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US strike on Afghan hospital in 2015 not a war crime: Pentagon

Reuters Canada - ‎11 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadly U.S. air strike in Afghanistan last year that destroyed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders did not amount to a war crime but was caused by human error, equipment failure and other factors, a U.S.
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Norway helicopter crash: 13 presumed dead after aircraft carrying oil workers goes down

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
A helicopter ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea on Friday and all 13 people on board are presumed dead, rescue officials say.
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Iran's moderates make modest gains in run-off election - Iranian media

Reuters Canada - ‎18 minutes ago‎
DUBAI (Reuters) - Moderate candidates allied to President Hassan Rouhani came out strongest in a second round of parliamentary elections in Iran, unofficial results showed on Saturday, but they appeared unlikely to win an overall majority.
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Construction workers in Spain unearth an ancient Roman fortune: 600 kilograms of pristine coins

National Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
Some 600 kilograms (1,300 pounds) of bronze Roman coins dating to the 3rd and 4th centuries have been unearthed by construction workers digging ditches in Spain.
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South Africa's Zuma should face corruption charges over arms deal: court

The Globe and Mail - ‎18 hours ago‎
After a seven-year legal battle, a South African court has ruled that President Jacob Zuma should face corruption charges for allegedly taking bribes in connection with a multibillion-dollar arms deal.
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North Korea Congress: Kim Jong-un and the Workers Party

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
North Korea has said its ruling Workers Party will hold its first congress in nearly 40 years next month. North Korea leadership expert Michael Madden looks at what such a rare gathering might actually do.
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Accounting for the Vancouver school budget crisis defies understanding

The Globe and Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
After listening to yet another week of debate about cuts to the Vancouver school board's budget, I have come to a conclusion: A pox on all of their houses.
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$7.5B surplus in first 11 months of fiscal year challenges Liberal deficit prediction

Toronto Star - ‎9 hours ago‎
OTTAWA—The federal government ran a budgetary surplus of $7.5 billion over the first 11 months of its fiscal year - putting Ottawa's books well ahead of its 2015-16 deficit prediction with one month to go.
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Police officers' conduct threatened credibility of SIU probe into Andrew Loku death: report

CBC.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
Nearly one year after Andrew Loku was fatally shot by Toronto police, the province's Special Investigations Unit says the 45-year-old's shooting death was "legally justified," but is questioning other officers' conduct after the shooting, saying they ...
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Bank of Canada announces short list of women being considered for bank note

CBC.ca - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Bank of Canada has announced the short list of 12 iconic Canadian women who could be featured on the first in a new series of bank notes expected in 2018.
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Bombardier Inc CEO says he'll do 'whatever is required' to fix Toronto streetcar contract

Financial Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
Tyler Anderson/National PostThe $1.2-billion order for 204 streetcars, placed by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in 2009, has been a serial disappointment for the city.
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Canadian dollar briefly hits 80-cent US mark before retreating to previous day's close

CTV News - ‎16 hours ago‎
TORONTO -- The Canadian dollar briefly touched the 80-cent US mark Friday morning before retreating, capping a remarkable rebound for the currency thanks to strengthening commodity prices and weakness in the greenback.
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The close: TSX rises with resources, logs third monthly gain

The Globe and Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
Canadian stocks advanced on Friday, finishing with a third straight monthly gain, as raw-materials rallied on First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
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Canada's economy sees first decline since September

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎18 hours ago‎
Canada's economy slipped in February, as weaker demand for exported goods and a slowdown in oil and gas drilling handed the country's gross domestic product its first setback in five months.
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New 'Deus Ex' 2016 Trailer Video: 101 'Mankind Divided' Gameplay Augmentations Raises Release Date Excitement

The Inquisitr - ‎13 hours ago‎
The new 2016 Deus Ex 101 trailer is more of an introduction to the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game than it is a trailer. The mini movie is six minutes long, which is extremely lengthy for a video that is deemed to be a trailer.
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BBM Video calling beta hits Android, coming soon to iOS

PhoneDog - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
When BlackBerry launched BBM on Android and iOS more than a year and a half ago, it said that new features like BBM Video calling would be coming to those platforms.
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Cannondale introduces redesigned 2017 Scalpel-Si

Dirt Rag (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
Cannondale's current Scalpel has often been dubbed a “cross-country trial bike” by many owners. Certainly a racer at heart but it also has good trail-ish mannerisms as well.

