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Air Canada plane near-miss audio released

Air Traffic Control audio has revealed the moment an Air Canada flight narrowly avoided landing on top of other planes in San Francisco.<p>Flight AC759 came within 30m (98ft) of other aircraft as it prepared to land, in a near-miss on 7 July.<p>An investigation into the incident by the US Federal …

Air Canada

Trudeau: 'Canada is no mouse. More like a moose'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a speech largely focusing on the need for shared economic priorities between Canada and the US, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it clear that his nation would not be cowed -- or "moused" -- out of representing its own interests.<p>"Canada is a confident, creative, resourceful …

Canada

Kitten rescued by firefighter lands job in the station

Meet Flame. He’s a very good cat.<p>Two years ago, Flame was weak, starving hungry, and bedraggled.<p>He wandered into Belmont Fire Department in …

Ramzan Kadyrov says there are no gay men in Chechnya — and if there are any, they should move to Canada

In an interview, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies reports that gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic — not because such abuses would not be allowed, but because he thinks there are no gay men in Chechnya.<p>“This is nonsense,” Kadyrov said when asked about the …

Russia

China says India violates 1890 agreement in border stand-off | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday that India was violating an 1890 border agreement between Britain and China that previous Indian governments have pledged to uphold, and it should be respected to end a “very serious” incursion by India.<p>The border stand-off on a plateau next to the …

China

Thailand: 60,000 workers flee over new labour laws

Tens of thousands of workers have fled Thailand, officials said, after new labour regulations adopted by the military government sparked fear and panic among the migrant community.<p>About 60,000 workers left between June 23 and 28, and the number has risen since, an immigration official said on …

Migrant Workers

Remarkable video shows elite firefighters rescuing baby deer from a wildfire

For about a week, clouds of smoke, flaming chaparral and the charred remains of ponderosa pine were nearly all that wildland firefighters battling the Goodwin Fire could see.<p>But on Friday evening, members of a hotshot crew fighting the most intense part of the central Arizona blaze spotted a rare …

Forests

Grenades and plastic explosives stolen from Portuguese arsenal

Thieves cut fence at Tancos military complex and take items including hand grenades and 1,450 rounds of ammunition<p>Investigators in Portugal are looking into how a gang of thieves managed to break into the national arsenal and make off with an enormous haul of weapons including anti-tank grenades, …

Video Surveillance

How to invest in stocks and funds for the first time: The easy guide to growing your money

When it comes to the stock market, young people are getting seriously mixed messages.<p>On one hand, you maybe know you're supposed to own stocks — or …

Japan - a wealthy nation with poor children

NGOs and volunteers say increasing numbers of young Japanese are existing below the poverty line and that the government should be doing more to …

A Russian ambassador was murdered. The apology came in the shape of a huge diamond.

We're still gauging the diplomatic fallout of the chilling assassination of Andrey Karlov, Russia's ambassador in Turkey, on Monday. In front of cameras at an art exhibition in Ankara, a lone assailant gunned down Karlov and proceeded to shout out jihadist and anti-Russian slogans, animated by …

Russia

Solar System's Next Close Encounter Will Be With Gliese 710, Say Astronomers

New data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia mission has given astronomers unprecedented accuracy in predicting that Gliese 710, a K-spectral type star a little more than half the size of our Sun, will cross into our solar system’s Oort Cloud of comets some 1.35 million years from …

Universe

Dutch scientists' artificial leaf can create medicine anywhere

Wouldn't it be great to have the ability to concoct medicine anywhere the sun shines, even if it's on another planet? A team of Dutch scientists from Eindhoven University of Technology have developed an artificial leaf-like device that could make that happen. The researchers, inspired by plants …

2016 set to be hottest year on record

The year 2016 is likely to be the warmest year since records began. According to provisional data, global temperature has already risen by around 1.2 …

Scientists Think They Can Finally Explain The Weirdness That Is The 'Alien Megastructure' Star

Something's happening inside it.<p>We all knew it was coming, and it might finally be here - scientists say they have a solution to the 'alien …

Baby 'Spiders' on Mars Expand Across Sand Dunes (Photos)

A NASA Mars probe may have snapped rare baby photos of the Red Planet's bizarre "spiders."<p>The images, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter …

Carbon Dioxide

Canada declares ‘high-speed’ internet essential for quality of life

The Canadian government wants every citizen to have access to download speeds of at least 50 Mbps<p>Canada has recognized the obvious and declared high-speed broadband internet access a “basic telecommunications service” that every citizen should be able to access. Previously, only landline telephone …

Futuristic power plant complex generates clean power through wind, solar and geothermal energy

A newly designed futuristic power plant complex, EXOSPHERE, pioneers a unique paradigm for sustainable buildings in the Dominican Republic. Four wind …

Renewable Energy

Map of the entire visible universe released to the public

In 2010, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) was fired up and pointed towards the heavens. Equipped with the …

With the fall of Aleppo, the West has lost control in the Middle East – and it will haunt us for decades

It is September 2012 and I am at the National Security Council in Downing Street. David Cameron is chairing a discussion about military options in Syria. Almost 40,000 civilians have been killed and thousands are displaced. The Chief of the Defence Staff explains how to establish a no-fly zone on …

Middle East

Mars is warmer than Toronto: A scientific analysis of just how damned cold it is in Canada

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Toronto

Sweden is so damn good at recycling, it ran out of trash

Sweden, a nation with a long history of green leadership, gets a significant portion of its energy from burning household waste.<p>But a self-described …

Scientists simulate an asteroid impact in the ocean, and it’s not good

If you’ve ever had a nightmare about an asteroid or other large extraterrestrial object crashing into the Earth, you probably imagined it hitting …

Earth Science

America’s social contract is broken—of course the people are reacting

A few weeks before the presidential election, Jared Bernstein, a former adviser to vice president Joe Biden, had some unintentionally prescient words to fans of globalization as hitherto practiced. After presenting an outline of how US trade policy could be reformed, Bernstein cautioned the very …

Economics

Chinese Airlines Are Flooding the World With Super-Cheap Airfares

Killing four empty hours at Guangzhou airport waiting for a China Southern connection to Sydney may not be everyone’s idea of fun. For Gina Capella, …

China

If we develop Africa’s bioeconomy it will be as transformative for us as digital has been

The late 20th century was a period of unprecedented advancement in information and communications technology. The rapid adoption of mobile phones in Africa laid the groundwork for a digital economy.<p>According to a new study by the Stockholm Environment Institute, <i>Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies:</i> …

Innovation

Star met spectacular fate: death by supermassive black hole

It was one of the most spectacular deaths in the known universe: an enormous star in a distant galaxy met its doom and as a parting shot released a brilliant flash of light half a trillion times brighter than the sun.<p>The cosmic display was described as a record-breaking supernova by astronomers who …

Black Holes

Why did the Nazis fight to the death?

Hundreds of thousands of Germans were killed fighting for the Nazi regime long after defeat had become inevitable. Sir Ian Kershaw explains why so …

How much you need to save every day to 'never have to worry about money' again

If you're hoping to reach millionaire status some day, there's one small move you can make now that will virtually guarantee it: Automatically save …

'Star in a Jar' Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

For several decades now, scientists from around the world have been pursuing a ridiculously ambitious goal: They hope to develop a nuclear fusion …

Physics