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Sixteen Shia family members killed in Iraq

Armed men in Iraq have shot dead 16 members of the same Shia family before blowing up their two neighbouring homes south of the capital Baghdad, police and medics said.<p>The overnight attack took place in the town of Latifiya, 40km south of Baghdad, officials said on Wednesday.<br>The dead included six …

Obama: World cannot be silent on Syria

Barack Obama, the US president, has said the international community cannot remain silent in the face of the "barbarism" of the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons.<p>Obama told a news conference on Wednesday that "failing to respond to this attack would only increase the risk of more …

Iran says US will suffer if Syria is attacked

Allegations that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons last month are a "pretext" by the West to attack the country, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.<p>Iran is Syria's main regional ally and has warned Western powers against intervening in the country's civil war, as the United …

Syria strike set to hijack G20 agenda

World leaders from G20 are meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, amid sharp differences over possible US military action against Syria, in response to what the US administration calls a deadly chemical weapons attack.<p>Thursday's summit comes hours after a US Senate panel voted to give President Barack …

Lesson from Starbucks: Quality and consistency are worth paying for

Price is always a touchy issue for salespeople, even more so in today's environment. Not only because the economy has made everyone more price sensitive, but also because active buyers engage their own networks before they do sellers. Furthermore, buyers are more informed about your product and …

HTC One Max leaks online, shows its size

HTC’s new lineup of devices this year has many people looking twice. The all-aluminum build of the flagship One is certainly their best designed …

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Genetic 'Adam & Eve' Chromosome Study Traces All Men To Man Who Lived 135,000 Years Ago

Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared the planet with the mother of all women.<p>The findings, detailed today (Aug. 1) in the journal Science, come from the most complete analysis of the male …

Rogers crafts plan to fend off foreign wireless rival Verizon

Canada's largest wireless company, Rogers Communications Inc., is in talks on two deals designed to sidestep Ottawa's restrictions on industry mergers and discourage U.S. giant Verizon Communications Inc. from entering the domestic market.<p>Rogers Communications Inc. is backing a Toronto-based …

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Human urine stem cells used to grow teeth

Tooth grown in 3 weeks inside mouse kidney<p>A figure from the paper shows one of the tooth-like structures removed from a mouse kidney three weeks …

Rogers piloting mobile bill payment portal with select customers in Ontario

Rogers has begun sending out text messages to a small number of Ontario-based customers asking them to participate in a mobile billing and payment …

Google Play Downloads Surpass App Store Downloads by 10%

<i>AppAnnie</i> reports that Google Play has finally surpassed the App Store in terms of downloads by 10% during the second quarter of 2013. If we look at …

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Behold the Samsung Galaxy Folder: An Android-powered flip phone

There hasn’t been many flip phones released over the past couple years, but Samsung is looking to capitalize on this abolished market. According to a …

Motorola Launches Moto X, Only From Rogers for $189 on 2 Year Term

The Moto X has landed today and its first stop in Canada is at Rogers. The country’s No. 1 carrier offers the handset exclusively for as low as …

The most expensive burger in history

Kate Lunau on the ethics and implications of lab-grown meat<p>As long weekend revelers across Canada throw steaks and sausages on the grill, Dr. Mark …

Bradley Manning: Whistleblower or traitor? | US & Canada

US soldier Bradley Manning has been convicted of espionage for leaking thousands of classified documents in the biggest leak of secret government files in US history.<p>Some 700,000 documents were passed to the anti-secrecy site Wikileaks, including US diplomatic cables and classified battlefield …

Egypt police urge pro-Morsi crowd to disperse

The Egyptian interior ministry has urged protesters to leave camps in Cairo set up by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, one day after the army-backed interim government ordered it to take action against them.<p>In a statement read on state TV on Thursday, the interior ministry offered "a …

What America wants in Egypt | US & Canada

Both the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s liberal opposition are roundly criticising the United States. That is hard on Ambassador Anne Patterson, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, who just visited Cairo. But it is also evidence that the US is trying to …

Pro-Morsi crowd defies Egypt cabinet warning

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi continued to rally in Cairo, despite calls by the interim governments for protesters to leave two camps set up in the capital.<p>Witnesses on Thursday told Al Jazeera that military helicopters were hovering at low altitude over the sit-in at …

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Pill linked to long life in mice

<b>A diabetes pill has anti-ageing effects and extends the life of male mice, research suggests.</b><p>Scientists believe the drug, metformin, may mimic the effects of extreme calorie restriction.<p>This regime, which is based on eating a very low calorie diet, is thought to promote healthy ageing.<p>The human …

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TELUS Launches 2-Year Term iPhone 5 Prices: $199, $299 and $399 [u]

Earlier this month TELUS announced it would launch their new 2-year unlimited nationwide talk/text plans today and they have just done so, with the …