Recent World Headlines

31.01.2015

No mention of knife, ransom and blood: Japan media self-censor amid hostage crisis

TOKYO - Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, cancelling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.

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31.01.2015

Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in war-torn Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine - Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed.

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30.01.2015

Australian paper mocked for calling 'The Thorn Birds' author plain and overweight in obituary

SYDNEY - Australia's largest newspaper is facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight.

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Recent National Headlines

31.01.2015

No winning tickets for Friday night's $30 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO - No winning tickets were sold for Friday night's $30 million Lotto Max jackpot.

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30.01.2015

Woman and child pulled from Vancouver Island river, conditions unknown

VICTORIA - A woman and a child who were pulled from a Vancouver Island river have been transported to hospital in critical condition.

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Recent Business Headlines

30.01.2015

Inadequate design blamed for failure of B.C.'s Mount Polley tailings dam: report

VICTORIA - The construction of a mine tailings pond on top of a sloped glacial lake at British Columbia's Mount Polley mine weakened the foundation of the dam and was akin to loading a gun and then pulling the trigger, a report on the disaster concluded.

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30.01.2015

Canadian dollar slides as economic growth grinds to a halt in November

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar hit fresh, multi-year lows Friday as November's economic data came in worse than expected.

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Recent Entertainment Headlines

31.01.2015

Snoop Dogg predicts 1 of his youth league players will be a Super Bowl champ soon

PHOENIX - Super Bowl weekend isn't just about the championship game for Snoop Dogg — it's also a reminder that the next generation of NFL greats need to develop.

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Recent Health Headlines

30.01.2015

Public sector workers' right to strike protected by Constitution: Supreme Court

OTTAWA - A divided Supreme Court of Canada has raised the bar for Ottawa and the provinces in their dealings with public sector employees by affirming the right to strike as constitutionally protected.

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