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  • Al Jazeera suspends Egypt channel as Doha, Cairo mull closer ties

    Mon, 12:24pm

    The logo of Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel is seen in DohaCAIRO (Reuters) - Qatari-owned Al Jazeera suspended broadcast of its Egypt-focused channel on Monday, citing a product restructuring, as Doha and Cairo seek to mend ties that deteriorated last year after the army toppled elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Qatar was one of the main supporters of Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood during their year in power. Ties between Egypt and Qatar have been strained since then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Mursi in July 2013 after protests against his rule. ...


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  • El Salvador's gangs target women and girls

    Mon, 12:23pm

    In this Oct. 23, 2014, file photo, Elba Magdalena Alvarez, 17, lies dead by the side of the road in San Salvador, El Salvador, after she was allegedly pulled out of a bus by gang members and then shot, according to an eyewitness on the bus. She was naked from the waist down and police were trying to determine if she had been raped. Officially, 239 women and girls have been murdered in El Salvador so far this year, and 201 have been registered as missing. Through the month of August, 361 rapes were reported--more than two-thirds of them against minors. But experts say that does not begin to tell the story of female sexual abuse here, particularly of the violence committed by street gangs with tens of thousands of members who control swaths of the country by instilling fear. (AP Photo,File)SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In a country terrorized by gangsters, it is left to the dead to break the silence on sexual violence.


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  • Ten years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the 'last mile'

    Mon, 12:21pm

    File photo of a rose which was thrown into waters of Andaman Sea lies near foot pints in Khao LakBy Aubrey Belford BANGKOK (Reuters) - In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster. As an 8.6-magnitude quake struck at sea, thousands of residents shunned purpose-built shelters and fled by car and motorcycle, clogging streets with traffic. A network of powerful warning sirens stayed silent. No wave came. ...


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  • 'Serious incident' unfolds in Glasgow

    Mon, 12:32pm

    GlasgowGLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A number of people were killed and injured Monday when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow, police said.


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  • Police departments on alert after NYC cops killed

    Mon, 12:24pm

    New York Police Department officer Jason Muller salutes during the national anthem after participating in a moment of silence for two slain NYPD officers before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Detroit Pistons Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in New York. A gunman ambushed NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn Saturday, fatally shooting them as they sat in their patrol car before running into a nearby subway station and killing himself. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)Officers are being warned to wear bulletproof vests and avoid inflammatory online posts.


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  • Justice Department official condemns killings of officers as 'heinous'

    Mon, 11:48am

    A woman recites from Bible while standing over makeshift memorial during prayer vigil at the site where two NYPD officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn borough of New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deputy Attorney General James Cole said on Monday the fatal shootings of two New York police officers on Saturday were "heinous and cowardly acts." The officers were attacked by a man apparently motivated by the deaths of two black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri. "Our sympathies, our prayers are going out to those families," Cole said of the officers. "There's no reason we should have to be dealing with this." (Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)


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Community Calendar

  • Annual Holiday Gala

    12/13/2014

    31st Annual Holiday Gala: Black and Whit Ball. $60 each museum member/ $65 each non-member ( prepay and recieve a $5  discount off each ticket). Enjoy the vening with music, cash bar & hors doeuvres, portraits available by Wendy June Photography, and silent auction. Held at the Frederic Remington Art Museum, 7pm to midnight.

  • Books & Beyond at the Canton Free Library

    12/5/2014

    Children in Kindergarten through second grade are invited to register to join us on Tuesday, December 9th from 3-4pm for a program titled "A Long Winter's Nap: about bears, winter homes, and hibernation." Kids are invited to join Valerie for this program which will feature stories, games, fun activities and a craft! Call 386-3712 x4 or email vwhite@ncls.org before December 8th to register children for this free event.

  • Build Your Own Bird Feeder

    12/7/2014

    Come join Nature Up North at the Wachtmeister Field Station, Park St. (Cty. Rt. 27) Canton for an afternoon of building your own bird feeder. You will have the option to make a simple feeder using a pine cone, peanut butter, and seed (great for kids) or a bigger feeder using a recycled plastic bottle (great for the kids at heart). Anything you build can be taken home with you. In addition to building feeders you will also learn basics about some of the native winter birds in the North country and there will be a nature walk around the trails of Wachtmeister to look for some of these beautiful  winter birds. This is a great event for families and will take place rain or shine. Be sure to bring some warm clothes and good footwear for the nature walk. Please RSVP to info@natureupnorth.org if you plan to attend.1:30pm to 3:00pm.

  • CHMC Auxiliary Craft Sale

    12/11/2014

    The CHMC Auxiliary Crafters will hold a "Still Time to Buy Local" Craft Sale on Dec. 11 from 9am to 4pm and on Dec. 12 from 9am to 3pm. It will be held in the hospital lobby. The craft sale will feature items for Christmas and the Winter season as well as many other hand made crafts. It will be a great chance to buy Locally Made gifts for people on your Christmas list. All proceeds benefit the hospital auxiliary.

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