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  • Woman claims she plucked bird on subway
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-27 3:59 PM

    MONTREAL - A Facebook posting says a woman caught on video in a Montreal subway train apparently plucking and eating a bird was only preparing "country food" for a meal at home.

  • PM's wife gets stinging reception
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-27 3:02 PM

    TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife probably would have preferred a taste of honey but ended up on the business end of a bee sting.

  • Prison service to test monitoring devices
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-27 2:46 PM

    OTTAWA - High-risk offenders in Ontario and Quebec are among the inmates slated to take part in a federal prison service pilot project to test the effectiveness of electronic monitoring devices.

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  • Video obtained from a freelance journalist travelling with the Misarata brigade shows fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade firing towards Tripoli airport in an attempt to wrest control from a powerful rival militia in Libya. The battle for control of Tripoli's international airport began two weeks ago when Islamist-led militias - mostly from the western city of Misrata - launched a surprise assault on the airport, under control of rival militias from the western mountain town of Zintan. The Associated PressLibya violence: Clashes between soldiers, militias kill 38

    Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias kill 38 people, health officials said, as fighting between rival militias around the capital's international airport raged on and European nations warned their citizens to leave.

  • Susan Ormiston CBCUkraine crisis: On the front lines with a rebel dog

    The CBC's Susan Ormiston reports from the front line in eastern Ukraine, where she received a strange request amidst the battle between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists.

  • A scuba diver who became unconscious after being reportedly struck by lightning Sunday afternoon is revived by paramedics on Venice Beach in Los Angeles. Venice311 TwitterLightning kills 1, injures 13 at popular L.A. beach

    A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.

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  • UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fireUN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire

    The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it.

  • California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injuredCalifornia lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said.

  • Ebola kills top Liberian doctor, American infectedEbola kills top Liberian doctor, American infected

    MONROVIA, Liberia - One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa — the largest ever recorded.

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