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Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite militias advance towards town of Amerli from their position in the Ajana, September 1, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday formally notified Congress that he had authorized targeted air strikes in Iraq to help deliver a humanitarian aid to the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli, the White House said in a statement. Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, after U.S. military carried out air strikes on IS militant positions near the town and airdropped humanitarian supplies to the trapped residents there. REUTERS  Stringer  IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MILITARY  - RTR44K4Y Reuters
Iraq crisis: UN backs inquiry of ISIS's alleged war crimes

The UN's top human rights body today approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and Iraq.

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  • Relations between the B.C. government and the B.C. Teacher's Federation hit a new low on the weekend after the Premier slammed the union in a series of tweets. CBCB.C. teachers' strike: Premier's tweets blaming teachers add fuel to fire
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 11:21 AM

    Not only are the two sides in the B.C. teachers' strike too far apart to even begin mediation, on Sunday - in what is arguably a new low for relations between the government and the B.C. Teacher's Federation - Premier Christy Clark furthered inflamed the heated negotiations with a series of tweets blaming teachers for the failure to resolve the crisis before the new school year.

  • Gabriel Dion says he doesn't believe the Saint-Sulpice bar bouncer was being homophobic, but does believe he was being disrespectful of him and his friend. Alison Northcott CBCGabriel Dion says Saint-Sulpice bar expelled him and male friend for kissing
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 9:32 AM

    A University of Montreal student is demanding an apology after he and a male friend were tossed out of the Saint-Sulpice bar for kissing during a school orientation event last Friday.

  • Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., is the only player in women's singles to reach all three Grand Slam semifinals in 2014. Adam Hunger ReutersU.S. Open: Eugenie Bouchard ready for 'tricky' Makarova
    cbc.ca - 2014-08-31 4:44 PM

    Eugenie Bouchard will be keeping her mind off the draw and concentrating on Monday opponent Ekaterina Makarova as she aims to extend her run into the second week of the U.S. Open, while fellow Canadian Milos Raonic is also in action in the men's event.

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  • Think-tank gets CRA audit because of 'bias'
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 10:58 AM

    OTTAWA - A left-leaning think-tank was targeted by the Canada Revenue Agency for a political-activities audit last fall partly because the research and education material on its website appears to be "biased" and "one-sided."

  • Quebec elementary school bans homework
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 10:51 AM

    MONTREAL - Students at one Quebec school can expect to have a little more free time on their hands this year.

  • What the U.S. wants on BMD: Arctic sensorsWhat the U.S. wants on BMD: Arctic sensors
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-01 10:34 AM

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - American military officials have shed some light on what Canada could contribute to the missile-defence program should it choose to join after a decade spent on the sidelines.

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Designed to simulate smoking, electronic cigarettes continue to be caught up in possible regulations and restrictions. Do you think they should be treated the same as cigarettes?

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