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Families of Flight MH17 victims seek answers; parents believe daughter is still alive WATCH: Jerzy Dyczynski and Angela Dyczynski travelled from Australia to the crash site to honour their daughter who was aboard Flight MH17 TORONTO – The parents of one of the passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 say they still believe their daughter could be alive and are reportedly threatening to sue anyone who may suggest otherwise without showing clear evidence. Story continues below Jerzy Dyczynski and Angela Dyczynski visited the rebel-controlled crash site last week and said nothing diminished their hope that their 25-year-old daughter Fatima somehow survived. READ MORE: Rebels lay mines near Flight MH17 crash site “There is a small possibility that something still survived,” said Fatima’s father in an interview. “The people of Donetsk were first at the crash site and if somebody survived maybe they have taken them.” Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17 as it flew from Amsterdam toward Kuala Lumpur.  Officials say all 298 people aboard died. According to the Australian Associated Press, the Dyczynskis said they would be willing to sue anyone who suggested their daughter was killed before indisputable evidence was brought to them. The couple says they have given DNA samples to the team of investigators who are currently working to identify the bodies of the victims. “People may say ‘how could she survive a fall of 30,000 feet?’ but it has happened in extremely rare cases that the seat has remained intact,” said Fatima’s father in an interview with The New Zealand Herald. Fatima’s parents say their daughter, who was travelling to Australia aboard flight MH17, was scheduled to speak at the upcoming International Astronautical Congress in Toronto this September. Despite government officials advising victims’ families against immediately travelling to Ukraine, the Dyczynskis arrived at the crash site last week and laid down flowers. “She was full of life,” said Fatima’s mother about her only child. “She was an aerospace engineer, she was a scientist, she was a young person with new ideas and new perspectives and new horizons,” said Jerzy, a cardiologist and acupuncturist. Jerzy Dyczynski and Angela Rudhart-Dyczynski whose daughter, 25-year-old Fatima, was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, sit on part of the wreckage of the crashed aircraft in Hrabove, Ukraine, Saturday, July 26, 2014. AP Photo/Nicholas Garriga The Dyczynskis say they want their daughter’s colleagues from the space science community to become involved in the crash investigation as they believe the scientists could prevent future incidents. Fatima’s father said he and his wife also want investigators to pursue other angles as to what may have downed Flight MH17. “Maybe, other perspectives are important to investigate. It’s not only maybe a missile [that downed MH17] but something more,” he said. “If it would have been a missile, and the rebels shot down this aeroplane, they would not have handed out the black boxes.” Ukraine national security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Monday the plane suffered “massive explosive decompression” after it was hit by fragments he said came from a missile. READ MORE: Missile shrapnel hit Malaysia Airlines, says Ukraine The data recorders were sent to experts in Britain for examination. Flight 17 went down on July 17 as it flew from Amsterdam toward Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people aboard died. The U.S. and Ukrainian governments say it was shot down by a missile fired from territory held by armed pro-Russian separatists, probably by mistake. The separatists deny shooting down the plane; Russia says the Ukrainian military may have shot it down. Last week, the Dyczynskis travelled from their home in Perth, Australia to honour their daughter. They crossed territory held by pro-Russian rebels to reach the wreckage-strewn fields outside the village of Hrabove, where they sat together on part of the debris, his arm around her shoulder. “[Fatima] was for peace. She will be forever for peace,” her father said. – with files from The Associated Press

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Driver charged after councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon hit by car – Toronto TORONTO – Toronto city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon is reinforcing the call for more separated bike lanes after she was struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle on Sunday. The Beaches-East York councillor told the Toronto Sun she was hit just before 11 a.m. on Woodbine Avenue near Gerrard Street and was left lying on the ground until help arrived. McMahon told the newspaper she was taken to hospital and given a CAT scan after paramedics discovered her blood pressure was low. The driver of the vehicle has since been charged with careless driving. The Ward 32 councillor has always been a strong advocate for separated bike lanes and maintains more needs to be done to keep cyclists safe. BIG Thank You 2 @FP_IceMasters + @BeachHill_NA + @EastGeneral + @TPSD55 + esp @TorontoEMS Johnny Paget 4 rescuing me after my bike accident! — MM McMahon (@mary_margaret32) July 28, 2014 Thankfully I am okay after car hit me on my bike but boy do we need that 1 Metre Rule and more separated bike lanes! @CycleToronto — MM McMahon (@mary_margaret32) July 28, 2014 Thankfully @TPSD55 Traffic Services were on top of this @bruce_in! Driver was charged w Careless Driving. @Ward32Spokes @CycleToronto — MM McMahon (@mary_margaret32) July 28, 2014 Police Officer and EMS had no idea I was Cllr. @SharkDancing! @pedalpapa — MM McMahon (@mary_margaret32) July 28, 2014

