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S Korea ferry: Bad weather hampers search for survivors

BBC News - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster. Emergency services are still searching for nearly 300 people missing after a ship carrying more than 470 people sank.
Classmates Celebrating 60th Birthday Among Missing
South Korean ferry disaster: families arrive at scene as search for survivors goes ...
Jendhamuni Sos
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Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks SEOUL — At least four people are dead and nearly 300 missing after a ferry boat sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday. Authorities initially reported most of the passengers were rescued but quickly backtracked and raised casualty figures dramatically as the scale of the tragedy became clear....read more http://kimedia.blogspot.com/2014/04/hundreds-missing-after-south-korean.html
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Ukraine crisis moving from bluster to diplomacy

CBC.ca
24 minutes ago
Written by
Nahlah Ayed
For all those once again predicting the start of World War III - or at least a Ukrainian civil war - it's time for a closer look given the behaviour of the parties involved over the past few days.
Deadly clashes at Ukraine port base as leaders meet
Kiev's use of army against separatists a 'grave crime,' Putin says
Sergej Kehl
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Western Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun — Paul Craig Roberts March 29, 2014 | Categories: Articles & Columns | Tags: IMF, looting, Ukraine, | Print This Article Western Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun Paul Craig Roberts It is now apparent that the “Maiden protests” in Kiev were in actuality a Washington organized coup against the elected democratic government. The purpose of the coup is to put NATO military bases on Ukraine’s border with Russia ...
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Since resigning as Alberta premier, Alison Redford has been almost entirely ...

National Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
Since she resigned as Alberta premier last month, Alison Redford has managed to evade a slew of embarrassing and damaging revelations - from the fact that her aide insisted on accompanying her on her ill-fated flight to South Africa in December, to her ...
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Osisko Sale Spurring CEO Roosen to Next Gold Challenge

Bloomberg - ‎5 hours ago‎
Sean Roosen, who turned a small explorer into the operator of one of Canada's largest gold mines, says he's ready to do it again after agreeing to sell Osisko Mining Corp.
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Three more vaccines now mandatory for Ontario children

The Globe and Mail - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ontario is making three more vaccines mandatory for schoolchildren, a move that cements the province's hard line against parents who decline to immunize their children.
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Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Said To Be Taken to Islamist Stronghold

TIME
1 hour ago
Written by
Maya Rhodan
More than 100 Nigerian schoolchildren abducted by gunmen Tuesday were released Wednesday after first being taken to an area known to be an Islamist stronghold.
Kidnapped Borno schoolgirls regain freedom
Parents of kidnapped Nigerian girls on tenterhooks
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These are not fun times in our country. Boko Haram has made certain of that. Bombing Abuja, abducting female students, killings, maiming, kidnapping and all sort of mayhem has been unleashed on the Nation. Nobody is safe. Muslims, Christians, animist and…
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India goes to polls in biggest voting day

The Express Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Ajmer district in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan April 17, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS.
Quartz
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"The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Varanasi believes it is about to give India the party’s second prime minister. But as a Banarsi who has seen the political whirlwinds of Uttar Pradesh, I don’t see Varanasi as being a safe seat for Narendra Modi." http://buff.ly/QfBn1G
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Pakistani Taliban snub cease-fire extension

The Daily Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
MIRANSHAH, Pakistan: The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a cease-fire called to assist peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process.
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Political players of all party stripes gather for fond farewell to Jim Flaherty

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎13 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Jim Flaherty was remembered Wednesday with equal measures of laughter and tears as Canada's political elite gathered to set aside their partisan differences and pay their final respects to the former finance minister.
The Globe and Mail
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Family, friends bid farewell to Jim Flaherty at state funeral: Harper tells state funeral that his former finance minister ‘sacrificed himself’ for his country; family members pay tribute, with son saying ‘he showed me what it takes to be a man’
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Killing of Surrey hockey mom remains unsolved

The Province - ‎8 hours ago‎
Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts says the local police have done a considerable amount of work probing the murder of a hockey mom who was attacked outside a rink nearly four months ago, but it's not clear whether they're any closer to a breakthrough.

Liberals still facing grassroots grumbling over Toronto nominations

The Globe and Mail
9 hours ago
Written by
Gloria Galloway
Toronto MP Chrystia Freeland has been acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in the new riding of University-Rosedale for the 2015 election but that has not ended the party discord which saw another hopeful nominee barred by the Liberals from running ...

