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Turkey sends more tanks into Syria after capture of Daesh-held town
Turkey on Saturday sent six more tanks into Syria as pro-Ankara forces pressed on with de-mining work in a town captured from Daesh terrorists this week.

Chinese book fair holds Iran Day
Iran's pavilion at a Chinese book fair held Iran's Day with the participation of 70 Chinese professors and students of Persian.

Lewandowski scores hat-trick as Bayern starts with 6-0 win
Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in Carlo Ancelotti's first league match in charge as Bayern Munich thrashed Werder Bremen in the opening game of the Bundesliga season.

Pellegrini joins Hebei China Fortune
Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini joined Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune.

Murray to face Rosol in first round of US Open
Olympic champion Andy Murray will meet Czech Lukas Rosol in the first round of the US Open, which starts on Monday.

 CBC Toronto News

2 downtown condos decide to ban new pets, but are they allowed to?
no pets sign

Two CityPlace buildings have shut the door on any new pets ? a move that's not only raised the hackles of some residents, it's also raised questions about whether the condo board actually has the authority to do it.

Child in life-threatening condition after car hits pole in Toronto
Car into pole Avenue Road

Toronto police say a child is in life-threatening condition after a car hit a pole near Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West.

Toronto police seek suspect after TTC operator stabbed at Eglinton station
TTC Eglinton station

Toronto police are seeking a suspect after a Toronto Transit Commission operator was stabbed at Eglinton station early Saturday. Police say the suspect reportedly had a gun.

Fix Presto glitches, woman tells TTC after son was kicked off bus

A Toronto woman is sounding the alarm about possible glitches in the TTC's Presto electronic fare technology, saying on three recent occasions card readers on buses have malfunctioned ? and in one case the driver ended up kicking her son off the bus.

Subway service suspended on part of Line 1 all weekend
TTC renaming subway lines

There won?t be any subway service on line 1 between Lawrence and Bloor-Yonge stations on Saturday or Sunday, the TTC says. Shuttle buses will run between the two stations.

 CBC Canada's Top Stories

Bangladesh police kill Canadian suspect in restaurant attack

Bangladeshi authorities say a Canadian man suspected of organizing a deadly attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka has been killed in a police raid near the capital.

Elsie Wayne: Loud, loved, always colourful

Elsie Wayne became one of the country's best-known political figures by being colourful and outspoken, and sometimes embarrassing, remembers fellow Saint Johner Harry Forestell.

'They're being handcuffed': Gay activist files rights complaint over blood-donation wait time
Christopher Karas

A young Toronto-area gay-rights activist has filed a federal human rights complaint challenging Canada?s policy requiring gay men to observe a waiting period between having sex and donating blood ? just two months after Health Canada reduced the wait from five years to one.

Trudeau to speak at Ottawa funeral for Mauril Bélanger
Mauril  Bélanger

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and former governor general Michaëlle Jean are among the dignitaries who will attend the funeral for Mauril Bélanger, the long-serving Ottawa MP who died from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).


Fed's Yellen sees stronger case for interest rate hike

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a news conference after chairing the second day of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee to set interest rates in WashingtonThe Federal Reserve is getting closer to raising interest rates again, the head of the U.S. central bankand other policymakers said on Friday in comments that left the door open for a hike as early as next month. Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a global monetary policy conference that the case for a rate increase had grown stronger, while Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer suggested a move could come at the central bank?s September policy meeting if the economy was doing well.

Jobs data to be a big deal for record-high stocks

Job seekers fill out applications during 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair the Los Angeles Mission in Los AngelesWall Street will fixate on a wave of U.S. economic data next week, crested by payrolls data on Friday that could sway expectations about the timing of future interest rate hikes and spark volatility in record-high stock prices. Fresh data about employment and consumer confidence could help investors solidify expectations for a December interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve, or lend weight to a minority of strategists predicting a rate rise as early as next month. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case for a rate hike is strengthening, but she left open the timing of what would be the first increase since December 2015.

