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Red card Russia right out of the G8

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has demonstrated Canada's worth as a member of the G8, by his forthright advocacy of the suspension of Russia from the group, in the light – or rather the shadow – of Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea and threats against Ukraine.<p>Canada has often been classified as …

Flight 370 crashed in Indian Ocean, far from landing sites

Anguished family members were finally told Monday – some by text message – that their loved ones on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that mysteriously vanished more than two weeks ago were dead.<p>In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, dressed in funereal black, …

Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offenses on Monday in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement that is likely to fuel instability.<p>Family members stood outside the courthouse screaming after the …

How do volcanos produce lightning?

Scientists are using technology that can peer inside a volcano’s ash plume to understand how volcanic lightning is formed.<p>Lightning during a …

10 surprises about our solar system

Here are 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!<p>Remember those …