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Resistance effective against Zionists, says activist
The Palestinian resistance has proved effective in confronting the Zionist regime, says a Palestinian activist.

OECD urges more reforms to cut South Africa inequalities
While lauding South Africa for impressive social progress over the past two decades, a new study has asked the country to build on the successes achieved and reduce inequality further.

ECB mulls policy response to market turmoil over China
The European Central Bank looks set to keep its monetary policy gunpowder dry when its decision-making governing council convenes next week, despite the recent turmoil that has engulfed global markets, analysts said.

Vietnam overtakes Japan as S. Korea's No.4 export market
Vietnam overtook Japan as the fourth-largest overseas market for South Korean exports in the first seven months of this year thanks to a surge in shipments of intermediate goods to the Southeast Asian country, data showed on Sunday.

Special trains for Chinese tourists
A mountain resort in Switzerland is launching special train services for Chinese tourists to defuse tensions with other visitors, it is reported.

 CBC Toronto News

2 men conflict over donation made to Conservatives
j singh

A Brampton, Ont., man, who said he was shocked to see his political donation end up with the Conservatives and not the Liberals, was fully aware his money was going to the Tories, the volunteer who brokered the payment told CBC News in a statement.

Police locate victim, 2 suspects after alleged abduction of girl in Barrie
barrie abduction

Police have arrested two people who allegedly, at gunpoint, abducted a girl on a street in downtown Barrie, Ont., forcing her into a vehicle. The girl has been located and is safe, police say.

Police seek suspect in Sherbourne Street double stabbing
Police Toronto double stabbing

Paramedics say two people were transported to a trauma centre in serious condition after being stabbed around 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning on Sherbourne Street near Gerrard Street.

Edwin Encarnacion hits 3 homers in Blue Jays' rout of Tigers

Edwin Encarnacion drove in a franchise-record-tying nine runs by hitting three home runs, powering the Toronto Blue Jays to a 15-1 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

Mayor criticized for comparing Harper's use of private security to dictators' militias
initial tweet

The mayor of Oakville, Ont., has been under a barrage of online criticism for writing a tweet suggesting Stephen Harper's use of private security is like those that protected fascist dictators. He apologized after critics accused of him maligning Canadian veterans.

 CBC Canada's Top Stories

Nunavut's food crisis is becoming an election issue
Day 6 - Nunavut food

With sky-high grocery prices and increasing costs associated with hunting, it's not uncommon to hear stories of Nunavummiut concerned about their next meal. Federal candidates in the riding are proposing solutions - and an Inuk food campaigner responds.

Doctor-assisted suicide survey stokes controversy
 Wanda Morris of Dying With Dignity

?A group pushing for a new federal law to govern doctor-assisted suicide is ripping into a federal survey gathering input on the controversial issue, saying its questions are designed to "manufacture fear."

Harperman case: Can public servants be political activists?

An investigation into an Ottawa federal scientist who wrote and sang an anti-Harper protest song and posted it to YouTube has sparked a debate about just how political Canada's public servants are allowed to be.

Fierce B.C. storm knocks out power and causes havoc
Surrey tree hits car

Record-high winds whipped B.C.'s Lower Mainland, seriously injuring at least one person Saturday, sending trees crashing into homes and cars, and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands.


Buffett's Berkshire takes $4.48 billion stake in Phillips 66

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett participates in a newspaper throwing contest prior to the Berkshire annual meeting in OmahaWarren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc disclosed a $4.48 billion stake in oil refiner Phillips 66 , rebuilding a bet it had made in the energy industry before oil prices fell. The 57.98 million-share, or roughly 10.8 percent, stake was revealed in a Friday night filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Phillips 66 shares closed Friday at $77.23.

Fed's Fischer sees inflation rebound, allowing gradual rate hikes

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer speaks during a TV interview during the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in WyomingU.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates gradually, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday in a speech careful not to overreact to a possible Chinese slowdown. The influential U.S. central banker was circumspect whether he would prefer to raise rates from near zero at a much-anticipated policy meeting on Sept. 16-17. The cautious confidence from Fischer, as well as from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney who spoke at a conference alongside him, suggests at least two major central banks are poised to look beyond a week of financial-market turmoil brought on by fears that China's economy is faltering.

Focus turns to U.S. data as China slowdown looms

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New YorkAfter a dizzying two weeks that saw a rapid plunge and rebound in equity prices, investors are looking forward to a week of economic data that may provide clarity on the likelihood of a near-term U.S. interest rate hike and help tamp down the market's recent wild swings. The economic figures will culminate in Friday?s jobs report that should reveal more about the strength of the U.S. economy. Car sales, construction spending, the Federal Reserve's "beige book" and jobs growth may show the economy is strong enough to withstand the first rate hike in nearly a decade from the Federal Reserve, despite worries about a hard landing for China?s economy.

Suzuki Motor says it will buy back VW stake as court settles feud

A view shows the logo of a Suzuki truck for sale at a Suzuki dealership in National CityJapan's Suzuki Motor Corp said on Sunday it will buy back the 19.9 percent stake it sold to Volkswagen AG after an international arbitration court settled a dispute between the automakers over their failed partnership. Suzuki filed for international arbitration in November 2011, after Volkswagen refused to sell back the shares in Suzuki it acquired in January 2010 for 1.7 billion euros ($1.90 billion). The Japanese carmaker said the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce partially upheld the German company's counterclaims of breach of contract and that any damages would be settled later.

 CBC Technology & Science

What the hacked data reveals about Ashley Madison's members
Ashley Madison smartphone

Data analysts are reporting some interesting findings from the Ashley Madison data dump. For example, almost none of the female members ever used the site, and Canada had the highest percentage by population of accounts.

Enough already, say Albertans hoping for relief from wildfire smoke
Calgary air quality, asthma sufferer

The air quality in Calgary is at six ? or moderate risk ? on Friday evening. We take a look at the question many are asking: "When is the smoke going to clear?"

Nautilus that may be 'rarest animal in the world' briefly captured
Nautilus Allonautilus scrobiculatus

An animal so rare that only two people are thought to have ever seen it until now has been photographed and briefly captured in the South Pacific.

Mars simulation project: 6 people start 1 year of isolation in Hawaii dome

Six people will spend the next year living in a dome in Hawaii in the name of science.

 Health & Weight Loss

(UPDATED) UNITY Consortium Established to Support Immunizations for Today's Teens and Young Adults
NEWTOWN, Pa. -- UNITY Consortium has launched as a coalition that brings together a wide range of organizations with a singular focus on improving adolescent and young adult health through prevention and ...

Polio Virus Lingered in Man's Gut for Decades
For nearly his entire life, a 29-year-old man living in the United Kingdom has had the polio virus living in his gut?where the strain has mutated from the weakened form he received in a vaccine as an infant to a much more virulent strain.

Man Has Polio Virus Living in Gut for 30 Years
A man in the United Kingdom experienced a very rare complication of the polio vaccine he received in childhood ? he never cleared the virus from his body. As a result, the virus has been circulating in his gut for nearly 30 years, and is still being excreted in his stool today, according to a new report of the case.

Man sheds polio for 30 years after jab

Man sheds polio for 30 years after jabA man with an immune system disorder has spread polio for nearly 30 years, despite having been vaccinated, British scientists have found.

 Netflix Top 100

Gone Girl

Based on Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name, this unsettling thriller follows the mercurial Nick Dunne, who finds himself dogged by police and caught in a media maelstrom after he becomes the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance.

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 Imitation Game

Chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing's key role in Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's Enigma code during World War II, this historical biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age.

The Judge

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

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