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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday May 27 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada and India's new PM Narendra Modi - Trade, diaspora, and human rights

Monday's (May 26) swearing in of Narendra Modi as the new Prime Minister of India, not only raises questions about the future in India, but also in Canada, both in the Indian diaspora, and in the larger Canadian mainstream eager to do business with India.

For most Canadians, if they are aware of Modi, it's because he's presented ...

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Genetic breakthrough helps predict autism

Researchers in Toronto have found a new way to predict autism very early in a child’s life which will help them get the early intervention so critical to improving their condition. Autism affects one in every 68 children, impairing their social interaction and communication, and causing repetitive and restrictive behaviours.

Scientists already knew there were genetic ...

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Ukraine's new president facing growing violence

Ukraine has elected a new president even as fighting against alleged Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels continued around the Donesk airport.

Lubomyr Luciuk (PhD) is a Ukrainian and military specialist in the Department of Political Science at the Royal Military College in Kingston Ontario.

President-elect Petro Poroshenko has had no time to enjoy his new position as Ukrainian ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada to permit use of electronic devices during plane takeoffs, landings

Canada's Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has announced air passengers will now be allowed to use portable electronic devices throughout a plane's journey, even takeoff and landing. The devices will still have to be in "Airplane Mode" and not connected to the Internet or cell networks. She made the announcement Monday (May 26).

"It's good news for air passengers and it's ...

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Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th, at Canada’s Stratford festival

It began as a dream called the Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada. Tom Patterson was a journalist in Stratford on Avon, Ontario, namesake of Shakespeare’s birthplace in England.

Patterson wanted to revitalize his town's economy by creating a theatre festival dedicated to the works of William Shakespeare.

A series of fortunate coincidences came together, including the interest of ...

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New survey of deadly hitchhiking habits


These images are of 18 women and girls disappeared on or near the Highway of Tears in British Columbia. © Individual photos from highwayoftears.ca

There will be yet another study of hitchhiking on a remote Canadian highway associated with the ...

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Barbecue season starts, meat prices go up

After a particularly long and cold winter, Canadians are finally enjoying some warm weather and looking forward to the tradition of barbecuing meat on outdoor grills. Their enthusiasm however may be dampened by the soaring price of many cuts of meat.

Among the popular cuts, the price of a sirloin steak is up 12 per cent and pork chops ...

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Rallies held to protest genetically-modified foods.

Millions of Canadians in cities acroos the country came out on the weekend to demonstrate against the proliferation of genetically modified organisms.

They joined millions more in 52 countries and hundrerds of cities around the world in what in most cases was called, “March against Monsanto”, targeting the best known of the several giant multinational companies that create GMOs. ...

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From tragedy, a “Star” is born

In Quebec’s Saguenay region, a car was travelling highway 170 when a moose suddenly appeared from the roadside.

Moments after the collision, the newborn baby ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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