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Dozens of migrants found dead in truck on Austria highway

Typhoon Goni damage
Typhoon Goni batters Okinawa, heads for Kyushu

Typhoon Goni, which battered Okinawa and was over the East China Sea on Monday, was poised to make a landfall on Kyushu on Tuesday morning, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of violent winds and high waves. The weather agency also alerted residents in …

CANADA

Rainfall warning issued' Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver and Howe Sound. A strong storm tapping into subtropical moisture is expected to drop 50 to 80 mm beginning overnight through Saturday, with the highest amounts along the North Shore. Localized flooding is possible

Heavy rain forecast Friday for Metro Vancouver brings weather alerts

New study reveals top 10 skills Canadian employers are looking for

Major Change In Weather For Most of BC As Rain Moves In

Canadian Medical Assoc. wants proof kids have been vaccinated
Canadian Medical Association wants proof kids have been vaccinated
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Canadian Medical Association wants schools to be able to force parents to provide vaccination histories for their kids. They’re echoing a request BC’s top doctor made quite a
 
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As recently as June, ATB Financial chief economist Todd Hirsch thought Alberta could pull off growth this year. Now Hirsch says the market meltdown and persistently low oil prices mean that there's no way to avoid a recession - Read More
Loonie
Canadian dollar sinks to 11-year low
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:57:11 EDT

The Canadian dollar sank to an 11-year low against the U.S. dollar on Monday, a casualty of the turmoil in stock markets and the continued rout in commodity prices. – Read More

MARKETS/BUSINESS

North American stock markets stage dramatic surge to cap volatile day

North American stocks jumped out of the gate on Wednesday morning, as investors piled back into shares that have been bruised by global economic concerns - Continue reading →

Prof Michael Hudson analyses the stock market turmoil in China, the US and the Greek imbroglio

HEALTH

Nature’s Antibiotics

Know The Warning Signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis. It takes 7 years on average to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis, but knowing the signs can help shorten the wait and prevent irreversible damage to the spine.

NON–POLITICAL

Goldie Steinberg, reportedly the world’s oldest Jew, dies at 114. Survivor of 1903 Kishinev pogrom moved to New York in 1923, lived independently until she was 104.

SC/ENVIRO/PSYCH

Smithsonian: Why do flamingoes stand on one leg?

Assessment of multi-decadal WRF-CMAQ simulations for understanding direct aerosol effects on radiation "brightening" in the United States

Of the 46 recently weaned northern elephant seals deaths reported by the San Francisco Bay Area’s Marine Mammal Center between April 20 and August 1 of this year, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation was listed as a cause of death in 16 — over 1/3 of the total.

Stephen Hawkings
Stephen Hawking's fantastic vision of black holes may solve 40-year paradox -  NN)Want to know what happens after you pass through a black hole? Just look around you. You might land in another universe that is similar to our

Cancer cells programmed back to normal by US scientists

Typhoons in the western North Pacific

Journal of Science

Oddly Enough

Enough to make Mona Lisa smile: Taiwan boy falls through Italian masterpiece
Boy trips, punches hole in $1.54m masterpiece
TAIPEI (Reuters) - A T$50 million ($1.54 million) masterpiece by an 17th century Italian artist was back on display in the Taiwan capital on Tuesday after a 12-year-old boy tripped, fell and punched a hole in the canvass, the exhibit organizer said.
 

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Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites

U.S.

Florida declares state of emergency over storm Erika

Many baby seals dying of leukemia-linked disorder along California coast – Blamed for over 1/3 of recent deaths at San Francisco Bay rescue center (CHART)

Vester Flanagan
Suspected Killer of US Journalists Traveled Troubled Path

Vester Flanagan was fired from at least two TV stations for conflicts with co-workers, leaving memories of an 'off-kilter' loner More

Heat wave hits Southern California, increasing wildfire risk

smoke from wildfires fills air across US Northwest
Smoke From Wildfires Fills Air Across US Northwest

Parts of Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana are under air quality alerts as crews battle 50 large wildfires in those drought-stricken states More

AMERICAS

Hungry Venezuela Eyes $40 Billion Offshore Discovery In Guyana

TRIBAL


Rachel Dolezal
Meet the Native American Rachel Dolezal

Elder justifies detour fees after fatal crash at First Nation reserve near Calgary
Elder justifies detour fees after fatal crash at First Nation reserve near Calgary

Nexen pipeline spill cleanup details not being shared, First Nation says. Band councillor says Calgary-based company should share more water testing data

M.E. | ASIA

Philippines seeks US help to protect troops in disputed sea
Philippines Seeks US Help to Protect Troops in Disputed Sea

Admiral Harry Harris, Philippine counterpart meet in effort to expand defense ties as tensions worsen around China's disputed territorial claims More

Assad
Despite Golan strikes, Assad says 'terrorists more important than Israel'

Tepco bid to restart Kashiwazaki–Kariwa nuclear plant stymied by governor. Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s road back to becoming a nuclear power utility remains uncertain amid staunch local opposition to restarting the facility at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa in Niigata Prefecture. The plant is the world’s biggest nuclear power facility. Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida said after meeting regulators …

Iran nuke deal monitoring panel to hold first meeting

 

AFRICA

Migrant crisis: Libya searches for more bodies

Photos: Dead whale washed ashore at Moree

UN says 4.5m Ethiopians will need aid after rains fail. UN says numbers who will require food aid by end of this year has surged by more than 1.5 million after failed rains

 

TECH

tablet
Grim forecast for computer, tablet sales takes a turn for the worse. A glut of inventory, Microsoft's offer for free upgrades to Windows 10 and an overall stagnant market combine for a projected decline in sales

Apple Mac
Apple Mac users can now install Windows 10 as an alternate OS using the updated “Boot Camp” dual-boot utility.

Programmers must constantly learn new languages to remain employable, right? Not if they learned COBOL 50 years ago; the venerable mainframe language still powers much of the financial world and experts in it are in great demand.

“Must be fluent in Java, C++, and Klingon.” Israeli tech firm Zook is running a help-wanted ad written in the alien warrior language familiar only to the most fanatical Star Trek fans. 

OP–ED

Brookings Analysts Pan United Nations Report on Gaza War. ‘The commission all but admits that it lacked the information to draw the conclusions it drew’ – By Yair Rosenberg

HAWKING: Black holes are passage to another universe...

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TRAVEL

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