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Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox patriarch embrace in Cuba

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East.
Pope Francis, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in historic talks
Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch
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Syrian ceasefire met with skepticism

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
The morning after the United States and Russia agreed on a cease-fire plan for Syria's nearly five-year-old war, a dozen Syrians huddled at the border gate here Friday delivered a unanimous verdict.
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Patriot missiles deployed - ‎2 hours ago‎
The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S.
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The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, a contest for outsiders, from an outsider's perspective

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
To celebrate the spirit of the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game - featuring celebrities who enjoy basketball but do not play it professionally - The Globe and Mail sent a reporter to the game who enjoys basketball, but does not write about it ...
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Canada isn't back … yet

The Globe and Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
Conservative Party insiders were annoyed when, just days into his new job as Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau declared on various international platforms: “Canada is back.

Baby Polar Bear Sees Snow for the First Time in Toronto

KamloopsBCNow - ‎8 hours ago‎
Seeing snow is something most Canadians don't bat an eye lash at, but for one animal at the Toronto zoo it was a whole new experience.
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Death toll in Taiwan earthquake rises to 109

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The death toll in a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan a week ago has risen to 109 with at least nine missing.
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Arizona school shooting that left 2 teens dead a murder-suicide: police - ‎5 hours ago‎
Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at an Arizona high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later was revealed to be a likely murder-suicide.
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Spanish civil servant fined after not showing up to work for six years

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
The case started with confusion over where a civil servant in southern Spain worked. Now a court has ruled he must pay back nearly €27,000 ($42,100) in wages because for years he actually didn't work at all.
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Attack at UN peacekeepers' base kills five in Mali

The Globe and Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
Five U.N. peacekeepers were killed when their base in northern Mali was hit by mortars, gunfire and a truck bomb on Friday, an attack that a local separatist group blamed on Islamist militants.
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Mulcair said to need support of 70 per cent to remain NDP leader

The Globe and Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
Tom Mulcair is facing additional pressure as he prepares for his first leadership test since the NDP fell to third place in the past federal election, after party president Rebecca Blaikie signalled he'll need at least 70-per-cent support to stay on as ...
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Escaped Dorchester inmate captured in Fredericton after 'extensive pursuit' - ‎5 hours ago‎
RCMP say a 29-year-old inmate who escaped from Dorchester Penitentiary was captured after a lengthy chase in Fredericton Friday evening by members of RCMP and the Fredericton Police Force.
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Boy called a 'hero' after saving classmate who was dangling from ski lift in Uxbridge

CTV News - ‎10 hours ago‎
A seven-year-old boy is being called a hero after he held onto a classmate dangling from a ski lift at a hill north of Toronto until rescue workers arrived with a net below.
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The close: TSX jumps 2.4% led by financial, energy shares

The Globe and Mail - ‎9 hours ago‎
Canadian stocks rose for the first time in six days on Friday, as energy and financial companies rallied amid surging oil prices and easing concerns about the global economy.
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Oil price pain seeps into other sectors of Alberta economy - ‎7 hours ago‎
From airlines to beer-makers to wireless providers, withering crude prices have been a drag on businesses seemingly far removed from the oilpatch.
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Scotiabank CEO backs Energy East, says it deserves federal investment

The Province - ‎8 hours ago‎
TORONTO - The CEO of one of Canada's big banks is urging Ottawa to boost its spending on infrastructure projects and says the Energy East Pipeline should qualify for federal investment.
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A rare treat: Sub-$1 gas won't happen often in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
METRO VANCOUVER -- Regular gasoline dipped below $1 a litre in the Vancouver area this week only to bounce right back over a buck.
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The earthquake app: Researchers are developing a detection and early-warning system for your smartphone

Ottawa Citizen - ‎10 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER - Smartphone technology is shaking up earthquake research with a new app that may soon connect millions of users around the world to create an early-warning network.

Intel SSDs may get speed, capacity boost with new Micron chips

CIO Australia - ‎15 hours ago‎
Intel's solid-state drives could be poised for a big jump in capacity and speed with new 3D flash chips coming from Micron. Micron, which makes the flash in Intel's SSDs, has started volume shipments of its 3D NAND flash chips.
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ecobee announces integration with Amazon Echo

National Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ecobee Inc. today announced that the ecobee3 smarter wi-fi thermostat with room sensors is the first thermostat to be directly compatible with Amazon Echo, offering homeowners added convenience and comfort in their ...
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How much does gas need to cost for hybrids to pay off?

