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Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains named World Heritage site

Kingston - In a first for the Caribbean country, Jamaica's beautiful Blue and John Crow Mountains were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site on Saturday during the World Heritage committee's 39th annual meeting in Bonn, Germany.

Barack Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral of slain reverend

U.S. President Barack Obama did something no other sitting president of his country has likely done before when he sang "Amazing Grace" at the eulogy for a friend murdered last week by a racist young white man. Obama led thousands of mourners in song.

Alzheimer's: Low memory test scores may be early sign of dementia

A new study has found low scores on memory and thinking tests may be a signal a person will develop Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers found that a signal that Alzheimer's is there may be detected up to 18 years before a diagnosis of the illness.

Humpback whale tangled in nets survives after dramatic rescue

A juvenile humpback whale in waters off Powell River in B.C. became tangled in the ropes of a prawn fisherman's nets over the weekend and almost died because of it. It was rescued in a lengthy operation by fisheries officials.

Two mass shootings in U.S., in Detroit and Philadelphia, one dies

The United States was again hit by gun violence on Saturday. Twenty people were shot at events in two cities but as of this writing only one has died, with one other in critical condition. Ten were shot in Detroit, and 10 were shot in Philadelphia.

Biologist worried about lonely Beluga whale in Halifax harbour

A beluga whale living in the harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia may be from the St. Lawrence Estuary, where belugas are endangered. A marine biologist is worried about the whale and will conduct tests to determine where it came from.

10,000 dogs, and cats, cruelly killed at dog meat fest in China

British comedian Ricky Gervais is among those appalled by the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, and he's asking for the public's support in ending it. Each year the fest kills some 10,000 dogs and almost as many cats by barbaric manners, before eating them.

Nicholas Walters beats Miguel Marriaga by unanimous decision

Unbeaten Jamaican boxer Nicholas Walters lost his WBA featherweight title for failing to make the weight, but won his fight against challenger Miguel Marriaga of Colombia via a unanimous decision Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Baked Canada: Top court widens methods of using medical marijuana

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that medical marijuana users cannot be limited to using only dried marijuana leaves to get their medicine. The country's health minister isn't happy about it but users can now get creative with how they ingest pot.

Op-Ed: Why Nicholas Walters could suffer first loss against Marriaga

Nicholas Walters, the professional boxer who gave Nonito Donaire's his first knockout loss in his pro career, is set to face Colombian knockout artist Miguel Marriaga in New York on Saturday and he is in for the toughest fight of his career.

Marijuana research finds psychosis in pot-smoking teens way up

The increased risk of psychosis for pot-smoking teenagers is in the news again. As the drug gets good press with medical marijuana, and legalization in some U.S. states, it appears more teens are smoking it and for many it's leading to grave problems.

Passionate Mind: From hair stylist to web designer and dream job Special

There are no shortages of careers in our world but the trick is to find the one that challenges you, the one you are the most passionate about. It took two decades for Jeanette Duguay to do that but she managed it and now she's not looking back.

Op-Ed: On learning to control and express emotions in healthy ways

There are many events in our world for us to get emotional about and recently while undergoing trauma I recalled past reading and work I'd done on my feelings. On having more choice with regard experiencing emotions and on increasing my emotional health.

65-year-old German woman births 4 babies, premature but alive

A 65-year-old German woman gave birth to four babies on Tuesday in Berlin but it didn't go as hoped. The quadruplets all survived but were born premature at 26 weeks. The newborns now make Annegret Raunigk a mother of 17.

Endangered rhinos in Nepal making comeback, army fights poachers

The last decade has been a good one for the one-horned rhinoceros in Nepal. Down to just 375 in the entire country by 2005, their numbers have been steadily climbing thanks to anti-poaching measures that involve soldiers.

Study says Canadians have a shorter attention span than goldfish

I am Canadian so take umbrage at the newly-released Microsoft study that found us Canucks have a shorter attention span than...hi. Um. Yes. Shorter attention span than goldfish. Goldfish can focus for nine seconds, one full second more than Canadians.

At last Costa Concordia cruise ship gutted, ready for scrapping

It has been a long journey for the Italian cruise liner, the Costa Concordia, but at last the ship is ready to be jettisoned to the scrap heap of history. After the tragedy of Jan. 13, 2012 the vessel has finally been gutted and is ready for scrapping.

Black bears have close call with tourists blocking bridge

Montana Parks and Wildlife posted a video reminding tourists that although they may want to, no one should ever get too close to a bear.

Mayweather tweets that he'll give Pacquiao a rematch next year

Isn't it over? The Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao thing? Didn't they just fight? One won, the other lost? And doesn't Pacquiao have an injury that puts him out a year? And isn't Mayweather retiring soon? The plot thickens — again!

Terry Fox Day introduced by health minister in Canadian province

Manitoba Health Minister Sharon Blady introduced a bill to the province's legislature Monday that would see a day named in honor of Terry Fox, who died of cancer in 1981 after embarking on a cross-country run to raise money to fight the disease.
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