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Ninth orca whale calf born to local pods, but another whale dies

There's a stampede of orca whales being born into the 3 southern resident pods of B.C. and Washington State with the latest birth confirmed this week. But the news isn't all good as a distressed mother was seen with her deceased calf.

Oldest man in the world no longer — Japanese man dies at 112

A Japanese man believed to have been the oldest man on Earth has died. Yasutaro Koide inherited the title just last July upon the death of a fellow countryman and hands the title to a man from China. Koide died at 112 years, 311 days old.

Canadian dollar drops below 70 cents U.S., some happy, others not

For the first time in 13 years the Canadian dollar fell below the 70 cent U.S. mark on Tuesday. The country's dollar is falling right alongside world oil prices, which dropped to below $30 a barrel, also on Tuesday.

U.K. study may have discovered Alzheimer's Disease breakthrough

Scientists from the University of Southampton released results of a study on Friday that they believe is an important next step toward finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia. It involves blocking one of the brain's receptors.

1,500 pedophiles busted by FBI hacking the Dark Web

In perhaps the largest pedophile sting in history, the FBI hacked the Dark Web server to infiltrate and investigate 1,500 pedophiles using the secret website named the Playpen.

Halifax man drinks 130-year-old beer found in harbour — Yuck!

A Halifax man drank beer from a 130-year-old bottle of Alexander Keith's found unopened in Halifax harbour by a scuba diver and said the old brew tasted....not so good. Chris Reynolds gave the beer a failing grade but loved drinking it.

Wake-up! Vancouver-area hit by 4.9 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake hit the Vancouver, Victoria and Georgia Strait area at about 11:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29. There have been no reports of injuries but it woke some sleepers while others slept right through it.

Sydney Thunder spark up the Big Bash League

Sydney Thunder show they are the team to beat this season after defeating the Adelaide Strikers to remain unbeaten in the 2015-16 edition of the Big Bash League.

Former Donaire foe Nicholas Walters fought Jason Sosa to a draw

Former WBA (Super) featherweight champion Nicholas Walters of Jamaica could not believe how the judges scored his fight against Jason Sosa as the ring announcer had Sosa winning in the scorecard of one of the judges while the two others saw it a draw.

Jennings, Ortiz lead star-studded boxing event Saturday in N.Y.

Heavyweight American boxer Bryant Jennings and unbeaten Cuban fighter Luis Ortiz will lead star-studded supporting bouts Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York including former world boxing titleholders.

Nicholas Walters risking unbeaten record with debut at 130 pounds

On Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in upstate New York, former WBA (Super) featherweight champion Nicholas Walters of Jamaica will find out if he can dominate the 130-pound limit when he squares of with Jason Sosa in a non-title fight.

Donaire's tormentor Nicholas Walters faces Jason Sosa Saturday

Nicholas Walters, the Jamaican boxer who gave Filipino-American boxing star Nonito Donaire his third career loss, will be back in action against American challenger Jason Sosa Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.

Risk of Alzheimer's Disease more than doubled with stress

An U.S. study has found stress can play a role in whether you will suffer from cognitive decline, which in turn can lead to Alzheimer's Disease. The study authors say your chances of Alzheimer's is reduced, however, if you manage stress well.

Drug trial of Metformin to begin, may increase lifespan to 120

The idea of living in a healthy body as long as 120 years has to be appealing to virtually everyone. But it's impossible, no? No, actually, it may not be, scientists say, and a drug has been approved for trial that could be a longevity breakthrough.

New report finds climate change will increase world poverty

A newly published report from the World Bank Group finds climate change will dramatically increase the number of the world's impoverished people. Published as an eBook, the news it heralds is bad but it is also, the report says, preventable.

Study: Pre-diabetes on rise and 1 in 3 will develop diabetes

A combined research effort from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston has made helpful findings in the field of diabetes. It discovered half of adults at age 45 have developed prediabetes.

Heart-warming video of 101-year-old B.C. woman throwing snowball

The views of a rather simple video posted online Friday are, like the white stuff does in a heavy snowfall, piling up. It's not much on the surface, just a woman playing in snow. What is making it interesting is her age.

Tigers, piranhas may join crocodiles as Indonesian prison guards

Jakarta - The recent story about crocodiles being used as guards over drug convicts in Indonesia has a new twist. Those nasty crocodiles may have co-workers alongside them — tigers and piranhas.

Apple issues apology to 6 black students kicked out of store

The Apple Corporation issued an apology to the six African-Australian students who were kicked out of one of their retail stores in Melbourne. It appears to be a horrific case of racial profiling.

Oops! Man tries carjacking vehicle with 2 undercover RCMP inside

Here's a worse case scenario for a would-be car thief: make the poor decision to haul a driver out of his seat. Pick a car that has two men in it. Both undercover cops. And big.
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