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Top 5 at 5: Loonies, the TSX and Ahmadinejad speech walkouts

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The Canadian dollar's official Bank of Canada close was 97.33 cents US, down 2.08 cents. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

1.) Loonie closes down two cents

The Canadian dollar closed down two cents Thursday amid a flight to the U.S. dollar.

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2.) TSX closes down almost 400

The Toronto Stock Exchange benchmark index closed with a loss of 392.50 points Thursday as global markets traded sharply lower and investors reacted to a pessimistic outlook for the global economy.

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3.) UN delegations walk out of Ahmadinejad speech

Delegations from about a dozen countries, including Canada, walked out of the UN General Assembly as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a fiercely anti-American speech Thursday.

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4.) Georgia executes Troy Davis

Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

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5.) Clifford Olson victim's mother describes family's pain

An Ottawa woman whose son was a victim of serial killer Clifford Olson says the boy's death in 1981 took a terrible toll on his family.

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