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Ashley Madison says site growing, insists women are using

Ottawa - Embattled dating-for-cheaters website Ashley Madison insisted Monday that a massive hack and release of user data had not affected the site's prospects, with hundreds of thousands of new members -- including real women.

Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists

Cairo - Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste called Sunday for Egypt's president to pardon him and two colleagues handed prison sentences in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation and which he described as "politically motivated".

Jailed Jazeera journalists all conflict-hardened veterans

Cairo - The three journalists for Al-Jazeera television's English-language channel sentenced to three years after being convicted in a retrial of broadcasting false news are all conflict-hardened veteran correspondents.

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation.

Egypt court set to rule in Jazeera reporters' trial

Cairo - An Egyptian court is set to rule Saturday in the retrial of three journalists with Al-Jazeera television's English-language news channel whose two-year ordeal sparked a global campaign for their release.

Ashley Madison boss steps down after data breach

Ottawa - The chief executive of dating-for-adulterers website Ashley Madison stepped down on Friday after hackers leaked its membership list online.

Canada police commander found guilty over G20 arrests

Ottawa - A senior Toronto police officer was found guilty of misconduct Tuesday for ordering mass arrests at the G20 summit in 2010.

Two suicides may be linked to Ashley Madison hack: Police

Ottawa - The Ashley Madison hack has sparked "spin off" crimes including extortion and may have led to two suicides, Canadian police said Monday, as the adultery website's parent company offered a sizeable reward for leads on the culprits.

Indonesia school staff freed after abuse convictions quashed

Jakarta - A Canadian and an Indonesian jailed for sexual abuse at an elite Jakarta international school walked free from prison Friday to an emotional reception from supporters after unexpectedly being cleared.

Kraft Heinz cuts 2,500 jobs in Canada, U.S. after recent merger

Chicago - Saying that it intends to cut costs, Kraft Heinz Co. is slashing about 2,500 jobs now that the two companies have merged. Employees affected by this are in the U.S. and Canada and will be notified in person, said spokesman Michael Mullen.

Op-Ed: How Canadian NDP leader Thomas Mulcair would look clean-shaven

Facial hair can change the way we look at politicians, as I've noticed in the many polarizing reactions to NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's beard. Is Canada ready for a bearded Prime Minister?

Madonna to kick off 'Rebel Heart' world tour in Montreal, Canada

Pop queen Madonna will be kicking off her "Rebel Heart" world tour on September 9, in Montreal, Canada, at The Bell Centre.

Two dead, three injured at Drake Toronto rap party

Ottawa - Two people were shot dead and three were injured at a party hosted by Grammy-winning rapper Drake at a downtown Toronto nightclub early Tuesday, police said.The shooting started in the Muzik Nightclub and spilled out onto the street.

Detained Canadian pastor 'confesses' at Pyongyang church service

Seoul - North Korea on Monday released video footage of a detained Canadian pastor attending church in Pyongyang and admitting to unspecified subversion charges levelled after his arrest in January.

Canada set for election amid concern over economy and security

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called general elections for October 19, kicking off a campaign for a fourth straight term in power amid a sluggish economy.

Keystone pipeline's fate to be decided during Obama's term

Washington - President Barack Obama plans to decide before leaving office whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would send Canadian crude oil to US refineries.

Bodies found in New Zealand search for avalanche Canadians

Wellington - New Zealand police searching for a pair of missing Canadian students said Monday that two bodies had been found in avalanche debris near the area they were hiking.

Studies show success in HIV drugs for prevention

Vancouver - Despite evidence that taking powerful anti-HIV drugs can help protect uninfected partners from contracting the virus that causes AIDS, the therapy is far from becoming routinely prescribed, scientists said.

Teen in remission from HIV 12 yrs after stopping meds: Researchers

Vancouver - A French teenager born with HIV has been in remission for 12 years after stopping her medication, a world-first that renews hope for the prospect of early treatment, researchers said Monday.

Backyard burial isn't proof man wanted to kill victim, court says

Oshawa - Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that even though a killer hid the body, cleaned up the crime scene, and lied to police, the actions don't necessarily prove there was actual intent to commit murder.

Experts urge shift in HIV treatment at global meet in Canada

Vancouver - AIDS researchers released a call to action Sunday for a worldwide shift in HIV treatment, to providing medication immediately after diagnosis instead of first watching for signs of illness to appear.

Canada's Benito Floro must learn from Gold Cup disappointment

Oh Canada. Some things never change. The summers remain hot, the winters are nearly unbearable, and the men’s national team continues to disappoint.

Op-Ed: 2015 Canadian election could see big changes

It looks like the looming Canadian federal election will be close. But there may be big changes in the next parliament with a new government in place.

Mushroom poisoning causes Canadian woman's liver to fail

Harvesting wild mushrooms can be risky if you're not well versed in identifying toxic varieties from the edible kinds. A 52-year-old Canadian woman recently suffered liver failure, and underwent a liver transplant, after eating toxic mushrooms.

Wildlife officer suspended after refusing to kill bear cubs

Port Hardy - A simple act of kindness by a wildlife official in British Columbia has taken the Internet by storm. It started when conservation officer Bryce Casavant responded to a call about a black bear raiding a freezer stuffed with deer meat and fish.

Longtime fugitive from Montreal arrested in Northern California

Fremont - A Canadian man accused of killing his wife in Montreal eight years ago has been arrested in the San Francisco Bay Area after applying to stay in the United States.

Interview with Canadian singer/songwriter Ann Vriend Special

The Edmonton-based musician is particularly popular in her native country and in Australia. She also has an album and a single out and talks to Digital Journal about both.

Hundreds of wildfires prompt Canadian troop deployment

Vancouver - Canadian authorities are sending troops to help shore up firefighters' efforts to battle numerous wildfires in the country, after the blazes prompted the evacuation of thousands of people.

Thousands of people displaced as wildfires rage in western Canada

Regina - Wildfires burning in Saskatchewan on Saturday crossed fail-safe lines, prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents of a community that includes the province's largest First Nation. Almost 5,000 evacuees are being taken to Alberta.

Seniors going bankrupt in soaring numbers in Canada

Judy Southon, from Toronto, said she had her husband had great jobs and raised a son, and they owned a home, but she never thought she would have to declare bankruptcy.
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Back lane scenes in Port Moody, BC, Canada.
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Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton on October 25, 2014.
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St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
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Election campaign on the streets of Vancouver, Nov. 19, 2011.
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Jack Layton memorial by Toronto artist David Pellettier at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.
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