New home, condo sales rebound from 2013 slump

Toronto Star
5 hours ago
Written by
Susan Pigg
New home and high-rise condo sales have rebounded from last year's dramatic slump and exceeded 10-year averages for sales in the first quarter of the year, says research firm RealNet Canada.
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CTA issues harmonized baggage rules for international flights

CTV News - ‎7 hours ago‎
OTTAWA -- The Canadian Transportation Agency says that starting in the fall, passengers on international flights through Canada will be subjected to just one set of rules governing baggage allotments and fees even if they use a number of carriers.
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Bank of Canada monetary policy decision: The 4 key takeaways

Financial Post
9 hours ago
Written by
Pamela Heaven
The Bank of Canada held its benchmark rate steady Wednesday, and kept its 'neutral' stance on future moves in an as-expected policy statement that had the market, if not economists, stifling yawns.
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OPG, Westinghouse forge nuclear alliance

Toronto Star - ‎11 hours ago‎
Ontario Power Generation will join forces with Westinghouse to bid for nuclear projects around the globe, the companies announced Wednesday.
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Apple's iPad rules the roost among Canadian tablet owners

Vancouver Sun
4 hours ago
Written by
Michael Oliveira
TORONTO - More than 42 per cent of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet and buyers are increasingly choosing one of Apple's iPads, suggests a report by the Media Technology Monitor.
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After 24, cognitive motor skills begin to fall

Times of India - ‎Apr 15, 2014‎
If you are 24, you have already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance, a study reveals. In one of the first social science experiments to rest on big data, the researchers investigated when we start to experience an age-related decline ...
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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young taking a break

TV3.ie - ‎35 minutes ago‎
AC/DC's Malcolm Young is ''taking a break'' from the band due to ill health. The 'Whole Lotta Rosie' hitmakers have confirmed the 61-year-old rhythm guitarist is suffering from a ''debilitating illness'' but insist the Australian rock group will continue to record ...
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Legacy of laughter: make 'em roar

Montreal Gazette - ‎15 hours ago‎
Ali Hassan is in Winnipeg contemplating death. Nothing personal, Winnipeg. The passing of John Pinette at 50 has shaken Hassan as it has much of the rest of the comedy world.
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Transcendence: Shooter changes focus

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
More on Transcendence · Movie session times · Full movies coverage. As Christopher Nolan's cinematographer, Wally Pfister has been widely acclaimed for the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Memento, Insomnia and The Prestige.
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Lewenberg: Raptors draw Nets in opening round of playoffs

TSN - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Toronto Raptors will open their first playoff series in six years at home to the Brooklyn Nets at 12:30 PM et Saturday afternoon.
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Canada adds Scheifele, Huberdeau, Kadri; Tippett named coach

TSN - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dave Tippett is known for getting the most out of his players in the NHL, and he'll be counted on to do the same as Team Canada's coach at the upcoming world championship.
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Hitmen relieve head coach Mike Williamson of his duties

Calgary Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
“We just didn't feel our hockey club reached the level it should've,” explained Calgary Hitmen general manager Mike Moore after announcing the club would not be picking up the option year of the head coach's contract.
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Brandon Prust returns to Habs' lineup for Game 1 against Lightning

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
TAMPA, Fla. -- Brandon Prust was so excited the morning of Game 1 he couldn't help pacing around the dressing room. "Playoffs starting, so the heart's pumping," Prust said.
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Riders extend Durant's deal

StarPhoenix - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Saskatchewan Roughrider QB Darian Durant, 31, said staying with the team was a 'no-brainer.' Details on his new contract were not revealed Wednesday.
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Found: Land herbivore's earliest ancestor

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Early mammal, Gobiconodon from the early to mid Cretaceous. Eocasea, which lived 80 million years before the dinosaur age, was part of a group of animals called synapsids.
How carnivores evolved into herbivores 300 million years ago revealed
The 'Eocasea martini' Was the Ancestor of All Land Herbivores
Ciro Villa
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The emergence of herbivory Scientists have discovered a transitional species that existed 300-million-year ago; the old fossilized juvenile skeleton of Eocasea martini is less than 20 cm long. Found in Kansas, it consists of a partial skull, most of the vertebral column, the pelvis and a hind limb. "New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga demonstrates how carnivores transitioned into herbivores for the first time on land...
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UVic's undersea infrastructure grows with cloud funding from IBM

Victoria News - ‎Apr 14, 2014‎
IBM will work with Ocean Networks Canada at the University of Victoria on a three-year project to equip B.C. with a monitoring and prediction system to respond to off-shore events.
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People with chronic conditions want to use e-tools to manage their care: study

Calgary Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
Canadians are interested in using electronic communications to help manage health care, according to a new study. Photograph by: Photo courtesy Dell , Handout.

I want to work out, but my friends just want to eat and drink. What can I do?

The Globe and Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
The question: I recently lost 30 pounds, but my friends are not being supportive. In fact, sometimes I think they are trying to sabotage my success by encouraging me to go out for dinner and drinks and skip my workouts.
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