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Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected as UN voices worry over spread of disease

BAMAKO, Mali - Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and identified two new suspected cases, raising concern about further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.

Strong quake strikes central Japan; reports say 1 building collapses, several people injured

TOKYO - A strong earthquake struck a mountainous area of central Japan on Saturday night, causing at least one building to collapse and injuring several people, according to Japanese media reports. No tsunami warning was issued.

Volunteers compile book of stories of Canadian troops who served in Afghanistan

EDMONTON - Volunteers hope a book of personal stories and images they've compiled from soldiers who served in Afghanistan will help Canadians remember a conflict that some fear is already fading from the public eye.

2 young adults killed in east-end Montreal car crash

Two young men aged 18 and 19 are dead after an early-morning crash in Montreal's east end. The car was travelling west on Notre-Dame Street East when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree on private residential property. Five young adults between the ages of 18 and 21 — four men and one woman — were in the car.

Radicalized youth in Edmonton worries police chief

Radicalized youth in Edmonton worries police chief"I think every police chief in any major city and I would say even in small communities should have concern about youth radicalization and radicalization in general," said Chief Rod Knecht. The police chief says he hopes any other changes don't go too far.


Canada inflation jumps in October, pressuring the central bank

SHOPPER BUYS FRESH PRODUCE IN TORONTO'S CHINATOWN DISTRICT.By Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's annual inflation rate jumped last month as prices for shelter and food rose, putting pressure on the Bank of Canada's stance that interest rates will remain low for some time. Year-on-year inflation rose to 2.4 percent in October, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday. That was the highest level since June, surpassing economists' expectations for a slight rise to 2.1 percent from September's 2.0 percent. The core inflation rate, which is closely watched by the central bank and strips out volatile items, rose to 2.3 percent, also topping forecasts. ...

TSX nears two-month high on Chinese, European policy moves

By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's benchmark stock index rose to its highest level in nearly two months on Friday as investors cheered a move by China to cut interest rates and signs that the European Central Bank might step up asset purchases. The surprise announcement was the first time in two years that China had cut rates, following signals that the pace of growth in the world's second-biggest economy was slowing. The move helped drive gains in the prices of commodities such as gold, copper and oil; and that pushed up shares in the mining and energy sectors. ...

EU investment plan to take shape next week

The European Commission's new President Juncker reacts as he chairs the first official meeting of the EU's executive body in BrusselsBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Jean-Claude Juncker will unveil a much anticipated 300-billion-euro ($370 billion) investment plan on Wednesday that is meant to trigger economic growth in the European Union.

U.S. welcomes oil deal between Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad

By Humeyra Pamuk and Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden welcomed an agreement between Iraq's central government and its northern Kurdistan region over the management of oil exports, a step forward in a feud that has threatened the unity of Iraq. In a speech in Istanbul on Saturday that touched on energy issues from Russia to Cyprus, Biden said he was encouraged to see a recent interim agreement between Baghdad and Arbil on managing exports and revenue sharing. ...

Kenyan bus attack kills 28; Islamists claim responsibility

Kenya: Les shebab revendiquent l'exécution de 28 passagers d'un busBy George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists said they staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers. Three of the group led out to be killed saved their lives by reciting verses of the Koran for the militants, a local security official said. Al Shabaab said its men had ambushed the Nairobi-bound bus outside Mandera town, near Kenya's border with Somalia and Ethiopia, and killed the non-Muslims in retaliation for raids on mosques in the port city of Mombasa. ...

Weight Loss

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

super greensIn the food world, the biggest celebrity of all might be kale—the Shakira of salads, the Lady Gaga of leafy greens.

Do You Know Obesity When You See It? Most Doctors Don't

obesityOnly 36 percent of Americans think they’re too heavy, even though data shows that 69 percent of us are overweight or obese.

5 Healthy Eating Habits to Steal From Europeans

healthy eating habitsCutting your risk of heart disease and stroke is simpler than you think.

What Are You Really Eating? Wearable Camera Tracks Your Meals

What Are You Really Eating? Wearable Camera Tracks Your MealsA wearable camera that hooks around the ear could become a constant meal companion for people who want to accurately monitor their diet.

7 Scientifically-Proven Ways to Trick Yourself into Eating Healthier

healthier eatingTaking a whiff of fresh fruit before ordering dessert is all it takes to trick you into making a healthier food choice.


Volunteers compile book of stories of Canadian troops who served in Afghanistan

EDMONTON - Volunteers hope a book of personal stories and images they've compiled from soldiers who served in Afghanistan will help Canadians remember a conflict that some fear is already fading from the public eye.

For 1 night on Florida stage, Bill Cosby regains revered status as beloved comedian

Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)MELBOURNE, Fla. - The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.

Cowardly Lion costume worn by Bert Lahr in 1939 film 'Wizard of Oz' to be auctioned

FILE - In this 1939 file photo originally released by Warner Bros., from left, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, are shown in a scene from "The Wizard of Oz." A Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale. Lahr’s costume will be auctioned with other Hollywood items Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in New York by Bonhams, said a spokesman for the owner, James Comisar. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., file)LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale.

Cosby Lawyer Issues Statement; Slams Media Over Latest Claims

Bill Cosby attends the 7th annual 'Stand Up for Heroes' benefit at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2013 in New York City -- FilmMagicBill Cosby's lawyer, Martin D. Singer, has released a statement following new allegations against the comedian.

Kroeger says he and wife Avril Lavigne respond differently to big birthdays

Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are pictured in Toronto on June 16, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan DenetteTORONTO - Nickelback's Chad Kroeger just turned 40, and oh, how wife Avril Lavigne likes to remind him.


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Miss Golden Globe 2015 Is…

Miss Golden Globe 2015 Greer Grammar attends HFPA and InStyle celebrate the 2015 Golden Globe Award Season and Miss Golden Globe at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on November 20, 2014 in West Hollywood -- Getty ImagesMeet 2015's Miss Golden Globe: Greer Grammer.

Danica McKellar Ties The Knot

Danica McKellar and Scott Svesolsky arrive at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas -- WireImageDanica McKellar, 39, has tied the knot.

Country duo Big & Rich to play halftime show of Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29 in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Country duo Big & Rich will play the halftime show of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29 after being honoured with the bowl's Outstanding Achievement Award.

Michelle Williams: Kelly Rowland & Beyonce Are Great Moms

Michelle Williams on Access Hollywood Live, Nov. 19, 2014 -- Access HollywoodMichelle Williams grew up with Kelly Rowland and Beyonce as the trio navigated the waters of fame with the success of Destiny's Child, and now, Michelle is enjoying watching her friends' journeys into motherhood.

Solange Knowles Thanks Benadryl After Wedding Hives

Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson, are seen outside the Indywood Cinema on November 14, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana -- Getty ImagesSolange Knowles tied the knot with longtime love Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Sunday, and while the ceremony was beautiful and touching, things didn't quite go as planned for the bride after she said her vows.

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