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Cypress Mountain: Search continues for two hikers

Cypress Mountain: Search continues for two hikers

North Shore Rescue says it is standing down for the night in the search for two hikers who may be lost on Cypress Mountain and in the attempted rescue of a snowboarder who was reported missing in the Howe Sound area. 43-year-old Tin Hou Lee and 64-year-old Chun Sek Lam are believed to have been snowshoeing when they went missing. ... Read More »

De Beers abandons diamond search at the Western Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan

De Beers abandons diamond search at the Western Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan

De Beers Canada is ending an agreement with another company to hunt for diamonds at the Western Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan. The world’s largest diamond mining company says it is walking away from its search for the precious stones on a 43,000-acre property in northern Saskatchewan after several “targets” turned out to be magnetic minerals mixed with organic materials. De ... Read More »

Christine Longridge accused with murdering her daughter

Christine Longridge accused with murdering her daughter

Christine Longridge, accused of killing her daughter, reportedly struggled with mental health issues. Police said they were initially called to the house for an assault around 4:30 on Dec. 23; Rachael Longridge was found with severe injuries and died at the scene. Staff Sargent Bill Clark said Rachael had “just graduated at the top of her nursing class and was ... Read More »

Cheetah sprinting to extinction, wildlife experts warn

Cheetah sprinting to extinction, wildlife experts warn

Cheetahs, the fastest animal in the world, are on the brink of extinction according a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Just 7,100 cheetahs remain across the globe as the species continues to face a range of threats largely caused by humans The research noted that Asiatic cheetahs have been especially screwed, with one ... Read More »

Cristina Fernandez: Ex-Argentine president indicted in corruption case

Cristina Fernandez: Ex-Argentine president indicted in corruption case

Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been indicted for corruption. A federal judge accused them and other officials of the Fernandez administration of crimes “including the deliberate seizure of funds principally meant for public road works.” Two former aides – ex-Planning Minister Julio de Vido and former Public Works Secretary Jose Lopez – were also named, along with ... Read More »

NASA’s giant laser is used to study phytoplankton

NASA's giant laser is used to study phytoplankton

Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization or CALIOP is a giant laser in the sky. No, it won’t eradicate humankind, but it helps us see and understand our oceans better. “CALIOP was a game changer in our thinking about ocean remote sensing from space,” said Chris Hostetler, a research scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center. “We were able to study the ... Read More »

Carrie Fisher: Star Wars legend dies at age 60

Carrie Fisher: Star Wars legend dies at age 60

US actress Carrie Fisher, famous for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, has died aged 60. Paramedics rushed Fisher to a nearby hospital after she went into cardiac arrest moments before the plane touched down at LAX, the Los Angeles Times reported. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed ... Read More »

Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi: Iraqi journalist kidnapped from house

Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi: Iraqi journalist kidnapped from house

Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi, a veteran journalist and employee of the Iraqi Culture Ministry, was taken from her home in Baghdad’s southwestern Saydiyah neighborhood. Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi was seized around 10pm Monday in the Saidiya neighborhood, say security officials. “Eight armed men burst into her house in Saidiya dressed in plain clothes and entered by pretending to belong to the security ... Read More »