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Farmers looking beyond honey bees for pollination

39 min 22 sec ago
P.E.I. is a leader when it comes to enhancing the environment to attract wild bee pollinators, says a researcher from the University of Maine. Frank Drummond, a professor of pollination from the University of Maine, was one of a group of researchers at a workshop this week sponsored by Dalhousie University. The Montague, P.E.I., workshop was focused on pollinating crops in the light of a global crisis in honey bee populations.
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ECB to flesh out asset-purchase plan it hopes will buoy euro zone

50 min 35 sec ago

By Gavin Jones NAPLES Italy (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will present details on Thursday of a new asset-buying plan with which it hopes to revive the flagging euro zone economy and see off the specter of deflation. The ECB plans to buy asset-backed securities (ABS) - packages of reparcelled loans - with a view to spurring the market for such credit and supporting lending to the small- and mid-sized firms that form the backbone of the euro zone economy. ...

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US security firm reports 'malicious, fake' smartphone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters

1 hour 20 sec ago

HONG KONG - The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said.

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Toyota keeps European sales target despite Russian market slump

1 hour 6 min ago

By Agnieszka Flak and Laurence Frost PARIS (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp expects to ride out the worst effects of the slump in Russia's car market, a senior executive said at the Paris auto show, and is sticking to its target of increasing sales to a million vehicles in Europe next year. Though Russia's car sales this year could drop to their lowest level since the financial crisis as Western sanctions over Ukraine weaken the economy further, Toyota says its focus on higher-end vehicles will help to keep its Russian numbers steady this year. "There is a lot of uncertainty in Russia ... ...

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Doubts undermine stocks as ECB faces 1 trillion euro question

1 hour 22 min ago

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were knocked hard on Thursday after global manufacturing data and an Ebola health scare in the United States spooked markets, sending investors scurrying to the safety of U.S. bonds, the yen and gold. European markets were sucked into the storm before the European Central Bank's monthly policy meeting where pressure is intensifying on it to launch an aggressive government bond purchase programme. ...

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Christine Jessop's family still hoping for justice, 30 years later

1 hour 23 min ago

Three decades later, Janet Jessop has vivid memories of the day her nine-year-old daughter Christine vanished. Friday will mark 30 years since Christine Jessop was abducted after arriving home alone from school in Queensville, Ont., north of Toronto. No doubt about that," Janet Jessop said, when reflecting about her only daughter.

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#CBCStreetTalk is headed to Innes, Ward 2

1 hour 24 min ago
From Sept. 22 to Oct. 23, CBC Ottawa will visit the 23 electoral wards in the city of Ottawa to get the inside track on the issues people are talking about on the eve of the upcoming municipal election. Innes Ward is located in Ottawa's east end, and includes the Blackburn Hamlet community, neighbourhoods of Orleans Village, and parts of Notre Dame Des Champs, formerly in the city of Gloucester. Blackburn Hamlet is the probably the best known area in Innes ward.
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Carleton Mushroom Farms in Osgoode could face closure

1 hour 24 min ago

Fernando Medeiros said his father opened the farm in 1984. Roadblocks to switch to cost-saving natural gas "Now we're constantly trying to find ways of saving money and natural gas would be a large part of that."

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Province suspends anti-homophobia ads

1 hour 24 min ago
The province is also putting a gender equality campaign on the back burner that would have cost $500,000. "This year, we're in a situation where the budget asks us to limit the publicity and different expenses within the department," said StéphanieVallée, Quebec's Minister of Justice, who is also responsible for the province's anti-homophobia strategy. Public awareness is the number one priority in the government's action plan to fight homophobia, a strategy launched in 2011.
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Tropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast

1 hour 28 min ago
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Simon has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast.
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Hong Kong police warn protesters not to charge, surround government buildings

1 hour 40 min ago

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police have warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to charge or surround government buildings.

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A farewell to clothes? Union says Irish soldiers need more uniforms, scrounge from comrades

1 hour 52 min ago
DUBLIN - Legend has it that Celtic warriors once charged into battle naked. Things aren't that bad in the modern Irish army, but its union chief says soldiers must wage a daily battle for uniforms.
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Today on the Hill: Activists call on MPs to reject assisted suicide

1 hour 53 min ago
OTTAWA - The debate over assisted suicide heads back into the spotlight today with an impassioned plea against allowing people to help others kill themselves.
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Renault aims to reclaim lost ground with minivan turned SUV

3 hours 56 min ago

By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) - The minivan is dead, long live the SUVan. Renault has revamped the elderly Espace people carrier as a crossover sport utility vehicle as it seeks to relive the marque's past glories. Illustrating a market shift to more rugged-looking vehicles, the fifth Espace - smaller than its predecessors but still gargantuan by European standards - made its debut at the Paris auto show on Thursday, 30 years after the first model was unleashed on European consumers who hadn't yet realized they wanted one. ...

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Florida man convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing teenager after argument over loud music

4 hours 10 min ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud "thug" music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder.
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As PIMCO bleeds assets, Gross shows risk of star culture

4 hours 17 min ago

By Simon Jessop and Nishant Kumar LONDON (Reuters) - Bill Gross' exit from Pimco has seen billions of dollars leave the fund group and even more value wiped off the share price of its parent company, offering a warning both to firms who rely on star managers and the investors who chase them. Gross's flagship Pimco Total Return Fund lost money every month from May last year, totaling nearly $70 billion by the end of August, Lipper data shows. More money has left since he was escorted to the door of the firm he co-founded in 1971. ...

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Australia lifts Ebola donation to $16 million but won't send personnel for fear of infection

4 hours 21 min ago
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia more than doubled its donation to the fight against Ebola in West Africa to 18 million Australian dollars ($16 million) on Thursday, but resisted demands to send personnel.
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Alberta police seize $10 million in drugs during massive steroid bust

4 hours 45 min ago
EDMONTON - The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says it has made a massive steroid bust in Edmonton.
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Hong Kong protests cause short-term pain, longer-term risks for role as business hub

4 hours 54 min ago

HONG KONG - Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China.

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Man who brought Ebola to US told nurse he just arrived from Africa, but was still sent home

4 hours 55 min ago

DALLAS - A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware.

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