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Advance on last ISIS enclave in eastern Syria slowed by civilian fears

The offensive on the last enclave in eastern Syria held by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been blunted by the discovery of hundreds of civilians still living there, a commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the extremists said on Friday. The U.S.-backed force, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), launched the offensive to liberate Baghouz a week ago, ...

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Mystery meat found in 14 per cent of sausage: not all ingredients named on label

A federally funded study has found sausages sold in grocery stores in several provinces contain meat not declared on the label. The research, conducted by a team at the University of Guelph and commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, looked at 100 sausages collected from grocery stores in three locations in Ontario, Quebec and Western Canada. All were labelled as a single type of meat. Using DNA ...

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Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

After eight days of street violence that left at least seven people dead, the president of Haiti addressed the nation, rejecting protesters’ demands that he resign. Protesters angry over a stagnating economy, a falling currency and soaring inflation say they will continue with demonstrations until Jovenel Moise steps down, despite his announcement on Thursday night of upcoming economic measures. Moise, in power for two ...

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Rolling Stones fan calls out Ticketmaster for 'bait and switch' after mid-sale price jump

A fan of the Rolling Stones is accusing Ticketmaster of pulling a “bait and switch” while he was buying tickets for the band’s Canada Day weekend concert north of Toronto. Edward Mair went online shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday hoping to land four tickets during the show’s presale period for members of the Rolling Stones mailing list. But after adding the ...

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MLB stars say game being 'poisoned' by teams 'trying not to win'

Two more aces are expressing concern about how major league teams are playing their cards. Washington right-hander Max Scherzer said Thursday there are too many teams trying not to win, and all the rebuilding “poisons the game.” Houston star Justin Verlander, a former teammate of Scherzer with Detroit, thinks the current economic approach pursued by some teams will continue to ...

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Indigenous senators praise Wilson-Raybould's 'integrity,' say her resignation leaves 'questions'

A group of Indigenous senators — most of them appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, — issued a statement today praising the “integrity” of Jody Wilson-Raybould and saying her sudden departure from cabinet leaves “many questions and concerns.” “The resignation … this week has led to a national conversation leaving many questions and concerns from Canadians, the Indigenous community and politicians alike. ...

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Federal government says it must fight 'grave risks' of climate change at Sask. carbon tax challenge

Canada must have the latitude to address the national and international concerns posed by climate change, according to a lawyer for the federal government. “Despite Saskatchewan’s view to the contrary, the rapidly increasing accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere, the grave risks posed by climate change… to do our part to achieve significant reductions that are necessary, as early as ...

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