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Four firefighters injured, one in critical condition after commercial fire in ...

Toronto Star - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Four firefighters were injured, one in critical condition after a blaze broke out on Thamesgate Dr. early Wednesday morning in Mississauga, according to Peel Regional Police.
1 firefighter in critical condition after blaze at Mississauga, Ont., warehouse
Warehouse blaze injures several firefighters
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Four firefighters have been injured and one of them is in critical condition after fighting a three-alarm fire at a pesticide storage warehouse in Mississauga, Ont., early this morning. http://www.cbc.ca/1.2618753?cmp=fbtl (Photo: Tony Smyth/CBC)
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South Korea ferry disaster: Royal Navy salvage experts join recovery

Telegraph.co.uk
24 minutes ago
Written by
Ben Farmer
Britain has sent two Royal Navy salvage experts to join international efforts to recover a capsized South Korean ferry. Naval sources said the two reservist officers are among the Navy's most skilled underwater recovery specialists and have 45 years of ...
Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape South Korean ferry
S. Korea ferry death toll hits 156 as search gets tougher
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South Korean divers swim though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. http://www.cbc.ca/1.2618779?cmp=fbtl (Photo: Divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. Yonhap/Associated Press)
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Obama risks angering China on first leg of Japan trip

Irish Times - ‎36 minutes ago‎
US president Barack Obama waves as he steps out from Air Force One after landing at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA.
Justin Bieber apologizes for visiting controversial shrine in Japan
Obama Visit to Japan to Set Tone for Four-Nation Asia Tour (1)
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Obama's Asian tour: countries rejoice? or? Across-the-board rallies in Malaysia, Japan and the Philippines marked the upcoming visit of President Barack #Obama to the Asian region. The tour, scheduled to start next week, will embrace four countries - Japan, Malaysia, the Philippine islands and South Korea, amid commonly felt unease over China’s rise: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_23/Japan-Malaysia-and-Philippines-rally-ahead-of-Obamas-Asian-tour-8473/ Photo: luisgranados.com
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Calgary stabbing victim Lawrence Hong to be remembered

CBC.ca - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The final funeral for the five young adults stabbed to death last week in northwest Calgary takes place this afternoon. A service for Lawrence Hong, 27, is set for 1:30 p.m.
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Vice journalist Simon Ostrovsky being held by pro-Russian gunmen

Toronto Star - ‎16 minutes ago‎
DONETSK, UKRAINE—Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified “bad activities.
Ukraine's Self-Defense Forces Deny Holding US Journalist
OSCE calls for release of American journalist Ostrovsky, others, in eastern Ukraine
American Reporter Held by Ukraine Separatists
Sloviansk standoff
Al Arabiya News - English
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Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said they were holding an American journalist in the city of Slaviansk and the online news site Vice News said it was trying to secure the safety of its reporter Simon Ostrovsky.
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Google Street View lets you go back in time

CBC.ca - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.
Google Street View goes back in time - by Raju Mudhar
New Google Maps feature lets you travel back in time
Android Central
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Google Street View kicked things up a bit today, now adding the ability to travel back in time. Starting today, Street View in Google Maps on desktop allow you to view historical images dating back to 2007. That's seven years worth of history for you to explore — be it in your own hometown or...
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Material washed ashore in Australia examined for MH370 link

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
CANBERRA, Australia -- Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.
Australia, Malaysia vow to keep searching to solve plane mystery
Object of Interest Washes Ashore Amid Search for Missing Flight 370
John Nuntiatio
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Object found on Australian shore examined for link to flight MH370 Search officials play down likelihood that material, believed to be riveted sheet metal, is from missing Malaysia Airlines plane An object has washed ashore in Western Australia that may be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight #MH370, Australian officials have said. Australia's joint co-ordination centre announced on Wednesday that police had taken possession of an object 10...
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Sherpas leave Everest in walkout following deadly avalanche; some expeditions ...

