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Review: TIFF 2017: Top 10 films we saw this year Special

We’ve taken some to reflect on the dozens of films seen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and composed a list of our favourites.

NFL controversy has 'nothing to do with race,' Trump says

Washington - President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that an intensifying feud with National Football League players who won't stand during the US national anthem to draw attention to social injustice, has "nothing to do with race.

Lynn Anderson 'Keep me in Mind' exhibit opens in Nashville

Nashville - On Saturday, September 30, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will be celebrating the "Great Lady of Country Music," the iconic Lynn Anderson.

Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

San Juan - Living conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are growing worse by the day, with tired, bewildered people lining up to buy scarce fuel and food Sunday amid a blackout and little to no telephone service.

Protesters chanting 'Nazis out' hit AfD vote party

Berlin - Protests broke out in several German cities against the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany which became the first nationalist party to win dozens of seats in parliament since World War II.

Hurricane Maria tested the mettle of NOAA's GOES-16 satellite

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has proven to be active and deadly. Powerful hurricanes, like Harvey, Irma and Maria are also providing a testing ground for new tools that scientists hope will save lives by improving forecasting.

Le Pen, Wilders salute German hard right advance

Paris - Marine Le Pen, leader of France's National Front (FN), and Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders saluted the advance of Germany's hard right AfD after the nationalists on Sunday became the third-largest party in parliament.

Macron's party suffers setback in French Senate vote

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist political party suffered its first electoral setback in Senate elections on Sunday in which the right-wing Republicans party strengthened its dominance in the upper chamber of parliament.

It's all over for 'It' as 'Kingsman' sequel tops box office

Washington - The espionage comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" dominated North American box offices in its debut weekend, industry figures showed Sunday.It ousted "It", a freaky horror hit which had held the crown for two weeks.

A blood test by soundwaves? New device protoyped

A new type of blood test, based on using soundwaves, has been prototyped and the developed could lead to a significant reduction in the time required to obtain a batch of medical tests.

New hospital metrics system wins 'Most Wired Innovator Award'

A new electronic health record, implemented at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania, has aided the management of patients and scooped a major health technology award,

ATM's are 50-years-old - What does the future hold for ATMs?

The automated teller machine (ATM) was considered a radical move when Barclay's installed the machines in a London suburb in 1967. At that time, the machines gave a fixed amount of money using a special voucher - The familiar ATM card wasn't invented yet.

German Social Democrats in turmoil after historic loss

Berlin - The defeat Sunday of German Social Democrat Martin Schulz at the hands of Chancellor Angela Merkel is his party's worst loss since World War II and another blow for Europe's centre-left.

US, N. Korea brinksmanship brings warning of 'unpredictable nosedive'

Washington - Spiking nuclear tensions between the United States and North Korea showed little sign of abating Sunday as Russia warned of a "very unpredictable nosedive" if Washington does not ease up on its fiery war of words with Pyongyang.

Telehealth was used to help patients during Hurricane Irma

Miami - During the worst days of Hurricane Irma, the company Nemours Children’s Health System made use of its telehealth to provide pediatric care for any patient in the state who needed it.

Dismay as Germany's hard-right AfD marches into parliament

Berlin - The Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Sunday became the first hard-right, openly anti-immigration party to win dozens of seats in parliament since World War II, breaking a taboo despite mainstream politicians' calls to halt "the Nazis" in their tracks....

Washington 'unreliable' following Iran nuclear deal threats: Zarif

Washington - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif branded Washington "unreliable" Sunday in response to threats over the future of a nuclear deal with Iran.

Basque leader urges Madrid to allow independence votes

Madrid - The regional leader of Spain's Basque Country, where nationalist sentiments run high, urged Madrid on Sunday to allow independence referendums like those held in Scotland and Quebec.

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar: army

Myanmar's army said Sunday it had discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 28 Hindus, including women and children, in violence-wracked Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants.

D&G's 'queen of hearts' fetes strong women on Milan catwalk

Milan - It was all crowns and queens on Sunday as Dolce & Gabbana unveiled a collection that paid joyous homage to women, who were feted on catwalks around in Milan this week.
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