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Canadian Parliament Prorogued
At this point in the game, I feel sorry for small C conservatives. Part of the problem for liberal voters in the last election was that we had a choice for whom we could vote...
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  • Updated Dec 4th, 2008 by Ben Babcock
Barack Obama elected 44th President of the United States
The 2008 presidential Democratic nominee, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, is projected to win at least 349 electoral votes, enough to clinch the Presidency of the United States. Obama is the first African American to be elected President in U.S. ...
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  • Updated Nov 4th, 2008 by Editing Staff
73M-year-old fossilized fish found in Northern Canada
Scientists of the British based Royal Society released a paper August 1, 2008 which studied Cretaceous era fossil finds found at the northern area of Devon Island in the 1980's.
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  • Updated Aug 29th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Hillary open to being US vice president
According to the Associated Press (AP), 2008 United States Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has told lawmakers in New York that she is "open to being Obama's vice presidential candidate".
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  • Updated Jun 3rd, 2008 by Editing Staff
Oil companies face shareholder fury over clean energy
Apart from earning windfall profits the shareholders of Big Oil companies also want them to act in the best interest of the environment. With millions battling the rising oil prices ...
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  • Updated May 21st, 2008 by Mridul Chadha
Four killed in Cranbrook, BC helicopter crash
A 23-year-old Kenyan man was crushed and killed and three others died after a helicopter crashed in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada on May 13.
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  • Updated May 21st, 2008 by Editing Staff
A guide to online shopping
You might be tempted to have a go at your first online purchase. This may be because you have friends and relatives living abroad. Postage costs a lot and so it makes sense to purchase a gift from a shop close to its final destination.
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  • Updated May 20th, 2008 by Chribonn
Canadian resident killed in Mexico
When 29-year-old Vancouver resident Bouabal Bounthavorn answered the door at the Hotel Riu, a five-star hotel in Cabo San Lucas, he tussled with a lone gunman, who then fired three shots into his head ...
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  • Updated May 20th, 2008 by Betty McMahon
Rotting corpses forces Doomsday group out of cave
The last remaining members of the Russian doomsday group True Russian Orthodox Church emerged from a cave outside Penza Friday, after enduring the toxic stench of rotting corpses from two deceased members of their group
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  • Updated May 20th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Oil, Petrol versus Supply, Demand
With oil prices flowing relentlessly upward--at least for the time being--and gasoline prices naturally, inevitably following suit, it should be clear to all educated adults.
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  • Updated May 14th, 2008 by David Brant
Austrian axe-murderer confesses to Vienna police
A 39-year-old Austrian man walked into a police station today covered in blood and confessed to the extremely brutal axe murders of his wife, their 7-year-old daughter, his parents and his father-in-law.
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  • Updated May 14th, 2008 by Susanne Nawitzky
Blackberry 'Bold' to challenge iPhone
Call it The Bold & the Beautiful. Today Blackberry holding company Research in Motion (RIM) announced the Blackberry Bold, its sleekest, strongest most Apple-esque smartphone ever.
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  • Updated May 13th, 2008 by Ground Report
How does the US electoral college system work?
With the US presidential election due 2008, the American electoral system comes under scrutiny even by non-Americans.
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  • Updated May 10th, 2008 by Mara Bateman
Is Russia turning back into the USSR?
For the first time in 17 years, Russia will celebrate the victory over Nazi Germany with a display of the country's big military hardware.
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  • Updated May 7th, 2008 by Claire Biggs
Obama wins North Carolina, Clinton grabs Indiana
Tuesday, voters in Indiana and North Carolina of the United States cast their votes in the tightly contested presidential primaries of the Democratic Party.
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  • Updated May 6th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Hillary Clinton is just another Bush
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently announced on ABCs Good Morning America that if Iran mounted a nuclear attack against Israel we could totally obliterate Iran in retaliation.
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  • Updated May 6th, 2008 by Robert Billyard
Oil could surge to $200 a barrel
According to Goldman Sachs, the lack of oil supplies and the increase in demand will see the price of the barrel reach $200 in the next two years.
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  • Updated May 6th, 2008 by GR Staff
Myths surrounding the Barack Obama campaign
There is a man running for the office of what is by default the world's highest singular authority: the office of President of the United States.
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  • Updated May 6th, 2008 by David Brant
Students invent Bluetooth auto anti-theft device
Here is a good news for car owners and users. They need not worry about the possible threat of car thefts. Here comes a remedy.
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  • Updated May 6th, 2008 by Rama Lingam
Global shortage of food
The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths.
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  • Updated May 6th, 2008 by John Liebhardt
Sending online text messages free in Canada
SMS is a commonly used acronym for Short Message Service, also know as text messaging. With the evolution of mobile services, cell phones are increasinly being used for data transmission, including short text messages.
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  • Updated Apr 25th, 2008 by Editing Team
PM Harper meets with Mexican and US Presidents
Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper, US President George W. Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderón met yesterday.
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  • Updated Apr 22nd, 2008 by Editing Staff
Vatican views US and Europe differently
As Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States, his visit is likely to deepen and ratify the growing friendship between the Vatican and Washington.
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  • Updated Apr 21st, 2008 by Editing Staff
Russia: Examining Moscow's Motives In Georgia's Frozen Conflicts
The timing of Russia's move this week to forge closer links with two Georgian separatist regions has raised more than a few eyebrows in Tbilisi and the West.
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  • Updated Apr 21st, 2008 by Editing Staff
Pope's US visit begins
Pope Benedict XVI began his visit to the United States on Tuesday. In an unprecedented gesture, he was greeted by President George W. Bush, Laura Bush and their daughter, Jenna upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
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  • Updated Apr 16th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Tibet protests surround Olympic torch relay
Around 25 arrests have been made by Metropolitan Police officers, during the 31 mile Olympic Torch relay in London, England.
