Morning Update October 30th, 2011 (10)

CANADA

#1 — CNews | Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan 

An Edmonton soldier is dead following a suicide bombing in Kabul on Saturday.

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CNews | Fallen SAR tech returns to CFB Trenton

OC | Death raises questions about ‘minimal’ risk training mission

#2 — Globe | RCMP mostly unaware of abuse at residential schools: report

RCMP officers usually weren’t aware of the need to investigate abuse in Canada’s infamous native residential school system because aboriginal families were reluctant to tell them what was occurring behind closed doors, says a report by the police force.

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#3 —  LFP | Libya mission cost Canadians $50 million

OTTAWA – Canada’s military role to protect Libyans from slaughter at the hands of a bloody dictator and enforcing a no-fly zone and an arms embargo cost taxpayers about $50 million.

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#4 —  FP | The stranded oil sands: A worst-case scenario

The signs are there: the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline has festered into an uncomfortable election issue for the U.S. president, Barack Obama.

The upshot for Canada: a decision on whether to grant a Presidential permit, promised by year end, could once again be delayed.

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#5 — OC | Turmel lashes out at Conservatives in speech to public service workers

OTTAWA — Interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel spoke out against the ruling Conservatives when she returned to her old stomping grounds to deliver a speech at the Public Service Alliance of Canada convention in Ottawa Saturday.

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WORLD

#6 — BBC | Israel-Gaza exchange rocket and air strikes killing 10

An Israeli man has been killed by rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian militants had vowed to retaliate after five militants were killed by an Israeli air strike on the south of the Gaza Strip.

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#7 — CNN | 3 dead, over 2 million without power as snowstorm slams Northeast, Mid-Atlantic

(CNN) — A freak fall snow storm slammed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Saturday, leaving three people dead, more than 2 million households without power and thousands of air travelers stranded.

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#8 —  Fox | Suspected U.S. Drones Kill Six in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan –  Suspected U.S. unmanned aircraft fired six missiles at a vehicle in Pakistan’s tribal region near the Afghan border Sunday, killing six alleged militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

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#9 — DM | Our coal industry is in tatters and the gas is running out. Is there an alternative? Incredibly, there really is

Here are two visions of the future.

The first one lies at the end of a muddy track in the village of Banks, a 20-minute drive from Preston, Lancashire. It consists of a derrick about 60ft high, a few temporary buildings, a generator and some specialist machinery in a fenced square compound.

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#10 — Telegraph | Assad: challenge Syria at your peril

Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has warned that Western action against his country would cause an “earthquake” that would “burn the whole region”.

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