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Death toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32

Posted April 19, 2014 by Staff

MOKPO, South Korea – South Korean coast guard officials say they’ve found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32. Coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in says the latest bodies were recovered Saturday, three … Continue Reading

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4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

Posted April 19, 2014 by Staff

PARIS – France’s presidential palace says four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released. President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement he feels “immense relief” after learning Saturday of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier … Continue Reading

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Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

Posted April 19, 2014 by Staff

MOKPO, South Korea – A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin told reporters that the 25-year-old … Continue Reading

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Clinton sought Republican support for health care

Posted April 18, 2014 by Ken Thomas

WASHINGTON – President Bill Clinton’s advisers estimated early in his term that his health care reform law would require a delicate balance of Democratic and Republican support, according to documents that contrast Clinton’s doomed effort with President Barack Obama’s successful … Continue Reading

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12 Nepalese guides killed, 4 missing as avalanche sweeps Mount Everest

Posted April 18, 2014 by Postmedia News

By Associated Press, Postmedia News KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several […]

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Australia

Gallery: Stunning photos of Duchess Kate on Australian beach

Posted April 18, 2014 by Ruth Dunley

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent part of Good Friday touring Manly Beach near Sydney. And as always, Kate was the star of the show (perhaps because Prince George, who was with his nanny, is the only capable of […]

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Duchess Kate races to the rescue (in heels) on Sydney tour

Posted April 18, 2014 by Postmedia News

RUNNING in slow-motion along a golden beach, the Duchess of Cambridge appeared to emulate one of the famous scenes from Baywatch as she visited an Australian life-saving club yesterday. Wearing 4-inch-high wedges, despite the sand, the Duchess’s elegant performance clearly […]

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‘Unstuffy’ Duke and Duchess of Cambridge melt hearts with their true love

Posted April 18, 2014 by Postmedia News

It was the most fleeting of moments, but it said everything about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship and the reason their tour of Australasia has been such a success. Arriving at Sydney Opera House on Wednesday for their […]

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Diseases

New SARS? MERS case jump raises alarm

Posted April 18, 2014 by Helen Branswell

TORONTO – It’s beginning to feel like SARS revisited. For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the recent rapid rise in human infections in several Middle Eastern countries caused by a … Continue Reading

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From on high: creative pastors blend Easter Sunday, 4/20

Posted April 18, 2014 by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Social media in the U.S. has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated […]

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Animals

California exotic pet breeder ordered to pay restitution over dead, dying reptiles

Posted April 18, 2014 by Staff

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution. Mitchell Steven Behm, 55, of … Continue Reading

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake rattles Mexican capital

Posted April 18, 2014 by Associated Press

ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey […]

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Photos: The world observes Good Friday

Posted April 18, 2014 by Postmedia News

Images of Good Friday celebrations from across the globe.

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Man allegedly smothered baby so he could play video games

Posted April 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Man accused of smothering infant son

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Connecticut grandmother who killed two grandsons left vengeful note

Posted April 18, 2014 by Anonymous

HARTFORD, Conn. – A Connecticut woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys’ parents saying they did not deserve to have the children. The letter described in a … Continue Reading

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Photos April 18: Top images from around the world

Posted April 18, 2014 by Postmedia News

Captivating photos from across the globe.  

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Algeria’s ailing president, 77, wins 4th term

Posted April 18, 2014 by Anonymous

ALGIERS, Algeria – President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 per cent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian government. His chief opponent, Ali Benflis, who garnered only 12 … Continue Reading

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A cautionary tale on electoral reform

Posted April 18, 2014 by Colby Cosh

Colby Cosh on gaming the system from the fringes

The post A cautionary tale on electoral reform appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Do you think Canada should intervene in Eastern Europe?

Posted April 17, 2014 by rabble staff

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday that Canada has agreed to send six CF-18s to assist NATO in operations in Eastern Europe. Of the decision Harper said, “This is in response to the situation that’s developing there, and frankly, more gen…

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‘They only know how to do things through chaos’: Carlotta Gall

Posted April 17, 2014 by Michael Petrou

Author Carlotta Gall on Pakistan’s meddling in Afghanistan, and why the West has been fighting the wrong enemy since 9/11

The post ‘They only know how to do things through chaos’: Carlotta Gall appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Photos: Iranian woman forgives son’s condemned killer as he stands at gallows

Posted April 17, 2014 by Postmedia News

The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his […]

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Astronomy

Earth 2.0? NASA telescope discovers most Earth-like planet beyond our solar system

Posted April 17, 2014 by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and […]

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Maria Miller couldn’t stop the British presses

Posted April 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Britain’s culture minister was tasked with regulating the media. Then the media took her down.

The post Maria Miller couldn’t stop the British presses appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Putin to Snowden: ‘We don’t have the money’ for mass surveillance

Posted April 17, 2014 by Ishmael N. Daro

Vladimir Putin says Russia has neither the money nor the capabilities to carry out mass surveillance of the type revealed by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, who is currently living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the United States.

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Africa

Photos April 17: Top images from around the world

Posted April 17, 2014 by Postmedia News

The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world.

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Crime

Long-term U.S. inmate who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

Posted April 17, 2014 by Associated Press

CHICAGO — Walter Unbehaun faces sentencing Thursday for a bank robbery he committed last year because he was homesick for prison. The 74-year-old high-school dropout and part-time bathtub repairman probably isn’t the first long-term convict to find he prefers being barked […]

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Ukraine government crack down on protests backfires

Posted April 16, 2014 by rabble staff

Pro-Russia sentiment in eastern Ukraine, no doubt with chauvinist overtones, is mixed with opposition to the austerity, anti-people policies that Europe and the U.S. want to impose.

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​Ukraine government risks a whirlwind in efforts to halt protests in east of country

Posted April 15, 2014 by Roger Annis

Moves by the Ukraine government to crack down on protests against its rule in the east of the country appear to have quickly faltered and backfired. Protest actions are widening.
For several weeks, protests in eastern Ukraine have included occup…

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Moviegoer sporting Google Glass gets questioned by Ohio police

Posted January 22, 2014 by The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Federal authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of…

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Bashar al-Assad: Not so bad after all?

Posted January 22, 2014 by Michael Petrou

Fearful of what might replace him, the West appears to be warming up to the Syrian dictator

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The women in Iran we never see

Posted January 8, 2014 by Michael Petrou

Photographer captures the double lives of Tehran women

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