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"Lawful intercept" Pegasus spyware found deployed in 45 countries
At least ten operators of Pegasus spyware have deployed the malware outside their country's bordernew Citizen Lab report finds.
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'There is a growing frustration': Top Republican slams Canada's NAFTA negotiating tactics
The third most senior Republican in Congress fired a shot across the bow of the government in Ottawa Tuesday urging Canadian negotiators to drop some of their hardball negotiating tactics or risk being left out of a new NAFTA entirely.
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CommentStrange | 4:41 PM on Thursday
Chavay Williams, 30, was fired from Playtime Preschool in Columbus for urging 21 kids, aged three and four, to fight each other on the playground and then sharing a video on Snapchat.
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CommentProvincial Politics | 4:35 PM on Thursday
Months after cancelling hundreds of renewable energy contracts, the Ontario government introduced legislation Thursday to scrap a law that aimed to bolster the province's green energy industry.
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CommentLaw & Order | 10:17 AM on Thursday
At least three people were killed after a woman opened fire at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland on Thursday morning, law enforcement officials said.
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CommentReligion | 9:51 AM on Thursday
Rev. Paul Kalchik – a priest at the Resurrection Parish Church in Chicago – announced he would burn a rainbow pride flag that was once prominently displayed there.
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CommentProvincial Politics | 9:49 AM on Thursday
Some rich foreigners seeking Canadian residency under a special Quebec program for wealthy investors couldn't point to the province on a map while others submitted fake documents or disguised their assets — yet many of them were still accepted for immigra
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CommentEnvironmental | 7:01 AM on Thursday
The evidence is disparate. But scientists' worries are very real.
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CommentHealth | 6:39 AM on Thursday
AHLOT is offering $50 per hour to five cannabis enthusiasts to sample various strains of marijuana
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CommentBusiness | 6:38 AM on Thursday
A steady stream of top-class technology graduates and a tax credit aimed at the industry have led a British video game startup to establish its first Canadian office in Edmonton.
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CommentMisc World | 9:54 PM on Wednesday
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz says she fears for those facing Hurricane Florence because Trump hasn't learned any lessons from the devastating disaster in Puerto Rico.
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CommentEnvironmental | 9:11 PM on Wednesday
Ghost nets kill millions of sea creatures worldwide and this B.C. example on the Fraser River highlights a largely unseen global problem. Roughly 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is estimated lost or dumped into the world's oceans each year.
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CommentProvincial Politics | 5:12 PM on Wednesday
A 25-ward city council election will be held on Oct. 22, Ontario's highest court ruled Wednesday.The Ontario Court of Appeal granted the province a stay of Justice Edward Belobaba's ruling that declared Bill 5 as unconstitutional last week, meaning the ci
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CommentMisc CDN | 12:48 PM on Wednesday
All restrictions on fires or forest use are being lifted in two of British Columbia's six fire centres for the first time since early summer.
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CommentEnvironmental | 12:44 PM on Wednesday
Deadly effluent from a cement plant is believed to have killed off salmon fry, crayfish and trout in the Nicomekl River. The Nicomekl River originates in Langley and flows west to Crescent Beach in South Surrey where it drains into Mud Bay.​
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CommentEnvironmental | 12:39 PM on Wednesday
A treaty to keep the fragile salmon species afloat calls for a 12.5 per cent harvest reduction in B.C. and lesser cuts in the U.S. The treaty covers pink, coho, sockeye, chum and chinook salmon and spans a territory from Cape Falcon, Ore., in the south to
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CommentStrange | 7:25 AM on Wednesday
A large area of land by a lagoon in western Greece is covered by a giant spider-web.
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CommentHealth | 2:33 PM on Tuesday
Fern Jackson, 22, is furious after she was served a meat hot dog at an IKEA in Devon. The lifelong vegetarian says she has never eaten meat in her life and became ill with stomach cramps.
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CommentEnvironmental | 12:10 PM on Tuesday
A commercial container ship has for the first time successfully navigated the Northern Sea Route of the Arctic Ocean, a route made possible by melting sea ice caused by global warming.
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CommentMisc CDN | 11:21 AM on Tuesday
A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he's at a loss to explain why a newly built bridge collapsed just hours after opening.
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CommentTech | 9:39 AM on Tuesday
Using your face unlock your phone is convenient. But now facial recognition technology is being pitched as the future of everything, from advertising to law enforcement. Here's why that might make you uncomfortable.
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CommentBusiness | 9:18 AM on Tuesday
China on Tuesday announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy.
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CommentBusiness | 8:05 AM on Tuesday
A&W is the latest meat-focused company that sees growing opportunities in plants as some consumers turn away from traditional protein
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CommentBusiness | 7:02 AM on Tuesday
Mangkhut has weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moves deeper into southern China, leaving death and destruction from the Philippines to Hong Kong.
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CommentBusiness | 7:00 AM on Tuesday
16% of publicly traded firms more than 10 years old don’t make enough revenue to cover the interest on their debt
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CommentMisc World | 6:56 AM on Tuesday
A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was brought down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean, killing all 15 people aboard, the Russian Defence Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel for the crash, while the IDF held the Assad regime responsible.
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CommentPolitical | 3:40 PM on Monday
Ontario MP Leona Alleslev is crossing the floor from the Liberals to join the Conservative party caucus — the first such loss for the governing party since the last election.
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CommentLaw & Order | 1:56 PM on Monday
Three people in Alberta have pleaded guilty after being charged in a bizarre naked kidnapping case that may have involved hallucinogenic tea.
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CommentLaw & Order | 5:20 AM on Monday
RCMP in North Battleford, Sask., have issued an Amber Alert for six-year-old Emma O'Keeffe, who is described as having brown, chin-length hair and was last seen wearing a navy-blue, long-sleeve T-shirt, black jeans, pink socks and no shoes.
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CommentEnvironmental | 1:56 AM on Monday
An estimated 40 million to 50 million goldfish inhabit the waters of Lake Ontario, threatening native species.
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CommentStrange | 1:44 AM on Monday
A New York woman admitted she fabricated her story to police claiming a group of teens shouted “Trump 2016” at her and left the note “Go Home” after slashing her tires, police said.
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CommentLifestyle | 2:47 PM on Sunday
A bride-to-be, thought to be from the US, has issued a fuming rant to her friends on Facebook, after they refused to cough up $3,000 for her destination wedding.