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Fish fall from sky with rain in northern Mexico

Phenomenon can occur when tornadoes over water suck fish into the air and release them over land The civil defence agency for the Mexican state of Tamaulipas posted a photo of these fish it says fell from the sky. (Proteccion Civil Tamaulipas/Facebook) Officials in northeast Mexico say a light rain …

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Duffy back on Parliament Hill following acquittal

OTTAWA – Sen. Mike Duffy is back on Parliament Hill after keeping a low profile during his long-running legal odyssey. Duffy’s return comes less than two weeks after he was acquitted of all 31 charges in his trial for fraud, breach of trust and bribery. Duffy was suspended from the …

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Pierre Karl Peladeau stepping down as PQ leader

MONTREAL — Pierre Karl Peladeau, chosen by Quebec sovereigntists last year to lead them to independence, stunned the Canadian political class Monday by quitting — a move that leaves the Parti Quebecois looking for yet another leader. Peladeau, 54, who was elected PQ leader last May 15, told a news …

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Toronto gun homicides rise 200% this year, police say

Toronto Staff. Insp. Greg McLane attributes rise in homicides to more criminals carrying guns Toronto police Staff Insp. Greg McLane says the rise in gun crime is partly due to criminals carrying their guns instead of storing them for later use. (CBC) (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press) Fatal shootings in Toronto have increased …

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Barbie challenges the ‘white saviour complex’

Image copyright Barbie Savior Image caption “Who needs a formal education to teach in Africa? Not me! All I need is some chalk and a dose of optimism.” Barbie has ditched her riding gear, her ball gown and her ballerina costume and travelled to Africa to help the people there, …

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Breast cancer: Scientists hail ‘milestone’ genetic find

Image copyright SPL Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The study, published in Nature, has been described as a “milestone” moment that could help unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease. The largest study of its kind unpicked …

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