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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 as 101-year-old B.C. woman plays in snow

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.

Take home opioid antidote kit available in Saskatchewan

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan is beginning a program that offers a take-home antidote kit for opioid drug users in the event of overdose. It is free and intended to battle the increasing number of deaths from drugs such as fentanyl.

Calgary invention helps premature babies in first minutes of life

A research team at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary have created a new medical device that may make a great difference in the lives of premature babies. The device allows babies to stay connected to the umbilical cord longer.

Study reveals just 4% of earth's ocean waters protected

Some 200 countries gathered in Japan, in 2010 and came up with a plan to make certain 10 percent of the earth's ocean waters would be fully protected. It is called the United Nations’ Aichi Target and a new study says it is not near being met.

Justin Bieber wins 5 MTV European Music Awards, sets record

The embattled Canadian singer Justin Bieber continued his journey back to the penthouse of pop music over the weekend in Milan, Italy. The Biebs won five MTV European Music Awards and in doing so set a new record for the most EMAs.

Black bear cub lives in pear tree, comes down at night

There are a lot of black bears in the Canadian province of British Columbia, but there is likely only one that has taken up permanent residence in a pear tree. It's been there for some time.

Children in Ontario can get a flu vaccination from nasal spray

If you are a kid in the Canadian province of Ontario this flu season you won't have to get stuck with a needle to get inoculated. The province is offering children the option of a nasal spray flu vaccine.

Manny Pacquiao in NY for award, to return to ring early in 2016

Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao is in New York where he accepted an award Tuesday night and while there he told media he will be ready to fight again early in 2016. He did not confirm an opponent but talked about fighting a boxer who is also a friend..

Coagulant to stop blood loss, save lives, being developed at UBC

A product that could save lives daily all over the world is being developed by researchers at UBC in Vancouver. The remarkable powder is being designed to travel through the flow of blood and stop bleeding at its source.

Digicel wants Google to pay up or it will block its ads

A mobile carrier in Jamaica wants Google, Facebook and Yahoo to pay money or they will block their ads from being shown to its customers.

Ancient Greek shipwreck reveals remarkable artifacts from 65 BC

It is a shipwreck that has been dubbed the 'Titanic of the Ancient World' and though found at the start of the last century it remains a source of "fabulous finds." Famous for revealing the wondrous Antikythera Mechanism, it is now revealing even more.

Massive sinkhole in Australia swallows cars, entire campsite

A sinkhole in Queensland, Australia has swallowed an entire campsite. The phenomena started in the night and sleeping campers had to wake up quickly and scramble for safety. There were no fatalities.

Dad punches cougar and saves 2-year-old daughter from mauling

A family in British Columbia is happy that Dad has a pretty good right hand. If he didn't? Then a two-year-old girl, the man's daughter, may not have survived a cougar attack.

Tripped-up by camera-woman, Syrian refugee given job in Spain

This story is similar to the story of Ahmed Mohamed, the American boy arrested for making a homemade clock who wound up getting invited to the White House.  In this story a Syrian refugee was tripped-up by a journalist and wound up getting a job.

Remarkable footage of breaching humpback whale landing by kayak

Two kayakers from the U.K. are lucky not to be crushed after their kayak was landed on by a whale — yes, a whale — in Monterey Bay, California. One was brushed by the whale and both came close to being landed right on.
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