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The Latest: Pope briefly emerges to speak with well-wishers

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
HAVANA - The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local): 11:10 p.m.. Pope Francis has come out from the Vatican ambassador's residence to greet well ...
The Latest: Pope arrives at envoy's residence to spend night
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Video: How much for a barrel?

Vancouver Sun - ‎13 minutes ago‎
A barrel of oil will cost you $27 dollars these days. But what about a barrel of monkeys? How about for the empty barrel? © Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun.
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China foreign minister urges US caution on missile system

Reuters Canada - ‎3 hours ago‎
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States needs to proceed with caution on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's recent rocket launch and not use this as an excuse to affect China's security, the Chinese ...
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Syrian ceasefire met with skepticism

The Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour 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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Drake coaches Canada to win over US in NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Air balls, comedic bits and the odd quality play - the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game had a little bit of everything Friday night at the Ricoh Coliseum.
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Liberals expand summer job program for youth

Toronto Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the first 100 days of his young government by launching a major expansion of a job program for young people.
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Arizona school shooting that left 2 teens dead a murder-suicide: police

CBC.ca - ‎3 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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Death toll in Taiwan earthquake rises to 109

CTV News - ‎48 minutes 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.

Presidential contenders fight for minority voters

Times Colonist - ‎2 hours ago‎
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson listens at left as Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Faith and Family Presidential Forum at Bob Jones University, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Greenville, S.C.
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Attack at UN peacekeepers' base kills five in Mali

The Globe and Mail - ‎10 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 - ‎2 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'

CBC.ca - ‎3 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 - ‎7 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 - ‎7 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

CBC.ca - ‎4 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 - ‎6 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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Taseko sues Ottawa

Resource Clips - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Canadian government acted unlawfully to reject a mine proposal, according to a lawsuit filed February 11 by Taseko Mines TSX:TKO.
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App shakes up earthquake science by turning users into sensors

Reuters Canada - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Smartphones could become the makeshift quake detectors of the future, thanks to a new app launched Friday designed to track tremors and potentially save the lives of its users.
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ecobee announces integration with Amazon Echo

National Post - ‎10 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 ...

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

CIO Australia - ‎13 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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Owen Sound police thank resident for stopping disqualified driver

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Police in Owen Sound are thanking a concerned citizen for calling in suspicions that a man was driving while impaired. Officials were contacted just after 2 p.m.
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Toronto mayor gives Drake key to city at NBA All-Star celebrity game

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Toronto-born rapper Drake now holds a key to "the Six," after being handed the token at a star-studded NBA All-Star event.
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Martin Shkreli makes a play for Kanye album

Detroit Free Press - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Kanye West is grabbing the attention of more then just the fashion world (See Yeezy 3 event below). He now is in the sights of pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli.
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Singer Alanis Morissette pregnant with 2nd child

CBC.ca - ‎7 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 reaches out to Taylor Swift after feud

Toronto Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
Katy Perry has reached out to pop rival Taylor Swift and invited the Bad Blood singer to her pre-Grammys party. After over a year of sniping, Perry seems keen to end her feud with the Love Story star, having extended an invite to Swift for her upcoming ...
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United States outscores World in NBA Rising Stars game

CBC.ca - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Zach LaVine had 30 points and seven rebounds and the United States team beat the World team 157-154 in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night to kick off the NBA's All-Star weekend.
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Foligno, Kane score twice in Sabres' 6-4 win over Canadiens

Calgary Herald - ‎10 minutes 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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Why Jake Gardiner should be a part of the Maple Leafs rebuild

Sportsnet.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
NHL insider Chris Johnston discusses how trustworthy Jake Gardiner has become under Mike Babcock, saying through his eyes, the young defenceman is making a major difference for the Maple Leafs.
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Raptors DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry cherish chance to suit up together in NBA All-Star Game

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan sat some 20 feet apart in the ballroom of a downtown hotel Friday afternoon, each holding court with dozens of reporters.
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Nurse's son leads India in LIGO project

Times of India - ‎4 hours ago‎
AHMEDABAD: His mother was working as a staff-nurse in a government hospital of Dhanbad in undivided Bihar, while his father used to do office work in West Bengal Electricity Company.
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Giant, flightless birds wandered Canadian Arctic 50 million years ago

CBC.ca - ‎7 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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Air Pollution Claims 5.5 Million Lives a Year, Making It the Fourth-Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

Newsweek - ‎5 hours ago‎
You probably don't think of air pollution as a factor that affects how long you will live. It's actually the fourth greatest risk of death, though, right after high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking.
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Birds may be causing wildfires to spread. Here's why

The Weather Network - ‎9 hours ago‎
Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:03 PM - It turns out humans aren't the only ones who spread wildfires. Researchers have compiled a study of reports suggesting certain birds of prey in Australia are picking up smoldering sticks from brush fires and ...
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Zika virus cause for concern, PEI chief public health officer warns

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
The uncertainty surrounding the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects, is cause for concern says Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.
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New study reveals the secrets of the 'mindlessly slim'

CTV News - ‎14 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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Barrette inaugurates dialysis unit at Lachine Hospital

Montreal Gazette - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dialysis patient Jose Pimentel, right, gets treatment while speaking with a nurse, Rodica Teleman, in the new dialysis centre at Lachine Hospital on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
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Allow people to opt for assisted death, while still cognitively competent, group says

CBC.ca - ‎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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