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Ontario passes 'making healthier choices' act

Toronto - The Ontario Lung Association has welcomed the decision taken by the provincial government is agreeing to the passage of Bill 45 - "Making Healthier Choices Act."

Spain judge opens terrorism probe into Boko Haram

Madrid - A Spanish High Court judge said Thursday he is opening a probe into Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram and its leader Abubakar Shekau for suspected crimes against humanity and terrorism.

Engine photo lands Sprit Airlines attendant in controversy

Chicago - A Spirit Airlines flight attendant has raised eyebrows—and received an outpouring of support from the aviation community—after posing for photos inside the engine of a jet parked at a terminal at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather will pick Marquez over Khan for his next fight

Given the choice between British boxer Amir Khan and Mexican counter puncher Juan Manuel Marquez, unbeaten champ Floyd Mayweather will likely pick Marquez for his scheduled Sept.12 fight.

Netflix now makes up nearly 37% of all U.S. Internet traffic

Videos streaming from Netflix now account for nearly 37 percent of all of the traffic travelling over the Internet at primetime, according to a new report.

Whopping 552-lb Atlantic goliath grouper caught from kayak [Vid]

Sanibel - A Florida fisherman, Jon Black, reeled in a 552-pound Atlantic goliath grouper fish from a Kayak while fishing in Sanibel, Fla., on 20 May. The catch is believed to be the biggest goliath grouper ever caught from a kayak.

Fisherman reels in 65-lb striped bass, new Missouri state record

Springfield - Lawrence Dillman, an angler from Rockaway Beach, N.Y., set a new pole-and-line Missouri state record on Thursday, 21 May, after reeling in a record-setting 65-pound, 2-ounce striped bass at Bull Shoals Lake in Missouri.

Blatter warns of 'more bad news' for tainted FIFA

Zurich - Beleaguered FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Thursday warned of "more bad news" for football's scandal tainted world body but rejected calls to resign over a widening corruption scandal.

NYC man takes dying dog Poh on bucket list adventure across U.S.

New York City - A heartbroken pet owner, Thomas Neil Rodriguez, took his terminally ill mixed-breed pet dog of 15 years, Poh, on a bucket list adventure across the U.S. in a bid to make the most of the time he had left with him.

Pacquiao would have knocked out Mayweather with two good hands

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao would have knocked out Floyd Mayweather during their fight last May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada if he had two good hands working for him.

NBA Finals spotlights two best basketball players in the world

This is going to be fun, ball fans. 2015 MVP vs multiple-year MVP. Steph Curry's Golden State Warriors will battle LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals which begin June 4 in Oakland.

Researchers create a working wooden processor for future PCs

U.S. and Chinese researchers have successfully created a processor made nearly entirely of a material derived from wood. Biodegradable, cheap and fully functional, our phones and computers of the future may be powered by the most basic of materials.

A herpes-based drug was successfully used to treat skin cancer

London - In a trial, a drug based on the herpes virus was given to patients who had aggressive skin cancer and the treatment was a success.

Rebels storm last regime-held city in Syria's Idlib: Monitor

Birut - A rebel coalition led by Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate edged into the last remaining government-held city in the northwest province of Idlib on Thursday, a monitoring group said.

Brazil protesters demand Rousseff impeachment

Bras - Several hundred protesters gathered Wednday in Brasilia to demand the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff after they completed a 1,000-kilometer (650-mile) march on the capital.

Catholic Church scraps support for Burundi polls, EU suspends mission

Bujumbura - Burundi's influential Catholic Church said Thursday it was withdrawing support for June elections in the crisis-hit country, as the EU announced it was also suspending its mission to observe the vote.

Qaeda-led rebels take Idlib's last Syria regime bastion

Birut - A rebel coalition led by the Syrian affiliate of Al-Qaeda stormed and seized the last regime-held city in Idlib province Thursday, as Iraq exhumed the remains of 470 jihadist victims.

Early Alzheimer's detection: White matter brain damage found

A study published from researchers in Milan, Italy, using a new MRI technique, found damage to the brain's white matter in Alzheimer's Disease. It was believed there was only grey matter damage in dementia and their findings may lead to early detection.

Hospitals overwhelmed as India heatwave deaths top 1,700

New Delhi - Hospitals in India battled Thursday to treat victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed more than 1,700 lives in just over a week -- the highest number recorded in two decades.

Frenchwoman jailed for 18 months for 'torturing' boyfriend

Paris - A Frenchwoman who kept her boyfriend as a "domestic slave", forcing him to ingest sponges and window cleaner, was Thursday sentenced to three years in prison, half of which was suspended.
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