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New wave of Poles sustains Roncesvalles’ old flavour | The Star

The Roncesvalles neighbourhood was always a source of fond memories for Magdalena Partyka.<p>The 29-year-old and her family immigrated to Toronto from …

Iraqi troops expected to drive ISIS from Ramadi in days: state TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s army chief was quoted on Wednesday as saying he needed only days to drive Islamic State from Ramadi, the city whose fall in May exposed the weakness of the Baghdad government and dampened hopes of restoring control in the north and west.<p>Iraqi troops began advancing on …

Islam

Russian defense minister: Russia rearms Kyrgyzstan to counter Islamic State - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is actively rearming the armed forces of Kyrgyzstan to help it counter the threat posed by Islamic State to Central Asia, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted by RIA news agency as saying on Wednesday.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Defence Minister …

Russia

Iraqis say they're trying to retake Ramadi's center from ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi forces sneaked across an improvised bridge Tuesday and attacked ISIS in the key city of Ramadi, the Iraqi military said, aiming to recapture the provincial capital whose fall to ISIS months ago drew U.S. criticism about Baghdad's ability to fight the terror group.<p>The forces, including …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The world reacts to Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

NEW DELHI — Donald Trump’s call for a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the United States drew widespread condemnation around the world Tuesday, including from British and French leaders and the U.N. refu­gee agency.<p>Citizens, politicians and refu­gee officials alike slammed the …

Donald Trump

Russia continues bombing blitz in Syria for third straight day

Russian strategic bombers struck targets in Syria Thursday in a third straight day of a heavy bombing blitz, military officials said.<p>Russia, which has conducted air campaign in Syria since Sept. 30, sharply raised its intensity this week on President Vladimir Putin's orders.<p>Putin told the military …

Report: NFL finds 11 of the Patriots’ 12 game footballs were under-inflated

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated.<p>Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice-president for football …

New HTC One allegedly revealed in photos

HTC doesn't plan to unveil the next iteration of its One smartphone until March 1st, but we may be getting an early look at the flagship device today. <i>Nowhere Else</i> has published photos that allegedly show the new One, and it's easy to believe that this could really be it: the phone looks almost …

What can children learn from crime classics like Peter Rabbit?

Photograph: BFI<p>A scene from the British version of Emil and the Detectives where a whole gang of children set about catching a thief after Emil has been robbed on a …

Report: Senator says Obama has chosen Ashton Carter to lead Pentagon

In typical Washington Beltway form, an unconfirmed news report Tuesday morning that President Obama had picked Ashton Carter to be his defense secretary later was repeated by a top Republican senator to another news agency, which then urgently reported it as fact -- sourcing the senator.<p>What Fox …

Kenya leader vows war on al-Shabab

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1128000/1128690_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532023410_8d49a581c60f734d4cd1e77a32a01e93<p><b>Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has replaced his interior minister and police chief following a massacre by Islamist group al-Shabab.</b><p>The president …

Africa

Solar panels pose power problem for firefighters, prompting new guidelines

A year ago, fire trucks arrived on the scene of a blaze at a cheese and deli-meat distribution facility just outside of Philadelphia. But firefighters had to keep their distance because of worries that the thousands of solar panels on the roof were still generating power, putting them at risk of …

Costco Canada Resumes Apple Product Sales with iTunes Gift Cards, iPads, iPods [u]

Last month Costco USA started selling Apple products again and now it appears Costco Canada is doing the same. Right now, you can get 4 x $25 gift …

Two Israeli soldiers die in Gaza clash; Palestinian toll tops 300

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a cross-border attack by Hamas militants on Saturday, the army said, as the Palestinian death toll from the conflict rose above 300 with no diplomatic solution in sight.<p>An Israeli convoy manoeuvres on a field outside central Gaza Strip …

Israel