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B.C.’s LNG emissions’ law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA – New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied-natural-gas... (more...)

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Two killed in football clashes in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Oct 21 (IANS) — Two men were killed in separate football-related incidents in Argentina, following a... (more...)

B.C.’s LNG emissions’ law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA – New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied-natural-gas... (more...)

Today in History – Oct. 20

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Oct. 20: On this date: In 1632, Sir Christopher Wren, British astronomer... (more...)

India to host World Ayurveda Conference next month

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — India will host the 6th World Ayurveda Conference from Nov 6-9 here to highlight its significance... (more...)

Falling oil prices may spur Modi for more reforms (Comment)

By Saroj Mohanty One single international development that has not received the kind of play it deserves in the Indian media... (more...)

This shld be on top of TR) As cancer cases spiral, government to focus on prevention, care centres

By Sreeparna Chakrabarty New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) — With the number of cancer cases in India set to explode in the... (more...)

Quiet ‘whiz kid’ from New York suburb, Frieden became the public face of US Ebola fight

By Anne Flaherty THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America’s top... (more...)

Today in History – Nov. 1

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Nov. 1: On this date: In 1512, Michelangelo’s paintings in the Sistine... (more...)

Today in History – Oct. 29

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Oct. 29: On this date: In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh was executed in London... (more...)

Paraguay journalist killed in ambush

Asuncion, Oct 17 (IANS/EFE) — Pablo Medina, a reporter in a Paraguayan newspaper was killed in an ambush along with... (more...)

Quiet ‘whiz kid’ from New York suburb, CDC’s Frieden now the public face of US Ebola fight

By Anne Flaherty THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America’s top... (more...)

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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

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