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Should children be able to give consent for medical treatment?
When I was four-and-a-half, something scary happened. I was woken early, had a mask clamped to my face and was wheeled into a white room. I thought I was being abducted. But it was an operating theatre and I was having my squint corrected. I guess they forgot to tell me.

Women's mental health needs 'not considered adequately'
Women's mental health needs are not being considered adequately despite the rising rate of female suicide, campaigners have warned.

African elephant population tumbles
Africa's elephant population fell around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report.

Soltanifar: Tourism industry, driving force of Sixth Plan
Iran's huge investment in security has borne fruit which include drawing foreign investment and tourists, said President Hassan Rouhani.

Public support for Australia to be world leader in climate change
Public support for Australia to be a world leader in climate change solutions has rebounded to its highest since the major political parties agreed on emissions trading, research showed.

 CBC Toronto News

Home Depot pulling Scary Peeper Creeper from stores
Scary Peeper Creeper

Home Depot says it will pull the Scary Peeper Creeper from its shelves after a woman who saw the Halloween window decoration in a Markham, Ont., store complained it makes light of predatory behaviour against women.

Citing lack of oversight, Toronto wants to shut down unlicensed group homes in Scarborough
Simone Sewell

A tug-of-war between unlicensed group home owners in Scarborough and the city of Toronto has put disabled and elderly residents between a rock and a hard place.

Parents relieved as toddler OK after ingesting Valium at Kensington playground
Apollo Nisker

A 15-month-old is lucky to be alive thanks to the actions of his quick-thinking mother after he nearly ingested a handful of prescription pills, left at the top of a playground slide near Toronto?s Kensington Market.

Cloudy Monday ahead, chance of showers
Toronto skyline

There is a chance of showers this morning and between 1-3 mm of rain is in the forecast for this afternoon.

GM workers accept tentative agreement
Auto Talks 20160906

Unionized workers at General Motors have accepted a new contract with the auto giant. Unifor, which represents the workers, says 64.7 per cent of the members who cast ballots voted in favour of the contract.

 CBC Canada's Top Stories

Foot doctor used experimental implants unapproved for surgery on unsuspecting patients
Pierre Dupont

Pierre Dupont was banned from dentistry for life, but returned to the medical field as a foot specialist. A Go Public/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed the chiropodist in some cases used his own experimental implants.

The long, complicated relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Royals
Grand Chief Derek Nepinak

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia and the Yukon this week, it will be the latest interaction in a long, complicated relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown.

Lab research shows inflation may be all in your mind: Don Pittis

Some economists worry that a glut of money in the world has set the stage for a long-term burst of inflation. But Canadian lab work backs the idea that it's all just in your head.

Yahoo email hack: Are biometrics the answer to a safer online world? Not yet, says expert
Yahoo Breach

Biometric security measures like fingerprint readers and eye scanners have grown in popularity, but one expert say it'll be a long time before they replace passwords and other traditional online security methods.


World stocks get twitchy before Trump-Clinton showdown

Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index DAX board in FrankfurtBy Abhinav Ramnarayan LONDON (Reuters) - European and Asian shares retreated on Monday with investors focused on how Donald Trump would fare in a U.S. presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, while oil prices firmed before an informal OPEC meeting. Wall Street looked set to open lower, according to index futures , before the first of three debates, which was due to begin at 0100 GMT/2100 ET. Half of America's likely voters will rely on the presidential debates to help them make their choice between Republican Trump and Democrat Clinton in the Nov. 8 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday.

Few signs of oil freeze at home as Russia meets OPEC

OPEC logo is pictured at its headquarters in ViennaAs Russian energy minister Alexander Novak flies to Algeria this week for talks with OPEC on output cuts, developments at home indicate non-OPEC Russia is still ill prepared for any coordinated production action. Five leading Russian oil companies, responsible for three quarters of output in the world's largest producer, all say they will be boosting output next year after reaching record levels in recent months. No doubt, all these companies would obey if President Vladimir Putin ordered them to curtail production.

Germany's Lanxess to buy U.S. chemical firm Chemtura for $2.7 billion

A logo of Lanxess is seen next to dark clouds at Cologne Bonn airportBy Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lanxess AG is to buy U.S. speciality chemical company Chemtura for 2.4 billion euros ($2.69 billion) including debt in the German company's largest ever takeover, moving it further away from its main synthetic rubber business. Lanxess's offer of $33.50 per share is a premium of about 19 percent to the Philadelphia-based company's share-price close on Friday. The world's largest synthetic rubber maker will use existing funds and new debt to buy Chemtura, Lanxess said in a statement, describing the deal as its largest ever acquisition.

Bank of America set to cut about two dozen Asia investment banking jobs: sources

Reflections are seen in the windows of a Bank of America branch in New YorkSINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bank of America is set to cut about two dozen investment banking (IB) jobs in Asia, including some top dealmakers starting this week, according to people familiar with the matter. Some bankers handling clients coverage and deals will be let go, with cuts expected in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, BofA's big centers in Asia, the people said, adding that the total number of jobs cuts hasn't been finalised. A Hong Kong-based spokesman for Bank of America declined to comment.

 CBC Technology & Science

Biometrics not yet ready to protect you from the Yahoo hack
Yahoo Breach

Biometric security measures like fingerprint readers and eye scanners have grown in popularity, but one expert say it'll be a long time before they replace passwords and other traditional online security methods.

Fuel cells set to power up the drone industry

Drones have been used for years by military organizations for intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance and striking targets. But their widespread use in commercial applications is only just starting to take off thanks to key advances in drone technology.

How to protect yourself after the Yahoo email hack, whether you use Yahoo or not

If you have a Yahoo email address, or ever had one in the past, you could be affected by a massive hack of half a billion accounts. Here's what you can do to protect yourself.

Elephant ivory trade under scrutiny at upcoming wildlife conference

The fate of the elephant hangs in the balance this weekend as the international body that regulates trade in endangered species gathers in South Africa.

 Health & Weight Loss

Should You See a Doctor? 6 Common Illnesses That Can Be Dangerous
There are ways to cope illnesses this time of year, but it's also important to know when you need to give yourself a break to see a doctor.

CDC: 3 Miami businesses epicenter of 1st US Zika outbreak
MIAMI (AP) ? The Zika outbreak in Miami's Wynwood arts district centered on three businesses with outdoor areas shared by employees, customers and breeding mosquitoes, and the number of people infected was likely greater than reported, said an investigative summary released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nigeria administers polio vaccines at military checkpoints
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) ? Health officials in eastern Nigeria say they have started to administer polio vaccines to children at military checkpoints in an attempt to stop the spread of the crippling disease.

100 years ago, New York City declared war against polio and killed 72,000 cats (and 8,000 dogs)

100 years ago, New York City declared war against polio and killed 72,000 cats (and 8,000 dogs)With only 26 cases of polio worldwide this year (as of Sept. 13), the complete eradication of the disease is closer than ever. After decades of devastating populations all over the globe, polio is now endemic only in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria, and it?s well on its way to becoming history. This is the result?

 Netflix Top 100

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 Revenant

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.

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