SCOSCHE Releases New MagicMount PowerBank

MobileTechReview.com - ‎12 hours ago‎
SCOSCHE Industries today announced the release of its new portable power solution, the MagicMount PowerBank. This handy companion magnetically attaches to Lightning or micro USB-powered smartphones to rapidly charge them when users need it ...
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Lots of Drake views

Toronto Sun - ‎7 hours ago‎
Drake is ready to check out the view from just about anywhere. Have a party pic you want Drizzy at? No problem, he'll grab a seat.
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'Breaking Bad' scribe on her 'deeper' take on 'Anne of Green Gables'

680 News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Screenwriter Moira Walley Beckett, for the upcoming CBC television show "Anne of Green Gables", who also a writer for the series "Breaking Bad", poses for a picture in front of studio in the CBC building in Toronto, Friday April 29, 2016.
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Pop star Kesha releases first single after label dispute

Reuters Canada - ‎13 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Kesha released her first new music in three years on Friday after losing a legal bid earlier this month to scrap her recording contract with Sony Music and producer Dr.
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From Operation Avalanche to Sour Grapes, here are the 10 films to see at the Hot Docs Film Festival

National Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
Gone are the days of the presumed boredom and dreaded narrative of a documentary film. With the Hot Docs Film Festival, which runs from April 28 to May 8, an entire slew of oddball eccentricities prove that non-fiction flicks these days are all about ...
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Raptors' Kyle Lowry shakes up routine

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
Looking for something - anything - to change up his shooting fortunes, Kyle Lowry reached back to the past before Friday's crucial Game 6. Lowry was the first to arrive at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, just after 4 ET, more than three hours before tipoff ...
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Sharks strike first in 5-2 over Predators in Game 1 win

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
The debate over whether it's better to go into a playoff series on a week's worth of rest or just 48 hours after playing a Game 7 won't be solved until the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators are finished with each other, but the early edge goes to ...
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Blue Jays get homer happy against Rays to end losing streak

Toronto Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Blue Jays just might be in the process of finding their offensive mojo. Aaron Sanchez blanked the Tampa Bay Rays through seven innings, scattering six hits and striking out six as the Jays ended their longest losing streak since last July with a 6 ...
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City likely on hook for millions in LeBreton cleanup, says Watson

CBC.ca - ‎8 hours ago‎
Ottawa taxpayers could be on the hook for as much as $150 million to clean up the decontaminated lands at LeBreton Flats through the city's own brownfield grant program.
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Minister McKenna holds first town hall on clean growth and climate change

Montreal Gazette - ‎10 hours ago‎
OTTAWA, April 29, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On April 28, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, hosted a productive town hall with over 250 residents of Ottawa for a discussion on clean growth and climate change.
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Coral reef at Amazon River's mouth surprises scientists

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
Scientists have discovered a huge, coral reef hidden in a place they didn't think coral reefs could live - under the muddy waters at the mouth of the Amazon River.
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A new poll on climate change and political views

National Center for Science Education - ‎8 hours ago‎
Report cover A new report from the Yale Program on Climate Communication offers new data on Americans' beliefs and attitudes about climate change, with a particular emphasis on the influence of political views.
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"Ginger" gene found to keep redheads looking younger

Montreal Gazette - ‎15 hours ago‎
People with red hair have long been the butt of unfair jokes, but a study suggests that when it comes to aging they may have the last laugh.
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Reality check: Do hook-up apps lead to increased STI rates?

Globalnews.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
Health officials in Alberta pointed to online hook-up apps for the dramatic increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the province, but are apps like Tinder and Grindr really to blame?
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Metal-on-metal hip implants since 2006 may be more likely to fail: study

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
Tens of thousands of people worldwide who had metal-on-metal hip replacements may need further surgery because of the high failure rate of the devices, British researchers say.
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Ottawa moves to ban menthol cigarettes citing appeal to first-time smokers

Calgary Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Cigarettes with a squeezable menthol capsule inside the filter are displayed in Toronto on November 18, 2015. The federal government has served notice it is moving to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes in Canada because of their appeal to young and ...
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