Vancouver Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were cancelling their climbs this season.
Discovery Channel to make documentary Sherpas killed on Mount Everest
Nepal mountaineering officials deny Mount Everest boycott plans
BBC World Service
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Sherpas in Nepal are deciding whether to go on strike and cancel ascents up Mount Everest after 16 sherpas died in an avalanche on Friday. Colleagues and families are unhappy with the compensation that has been offered. Sherpa Jamling Tenzing Norgay, whose father was the first to climb the mountain with Edmund Hillary, says attitudes towards the guides have changed for the worse over the years - they should be treated with more respect and be bet...
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Palestinian Hamas-Fatah unity deal announced

BBC News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal after a meeting in the Gaza Strip. They have agreed to begin negotiations to form a unity government within the coming weeks.
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NYPD Twitter campaign backfires in a big way

CNN - ‎23 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- It's hard to imagine how the campaign could have gone more wrong from the perspective of police. The New York City Police Department on Tuesday asked folks on Twitter to post photos with its officers, using the hashtag #myNYPD.
NY police Twitter campaign request for photos backfires when people send ...
NYPD Twitter Outreach Backfires
NYPD's Twitter campaign backfires
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I'm dying over here....How did no one know this was a bad idea...? A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired — in a very public way. Its request that Twitter users share pictures of them posing with police officers has caused people to start sending in photos of police brutality. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nypds-twitter-request-photos-backfires-23432451
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How will the Ukraine crisis end? Five possible scenarios

CNN - ‎20 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Ukraine's young government is running out of viable options for restoring its control of eastern regions and preserving the country's territorial integrity.
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Democracy group wants to lay private charges against Wright

Vancouver Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
A watchdog group is considering laying a private prosecution against Nigel Wright for his secret $90,000 payment to Sen. Mike Duffy.
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Canadian Sanctions Would Force Reciprocal Russian Move – Russian ...

RIA Novosti - ‎2 hours ago‎
MOSCOW, April 23 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow will impose economic sanctions against Canadian companies if Ottawa sanctions Russian banks, the Russian ambassador to Canada said in an interview with Bloomberg.
Retaliatory strike! Canadian diplomat in Moscow expelled by Russia in delayed ...
Russia Could Put Sanctions on Canada, Ambassador Says
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Washington is deeply involved in the current standoff between the coup-appointed government in Kiev and the activists in East Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has told RT. He also denied claims Russia is fueling unrest in the country.
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Lego-rival Mega Brands' shareholders approve takeover by Mattel

CTV News - ‎25 minutes ago‎
MONTREAL -- Mega Brands (TSX:MB) shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a US$460-million friendly takeover by American toy giant Mattel.
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Positive earnings news lifts Toronto stock market

CTV News - ‎17 minutes ago‎
TORONTO -- The Toronto stock market was slightly higher Wednesday amid positive earnings news and signs of weakening Chinese growth.
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UPDATE 1-Celestica revenue falls on soft demand for communications equipment

Reuters - ‎28 minutes ago‎
... ». * Reports earnings of $0.20/share, in line with est. * Revenue falls 4.4 pct to $1.31 bln, below est. * Expects demand volatility in 2nd-half of 2014 (Adds second-quarter forecast, details, share move).
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Canada Retail Sales Rise in February

Wall Street Journal - ‎32 minutes ago‎
OTTAWA--Canadian retail sales rose 0.5% in February to 41.03 billion Canadian dollars ($37.21 billion), mostly due to higher prices, but sales volumes barely increased, Statistics Canada said Wednesday.
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CIBC joins private equity firms to explore potential US$3B buyout of asset ...

Financial Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK/TORONTO - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), the fifth largest bank in Canada, and two private equity consortia are exploring offers for global asset manager Russell Investments, according to several people familiar with the matter.
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Microsoft expands ad-free Bing searches for US schools

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine.
Microsoft Brings Ad-Free Bing Search To Students In All US Schools
Bing in the Classroom program launches to provide ad-free search for schools
Curvosoft
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Microsoft unleashes ‘Bing in the Classroom’ #ad-free search :  The tech giant looks to get an A+ with the roll out of a student-friendly version of its search engine, which has zero ads, privacy controls, and filters that block adult content and ad targeting.  Looking to help students better focus on their #schoolwork#Microsoft unfurled a classroom-specific version of its Bing search engine on Tuesday. Dubbed "Bing in the Classroom," this specialized search come...
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Cyberattacks rise - money is main target

