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How Niagara Falls freezes … or does it?

How Niagara Falls freezes … or does it?

NEW YORK: It’s a stunning site: Niagara Falls, the world’s most famous waterfall, apparently frozen…

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Opposition demands full medical coverage for misdiagnosed reservist

Opposition demands full medical coverage for misdiagnosed reservist

Opposition MPs are demanding that the federal government fully reimburse the medical expenses of a young reservist whose brain tumour…

B.C. man accused of terrorism didn’t want to die a martyr, trial said

B.C. man accused of terrorism didn’t want to die a martyr, trial said

VANCOUVER – A British Columbia man accused of plotting to bomb the provincial legislature on Canada Day said an undercover…

RCMP has ‘reason to believe’ Montreal man will commit terrorism offence; seeks peace bond

RCMP has ‘reason to believe’ Montreal man will commit terrorism offence; seeks peace bond

MONTREAL – The Crown is seeking a peace bond against a Montreal man who the RCMP says it…

How a new N.S. jail hopes to thwart drug-bearing drones

How a new N.S. jail hopes to thwart drug-bearing drones

HALIFAX – One of Canada’s newest jails is researching the use of detectors to prevent the invasion of…

Tech

Twitter bans hate speeches, abusive language

New York: Micro-blogging site Twitter has added new reporting tools to help it fight abuse and protect users on…

IPCC sea-level rise scenarios fall short for high-risk coastal cities

Washington: According to a new research, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sea-level rise scenarios may…

Mild environment observed around supermassive black hole protects organic chemicals at centre

Tokyo: Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found regions where certain organic…

New NASA Earth missions explore our complex planet

Washington: Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in…

Air pollution reaches dangerous level in 106 Chinese cities

Beijing: The air pollution reached “dangerous levels” in 106 Chinese cities due to use of…

Did dark matter trigger mass extinctions on Earth?

Washington: The Earth’s infrequent but predictable path around and through our Galaxy’s disc may have…

Health
UK to mark ‘World Yoga Day’ on June 21

UK to mark ‘World Yoga Day’ on June 21

London: Britain will mark the recently- declared ‘World Yoga Day’ by the United Nations with a mega event on June 21,…

Lose weight while burning more muscle energy

Lose weight while burning more muscle energy

Washington: Researchers have developed a targeted approach to override the “energy saving” mode and allow muscle…

Business
Greece wins eurozone extension deal with strict conditions

Greece wins eurozone extension deal with strict conditions

BRUSSELS: Europe granted Greece a crucial four-month extension to its massive debt bailout, offering precious breathing…

McDonald’s pressured to hike pay as Wal-Mart raises, economy improves

McDonald’s pressured to hike pay as Wal-Mart raises, economy improves

USA: McDonald’s Corp and its franchisees may have few options but to begin raising hourly wages…

Editorial

Confucian Constitution or convenient confusion?

China’s intellectuals and their sympathisers have begun to peddle a bold new argument. They have started…

How to turn the tide

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently took over the finance port-folio. One of his first announcements was…

World
US weighs slowing Afghan withdrawal to ensure “progress sticks”: Carter

US weighs slowing Afghan withdrawal to ensure “progress sticks”: Carter

KABUL: The United States is considering slowing a planned withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan to…

Australian PM announces fresh security crackdown

Australian PM announces fresh security crackdown

SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced a national security crackdown that could deny welfare payments…