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Iran, Armenia to create free trade zone
Armenia says it is working on a plan with Iran to create a free economic zone between the two countries.

Two arrested after shooting near Paris metro station, police say
Police in the French capital of Paris say they have arrested two suspects after a shooting near a metro station that caused public fear about a potential terror attack.

Terrorists? days numbered in Iraq: Iran spokesman
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has denounced a terrorist attack in the Iraqi central province of Karbala, saying terrorists are spending their final days in Iraq.

Brazil?s Rousseff pleads innocent, calls Senate trial coup
Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has denied all corruption charges against her, calling her impeachment trial a coup.

Belgium crime lab attack 'probably not terrorism', meant to destroy evidence
Belgian officials say an attack on a crime lab in Brussels was more like an organized crime rather than a terrorist act, saying it was apparently meant to destroy criminal evidence.

 CBC Toronto News

Woman strangled, 2 men killed by crossbow and arrow, Toronto police say
crossbow deaths crime scene

Toronto police have revealed that a woman killed in a triple homicide last Thursday died of strangulation, while two men died of crossbow bolt and arrow injuries to the neck.

Mother, 4-year-old daughter killed in 2-car crash in Markham
Markham Serious crash

A man and an infant were inside the other car involved in the collision; both suffered minor injuries. York Regional Police are asking for the public's help in reconstructing events leaving up to the crash.

Liberals' about-face on banning MPPs from fundraisers a 'despicable' stunt, PC MPP says

The provincial government has announced, after months of criticism, that it wants to ban all members of provincial parliament from so-called cash-for-access fundraisers.

Mom says ailing son, 11, needs cannabis oil but nurses won't give it to him
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A Toronto mother whose son suffers from chronic seizures due to a rare genetic condition is frustrated that some nurses in hospitals in Toronto have refused to administer cannabis oil that brings him relief.

Toronto FC apologizes for sexually explicit fan poster
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The Toronto FC has issued a statement on Twitter apologizing for the offensive sign one of the soccer club's fans held up at a recent game against the Montreal Impact, but some say the apology misses the point.

 CBC Canada's Top Stories

Woman strangled, 2 men killed by crossbow and arrow, Toronto police say
crossbow deaths crime scene

Toronto police have revealed that a woman killed in a triple homicide last Thursday died of strangulation, while two men died of crossbow bolt and arrow injuries to the neck.

Massive cruise ship brings new era of Arctic tourism to Cambridge Bay
Crystal Serenity at Cambridge Bay

The Crystal Serenity arrived at the hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, on Monday morning, the latest stop for the massive cruise ship as it makes its way through the fabled but dangerous Northwest Passage.

Death, bankruptcy and longer wait times: Ottawa warned about more private health care

A new report warns the federal government there will be serious consequences for Canadians if private health insurance for 'medically necessary' services takes hold.

Cape Breton store offers free land, job to Canadians willing to relocate
Farmer's Daughter in Whycocomagh

One family-run general store in Whycocomagh, N.S., is trying a unique approach to recruit staff to their rural business.


Wall St. gains as data points to budding economy

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York CityFinancial and commodity-sector stocks led the S&P 500 higher in a low-volume session on Monday after consumer spending rose for a fourth straight month, pointing to a pick-up in U.S. economic growth. After Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case for a rate hike before the end of the year was strengthening, Vice Chair Stanley Fischer seemed to indicate not only the possibility of a tightening move in September but a second one in December. "Utilities are up on a bounce," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York.

Oreo cookie maker Mondelez abandons bid for Hershey

A Hershey's chocolate bar is shown in this photo illustration in EncinitasShares of Mondelez, the maker of Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolates, rose nearly 4 percent in extended trading on Monday, while Hershey's shares plunged about 12 percent. In July, Hershey rejected a $23 billion cash-and-stock offer by Mondelez. "Following additional discussions, and taking into account recent shareholder developments at Hershey, we determined that there is no actionable path forward toward an agreement," Mondelez Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld said on Monday.