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Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede – National CONAKRY, Guinea – Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday. The victims included children as young as 10, and most bodies brought to an overflowing morgue in the capital were still dressed in bathing suits and swim trunks. Some had bled from their mouths after their small bodies were trampled, causing internal bleeding. Story continues below “We are not used to seeing such a large number of bodies at the same time. It’s such a tragedy, these young victims killed in the prime of their life,” said an employee at Donka Hospital where bodies awaited burial. The hospital’s director, Dr. Fatou Sike Camara, announced the toll of 33 deaths. President Alpha Conde went on national television to declare a week of national mourning and promised a full investigation. The capital’s beaches also were ordered closed until further notice. “The president calls on authorities at all levels to take the necessary steps so that this same tragedy never happens again in our country,” his office later said in a statement. More than 700 people had gathered on the beach in Conakry, the capital city, for a concert celebrating the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which featured the Guinean rap groups Instinct Killers and Banlieuzart. Witnesses said the stampede happened after the show ended as the large crowd tried to exit through a small gate. Some people fell to the ground and were trampled. ©2014The Canadian Press

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Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales TOKYO – Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales. But the Japanese company behind Super Mario and Pokemon games stuck to its annual forecasts Wednesday for a 20 billion yen ($196 million) profit on 590 billion yen ($5.8 billion) sales. Kyoto-based Nintendo reported a 9.92 billion yen ($97.3 million) April-June loss compared with an 8.62 billion yen profit a year earlier. Story continues below Quarterly sales totalled 74.695 billion yen ($732.3 million), down 8 per cent from a year earlier. Nintendo has been fighting to maintain profits amid competition from games and social media apps on smartphones and other mobile devices. The company also faces competition from rivals Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp., which are aggressively pushing their game machines with holiday shoppers. READ MORE: Nintendo reveals ‘Skylanders’-like toy line at E3 Nintendo has also faced questions about the health of its president, Satoru Iwata, after he was a no-show at the E3 video-game event in Los Angeles last month. Last month, in a letter online to shareholders, he said he would miss the annual shareholders’ meeting as well and said for the first time that he had surgery for a bile-duct “growth,” found during a routine health checkup. “I have already resumed my business by email and by other means, but it is anticipated that a little more time is needed for me to return to my regular work schedule,” Iwata said in the letter. The success of “Mario Kart 8” game software released in May is helping boost Wii U sales. Nintendo sold 510,000 of the machines for the April-June quarter, far better than 160,000 for the same period the previous year. READ MORE: Nintendo profit falls on sluggish Wii U sales But Wii U is not as popular as Nintendo had initially hoped for, and it has missed earlier sales targets. Sales of the 3DS handheld have plunged, dropping to 820,000 for the latest quarter from 1.4 million units a year ago. Nintendo stuck to its latest target of selling 3.6 million Wii U and 12 million 3DS machines for the fiscal year through March 2015. Nintendo said it will start offering strong game software in the months ahead, such as “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.” The year-end and New Year’s seasons are important sales periods for the company, practically determining its fortunes for the whole year. Nintendo is also launching “amiibo,” which are figures that connect and interact with games. How that might catch on is still unclear, but it holds potential for Nintendo. ©2014The Canadian Press

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Canadian producer of ‘Superstar’ tour faces legal action – Toronto NEW YORK – The abrupt cancellation of this summer’s North American arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar is apparently not being forgiven. Story continues below The Really Useful Group, the London-based production company of Superstar composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, said Tuesday that it was taking legal action against Canadian music and theatrical producer Michael Cohl for the “unilateral decision” to scuttle the tour, which was to star punk legend John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. In a statement, The Really Useful Group said it “has no option but to proceed with legal action to recover its costs associated with the project and in turn, satisfy outstanding payments to suppliers and contractors.” Cohl’s S2BN Entertainment had no immediate comment Tuesday. The tour was to start June 9 in New Orleans and include stops in Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas, Denver, New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. It was to star Lydon as King Herod, Williams as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas and JC Chasez of ‘N Sync as Pontius Pilate. Ben Forster, the winner of the U.K.’s prime-time contest show Superstar, was to play the son of God. The guitar- and keyboard-driven rock musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1971, includes such songs as “What’s the Buzz?” ”Superstar,” ”Everything’s Alright” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.” Toronto-born Cohl, who was also a lead producer on the ill-fated, aerial-effects laden Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, declined to talk too much about the tour’s financing when it was unveiled in April, but he said the new show’s total costs were in the “eight figures” and needed to pull in “several hundred thousand dollars” each night to keep it on the road. ©2014The Associated Press

