UN investigator: Trump is peddling 'lies' on Syria-IS link

The U.N. special investigator on counterterrorism and human rights accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday of peddling "lies and xenophobia" by claiming a link between Syrian refugees and Islamic State extremists.
British human rights lawyer Ben Emmerson told a press conference "there is no evidence that terrorist groups take advantage of refugee flows to carry out acts of terrorism, or that refugees are somehow more prone to radicalization than others.
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Muslim parents demand answers from York board about principal's Facebook posts

Parents and students are demanding answers from the York Region District School Board about an investigation into Facebook posts by an elementary school principal that they say are offensive to Muslims.
CBC News has spoken to a Muslim mother and her pre-teen daughter, who didn't want to be named, because the girl is still a senior student at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School in Markham where Ghada Sadaka is the principal.
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Court hears B.C. Mountie twice convicted of punching Indigenous suspects

A veteran RCMP officer convicted of punching a handcuffed Indigenous teenager was previously convicted of assaulting an Indigenous man in a jail cell more than a decade ago.
The earlier assault was revealed during a sentencing hearing for Terrace, B.C.
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ISIS fighter jumps for joy after learning he will be next to die

Most people wouldn’t be pleased if they drew the short straw to blow themselves to smithereens.
But one ISIS jihadi couldn’t contain his glee when he won the one-way ticket to martyrdom via a bomb-packed “suicide truck”
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Soylent meal replacement bars recalled after illnesses reported

Soylent meal replacement bars are being recalled after reports of illness, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Friday.
The bars, which are sold online in Canada, are also being recalled in the United States and are not currently being sold on the company's website.
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Edmonton boy, 5, dropped off bus four kilometres from his daycare

A five-year-old Edmonton boy was dropped off from a school bus alone and 23 blocks from his daycare, in a case school officials admit is a “serious” error.
Casey’s mother Simone Cardinal says her son is “traumatized” by the incident.
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India call centre crackdown targets CRA phone scammers

Crooks have raked in a fortune screaming at Canadians on the phone and threatening to lock them up for unpaid taxes, but a crackdown in India has had shocking results.
Reported Canadian losses in the so-called CRA phone scam have virtually evaporated in the weeks since the Oct.
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Female pastor, 3 others guilty in church torture with electrical cord that killed teen

UTICA, N.Y. — The pastor of a small church where two brothers were beaten for hours during a counselling session that she called pleaded guilty on Friday to manslaughter and assault.
Three other church members admitted to less serious charges for their roles in the all-night beatings that killed Lucas Leonard, 19, and injured Christopher Leonard, 17, last October.
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Photo of blood-covered Syrian boy fake: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Swiss media the photo of a young boy covered in blood sitting by himself in an ambulance that went viral this summer was a fake.
The leader was asked about the photo during an interview in which he said fighting “terrorists” in Aleppo was the only way of “protecting civilians.
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Police mistake doughnut glaze for meth, Florida man sues over arrest

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Florida man arrested last year after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth is suing the city of Orlando and a drug-testing kit company.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Daniel Rushing filed a lawsuit last week, claiming negligence by the city and the kit's manufacturer.
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Donald Glover cast as Lando Calrissian in upcoming Star Wars spinoff

Actor and singer Donald Glover will be playing Lando Calrissian in the young Han Solo spin-off film from the Star Wars universe, Walt Disney Co. and Lucasfilm said on Friday.
Glover, 33, creator and lead star of FX's new dramedy Atlanta, will play the role made famous by Billy Dee Williams in the original Star Wars films, 1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi.
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Author of retracted rape story defends relying on 'Jackie'

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang raped at a fraternity house sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman so credible, highlighting the emotion and level of detail with which she spoke during their interactions.
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