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Canada's role in Syria not likely to be military, says Baird

Harper doesn't plan to reconvene Parliament to discuss next moves on Syria.

Gaga joins call for Twitter and other social media to monitor hate

Lady Gaga is the latest to call for Twitter and other social media platforms  to “monitor and control abusive and threatening language”. First she called him a stalker.  Then her fans began...
Governor General David Johnston

Canada must deepen relationship with Asia, experts say

Canada lacks a national strategy for responding to the rise of Asia: experts say it's a problem.

Istanbul protests:“Ordinary people, marching everywhere”

“We are making history,” says a protester marching through Istanbul.

The season of oil spills: a new pipeline burst in Texas

While clean up continues on the Exxon oil spill in Arkansas, another oil pipeline has been reported - this time in Houston, Texas.

Google Maps offers rare look inside abandoned Fukushima town

The nuclear era has not been kind to Japan. Here's a stark reminder why Germany is decommissioning nuclear plants and investing heavily in renewable energy utilities—unlike Canada, which doesn’t even...

Canada is reworking the 'Dead Aid' model of foreign policy

How one of the world's top 10 aid contributors is rethinking its mission in the global arena.

CNN's misinformed report on Chinese drinkers sparks 350,000 Weibo responses: The SinoFile

Hey CNN, China's actually not the world's second most drink-loving nation.

English 'crippling' Chinese education, says NPC official: The SinoFile

Is this the beginning of the end for China's English frenzy?

Unfurling the nuclear mystery after Fukushima

How much longer can British Columbians expect to stave off nuclear radiation contamination from Japan?