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Nearly 60 rhinos poached in South Africa 

January 31, 2013

So far this year, poachers in South Africa have killed 57 rhinos, at a rate that puts it at about two a day, according to AFP. Read Article »

South Africa commuter trains collide, hundreds injured

January 31, 2013

Two trains collided outside of the South African capital Pretoria this morning, leaving nearly 300 people injured, according to BBC News. The crash was the cause of the theft of cables coupled with human error, and some schoolchildren got hurt in the process. Read Article »

Mexico steps back during U.S. discussion of immigration reform 

January 30, 2013

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Congress will be discussing changing the immigration policies completely, and its southern neighbor, Mexico, has the most invested in this. Read Article »

Montreal deals with massive flooding during rush hour last night 

January 29, 2013

Montreal residents were stunned when 40 liters of water came rushing into the streets downtown during rush hour, and the city officials are saying that the wear and tear of a water main that is what caused the break, according to CTV News. Read Article »

Holocaust archive gives one man some answers 

January 28, 2013

Wilhelm Thiem is 72 years old, but he has not be able to celebrate his birthday his whole life. Read Article »

Three arrested in connection to deadly nightclub fire in Brazil 

January 28, 2013

Recent reports on the tragic nightclub fire in Brazil show that three people have been arrested in relation to what occurred on Saturday night, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Some 15,000 crocodiles escape in South Africa

January 24, 2013

Approximately 15,000 crocodiles escaped during a flood from a South African reptile farm, and about half of them have been captured and returned, but the other half is still on the loose, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth travel to Ottawa 

January 23, 2013

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth recently enjoyed a vacation in Costa Rica, and they decided to extend their vacation by next visiting the Great White North. Read Article »

Jailed Pussy Riot members do not regret anything 

January 23, 2013

The Russian punk-rock band, Pussy Riot, was sentenced to two years in jail after performing a "punk prayer" against President Vladimir Putin at the main cathedral in Moscow this past August. Read Article »

Mexican vigilante group steps up to protect communities

January 22, 2013

Hundreds of men have gathered in the Mexico state of Guerrero to bring a stop to the numerous killings, kidnappings and extortion brought by the local drug gangs, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Return of NHL met with joy in Canada

January 21, 2013

After months of gridlock and discussions, the NHL season officially kicked off on Saturday, January 19, much to the delight of millions of hockey fans across Canada. Read Article »

China's one-child policy will stay in effect

January 16, 2013

There has been some speculation recentlythat China's one-child policy would become less strict,allowingChinese residents to have more than one child per family. Read Article »

Mayor of Toronto supports opening a casino

January 15, 2013

Toronto asked the public to gather for a session to talk about the possibility of bringing a casino to the Canadian city. Read Article »

Air pollution in China can no longer be ignored

January 15, 2013

Even though many of the state-run news media companies have showed China with clear blue skies, it is far from the reality. Read Article »

Survey finds Canadian business owners optimistic about 2013

January 14, 2013

A new survey conducted by the Bank of Canada asked Canadian firms if they believe that even though they had a rough 2012, they are expecting positive outcomes from 2013. Read Article »

Opt for a reposition cruise to save on vacation

January 11, 2013

When it comes to taking a vacation with your family, a cruise might feel out of reach due to your budget, but a reposition cruise may be the perfect solution. Read Article »

U.S. adoptions of Russian children up in the air

January 11, 2013

On January 1, a ban was signed by Russian officials prohibiting U.S. families from adopting children from Russia, according to BBC News. Read Article »

Russian volcano continues to erupt

January 10, 2013

It looks as though the eruption of the volcano in Russia has not slowed since it started at the end of November. Read Article »

Killer whales escape ice-locked area

January 10, 2013

After a possible change in current, 11 killer whales are now free after being forced to use just a small opening of open water to surface, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Business travel to see boost in 2013

January 9, 2013

A new survey conducted by Frequent Business Traveler magazine found that the travel and hospitality industries would see growth in 2013. Read Article »

Chinese protesters fight against censorship at liberal newspaper

January 8, 2013

Many protesters gathered in front of a liberal Chinese newspaper's headquarters in which they were supporting the fight against censorship, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Research shows drop in government-funded eye exams for diabetes patients

January 8, 2013

Recent research developed by scientists at St. Michael's Hospital in Ontario found that those with diabetes are not getting as many annual eye exams as they did 10 years ago, even though these exams are critical for the patients' health. Read Article »

New Zealand man creates colorful igloo in Canada

January 7, 2013

When Daniel Gray of New Zealand his girlfriend Kathleen Starrie came to Edmonton in Canada to spend the holidays with her family, he likely did not guess what he would be doing while celebrating Christmas. Read Article »

Iceland working to attract more business travelers in the New Year

January 4, 2013

Iceland has become a hot spot to travel, as the beautiful country brings in a great deal of tourists, which helps with its ongoing economic recovery. Read Article »

Tips for looking your best while traveling

January 4, 2013

Tips for looking your best while traveling Read Article »

Brazilian judge asking for mayor to be fined for riding a donkey

January 3, 2013

In some cases, news stories simply do not feel as though they can be true. Read Article »

American fugitive arrested in Canada on Wednesday

January 3, 2013

An American fugitive who was convicted of a $1-million fraud scheme in California was found in Canada on Wednesday and was apprehended Read Article »

Beer now considered alcohol and not food in Russia

January 2, 2013

Russians will now have a tougher time getting beer than they once did after 2013 rang in. Read Article »