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Worries about South Korean crackdown drive bitcoin price down

The price of the largest by cap cryptocoin, bitcoin, plunged down below $12,000 on Tuesday. This represented a six-week low for the coin. Later in the day it was actually below $11,000.

Report: Microsoft rethinking Cortana's role in Windows 10

Microsoft is planning to move Cortana into a redesigned Action Center panel on Windows 10. The digital assistant will be reworked around conversations, similarly to Google Assistant, as Microsoft aims to increase adoption of the feature.

Op-Ed: Kendrick Lamar should win 2018 'Album of the Year' Grammy award

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has had a great year musically, and he deserves to win the 2018 Grammy award for "Album of the Year" for "DAMN."

DR Congo revises mining code to make most of battery-driven cobalt boom

Kinshasa - As demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal.

Bon Jovi to embark on 'This House Is Not For Sale' 2018 tour

New York - New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi will be out on the road touring as part of their "This House Is Not For Sale" 2018 tour, which will include stops at Madison Square Garden.

British MPs to vote on landmark Brexit bill

London - British MPs will vote Wednesday on a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, and which still faces stiff opposition in the upper house.

At beloved falafel shop, Syrians get taste of pre-war Raqa

Ak - Raqa is still mostly a sinister ghost town of gutted buildings and rubble-strewn streets but there is one place teeming with activity in the Syrian city: Ammar Qassab's falafel shop.

Siberian helicopter maker has eyes on India

Ulan-ude - As a helicopter buzzes in circles despite a blizzard, thousands are busy working in the huge hangars of a Siberia-based aircraft maker, eager to win a contract with India that would be a major coup for Russia's defence industry.

Central America fears for US remittances as deportations loom

- Uncertainty and fear are rising in Central American countries over how many families will manage to get by when remittances from the US are cut off under plans by the Trump administration to make tens of thousands of Salvadorans and Nicaraguans leave.

U of T scientists discover catalyst to turn CO2 into plastics

Toronto - The Global CO2 concentration recorded on Monday at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii read 407.72 ppm. As the levels of CO2 continue to creep higher, scientists at the University of Toronto have discovered a catalyst to turn CO2 into something useful.

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong jailed over protest

Hong Kong - Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for the second time Wednesday for his role in mass pro-democracy protests as concern grows that prison terms for young campaigners are shutting down debate in the semi-autonomous city as Beijing increases contr...

Top AI institutions launch hub to showcase Canada's leadership

Next Canada has launched a web platform to deliver important communication tools to Canada's growing artificial intelligence community. Canada.ai will host the latest news and events impacting the Canadian AI sector.

US and allies commit to ending North Korea sanctions busting

Vancouver - The United States and its allies on Tuesday vowed tougher measures to halt North Korean sanctions busting, including naval security operations to prevent maritime smuggling.

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

Abidjan - There's nothing covert about Roxy -- a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world's poorest continent.

Improving LEDs with quantum dots

Zurich - Getting lights to last for longer and remain bright is an important backdrop to furthering the development of many modern technologies. A type of quantum dot could well hold the answer to driving such improvements.

Populists target vaccine decree ahead of Italy polls

Rome - Two Italian populist parties running in March elections are promising to scrap a compulsory vaccination law, a hot-button issue after a measles outbreak claimed four lives last year.

Jacob Young talks 'Better Than a Love Song,' new music Special

Jacob Young, acclaimed actor of "The Bold and The Beautiful," chatted about his love for music. He opened up about his new country single "Better Than a Love Song."

Tycoon-led Czech cabinet loses confidence vote

Prague - The new Czech minority cabinet led by billionaire Andrej Babis lost a parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday, after lawmakers spurned the populist who has been charged with EU subsidy fraud.

Scientists identify what killed millions in 16th century Mexico

In 1545, an epidemic known as “cocoliztli,” an Aztec Nahuatl word for “pestilence," swept through large areas of Guatemala and Mexico. The disease caused high fevers, headaches, bleeding from the eyes, mouth, and nose, ending in death.

Dozens of historic sites in Scotland at risk from climate change

A climate change risk survey has just been completed for historic sites in Scotland, and the news is not good. Dozens of Scotland’s most famous historic sites are at very high risk of being badly damaged by climate change and need urgent protection.
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