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Chinese considering getting rid of "one child" policy

October 31, 2012

The unpopular "one-child" policy in China, which only allows families of some provinces to have one child, may be phasing out. Read Article »


Survey shows more Canadians utilizing food banks

October 30, 2012

A new survey released by Food Banks Canada found that more Canadians are making their way to food banks. Read Article »


Chinese women taught to smile using chopsticks

October 30, 2012

The traditional Chinese adage explains that a women of beauty does not show her teeth while she is smiling, but it seems as though this may no longer be the case. Read Article »


Canadian teen takes gold in international skating competition

October 29, 2012

Kaetlyn Osmond, 16, stunned the audience when she took gold at the Skate Canada International during her first Grand Prix appearance, according The Canadian Press. Read Article »


German Chancellor opens memorial for Roma Holocaust victims

October 25, 2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened a memorial in Berlin to honor the Roma and Sinti, also known as gypsies, who were discriminated and targeted during the Holocaust, according to NBC News. Read Article »


Report looks at salary increases in Canada

October 25, 2012

A new report issued by the Conference Board of Canada found that the expected increase in salary for non-unionized employees will be three percent. Read Article »


Huge seizure of ivory found in Hong Kong

October 24, 2012

This past Saturday, authorities in Hong Kong intercepted and seized one of the largest shipments of illegal ivory in history, according to the International Herald Tribune. Read Article »


Efforts to save endangered monkey in Brazil now focuses on forest

October 22, 2012

Nearly half a century ago, the endangered golden lion tamarins were on their way to extinction, and now the campaign to bring these monkeys back to life is also focusing on preserving the forest in which they live, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


Russia puts forth new no smoking bill

October 18, 2012

Russia, the world's second largest tobacco market only after China, has officially launched one of the biggest crackdowns on smoking. Read Article »


FIFA has doubts Brazil will be ready for World Cup

October 18, 2012

Brazil has been gearing up for the 2014 World Cup since it was announced the nation would be hosting the major event. Read Article »


World's first liliger born in Russia

October 17, 2012

This past September, a new animal made its way into the world. Kiara, the world's first liliger, is a combination of her mother Zita, a liger - a mix of a tiger and a lion - and her father Sam, an African lion, according to National Geographic News. Read Article »


Canadians spending thousands a year on impulse shopping

October 16, 2012

The idea of "retail therapy" is well known across the globe, as many ladies and men flock to their nearest mall to get a few purchases in order to feel better, but this impulse shopping may be costing Canadians more than they think. Read Article »


Mexico has highest energy security level in the world, study shows

October 15, 2012

A recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce Study looked at the largest energy-consuming nations and found that Mexico has the highest level of energy security, according to Bloomberg. Read Article »


Canadian home sales up in September

October 15, 2012

The Canadian Real Estate Association recently announced that sales of existing home has increased from August to September. Read Article »


China's Mo Yan earns Nobel literature prize

October 11, 2012

It was recently announced that China's Mo Yan is the winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for literature for his various works that combine folk tales, history and living in China, according to Reuters. Read Article »


Canadian survey found children are not spending as much time outdoors as their parents did

October 11, 2012

A new survey conducted by ParticipACTION looked at how many children are spending time outdoors in comparison to how much time their parents were outdoors when they were younger. Read Article »


Refugees make their way across Germany

October 10, 2012

There is a group of 20 to 30 refugees who are making their way across Germany seeking political asylum from their living conditions in Turkey, according to Reuters. Read Article »


One of the three Pussy Riot members released

October 10, 2012

The Russian appeals court kept the two-year sentence for two members of the punk band, Pussy Riot, after the protest against Vladimir Putin that landed all three members in jail for hooliganism occurred, according to Reuters. Read Article »


Business travelers who are making their way across the subcontinent of India have numerous options when it comes time to travel from town to town.

October 10, 2012

Business travelers who are making their way across the subcontinent of India have numerous options when it comes time to travel from town to town. Read Article »


Canadian ecotourism project up for national award

October 9, 2012

One of the biggest trends in global travel over the past several years has been ecotourism, as countless globetrotters attempt to positively affect their eventual destination in a carbon neutral way. Read Article »


Maple syrup seized by police in Canada

October 4, 2012

Canadian police surprised local residents in New Brunswick after they transported 16 trailer-loads trucks of maple syrup. Read Article »


German bank employees evacuated from building after white powder found

October 3, 2012

Bank employees of the German Deutsche Bank from the office in Schkeuditz near Leipzig had quite the scare this past weekend, according to Reuters. Read Article »


Air Canada talks new low-cost carrier to be launched in June

October 3, 2012

Air Canada recently announced it will be integrating a new low-cost carrier as a part of the new leisure group taking flight in June, according to The Vancouver Sun. Read Article »


South African truckers protest in Johannesburg

October 2, 2012

Truckers in South Africa followed the footsteps of other works in the nation by hosting a massive strike in Johannesburg, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


Russian court postpones appeal for punk band Pussy Riot

October 1, 2012

The three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot will have to wait 10 more days before their appeal after one member fired her lawyers before the hearing, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


Brazilian comedy group gears up for World Cup with funny take on the event

October 1, 2012

Brazil has been put under a little fire when it comes to the 2014 World Cup, as many are uncertain if the country will have all of the stadiums completed and if the transportation structure will be effective, according to Reuters. Read Article »


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