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Canadian figure skaters Virtue and Moir win World Figure Skating Championships

March 30, 2012

This year may be the year for summer sports when it comes to the Olympic Games, but that doesn't mean figure skating comes to a halt. Read Article »


German unemployment drops lower than predicted in March

March 30, 2012

The German economy has been struggling, but recent quarterly reports indicate things may be looking up for the job market. Read Article »


New bill enters Russian parliament to ban 'gay propaganda' nationally

March 29, 2012

Recently, a citywide ban on "gay propaganda" was put into effect in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and now the national government is considering implementing a countrywide policy. Read Article »


FIFA assures fans 2014 World Cup will be a success

March 29, 2012

After Brazilian football federation president Ricardo Teixeira stepped down from his positions in the organization and the FIFA executive committee, the football community has been worried about his replacement and the impact of his resignation on the World Cup. Read Article »


Canadian well-being advocacy groups stress important of toddler playtime

March 29, 2012

Technology has become an ever-present part of life for many people, and young children are often allowed to spend more time in front of TV and computer screens than is beneficial to their health and development. Read Article »


Philippines, Vietnam to play real-life game of Battleship

March 28, 2012

Naval exercises are common practice for militaries, but they are typically done by one nation at a time. Read Article »


Facebook founder spotted in China, sparks rumors

March 28, 2012

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was recently spotted at an Apple store in Shanghai, China, and the internet has been abuzz with rumors that his globally popular social networking site could soon be unblocked. Read Article »


Google's online Mandela collection goes live

March 27, 2012

Last year, internet giant Google started a project to digitally preserve the life and works of anti-apartheid hero and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Read Article »


Japanese "ghost ship" appears off Canadian coast

March 27, 2012

A Japanese fishing boat was spotted off the western coast of Canada recently, but the Goonies won't be raiding it for treasure anytime soon. Read Article »


Pope Benedict XVI welcomed to Mexico by adoring crowds

March 26, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI recently visited Mexico in his tour of South and Central American countries. Read Article »


Vancouver contestant's ban from beauty pageant stirs controversy

March 26, 2012

Miss Universe Canada has been in the hot seat lately after disqualifying a contestant. Read Article »


Gay rights activists in Russia unimpressed by Madonna's support of their plight

March 23, 2012

Madonna, a world-renowned pop star, announced plans to stand against recently passed laws banning the promotion of homosexuality at an upcoming concert in Saint Petersburg. Read Article »


Gay rights activists in Russia unimpressed by Madonna's support of their plight

March 23, 2012

Madonna, a world-renowned pop star, announced plans to stand against recently passed laws banning the promotion of homosexuality at an upcoming concert in Saint Petersburg. Read Article »


German bears caught playing in the snow like children

March 23, 2012

At a wildlife park in Bavaria, Germany, a pair of European brown bears had their own snow day. Read Article »


Brazilian beachgoers save stranded dolphin pod

March 23, 2012

A few weeks ago, a group of about 30 dolphins swam a little too close to the shore and got stranded in the surf on a Brazilian beach. Read Article »


South Africa honors apartheid freedom fighters on Human Rights Day

March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, marked the celebration of Human Rights Day in South Africa. Read Article »


Murderer cinematically escapes Russian prison

March 22, 2012

Sometimes the line between reality and fiction is easily blurred, and a story that seems straight out of a suspense novel recently took place in Russia. Read Article »


Jeremy Lin to serve as Volvo brand ambassador in U.S. and China

March 21, 2012

Volvo Cars recently signed rising NBA star Jeremy Lin as its new spokesperson for the American and Chinese markets. Read Article »


Massive earthquake strikes Mexico, leaves damage but takes no lives

March 21, 2012

On Tuesday, March 20, an earthquake shook southern Mexico and caused many to panic. Read Article »


MoneySense reveals list of Best Places to Live in Canada

March 20, 2012

Ontario cities crowded the winner's circle of MoneySense's annual Best Places to Live list, with Ottawa taking the prize for the third year in a row. Read Article »