EU to hand Apple Irish tax bill of $1.1 billion, source says

A customer enters the new Apple store, which is the world's largest, on its opening day at Covent Garden in LondonThe European Commission will rule against Ireland's tax dealings with Apple on Tuesday, two source familiar with the decision told Reuters, one of whom said Dublin would be told to recoup over 1 billion euros in back taxes. The Commission declined to comment on Monday. The European Commission accused Ireland in 2014 of dodging international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from tax collectors in return for maintaining jobs.

Boeing keeps jetliner prices steady amid slowing sales

The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company Boeing (BA) is seen in Los AngelesBoeing Co , which has been dealing with a sharp slowdown in sales of new planes, said on Monday that it would refrain from increasing jetliner prices for the coming year, the first time it has held prices steady since 2009. "Boeing will continue to quote July 2015 base prices in 2016," company spokesman Doug Alder said in an email to Reuters. Airlines typically negotiate steep discounts from the list prices that Boeing and rival Airbus quote publicly, leaving the list prices as largely symbolic.

 CBC Technology & Science

Human ancestor Lucy's cause of death solved, scientists say
What Killed Lucy

The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests.

New Apple iPhone unveiling expected next week

Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco.

Deadly lightning kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway
Norway Reindeer Killed

More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway.

How a $64M hack changed the fate of Ethereum, Bitcoin's closest competitor

Picture this: A thief steals millions of dollars by hacking into an investment fund, and the whole theft is undone with a simple software update. That is, in effect, what happened recently at Ethereum, an upstart digital currency platform second only to Bitcoin in dollar value.

 Health & Weight Loss

Zika And Pregnancy: What You Need To Know -- At A Glance
Zika is a virus that is transmitted primarily through mosquito bites, though it can also be sexually transmitted. It makes most people only mildly ill, or produces no symptoms at all. But it can be very dangerous for pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects. Here is what women of childbearing age and their partners need to know.

Seqirus receives FDA approval for AFLURIAŽ QUADRIVALENT (Influenza Vaccine) for people 18 years of age and older
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seqirus announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AFLURIAŽ QUADRIVALENT (Influenza Vaccine) for use in persons 18 years ...

Zika in 30 seconds: What you need to know today

Zika in 30 seconds: What you need to know todayHave 30 seconds? Here?s what you need to know today about the Zika virus. Monday, Aug. 29 The big news right now Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika?

Afghanistan launches polio drive in former IS areas

Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries in the world where polio remains endemic, a fact blamed on opposition to immunisation by Islamist groups, who claim the vaccines are a conspiracy to sterilise Muslims or a cover for spyingAfghanistan launched a polio vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at reaching children in areas previously controlled by Islamic State group militants, officials said. Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries in the world where polio remains endemic -- a fact blamed on opposition to immunisation by Islamist groups, who claim the vaccines are a conspiracy to sterilise Muslims or a cover for spying. The latest five-day drive will look to reach about 9.5 million children nationwide, the health ministry's Sardar Parwiz told AFP, with officials hoping to take advantage of reduced fighting in the east following successes from US-backed military operations.

 Netflix Top 100

The Martian

Abandoned on the surface of Mars after his crew concludes that he perished in a dust storm, astronaut Mark Watney must find a way to survive the planet's harsh environment -- despite having only 28 days of supplies left.

Bridge of Spies

At the height of the Cold War in 1960, the downing of an American spy plane and the pilot's subsequent capture by the Soviets draws Brooklyn attorney James Donovan into the middle of an intense effort to secure the aviator's release.

Game of Thrones

Originally airing on HBO, this live-action fantasy series -- based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels -- charts the violent efforts of competing noble families to gain control of the vacant Westeros throne.

The Intern

Agreeing to participate in a community outreach program, e-commerce entrepreneur Jules Ostin hires a 70-year-old intern -- who ends up bringing his special brand of business savvy to her fashion enterprise.

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