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China cracks down on plastic bags
The People's Republic of China has, in what Reuters calls a surprising move, banned free plastic shopping bags in a move to take effect from June 1, 2008.
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  • Updated Jan 10th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Network Solutions registering searched domain names
In a developing story, domain registrar Network Solutions (NSI) has been caught front-running domain names. Any domain names searched via NSI's whois service are being immediately purchased by the registrar ..
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  • Updated Jan 9th, 2008 by Editing Staff
McCain and Clinton win NH Primary
According to media reports, John McCain has won the New Hampshire Primary for the Republicans in the 2008 Presidential race.
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  • Updated Jan 9th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Man from Texas found eating dead girlfriend
Christopher Lee McCuin, 25, from Tyler, Texas in the United States has been arrested after police found him preparing to eat the body parts of his dead girlfriend, Jana Shearer aged 21.
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  • Updated Jan 7th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Canada wins gold in OT at World Juniors
Canada is on top of the world after a dramatic 3-2 overtime victory to win gold at the junior hockey championship Saturday in the Czech Republic.
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  • Updated Jan 5th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Newfoundland and Labrador's Year 2007 Review
What can I say, I'm sitting in a hotel room in the center of the Universe tonight and over the past week or so Ive listened to, or been reading, year in review pieces from media outlets and pundits alike I figured I might as well jump right in.
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  • Updated Jan 4th, 2008 by Myles Higgins
Pakistan expected to delay democratic elections
Pakistan's election commission is expected to announce a new date for the January 8 election after the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto last week triggered nation-wide violence.
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  • Updated Jan 2nd, 2008 by Editing Staff
Netscape ceases development and support of browser
AOL has decided to discontinue development of Netscape web browser which brought surfing the Internet the to the masses, until its user base began to erode during the "browser wars" of the mid-1990s and resulted in the birth of Mozilla project.
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  • Updated Dec 31st, 2007 by Editing Staff
Benazir Bhutto assassinated in suicide attack
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been killed in a suicide attack as she was leaving a political rally in the city of Rawalpindi.
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  • Updated Dec 27th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Flood in Indonesia leaves atleast 130 feared dead
Heavy rains in Indonesia yesterday triggered widespread flooding and landslides across the nation. It has emerged that last night a bridge was swept away by the swollen river it stretched across.
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  • Updated Dec 27th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Israel says cluster bomb use in Lebanon was legal
An Israeli military investigation has announced that the use of cluster bombs during the Israeli-Lebanon conflict last year did not violate international law.
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  • Updated Dec 26th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Canadian Basler aircraft crashes in Antarctica
A Basler BT-67, chartered from Canadian air carrier Kenn Borek Air for the National Science Foundation (NSF), a United States government agency, has crashed whilst attempting take-off during a support assignment in Antarctica.
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  • Updated Dec 25th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson dies at 82
Oscar Peterson, a Canadian jazz pianist who earned many honours during his decades-long career, died Sunday in Mississauga, Ontario aged 82.
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  • Updated Dec 24th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Orthodox Jewish sect leader charged with tax fraud
Eight men and five Brookyln-based Spinka charitable organizations have been charged with tax fraud and money laundering. Six have been arrested, and two are still at large.
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  • Updated Dec 24th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Death toll rises to 11 in US winter storm
11 people have been left dead and thousands have no electricity after a snowstorm hit the central area of the US. Hundreds of flights were also cancelled.
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  • Updated Dec 23rd, 2007 by Editing Staff
Asteroid could hit Mars
Astronomers have discovered an asteroid that is approximately 160 feet long, that may be on a collision course for Mars and may hit the planet sometime in early 2008.
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  • Updated Dec 23rd, 2007 by Editing Staff
Banning the Taser in Canada
I have been under the impression police were trained in conflict resolution; that is to say mediation skills that can defuse a situation before it becomes violent or somebody gets hurt.
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  • Updated Dec 22nd, 2007 by Robert Billyard
Tony Blair joins the Catholic Church
Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has left the Church of England and joined the Roman Catholic Church.
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  • Updated Dec 22nd, 2007 by Editing Staff
Harper government loses support over Environment
A Harris-Decima poll released today shows that the governing Tory party in Canada, under the leadership of Prime Minister Harper is losing popularity quickly due in large part to their performance ...
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  • Updated Dec 20th, 2007 by DeSmog Staff
EU bans Indonesian airlines, reacts with boycott
Jusman Syafii Djamal, minister of transport for Indonesia, has recommended that local airlines should not purchase aircraft from European manufacturers, such as Airbus. It is a direct response to the decision of the European Union ...
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  • Updated Dec 20th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Dean McDonald resigns from Newfoundland Hydro
Today Dean McDonald resigned as Chairman of the Board for Newfoundland and Labador Hydro, effective immediately.
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  • Updated Dec 18th, 2007 by Myles Higgins
Canadian sells Nintendo game for $9000
A Canadian father has sold a hard-to-find video game, which he bought for $90, for $9000, after finding his son smoking pot.
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  • Updated Dec 18th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Brian Mulroney testifies before House of Commons
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney testified Thursday before an ethics committee in the Canadian House of Commons about the Airbus affair ...
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  • Updated Dec 13th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Pickton found guilty of 6 counts of 2nd degree murder
Robert Pickton, one of Canada's worst serial killers, has been found guilty of 6 counts of second degree murder. The trial ran from January 22, 2007 to the reading of the verdict on December 9, 2007.
