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McDonald's sales slide, Coke flat as consumer tastes shift Some of the biggest companies serving consumers are showing signs of stress this week, with McDonalds showing a 3.3 per cent drop in customer traffic worldwide and sales by Coca-Cola flat. | 2 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Canada probes deadly car attack Minister says man who struck two soldiers with his car, one of whom died, was linked to 'terrorist ideology'.
Al Jazeera | 2 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Outside help in fight against ISIS could mark turning point in Kobani A cloud of black smoke rises over the Syrian border town of Kobani as Iraqi Kurds prepared to send backup forces from their peshmerga militia to the Syrian town to join the fight against ISIS militants. | 7 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The blizzard of fear driving America's Ebola response: Neil Macdonald Two-thirds of Americans fear an Ebola epidemic in the U.S. and want to see the doors shut on visitors from West Africa, a daunting task in an age of international connections. Midterm election hype is only adding to the hysteria, Neil Macdonald writes. | 9 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Revenue Canada's political activity audits biased, think-tank says The Broadbent Institute wants an independent probe into the way the Canada Revenue Agency targets charities for political activity audits, saying its research suggests that groups which support government policies escape scrutiny while groups that are cri | 9 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ebola outbreak: What you need to know now Health organizations involved in the effort to contain Ebola are frantically seeking more money, more supplies and more trained doctors and nurses to step up the response to Ebola, which has claimed roughly 4,700 lives in West Africa and is expected to ki | 9 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How libel chill is quashing negative online reviews The aggressive action some businesses are taking against those who post negative reviews online about their product or service is having a chilling effect on some posters who fear being sued, observers say. | 9 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Oscar Pistorius to learn his sentencing in shooting death South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday for sentencing over the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last year. | 10 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail for girlfriend's death Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to a maximum of five years in jail in connection with the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. | 10 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Hong Kong leader doesn't want the 'poor' to decide elections Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides | 12 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend