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Mohamed Fahmy expected to be released from Egypt jail: security official - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy is expected to be released from an Egyptian prison within days, a security official told Reuters on Sunday.
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Jordan STILL ready to carry out swap deal after Jihadi John 'beheads' Kenji Goto

Daily Mail - ‎49 minutes ago‎
The family of the Japanese ISIS hostage who appeared in a video allegedly showing his beheading by British militant Jihadi John has paid tribute to his memory.
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Radical imam blocked from opening Montreal community centre

CANOE - ‎19 hours ago‎
Imam Hamza Chaoui refused to explain to journalist Melanie Bergeron about his controversial views on women and homosexuals Friday, January 30, 2015.
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If New England Patriots win Super Bowl 2015, where does Tom Brady rank ...

National Post - ‎29 minutes ago‎
PHOENIX - His teammates were mostly showered and gone, but Tom Brady was having trouble even bringing himself to move. He sat in front of his locker in Indianapolis, pulling on a pair of boots with a pained look seemingly etched on his face.
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Death toll mounts in Ukraine fighting after peace talks fail

euronews - ‎1 hour ago‎
KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Thirteen government soldiers and at least as many civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours in eastern Ukraine's separatist conflict after the collapse of peace talks, Kiev authorities said.
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Pro-democracy protesters back in Hong Kong, no violence

euronews - ‎21 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in the first large-scale rally since demonstrations rocked the global financial hub late last year.
Pro-Democracy Protesters Return to Streets of Hong Kong
Hong Kong's protesters: We are still here
HK democracy protests resume
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We had many interesting and varied programmes on the Al Jazeera English channel this past week:  People & Power went behind the scenes with a pro-democracy campaign trying to ensure free elections in Hong Kong; Talk to Al Jazeera spoke to Akon, the Senegalese-American recording artist, about US race relations, “rebranding” Africa, and his music; and Fault Lines gained rare access into North Korea and examined the impact of US policies on the...
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John Baird applauds America's 'truly historic' rapprochement with Cuba: 'It was ...

National Post - ‎15 minutes ago‎
BOSTON - Canada's foreign affairs minister used a trip to the United States to applaud that country's reopening of relations with Cuba.
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Damascus Explosion Kills 7 Lebanese Shi'ite Pilgrims

Voice of America - ‎36 minutes ago‎
DAMASCUS/BEIRUT—. At least seven Lebanese Shi'ite pilgrims were killed Sunday in Damascus when a bomb exploded on the bus carrying them to holy sites in the Syrian capital.
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Boko Haram insurgents attack northeast Nigeria's capital city

Reuters - ‎2 minutes ago‎
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Boko Haram insurgents attacked the outskirts of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, security sources said, their second assault in a week on a city they hope to make the capital of a breakaway Islamist state.
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Maritime storm could dump 50 cm of snow in some areas - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nova Scotia's famous groundhog prognosticator Shubenacadie Sam is waiting to make his annual prediction Monday morning, but there's no shadow of a doubt that the Maritimes will be hit with another major storm.
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Violent crime is up in Surrey

News1130 - ‎17 hours ago‎
SURREY (NEWS1130) - If it seems like the rate of violent crime is up in Surrey, it's because it is. Statistics from last year show a significant spike.
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Kamp calls it quits: Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission MP will not seek re-election

Maple Ridge Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
At the local Conservative association's annual general meeting today, Randy Kamp confirmed he will not seek a fifth term as the Member of Parliament for the local area.

Markets lookahead: Traders to concentrate on oil earnings, January job data

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
TORONTO -- Earnings news and a heavy slate of economic data will set the tone on stock markets this week. Investors will get the first of the quarterly earnings reports from energy sector heavyweights such as Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) and Suncor Energy ...
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Farmers enjoying low fuel prices, but worried about long-term effects

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
CALGARY -- Decades of boom-and-bust commodity prices, worker shortages and being at the mercy of the weather has virtually removed the word optimism from the vocabulary of many Canadian farmers.
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GO Transit expands it's free WiFi program, including four more Halton stations - ‎12 minutes ago‎
A GO train prepares to leave Bronte Station as GO Transit prepares to add 22 more stations to it's list of free WiFi locations.
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Video Game Invites You to...Build IKEA Furniture

PC Magazine - ‎Jan 30, 2015‎
There's something oddly soothing about building IKEA furniture. Sure, it always takes a lot longer than you initially thought it might.
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Bobbi Kristina Brown Update: Whitney Houston's Daughter Still Unresponsive ...

E! Online - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late Whitney Houston, remains hospitalized and is still unresponsive after being found face down in a filled bathtub at her Georgia home and is breathing with the help of a ventilator, E! News has learned.
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Anderson Silva defeats Nick Diaz at UFC 183, unsure about future - ‎5 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 08: Anderson Silva celebrates after defeating Forrest Griffin during their light heavyweight bout at UFC 101: Declaration at the Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
UFC 183: Anderson Silva Unsure About Future in Fighting
Anderson Silva's next move after UFC 183 win depends on family
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UFC 183: Silva Outstrikes, Outpoints Nick Diaz In his first fight since a bid to regain his middleweight title ended in a horrific broken leg, ex-champ Anderson Silva kicked over five rounds and outpointed a game Nick Diaz. The final scores were 49-46 and 50-45 twice for Silva (34-6 MMA, 17-2 UFC), who jogged around the octagon in celebration following the decision, but then broke down in tears and was helped up by Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC).
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Maple Leafs: Unispiring effort results in ninth straight loss

Hometown Media - ‎2 hours ago‎
Stoney Point - February 1, 2015 - There was more excitement in the first five minutes and 22 seconds of the Oilers-Flames game than the entire sixty minutes in the Maple Leafs game last night.
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Flames score 4 unanswered goals in 3rd to down Oilers - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Chalk up yet another third period comeback for the Calgary Flames. Lance Bouma scored two of Calgary's four goals in the final period and the Flames stormed back for a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
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Toronto Rock edges Calgary Roughrnecks in NLL action

Toronto Sun - ‎10 hours ago‎
Rock Curtis Dickson of the Calgary Roughnecks tries to beat Toronto Rock goalie Brandon Miller. (Michael Peake, Toronto Sun). Article ?
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Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Bleacher Report - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kyle Lowry scored 23 points, Lou Williams added 19 off the bench and the Toronto Raptors outlasted the Washington Wizards, 120-116, in overtime at the Verizon Center Saturday night to win their sixth straight game.
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GMO Bites: February 2015

Common - ‎4 hours ago‎
... • The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) has launched a major public investigation to dig behind 20 years of uncertainty around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and farming in Canada.
Pew/AAAS survey: Scientific consensus on GMO safety stronger than for global ...
Even Further Down The Rabbit Hole: New EU Legislation Adds To GMO Quagmire
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PSA: Evidence-Based Science on Google+ Some scientific facts aren't up for debate in our science community. As scientists, we follow where the evidence leads, and the overwhelming evidence supports anthropogenic climate change , the efficacy of vaccines , the soundness of evolutionary theory , and the safety of GMO . There is vigorous debate within various scientific disciplines on how these settled areas of science work and what futu...
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The Lessons Learned From The Egg That Scientists Unboiled

E Canada Now - ‎21 hours ago‎
Gregory Weiss is the lead researcher on a team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine who boiled an egg at 90 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes, then found a way to unboil it.
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What our genes tell us about our health

The Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Yes, your genes can make you fat - but only, according to a new analysis, if you were born after 1942. That may sound like an odd statement, but it reflects a growing realization that the links between genes and health are more nuanced than previously ...
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Does milk really do the body good?

CTV News - ‎Jan 30, 2015‎
NEW YORK -- Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product.
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Facebook pic of grocery clerk walking senior customer home goes viral - ‎1 hour ago‎
A photo of a Halifax grocery store clerk walking a 72-year-old customer home on icy sidewalks has gone viral. The photo, taken by Terri Bordage Stevens, was posted to Facebook on Friday morning and has since accumulated more than 12,000 likes and ...