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Iran, Pakistan hold joint naval exercise in waters off Karachi coast
The 43rd flotilla of the Iranian Navy has participated in a joint relief and rescue drill with Pakistani naval forces in waters off the port city of Karachi.
Ukraine govt, pro-Russia forces report partial weapons withdrawal
The warring sides in eastern Ukraine have pulled back heavy weapons in one of the three agreed locations on the front line.
Iran arrests terrorists on eastern, western borders, police chief says
Iranian security and intelligence forces have arrested the members of a number of terrorist groups in the country?s eastern and western border regions, Iran?s police chief says.
Syrians want militants out of Qudsaya
People in Qudsaya near the Syrian capital Damascus have demonstrated against the presence of armed groups in the town.
Iranian sportsmen claim more medals in Asian Beach Games
Iranian sportsmen have delivered fine performances at the fifth edition of the Asian Beach Games in Vietnam and pocketed three more medals, including two silver ones.
Hundreds rally at Queen's Park for workers' rights and $15 minimum wage
Hundreds from across the province gathered at Queen?s Park on Saturday as part of the Rally for Decent Work, which in addition to calling for labour rights, also is advocating for a $15 per hour minimum wage.
Man found dead in Toronto's west end
Toronto police are now investigating after a man was found dead in the Humber College Boulevard and Finch Avenue West area.
Toronto police appeal for witnesses in death of male cyclist in Etobicoke
Toronto police are investigating the death of a 67-year-old male cyclist in Etobicoke and are calling on anyone who may have seen the man overnight.
Ontario's police watchdog probing fatal police shooting in Hamilton
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating a fatal shooting of a man by police near a GO Transit station in Hamilton.
No one injured after early morning fire damages North York house
No one was injured after an early morning fire in North York on Saturday but the blaze extensively damaged a house.
Last day of royal visit starts at social services centres in Victoria
Prince William and Kate are continuing their royal visit by meeting with social service agencies, which have featured prominently in their schedule since they arrived last Saturday.
Will UNESCO mission lay groundwork to protect Wood Buffalo National Park?
After a visit by UNESCO monitors to determine whether Wood Buffalo National Park "in danger," people in nearby Fort Chipewyan, Alta. are wondering whether the inspection will lead to greater protection for the park.
Cleanup crews slammed with calls after Windsor, Ont., flood
After record rainfalls in Windsor and Tecumseh, Ont., work crews were overwhelmed with calls from homeowners with flooded basements.
B.C. photographer found dead in Yucatan, Mexico, local official says
Mexican police discovered the body of Canadian photographer Barbara McClatchie Andrews outside of Merida, in the state of Yucatan, on Friday, according to a local official.
Exclusive: EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected
EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed. Google received a copy in April in which the European Commission accused it of using its dominant Android mobile operating system to shut out rivals. The EU competition enforcer in its charge sheet, known as a statement of objections, said it planned to tell the U.S. technology giant to halt payments or discounts to mobile phone manufacturers in return for pre-installing Google's Play Store with Google Search.
Germany's Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank: media
By Georgina Prodhan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank given the hard line Berlin has taken against state aid in other European nations and the risk of a political backlash at home, German media wrote on Saturday. The government denied a newspaper report on Wednesday that it was working on a rescue plan for Germany's biggest bank, as its shares went into a tailspin fueled by a demand for up to $14 billion from U.S. authorities for misselling mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis. Germany, which has insisted Italy and others accept tough conditions in tackling their problem lenders, can ill afford to be seen to go soft on its flagship bank, the Frankfurter Allgemeine wrote.
A Deutsche Bank settlement overshadows U.S. equities
Deutsche Bank will likely cast a pall over equity markets next week as the largest German lender navigates a possible multi-billion dollar settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the sale of mortgage-backed bonds. Deutsche shares traded in the United States hit a record low on Thursday, falling as much as 24 percent since the DOJ asked the bank to pay $14 billion to settle charges related to its sale of toxic mortgage bonds before the financial crisis. Analysts at Morgan Stanley estimated Deutsche could pay about $6 billion to settle with the DOJ.
China's yuan joins elite club of IMF reserve currencies
China's yuan joins the International Monetary Fund's basket of reserve currencies on Saturday in a milestone for the government's campaign for recognition as a global economic power. The yuan joins the U.S. dollar, the euro, the yen and British pound in the IMF's special drawing rights (SDR) basket, which determines currencies that countries can receive as part of IMF loans. It marks the first time a new currency has been added since the euro was launched in 1999.The IMF is adding the yuan, also known as the renminbi, or "people's money", on the same day that the Communist Party celebrates the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
Rosetta spacecraft helped us 'dig into our past' and understand where we came from
Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta may be lost to us for good, but the discoveries it made during its 12-year mission studying a distant, icy comet will help us unravel mysteries of life and the universe for decades to come.
People's love of beer shaped yeast's genetic history
A group of Belgian researchers has discovered that the yeast used to brew beer today started its life more than 500 years ago, and it?s our love of the frothy beverage that shaped the microbe?s genetic history.
New chemicals may be less toxic, safer for Arctic wildlife: researcher
The new chemicals are meant to replace Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) that are linked to serious health issues like diabetes and cancer.
What's in a name? Elon Musk turns to science fiction for Mars ship
If SpaceX founder Elon Musk's plan to establish a city on Mars sounds like science fiction, then consider the name of his first passenger ship. He's leaning toward the name Heart of Gold, from the 1979 book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
This 5-Year-Old Died From the Flu, Even After He Got Vaccinated
His death serves as a reminder that annual flu shots can save lives.
The flu vaccine is set to get a makeover
For the past eight years, flu shots have contained a virus that was retrieved from a sick person in California in the spring of 2009. No more.
Why Getting a Flu Shot Is Good for Your Pocketbook
The crisp air may have you thinking about football and pumpkins, but the change in season has health professionals concerned about the onset of flu season, and particularly about its impact on adults ages 65 and older. The reason that health officials are concerned about older adults is that they?re more likely to be hospitalized or die as a result of catching the flu. Not getting a flu vaccine could prove a costly mistake.
BARDA Awards $51.9 Million Contract to DNAe to Develop Semiconductor DNA Sequencing Platform for Rapid Diagnosis of Antimicrobial Resistant Infections and Influenza
LONDON & CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- First next-generation sequencing platform to receive funding from BARDA Up to $51.9 million, contract to support testing and FDA clearance of DNAe?s sequencing ...
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.
Set in the 1820s American frontier, this snowy thriller follows fur trapper Hugh Glass as he relentlessly seeks retribution against the companions who left him for dead in the Missouri River's icy waters after he was mauled by a bear.
The Big Short
Before the housing and credit bubble of 2007 triggers an international economic meltdown, a handful of financial outsiders sees the crash coming and bets against the big banks in a daring play that could reap them huge profits.