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The Burger King logo is seen through a Tim Horton's doughnut hole in a photo illustration outside a restaurant in Toronto August 29, 2014. Burger King's proposed $11.5 billion acquisition of Canada's Tim Hortons may offer big tax benefits t

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Burger King, Tim Hortons Merger Still On Go Despite The New US Tax Rules, $2.25B Worth of Notes Issued To Fund Purchase

Burger King has issued $2.25 billion worth of notes to help it gather funds that will aid its $11 billion purchase of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons, in what looked to be a direct contention to a new tax deal crackdown set in motion by the U.S. Treasury Department.

A Member Loyal To The Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Waves An ISIL Flag In Raqqa.

Grand Mufti of Australia Calls For Restraint Amid Escalated Tension Over ISIS Terror Threats

Sep 26, 2014

Australian Muslim community leaders are calling for restraint and common sense amid escalated tension over terrorist threats issued by ISIS.

Britain's Prince William And His Wife Catherine, The Duchess Of Cambridge, Arrive With Their Son Prince George At Sydney Airport April 16, 2014.

Kate Middleton Is Malta's Favourite, More Famous Than Prince William --- Report

Sep 26, 2014

Some locals have supposedly acknowledged they don’t know who Prince William is and would have preferred to see the Duchess instead.

Pope Francis

Pope's Astronomer Believes In Extra-Terrestrial Life: Pope Says Martians Will Be Welcome To The Church

Sep 26, 2014

Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno said that he would happily baptise aliens that will come to Earth.

A dead tiger is found during a police action in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, January 8, 2014.

Adult Tiger Killed at Canada Zoo, High School Students Witness Fight

Sep 26, 2014

Two tigers fought in the Assiniboine Park Zoo, which resulted in the death of one of those.

File photo of Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliner landing at Pearson International Airport in Toronto

Air New Zealand To Resume Singapore Flights On Jan 6: Excited After Alliance With Singapore Airlines

Sep 26, 2014

Increased frequency in the New Zealand-Singapore sector will benefit the tourism industry in both the countries.

Two Muslims covered with the Syrian opposition flag pray

Radical Islamic Centre Accused of ‘Brainwashing’ Young Australians For Jihad

Sep 26, 2014

The Al-Furqan Islamic Centre is allegedly recruiting young Australians for jihad.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses a news conference in Melbourne

Tony Abbott Says ISIS 'Infatuated With Death'; No Intention of Sending Combat Troops to Iraq

Sep 26, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared in the UN Security Council meeting that Australia will be "unflinching" in its support to fight ISIS. He has not indicated whether or not Australia has plans of participating in airstrikes in Syria.

Teachers from Brittania School wear signs while on strike in Vancouver

Canada Teacher Plays Homophobic Prank on Student, Gets Suspended for 10 Weeks

Sep 26, 2014

A Canadian teacher played a homophobic prank on a student and was suspended for it.

A Wedding Ring Carries by the Couple

German Ethics Council Insists Sex Between Brother & Sisters Is Acceptable

Sep 26, 2014

The state has no right to prohibit sexual relations between siblings of the opposite sex, the German Ethics Council said. The council wants to repeal laws in the country that ban incest because such regulations intrude into the right of people to sexual gratification.

Islamic Community Upset By Police Commentary on Numan Haider

Sep 25, 2014

The Islamic Community across Australia is upset by police shooting of teen Numan Haider.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron With EU Leaders In Brussels

UK Summons Parliament On Friday To Start Air Strikes In Iraq Against Islamic State; Syria Not In Agenda

Sep 25, 2014

The session follows Prime Minister David Cameron's request for a special session after a request from Iraq.

Thailand has said its radar possibly detected the MH370 plane

MH370 Sept 24 Search Update: Plane’s Last Movements Take Hunt Further South

Sep 25, 2014

Underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 moves further south of the priority search area.

New Zealand Dollar

New Zealand Labour Leader David Cunliffe Pressured to Step Down as Support Weakens

Sep 25, 2014

New Zealand Labour leader David Cunliffe might not remain in his position for long as his key backers are slowly withdrawing. Cunliffe has previously expressed his desire to remain as leader but is now considering his political future by taking some time off.

Ex Oriente Lux CEO Thomas Geissler holds a gold bar after unveiling the first gold-plated ATM (automated teller machine) in Europe, at a Madrid's luxury hotel September 23, 2010. The machine, which features cutting-edge technology, dispenses 1g, 5g a

Gold-Dispensing ATM Launched in Singapore

Sep 25, 2014

Asia now has a gold-dispensing automated teller machine, and it is located in Singapore. The two ATMs are in Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa.

Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture July 9, 2014. The media were shown on Tuesday the site where Tepco is

Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture Stricken by 5.0-M Earthquake

Sep 25, 2014

Japan's Fukushima Prefecture has been jolted by a pair of moderate earthquakes on Wednesday.

U.S. President Barack Obama

Syria Strike: Obama Positioning National Security Above All Kinds of Grand Standing Rhetoric

Sep 25, 2014

Obama is also trying to recapture the space of Republicans in the matter of decisive approaches in defence and foreign policy.

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) chairs a meeting of the U.N. Security Council

Obama Takes On Russia In His UN Address

Sep 25, 2014

President Obama singled out Russia while listing the challenges before the world in the 21st century.

IRAQ-SECURITY/

Female Pilot Leads The Bombing Against ISIS

Sep 25, 2014

One of UAE’s first women pilot is bombing the ISIS.

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Smiles After the General Election in Auckland.

Labour Looking For A Makeover With Change in Leadership: David Cunliffe Defiant

Sep 25, 2014

When voters have rejected the party's programmes making some cosmetic changes may not work in the long term.

Canadian flags line the road around Parliament Hill during the National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada's military mission in Afghanistan. Reuters/Blair Gable

Canada’s National Anthem Found Sexist, Should be Updated – Liberal MP

Sep 25, 2014

A Liberal MP is pushing that the lyrics of Canada's national anthem badly needs updating because it is sexist.