Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top News Advisory as of 6 P.M. Saturday, June 15, 2013

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top News Advisory as of 6 P.M. Saturday, June 15, 2013

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Top News Advisory

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TOP NEWS ADVISORY

6 p.m.

Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.

TOP NEWS AT THIS HOUR

Quebec soccer federation scraps turban ban

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MONTREAL -- Quebec's soccer federation is ending its much-criticized turban ban, a day after soccer's world body said such headwear is acceptable on the pitch.The organization made the announcement Saturday morning, saying it was relieved to receive clear instructions from FIFA on what has become a contentious issue. Will be updated. Moves National and Sports; guard against duplication. AUDIO. VIDEO.

Situation in Syria moves to top of G8 agenda

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DUBLIN -- Escalating tensions, sparked by American claims that the regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against opposition forces and the subsequent U.S. move to arm the rebels, have moved Syria to the top of the agenda for the coming G8 meeting.U.S. President Barack Obama held an hour-long video conference Friday evening with four of the G8 leaders who will be at the summit in Northern Ireland: British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta. AUDIO. VIDEO.

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Egypt cuts relations with Syrian government

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CAIRO -- Egypt's Islamist president announced Saturday that he was cutting off diplomatic relations with Syria and closing Damascus' embassy in Cairo, decisions made amid growing calls from hard-line Sunni clerics in Egypt and elsewhere to launch a "holy war" against Syria's embattled regime.Mohammed Morsi told thousands of supporters at a rally in Cairo that his government was also withdrawing the Egyptian charge d'affaires from Damascus. He called on Lebanon's Hezbollah to leave Syria, where the Iranian-backed Shiite militant group has been fighting alongside troops loyal to embattled President Bashar Assad against the mostly Sunni rebels. PHOTO.

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Mystery men in Ford photo identified:Reports

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TORONTO -- The lawyer for a man arrested in this week's massive police raids in Toronto says he's concerned that media reports linking his client to the scandal surrounding Mayor Rob Ford may compromise the man's right to a fair trial.Reports published in the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail say two of the suspects arrested in Thursday's operation targeting suspected drug and gun traffickers also appear with Ford in a widely publicized photograph connected to the scandal swirling around Ford and an alleged crack video. PHOTO.

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Some Canadians slow to learn TFSA rules

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OTTAWA -- Thousands of Canadians received mailed warnings from the taxman this spring about overcontributions to their tax-free savings accounts, suggesting the rules remain unclear four years after the savings vehicles were first introduced. …

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