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Morning Brew: July 28, 2008

Posted by Sisi / July 28, 2008

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Your morning news roundup for Monday, July 28th, 2008:

Two Afghan children, aged 2 and 4, are dead after Canadian soldiers fired on their vehicle yesterday night. Officials say the car was behaving in a "threatening manner" by racing towards the convoy. Soldiers tried to warn them away through hand signals, flashing lights, and a siren, firing on the car as a last measure.

In weird news, Montrealer Étienne Anglehart got into the Guinness Book of World Records by rolling out the longest chain of rubber bands ever. He completed his feat this past weekend in his hometown of St-Godefroi on the Gaspé coast.

A burgeoning "immortality industry" guided by stem cell research and genetics could have the potential to stretch human longevity to 125 or 150 years, according to Ageless Nation author Michael Zey.

What does your restaurant behaviour say about you? Whatever the case, the author of Waiter Rant has some tips (no pun intended) for you.

The 12-year old Quebec girl who lied about her kidnapping will not face charges. She called police Friday and claimed to have escaped from a man who forced her into his car in Saint-Sauveur. I think police spokesman Gregory Gomez del Prado says it best: "We don't know exactly why she lied."

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