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Canadian cowboy finishes long ride from Calgary to hometown in Brazil

CALGARY — A Canadian cowboy who has completed a 16,000-kilometre horseback journey to Brazil says he was overcome with emotion at trail’s end.

Filipe Masetti Leite, 27, immigrated to Canada from the South American country when he was a teenager. On July 2012, he started a return journey by riding out of the Calgary Stampede grounds with his two horses Bruiser and Frenchie. He added a third horse to his team, Dude, from a ranch in New Mexico. READ

UK’s Cameron: Passports could be seized as part of expanded anti-terror laws

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having travelled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. READ

New round of Ukraine talks opens with rebels backing off from full independence

Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. READ

UN: The number of refugees from Syria tops 3 million

The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history. READ

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

A man infected with Ebola travelled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday. READ

Russian-backed separatists aim to push west along Ukraine’s coast

Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a major port city. READ

Canadian dating site for married people seeking affairs sues South Korea

A dating website for married people seeking affairs is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked in that country over what it says are false allegations of illegal activity. READ

Uzi killing in Arizona displays tragic side of gun tourism as it grows in popularity

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. READ

Russian military columns roll into Ukraine; leader urges Ukrainians to resist panic

wo columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. READ

UN health agency: Ebola is accelerating in West Africa and could infect as many as 20,000

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. READ

Canada’s jets, part of NATO mission, edge closer to Russian airspace

Canadian fighter jets will be patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO’s response to the unravelling situation in Ukraine. READ

Girl, 9, kills firing-range instructor with Uzi

The death of a firing-range instructor at the hands of a 9-year-old girl bracing an Uzi submachine gun has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle an Uzi. READ

Crimes against humanity spreading in Syria with attacks by govt, Islamic fighters

The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting them has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent U.N. commission said Wednesday. READ

IMF chief Lagarde under official investigation in France for 'negligence’ in corruption case

Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. READ

Gaza war seems to end with another grim stalemate amid devastation in the strip

The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza. READ

Canada pulling 3-member lab team back from Sierra Leone over Ebola fears

Canada is bringing three scientists home from Kailahun, Sierra Leone, a post which the World Health Organization has temporarily closed to investigate the infection of an international medical responder working there. READ

Report finds 1,400 children exploited in U.K. town over 16-year period

A new report concluded Tuesday that some 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one northern England town— a damming account of the collective failure by authorities to prevent children as young as 11 from being beaten, raped and trafficked. READ

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended cease-fire

Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighbourhoods in the blockaded territory. READ

Putin and Poroshenko meet for first-ever bilateral talks

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met late Tuesday for their first bilateral talks at a much-anticipated summit in Minsk, which many voiced hopes may help bring an end to fighting between Kyiv’s forces and pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine. READ

Tim Hortons and Burger King to join forces to form a new company

Burger King and Tim Hortons are teaming up in a US$11-billion deal that will allow the fast food companies to grow in the U.S. and internationally, but promises no changes to Canadians’ morning coffee. READ

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