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  • Updated Apr 7th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Toronto police arrest dozens in drug sweep
Toronto Police have announced the results of a five-week undercover operation against drug traffickers that ended Monday in the city's Bloorcourt, Bloordale, Parkdale and Alexandra Park regions.
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  • Updated Mar 10th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Jeff Healey dies at 41 in Toronto
Musician Jeff Healey, 41, has died in Toronto from cancer, it was announced Sunday. Healey is internationally known for his 1988 album See the Light and for his appearance ...
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  • Updated Mar 3rd, 2008 by Editing Staff
Blu-ray winner in high-definition war
The battle between the two high definition optical disc formats, Blu-ray and HD DVD has ended after sole HD DVD manufacturer Toshiba has announced it will no longer produce HD DVD players.
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  • Updated Feb 20th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Kosovo seeks recognition as a new country
A day after declaring independence from Serbia, Kosovo is hoping for recognition from the global community, especially the European Union and the United States.
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  • Updated Feb 19th, 2008 by Editing Staff
It's official, Castro retires as Cuban president
On February 24 he "will not aspire to or accept... the positions of President of Council of State and Commander in Chief."
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  • Updated Feb 19th, 2008 by Editing Staff
UK firm designs hypersonic airplane
A firm in Oxford, United Kingdom has recently released plans for a hypersonic passenger airplane able to travel at speeds up to Mach 5 with a range of 20,000 km.
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  • Updated Feb 7th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Clinton and Obama in deadlock, McCain surges
Voters went to the polls and to caucuses in 24 states Tuesday, providing both Democratic presidential candidates, New York Senator Hillary Clinton and Illinois Senator Barack Obama, with significant wins.
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  • Updated Feb 5th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Juno nominees announced, Celine picks up 6
Nominees for the 2008 Juno Awards, Canada's primary music honours, were announced in Toronto on Tuesday. Celine Dion received nominations in six categories.
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  • Updated Feb 5th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Police trace kidney harvester to Brampton
The hunt for alleged kidney harvester, Dr. Amit Kumar, has led investigators to Brampton, a city in the GTA.
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  • Updated Feb 5th, 2008 by Editing Staff
401 spammers could face 20 years in prison
The trial of three spammers, two from Nigeria and one from Senegal, has begun in New York City by the Department of Justice.
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  • Updated Feb 4th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Following Stephen Harper's record of lies
Today I nearly fell off my chair after visiting the federal Conservative website and reading a press release issued this week. The funniest part of the whole site (funny in a rather sad way) has to be the verbal diarrhea they espouse on regular basis.
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  • Updated Feb 4th, 2008 by Myles Higgins
Canada won't intervene at Guantanamo tribunal
A military tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp is hearing arguments today over the legality of trying Canadian Omar Khadr for alleged war crimes, given his status as a minor at the time of the incident.
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  • Updated Feb 4th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Google: Microsoft's Yahoo bid troubling
Google has said on its blog that it finds Microsofts attempt to buy Yahoo "troubling," and that Google believes "this is about more than simply a financial transaction, one company taking over another."
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  • Updated Feb 4th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Microsoft bids $44.6B for Yahoo!
United States software giant Microsoft has launched a bid to buy search giant Yahoo! for US$44 billion or US$31 a share, significantly above the stock's current price.
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  • Updated Feb 1st, 2008 by Editing Staff
Keep an eye out for crashing satellites
An unresponsive United States reconnaissance satellite is in an uncontrolled, decaying orbit and will re-enter Earth's atmosphere in late February or early March.
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  • Updated Jan 29th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Australia on track depart Iraq this summer
Australia will press on with plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq in June this year, although promises were made by the nation's foreign minister that relations with the United States will not be affected by the move.
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  • Updated Jan 26th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Bush and Congress agree on $150BN economic stimulus
President Bush and Congressional leaders from both political parties have reached agreement on US$150 billion (C$151 billion) in tax relief
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  • Updated Jan 25th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Huge asteroid to pass through night sky next week
On January 29, 2008, an asteroid that is between 500 and 2,000 feet in diameter will pass within 1.4 lunar distances (334,000 miles) of Earth according to NASA's Near Earth Object program (NEO).
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  • Updated Jan 25th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Leafs fire GM, Fetcher steps up as
The struggling Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League team is under new, interim management this week when Leafs General Manager John Ferguson, Jr. was replaced...
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  • Updated Jan 25th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Internet group launches War on Scientology, following YouTube video
The Internet-based group "Anonymous" has released statements on YouTube and via a press release, outlining what they call a "War on Scientology".
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  • Updated Jan 23rd, 2008 by Editing Staff
Canada calls the Americans torturers
The United States found itself Thursday on a Canadian list of countries where foreigners risk torture and abuse.
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  • Updated Jan 19th, 2008 by Editing Staff
7 teens killed in Bathurst, NB road accident
A deadly road crash in New Brunswick, Canada has claimed the lives of eight people near the city of Bathurst on Saturday.
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  • Updated Jan 14th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Gas cloud on collision course with Milky Way
Astronomers say that in approximately 20 to 40 million years, a giant cloud of hydrogen gas known as Smith's Cloud, will slam into the Milky Way galaxy, giving way for the formation of countless stars ..
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  • Updated Jan 13th, 2008 by Editing Staff
First ministers meeting in Ottawa: It's all about the economy
This meeting will turn out exactly what it's billed, a chat about the economy and nothing more (at least from Newfoundland and Labrador's perspective).
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  • Updated Jan 10th, 2008 by Myles Higgins


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