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Prince Edward Island government confirms first case of pig virus

  CHARLOTTETOWN – A professor at a Prince Edward Island veterinary college says his worse fears have been realized with confirmation of a case of the deadly pig virus porcine epidemic diarrhea on an Island farm. “We were worried about the virus even before this break. We were hoping it wouldn’t come,” said Dan Hurnik, …

Dogs have their day at Rio pre Carnival party as owners party with pooches on Copacabana Beach

      RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – About 100 dogs got their own day at a pre-Carnival bash in Rio de Janeiro. A 10-man brass band and a singer belting out Rio’s anthem song “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Marvelous City) kicked off the fest as dog owners gathered to party with pooches on Copacabana beach Sunday. …

Police investigating Alberta homicide find remains at waste facility

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – Mounties in northern Alberta say human remains have been found at a waste management facility they had been searching as part of a homicide investigation. RCMP say the remains were found Saturday at the Aquatera Waste Management site in Grande Prairie. Courtney Breanna Johnstone, 26, of Grande Prairie was reported missing …

Prime Minister Harper departs for Mexico today for Three Amigos summit

Photo: Facebook Page of PM Stephen Harper OTTAWA – Stephen Harper heads to Mexico today for meetings this week with U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The prime minister has a one-on-one meeting with Pena Nieto scheduled for later today where he’s expected to be the bearer of some bad news. …

2014 Young Filipino-Canadian Leaders Summit: iPinoyCan!

  Toronto, ON – On March 8, 2014, Filipino-Canadians, ages 18-35, from the Greater Toronto Area and other nearby cities including Ottawa and Montreal, will converge at St. Michael’s College, Centre for the Arts, Lecture Hall, for the first Young Filipino-Canadian Leaders Summit. The 2014 theme is “iPinoyCan! Understanding the Filipino-Canadian Identity – Key to …

Progress on gay rights should not be mistaken for success, Chelsea Clinton says at conference

  Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said Sunday that the gay-rights cause made “incredible progress” on political and legal fronts in 2013, but progress should not be mistaken for success. Clinton called lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues “the unfinished business of the 21st century” in an address at a national conference in Las Vegas …

Officials say 7 asylum seekers arrested at Australian run detention camp at Papua New Guinea

    CANBERRA, Australia – Seven asylum seekers were arrested after a brawl in an immigration detention camp run by Australia on the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, officials said Monday. Local lawmaker Ron Knight said the asylum seekers began fighting among themselves on Sunday night at the camp on Manus Island. …

Suspect in US Craigslist killing tells paper she killed at least 22 others as part of cult

SUNBURY, Pa. – A woman charged along with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across America, claims which police said they are investigating. In an interview with The Daily …

Indonesian volcanic eruption brings life and cash as well as death and misery

  SIDOMULYO, Indonesia – The ash and debris that Indonesia’s Mount Kelud blasted from its belly brought death and misery, and disrupted international air traffic. But for many of the millions of people cleaning up Saturday in the wake of the explosive eruption, it was also a money earner and a shot of life for …

Suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists abduct couple in southern Philippines, military says

MANILA, Philippines – Suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists kidnapped a Filipino couple in the southern Philippines on Sunday, adding to a group of hostages they are holding that includes two European tourists, military officials said. Bonifacio Salinas and his wife got off a motorcycle taxi and were walking back to their home in Jolo town in …