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Mumbai attacked

Indian authorities tried to gain control of Mumbai in the late hours of Nov. 26 after 10 gunman invaded several hotels and major centres. Both Western foreigners and anti-terrorism officials were targeted and at least 172 were killed during the three-day siege.

Hitmen with a cause

The Calgary Hitmen are spreading a little Christmas cheer to kids receiving 22,722 teddy bears that were tossed in Sunday night's game at the Pengrowth Saddledome. The Western Hockey League team already delivered 400 teddies to the Alberta Children's Hospital on Monday morning and is expected to reach an additional 50 agencies in the days to come.

Two dead after party stabbing

Brandon Kelly's birthday party quickly turned into a real-life nightmare after a man police identified as Gino Petralia, 47, went on a rampage in Oshawa, just east of Toronto. Stab wounds left the 11-year-old boy's mother dead and his father and two younger brothers seriously injured. Petralia was shot and killed by a Durham police officer. He had a history of mental health problems and threatened the family previously.

Left closes in on Harper

In an effort to topple the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton, Liberal leader Stephane Dion and Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe signed an agreement Monday. They hope they will be able to improve a weakened economy and provide a stable alternative for the governing Conservatives. Governor General Michaëlle Jean is left with the decision to offer the government to the coalition, call for an election or allow Harper to prorogue Parliament until late January.

Nestle advertisement misleading

Nestle could soon be facing charges for falsely advertising their bottled water. According to the Council of Canadians and similar groups, the ad which read "the most environmentally responsible consumer product in the world," is misleading. The Toronto City Council is debating whether banning the sale of bottled water at municipal sites would be a wise decision. If approved, Toronto could be the largest city to ban a commercial beverage for environmental concerns.