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Iran to attend upcoming OPEC meeting
Iran says it will participate in an upcoming meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to discuss the latest market situation.

6 killed in attack on convoy in southwestern Pakistan
At least six people, including a senior local official, have been killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen on a convoy in southwestern Pakistan.

Iran, Chile FMs meet, exchange views on boosting ties
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with his Chilean counterpart Heraldo Munoz Valenzuela, with the two sides discussing reinforcing bilateral relations, especially in the economy sector.

Egypt supply minister resigns over corruption allegations
Egyptian Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi has resigned over his implication in a scandal related to fraudulent wheat subsides payments.

Farage bashes Clinton, Obama at Trump rally
Former UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader Nigel Farage and US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have joined on stage at a rally to condemn Hillary Clinton, who is the Democratic Party?s ticket in the race for the White House.

 CBC Toronto News

Police say crossbow deaths in Scarborough linked to suspicious package downtown
Scarborough crossbow incident

Toronto police confirm there is a link between the three deaths involving a crossbow in east Toronto and a suspicious package found in the downtown area of the city.

Police evacuate Queens Quay condo building over suspicious package
Queen's Quay evacuation

Toronto police have evacuated a downtown condo building as they investigate a report of a suspicious package, an incident investigators have confirmed is linked to the deaths of three people in Scarborough from crossbow injuries.

Toronto under severe thunderstorm warning: Environment Canada
Toronto thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Toronto.

Taxi driver faces charges after video of cab hitting cyclist goes viral
Taxi hits cyclist

Toronto police have laid charges against a cab driver after a video of a taxi ramming a bicycle courier went viral on YouTube last week.

Union files notice of job action with Canada Post, but open to more talks
Canada Post 20160708

The biggest union at Canada Post says it has filed a 72-hour notice of job action, but is willing to withdraw it if the Crown corporation agrees to an extension on negotiations.

 CBC Canada's Top Stories

Union files notice of job action with Canada Post, but open to more talks
Canada Post 20160708

The biggest union at Canada Post says it has filed a 72-hour notice of job action, but is willing to withdraw it if the Crown corporation agrees to an extension on negotiations.

Second switched-at-birth case discovered at Manitoba First Nation hospital
Newborns in hospital - 409861033

Two men from a northern Manitoba First Nation have discovered they were switched at birth at a federally run hospital nearly 40 years ago. It's the second known case of infants being switched at birth in 1975 at the same hospital.

3 dead, including at least 1 hit by crossbow bolt, in Toronto
Scarborough crossbow incident

Toronto police confirm there is a link between the three deaths involving a crossbow in east Toronto and a suspicious package found in the downtown area of the city.

Trudeau tells Liberal caucus to get back to basics and take the long view
Liberal Caucus 20160825

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave his caucus a pep talk in the Saguenay region of Quebec Thursday, at the start of what will be two days of meetings. He told them to take the long view and be ready for what could be a bumpy fall in Parliament.


Wall St. slips on healthcare, consumer names; Fed eyed

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City,NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were modestly lower on Thursday, weighed down by a drop in healthcare and consumer names, while financials advanced slightly after two more Federal Reserve officials pushed the case for a rate hike.

As central bankers gather, some at Fed make interest rate rise case

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a press conference in WashingtonAs central bankers converge on this mountain resort Thursday for an annual conference on monetary policy, a couple of top Federal Reserve officials took the chance to renew a push for interest-rate hikes, citing improvement in employment and inflation. "The case is strengthening" for a rate hike, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan told CNBC television, whose open-air studio here overlooks the craggy peaks of the Grand Teton National Park. Kansas City Fed President Esther George, whose bank has hosted the conference here since 1978, had an even stronger message.

GM cleared in second U.S. verdict over crash blamed on ignition switch

A portion of a GM automobile is displayed as evidence in a Manhattan federal courtroom in this undated handout photo provided by United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkA Texas jury said on Thursday a General Motors Co ignition switch, linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths, was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a company statement. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, was the second in favor of GM this year in lawsuits over the now recalled ignition switch. Plaintiff Zachary Stevens alleged that a defective switch caused him to lose control of his 2007 Saturn Sky and crash into another vehicle, killing the other driver.

U.S. agency rolls out refinance program for homeowners

A real estate sign advertising a new home for sale is pictured in Vienna, VirginiaThe regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveiled on Thursday a program aimed at homeowners who are paying their mortgages on time but whose loan-to-value (LTV) ratios are too high to qualify for traditional refinance programs. "This new offering will give borrowers the opportunity to refinance when rates are low, making their mortgages more affordable and thus reducing credit risk exposure for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac," said FHFA Director Melvin Watt in a statement. Because this program for high LTV borrowers will not be available until October 2017, the agency said it will extend the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) until Sept. 30, 2017 as a bridge to the new high LTV program.

 CBC Technology & Science

Update your iPhone: Serious vulnerabilities revealed by spyware discovery

A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has triggered a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and friend suggestions on Facebook.

Whirling disease in fish found in Banff lake a 1st in Canada, officials say
rainbow trout

The first known Canadian case of whirling disease in fish has been found in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park.

Record-breaking giant pearl found by fisherman
Philippines Giant Pearl

A massive pearl found by a Filipino fisherman and kept under his bed for 10 years is likely the world's largest at 34 kilograms (about the mass of an average 11-year-old child).

 Health & Weight Loss

Does the Zika Outbreak Mean You Shouldn't Travel to Florida?

Does the Zika Outbreak Mean You Shouldn't Travel to Florida?"If you have the option not to go there, don't go."?

Nix® Launches First-Ever Lice Tracker
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nix®, the #1 pediatrician and pharmacist recommended brand for lice treatment, announced today the launch of the Nix® Lice Tracker: the first-ever and only ...

Award-Winning Actress Judith Light Asks Seniors to Pledge to Get an Annual Flu Vaccination
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is teaming up for the third year with award-winning actress Judith Light to raise awareness that getting an influenza ("flu") vaccination is one of the things you can do to help maintain your health. The 2016 Flu + You campaign is a collaboration between NCOA and Sanofi Pasteur to educate older adults and their loved ones about the seriousness of the flu, the importance of getting an annual flu vaccination and flu vaccine options.

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. Thursday, Aug. 25 The big news right now The Zika virus may linger in an infant?s blood?

 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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