For the Fed's Yellen 'conventional' unconventional policy is enough

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference in WashingtonBy David Chance WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For all the talk of a radical shift in central banking policy, from the permanent use of negative rates to helicopter money drops, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appears to believe she can tackle any future downturn using the tools currently at her disposal. Speaking in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday after a Fed policymaker and other economists proposed a radical overhaul of central banking, Yellen argued that bond purchases and the ability to pay interest on excess reserves as well as forward guidance would be enough to combat any downturn. "Our current toolkit proved effective last December (when the Fed raised rates)," Yellen said in a speech in which she firmed up expectations of a second rate rise from the Fed, possibly as soon as September.

Exclusive: Iraq plans to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurds fail

Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh al-Nema talks to journalists before a meeting of OPEC oil ministers in ViennaBy Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurdish region on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail, a senior oil ministry official in Baghdad told Reuters. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) plans to hold talks with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), possibly next week, about Iraqi oil exported through Turkey, Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh al-Nema said in an interview on Friday evening.

 CBC Technology & Science

Esports founder, team owner spar over mid-season rule changes ahead of Toronto finals

Days before one of the biggest esports competitions takes place in Toronto's Air Canada Centre, a war of words between an owner and team manager brought to light lingering questions about how its ever-evolving rules put unique pressure on players forced to adapt or perish.

Dig reveals surprise about 'super-henge' near Stonehenge
Monument at Durrington Walls

A dig where researchers last year said they had detected a "major new prehistoric stone monument" buried near Stonehenge has revealed something quite different than expected.

Brazilian plant's 'sneeze' caught on video
Boehmeria caudata Sw. plant in Brazil

A plant in the Brazilian rainforest and one discovered fossilized in amber in Mexico and the Dominican Republic are similar because it appears the two release pollen in an explosive way, like a sneeze, researchers say.

Summer 2016 an 'exceptional' year for biodiversity in St. Lawrence River
Sunfish in the St. Lawrence

From North Atlantic right whales to narwhals to sunfish, this summer has proven to be a banner year for biodiversity in the St. Lawrence River.

 Health & Weight Loss

Jordan Spieth loses in a spelling bee to the national co-champion

Jordan Spieth loses in a spelling bee to the national co-championAfter Jairam Hathwar wound up as a co-champion in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, he said one of his goals was to meet Jordan Spieth. Spieth then surprised the 13-year-old by inviting him to The Barclays to meet him in person and take in the tournament.

Jordan Spieth Got Taken To School By This Year's Spelling Bee Champ

Jordan Spieth Got Taken To School By This Year's Spelling Bee ChampThirteen-year-old Jairam Hathwar is a better speller than you. In fact, he?s a better speller than almost anyone on earth, as he was the co-champion of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Hathwar also happens to be a huge golf fan, and his favorite athlete in the sport is former Masters champion Jordan Speith.

Jordan Spieth Loses Golf Game to 13-Year-Old Spelling Bee Champ

Jordan Spieth Loses Golf Game to 13-Year-Old Spelling Bee ChampIt wasn't your typical round of golf

Self-injury is a 'major killer' in U.S
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - When deaths from substance abuse are counted as self-inflicted, then deaths from self-injury in the U.S. are tied with deaths attributed to diabetes and outnumber those from flu and pneumonia or kidney disease, new research suggests. "Self injury is a major killer and it encompasses more than suicide," said study leader Ian Rockett, of West Virginia University School of Public Health in Morgantown.

 Netflix Top 100

The Martian

Abandoned on the surface of Mars after his crew concludes that he perished in a dust storm, astronaut Mark Watney must find a way to survive the planet's harsh environment -- despite having only 28 days of supplies left.

Bridge of Spies

At the height of the Cold War in 1960, the downing of an American spy plane and the pilot's subsequent capture by the Soviets draws Brooklyn attorney James Donovan into the middle of an intense effort to secure the aviator's release.

Game of Thrones

Originally airing on HBO, this live-action fantasy series -- based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels -- charts the violent efforts of competing noble families to gain control of the vacant Westeros throne.

The Intern

Agreeing to participate in a community outreach program, e-commerce entrepreneur Jules Ostin hires a 70-year-old intern -- who ends up bringing his special brand of business savvy to her fashion enterprise.

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