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Tory MPs vow to block David Cameron's promises to Scotland

David Cameron's own MPs have pledged to block his promise to Scotland to continue high levels of funding for the country "if" it rejects independence.

Op-Ed: Senate Republicans vote 'no' on equal pay, fueling 'War on Women'

Washington - The Paycheck Fairness Act, S. 2199, failed to move in the United States Senate yesterday by a vote of 52-40. The measure is aimed at bridging the differences in pay between men and women. The bill needed to overcome the 60-vote procedural hurdle.

Israeli intelligence officers refuse to spy on Palestinians

A group of active and former members of an elite Israeli intelligence unit have announced their refusal to spy on Palestinians in the occupied territories, citing excessive harm done to innocent civilians and detrimental effects on Israel's security.

Photo essay: Touring southern Saskatchewan Special

While Saskatchewan, Canada is a province known largely for its flat landscape, a tour of the province's south shows that there's a lot more than meets the eye.

Review: Poet Shane Koyczan debuts new video-poem 'Troll' on cyberbullying Special

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan, best known recently for his To This Day anti-bullying video-poetry, released another poetic critique of cyber-bullying appropriately titled Troll. It's one of the most poignant looks at the pain caused by online bullies.

It's over! Tenative deal reached, B.C. kids soon back to school

It is only tentative but the B.C. teachers and the government have reached a deal to get the province's kids back to school. Mediator Vince Ready emerged from a hotel in Richmond at 4 a.m. Tuesday to tell a tired group of media a breakthrough had come.

Marriott's new campaign urges guests to tip their housekeepers

A number of Marriott hotels will provide envelopes in guest rooms in an effort to encourage visitors to tip its workers.

Solemn commemorations in Kenya one year on from mall massacre

Nairobi - Kenya began emotional commemorations on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of Nairobi's Westgate mall massacre, remembering the 67 people killed by Somali Islamist gunmen and those who risked their lives to stop them.

Yoga could help veterans with PTSD

New research from the University of W-Madison has looked at how yoga can help war veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.

Op-Ed: Should Adrian Peterson play this Sunday vs. Saints?

Minneapolis - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton recently stated that he thinks Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should be suspended and not be eligible to play this Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints. Does he have a valid argument?

Rare sturgeon, porpoise face extinction in China's Yangtze River

China's Yangtze River is home to many rare species. However, pollution and the country's rapacious need for dams is threatening at least two rare species: the Chinese sturgeon and the finless porpoise.

South Sudan bans foreign workers despite looming famine

Juba - Authorities in war-torn South Sudan announced Tuesday a ban on foreign workers, including aid agency staff, and ordered their jobs to be given to locals.

Robin Thicke said he was too high to write 'Blurred Lines'

In a court deposition, singer Robin Thicke confessed that he did not co-write the hit song "Blurred Lines" because he was too high.

Op-Ed: Health Canada under fire for serious public health risk issues

Toronto - The Toronto Star has exposed major failures related to Health Canada’s conduct of its operations. A pattern of dysfunction, including "useless" information, a culture of hiding serious drug defects, and a lot more is emerging, and it's a sick picture.

Mexico readies airlift of tourists stranded by hurricane

Cabo San Lucas - Mexico on Tuesday prepared a major operation to airlift tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile after it slammed into the Baja California peninsula causing widespread damage.

Woman commits 'death by crocodile' in apparent suicide

Bangkok - In Thailand on Friday, a despondent 65-year old woman jumped to her death into a watery pit filled with voracious crocodiles while horrified onlookers looked on. The pool is said to house hundreds of the large reptiles.

Embattled French government scrapes through confidence vote

Paris - France's crisis-hit government on Tuesday narrowly won a crunch parliamentary vote of confidence in its economic reform path, in a rare respite for the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande.

Scott Brown in 48-48 tie with incumbent Jeanne Shaheen

Concord - If Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown can pull it off, a win against incumbent New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Sheehan would provide a cushion for Republicans as they attempt to take control of the U.S. Senate in November.

Chicago's Second City produces an ad for Governor Pat Quinn

Chicago - Chicago's Second City is known as the world's premier comedy club/theatre and school of improvisation. It has produced some of the world's best comedians and comedic actors. It has produced political satirists and much of the SNL cast the past 39 years.

Danish grandad 'guns down lawyer' in Copenhagen

Copenhagen - An angry grandfather shot and killed a lawyer and critically wounded another man after opening fire with a sawn-off shotgun in a court in Denmark Tuesday, police and media said.
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