratch: Study

Your mother was right — scratching an itch only makes it worse.

HIV prevention pill best when taken just before sex

A new HIV prevention pill is highly effective and works best when taken just before engaging in sex, a French study has found.

B.C. pilot project aims to match drug dosages to DNA

Imagine if your pharmacist could accurately predict whether you'll have side effects from medication. For 200 British Columbians, that may become a reality.

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey.






U.S. blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic and political reforms in the country, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's planned visit next month.
ENTERTAINMENT

Chelsea Handler fumes over deleted topless picture

Comedian Chelsea Handler is boycotting Instagram.com after administrators twice deleted a topless photograph of her.

Amanda Bynes goes on Twitter rant after hospital release

Troubled actress Amanda Bynes has sparked fears she is already struggling to cope after leaving rehab by launching another bizarre rant on Twitter.

Rob Schneider tops celebrity birthdays for October 31

Actor Rob Schneider, known for roles in "The Waterboy" and "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," is celebrating a milestone birthday today.


SPORTS NEWS

Cubs sack manager Renteria, chase Maddon

Manager Rick Renteria of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout during a game against the Washington Nationals on July 5, 2014 in Washington, DCThe Chicago Cubs sacked manager Rick Renteria on Friday and confirmed their pursuit of Joe Maddon. "Last Thursday, we learned that Joe Maddon -- who may be as well suited as anyone in the industry to manage the challenges that lie ahead of us -- had become a free agent," Cubs president Theo Epstein said in a statement. "We confirmed the news with Major League Baseball, and it became public knowledge the next day. Epstein said Cubs executive Jed Hoyer had flown to San Diego last week to tell Renteria the club planned to speak to Maddon.


Park claims halfway lead at Taiwan LPGA

Park In-Bee of South Korea tees off at the 3rd hole during the first round of the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship golf event at the Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, west of Seoul, on October 16, 2014World women's number one Park In-Bee of South Korea pulled off a 10-under-par to claim the sole lead after the second round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taipei on Friday. Park held a three-shot advantage over China's Feng Shanshan with a two-day total of 126 when she pared in after the 15th to finish with a 62 for the $2 million tournament at the par-72 Miramar Golf Country Club. Also at the centre of spotlight was American Danielle Kang, who won her second new car with a hole-in-one in two consecutive weeks thanks to a 7-iron which found the bottom of the cup on the 158-yard 17th hole. South Korean Mirim Lee, a two-time winner on the LPGA this season, jumped to the third place which she shard with three players after she tied with Park for the low round of the day with a 62 -- a ten shot improvement from her opening round.


EUROPE NEWS

Wall Street caps a wild month with a rally

Costumed characters distribute Hershey candies as trader Edward Curran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two weeks after enduring its worst slump since 2012.


Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants

FILE -- In this April 19, 2011 file photo provided by the Italian Coastguard, a boat reportedly carrying 760 migrants arrives at the Lampedusa harbor, Italy. Italy is officially ending its Mare Nostrum rescue operations Friday Nov. 1 2014, and the EU's Frontex border control will begin its Tritone mission Saturday. Italy launched the Mare Nostrum operation last year after 366 would-be migrants drowned off Sicily. Ships and aircraft involved in the 9.5 million-euro ($11.9 million) per month mission patrolled close to the Libyan coast, rescuing over 100,000 people. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Italy will still honor its obligation to respond to ships in distress and that no lives will be sacrificed. (AP Photo/Italian Coastguard, h.o. FILE)ROME (AP) — Italy insisted Friday that lives won't be sacrificed as it ended its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifted over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.


 
 


 
 
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