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  • Updated Dec 9th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Burning your food could cause some cancers
Dutch scientists have said in a study that burning your food may lead to certain types of cancer, particularly in women. Scientists also say that more research is needed to make a definite determination ...
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  • Updated Dec 5th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Australia signs onto Kyoto
Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as Australia's new Prime Minister with an agenda of action on climate change and the repeal of unpopular industrial laws. The new government has signed the Kyoto Protocol ...
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  • Updated Dec 3rd, 2007 by Editing Staff
British teacher, Gillian Gibbons, is spared lash but gets 15 days in jail
Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher arrested in Sudan on Sunday for naming a teddy bear Muhammad, was charged on Wednesday, and tried, convicted, and sentenced ...
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  • Updated Nov 30th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Vancouver unveils mascots for the 2010 winter Olympic games
The mascots of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia were just announced. Based on mythological characters, they are Miga, Quatchi and Sumi.
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  • Updated Nov 27th, 2007 by Editing Staff
MPAA targetting university students
The motion picture association has started its campaign targetting users in the United States for filesharing on college campus. In recent news, the MPAA was found to be in contact with some universities.
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  • Updated Nov 27th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Saskatchewan Roughriders win 2007 Grey Cup
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won the 95th Grey Cup in Toronto on Sunday after defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by a 23-19 score. Saskatchewan last won the Cup in 1989, and their last appearance at the championship game was in 1997 against the Toronto Argonauts.
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  • Updated Nov 26th, 2007 by Editing Staff
RCMP go on the probe Vancouver taser incident
The death is being investigated by the force's "E" Division major crime section, along with the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team, Abbotsford police, and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit.
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  • Updated Nov 25th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Is Canada ready to give up the penny?
According to a Royal Canadian Mint survey released in October 2007, 63 per cent of small retailers said they were in favour of getting rid of the penny, citing efficiency as their prime motivation.
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  • Updated Nov 25th, 2007 by Editor
United States to downsize force in Iraq
According to the United States military in Iraq, at least 5,000 U.S. soldiers are going to be withdrawn from the country.
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  • Updated Nov 25th, 2007 by Editing Staff
Who's to blame for Computer Viruses?
Blame for the recent proliferation of Windows viruses has been attributed to the indiscipline of computer users, but high-profile voices are at last speaking up in our defence.
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  • Updated Jul 25th, 2007 by Alistair Dabbs
Canada denies entry to anti-apartheid leader
Canada has denied entry to South African anti-apartheid leader Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who was to speak at a gala fundraiser in Toronto, organizers said Tuesday.
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  • Updated Jul 2nd, 2007 by APF
Canadian, US officials look to tighten border at Quebec library
Ever wanted to visit Canada or the United States by walking distance? The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the United States Border Patrol and local officials from both sides are looking into tightning security at a Quebec library.
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  • Updated Jul 2nd, 2007 by Editing Staff
Man accused of murdering Montreal police officer out on bail
The man accused of killing a Laval, Quebec police officer on March 2, 2007 was released Tuesday on a CA$200,000 bail.
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  • Updated Jul 2nd, 2007 by Editing Staff
The path to peace III
According to the American Constitution, only Congress has the authority to declare war. Common sense and common logic would have to agree that ...
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  • Updated Jul 2nd, 2007 by Naman Crowe
The path to peace II
The arguments against impeachment of Bush, Cheney and Rice are many. There are many millions, especially among the Republicans, that believe them to be heroes without fault and among the best to ever serve our country.
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  • Updated Jul 2nd, 2007 by Naman Crowe
The path to peace I
There are several things that we need to do at the same time and as soon as possible if we are to save our Great Republic and put the world on the path to peace and goodwill among nations.
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  • Updated Jul 2nd, 2007 by Naman Crowe
Israel plans nulcear strikes on Iran
According to The Sunday Times, Israel is planning to use nuclear bunker busters to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities. The newspaper cites several Israeli military sources.
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  • Updated Jul 2nd, 2007 by Editing Staff
A war of realities in the US
All that really has to be done to make this country and the world a better and safer place is for America to go completely against herself ...
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  • Updated Jul 2nd, 2007 by Naman Crowe
The US just lost 2 more wars
For a country which takes excessive pride in flags, uniforms, and marching bands and spends more than the rest of the planet combined on its military, the record of America's forces since World War II is depressing.
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  • Updated Jul 2nd, 2007 by John Chuckman
One Step at a Time: Harper Supports the Incremental Approach

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  • Updated Oct 27th, 2006 by Ryan McGreal
American teenager skips school to goto Iraq
Farris Hassan, a 16 year old high school student from Florida, decided to visit Iraq and left for the country on December 11, 2005 alone and without having informed his parents.
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  • Updated Jan 2nd, 2006 by Editing Staff
Harpers use of `God bless Canada` in speeches

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  • Updated Jan 2nd, 2006 by John Chuckman
Conservatives lead in Canadian elections

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  • Updated Jan 2nd, 2006 by Editing Staff
Canadians open up and give Conservatives a chance

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  • Updated Jan 2nd, 2006 by Myles Higgins
Earthquake hits near Ottawa

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  • Updated Jan 2nd, 2006 by Editing Staff
Iraqi Police Report Details Civilians` Deaths at Hands of U.S. Troops
Iraqi police have accused American troops of executing 11 people, including a 75-year-old woman and a 6-month-old infant, ..
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  • Updated Jan 2nd, 2006 by Editing Staff


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