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Why are mass murders so uncommon in Japan?

Quartz - ‎3 hours ago‎
Japan's homicide rate was just 0.3 per 100,000 people in 2015, compared to 4.1 per 100,000 in the US. (Reuters/Thomas Peter). Share.
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Girl dies after early morning crash involving two young people in Caledon

The Daily Courier (subscription) - ‎54 minutes ago‎
CALEDON, Ont. - One young person is dead and another is injured after a collision north of Toronto early Tuesday morning. Provincial police in Caledon, Ont.
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BlackBerry Ltd releases 'world's most secure' Android smartphone, the DTEK50, for US$299

Financial Post - ‎26 minutes ago‎
BlackBerry Ltd has released a new mid-range touchscreen Android smartphone that focuses heavily on privacy as the clock ticks down on CEO John Chen's promise to return the waning hardware business to profitability by September.
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Witness describes fatal confrontation between Abdirahman Abdi and police

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ross McGhie and his partner were returning home from a run Sunday when they saw what investigators are calling a confrontation between Abdirahman Abdi and police that led to the Ottawa man's death.
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13 killed by 2 suicide car bombs near UN base in Somalia: officials

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the UN Mine Action Service offices and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police officials said.
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Sources say two more arrested in connection with Nice attack

The Globe and Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Two more people have been arrested in connection with the Nice attacker who killed 84 people in the French Riviera city of Nice on July 14, sources close to the investigation told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Turkey's opposition warns against post-coup witch hunt

MetroNews Canada - ‎3 hours ago‎
FILE - In this Friday, July 15, 2016 file photo, Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge is lit in the colours of the French flag in solidarity with the victims of the attack in Nice, France, a few hours before the attempted coup against the government ...
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5 things to know on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Here are the five stories you need to know this Tuesday morning: A hostage situation at a church in northern France has ended in the death of two attackers and one hostage; 19 people have been killed after a mass stabbing at a facility for people with ...
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Senior Toronto cop appealing G20 protest conviction, sentence

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎33 minutes ago‎
A senior Toronto cop found guilty of ordering mass detentions and “kettling” of demonstrators at the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto is appealing his conviction and sentence.

Toddler fatally struck by car laid to rest in Waterloo, Ont.

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
A family in Waterloo, Ont. is grieving the loss of their 18-month-old boy, who was killed after being struck by a vehicle while playing outdoors earlier this week.
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The window of a restaurant was found with multiple bullet holes.

Toronto Star - ‎18 minutes ago‎
A 34-year-old man is in serious condition after what police are calling a “targeted shooting” outside a 24-hour Korean restaurant in North York early Tuesday morning.
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BC releasing updated data on foreign real estate purchases

CTV News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Finance Minister Mike de Jong is set to release the latest snapshot of real estate transactions in this province. B.C.'s superheated housing market has prompted the government to track property sales, and de Jong will release the latest statistics ...
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Gold miners, banks help TSX gain while Wall Street sinks

Financial Post - ‎55 minutes ago‎
TORONTO - Canada's main stock index made gains on Tuesday, helped by rising gold miners and other materials stocks as well as financials, while worries about oversupply of oil weighed on some energy names.
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WestJet Q2 profit falls 40% from last year but revenue steady

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
WestJet Airlines says its second quarter profit is down 40 per cent from last year but revenue held steady. The Calgary-based airline reports $36.7 million in net income, or 30 cents per share, from the months of April through June.
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Canada watchdog tells banks to test resilience to sharp home price falls

Reuters Canada - ‎56 minutes ago‎
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's banking regulator said on Tuesday it will require the country's banks to test how they would withstand a 50 percent cut in property prices in Vancouver and a 40 percent decline in Toronto.
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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Explains Process Of Upgrading Software-Limited Battery Packs

TCC - ‎4 hours ago‎
Following the release of the 75kWh battery pack in the Model S and Model X, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has introduced a new concept of upgrading software-limited battery packs.

Trustwave opens Waterloo office, strengthens ties with Rogers Communications

Cantech Letter - ‎1 hour ago‎
Global security firm Trustwave has opened a new office in Waterloo, Ontario, announced a new wave of hiring, and added a new country manager, Michael Sims, to oversee the company's Canadian operations.
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Seagate Announces Industry's First 2TB M.2 NVMe Enterprise SSD

The SSD Review - ‎2 hours ago‎
Seagate Technology plc, a world-leading producer of data storage devices, is announcing a first-of-its-kind high-capacity M.2 solid state drive (SSD) that enables data centers to more easily accommodate the exponential growth of data requiring storage ...
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Toronto Film Festival 2016: Magnificent Seven, La La Land to screen

Entertainment Weekly - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The first round of films playing at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival have been announced, with Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven set to kick off the event with a western-infused bang on Sept 8. Fuqua's opening night film stars Denzel ...
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Lindsay Lohan wants fiance to seek anger management therapy

Toronto Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lindsay Lohan wants her fiance Egor Tarabasov to undergo therapy for anger management problems, according to her representative. The Mean Girls star hit headlines over the weekend when she accused her Russian partner of cheating on her, and hinted ...

Duncan McCue to host CBC's 'Cross Country Checkup'

YorkRegion.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Duncan McCue is stepping behind the microphone as the new host of CBC Radio One's "Cross Country Checkup." The CBC News correspondent replaces Rex Murphy, who stepped down last September after 21 years.
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Venus and Mercury, from Brazil

EarthSky - ‎6 hours ago‎
With the exception of Jupiter, the planets in the west after sunset now aren't very conspicuous. But they're lining up for some fun in August!
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Indian populations help find a new ancestor

Bangalore Mirror - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Indian populations have provided the key to finding a new ancestor to modern humans, shows new research. Genomic analysis by an Indo-Spanish research team gives new insights into the spread of humans in Asia and their local adaptations and provides ...

A Catastrophic Super-Eruption Would Give the World 1 Year to Prepare Before Exploding

The Science Explorer - ‎18 hours ago‎
The worst explosion on Earth in historic times was the eruption of a volcano in Indonesia called Mount Tambora in 1815. It killed thousands of people instantly, and led to the “Year without summer” in 1816, which resulted in famine and civil unrest ...
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This Is What Humans Would Look Like If We Could Withstand Car Wrecks

Popular Science - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Graham is a sculpture designed to show how humans would have needed to evolve to become less vulnerable to car crashes. There's something a bit grasshopper-like about Graham.
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UBC researchers using non-invasive microneedles to test drug levels in blood

CTV News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland have come up with a non-invasive way to monitor drugs in the bloodstream with a microneedle.
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Ontario to stop paying for higher-strength opioid painkillers

CBC.ca - ‎22 hours ago‎
Ontario will stop paying for higher-strength opioid medications through its Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program next January as part of its strategy to address the growing problem of addiction to the painkillers.
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New cooling device in Calgary helps babies avoid brain damage

CBC.ca - ‎19 hours ago‎
Transporting babies deprived of oxygen at birth to a neonatal intensive care unit in Calgary will soon be safer thanks to a new portable cooling device.
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