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LOCAL

The teenaged boy killed after being shot in the neck on Weston Rd. late Sunday has been identified as 16-year-old Yusuf Tifow. Police are searching for a single suspect, and are looking at footage from the building’s security camera. [CBC]

Police have made two arrests in connection with a shooting in Brampton that left one man wounded in the chest. Police received an initial call about two people fighting, then a second call indicating that shots had been fired. [CBC]

Many families attended the closing of the CNE Monday. It was a trying year for the CNE, with people trying to sell fake tickets to the public, people getting sick after eating the much-publicized cronut burger, the closure of two vendors for food safety violations, and the presence of about $1-million worth of counterfeit goods. [CBC]

 

NATIONAL

Verizon Communications Inc. has no interest in expanding to Canada, ending months of speculation that the U.S. telecom giant would shakeup Canada’s wireless market. CEO Lowell McAdam’s said speculation was “way overblown.” [Globe and Mail]

Quebec’s corruption inquiry is set to resume tomorrow after a two month summer break, and is set to focus on unions. The probe has already rocked the province, uncovering everything from illegal party politics to engineering firms colluding on contracts. [Toronto Star]

The suspect accused of beating a 6-year-old Saskatchewan boy to death will not face criminal charges because he is himself a child. Authorities knew the suspect, under the age of 12, to be a troubled child, having spoken with him about other cases in the past. [National Post]

 

INTERNATIONAL

Syria hails “historic American retreat,” mockingly accusing Obama of hesitation and confusion after delaying a military response after the use of chemical weapons. It was the deadliest incident of the Syrian civil war and the world’s worst use of chemical weapons since Saddam Hussein gassed thousands of Kurds in 1998. [National Post] 

A panel of Egyptian judges has recommended for the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since the military deposed Mohamed Morsi in a July 3 coup, it has intensified a crackdown on the brotherhood, Egypt’s largest political organization and a pillar of political Islam in the region. [Globe and Mail]

Syria cancelled an urgent tender to buy sugar Monday, two weeks after cancelling a bid to buy wheat, the latest sign that Bashar al-Assad is losing the ability to buy food as civil war destroys its harvests. In the failed transactions, Syria offered to pay for the food with funds held in frozen accounts. [Globe and Mail]

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