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Slavery in the UK on the the rise as gangs 'brand' their victims
Research by the UK Human Trafficking Centre estimates there were 2,744 victims last yearThey are treated ‘like cattleby modern slavery gangs who tattoo them and force them to work for a pittance.
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Watch one of the world's biggest seas disappear: Nasa releases Aral Sea images showing it drying up
This series of images from Nasa’s Terra satellite reveals the shocking change due to a Soviet plan to reroute rivers.
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CommentLaw & Order | 3:29 PM on Wednesday
Experts have not confirmed yet whether the remains found near a drainage ditch in boggy farmland northwest of Dublin belong to one of the missing IRA victims
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CommentLaw & Order | 3:28 PM on Wednesday
Watch: The 62-year-old appears to be walking away when the officer uses his stun gun, striking her in the back. She falls face-first to the ground
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CommentUncle Sam | 2:09 PM on Wednesday
Julia Pierson offered her resignation as director of the Secret Service on Wednesday, a day after she faced grilling on Capitol Hill about security breaches and her leadership. Debate about whether she should step down had been growing in recent weeks fol
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CommentBusiness | 1:18 PM on Wednesday
Marubeni Corp., a Japanese trader that with a partner bought Canada’s Grande Cache Coal Corp. for about US$1 billion three years ago, said it would dispose of the asset for a nominal US$1 to a Hong Kong mining investor. Marubeni and Winsway Enterprises
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CommentMisc World | 12:19 PM on Wednesday
Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.
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CommentMisc World | 12:17 PM on Wednesday
A Syrian official says 22 people, including 10 children, have been killed in twin explosions near a school in the central city of Homs.
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CommentMisc World | 12:14 PM on Wednesday
Efraim Zuroff, the top Nazi hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, tells Associated Press that in September he sent the German justice and interior ministries a list of 76 men and four women who served in the so-called Einsatzgruppen death sqauds.
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CommentSports | 12:04 PM on Wednesday
A farm in Lawrence County, Penn., has created a corn maze in honour of Pittsburgh Penguins great Mario Lemieux.
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CommentMisc CDN | 12:00 PM on Wednesday
Ottawa's transportation committee has approved changing the name of the recently-opened Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge to the Vimy Memorial Bridge.
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CommentHistory | 11:57 AM on Wednesday
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will announce today in the House that the Franklin expedition ship found last month in the Arctic has been identified as HMS Erebus, CBC News has learned.
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CommentBusiness | 11:18 AM on Wednesday
An Ontario coffee roaster and grinder is suing Keurig for anti-competitive behaviour, claiming it is keeping the price of single-serve coffee pods artificially high for consumers.
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CommentPolitical | 10:33 AM on Wednesday
Police officer quoted in the Jinghua Times as saying workers checked the wings, legs and anus of each pigeon ahead of time to ensure they were 'not carrying suspicious material.'
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CommentEnvironmental | 10:32 AM on Wednesday
Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.
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CommentFunny | 8:38 AM on Wednesday
Gainesville Police released Ashely Gabrielle Huff from jail this month after a lab analysis showed she was telling the truth about SpaghettiOs in her car.
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CommentBusiness | 6:53 AM on Wednesday
The premier of the Northwest Territories is in the American capital promoting an "Arctic Gateway" to carry oil through the territory to international markets.
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CommentLaw & Order | 6:53 AM on Wednesday
The RCMP has pulled its support from a handbook aimed at stopping young Canadians from being recruited by extremist groups, saying parts of the booklet have an "adversarial tone."
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CommentPolitical | 6:16 AM on Wednesday
To those who loved him most, Roderick MacIsaac was many things. He was private, quiet, caring and kind. He was a minimalist, and an observer of life who preferred books, academics and science over athletics. When his mother was diagnosed with cancer, i
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CommentSports | 6:15 AM on Wednesday
From his earliest days skiing icy moguls in his home province of Quebec, to pioneering ski film work, JP Auclair was one of the best skiers to ever emerge from Canada
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CommentEnvironmental | 5:49 AM on Wednesday
This story originally appeared in Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Gravity—yes, gravity—is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica. That’s the stunning conclusion announced Friday by the European Space Age
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CommentHistory | 2:39 AM on Wednesday
A Scottish explorer once derided for his theories on the lost Franklin expedition has at last been honoured in the storied halls of Westminster Abbey in London, England.
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CommentLaw & Order | 2:30 AM on Wednesday
A woman in northern Alberta has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for neglecting to watch her baby girl who toppled into a batch of homebrew and drowned.
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CommentMilitary | 7:20 PM on Tuesday
The Harper government says it will extend the life of its aging fleet of CF-18 fighters.
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CommentHealth | 3:44 PM on Tuesday
A man who took a commercial flight from Liberia that landed in Dallas on Sept. 20 has been found to have the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. He is the first traveler to have brought the virus to the United
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CommentMisc World | 3:34 PM on Tuesday
Canada is the fourth-best country in which to grow old, while Afghanistan is the worst, according to a new global index, which warns nations that they must work quickly to address the implications of a rapidly aging global population.
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CommentShowbiz | 3:32 PM on Tuesday
A building used in the popular sitcom 'Corner Gas' was destroyed Sunday evening by a fire.
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CommentHistory | 3:31 PM on Tuesday
The wreck of a 77-metre British-built steamship that sank off Lake Ontario's western New York shore after colliding with another vessel nearly 90 years ago has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Tuesday.
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CommentMisc CDN | 3:27 PM on Tuesday
A Griffon military helicopter clipped the antenna of a coast guard ship during an exercise off Nova Scotia, forcing it to make a precautionary landing on the front lawn of a summer home.
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CommentPolitical | 3:23 PM on Tuesday
The Conservative government is overturning an RCMP decision to replace their cold-weather muskrat fur hats with wool tuques.
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CommentLifestyle | 2:43 PM on Tuesday
Pedestrians are at the bottom of the traffic food chain, but that doesn't mean they can't cause trouble for themselves and others. We've identified seven issues pedestrians need to get sorted out
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CommentLifestyle | 2:36 PM on Tuesday
The fine people at Bear Grills cafe, a British joint with a knack for publicity, say their 7 pound “Hibernator” breakfast platter is so much food — and calories — they’ll pay you £100 ($162) to finish it. They won’t, however, pay your medical bills.