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U.S. conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit
At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military rol
Baby born on flight diverted to Gander, N.L.
In what may be a first for a central Newfoundland airport, a mother and newborn baby appear to be healthy in a Gander hospital after the child was born mid-flight in Canadian airspace.
Russia's Nenets celebrate Reindeer Herders' Day
For the indigenous nomadic Nenets people, Reindeer Herders' Day offers a chance to show their prowess in wrestling, high jumps and other traditional local sports, but, above all, in reindeer races.
US Threatened Germany Over Snowden, Vice Chancellor Says
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (above) said this week in Homburg that the U.S. government threatened to cease sharing intelligence with Germany if Berlin offered asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden or otherwise arranged for him to travel to
Eclipse junkies head for the Arctic
Die-hard eclipse junkies from around the world are expected to brave polar bears and frostbite in the Arctic on Friday to savour three minutes of total darkness when the moon totally blocks the sun.
'Gramma Rose' cheered worldwide at 107
A Vaughan, Ont., woman is celebrating her 107th birthday on Thursday. It's a milestone that has seen her receive well-wishes from people around the globe.
Russian troops practise Arctic manoeuvres in war games
The Russian military has proven its capability to quickly deploy large forces to far-flung areas during massive war games that have spread from the nation's western border to the Pacific, the defence minister said Wednesday.
Northern lights to dazzle in skies across Canada
Skywatchers across Canada could be treated to a dazzling light show tonight and tomorrow night, owing to a pair of solar belches that cast a cloud of magnetized gas into space, triggering a strong geomagnetic storm.
Prince Harry to leave army in June
Royal officials said Tuesday that Prince Harry will leave the armed forces in June after 10 years of service that included two tours of duty in Afghanistan.
The Anthropocene: Was 1610 the start of the Age of Man'
A group of scientists is suggesting the year 1610 as the beginning of what has become known as the Age of Humans, a new epoch in the Earth’s history in which the dominant agent of change is humanity, writes Bob McDonald.
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