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Algeria. Two Canadians among the Islamist terrorists who attacked gas plant
The Islamist terrorists who attacked a natural gas plant in the Sahara included two Canadians, according to Algeria’s prime minister. It was coordinated by a Canadian named Chedad, the prime minister said.   (Full Story)
Massacre near Denver during showing of The Dark Knight Rises
DENVER, Colorado (USA) – Twelve people have been killed Friday in a Denver suburb when a masked gunman opened fire and killed 12 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. According to reports, at least fifty other persons have been injured.
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US to send large floating base to the Middle East
The Pentagon will send a large floating base to the Middle East, The Washington Post said. The plan comes amid rising tensions with Iran, al Qaeda in Yemen and Somali pirates. (Full Story)
Holiday season 2011. Record $35.3 billion US spent online
RESTON, VA – comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 56 days of the November – December 2011 holiday season. (Full Story)
UK embassy attacked in Tehran


 

Iranian students have stormed the UK embassy in Tehran, chanting "death to England" and bringing down the British flag. Students clashed with riot police as they climbed over the embassy's gate, rushed into the building and started throwing documents from the windows. (Full Story)

Muammar Gaddafi is dead
Muammar Gaddafi is dead, Libya's new leaders said, killed by fighters who overran his hometown on Thursday October 20, 2011. (Full Story)
Canada. Prices for computers decrease
Prices for commercial computers decreased by 0.5% from July 2011 to August 2011, while consumer computer prices declined by 0.6%. In the case of computer peripherals, monitor prices increased by 0.3% while printer prices decreased by 2.0%. (Full Story)
Frosh event at Montreal’s École des Hautes Études commerciales termed racist
McGill law student Anthony Morgan witnessed a frosh event at the University of Montreal’s Hautes Études commerciales on Wednesday September 14, 2011, which made him uncomfortable and which he considers racist. (Full Story)
S & P. First-ever U.S. credit downgrade sparks new round of political infighting
The first-ever U.S. credit downgrade is sparking a new round of political infighting over the country's continuing economic woes. The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican John Boehner, blamed the downgrade on decades of reckless spending, accusing leading Democrats of refusing to make “tough choices.” (Full Story)
NDP. Nycole Turmel, MP for Hull-Aylmer chosen as leader
Nycole Turmel, MP for Hull-Aylmer, has just been unanimously selected by the New Democratic Party caucus to replace leader Jack Layton while he receives treatment for a new cancer. (Full Story)
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