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NATO pushes for bigger crisis response brigade as Canada mulls opportunity Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the first step towards deeper involvement in the alliance's long-term strategy to counter a resurgent Russia.
CBC.ca | Aug 31, 2014 1:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi and militia forces break 6-week siege of Shia town Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
CBC.ca | Aug 31, 2014 12:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Child killed in building explosion in Paris suburb French authorities say a four-storey apartment building in a northeastern Paris suburb has partially collapsed after an explosion, killing a child. More people are thought to be underneath the rubble.
CBC.ca | Aug 31, 2014 11:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
2 killed in likely gas leak explosion in Paris suburb A four-storey building in a Paris suburb collapsed after an explosion on Sunday morning, killing a child and an elderly woman, and emergency teams were searching the rubble for others still missing.
CBC.ca | Aug 31, 2014 11:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
4 killed in likely gas leak explosion in Paris suburb A four-storey building in a Paris suburb collapsed after an explosion on Sunday morning, killing 4 people inlcuding a child and an elderly woman, emergency teams still searching the rubble for others.
CBC.ca | Aug 31, 2014 11:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ukraine, Russia swap soldiers as Putin says only 'political will' in Kyiv can end crisis Ukraine and Russia swapped soldiers who had entered each other's territory near the battlefield in eastern Ukraine, where Kyiv says Moscow's forces have come to the aid of pro-Russian insurgents advancing for an assault on a major port.
CBC.ca | Aug 31, 2014 11:34 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
China rejects open nominations for Hong Kong leadership China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub.
CBC.ca | Aug 31, 2014 10:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New eruption on Bardarbunga volcano spurs red alert A new fissure eruption in an ice-free area of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system prompted authorities to raise their warning level for the risk of ash to aviation to the highest level of red on Sunday.
CBC.ca | Aug 31, 2014 09:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iceland lowers volcano warning after no ash detected from new eruption Iceland cut its ash alert level for aviation to orange from red on Sunday after raising it to the maximum level earlier in the day because of a fresh eruption from a fissure in the Bardarbunga volcano system.
CBC.ca | Aug 31, 2014 09:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hundreds demand justice for Ferguson teen Crowd back on streets in Missouri town, three weeks after police shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Al Jazeera | Aug 31, 2014 03:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend