Brutal baboon battle erupts for throne at Toronto Zoo after matriarch dies

Brutal baboon battle erupts for throne at Toronto Zoo after matriarch dies

The fight that erupted between the female baboons prompted a brief closure of the zoo’s exhibit. Medical records show injuries ranging from deep lacerations near their eyes to hair ripped out and tail injuries. By Liam Casey.

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Russia ban signing of Turkish players

Russia ban signing of Turkish players

Relations between the countries have been strained since a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkish forces on the Syrian border, killing one pilot. Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko told R-Sport news agency that clubs had "already got the message". "If anyone wants [to sign a Turkish player] during the break, there will not be such a possibility," he said.

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‘Everything points to’ bodies in van in Mexico belonging to WA surfers, girlfriend says

'Everything points to' bodies in van in Mexico belonging to WA surfers, girlfriend says

Friends of two Australians missing for more than a week in Mexico will travel to Sinaloa following a report that the men’s van has been found, one of the friends said Sunday. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Dfat) issued a statement confirming that the pair’s vehicle had been found, but did not confirm reports that two bodies had been found inside the burnt out van.

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U.S. solicitor general, 18 states and Harvard back Vermont in health data case.

U.S. solicitor general, 18 states and Harvard back Vermont in health data case.

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office will make oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 2 in a case about health care price transparency that will set national precedent. The states say access to the data could provide greater price transparency to consumer and ultimately lower health care prices.

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The Corrupt System That Killed Laquan McDonald

The Corrupt System That Killed Laquan McDonald

A Chicago cop now faces murder charges—but will anyone hold his colleagues, his superiors, and elected officials accountable for their failures? Thanks to clear video evidence, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged this week with first-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Nevertheless, thousands of people took to the city’s streets on Friday in protest. And that is as it should be. The needlessness of the killing is clear and…

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Copyright Industry Still Doesn’t Understand This Fight Isn’t About Money, But Liberty

Copyright Industry Still Doesn't Understand This Fight Isn't About Money, But Liberty

With a lot of people streaming music and video from services such as Spotify, Pandora and Netflix, torrenting is less of a visible conflict than ten years ago. But similar fights continue in the shape of net neutrality and privacy, with the same values: it was never about the money.

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Searching for Answers and Comfort After Killings at Planned Parenthood

Searching for Answers and Comfort After Killings at Planned Parenthood

After the congregation shared memories of a fallen police officer, Garrett Swasey, and cheered and cried through a grainy video of him competing at a 1992 skating championship, they bowed their heads on Sunday morning to pray for the man accused of killing him at a Planned Parenthood clinic. “Does anyone know the name of this man who shot Garrett?” asked Scott Dontanville, a pastor at Hope Chapel, where Officer Swasey had been a church elder.

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Swedish court: ‘We cannot ban Pirate Bay’

Swedish court: 'We cannot ban Pirate Bay'

After considering the case for almost a month, the District Court of Stockholm ruled that copyright holders could not make Swedish ISP Bredbandsbolaget block Pirate Bay. The court found that Bredbandsbolaget's operations do not amount to participation in the copyright infringement offences carried out by some of its 'pirate' subscribers. Pirate Bay is blocked by many European ISPs but anti-piracy outfits have always hoped that one day the notorious site would be restricted in Sweden.

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