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Canadian naval officer arrested for giving Russia secrets

February 12, 2013

A Canadian naval officer was sentenced to 20 years in jail after he was found guilty of handing national secrets over to the Russia government, which damaged Canada's relations with the United States and other important allies, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Carnival cruise ship drifting after engine fire 

February 11, 2013

A Carnival cruise ship is drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, as a fire caused the ship to be dead in the water, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Maple water coming to Canada 

February 7, 2013

It is no secret that maple syrup is of great value to Canadians Read Article »

Volunteerism becomes new concept in Russia

February 6, 2013

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia, and volunteers from all over the country are flocking to the city as a way to show their country's pride, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Russia may ban duty-free items on planes 

February 5, 2013

The duty-free and cigarette stops in Russian airports may soon have new regulations, as a number of issues involving drunken passengers on flights has caused the government to reevaluate a few things, according to Reuters. Read Article »

'How I Met Your Mother' takes things to the Great White North

February 4, 2013

"How I Met Your Mother" is heading to the Great White North during its new episode Monday on CBS. Read Article »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Chinese put forth new legislation: Adult children have to visit aging parents

December 31, 2012

The adult children in China now are required to visit their aging parents - or they could get sued by them, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Nelson Mandela released from hospital, remains in Johannesburg for care

December 27, 2012

The former leader of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has been dealing with a series of health issues, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Russian President Vladimir Putin to sign anti-adoption bill

December 27, 2012

It was recently announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will sign the very controversial anti-adoption bill put forth by the Russian parliament. Read Article »

Cameroon army arrives at national park to protect elephants from poachers

December 26, 2012

A Cameroon army has set up to protect the Bouba Ndjida National Park against poachers that come to hunt the elephants, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Russian parliament approves anti-adoption bill against the U.S.

December 26, 2012

Russia's parliament recently voted in favor of a bill that will ban Americans from adopting Russian children, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Ottawa to host 100th anniversary national skating championships in 2014

December 24, 2012

It was recently announced that Ottawa will host the 2014 skating national championship with its Minto Skating Club at Scotiabank Place on January 9 to 15, 2014, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Read Article »

Three must-sees in New York City over the holidays

December 21, 2012

When it comes to traveling to the Big Apple, the holiday season is one of the most beautiful times of year for New York City. Read Article »

Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television hosts its inaugural Screen Week

December 20, 2012

It was recently announced that the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television will host its first-ever six-day gala in an effort to celebrate Canadian film and TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Read Article »

Brazil soccer team slumps to all-time low ranking

December 19, 2012

When it comes to soccer, Brazil is known for excelling, and the country is even hosting the 2014 World Cup. Read Article »

Two people charged in maple syrup heist this summer

December 19, 2012

There have been three people arrested and two charged in connection to the maple syrup heist, which was worth $18 million, in Quebec this past summer, according CBC News. Read Article »

Mexican president talks of new security force

December 18, 2012

President Enrique Pena Nieto took office on December 1, and now he is making moves to diminish the very violent and unstable parts of the country with an aggressive security force. Read Article »

China continues to crack down on 'Doomsday fanatics'

December 18, 2012

Some people around the world are considering this Friday, December 21, 2012, as the date in which the world will end. Read Article »

South African police foil plan to assassinate president

December 17, 2012

The South African police recently announced that they foiled a plan in which suspected right-wing Afrikaner extremists planned on bombing the African National Congress (ANC) conference. Read Article »

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood travels to Brazil for "end of the world"

December 13, 2012

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood reportedly traveled to Brazil to wait out the end of the Mayan calendar, according to the Telegraph. Read Article »

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash

December 13, 2012

This past Saturday night, the father and brother of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera announced that she had died in a plane crash, according to NBC News. Read Article »