Dec 15, 2011 Morning Headlines

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Baby caught in custody dispute as refugee mother faces deportation

A 9-week-old baby is at the centre of a custody fight between a Canadian father and a refugee mother, who is set to be sent back to Colombia.

Georgetown teacher’s sudden transfer stuns school

Students want to know why a Georgetown teacher â€" the “heart and soul” of the school’s music department â€" was transferred days before a major concert.

VIDEO: Justin Trudeau hurls obscenity at Peter Kent

Liberal MP Justin Trudeau caused uproar during Question Period in the House of Commons on Wednesday when he shouted an expletive at a Conservative cabinet minister.

Chirac found guilty of corruption

A French court found former president Jacques Chirac guilty in a historic verdict Thursday of embezzling public funds to illegally finance the conservative party he long led, and handed him a suspended prison sentence.

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2011 Word of the Year revealed

When the time came for Merriam-Webster to pick its top word of 2011, its editors decided they needed to be pragmatic.


Muskoka Lake condos up for sale - again

Nineteen Muskoka Lake condos are up for sale again after some bidders walked away from ‘winning’ offers later rejected by the developer as too low.

Slow growth ahead in 2012

A revised forecast from TD Economics predicts modest growth of 1.7 per cent for the Canadian economy in 2012.


RIM stock hits new low as market awaits Q3 results

With Research In Motion Ltd. shares shedding 18 per cent of their value since a Dec 2 profit warning, at least one analyst thinks a “materially” reduced outlook has already been baked into the stock.

Stocks drop sharply amid euro, U.S. worries

The Toronto stock market closed sharply lower Wednesday, pressured by steep drops in the price of oil, gold and copper amid worries about the European debt crisis.

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Cox: Canada’s chase for gold should be kept in perspective

It seems like life and death, and nobody can tell those young men chopped from Team Canada’s junior squad on Wednesday this wasn’t a big deal.

Griffin: Jays would do well to land coveted Japanese ace Darvish

As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, bidding for highly coveted Japanese free agent Yu Darvish was closed.


Chris Paul saga ends with trade to Clippers

Hornets agree to ship their star point guard for players, 1st-rounderNBA wants best deal for Hornets in exchange for star point guard, but it’s set an impossibly high standard, says a New York Times analysis.

Boos expected to serenade Leafs’ Connolly in return to Buffalo

Often hurt and much maligned as a Sabre, Tim Connolly plays his first game in Buffalo since departing as a free agent on Friday.

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Toronto Children’s Chorus, with voices old and new

Successful alumni sing with the chorus on Dec. 17 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Big names to play Junos

Big names joining the party April 1 in Ottawa.


Judge praises Lindsay Lohan’s probation efforts

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner said the actress was doing well under strict new terms of her probation and urged her to keep up the good work.

Michael Jackson's daughter talks acting dreams

Michael Jackson's daughter says she was inspired to be an actress after seeing her father in the film “Moonwalker.”

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Does H&M’s Dragon Tattoo line glamourize rape survivors?

H&M’s Dragon Tattoo collection has made some critics accuse the Swedish label of glorifying rape victims.

Meet Mr. Bigglesworth, the heritage turkey

Mr. Bigglesworth is a heritage turkey who lives on a Newmarket-area farm, breeding with 20 hens, producing offspring destined for Christmas tables and helping keep his rare breed from extinction.


Next Dior head is Raf Simons?

Rumour is that the head of Jil Sander is in negotiations for the gig. At first glance the thought of him taking over at Dior seems unusual — maybe not.

Oxytocin amplifies your inner extrovert

Banishing shyness may one day be just a sniff away, according to new research.

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New Zealand draws new interest with 'Hobbit'

Folks flocking to Matamata to see where new Hobbit movies are being made.

Explore well-kept Caribbean secret of St. Eustatius

Mass tourism has bypassed this outpost of the Dutch kingdom â€" preserving history and the ability to get know your hosts.


Finding tranquility in a Burmese village

There's an untouched quality about the sights in the country where tourists are now welcomed by Aung San Suu Kyi's party.

Travel and help the Salvation Army

Legendary hotels in New York offer a third night free, or try ‘Torontoland’ bargains.

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