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Smoke from a fire rises following a strike in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

By The Canadian Press
October 19, 2014 - 9:34pm

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

A healthcare professional adjusts her mask during a demonstration of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) procedures at Toronto Western Hospital on Friday October 17, 2014. A man who recently travelled to Sierra Leone walked into a southern Ontario hospital last week, feeling unwell. Four minutes later, he was in quarantine and being tested for the Ebola virus. Those tests proved negative.Suppose they'd been positive. What would happen next? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Here's what happens if Ebola lands in Canada

By The Canadian Press
October 19, 2014 - 9:10pm

OTTAWA - A man who recently travelled to Sierra Leone walked into a southern Ontario hospital last week, feeling unwell. Four minutes later, he was in quarantine and being tested for the Ebola virus. Those tests on the patient in Belleville proved negative.

The tug boat Barbara Foss pulls the disabled Russian cargo ship Simushir off the B.C. coast on Sunday, Oct.19, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Maritime Forces Pacific

What did we learn from the Simushir?

By The Canadian Press
October 19, 2014 - 6:43pm

A disabled Russian cargo ship was en route to port in British Columbia for repairs and the rescue operation was declared officially over Sunday. Now the debate begins.

Teresa Mesa, center, spokesperson of Ebola patient Teresa Romero attends the media in front of the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Spain says a test has shown a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola is now clear of all traces of the virus. A blood test has revealed that Teresa Romero's immune system has eliminated the virus from her body, according to a statement released by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's office late Sunday. Romero, 44, had treated two patients who died of Ebola at Carlos III hospital. The first, Miguel Pajares, contracted the disease in Liberia and died on Aug. 12 despite having been treated with the experimental drug ZMapp. The second was Manuel Garcia Viejo who died, aged 69, on Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)

Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows

By The Canadian Press
October 19, 2014 - 4:56pm

MADRID - A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests with the disease repatriated from West Africa has managed to beat it after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid and has no traces of the virus in her bloodstream, according to test results released Sunda

Jordan Basile, left, and Matt Ficarra, center, exchange wedding vows Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the Doubletree hotel in Syracuse, N.Y. Presiding over the ceremony is Ted Limpert. Ficarra, who was paralyzed in an accident in 2011, used a robotic-like device called an Ekso with the help of Nicole Smith, second right, and Frank Hyland from Good Shepard in Allenton Pa. (AP Photo/The Syracuse Newspapers, Dennis Nett) NO SALES

Robotic device helps paralyzed groom walk aisle

By The Canadian Press
October 19, 2014 - 4:34pm

DEWITT, N.Y. - New York resident Matt Ficarra has been paralyzed from the chest down since an accident three years ago, but that didn't stop him from walking down the aisle.

Clean-up crews sweep away floodwater at the Calgary Stampede grounds in Calgary, Alta., Monday, June 24, 2013. Siberian wildfires so intense they melted the permafrost beneath them. Flooding in Alberta that paralyzed a major city. Toxic algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg that have grown 1,000 per cent since 1990.They're all linked, say the authors of a new United Nations-sponsored book entitled "Water, Energy and the Arab Awakening," being released Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Changing rains affect entire globe, says book

By The Canadian Press
October 19, 2014 - 2:04pm

Siberian wildfires so intense they melted the permafrost beneath them. Flooding in Alberta that paralyzed a major city. Toxic algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg that have grown 1,000 per cent since 1990.