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IE zero-day exploit being used in widespread attacks
The number of attacks exploiting a yet-to-be-patched vulnerability in Internet Explorer has increased dramatically over the past few days, indicating the exploit is no longer used just in targeted attacks against particular groups of people.
Putin puts troops in western Russia on alert
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered an urgent drill to test the combat readiness of the armed forces across western Russia on Wednesday, flexing Moscow's military muscle amid tension with
Pollution hides Beijing skyline; statues get masks
The smog is so bad even the statues wear masks. Or at least they do in pictures of a campus stunt that circulated online Tuesday as parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution.
Acidic ocean deadly for Vancouver Island scallop industry
The deteriorating health of B.C.'s oceans is impacting not only the province's marine life, but also its economy. Millions of shellfish are dying off before they can be harvested at Island Scallops, near Parksville, B.C., due to increased acidity levels i
Prospectors Say Drought Has Created California's 2nd Gold Rush
Prospectors in Southern California are heading to the hills, saying the severe drought has exposed gold that has never been touched by human hands. As water levels continue to drop more nooks and crannies are easier for these gold hunters to access. News,
Half of Quebec non-francophones consider leaving
The economy, political uncertainty, taxes and jobs are all reasons why 51 per cent of English-speakers said they had considered moving out of the province, a new EKOS poll commissioned by the CBC suggests.
Ex-Liberal senators' expenses missing key details
A CBC examination of federal Liberal Party documents released Monday reveals that key details are still missing, eight months after the party announced it would make its travel expenses transparent, as it began a release of travel claims by senators who w
Apple security flaw: what you need to know
Apple has released a mobile operating system update to fix a critical security flaw, but many users could still be vulnerable to hackers attempting to intercept internet communications.
Hagel to call for shrinking Army to pre-WWII size
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to call Monday for shrinking the U.S. Army to its smallest size since 1940, among other cuts, drawing criticism that the drastic changes will hurt U.S. security.
Alice Herz-Sommer, oldest-known Holocaust survivor, dies
Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, dies at age 110. The accomplished pianist's death comes just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to music is up for an Oscar.
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