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Hometown of young victims of SKorean ferry wreck opens memorial, steels for 1st day of school

1 hour 51 min ago

ANSAN, South Korea - The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. A big screen on the left of the altar showed pictures of students, one face after another, all in school uniforms, while another screen on the right showed a stream of text messages from the public expressing condolences.


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Firefighters injured battling Mississauga industrial warehouse blaze

2 hours 41 min ago

Four firefighters have been injured and one of them is in critical condition after fighting a three-alarm fire at an industrial storage warehouse in Mississauga, Ont., early this morning.


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Saskatoon resident tarps over 'unsightly' public art

2 hours 41 min ago
A Saskatoon man covered a piece of public art with a tarp, calling the compressed recycling bales "unsightly" and offensive to the neighbourhood.
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3% tuition hike at University of Windsor approved, protested

2 hours 48 min ago

University of Windsor students crammed into the school's board of governors meeting Tuesday to protest increasing tuition fees.


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Gas prices may set New Brunswick record

2 hours 48 min ago
New Brunswick drivers could be paying the highest gasoline prices since the introduction of gas regulation in 2006 after the Energy and Utilities Board resets its pump prices on Thursday.
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Stomach surgery offers obese woman chance at life's wish list

2 hours 51 min ago

A Saskatchewan woman is revisiting a list of life goals after undergoing surgery recently to reduce the size of her stomach in hopes of shedding pounds.


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Bow River remains hazardous, Calgary firefighters warn

2 hours 52 min ago

Calgary officials are once again warning people about dangers in and around the Bow River.


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Luce Lavertu killed in Orleans, son in police custody

2 hours 54 min ago

The son of a 49-year-old woman who died after she was found in her Orleans home with her throat slashed is in police custody, CBC News has learned.


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'Fairies' billboard backfires for St. John's opera company

2 hours 55 min ago

The St. John's-based production company Opera on the Avalon is apologizing for an outdoor billboard that struck some people as homophobic.


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Global share rally peters out, euro lifted by PMI boost

3 hours 28 min ago

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - European shares edged down on Wednesday after three days of gains as signs of a still stuttering Chinese economy and rising worries about Ukraine offset a reassuring set of European economic numbers. U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat start for Wall Street on what will be another heavy day of company earnings as well as U.S. PMI readings.. Data compiler Markit's equivalent readings for Europe, seen as good indicators of future growth, showed that while France's economy was still lagging, Germany continued to power the euro zone's recovery.


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Goldman loses four Asia prime brokerage execs to rivals- sources

3 hours 35 min ago

By Nishant Kumar HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least four mid-level executives are leaving Goldman Sachs Group's Asia prime brokerage unit to join rival banks, people familiar with the matter said, just as the regional hedge fund industry is starting to pick up. The Goldman unit was biggest firm serving Asia's $159 billion hedge funds industry last year, according to tracker AsiaHedge. The sources said that Jason Berry, who had moved to Goldman in Hong Kong in 2007 and was part of the hedge fund consulting group, is moving to London to join Bank of America Corp .


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Chinese factories stalling as euro zone business picks up

3 hours 37 min ago

By Jonathan Cable and Kevin Yao LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April but private businesses across the euro zone enjoyed their best month in nearly three years, surveys showed on Wednesday. Within the euro zone, Germany - Europe's largest economy - saw activity accelerate whereas in France, the bloc's second biggest, momentum waned. "Given the problems the euro zone faces, to get even a modest rate of positive growth this year is a good sign. But there is an increasing concern that two of the larger economies - Italy and France - are struggling to gain any traction," said Peter Dixon at Commerzbank.


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Blueberry health benefits being studied by UPEI

4 hours 54 sec ago
Researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island are studying the effects of blueberries on the health of Islanders.
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Cruise ship protests feared as Sydney port hires non-union

4 hours 11 min ago

Municipal councillors in the Cape Breton region are unhappy the Sydney Ports Corporation will hire non-union workers to tie up cruise ships at the marine terminal, work that had been done by unionized stevedores.


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Euro zone private sector on strong footing but still slashing prices: PMIs

4 hours 20 min ago

We are looking at 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter GDP growth if we continue to see this level," said Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit. Inflation fell to just 0.5 percent in March, its sixth straight month in what European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has called a "danger zone" below 1 percent and keeping pressure on the ECB to intervene. However, Markit's flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, which is widely regarded as a good gauge of growth, suggested the economic support, at least, may not be necessary.


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Material on Australian shore being examined in Malaysian jet search

4 hours 24 min ago
PERTH, Australia - Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane. The search co-ordinationcentre said Wednesday evening that police secured the material that washed ashore 10 kilometres east of Augusta in Western Australia. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is examining photographs to assess whether further investigation is needed and if the material is relevant to Flight MH370.
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Hong Kong compromises with Philippines over apology for tourist deaths

4 hours 34 min ago
HONG KONG - Hong Kong and the Philippines have reached a compromise over Hong Kong's demand for an apology for the deaths of eight tourists in a bungled rescue attempt during a 2010 hostage-taking in Manila that soured relations. The Philippine government has previously said it would not apologize. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday to discuss the issue.
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Cairo bombing kills senior Egyptian police officer, another dies in raid in northern city

4 hours 34 min ago
CAIRO - A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest city, officials said. The deaths came amid stepped-up attacks against Egyptian police and military as militant groups wage an increasingly violent campaign following the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. In the Cairo attack, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Zaki was heading to work from his home in the 6th of October suburb when the bomb detonated under his car, wounding him critically. He later died in the hospital, security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
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Obama says US-Japan security treaty applies to islands claimed by China

4 hours 37 min ago
TOKYO - President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the centre of a territorial dispute between China and Japan. "The policy of the United States is clear," he said in a written response to questions published in Japan's Yomiuri newspaper before his arrival in Tokyo at the start of a four-country Asia tour. "The Senkaku islands are administered by Japan" and therefore fall under the U.S.-Japan treaty, he wrote. "And we oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan's administration of these islands."
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Travel insurance and extreme sports: How Canadians can protect themselves

4 hours 45 min ago
High-risk holiday activities can end up being the furthest thing from a cheap thrill, especially when insurers dismiss a claim following a costly injury.
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