South Africa to step up road safety during Easter

March 19, 2012

Officials in South African are gearing up for Easter by launching the 2012 Easter Arrive Alive Road Safety Campaign. Read Article »


Geckos to ride on Russia research satellite this year

March 19, 2012

News that Russia was planning to send astronauts to the moon was leaked last week, but they may not be first in line to leave Earth's atmosphere. Read Article »


FIFA lauds Nigeria Football Federation for effectively dealing with problems

March 16, 2012

Global football organization FIFA recently commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for resolving problems with Dr. Sam Jaja and Barrister Raj Nnaji who both brought cases against the NFF. Read Article »


Moderate earthquake causes panic in the Philippines

March 16, 2012

When an earthquake struck the southern Philippines, people in a local mall panicked. Read Article »


Canadian man sues James Cameron for stealing Avatar

March 15, 2012

James Cameron's Avatar was one of the most expensive movies ever made, with a budget of about $230 million, and a Vancouver man is suing Cameron for $100 million of the profits. Read Article »


Poltical leader forced to step down in scandal aftermath

March 15, 2012

Earlier this week, Bo Xilai, the Community Part secretary of the Chongqing district, was removed from his position in the wake of a major political scandal. Read Article »


Cameroon finally recruits pro-striker David Ngog for national team

March 14, 2012

After years of invitations to join the Cameroon national football team, the Indomitable Lions, professional athlete David Ngog finally agreed to sign on to the team. Read Article »


Russia to put men on moon by 2030

March 14, 2012

The Russian space program has been struggling to rebuild its image after a handful of failed probe launches late last year. Read Article »


Cheney sites safety concerns for cancellation of visit to Canada

March 13, 2012

Former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney recently scheduled a trip to Canada, but backed out shortly thereafter due to safety concerns. Read Article »


Mexican authorities nearly captures drug kingpin in February

March 13, 2012

The war on drugs wages on in Mexico, and the Associated Press reports federal police nearly captured Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman a few weeks ago. Read Article »


Teixeira resigns as head of Brazil's football federation

March 13, 2012

Ricardo Teixeira has officially resigned from his role as the head of the Brazilian football federation and as a member of the 2014 World Cup planning committee. Read Article »


Spotify enters Germany market

March 12, 2012

Spotify, an international digital music firm, will be available in Germany this week. Read Article »


Bid to stop elephant poaching in Cameroon ends in violence

March 12, 2012

Poachers have always targeted elephants for their ivory tusks, but the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently reported more than 300 have been slaughtered in the past few months. Read Article »


Philippines tax investigators seek information from Manny Paquiao

March 9, 2012

The Bureau of Internal Revenue in the Philippines recently filed a criminal complaint against internationally-reknowned boxer Manny Pacquaio. Read Article »


China's foreign minister calls for friendlier relations with the U.S.

March 7, 2012

International relations between China and the U.S. have been tense, but China's foreign minister Yang Jiechi asserted to reporters at an annual conference that the relationship is continuing to grow and improve. Read Article »


Putin offers cabinet position to Prokhorov, who declines

March 7, 2012

In what appears to be an act of goodwill, newly-elected President Vladimir Putin recently extended a job offer to his biggest competitors from the political race. Read Article »


Canada honors women's role in national history

March 7, 2012

March 7 is International Women's Day, and Canada is honoring its female population by designating 16 new women, events and historic sites that recognize women's role in the nation's history. Read Article »


Survey reveals being away from loved ones is hardest for most business travelers

March 7, 2012

Being apart from family can be one of the toughest aspects of traveling for work, especially for those who spend a lot of time out of town. Read Article »


Natural gas fires off Nigerian coast finally extinguish themselves

March 6, 2012

On January 16, there was a natural gas explosion on a Chevron exploration rig off the coast of Nigeria. Read Article »


Environmental activist to sail 8,000 miles to raise awareness for dolphin protection

March 6, 2012

Jim Sullivan, a 50-year-old environmental activist and radio show host from California, is embarking on an 8,000 mile journey aboard his 30-foot sailboat. Read Article »


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