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Belgium charges man over plot to launch new attack
Belgium charged a man Saturday over allegations of plotting to carry out a new attack in the country as it has been on alert in the wake of the acts of terror in the capital Brussels in March.

Hillary Clinton is a war criminal, racketeer: US journalist
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is an exposed racketeer, a war criminal who should never be elected president of the United States, American author and radio host Stephen Lendman says.

Russia to open 4 more humanitarian corridors out of Syria? Aleppo
Russia has announced that four additional ?humanitarian corridors? will be opened for Syrian civilians to leave the besieged city of Aleppo.

Trump?s presidency very possible: Romney
Former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has openly opposed Donald Trump?s candidacy, says it is very likely that the Republican nominee wins the presidential election in November.

US hot air balloon crashes, all 16 passengers killed
At least 16 people have been killed after a large hot air balloon caught fire and crashed into a field in the US state of Texas.

 CBC Toronto News

Police search for suspect after shooting at fitness class in Christie Pits Park
christie pits shooting

A shooting at an outdoor fitness class in Christie Pits park has left one man in life-threatening condition and another with minor injuries early Saturday, Toronto paramedics say.

Pearson airport transforms into sea of red as Olympic athletes take off to Rio
Jen Kish

They've put in years of training and with the start of the summer Olympics now less than a week away, many of Canada's athletes touched down in Rio Saturday morning.

Jump up!: Caribbean Carnival parade thrilling spectators on Lake Shore Boulevard
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A portion of Lake Shore Boulevard has been transformed into one giant, colourful Caribbean-themed party.

Toronto police identify man killed in rooming house stabbing
Stephen Russell

Toronto police have identified a man who died in a stabbing on Friday night at a downtown rooming house.

2 young girls found wandering on Toronto street reunited with mother
2 girls wandering

Toronto police say two young girls found wandering on a Scarborough street early Saturday have been reunited with their mother.

 CBC Canada's Top Stories

Impact on RCMP is unclear after entrapment ruling in B.C. terror trial: lawyer
Nuttall Korody after trial

It's unclear what the impact on law enforcement will be in the wake of a landmark court decision that slammed the RCMP for investigative methods it used during an elaborate undercover operation into two terrorist suspects, a legal expert says.

Police hunt for suspect after gunfire breaks out at fitness class in Toronto park
christie pits shooting

A shooting at an outdoor fitness class in Christie Pits park has left one man in life-threatening condition and another with minor injuries early Saturday, Toronto paramedics say.

Prince Albert, Sask., prepares to test the water from oil spill bypass line
Prince Albert water shortage pump oil spill

Water pumped from the South Saskatchewan River to quench the thirst of a city affected by the Husky oil spill could start flowing Saturday afternoon, if testing goes as planned.

'Domino effect' leaves Quebec motorcyclist dead, 9 hurt after biker group tries to pass truck
Motorcycle crash

A 51-year-old Quebec man died and nine others were injured after their motorcycles crashed in a "domino effect" while trying to pass a truck hauling a camper trailer near Edmundston, N.B., on Friday night, police say.


Data in focus as market struggles for direction

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock ExchangeWall Street, seeking direction as the S&P 500 has been stuck in a narrow trading range for 12 days, will next week shift its attention from second-quarter corporate earnings reports to economic data. Investors will be looking for signs of economic strength to reinforce the positive direction hit Friday, when the S&P 500 hit an intraday record high. The overall tone will be of an economy that is getting better at a reasonable pace," said John Manley, chief equity strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in New York.

Oil rout erodes second-quarter profits for U.S. majors Exxon, Chevron

Dow Jones Industrial Average listed company Chevron (CVX)'s logo is seen in Los AngelesChevron Corp posted its worst quarterly loss since 2001 on Friday and Exxon Mobil Corp reported a 59 percent slide in profit, as the long crude price rout and tumbling refining income inflicted pain across the energy sector. Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, shocked Wall Street as its quarterly profit missed expectations, sending its shares down as much as 4.5 percent on Friday. In the United States, where Exxon is the largest natural gas producer and a major oil producer, the company lost money.

Berkeley study finds scarce evidence of market 'front-running'

File photo of author Michael Lewis smiling during an interview at Reuters regarding his book about high-frequency trading (HFT) named "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," in New YorkTwo University of California, Berkeley professors have taken a deep dive into new data and found that claims in Michael Lewis' bestseller "Flash Boys" that retail investors are being gouged, or "front-run," by high-speed traders not to be true - at least not now. Professors Robert Bartlett and Justin McCrary said their findings contradict the common belief that fast traders systematically exploit others who rely on public data feeds, which in the past were notoriously slow. "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt" touted two theories of market abuse that the study, "How Rigged Are Stock Markets?

Delaware judge proposes October trial over removal of Viacom directors

A security guard speaks into a microphone in his sleeve outside the Viacom Inc. headquarters in New YorkJudge Andre Bouchard proposed Oct. 17 for the beginning of the trial. In June, 93-year old Redstone, through his National Amusements Inc holding company, removed five of Viacom's directors, including Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, from the company's board. National Amusements owns 80 percent of voting shares of Viacom and CBS Corp .

 CBC Technology & Science

Emoji equality: Useless trend or meaningful push to encourage diversity?
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Google's announcement of 11 new emoji depicting women in different professional roles is the latest push for more diversity among the selection of tiny characters.