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Some of the world’s coolest libraries – National Picture it. You have a monster test tomorrow and there is no time left for procrastination. The next 12 hours of your life will consist of sitting in an all-too quiet, distraction-free library, with nothing but your thoughts and books to keep you company. Ugh, the worst amiright? But find yourself in one of these libraries, arguably some of the most stunning from around the globe, and an all-night cram session may not seem so bad. Library of Parliament – in Ottawa, Canada Established in 1876, the Library of Parliament survived numerous fires in its history. In 1916, a blaze destroyed most of Parliament’s Centre Block, but the library survived thanks to its iron doors, which isolated it from the fire. The library is depicted, in hologram form, on the current Canadian ten dollar bill. The Library of Parliament on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 28, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Sean Kilpatrick The Library of Birmingham – in Birmingham, England Described by architect Francine Houben as the ‘people’s palace’, this public library opened in September 2013 and is considered the largest public library in the United Kingdom. It houses Birmingham’s collections of rare books, photographs and archives. It also provides free access to the National Film Archive. Add to that a gallery space, theatre, amphitheatre and performance spaces – you’ve got quite the cultural destination. An exterior view of the new Library of Birmingham and its outdoor roof terrace garden at Centenary Square on Aug. 27, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The modern exterior of interlacing rings reflects the canals and tunnels of Birmingham. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Library of the French National Assembly – in Paris, France Located in Paris’ Palais Bourbon, the library of the National Assembly holds many treasures, including the draft French Constitution of 1791, annotated by “The Incorruptible” Maximilien de Robespierre, one of the most important figures in the French Revolution. A photo taken on Nov. 3, 2012 shows the library of the French National Assembly in Paris. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images Story continues below Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch – in Vancouver, Canada Designed by architect Moshe Safdie, the exterior of Vancouver’s Central Branch resembles Rome’s Colosseum. “Library Square” – which is comprised of Central Branch, Federal Office Tower and retail spaces – takes up an entire city block. The decision to build Library Square was the result of a referendum held in 1990. Following the referendum, the city of Vancouver held a design competition. Safdie’s design was by far the most radical – and most favoured by the public. The library also boasts a rooftop garden designed by landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander. The Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, downtown Vancouver, B.C. Douglas Williams/The Canadian Press Philological Library at the Freie Universität Berlin – in Berlin, Germany Designed by world-renowned architect Norman Foster (aka Lord Foster of Thames Bank), Berlin’s Philological Library was built in the shape of a human brain. Foster is also the architect behind the Hearst Tower in New York City and 30 St. Mary Axe in London, England (aka “The Gherkin”). Students of the Free University of Berlin studying in the library of their University’s Philological Faculty, which was designed by British architect Norman Foster. AXEL SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images UNAM Biblioteca Central – in Mexico City, Mexico The Central Library of Mexico City’s National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) was established in 1950. The building, covered in murals by Mexican artist Juan O’Gorman, is part of a group of buildings on campus that were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Library building in the campus of the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) on November 08, 2012 in Mexico City. OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images Library of Congress – in Washington D.C., USA The Library of Congress was established in 1800, making it the oldest cultural institution in the United States. It is arguably the largest library in the world, housing 158 million items. Collections were lost and rebuilt on numerous occasions after being lost in fires. While you’re allowed to go in the library as a member of the public and browse the collections, only high-ranking officials can check out books. A view of the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill July 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images New York Public Library – in New York City, USA Second only to the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library is one of the largest in the United States. The library was established in 1895 and has 88 neighbourhood branches all across New York City. Its historical