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48 Iranians kidnapped in Syria

A busload of Ira-nians were abducted by gunmen while on a pilgrimage in Syria Saturday, Iranian media reported, the latest in a string of kidnappings of visitors from the Islamic Republic, a country allied to President Bashar al-Assad.

Rush for help after city office closure

Cut in service has created 'a nightmare,' says society that assists newcomers

Palestinian leader to renew statehood bid

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to renew the call for recognition as a non-member state at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 27, Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said Saturday.
Star of Dirty Harry makes Romney's day

Star of Dirty Harry makes Romney's day

Mitt Romney must be feeling lucky, punk.

From pile of junk to restored beauty

Standing in front of a restored aircraft from 1940, David Stillman turns to admire his handiwork. "It was a pile of junk," he said with a laugh. Aviation enthusiasts gathered Saturday to celebrate Canada's aircraft history at the B.C.

Man facing fraud charges

A man is facing seven fraud-related counts in connection with a door-to-door pressure-washing operation. extras

ON OUR WEBSITE TODAY MARS PROBE HEADS FOR SELF-GUIDED DESCENT TO PLANET SURFACE The robotic laboratory dubbed Curiosity streaks into the thin Martian atmosphere on Sunday night, charged with its own sevenminute final approach.

House Beautiful: Humble heritage


Saanich Inlet swim a plea for the ocean

Woman paddling 19 kilometres to raise environmental awareness

Grow-op found in Thetis Park

West Shore RCMP dismantled a small grow-op in Thetis Park on Friday. CRD bylaw officers received a tip from a resident about a grow-op of five plants about 50 metres off the trail near Phelps and Treanor avenues, said Cpl. Mike Holmes.
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