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Christine Allen, who poisoned 4 children, gets 6-year sentence
Christine Allen, the Kitchener, Ont., woman accused of poisoning eight children and an adult, has been sentenced to six years in prison, including time already served, after pleading guilty to four counts of administering a noxious substance with intent t
Turkey’s new prison plans alarm homosexuals
Turkish homosexual rights groups expressed alarm at a government-led project to build prisons only for criminals who declare themselves as homosexuals, saying it would lead to more discrimination in the country.
NYPD Muslim surveillance program shut down
Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applaud the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats.
$57B spent on drugs, dental and insurance out of pocket in 2010
Canadians' out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs, dental care and insurance premiums rose over a 12-year period for all families, especially people with lower incomes who may have reduced their use of health-care services, a new report suggests.
Increased CO2 levels make fish unafraid of predators
SYDNEY, April 15 (RTRS) - Fish on a remote coral reef in the South Pacific have altered their behaviour, as acidification of the ocean changes their natural habits, making them attracted to the smell of their predators and unafraid of approaching them.
South Korean ferry sinking leaves 4 dead, almost 300 missing
A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, has sunk off South Korea's southern coast, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At l
Air Pollution Intensifies Pacific Storms
Pollution from China's coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter storms over the northwest Pacific Ocean and changing North America's weather, a new study finds. Northwest Pacific winter storms are now 10 percent stronger than they were 30 years ago,
Calgary stabbings: 4 male youths, 1 female dead
A suspect is in custody after five young people — four males and one female in their teens to 20s — died following early-morning stabbings in northwest Calgary. Neighbours say the young people had been celebrating the last day of university classes.
AC/DC to split: report
AC/DC may be announcing their retirement as soon as Tuesday, according to media reports. The famous rock band, which formed in 1973, is one of the most popular and highest-grossing bands of all time.
Birmingham UK probes Muslim takeover of schools 'plot'
From Yahoo News: Birmingham launched a probe Monday into an alleged hardline Muslim plot to take control of schools. The city council said it had appointed a chief adviser to examine at least 200 complaints as the investigation widened to 25 schools from
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