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China, in Pointed Message to U.S., Tightens Its Climate Targets
President Xi Jinping pledgedamong other goalsto achieve “carbon neutrality by 2060.It was China’s boldest promise yet on climate change.
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China 'coercing' thousands of Tibetans into mass labour camps - report
The report by the Jamestown Foundation is based on state media reportspolicy documents and satellite imagery which Reuters news agency has corroborated. The study also compares the situation to what has been documented among ethnic Uighurs in the Xin
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CommentFunny | 10:04 PM on Wednesday
Gucci is taking distressed denim to a new level. The Italian luxury brand is selling denim overalls that appear grass-stained for $1,750.
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CommentScience | 10:00 PM on Wednesday
Wondering about the science behind those beautiful fall colours? CTVNews.ca explains why leaves turn red, yellow and orange as autumn arrives.
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CommentScience | 9:29 PM on Wednesday
The majority of a 470-strong pod of pilot whales found stranded off southern Australia has died, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers struggled in freezing waters and fading light to free those still alive.
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CommentLaw & Order | 9:27 PM on Wednesday
Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville, Ky., police for the killing of Breonna Taylor and protesters took to the streets, authorities said two officers had been shot Wednesday night during the demonstrations.
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CommentLaw & Order | 10:27 AM on Wednesday
Weather officials thought hurricane Paulette died last week over the Atlantic Ocean. It turns out it was only mostly dead, because it’s come back as a “zombie tropical storm” near the Azores, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.
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CommentMisc World | 10:16 AM on Wednesday
Belarus authorities deployed water cannons on Wednesday to disperse protesters who had gathered in central Minsk to denounce the secret inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko. Several dozens of protesters were also arrested, AFP reported.
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CommentProvincial Politics | 9:23 AM on Wednesday
It’s been maligned as a “monstrous eyesore” and lamented as a heritage edifice. Either way, the turquoise-walled Legislature Annex building is coming down.
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CommentBusiness | 7:15 AM on Wednesday
A Dutch startup has created a biodegradable "living coffin" made of a fungus instead of wood that it says can convert a decomposing human body into key nutrients for plants.
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CommentPolitical | 6:56 AM on Wednesday
The federal ethics watchdog has dismissed Conservative allegations of conflict of interest involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff and her husband.
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CommentBusiness | 6:03 AM on Wednesday
Royal Dutch Shell is looking to slash up to 40 per cent off the cost of producing oil and gas in a major drive to save cash so it can overhaul its business and focus more on renewable energy and power markets, sources told Reuters.
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CommentLaw & Order | 5:06 PM on Tuesday
British Columbia's top doctor says she's received death threats in her role as a public figure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says she's had to have security in her home and has been targeted with death threats, a
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CommentHealth | 1:04 PM on Tuesday
The man, William B. Crews, a public affairs specialist for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, was identified by the Daily Beast as moonlighting as managing editor of the conservative website RedState, where he wrote artic
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CommentUncle Sam | 1:02 PM on Tuesday
New York City, Portland and Seattle are on the list of "anarchist cities" that Trump officials say have failed to stem crime linked to a summer of protests. It follows a memo from Mr Trump earlier this month, threatening the move.
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CommentUncle Sam | 7:46 AM on Tuesday
A wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles threatened more than 1,000 homes on Tuesday as crews across the West battled dozens of other major blazes in California.
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CommentUncle Sam | 7:43 AM on Tuesday
Tropical storm Beta stalled out Tuesday along the Texas coast, flooding streets in Houston and Galveston hours after making landfall amid an unusually busy hurricane season.
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CommentProvincial Politics | 7:37 AM on Tuesday
An Edmonton psychiatrist says his patients are upset by comments made last week by Premier Jason Kenney suggesting only people with "severe" disabilities should qualify for benefits under the Assured Income for Severely Handicapped (AISH) program.
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CommentEnvironmental | 6:48 AM on Tuesday
The Nunavut government has imposed a total allowable harvest on the Dolphin and Union caribou herd after a survey showed the population had plummeted from 18,000 to 4,000.
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CommentEnvironmental | 6:45 AM on Tuesday
Hundreds of pilot whales are stranded on a sandbar in Tasmania, an island off the southern coast of Australia.
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CommentEnvironmental | 6:44 AM on Tuesday
Warming in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent in four decades, scientists announced Monday, yet another sign of how climate change is rapidly transforming the region.
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CommentEnvironmental | 6:42 AM on Tuesday
Investigators say the mysterious deaths of 330 elephants in Botswana were caused by toxic blooms of cyanobacteria, a dangerous phenomenon that has been increasing worldwide because of climate change.
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CommentPolitical | 6:09 AM on Tuesday
Simple checks with past employers, including federally regulated agencies, could have turned up troubling evidence of Julie Payette's treatment of subordinates before she was appointed governor general, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or his officials n
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CommentBusiness | 10:52 PM on Monday
Bethesda is the publisher of games like The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout and also has at least two titles slated for debut next year. ZeniMax, based in Rockville, Maryland, owns several other studios across the globe, giving Microsoft’s Xbox business a
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CommentProvincial Politics | 1:09 PM on Monday
Premier John Horgan is set to call a snap fall election for British Columbia with a voting date of Oct. 24.
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CommentBusiness | 1:06 PM on Monday
A huge trove of secret government documents reveals for the first time how the giants of Western banking move trillions of dollars in suspicious transactions, enriching themselves and their shareholders while facilitating the work of terrorists, kleptocra
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CommentBusiness | 9:41 AM on Monday
Much-hyped chicken sandwiches and $5 rotisserie birds come at a toll beyond their price tags. For fast-growing broilers — chickens raised for meat — cheap food comes at the cost of well-being. As breast yield and growth rate increases, animal welfare wors
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CommentShowbiz | 9:37 AM on Monday
It was a historic night at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards in more ways than one. Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek swept the comedy awards, while HBO's Watchmen and Succession won big over streaming juggernaut Netflix.
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CommentEnvironmental | 9:31 AM on Monday
The world's richest 10% were responsible for more than half of cumulative carbon emissions in the quarter-century to 2015, according to new estimates. Oxfam International and the Stockholm Environment Institute made the claim in a new report published
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CommentEnvironmental | 8:26 AM on Monday
Growth in Alberta's renewable energy sector should continue to trend upwards, experts say, with one forecast expecting that a surge of projects could have the province poised to lead the nation in utility-scale wind and solar capacity as early as 2025.