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Meet the Pilgramers who say they have cr...

Meet the Pilgramers who say they have created a religous movement based on ...

IF social media is the new religion, then hallowed be thy meme. Plenty of us are now spending long periods on Facebook, Twitter and other networking websites as it becomes (for better or worse, in sickness and in health) the go-to method of sharing a yarn, looking at photos, or catching up with... read more »

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New study about surging Australian birth...

New study about surging Australian birth intervention rates sparks controve...

FIONA Baker asks why ”natural” births are on the decline in Australia. Life after a caesarian section World first uterine transplants from mother to daughter A pregnant woman in Australia today has a 32 per cent chance of having a caesarean section. In 1998, an Australian woman going... read more »

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39 reasons to bring troops home from Afg...

39 reasons to bring troops home from Afghanistan now

As far as the Australian public is concerned there are now 39 very good reasons for bringing the troops home from Afghanistan without delay. The death of a special-forces soldier overnight takes the national death toll to 39 and there have been 242 wounded as well, many severely. As the final... read more »

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Walkom: McGuinty resigns: Dalton McGuint...

Walkom: McGuinty resigns: Dalton McGuinty takes democracy lessons from Harp...

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper shut down Parliament for just six weeks in 2010, he was called a dictator. “What’s Stephen Harper trying to hide?” the opposition Liberals asked in a televised ad. “What’s his real agenda?” New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton called Harper’s... read more »

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Loblaw cuts 700 Toronto head office jobs

The decision by Loblaw Companies Limited to chop 700 jobs from the payroll in administration and at head office in Brampton on Tuesday was met with mixed reviews from analysts and... read more »

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart—the Best of Their Reunion Pics!

Did anyone really think Robsten wouldn’t survive a little cheating scandal? Of course not. Since word of their much-anticipated reconciliation broke this week, the Twilight twosome... read more »

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Lance Armstrong steps down as head of foundation, gets dropped by Nike

In his first acknowledgment that his personal brand has been damaged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s voluminous account of what it characterized as “serial cheating” throughout his... read more »

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Stifled West Bank economy drains Palestinians’ hopes

Passers-by linger in front of the window displays on a main shopping street in central Hebron but seem reluctant to enter the stores. In the old market, vendors call out their wares but are... read more »

A section of the printing plant run by the communists in Northern China. Photographs of Stalin and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt are seen on the walls. Mao Tse Tung rules the area with an iron fist and as a consequence the area is in fact a state within a state.

Fear and loneliness in China

What kind of society will China’s new leaders inherit? China has developed at unimaginable pace, lifting millions out of poverty. But as part of a series of viewpoints on challenges for... read more »