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Taxi left following collision downtown: woman


Company says only that ‘appropriate measures have been taken’ after June 25 incident at Queen St. W. and University Ave. in Toronto. A woman says she was hit by a Beck taxi driver who then drove off, leaving her injured on the street. Yael Gottesman was crossing the intersection of …

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Candidates face off for Rob Ford’s former ward


Hopefuls including the late Rob Ford’s nephew, running in his old Ward 2 council seat, engage in colourful debate Wednesday tonight. The second major debate in the election to fill Rob Ford’s old Ward 2 council seat saw minor political jabs mixed with a flurry of dramatic antics, a combination …

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Zimbabwe pastor released; court says police violated rights


HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – A court in Zimbabwe on Wednesday freed a pastor who organized the largest nationwide strike against the government in nearly a decade, ruling that police violated his rights. Magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe told a packed courtroom that the decision to bring new charges in court against Evan …

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South Sudan evacuations continue; some locals turned back


JOHANNESBURG (AP) – The United States, India and other countries continue to evacuate their citizens from South Sudan, where a fragile cease-fire appears to hold amid fears of a return to civil war. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced Thursday morning that two aircraft had landed in the capital, …

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