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Fort McMurray evacuated as wildfire destroys homes, threatens downtown

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
A huge wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., raged through neighbourhoods Tuesday afternoon, threatening the downtown core. The entire city of 60,000 has been ordered evacuated.
'Huge parts … may burn tonight, and more of it may burn tomorrow'; Albertans flee a city in flames
Canadian wildfire forces evacuation order for entire city
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Ted Cruz drops out Republican race after Donald Trump wins Indiana primary

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November ...
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Uber still alive in Toronto as council approves compromise deal to regulate ridesharing services

National Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
City Council voted Tuesday to regulate ridesharing services in Toronto, ending a heated battle that pitched consumer choice against established industry, and ensuring companies like Uber will continue to operate in the city.
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Reporting truth is not a crime: John Kerry on press freedom

Economic Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON: Asserting that reporting the truth is not a crime, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said a country without a free and independent press has nothing to teach and cannot fulfil its potential.
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Dozens of fraudsters and suspected criminals became Canadian citizens, watchdog says in damning report

National Post - ‎17 hours ago‎
Immigration Minister John McCallum says the government will investigate dozens of new Canadians that the federal auditor general found may have obtained their citizenship through fraud, and pass new laws to catch such cheats in the future.
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Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats try to revive truce

Reuters Canada - ‎9 hours ago‎
BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unraveling ceasefire and ...
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Miracle in the rubble

Times LIVE - ‎2 hours ago‎
Four days after a six-storey building collapsed, killing at least 23 people, Kenyan rescuers pulled a seven-month-old girl, Delarine Saisi, from the rubble.
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Powerball reaches $348M ahead of Wednesday night's drawing

USA TODAY - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Lotto buyers have a shot to win $348 million Wednesday night, the second highest jackpot in the past year. Wednesday's Powerball drawing doesn't come close to the record $1.586 billion jackpot in January, but it's grown steadily over the last 17 ...
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Australia to hold general elections in July

IANS - ‎2 hours ago‎
Canberra, May 4 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday confirmed that the general elections will be held on July 2, hours after the conservative coalition government presented its new budget.
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Man killed in Chilliwack stabbing on Yale Road

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
​RCMP say a man died Tuesday following a stabbing in Chilliwack. Police were called to the 46000 block of Yale Road after receiving a report of a stabbing at approximately 3:30 p.m, police said in a statement.
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Police release sketch of suspect in attack on Surrey real estate agent

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
Police have released a sketch of the suspect they believe attacked a real estate agent during an open house in North Surrey last weekend.
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BC doing poor job monitoring mining industry, audit finds

The Globe and Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
The B.C. government's management of the mining industry is failing to protect the environment against significant risk, Auditor-General Carol Bellringer has concluded after a two-year investigation that found a regulatory regime defined by too few ...
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TransLink CEO talks funding, tapping in and value for money

CBC.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
When Stephen Quinn interviews guests on On The Coast, they usually come to his home turf: the CBC Vancouver studio. But recently, Quinn interviewed TransLink's new CEO Kevin Desmond on his home turf: the 99 B-Line bus during the morning rush.
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Tax-avoidance schemes becoming taboo, finance committee hears

The Globe and Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Complex tax schemes designed to shift money overseas are going the way of smoking in restaurants in terms of social and legal acceptance, an accounting firm executive has told MPs studying tax evasion and avoidance.
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Ad Blocker Integrated Across Opera's Mobile and Computer Browser - New Technology Significantly Increases ...

Montreal Gazette - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Some 60 million people use Opera for computers, while almost 120 million people use Opera Mini for Android every month. These users no longer need to install an ad-blocking extension or download an app, to experience faster browsing.
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Google acquires Synergyse, startup founded by Indian-origin entrepreneur Varun Malhotra

Firstpost - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google has acquired a business technology startup founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur as part of its plans to scale training offerings for Google Apps to its customers and customers' users.
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There will be a lot of sex in driverless cars, says expert

Cantech Letter - ‎10 hours ago‎
sex Canadians should get ready to have a lot more sex in their cars, or rather, to once again have sex in their cars (do we truly enjoy romping inside these contortionist contraptions?
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BlackBerry Commits To Hardware, And Past Mistakes

Seeking Alpha - ‎14 hours ago‎
Market weakness and heavy discounts of the Priv give further clues on the current performance of BlackBerry smartphones. CEO reiterates commitment to hardware, gives launch windows for mid-range Android handsets, and says device business "very ...
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Justin Bieber sued for smashing cellphone

Toronto Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
Justin Bieber is in legal hot water again after allegedly smashing a Houston, Texas man's cellphone to pieces at a club. The Baby singer spotted Robert Earl Morgan taking cellphone photos at Cle nightclub last month and reportedly grabbed the device.
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Toronto-based Suzy Lake wins Scotiabank Photography Award

The Globe and Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
Toronto-based Suzy Lake has won the sixth annual Scotiabank Photography Award, its $50,000 purse one of the richest in Canada for a professional photographer.
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Radiohead scrubs online presence, debuts new video, stokes anticipation for new album

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
Radiohead, the British rock troupe known for being innovative, pioneering and subversive, has fuelled worldwide anticipation for a potential new album by partially "erasing" its online identity just before debuting an eerie new music video.
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Drouin sticks it to Islanders in wild win for Lightning

Toronto Sun - ‎3 hours ago‎
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - For the better part of three days, you could sense that hard-nosed Islanders coach Jack Capuano wanted his team to land a knockout punch to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Predators' big guns step up in Game 3 win over Sharks

Toronto Sun - ‎3 hours ago‎
NASHVILLE - The difference between falling behind 3-0 in a series and closing it to 2-1 is like the difference between getting a jolt of energy and a taking a trip to the electric chair.
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Inuit applaud US decision not to push polar bear trade restrictions

CBC.ca - ‎22 hours ago‎
Nunavut and Nunavik organizations say the United States's decision to back off this year from actively pushing tougher restrictions on the trade of polar bears is good news for Inuit.
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Trump Praises NASA, But Dodges Funding Questions in Aerospace America Q&A

SpacePolicyOnline.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump thinks NASA is one of the most important government agencies and wants it to stretch the envelope of space exploration, but is not willing to commit to any funding level.
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Stars Above: Meteor shower caused by Halley's comet can be seen May 4

Montreal Gazette - ‎9 hours ago‎
While sky views of Mars won't compare with views like this from visiting spacecrafts, skywatchers will get their best chance to see the Red Planet this month.
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Male spider gives oral 100 times during sex

NEWS.com.au - ‎3 hours ago‎
IT'S not often we think of spiders as superior to humans, but one particular species puts us males to shame. The Madagascan Darwin's bark spider is not only known for its extreme web sizes and producing the world's toughest biomaterial, but it is a ...
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Whooping cough outbreak at Calgary Waldorf School prompts reminder to vaccinate kids

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
Health officials are reminding parents that vaccinations help prevent the spread of contagious diseases after a whooping cough outbreak at Calgary Waldorf School.
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Injuries among Nova Scotia nursing home workers caused by residents rising: board

CTV News - ‎11 hours ago‎
HALIFAX -- A spike last year in the number of nursing home workers seriously injured due to violence from residents is a disturbing trend that shows the urgent need for a change in workplace culture, says the chief executive of the Nova Scotia Worker's ...
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Arson at Montreal clinic concerns trans people awaiting surgery

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
Some in the transgender community are worried a suspicious fire at a Montreal clinic will add delays to an already lengthy process to get gender reassignment surgery.
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