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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.

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.

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.

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.

Higgs boson may hold 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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Interview with Australian theatre producer Wayne Smith Special

Fans of The Rolling Stones might enjoy a new stage show that tells the story of one of rock 'n' roll's most iconic acts. Digital Journal spoke to one of the people involved in bringing this ambitious project to life.

MLB Trade Rumors: Brad Ziegler to Toronto Blue Jays?

Toronto - Spring training has just begun as teams prepare for the 2015 MLB season, but several trade rumors have already appeared on social media for those clubs that didn't fill all their needs over the winter.

Shania Twain to 'Rock This Country' with new tour

Global mega-star Shania Twain will be embarking on her "Rock This Country" tour, her first North American tour in over a decade.

'Military pressure' may be needed to oust Assad: Kerry

Riyadh - Military pressure may be needed to oust Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

Military satellite explodes in orbit after 'catastrophic event'

A US Department of Defense satellite named DMSP-13 exploded in orbit, scattering 43 pieces of debris, after what the Air Force terms "a catastrophic event associated with a power system failure."

Op-Ed: Head of NY Fed deserves praise for tough talk on student loans

New York - The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York calls out the questionable practice of giving government-subsidized college loans to all comers...without any regard for their ability to perform academically.

Muslim holidays to become days off for New York school children

New York City public school officials announced on Wednesday their school district will begin observing two Muslim holidays. There will be no school on the two holidays to be observed, starting in the 2015-16 school year.

Hulk, world's largest pit bull, is a sweet family dog

Marlon and Lisa Grennan, New Hampshire owners of 18-month-old Hulk, the world's largest pit bull at 175 lbs, say that despite his size and the reputation of his breed, Hulk is a sweet family dog and loyal companion to their 3-year-old son.

Study: Getting gout lowers chances of Alzheimer's by 24 percent

Researchers in Massachusetts released a study in which they found gout, an inflammatory arthritic condition, lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease by 24 percent. Gout is caused by rich diets leading to a build-up of uric acid.

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.
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