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Canada pastor held by North Korea: officials

Ottawa - A Canadian pastor who went missing in North Korea is being held by the communist state's authorities, his church and Canadian consular officials said Thursday.

Canadian paleontologist helps crack turtle smuggling case

Vancouver - When wildlife officials needed help identifying several species of turtles and tortoises whose shells and shell fragments were sent unlawfully to an Ontario herbal supply company, they knew paleontologist Don Brinkman was their man.

Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz talks 'Foxcatcher' and Oscars Special

World wrestling champion and Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz chatted about "Foxcatcher" and his experience at the 2015 Academy Awards.

Lockheed Martin's laser disables truck from a mile away [Video]

A team consisting of Lockheed Martin engineers, technicians and military experts has successfully tested a new fiber-optic laser weapon that disabled a truck from a mile away.

DNA and 'wheel' trace cultural beginnings of European language

Linguists follow the root for 'wheel' while geneticists follow DNA samples of Europeans and steppe dwellers. Both conclude European language has its beginning with the Yamnaya living 6,000 years ago on the steppe north of the Black Sea.

Game treatment for lazy eye patients created by Ubisoft

Ubisoft SA, the developer behind games such as Assassin's Creed, is releasing another game that is aimed at tackling lazy eye.

'Microsoft tech support' scammer recorded threatening to kill man

Nelson - In a scam that has defrauded Canadians to the tune of $347 million dollars, scammers are resorting to unnerving tactics, including threatening a man in British Columbia with death. That's what happened to Jakob Dulisse, who decided to be proactive.

Higgs boson may be secret to dark matter

A Swedish scientist, Dr Christoffer Petersson from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, has come up with a radical new theory about the Higgs boson which could finally solve the mystery of dark matter.

Boko Haram kills scores in NE Nigeria, militants amass in Gwoza

Maiduguri - Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces.

And now the galaxy's weather forecast: Showers in central parts

Cambridge - With the aid of NASA's orbital Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered that the speed of expansion of galaxies containing supermassive black holes can be retarded by a phenomenon they’ve dubbed cosmic precipitation.

Harrison Ford seriously injured in airplane wreck in California

Venice - A little after 5 pm this Thursday, Harrison Ford was seriously injured when his small airplane left Penmar, CA, and wrecked on the L.A. golf course in Venise, CA after having problems. He was piloting what appears to be a yellow vintage 2-seater aircraft.

First known human's remains discovered in Ethiopia

A 2.8 million-year-old jaw bone and five teeth found on a rocky slope in the Afar region of Ethiopia, are the oldest known human fossils, beating the previous discovery by 400,000 years.

Studying moths to improve solar cells

Researchers have pioneered a new antireflective coating for solar cells. The design for the coating was inspired by the eyes of a moth. The scientists behind the project hope that it will improve the efficiency of solar panels.

Roach calls Mayweather names, Pacquiao gym hires armed guards

Manny Pacquiao is absolutely a guy who does the most of his talking with his fists, a fighter who more often leaves the verbal trashing of the men that he meets in the ring to someone else. His trainer, Freddie Roach, doesn't need help anyhow.

Three Quebec federal ministers sent envelopes with white powder

Quebec City - Envelopes containing a white powder were sent to the offices of at least three federal cabinet menbers in Quebec today. The envelopes were sent to the offices of Denis Lebel, Christian Paradis and Maxime Bernier.

Croatia PM hints at referendum on Adriatic oil and gas drilling

Rab - Oil and gas drilling in the Adriatic has looked inevitable, but is the tide turning, as Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic announces his intention to hold a referendum on the issue?

Op-Ed: 'President' of Yemen proposes talks in Saudi Arabia

Aden - The "president" of Yemen, and US ally, Mansour Hadi proposed Ryadh, Saudi Arabia, as the site for UN-sponsored talks between Yemeni political groups and Houthi rebels.

Russia denies US claim of 'thousands' of troops in Ukraine

Moscow - Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent "thousands" of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

10 popular gadgets debuting in March

The world of electronics and technology is constantly coming out with new and innovative products, ranging from faster processors to video games that fully harness the power of a home gaming system.

Sorghum — This cereal grain may be the answer to climate change

Soaring demand from China markets, along with its drought tolerance, is making farmers and scientists take a closer look at sorghum, also called milo in some parts of the country. Many people think this grain might be an alternative to growing corn.
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