Recent World Headlines
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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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.
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
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.
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.
Recent Business Headlines
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.
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.
Recent Entertainment Headlines
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.
Recent Health Headlines
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.