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N.L. crash inquiry allows lawyers for pilots' estates

Test - CBC News - Wed, 08/12/2009 - 10:12
Lawyers representing the families of the pilots killed in a chopper crash off St. John's are the latest to be given permission to ask questions at a public inquiry into helicopter safety. The inquiry follows the crash of a Cougar Helicopter on Mar. 12.

Reinsdorf, creditors reach deal to buy Coyotes

Test - CBC News - Wed, 08/12/2009 - 09:32
Jerry Reinsdorf's group has taken a big step forward in its bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL.

Sky gazers keep eye on meteor shower

Test - CBC News - Wed, 08/12/2009 - 09:29
The Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak at about 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, but for viewers in Canada the annual event is still expected to put on a show Wednesday night.

Taiwan mudslide survivors found

Test - CBC News - Wed, 08/12/2009 - 08:39
About 1,000 people feared dead following a mudslide in Taiwan have been found alive, officials reported Wednesday.

U.S. marines storm Taliban-held town

Test - CBC News - Wed, 08/12/2009 - 08:12
Helicopter-borne U.S. marines backed by Harrier jets stormed into a strategic Taliban-held town in southern Afghanistan before dawn Wednesday, battling to gain control of the area ahead of next week's presidential elections.

Blue Jays dispatched by back-to-back homers

Test - CBC News - Wed, 08/12/2009 - 00:22
The Toronto Blue Jays could do nothing but watch Tuesday night as their lead was destroyed in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees went on to win 7-5.

Militant Noordin not killed: Indonesian police

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 23:25
DNA tests show the body of a man killed in a weekend shootout at an Indonesian farmhouse last week is not that of Islamic militant leader Noordin Mohammad Top, police disclosed Wednesday.

Suu Kyi's sentence spurs criticism of Burma

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 22:36
World leaders criticized Burma's government Tuesday after pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty of violating her house arrest and handed an 18-month sentence.

RCMP should limit self-investigations: watchdog

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 22:20
The RCMP should not investigate its own members in cases involving death to avoid a possible conflict of interest, the head of a watchdog agency said Tuesday in Ottawa.

Colon cancer survival improved with Aspirin

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 21:56
Some people diagnosed with colon cancer who take Aspirin may reduce their risk of dying from the disease by nearly 30 per cent compared with those who don't take the pills, a new study suggests.

Canadian trapped in Kenya awaits travel documents

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 21:54
Emergency travel documents are being prepared to bring back a Canadian woman whose DNA test has proven she is not an imposter and should not have been stranded in Kenya for months.

Canadian cellphone rates among world's worst

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 21:50
The average Canadian cellphone user is paying among the highest bills in the developed world, according to a new international study.

N.L. chopper inquiry to hear victims' families

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 21:39
Families of victims of the chopper crash off the coast of Newfoundland last spring learned Tuesday that they will have the right to ask questions at a public inquiry into helicopter safety.

Obama slams health-care reform critics

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 21:04
U.S. President Barack Obama waded into the public war of words over his administration's proposed health-care reforms Tuesday, saying the plan's opponents are deliberately trying to 'scare the heck' out of people.

Moose chased to exhaustion, beaten by boys

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 20:51
A young moose in western Newfoundland had to be shot by wildlife officers on Monday after being chased to the point of exhaustion and beaten with sticks by three boys on bicycles.

Pipe bomb at B.C. mall safely detonated

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 20:45
A pipe bomb discovered at the Metrotown shopping centre in Burnaby, B.C., - the second such device found at the mall in 17 months - has been safely detonated by an RCMP bomb squad.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at 88

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 19:32
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy, has died at the age of 88, her family said Tuesday.

Hundreds rescued from Taiwan mudslides

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 19:20
Taiwan's military rescued about 260 people Tuesday after mudslides triggered by Typhoon Morakot covered their remote village, but hundreds of others could still be missing.

Personal bankruptcies soar 50%

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 17:13
Canadian personal bankruptcies in June jumped by over 50 per cent compared to the same time last year, according to numbers released Tuesday by a federal agency.

Canada signs free trade deal with Panama

Test - CBC News - Tue, 08/11/2009 - 17:04
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli signed a free trade agreement in Panama City on Tuesday - the eighth such deal Canada has signed in the last year.
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