collection boasts a 1493 letter written by Christopher Columbus while at sea during his first voyage. People wait in line to see a copy of The Declaration Of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, on display at the New York Public Library on July 1, 2014 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF) – in Paris, France The National Library of France houses 14 million books and printed materials and three million digital documents, with the mission of collecting and preserving France’s heritage. Although the origins of the BNF date back to the 1300s, the newest library building was commissioned by then-President François Mitterrand in 1988. The new building was criticized for its architecture and cost, but it boasts more than one million visitors each year. This picture taken on July 2, 2009 in Paris shows the BNF. LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images Trinity College Library Dublin – in Dublin, Ireland Ireland’s largest library was established in 1592. The Old Library, which houses the famous Book of Kells plus 200,000 of the library’s oldest books, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. A general view of the Old Library in Trinity College University, in Dublin. BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images The National Library of Belarus – in Minsk, Belarus This library is the cultural centre of Belarus. Though it was founded in 1922, a new 22-floor building for the library opened in 2006. The new library’s architects Mihail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko designed the building’s main structure after a rhombicuboctahedron that lights up the sky at night. A picture taken in October 2005 shows the National Library of Belarus in Minsk. VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images Bibliotheca Alexandrina – in Alexandria, Egypt The New Library of Alexandria was built to capture the spirit of the original ancient library of Alexandria. In addition to space for eight million books, it houses four museums, a planetarium, art galleries, a conference centre and several academic research centres. Some have alleged the library is, among other things, an expensive vanity project for the Egyptian government. An Egyptian policeman stands in front of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria Oct. 16 2002, on opening night. MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images Seattle Central Library – in Seattle, USA Central Library is the flagship location of the Seattle Public Library system. Opened to the public in 2004, the 11-storey modern glass and steel building houses more than one million books and 400 computers free for the public. An exterior view of Seattle’s Central Library on May 19, 2004 in Seattle, Washington. The glass and steel structure was designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture of the Netherlands and Seattle-based LMN Architects and cost $165.5 million to build. Ron Wurzer/Getty Images British Library – in London, England The British Library’s collection is more than 150 million items strong, with three million items added every year. In addition to manuscripts, maps, magazines, drawings and patents, the library also boasts eight million stamps (stamps!). According to library staff, if you were to visit every day and view five items each time, it would take you 80,000 years to see the entire collection. Treasured items in the British Library’s collection includes Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook, the Magna Carta and the world’s earliest dated printed book. Visitors enjoy the cafe at The British Library on April 5, 2013 in London, England. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Don’t see your favourite library on this list? Add it below using our commenting system. Follow @heatherloney

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Victims’ relatives frustrated as clashes prevent access to Ukraine crash site – National ABOVE: OSCE observers once again turned back from MH17 crash site DONETSK, Ukraine – Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones. Story continues below Fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels has kept away international police charged with securing the site, a sprawling area of farmland and villages. And until it’s secured, there is no way for forensic experts to gather up any remaining bodies or collect debris for analysis. Even the rebels – who initially oversaw the collection of more than 200 of the 298 bodies in a disorganized, widely criticized effort – have stopped their work, saying attacks from the Ukrainian military have forced them to focus on defending themselves. READ MORE: Families of MH17 victims seek answers It remains unclear exactly how many bodies remain and what condition they are in after being exposed for so long to the elements. Dutch officials are adamant there are still bodies to be recovered, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said repeatedly that bringing them back is his government’s top priority. But Dutch officials were gloomy Wednesday about the prospects of reaching the site any time soon. “We don’t expect the security situation to improve enough over the next few days to make this possible,” said Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, head of the Dutch-led recovery mission. Two crucial pieces of evidence – the flight recorders – have already been retrieved and analyzed, however. VIDEO GALLERY:  Obama announces new sanctions against Russia 04:57 Obama announces new sanctions against Russia 02:27 Kerry again calls on Putin to restrain pro-Russia rebels 02:15 Ukrainian minister accuses pro-Russia forces of manipulating evidence at