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City completes ice blading of Edmonton residential roads to ‘speed up melting process’

Snow and ice have been evaporating across Alberta’s capital this week and the city has had crews out the past few days to help speed up the melting on Edmonton’s residential streets.“We have completed ice blading of all neighbourhoods as of last night,” a spokesperson with the city’s Parks and …

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Ohio passes law barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosis

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Women in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the state senate on Wednesday and is heading to Republican Governor John Kasich’s desk. FILE PHOTO: Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks during news conference in Columbus, …

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The Papers: Rebels' revenge and an Ashes 'plot'

[unable to retrieve full-text content]A Tory mutiny in Westminster and alleged cricket test-fixing plot feature on Thursday’s front pages.

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Technology

Rakuten eyeing entry into Japan's mobile carrier market: source

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc plans to join a government auction for wireless spectrum to be held in January, potentially becoming the country’s fourth major wireless carrier, a source briefed on the matter said on Thursday. A woman pushing a pram walks in front of a Rakuten …

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Toronto airport requires extra security checks after 'customs breach'

TORONTO (Reuters) – Some U.S.-bound flights from Toronto’s main international airport were delayed on Wednesday afternoon due to an incident that prompted authorities to require some passengers to go through customs a second time, a spokeswoman said. “A customs breach” occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. (2030 GMT) in Terminal 3, …

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U.S. study sheds light on how Zika causes nerve disorder

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A new study sheds light on how the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes a rare neurological condition, and the findings could have implications for companies working on Zika vaccines, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: An aedes aegypti mosquito is pictured on a leaf in San Jose, …

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There may be violence in Jerusalem, but some Middle East analysts see a new path to peace

One week after U.S. President Donald Trump proclaimed Jerusalem the capital of Israel, leaders from 57 Muslim countries have called on the world to recognize East Jerusalem as the “occupied capital” of Palestine.The statement from the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation came after Trump’s controversial commitment to move the American embassy …

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Winnipeg Jets land at Children’s Hospital for annual holiday visit

A number of Winnipeg Jets made the rounds at hospitals across the city for the club’s annual tour Wednesday afternoon.Among the places the team visited was the Children’s Hospital. Players made an appearance on the hospital’s own TV channel, did a ‘meet and greet’ with children and families at which …

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Suspicious mailbox activity in West Kelowna and Peachland

West Kelowna and Peachland residents are being asked to be vigilant following a reported mail theft.RCMP say the incident happened Friday, December 8 at a community mailbox in the 4500 block of Trepanier Road where a resident discovered empty packages on the ground. They say most of the packages appeared …

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Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion: source

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. A screen shows the trading info for The Walt …

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