White dwarf star blasts its red giant companion with powerful radiation beam
Artist?s impression of the exotic binary star system AR Scorpi

Astronomers have discovered a new and unusual type of binary star lurking in our corner of the universe: one where a tiny white dwarf appears to blast its companion star with a beam of electrons every two minutes.

Employers now responsible for protecting their workers on social media

A recent labour ruling is setting a precedent for companies that use social media to respond to customer complaints.

Zoo elephant throws stone at visitors, killing girl, 7
African elephant

Experts at a zoo in the Moroccan capital of Rabat are trying to understand why an elephant hurled a stone toward visitors, killing a 7-year-old girl.

 Health & Weight Loss

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. Saturday, July 30 The big news right now Zika cases are surging in Puerto Rico, and?

Likely Zika outbreak in Florida marks turning point for the U.S.

Likely Zika outbreak in Florida marks turning point for the U.S.Mosquitoes in Florida likely infected four people with the Zika virus, Florida officials said Friday. The likely outbreak is the first time Zika was found to be transmitted via infected mosquitoes in the continental United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed. The Florida Department of Health said that one woman and three men who had the virus likely got the infection from local mosquitoes. SEE ALSO: New York City reports first known instance of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus For now, the department said it believes that active transmission of Zika is happening only in a one-square-mile area in Miami-Dade County, just north of downtown. The one-square-mile area in Miami-Dade County where mosquitoes might be actively spreading Zika. Image: Florida Department of Health ?While no mosquitoes trapped tested positive for the Zika virus, the department believes these cases were likely transmitted through infected mosquitoes in this area,? the department said in a news release. The CDC said more than 1,650 cases of Zika in the U.S. have been reported, but all of those were from travelers returning home after visiting other countries in the Americas and Caribbean. Of those cases, 15 are believed to be the result of sexual transmission, and one was the result of a laboratory exposure, the CDC said. The center warned earlier this year that Florida and other Gulf Coast states could see a wave of local Zika infections as temperatures rise and humidity climbs.  Reported laboratory-confirmed Zika virus disease cases, as of July 27, 2016. Image: CDC ?We continue to recommend that everyone in areas where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are present ? and especially pregnant women ? take steps to avoid mosquito bites," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said Friday in a statement.  "We will continue to support Florida?s efforts to investigate and respond to Zika and will reassess the situation and our recommendations on a daily basis,? he added. Zika experts cautioned Americans against panicking.  The majority of people infected with Zika often don?t show any symptoms, and if they do, the symptoms are often akin to a mild flu or cold, Paul Roepe, co-director of the Georgetown Center for Infectious Disease in Washington, told Mashable.  In the U.S. in particular, the abundance of air conditioning and public spending on mosquito spraying and prevention programs should help to limit the spread of Zika ? at least compared to developing countries like Brazil, the epicenter of the Zika outbreak, Janet Smith, who directs the Center for Structural Biology at the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute, said in a phone interview. A mosquito control inspector in sprays pesticide. Image: Getty Images Smith said that, in response to the Florida outbreak, ?There?s going to be some very aggressive mosquito control programs put into effect that we?ll see in the coming days. That?s not part of the response in Brazil.? However, pregnant women or women who could become pregnant do have plenty of reason to be worried, the experts cautioned. The Zika virus is known to cause birth defects and brain damage in children whose mothers were infected during pregnancy.  The CDC in April confirmed that Zika is to blame for a rise in newborns with microcephaly, or an unusually small skull. ?We know this virus is most detrimental to expecting mothers,? Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement Friday.  A mother in Brazil holds her baby, who has microcephaly. Image: Getty Images Scott urged women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant to contact their OB-GYN for guidance. Not far off the coast of Florida, in Puerto Rico, Zika has been diagnosed in more than 5,500 people as of July 7, including 672 pregnant women, according to a report published Friday in the journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . Of those 672 pregnant women, about 66 percent experienced Zika-related symptoms, while 34 percent had no symptoms, the report said. The World Health Organization estimated Zika could infect millions of people in dozens of countries. In Brazil, more than 1.5 million people have become infected since 2014. Aedes aegypti mosquito. Image: LatinContent/Getty Images No vaccine or treatment for Zika currently exists. But there are plenty of ways to limit your contact with disease-carrying mosquitoes.  Roepe encouraged people to apply bug spray when going outdoors and wear long sleeves and long pants in wooded or mosquito-dense areas. Also, get rid of any standing water outdoors, including in the gutters, drainage pipes, bird baths, or even bowls of water for pets. ?We could control this, it just means we have to get rid of the mosquitoes in our backyards,? he said.

Zika is in Florida. Here are 9 facts to calm you down.

Zika is in Florida. Here are 9 facts to calm you down.For several weeks, health officials in Florida, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have been investigating a handful of cases that seemed to have been acquired from local mosquitoes. On Friday, they confirmed that these are likely the first Zika infections originating from mosquitoes in the US. Scientists learned that Zika can actually be a lot more dangerous than anyone thought, causing devastating birth defects in fetuses and even miscarriages.

Sanofi Announces Q2 2016 Results
Paris, July 29, 2016 Sanofi Announces Q2 2016 Results   Q2 2016 Change Change (CER) H1 2016 Change Change (CER) IFRS net sales reported ?8,143m -5.1% -0.9% ?15,926m -4.2% -0.8% IFRS net income reported ...

 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.

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.

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.

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