MH17 crash site 01:25 EU to impose more sanctions on Russia over downed plane 01:21 Families and international community want answers from Russia over crashed plane 02:15 Canada calls on Russia to end Ukrainian conflict following Flight MH17 tragedy READ MORE:  US, EU, Canada adopt new economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine The U.S. and Ukrainian governments say the Boeing 777 was brought down July 17 by a Russian-made missile fired by eastern Ukraine’s pro-Moscow separatists. The separatists deny it; Russia denies providing the Buk missile launcher and says the Ukrainian military may have shot the plane down. After the investigative team’s failure to reach the site on Wednesday, the United Nations called on both sides in Ukraine’s grinding civil conflict to cease hostilities in the area. “The families of the victims of this horrific tragedy deserve closure and the world demands answers. International teams must be allowed to conduct their work,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. In their latest attempt to get to the wreckage zone, observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe left in two vehicles from the rebel-held city of Donetsk but got only as far as the city’s outskirts. The observers talked with rebels and turned back after being “warned of gunfire on the route and in the surrounding areas,” the Dutch said in a statement. READ MORE: ICAO to set up task force in wake of downing of Flight MH17 Recent offensives by the Ukrainian army have enabled it to take back swaths of territory from the rebels. But the fighting has edged ever closer to the crash zone. “We are still waiting and it is a miserable process,” said Jasmine Calehr, the grandmother of two Dutch brothers who died in the crash. Despite her mounting frustration, Calehr said she did not want investigators to go unless it was safe. “Other people are not supposed to risk their lives,” she said. “But that there is nobody strong enough to put pressure on a bunch of rebels is very painful.” Ukraine’s U.N. Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev said in New York that Ukrainian forces have adhered to President Petro Poroshenko’s order not to conduct operations within a 40-kilometre (24-mile) radius of the crash site. He accused the rebel side of bombing the site. Sergeyev said Ukrainian forces are trying to “liberate the villages and the cities around this site and to give the possibility to international experts to come in.” Of the 298 who died, 194 were Dutch citizens, and Ukraine has asked for their government’s help in investigating the crash. Thirty-seven were from Australia. A total of 227 coffins have been flown to the Netherlands for identification and investigation. With the debris field left unsecured over the past two weeks, international observers say wreckage has been cut, moved or otherwise tampered with. Ukrainian government security spokesman Andriy Lysenko added to security concerns Wednesday by accusing the separatists of mining the approaches to the area. Even if rebels leave, he said, it will take time to remove the mines and make the area safe for investigators. Meanwhile, the head of Ukraine’s security services revealed what he said was fresh satellite imagery proving Russia had created a major cross-border corridor for the delivery of military equipment to the rebels. Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said other photographs showed burn marks from rockets fired at Ukrainian troops from a position two kilometres inside Russian territory. ©2014The Canadian Press

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Toronto Morning: What you need to know today – Toronto IN THE NEWS… The Toronto police officer who shot and killed a teenager on a streetcar last summer will reportedly face an additional charge. According to the National Post, Constable James Forcillo will be hit with an additional charge of attempted murder at the old city hall courts later this morning. The officer currently faces a second degree murder charge in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.Toronto police will release a re-enactment video later this morning on the 29th anniversary of Nicole Morin’s abduction. Detective Sergeant Madelaine Tretter will update the media on the ongoing investigation at 10 a.m. Morin was last seen leaving her family’s apartment with a friend on July 30, 1985 and never returned home.Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov Rick Snyder are expected to announce a U.S.-Canadian panel today to oversee plans for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont. The Canadian government has already agreed to finance the construction of the $1-billion bridge, which would open in 2020.Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two classroom walls, a health official and a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency said. The Israeli military had no immediate comment.Marcus Stroman was so good against the Boston Red Sox last week that he went with the same plan Tuesday night. And the result was his second solid start in five days, leading the Toronto Blue Bays over the Red Sox 4-2. WEATHER A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 22. UV index 7 or high. More on current weather conditions and a 7-day forecast.  To get real-time weather for your area, download the Global News Skytracker weather app. Story continues below TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT Mass Transit: Click for TTC and GO Transit Updates. Roads: Click for the latest Toronto traffic. Do you have any suggestions or additions for our Toronto morning roundup? Reach us via email at [email protected]杭州夜网, on 桑拿会所 or on Facebook.

