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US spy plane intercepted by Russian supersonic jet
A Russian supersonic jet has intercepted a US spy aircraft over Russia?s Far East, flying within several feet of it, a senior US military official says.

Saudi plots to mar Iran security foiled: IRGC commander
A senior Iranian military commander says the Islamic Republic has thwarted plots hatched by Saudi Arabia to undermine Iran?s security.

UN still 'positive' as Yemen talks enter second week
The United Nations special envoy to Yemen has expressed optimism about the ongoing round of negotiations between Yemeni warring sides as long drawn-out peace talks enter into a second week.

US senator meets Syria's Assad, urges support for Damascus
A US state senator has held a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, calling for more support for the Syrian government.

China hypersonic weapon test successful, says Pentagon
China has successfully flight-tested a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) which is capable of carrying nuclear warheads at ultra-high speeds, US military officials say.

 CBC Toronto News




SUV crashes into Stop n' Go convenience store at Bathurst and Harbord
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An SUV has crashed into a convenience store and another vehicle has hit a pole at the intersection of Bathurst and Harbord streets.



'This is a gang war kidnapping': Toronto police release video of armed condo standoff
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Toronto police say they are looking for two males allegedly involved in a kidnapping of two teen boys last week after releasing dramatic footage of an armed standoff just before what is being called a "gang war kidnapping."



80 charged with internet child pornography offences after Ontario police raids
Ontario Provincial Police

Ontario Provincial Police have laid charges against 80 people after a provincewide investigation into internet child exploitation.



Ontario bolts forward with $20M plan to build electric charging stations
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The Ontario government says it will spend $20 million to build nearly 500 electric charging stations for vehicles in 2017 in an effort to combat climate change.



TTC boss vows to hold Bombardier's 'feet to the fire' on streetcars
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The head of the Toronto Transit Commission wants Bombardier to do more to ensure more new streetcars are delivered sooner rather than later.



 CBC Canada's Top Stories


Health Canada 'legitimizes' natural health products, doctor says in wake of meningitis case
Ezekiel Stephan

Health-care professionals say the federal government?s regulation criteria for natural health products are not clear to the public.



OPP charge 80 linked to internet child pornography after days of raids
Ontario Provincial Police

Ontario Provincial Police have laid charges against 80 people after a provincewide investigation into internet child exploitation.



Tim Bosma trial: Millard's girlfriend, mother wiped down trailer with Bosma's truck inside
Christina Noudga

Christina Noudga, the girlfriend of accused murderer Dellen Millard, wiped down the trailer containing Tim Bosma's truck with the help of Millard's mother, court heard Thursday at the trial of the two men accused of killing the Hamilton man.



Quebec honour roll student fights expulsion over pocket knife in backpack
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A Quebec honour roll student and his farming family say the teen?s expulsion from Heritage Regional High School for having a pocket knife in his bag is unreasonable, and they want changes to the Riverside School Board?s policy.





 Business


Wall Street recovers as Facebook, M&A cushion BOJ shock

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEThe Dow, however, remained lower as IBM and Home Depot fell about 1 percent. Facebook jumped as much as 10.9 percent to a record of $120.79, a day after the company reported a 50 percent rise in revenue. The stock provided the biggest boost to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq.




U.S. economy stalls in first quarter as activity weakens broadly

A shopper takes part in Black Friday sales at a Target store in ChicagoU.S. economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending softened and a strong dollar continued to undercut exports, but a pick-up in activity is anticipated given a buoyant labor market.




Facebook in class of its own as ad revenue soars

The sun rises behind the entrance sign to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch,After underwhelming results from Apple Inc , Google Inc and other big tech names, investors finally found a friend in Facebook Inc after the company shredded Wall Street's forecasts for revenue, profit and user growth. Facebook's shares jumped 11 percent to a record high of $120 in early trading on Thursday, giving a $30 billion boost to the social networking company's market value. "FB remains in a class by itself across the combination of scale, growth, and profitability," J.P. Morgan Securities analyst Doug Anmuth said in a research note.




Abbott to buy St. Jude for $25 billion to boost heart devices

The ticker and trading information for St. Jude Medical is displayed where the stock is traded on the floor of the NYSEAbbott Laboratories said on Thursday that it would buy St. Jude Medical Inc in a $25 billion deal to expand its heart device business, but investors worried that the acquisition would not pay off as promised. Abbott said its deal would help it compete more effectively against larger rivals Medtronic Plc and Boston Scientific Corp , but its shares fell nearly 6 percent. Abbott Chief Executive Officer Miles White defended the deal on a conference call with analysts, saying it would add to earnings per share in the first full year after it closes.




 CBC Technology & Science


Curiosity rover shares stunning view from a plateau on Mars
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A 360-degree panoramic image showing the rocky landscape of Mars has been released by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.



Rare white magpie spotted in Edmonton
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Bird watchers are all aflutter after an "albino" magpie was spotted in Edmonton.



Perimeter Institute creates new $8M theoretical physics chair
Asimina Arvanitaki

Asimina Arvanitaki is now the first woman to hold a research chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, after a new joint chair was announced Thursday in partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.



Do fracking activities cause earthquakes? Seismologists and the state of Oklahoma say yes
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A special session of the world's top seismologists presented research concluding that changes in underground pressure as a result of fracking and deep well injection are causing earthquakes. Now the question is what to do about it.



 Health & Weight Loss


Zika Freak-Out: Travelers Should Check International Insurance Coverage
As the Zika virus spreads and is predicted to intensify this summer, wary travelers who are planning to trot around in infected areas should check their international health insurance coverage.

Edited Transcript of QDEL earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-16 9:00pm GMT
Q1 2016 Quidel Corp Earnings Call

95 percent children vaccinated against polio in Karachi
Karachi, Apr. 27(ANI): Anti-polio volunteers in Karachi have succeeded in vaccinating 95 percent of the targeted children against the virus despite the deadly attack on the seven policemen guarding polio workers last week. "During the campaign concluded last week, around 7,000 volunteers and teams succeeded to vaccinate 95 percent of the target in Karachi," Dawn quoted officials of the emergency operations centre (EOC) for polio in Sindh, as saying. The meeting was presided over by Karachi commissioner Asif Hyder Shah.

Rio Olympics: Is Brazil ready to host the Summer Games?

Rio Olympics: Is Brazil ready to host the Summer Games?With every Olympic Games, host nations inevitably face pressing issues once the 100-day countdown begins. Prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China dealt with human rights concerns and high levels of air pollution. "No other country in Olympic history has lived through such difficult political times so sharply close to the Games," Mario Andrada, the director of communications for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, told the BBC.




 Netflix Top 100


The Martian

Abandoned on the surface of Mars after his crew concludes that he perished in a dust storm, astronaut Mark Watney must find a way to survive the planet's harsh environment -- despite having only 28 days of supplies left.

San Andreas

In the wake of a cataclysmic California earthquake, a search-and-rescue chopper pilot and his ex-wife embark on a perilous journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco in hopes of saving their daughter.

Spy

Unassuming CIA analyst Susan Cooper is far from being a James Bond type, but when she's thrust into the field to investigate the disappearance of her partner, she turns into an improbable superspy.

Jurassic World

Once a popular, state-of-the-art dinosaur-themed attraction, Jurassic Park has fallen behind the times. In response, the owners decide to design a bold new exhibit, but the terror it inspires becomes all too real after the technology malfunctions.






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