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Aleppo bombed as Syrian army begins 'calm' plan elsewhere Saturday, 30 Apr 2016

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday as a temporary "calm" declared by Syria‚Äôs military took effect around Damascus and in the northwest.  Full Article

 
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Sadr followers dig in inside Baghdad's Green Zone, political crisis deepens Saturday, 30 Apr 2016 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Hundreds of supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed parliament inside Baghdad's Green Zone on Saturday and camped out nearby after Sadr denounced politicians' failure to reform a political quota system blamed for rampant corruption.  Full Article  

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Canadian GDP slips in February after January growth surge Friday, 29 Apr 2016 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian economy contracted in February after a strong start to the year, as activity in the manufacturing and natural resource sectors declined, suggesting that low energy prices continue to impede growth.  Full Article  

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Canada eager to consider investing in new Montreal rail network - Trudeau Saturday, 30 Apr 2016 

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government is eager to consider joining the pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec in investing in a new public transport light rail network in Montreal, the third-largest of its kind in the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday.  Full Article  

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Penguins pip Caps to level series Saturday, 30 Apr 2016 

WASHINGTON (The Sports Xchange) - Eric Fehr scored the game-winning goal against his former team with 4:28 left to play and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Saturday night, evening their best-of-seven series at one game apiece.  Full Article  

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Pop star Kesha releases first single after label dispute Friday, 29 Apr 2016 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Kesha released her first new music in three years on Friday after losing a legal bid earlier this month to scrap her recording contract with Sony Music and producer Dr. Luke, whom the singer had accused of sexual assault.  Full Article  

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Google faces first EU fine in 2016 with no deal on cards: sources Friday, 29 Apr 2016 

BRUSSELS - Google is likely to face its first European Union antitrust sanction this year, with little prospect of it settling a test case with the bloc's regulator over its shopping service, people familiar with the matter said.  Full Article