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Idle No More: Canada’s indigenous ‘Occupy’ movement

Idle No More: Canada's indigenous 'Occupy' movement Canada’s First Nations peoples and their supporters have been loudly protesting federal legislation that, they say, strips protections from dozens of Canada’s lakes and waterways and ignores the government’s treaty obligations to its indigenous inhabitants. Since November, dozens of demonstrations…   [Idle No…

Massive flu outbreak claims lives of 18 children

The United States was in the grip Thursday of a deadly influenza outbreak that has hit harder and earlier than in previous years, and has claimed the lives of at least 18 children. “It looks like the worst year we had since 2003-2004,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National…

Drought-damaged states face poor outlook as dry weather persists

A persistent drought held its grip on America’s bread basket on Thursday, with no sign of relief for the four main wheat-growing states. The poor outlook for winter wheat, which accounts for about 70% of the US crop, has raised fears about further food prices shocks, after widespread failure of…

Intel calls for end to online gender gap

Women and girls are being left behind as the Internet spreads across the globe, with almost a third of all humanity now online, said a study released Thursday by hi-tech giant Intel Corporation. Some 2.4 billion people around the world have access to the Web. But of the 1.4 billion…

Consumer bureau moves to end high-risk mortgages that fed crisis

The United States issued new rules Thursday restricting the kind of high-risk home loans that led to millions losing their homes in the housing collapse and sparked the financial crisis. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) set regulations that forbid lenders from granting mortgages to buyers who are not in…

Billions in Afghan aid could be wasted: U.S. inspector

Billions of dollars in American assistance to Afghanistan could ultimately go to waste without better planning and security in the war-torn nation, a US investigator said Thursday. John Sopko, the congressionally mandated Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, aired his concerns as Afghan President Hamid Karzai held talks in Washington…

NRA: White House has ‘agenda to attack the Second Amendment’

The top US gun lobby group Thursday accused the White House of caring more about ending gun rights than protecting children, after its representative met Vice President Joe Biden. The National Rifle Association representative met Biden along with other firearms lobby groups as part of the vice president’s search for…

Canadian astronaut appeals for peace from space

Reflecting on a recent photo he snapped from outer space of war-torn Syria, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield appealed for peace from his perch in the sky, saying Thursday: “We’re all in this together.” “The perspective that we are subject to, that we are privileged enough to see directly with our…

Biden to deliver anti-gun violence recommendations to Obama on Tuesday

US Vice President Joe Biden said he would get the results of his probe into curbing gun violence to President Barack Obama by Tuesday, as the response to the Newtown school massacre gathers pace. As he met officials from sporting and hunting groups Thursday, Biden hinted that his ideas could…

Tensions rising in Canada over aboriginal living conditions

Canada’s governor general on Thursday invited native chiefs to meet with him amid growing tensions with aboriginal peoples over squalid living conditions on reserves. The “ceremonial meeting” at Rideau Hall, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in this former British colony, is scheduled for Friday evening after planned…

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