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article imageTopFinds: Chilean miners freed, Canada declares Bisphenol A toxic

By Chris Hogg     Oct 15, 2010 in Internet
Miners trapped for 69 days finally freed. Canada first country to declare "Bisphenol A" to be toxic. UK cleric says rape within a marriage should not be a crime. Painting found behind sofa may be $300-million Michelangelo piece. These are the top stories.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page.
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Below are your top Digital Journal reports, top news photos, top stories in the media and top blogs, as decided by you and the community:

Top Digital Journal Reports

People blind, deaf from birth have remaining senses enhanced (Includes interview) by Ken Wightman
Some people believe those born blind or deaf are able to partially compensate by developing heightened abilities in their remaining senses. Others believe this is a myth. Who's right?
ICTR Lawyers: No International Justice for Congo (Includes interview) by Ann Garrison
Human rights activists around the world have called for international justice and an end to impunity in the wake of the UN Mapping Report on Human Rights Abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Salmon Hatchery at Weaver Creek, BC (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Joseph Boltrukiewicz
Salmon farming is a big business on the west coast of British Columbia. Salmon hatchery at Weaver Creek is an open-to-public facility that's visited by people of all ages to learn this tasty fish life cycle.
Opinion: Canada's UN fiasco (Includes interview) by Gibril Koroma
In what may be considered a serious diplomatic blow, Canada has withdrawn from the contest to have a seat on the prestigious security council of the United Nations.

Top Images

Edison Peña  34  becomes the twelfth trapped miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine near Copiap...
Edison Peña, 34, becomes the twelfth trapped miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Mario Sepulveda  39  is the second miner to leave the San Jose mine with the Phoenix rescue capsule ...
Mario Sepulveda, 39, is the second miner to leave the San Jose mine with the Phoenix rescue capsule the night of October 13, 2010. An accident trapped 33 miners for over nine weeks in the mine located near Copiapo, Chile.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Mario Gomez  59  is the oldest and the ninth of thirty-three miners being liberated from the collaps...
Mario Gomez, 59, is the oldest and the ninth of thirty-three miners being liberated from the collapsed San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010. The miners have been trapped for 69 days since the collapse of the mine on August 5, 2010.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Manuel Gonzalez  a rescue specialist from Codelco  will be the first rescuer lowered by the Phoenix ...
Manuel Gonzalez, a rescue specialist from Codelco, will be the first rescuer lowered by the Phoenix 2 rescue capsule into the hole that will save the 33 trapped miners at San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile

In the Media

Canada sets the bar high by declaring Bisphenol A toxic by Stephanie Dearing
Health Canada scientists have just concluded a four-year study of Bisphenol A, and their findings prompted the federal government to list Bisphenol A as a toxin. Bisphenol A is used to make polycarbonate plastic.
Rape within marriage should not be crime, says leading UK cleric by Andrew John
Rape, if committed within a marriage, should not be considered a crime, according to a Muslim cleric in the United Kingdom.
BBC declares Doctor Who 'immortal' as regeneration limit axed by Mathew Wace Peck
History is about to be rewritten for the popular BBC science-fiction drama series, Doctor Who, as Russell T Davies (Torchwood) removes the regenerative limitation imposed on a Time Lord more than 35 years ago.
Filming suspended after porn star tests HIV positive by Lynn Curwin
Two California film companies have suspended production as a precaution after a performer tested positive for HIV on Tuesday.
Christ at mercy with the Angel and Madonna
Christ at mercy with the Angel and Madonna
Domenico Buti
Painting found behind sofa may be $300-million Michelangelo piece by Kev Hedges
A painting that a New York family had placed behind the back of a sofa for more than 30 years could be a lost Michelangelo worth around $300 million.
Toronto election signs attack mayoral candidate Rob Ford by Andrew Moran
With two leeks left until Toronto voters head to the polls, an unknown person or organization posted signs along the city's University Avenue that attacked Rob Ford by saying: "Wife-beating racist drunk for Mayor!"
Woman apologizes for taunting dying child by Lynn Curwin
A Michigan couple who received death threats after posting grim photos of a dying girl and her dead mother online have apologized for their actions.
Extremists call for boycott of Campbell's soup by Kevin Jess
Campbell Company of Canada introduced Halal-certified products about a year ago to meet Islamic dietary requirements. But some are calling for a boycott of the company saying if you buy Campbell's soup you are a supporter of terrorism.
Billboard trucks urge ABC, CBS, NBC to 'tell the truth' in news by Andrew Moran
Media Research Center, a group that researches liberal bias in the mainstream media, has decided to send billboard trucks to the Manhattan headquarters of ABC, CBS and NBC that urge them to "tell the truth" in their reporting of the news.
'Vampires' stab man who refuses to let them suck his blood by Lynn Curwin
Two “vampires” were charged with stabbing a man in order to get his blood in Arizona, in an incident which is now being called the “vampire stabbing.”
About one million cubic metres of red toxic mud erupted over six villages after a mining waste dam b...
About one million cubic metres of red toxic mud erupted over six villages after a mining waste dam burst at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar alumina plant in Hungary. The highly corrosive sludge contains heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic and chromium.
© WWF Hungary
Hungarian toxic sludge reservoir wall in danger of collapse by Stephanie Dearing
Hungarian officials, trying to calm the public over contamination fears, have had to admit the problem is far from resolved after discovering another portion of the reservoir wall is at risk of collapsing.
Canada issues warning for popular hair product, Brazilian Blowout by Stephanie Dearing
A product promoted in Canada as natural has been found to contain high levels of formaldehyde, and Health Canada has warned potential users they should report adverse reactions and seek medical help for those reactions.
Mobile phone saves man from bullet by Lynn Curwin
A mobile phone really was a lifesaver for a man in New York on Thursday, when it deflected a bullet which was fired at him.
Photo of mechanically separated chicken nauseating the Internet by Andrew Moran
Who doesn't love chicken nuggets? They're golden brown, cooked on the inside and when dipped in plum sauce, they're absolutely delicious. After seeing a photo of mechanically separated meat, you may not eat them again.

Top Blogs

Horrors of my Alzheimer’s nights by Barry Pankhurst
Ever since I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s I seem to be having some extremely weird dreams and nightmares which have been getting progressively worse and far more vivid
Creatively Written by Chanah Rubenstein
Inspired by Michael Cosgrove’s blog ‘Two Yawns’ and Skeptikool’s blog ‘Word Association,’ I thought of...
27 World Leaders “Fed up with Complaints” to Resign Tomorrow by Michael Cosgrove
Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, David Cameron They are just three of the 27 major world leaders who will resign tomorrow...
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