Driving - ‎19 hours ago‎
When would be the best time to buy a plug-in hybrid? When gas prices reach $5 a litre. David Booth. By David Booth. Originally published: 15 hours ago.
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Kanye West: a 'brilliant madman' who speaks and acts in superlatives

The Guardian - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Kanye West performs in New York during event to launch his new album, The Life of Pablo. Photograph: James Devaney/GC Images. Dorian Lynskey.
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You Say Party springs eternal

Vancouver Sun - ‎9 hours ago‎
You Say Party album release party. Feb. 20, 8-11 p.m. (premiere at 9 p.m.) | The Lido, 518 East Broadway. Tickets: Free. It's a new day for You Say Party.
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Singer Alanis Morissette pregnant with 2nd child - ‎10 hours ago‎
Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette chose music and animation to announce that she's expecting her second child with husband rapper Mario "Souleye" Treadway.
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Katy Perry invites Taylor Swift to her Grammy party

The Indian Express - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Katy Perry reveals she has sent an invitation to her arch rival Taylor Swift for a pre-Grammy party she is hosting. By: PTI Los Angeles Published:Feb 13, 2016, 11:30.
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Foligno, Kane score twice in Sabres' 6-4 win over Canadiens

Calgary Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Buffalo Sabres' Josh Gorges (4), Marcus Foligno (82), Evander Kane (9) and Ryan O'Reilly (90) celebrate a goal by Kane as Montreal Canadiens' P.K.
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Kobe Bryant will be in demand in retirement

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kobe Bryant isn't sure what he wants to do once he hangs up his sneakers after this season. The Inside the NBA gang has a suggestion: Come aboard.
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Leafs' Morgan Rielly welcomes these 'dog days'

Toronto Sun - ‎3 hours ago‎
Morgan Rielly couldn't wait to “hang out” with his dog. After 12 defeats in 15 games, dropping the Maple Leafs to last overall in the NHL standings, losing his team captain/mentor in a trade on this road trip from hell, he was sure that four-year-old ...
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Like Gretzky and NHL, Curry is NBA's one-of-a-kind talent

Toronto Sun - ‎3 hours ago‎
TORONTO - There is a comfort to Steph Curry that is both calming and charming. He's the superstar you'd want to invite home for dinner.
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Now, we'll listen to the stars, courtesy gravitational waves

Economic Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
BOSTON: The landmark discovery of the first direct evidence of gravitational waves or ripples in space-time, which Albert Einstein predicted a century ago, will enable mankind to listen to the stars, and not just see them, scientists say.
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Severe water scarcity hits 4 billion people every year

Toronto Star - ‎9 hours ago‎
Imagine waking up one morning and finding no water in your kitchen, or the bathroom. There's no water flowing from taps anywhere in the house.
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Giant, flightless birds wandered Canadian Arctic 50 million years ago - ‎9 hours ago‎
More than 50 million years ago, Canada's Arctic was a warm, wet place, home to alligators, giant tortoises and - as it now turns out - giant, flightless birds.
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Herpes-like virus linked to coral bleaching, says new Research

Canada News - ‎20 hours ago‎
A new research at Oregon State University has concluded that significant outbreaks of viruses may be associated with coral bleaching events, especially as a result of multiple environmental stresses.
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WHO: Zika vaccines at least 18 months away from broad trials, WHO says

Brandon Sun - ‎11 hours ago‎
Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation, of World Health Organization, WHO, speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
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New study reveals the secrets of the 'mindlessly slim'

CTV News - ‎16 hours ago‎
American researchers have investigated how some people manage to stay slim all their lives without following strict diets and with no apparent effort.
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Elderly patients rarely included in decision to use intensive care: study

The Globe and Mail - ‎10 hours ago‎
According to a study of 15 emergency departments, patients over the age of 80 who are admitted to intensive care are often not asked their opinion about admission.
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Allow people to opt for assisted death, while still cognitively competent, group says - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The advocacy organization Dying With Dignity is urging Ottawa to include a provision for advance consent in right-to-die legislation that would allow people diagnosed with dementia to arrange for physician-assisted death while they are still ...


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