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Fugitive Afghans seeking asylum from death threats at home

Three Afghan military officers who fled an international training program on Cape Cod last month say they face death threats if they return to Afghanistan, and are seeking asylum in either Canada or the U.S.

Review: Leonard Cohen delvers a gem with his 'Popular Problems' Special

Canadian poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen has issued a new album, at the age of 80. The album, appropriate to many of Cohen's themes, is titled "Popular Problems."

Natural beauty of fall in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - Autumn is my favourite day of the year. I am only partly joking. Edmonton's weather makes fall seem fleeting in some years.

Video: Belly dance stars come to Vancouver in Safar Conference Special

Vancouver - Belly dance and Middle Eastern music in Vancouver's inaugural Safar Middle Eastern Dance and Music Conference and Gala Show.

Peace group calls for Canada not to follow United States in Iraq Special

Edmonton - An information picket held by the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR) on September 27 called for Canada to stay out of the current conflict in Iraq.

Review: Joe Rogan delivers a mixed bag at JFL42 Special

Toronto - Joe Rogan is a man of many day jobs — MMA colour commentator, podcaster, host of 'Fear Factor — but his first job was stand-up, and he brought a sprawling set to JFL42.

Recreational activity is a major pollutant along Pacific Coast

Calgary - Without a doubt, oil pollution has become a major threat to marine ecosystems and coastal communities worldwide. A recent study, using remote sensing devices shows the extent of the pollution along the British Columbia Coast.

Review: Wanda Sykes keeps it real at JFL42 Special

Toronto - More than anything, Wanda Sykes excels at straight talk. She can make jokes about serious world events in the same breath as she jokes about living in "a house full of white people."

FDA approves new Ebola drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given permission for an experimental short interfering RNA treatment against Ebola to be used in field.

Eating curry may boost brain repair and ward off dementia

An ingredient used in many curry dishes and favourite Indian spice meals may boost the brain's ability to heal, according to scientists in Germany.

Canadian man caught with 51 turtles stuffed down his pants

An Ontario man was allegedly caught at the border between the United States and Canada with 51 turtles stuffed down his pants. He could potentially face 10 years in prison.

Derek Jeter gets 3 RBI, game-winner in final Yankee Stadium game

Derek Jeter has long possessed one of baseball's great flairs for the dramatic and he exhibited it yet again in his final game at Yankee Stadium. This time he did it in the bottom of the ninth with his final at-bat at home as a Yank.

Entering Canada could be harder than you think

Post 9/11, travel restrictions have become much more stringent, making "issues" that once seemed insignificant a potential obstacle, even when traveling between the United States and Canada.

Four large fireballs reported across eastern United States

The American Meteor Society is reporting four large fireballs over various parts of the eastern United States. Witnesses first spotted the fireballs on Tuesday but many also saw the strange sights into Wednesday.

Video: UBC President Arvind Gupta talks about opportunities Special

Vancouver - Dr. Arvind Gupta, the new President of the University of British Columbia, hopes to usher in much-needed change for the university. Unlike previous generations, investing in a university degree may not guarantee a high-paying job when students graduate.

Op-Ed: 2014 MLB Wild Card Race — The final push

The final push for October. In the National League you’ve got the Giants, Cardinals, Pirates and Brewers. In the American, it’s the A’s, Mariners, Tigers, Royals and Indians. This is what it’s all about.

Op-Ed: NFL Games of the Week – Week 4

If you were confused by the events of Week 3, you are among friends here. The 49ers lost on the road to the Arizona Cardinals...

Abla Elmi's Mogadishu Diaries Cast Somalia in Different Light Special

Toronto - Initially designated as a school project, the Mogadishu Diaries developed into a much sought after video series as it caught the attention of the Somali public, especially its youthful fraternity starved off original Somali stories.

Annual telethon nearing for Comox Valley Child Development Centre

Courtenay - The 2014 Comox Valley Child Development Centre Telethon will happen Nov. 4 in Courtenay, B.C., Canada. Organizers hope to raise even more than the $77,000 from the 2013 telethon. The CVCDA assists more than 800 children and their families each year.

Horror movie celebration set to haunt Toronto this November Special

Toronto - Toronto's first annual horror movie celebration gets off to a screaming start come November. With a combination of panels, parties, and a selection of horror-lore guests, HORROR-RAMA hopes to make its bloody mark on the local horror culture scene.
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