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Rights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN – National BEIRUT – The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch’s statement came as the Security Council is expected to meet later in the day for a fifth round of reporting on the resolution. Story continues below February’s resolution demanded a halt to all attacks against civilians and indiscriminate shelling and aerial bombardment — including the use of so-called barrel bombs — in populated areas. The New York-based group has documented over 650 strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods in the northern city of Aleppo since the resolution’s adoption. It noted in the report that opposition fighters also carry out indiscriminate attacks, including mortar strikes and car bombings. The crude weapons – barrels packed with explosives and scraps of metal and pushed out of helicopters – cannot be precisely targeted, and have caused widespread civilian casualties. Barrel bombs on Aleppo have killed more than 2,000 people this year, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists inside the war-torn country. “Month after month, the Security Council has sat idly by as the government defied its demands with new barrel bomb attacks on Syrian civilians,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Russia and China need to allow the Security Council to show the same resolve and unanimity it brought to the issue of humanitarian aid to call a halt to these deadly attacks on civilians.” “In the first 140 days since the resolution was passed, Human Rights Watch identified over 650 new major impact strikes in Aleppo neighbourhoods held by opposition groups, an average of almost five a day,” the group said. Over 170,000 people have been killed in Syria in more than three years of fighting, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ©2014The Canadian Press

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Police release re-enactment video of Nicole Morin abduction – Toronto Watch above: Police renew their search for Nicole Morin, a girl who went missing in 1985. Catherine McDonald reports.  TORONTO – Toronto police have released a re-enactment video on the 29th anniversary of Nicole Morin’s abduction with the hope of finding new leads in the case. Investigators say 8-year-old Morin was last seen leaving her family’s apartment at 627 The West Mall in Etobicoke around 11 a.m. on July 30, 1985. Story continues below Police say Nicole made plans to meet a friend in the lobby of her building to go swimming and was never seen again. “We have received leads continually since 1985,” said Detective Sergeant Madelaine Tretter during a press conference on Wednesday. “We have received leads as currently as this year. We’ve never lost hope in finding Nicole.” Over 15,000 man hours were put into the investigation at the time, including the creation of a 20-member Task Force. Over 900 community members also joined the search for Morin. In addition to the re-enactment video, police have also created the hashtag #FindNicole for 桑拿会所 and Facebook users to share photos and information on Morin’s abduction. “We’re continuing to investigate some of the tips,” said Det. Sgt. Tretter. “We’re actually going back and reviewing the case.” Earlier this month, investigators announced they were tracking new leads in the case but details were not released to the public at the time. Police have cleared all family and friends of playing a role in her disappearance. Authorities are appealing for the public to come forward with any information regarding the case. “We’ve seen cases in the United States that people missing have been found alive,” Det. Sgt. Tretter explained. WATCH: Toronto police release a re-enactment video on the abduction case of Nicole Morin in 1985

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