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Groups petitioning Canada's government to ban asbestos

While asbestos has been banned in several countries, some for decades, it is not banned in many others, including Canada. A group of national union officials held a press conference in Ottawa this week to seek a ban.

U.K. republicans want vote to abolish monarchy after Queen dies

A group in England called the Republic is calling for a referendum on abolishing the monarchy. The Queen is still very much alive but when she dies the group wants the vote to be held before a new monarch can be crowned.

Maritime disaster: Real-time recreation of RMS Titanic going down

A company that is creating a high-tech video game based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 has put out a minute-by-minute recreation of the massive ship going down. It is in real time and lasts a full two hours and 40 minutes.

Naked dining: London restaurant where you eat in the nude

Many of us have experienced eating at home while naked, perhaps you have gobbled a piece of toast on your way to the shower. But at a new restaurant in London, England you will be able to eat a full meal while naked. With naked diners all around you.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight: under 500,000 PPVs

In last year's Fight of the Century with Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao was part of a bout that brought in more money than any other. It also had a record 4.4 million pay-per-view buys. His fight with Timothy Bradley? Not so popular.

Led Zeppelin facing plagiarizing suit over Stairway to Heaven

The iconic British rock band Led Zeppelin must go to court over its most well-known song. The band is being sued by the estate of the late American guitarist, Randy Wolfe, the suit alleging that Led Zep stole some of the music for "Stairway to Heaven."

A Mayweather- Pacquiao rematch better than '50-50' chance

Their bout last May 2 was called the Fight of the Century and despite each boxer retiring it looks like they'll meet again. Promoter Bob Arum said today there's better than "a 50-50 chance" Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will stage a rematch.

Prof. has way for Earth to cloak itself, hide from alien planets

A professor at Columbia University has found a simple way for the Earth to hide from other planets who may not have nice intentions should they discover us. It's a bit cloak without the dagger but he feels we should consider it.

Asteroid or comet smashes into Jupiter, captured on video

An asteroid or comet, scientists aren't sure which, crashed into Jupiter recently and it was captured on video. Two amateur astronomers, one Irish, the other Austrian, managed to film the event for our viewing pleasure.

Man builds life-like robot, looks just like Scarlett Johansson

A product and graphic designer has fulfilled what he said was a lifelong dream to build a human-like robot. And he didn't just build any robot, he built a replica of American movie star Scarlett Johansson.

Study finds Statins work, prevent heart disease by 25 percent

A study on drug treatment and heart disease out of McMaster University has been released and the results are encouraging, especially on statins. The cholesterol-lowering drug was shown to be of great benefit in preventing cardiovascular disease.

Vikings in Canada: Second North American Norse settlement found?

The Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows is the only known place they stayed in North America and is 1,000 years old. It is in the north of the Canadian province of Newfoundland but it appears another settlement may have been found 300 miles south.

Toronto boy, 8, seriously injured in pit bull attack, dog shot

An eight-year-old boy in Toronto was seriously injured and is in hospital after being attacked by a pit bull on Wednesday afternoon. The dog had him by the throat and to release its grip, police had to kill it.

Elephants attack, trample and kill 5 in India; death toll rising

As humans in India move closer to animals in nature the amount of conflict is increasing. One large beast that has become more dangerous to humans is the elephant, who kill as many as 300 people every year.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao trains to fight Bradley; Mayweather dates 19-year-old

Okay, guys especially on this one: which would you rather do, get into a ring and fight Timothy Bradley or date a beautiful 19-year-old Brit? One of those things Manny Pacquiao is doing while the other is being done by Floyd Mayweather.

Woman gets 14th distracted driving ticket, 'not getting message'

A woman in Vancouver has surely set a new world record but not one any of us will laud her for. She has just been given a distracted driving ticket for using her cell phone while behind the wheel for the 14th time.

New dinosaur species - a 'savage predator' - found in Alberta

A dinosaur species newly discovered in Northern Alberta was not a large fellow but is being described as extremely deadly. The discovery was made by an Australian paleontologist.

Pesticides damage bumblebees ability to learn, pollinate: study

A new study has found yet more damage pesticides do to our food supply. The ability of bumblebees to pollinate human crops and wild plants is damaged by them, the study found, by disrupting their natural ability to learn.

Op-Ed: Brilliant Obama speech details how brutish Trump rose to the top

Should you need more proof that U.S. President Barack Obama is a great speaker, and not just due to his renowned delivery but also his insights, his content, look no further than a speech he gave Friday. His words show an incisive, sharp, playful mind.

What the Hell: Michigan town called Hell is up for sale

Most people want a place in heaven, some day, but there is this American fellow who is hoping that someone will want a place in Hell. Hell, Michigan, that is, a tiny hamlet that is up for sale.
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