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Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:12AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:59PM EDT TORONTO — A young victim of the mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood was among the crowd at a benefit concert held Saturday night to raise money for those impacted by last month’s violence. Samantha Price, a recent high school grad, said she was on Danforth Avenue eating ice cream with 18-year-old Reese Fallon and some other friends on the night of July 22 when a gunman opened fire intoRead More


Van Buskirk and teammates thrilled to compete at home at NACAC championships

Buskirk

TORONTO — Kate Van Buskirk turned down a chance to race the 5,000 metres at the 2015 Pan American Games in her hometown. Instead, she flew to Europe to chase the Olympic standard in the 1,500 metres and came up just short. Passing up that opportunity is one of Van Buskirk’s biggest regrets, and so the 31-year-old from Toronto jumped at the chance to race in the NACAC Championships on Friday night at Varsity Stadium. “I was seeing all the tweets and the photos of the medallists and the standsRead More


North Korea nuclear test tunnels ‘destroyed’- BBC News

North Korea nuclear test tunnels 'destroyed'- BBC News

North Korea appears to have blown up tunnels at its only nuclear test site, in a move to reduce regional tensions. Foreign journalists at the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site said they witnessed a huge explosion. The North offered to scrap the site earlier this year as part of a diplomatic rapprochement with South Korea and the US. But scientists believe it partially collapsed after the last test in September 2017, rendering it unusable. Independent inspectors were not allowed to attend the dismantling of the Punggye-ri site in the mountainous north-eastRead More


North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un visits China – BBC News

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un visits China - BBC News

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un visits China for the second time, and meets Chinese president Xi Jinping Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog source todays world news – North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un visits China – BBC News #worldnews #breakingnews #music #headlinenews USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Trump warns Russia on Syria missile threat – BBC News

Trump warns Russia on Syria missile threat - BBC News

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that Russia should “get ready” for missiles to be fired into Syria, in response to an alleged chemical attack at the weekend. Senior Russian figures had threatened to meet any US strikes with a response. Mr Trump previously promised a “forceful” response. President Bashar al-Assad’s government – which receives military backing from Russia – denies being behind any chemical attack. In his tweet, Mr Trump called Mr Assad a “gas killing animal”. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog source todays world news – Trump warns RussiaRead More


Penny Oleksiak withdraws from Pan Pacifics to prepare for push to 2020

Penny Oleksiak

EDMONTON – Canadian Penny Oleksiak will not compete at next month’s Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. The four-time Olympic medallist won the 100-metre freestyle and 100 butterfly at this week’s Canadian Swimming Trials to qualify for the national team that’s headed to Japan, but is withdrawing from the event to focus on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Swimming Canada says that the 18-year-old from Toronto has come to a joint decision together with Swimming Canada’s high performance leadership team, believing a break would better allow her to return to her highly rigorousRead More


Syria conflict: Israel blamed for attack on airfield – BBC News

Syria conflict: Israel blamed for attack on airfield - BBC News

The Syrian government and its ally Russia have blamed Israel for a deadly attack on a Syrian military airport. Monday’s attack hit the Tiyas airbase, known as T4, near the city of Homs. Observers say 14 people were killed. Israel, which has previously hit Syrian targets, has not commented. Syria initially blamed the US for the strike. The incident comes amid international alarm over an alleged chemical attack on a Syrian rebel-held town. The US and France had threatened to respond. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog source todays world news –Read More


‘We look at it as a way of healing’: Three brothers healing through music

‘We look at it as a way of healing’: Three brothers healing through music

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:20PM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:48PM CST Three singing brothers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo stopped in Regina on Saturday, to share their story of survival. Fabian, Aliston and Michel Lwamba all lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for years, after escaping from their home in the Congo. “A refugee camp if I can describe, is a place of death, a place of sorrow, a place where there is no hope. And hopelessness is very much in the camp,”Read More


‘Bridging North America’ to design and build cable-stayed Gordie Howe Bridge

Gordie Howe Bridge concept cable-stayed

Rich Garton, CTV Windsor Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:36AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:58AM EDT The builder who will construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor and Detroit was announced today in Windsor, Ont. The preferred proponent ‘Bridging North America’ will soon start construction on an 853 metre cable-stayed span, being touted by Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority officials as the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. WDBA communications director Mark Butler says “it’s going to be as tall as the Ren Center,” one of mostRead More


Russian shopping centre inferno kills 64 – BBC News

Russian shopping centre inferno kills 64 - BBC News

At least 64 people have died in a fire that tore through a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo. Many of the victims are children, Russian officials say, with 10 people still listed as missing. The blaze started on an upper floor of the Winter Cherry complex while many of the victims were at the cinema. Video posted on social media showed people jumping from windows to escape the flames on Sunday. “According to preliminary information, the roof collapsed in two cinemas,” Russia’s Investigative CommitteeRead More