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CBC sackings after Ghomeshi inquiry

Friday, April 17th 2015, 16:38

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation lets go two executives after an independent report found that management condoned the actions of former radio host Jian Ghomeshi.
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Seven Up! director Paul Almond dies

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 9:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul Almond, the Canadian director who started the groundbreaking Seven Up! documentary series about a group of British children, has died aged 83.
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Fast and Furious outpaces at box office

Monday, April 13th 2015, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

The latest Fast and the Furious film is still top dog at the US and Canada box office, having taken $60.6m (£41.4m) in its second weekend in cinemas.
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Red River Women

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 23:17

The unexplained murders of Canada's missing women
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Canada logs first Syrian air strikes

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 23:12
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Canada carries out its first air strikes in Syria, as part of the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.
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Artist adds value to old paintings

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 6:32

Upcycled charity shop canvases get cult characters added to them by Canadian artist, to create new images.
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Indonesia jails teachers for abuse

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 4:44
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Jakarta

A British-Canadian teacher and an Indonesian are jailed for 10 years for sex abuse at a Jakarta international school, in a controversial case.
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Arrests over Canada prostitution ring

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 23:04

Six people are arrested in Canada on suspicion of running a prostitution ring, which smuggled nearly 500 women in to the country.
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Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 8:54
related countries: United States United States

US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.
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Olympic 400m runner Barnaby dies

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 14:19

Canadian Olympic 400m runner Daundre Barnaby dies in a swimming accident on the Caribbean island of St Kitts, aged 24.
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Wambach desperate for World Cup win

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 12:59
related countries: United States United States

Abby Wambach says she would swap all her individual accolades to win a World Cup with the USA in Canada this summer.
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Blackberry posts profit for quarter

Friday, March 27th 2015, 13:44

Canadian mobile phone firm Blackberry posts better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. but its revenues showed a larger-than-expected drop.
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Celine Dion set for Las Vegas return

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 12:39

Canadian singer Celine Dion is returning to the stage in Las Vegas, a year after she put her career on hold "indefinitely" for health and family reasons.
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Two convicted of Canada train plot

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 4:39
related places: Toronto

A Canadian court convicts two terror suspects over a plot to attack a train from New York to Toronto.
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Woman killed by whale off Mexico

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 10:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Baja California

A Canadian woman dies after a grey whale crashes into a tourist boat off Baja California Sur on Mexico's Pacific Coast.
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Jump in measles cases in Canada

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 22:15
related places: Quebec

Canada health officials have confirmed 119 cases of measles among adults and children in a Quebec town, linked to an 2014 outbreak in Disneyland.
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Canada gunman's video lists motives

Friday, March 6th 2015, 18:32

In a newly-released video made by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the gunman who carried out attacks in Canada last year blames its foreign policy.
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VIDEO: An 'ice' hairdo: Frozen hair contest

Friday, March 6th 2015, 7:38

The winners of this year's International Hair Freezing competition in Yukon in Canada have been announced.
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Canadian pastor detained in N Korea

Friday, March 6th 2015, 4:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Canada has confirmed that a Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has been detained by North Korea, his family and church say.
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Shania Twain announces final tour

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 11:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

Country star Shania Twain will play 48 dates across the US and Canada, kicking off in June, in what she says will be her "last" tour.
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UK government sells Eurostar stake

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 0:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m.
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'Spocking' not illegal, Canada says

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 17:11

The Bank of Canada announces that tribute pictures of Leonard Nimoy's Spock on bank notes is not against the law.
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Canadian 'missing in North Korea'

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 2:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.
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Canadian court keeps oath to Queen

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 20:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Canada's Supreme Court rejects a move to scrap the country's citizenship oath, which requires applicants to swear allegiance to the UK monarchy.
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Chris Brown barred from Canada

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 17:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Montreal, Toronto

US Singer Chris Brown is forced to cancel shows in Montreal and Toronto after Canadian officials stopped him from entering the country.
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Canadian 'freezeway' to reclaim winter

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 23:04

The plan to turn 11km of a Canadian city into an ice rink
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Cuba frees Canadian businessman

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 22:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba frees the president of a Canadian transport company, Cy Tokmakjian, after more than three years in jail on bribery charges.
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VIDEO: MP blames exit on tight underwear

Friday, February 20th 2015, 11:51

A Canadian MP has offered an original excuse for leaving parliament in a hurry - tight underwear.
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Underwear blamed for MP's swift exit

Friday, February 20th 2015, 11:49

A Canadian MP says he rushed out of parliament and nearly missed a vote because of his tight underpants.
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Record-breaking cold in US East

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 22:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Siberia

Bitterly cold air from Siberia brings dangerously low and possibly record-setting temperatures to the eastern half of the US and Canada.
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Two charged over Canada death 'plot'

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 11:21
related places: Halifax

Two are charged over an alleged mass-shooting plot in Halifax, Canada - while the purported dark writings of a third suspect, now dead, also emerge.
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VIDEO: Canada gang 'murderous misfits'

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 6:55

Officials in Canada have branded as ''murderous misfits'' a gang they say planned to kill as many people as possible in a massacre on Valentine's Day.
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Canada foils 'mass shooting plot'

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 15:06
related places: Halifax

Canadian police say they have foiled an imminent plot to carry out a mass shooting in the Halifax area and have made three arrests.
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People seized near Mexican gold mine

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 2:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Guerrero

Armed men abduct at least 12 people near a Canadian-owned gold mine in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 students vanished last year.
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Canada backs doctor-assisted suicide

Friday, February 6th 2015, 17:33

Canada's Supreme Court rules that doctors may help patients who have severe and incurable medical conditions to die, overturning a 1993 ban.
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China detains Canadian over secrets

Friday, February 6th 2015, 2:24
related countries: China China

China says it is holding a Canadian man on suspicion of stealing state secrets but releases his wife on bail, six months after they were detained.
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Canada foreign minister resigns

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 16:58

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has resigned as Canada's top diplomat.
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Canadian PM seeks wider terror laws

Friday, January 30th 2015, 21:52

Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 10:25

A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.
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VIDEO: 'Riding air currents across the Pacific'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 7:07
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: California, Pacific

Two balloonists trying to break two world records for crossing the Pacific have been forced to change course off the coast of California and head for Mexico rather than Canada.
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Man missed lottery jackpot by seven seconds

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 19:32
related places: Quebec

Canada's Supreme Court says it will not hear the appeal of a Quebec man who missed a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot by seven seconds.
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E. coli found in Winnipeg water

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 17:14
related places: Winnipeg

Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.
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