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Mystery barges on U.S. coasts might be Google data centres
Three barges that showed up on the east and west coasts of the U.S. this week are fuelling intense speculation, with some convinced they are floating Google data centres and others suggesting they're an elaborate gimmick to sell Google Glass eyewear.
Health spending expected to reach $211B in 2013
The growth of health care spending in Canada slowed to its lowest rate in nearly 15 years, according to a new report. Total health spending is expected to rise by 2.6 per cent this year, less than half the average growth of seven per cent per year between
Sriracha hot sauce maker sued for plant's powerful chili odour
The maker of Sriracha hot sauce is under fire for allegedly fouling the air around its Southern California factory. The city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday asking a judge to stop production at the Huy Fong Foods factory,
U.N. Confirms Polio Outbreak in Syria
GENEVA — United Nations officials confirmed an outbreak of polio among children in Syria on Tuesday, lending urgency to plans for vaccination campaigns there and in nearby countries to try to halt the spread of the disease. Health officials have intensif
The UN is forming an international asteroid defense team
Inspired by the meteor that took everyone by surprise when it exploded over Russia and informed by the recommendations of astronauts, the U.N.’s General Assembly approved plans to set up an international body to protect Earth from wayward space rocks.
Asian carp have reproduced in Great Lakes watershed
Scientists said Monday they have documented for the first time that an Asian carp species has successfully reproduced within the Great Lakes watershed, an ominous development in the struggle to slam the door on the hungry invaders that could threaten nati
Pipeline safety incident rate doubled in past decade
Pipelines regulated by the federal government — which include some of the longest lines in the country — have experienced a swell in the number of safety-related incidents over the past decade, documents obtained by CBC News suggest.
Report: US monitored 60 million calls in Spain
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish newspaper published a document Monday that it said shows the U.S. National Security Agency spied on more than 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone — the latest revelation about alleged massive U.S. spying on allies.
The Barack Obama big spender myth
A recurring theme in American politics right now is that Obama's wild, uncontrolled spending is dragging a once prosperous nation into a future of indentured servitude. The reality, Neil Macdonald writes, is much different.
Nunavut election day on Monday
The people of Nunavut will go to the polls on Monday for just the fourth time in the territory's history, to elect the 22 people who will be their next Members of the Legislative Assembly.
Lou Reed dead at 71
Lou Reed, the punk poet of rock 'n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, has died at age 71.
Thousands march in Montreal for values charter
Thousands of supporters of the proposed charter of Quebec values took to the streets of downtown Montreal in a demonstration organized by “Les Janettes,” a group founded in mid-October by the influential author, radio and TV personality, Janette Bertrand.
Patrick Brazeau says he was offered 'backroom deal'
In a dramatic moment during a Senate debate over his suspension without pay, Senator Patrick Brazeau said he was offered what he called a "backroom deal" by the government leader of the Senate Friday morning.
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