The Canadian dollar was higher Wednesday, benefitting from the major deal struck that will see Burger King buy Tim Hortons.
The Canadians were working at a treatment centre operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres in Kailahun region of Sierra Leone.
The item was posted on sale online overnight in three European countries but could be viewed as a catalog item in many others.
Canada's premiers, meeting in P.E.I., float ideas for responding to the phenomenon of missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Court overturns hate-crime convictions in Ohio beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish

CINCINNATI – An appeals court has overturned hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish found guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday sided with arguments brought by attorneys for the Amish, found guilty two years ago in five attacks Read the Rest of the Entry

Canadians pay more than $500M in fees a year for paper bills, statements: report

TORONTO – Canadians are probably paying more than half a billion dollars a year to receive printed bills and bank statements by mail, according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. The consumer research organization polled more than 2,000 Canadians and found about three quarters of the respondents objected to being charged fees for paper copies Read the Rest of the Entry

EXCLUSIVE: Police raid former offices of condo developer in North York fraud case

Toronto police estimate the investor losses could be $12.4 million.

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Daniela landing SUNshine Girl Daniela loves everything about summer. Our browneyed beauty enjoys spending time at the beach either going for a swim or zooming along the boardwalk on her rollerblades. (Ernest Doroszuk photo)

USDA: Non-allergic peanut moves closer to commercial reality

A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

Kids who are in shape may have healthier brains

Kids who are in shape may have healthier brains

Almond and peanut butters recalled due to salmonella concerns

Trader Joe's and MaraNatha brands of almond butter and peanut butter have been recalled over concerns they could be contaminated with salmonella.

Iran says tested new nuclear enrichment machine, may irk West

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has conducted "mechanical" tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear programme.

Police shoot dead three criminals near U.N., U.S. sites in Nairobi

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police killed three people trying to steal a truck near a United Nations complex and the nearby U.S. embassy in Nairobi on Wednesday, police said, but staff at both sites said they were continuing with normal business soon afterwards.

Motley Crue stars mock Justin Bieber’s ‘weak’ bad boy antics [Photos]

Hellraising Motley Crue stars Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil have mocked Justin Bieber’s "bad boy" antics, insisting his efforts to toughen up his image are lame.

Young Jeezy held on $1M bail after concert shooting

Rapper Young Jeezy is in police custody after a gun thought to have been used in a fatal shooting on Friday was found on his tour bus.

Alex Lifeson tops celebrity birthdays for August 27

Rush guitarist extraordinaire Alex Lifeson is celebrating a milestone birthday today.

Natasha Lyonne dating Fred Armisen?

Actors Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen have sparked rumours of a new romance after they were spotted locking lips while attending an Emmys afterparty together in Los Angeles on Monday.


U.S. and Spain on course for World Cup showdown

NBA: Miami Heat at New Orleans PelicansBy Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - A much-weakened United States should still be strong enough at least to reach the final of the 2014 basketball World Cup, which begins in Spain on Saturday. The holders, together with the hosts, will be strong favorites to reach the final of the marathon 24-nation event, while European champions France, a rejuvenated Croatia plus Brazil, Lithuania and Greece are likely to feature among the dark horses at the tournament, which runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 14. The Americans completed their build-up with Tuesday's 101-71 rout of Slovenia, one of the teams they could meet en route to the final, after emphatic wins against Brazil, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in MinskBy Richard Balmforth and Anton Zverev KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday's talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis. Accusations of direct Russian support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have prompted Western governments to impose sanctions on Moscow, despite its vehement denials, and fanned tensions with NATO to levels not seen since the Cold War. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said a group of Russian soldiers had crossed the border in armoured infantry carriers and a truck and entered the town of Amvrosiyivka, not far from where Ukraine detained 10 Russian soldiers on Monday. No comment was immediately available from the Russian defence ministry on the alleged incursion.

US indexes drift a day after record; Express gains

FILE - In this Monday, March 8, 2010, file photo, a sign for Wall Street is shown near the New York Stock Exchange. Global shares were mixed Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014 after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong day in Asia. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Stocks were mostly flat in midday trading Wednesday after wavering between small gains and losses through much of the morning. Investors had their eye on a batch of company earnings and the latest corporate deal news. Trading volume was light ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.


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