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Philippines' Aquino vows to 'neutralise' Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Manila - Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at "neutralising" Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more than 20 other foreigners. "Casualties are to be expected.

Islamists behead Canadian hostage in Philippines

Manila - Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded a Canadian hostage, raising fears for more than 20 other foreigners held captive on remote islands, with troops and police vowing Tuesday to hunt down the extremists.

Canadian executed by Islamic militants in Philippines: Trudeau

Ottawa - Islamic militants in the Philippines have executed a Canadian hostage, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, after the Filipino authorities said they had found the head of a foreign man on a remote island.

Canada drafts law to allow assisted suicide

Montreal - Canada seems set to allow people with certain illnesses to end their lives, with support from a registered medic. The draft law contains several excluded categories.

CFIA and PCAH issue food, public health notice for Hepatitis A

The Canadian Food Inspection Service (CFIA) and Nature's Touch have issued a recall of the company's Berry Cherry Blend from the marketplace due to possible contamination of the product with Hepatitis A.

Listeria threat widens - FDA and Pictsweet not talking

With the latest recall over listeria contaminated chopped onions, Reser's Fine Foods has been the only company to voluntarily issue a recall notice to the public about its products. Pictsweet and the FDA are still remaining silent.

Canadian gets five years in U.S. prison in turtle smuggling case

Detroit - A Canadian man who made numerous trips to Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China will spend nearly five years in a U.S. federal prison for smuggling. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday.

NASA scientists: Climate change is moving the North Pole

Beginning around the year 2000, the North Pole abruptly changed its direction and started drifting east, and its all thanks to us, scientists have discovered. The geographic North Pole is located smack in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

UFO sightings in Canada in 2015 second highest on record

Winnipeg - Ufology Research based in Winnipeg, Manitoba has published its 2015 UFO Survey. Quebec leads the provinces in number of sightings. There were 1,267 sightings in 2015. The most sightings were in 2012 when there were 2,012.

Controversial policy passes at Canadian NDP leadership convention Special

Edmonton - In a number of shake ups at the NDP Policy Convention, the resolution concerning controversial Leap Manifesto passed despite lack of support from Premier Notley and Tom Mulcair is voted out as federal leader of the party.

After a century in Canada, Bison return to Montana reservation

A herd of 89 plains bison in Canada will be relocated to a Native American reservation in Montana next month, and tribal leaders say this is a welcome homecoming for an animal that is an emblem of their way of life.

Case of sexually-transmitted Zika in Canada may have been found

Canada may have its first case of sexually transmitted Zika in a patient in Saskatchewan say health officials. The case involves a woman who had sex with a man who had recently traveled to a Zika-affected country.

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dead of cancer at 46

Montr - Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who made international headlines when he was caught using crack cocaine while in office in Canada's largest city, died Tuesday at age 46 after a battle with cancer.

An update from Australia's favourite Canadian vocalist Ann Vriend Special

The singer/songwriter from Edmonton has enjoyed quite a bit of success with her most recent LP 'For the People in the Mean Time.' She is currently on tour Down Under, which is where Digital Journal caught up with her.

Coffee on tap as workspace-cafes conquer Montreal

Montr - Sitting on sofas with laptops balanced awkwardly on their knees as they sip from bottomless cups of tea and coffee, customers have turned an off-the-beaten-path cafe in Montreal into their personal workspace.And the owners couldn't be happier.

Acid folk artist LeE HARVey OsMOND reveals his 'Beautiful Scars' Special

Otherwise known by his real name, Tom Wilson, this quirky Canadian — who makes "Folk Music that sounds like it's made by stoners when the strongest thing we indulge in is cups of tea and hummus" — has a new record coming out. DG found out more.

Toronto attacker said 'Allah' told him to stab soldiers: police

Ottawa - A man who stabbed two Canadian soldiers at a military recruiting office in Toronto on Monday said he was acting on orders from "Allah," police said.

Canada spending millions on uneconomical seal hunt

A newly released government document says the Canadian government is spending $2.5 million to monitor the annual commercial seal hunt, the largest marine mammal cull on the planet, which had an export value of only $500,000.

France's Royal applauds U.S.— Canada move to cut methane emissions

New York - France's ecology minister Segolene Royal on Friday welcomed new commitments from Canada and the United States to cut methane emissions, whose global warming potential is worse than carbon dioxide.

Obama welcomes 'quite good-looking' Trudeau to White House

Washington - Barack Obama welcomed Canada's youthful Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his "quite good looking Canadian delegation" to the White House Thursday, for a pomp-filled visit designed to rejuvenate US-Canada ties.

Real-time trackers aim to avoid repeat of MH370 mystery

Montr - Two years on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the UN's aviation agency announced new requirements in a bid to avoid a repeat of a mystery that has perplexed investigators.

Fire, power outage shut down part of Toronto's transit service

Toronto - A power outage sparked by a fire early Tuesday wreaked havoc on Toronto's transit lines, turning the morning commute into a slow crawl.

Wigged bank robber wanted in Toronto

Toronto - He carries a gun, wears prescription glasses, and caps his head in a ratty, brown wig. But it's not the fashion police who are looking for the so-called "wig-wearing bandit," a man Canadian cops say has robbed four banks in just 15 days.

Skinny basic TV coming to Canada, will only be $25 per month

Next week, consumers in Canada will have more control over how much they pay for television, thanks to the "skinny" cable package mandated by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

Canada moves to repeal law that revokes citizenship in terror cases

Ottawa - Canada's Liberals moved Thursday to stop stripping dual nationals convicted of terrorism, treason or spying, or who belong to any group fighting the nation of their Canadian citizenship.

Scientists scare the heck out of raccoons to save ecosystems

Raccoons are definitely cute and clever, and in habitats where they have predators, they keep to the trees and do most of their foraging for food at night. In areas where there are no predators, their cute and clever ways can wreak havoc on ecosystems.

Polar bear patrols reduce bear deaths in Canada, WWF says

As sea ice in the Arctic continues to thin and decrease, polar bears are spending longer periods prowling coastlines. Separated from seals, their primary source of food, the bears scavenge for meals and are attracted by cooking odors and human waste.

Canadian island invites Trump haters to move north

Ottawa - The rise of Donald Trump has given an unlikely boost to a Canadian island offering to take in Americans as political refugees if the Republican real estate mogul wins the White House.

Canadian medical marijuana patients can grow their own pot

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that patients who use medical marijuana can grow their own cannabis at home. The decision strikes down Ottawa's ban on the practice.

Roll Up the Rim theft on Facebook

Conception Bay South - A web-savvy opportunist steals a woman's prize after she posts a picture of the winning Tim Hortons cup on her Facebook account.
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