Canada

5:14am

Fri September 21, 2012
World

Record Soap Bubble Holds 181 people

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9:17am

Thu September 20, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

The 'Facebook Effect' On Organ Donation

Facebook is taking its campaign to boost organ donations to Canada and Mexico this week, four months after its premiere.

The feature allows Facebook users to tell their friends and family that they're registered organ donors. It also directs people who aren't signed up as organ donors to the official registries where they live.

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1:44pm

Mon September 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Canada Stops Its Defense Of Asbestos, As Quebec's Mines Close For Good

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:45 am

A former Asbestos plant is seen February in Thetford Mines, Quebec. Canada has ended its refusal to allow chrysotile asbestos to be added to the U.N.'s Rotterdam Convention on hazardous materials.
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Canada's leaders have ended their country's longstanding resistance to asbestos being called a dangerous material under United Nations guidelines, a decision that reflects a shift in the leadership of Quebec province, home of Canada's asbestos industry.

Quebec's incoming premier, Pauline Marois, promised late in her campaign that she would shut down the region's asbestos mines for good. She says that she will use money that would have gone to restart the mines to diversify the local economy.

As Dan Karpenchuk reports for NPR's Newscast unit:

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1:38am

Mon September 17, 2012
Movies

Toronto Looks East With Asian Film Summit

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:52 am

Luminaries including Mira Nair, Guneet Monga, Shailja Gupta, Nina Lath Gupta and Dibakar Banerjee attended TIFF's Asian Film Summit Banquet to discuss the growth of a new, realist South Asian cinema.
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On Sunday, the annual Toronto International Film Festival came to a close after 11 days of screenings, meetings and, of course, parties. It's become an important place to kick off the fall film season. But this year, the festival wasn't only looking west to Hollywood — it was also sharpening its focus on the East, and the rise of new cinema from India, in particular.

One of the films at this year's Toronto festival was called Shanghai; it comes from Mumbai, and was directed by Dibakar Banerjee.

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5:42am

Fri September 7, 2012
World

Hummer Driver Diverts Potentially Fatal Crash

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 8:15 am

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