SFGate
16 hours ago
Written by
David R. Baker
Most hackers still want your money, but a growing number of cyberattacks last year were motivated by espionage rather than simple theft.
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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman

Reuters - ‎19 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine.
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Theatre review: Killer Joe trashy and voyeuristic

Vancouver Courier - ‎16 hours ago‎
Staged in a cramped trailer, ITSAZOO's site-specific production of Killer Joe oozes with menace, violence and trashiness. Previous Next.
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Montreal Canadiens complete first-round sweep of Tampa Bay Lightning

National Post
30 minutes ago
Written by
Sean Fitz-Gerald
MONTREAL - A festival was being held outside in the rain, the only one of its kind in Canada, and only as it could be held in Montreal.
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Letter: From Calgary, outrage over Ron MacLean's remark about referees

Montreal Gazette - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Ron MacLean's comments regarding the inappropriate use of French referees in the Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay game was insulting to all Canadians who respect diversity and who live in a country that claims this as a value.
Hockey Night host Ron MacLean sorry for referee comments
HNIC host Ron MacLean apologizes for French referee comments
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CBC hockey commentator Ron MacLean has apologized for his comment about French-Canadian referees during Tuesday night’s Stanley Cup playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning. http://www.cbc.ca/1.2618801?cmp=fbtl MacLean suggested during the second intermission that a French-Canadian referee should not be working the game. (Photo: CBC)
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Raptors: Rob Ford, Drake, other celebs at NBA playoff games don't distract ...

Toronto Star - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Drake sits just down to his left. The front row is celebrity central. And Tuesday night, Mayor Rob Ford was wearing Raptors red. Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey is only watching what's happening on court, however.
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David Moyes sacked as Manchester United manager

CBC.ca - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The so-called impossible job proved to be just that for David Moyes. Overwhelmed by the giant task of replacing Alex Ferguson, Britain's greatest ever manager, David Moyes was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday after losing the support of the club's ...
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Dickey confident he's close to ending late-inning meltdowns

The Globe and Mail - ‎45 minutes ago‎
It is a trend that is as confounding to R.A. Dickey as the floating knuckleball that he has utilized to resurrect his career. The first couple of times through the batting order, the Toronto Blue Jays No.
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Humpback whales rebound from near extinction, move down on at-risk species list

The Globe and Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
Once hunted to the verge of extinction, the humpback whale has made such a remarkable comeback in the North Pacific that its status has been down-listed on Canada's infamous list of species at risk.
BC humpbacks lose 'threatened' status, opening door for Northern Gateway
Remarkable Comeback of Humpback Whales, Down-Listed on At-Risk Species ...
Environmental Investigation Agency
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Humpback whale removed from 'threatened' species list for political expediency? The North Pacific humpback whale is no longer protected as a "threatened" species after the Canadian government quietly downgraded its classification earlier this month. Despite objections from several groups, the Harper government declared the humpback a "species of special concern" under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The whale populat...

World-record breaking swimmer campaigns for ocean life

The Globe and Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
Floating plastic cigarette lighters, feminine hygiene debris and old plastic grocery bags are among the flotsam swimmer Benoit Lecomte expects to encounter when he attempts to swim across the Pacific Ocean this fall to raise awareness about the ocean's ...
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One in three Cdns exposed to child abuse: study

660 News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
One third of Canadians have experienced child abuse in one form or another, according to a new study. The report, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, looked at the relationship between abuse and mental disorders.
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B.C. producer recalls batch of medicinal pot

Waterloo Record - ‎3 hours ago‎
TORONTO - A B.C. producer of medical marijuana has voluntarily recalled a batch of its "purple kush" strain and is advising consumers not to smoke the weed after a Health Canada inspection of the grower's operations turned up "issues" with its production ...
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BC latest province to fund special breast cancer treatment test

Vancouver Sun
14 hours ago
Written by
Erin Ellis
Women in B.C. can now receive a Medicare-funded test that helps predict whether chemotherapy is the best choice for their early-stage breast cancer.
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