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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday July 31 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Identity crises often key to ‘terror tourism’

Identity crises often key to ‘terror tourism’

Canadians who go off to other countries to join extremist groups are often immigrants or the children of immigrants who have trouble sorting out their own identities, says Lorne Dawson, a professor at the University of Waterloo, and co-director of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. Ahmad Waseem has boasted online of his work with extremist …

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The ripple effect of the First World War

The ripple effect of the First World War

The end of July marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Canada as a strong member of the British Commonwealth was automatically drawn in with Britains declaration of war against Germany. Though it ended four years later, it’s effects have rippled down through the decades to political situations and conflicts of today. Johnathan Vance is …

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The tennis circus is coming to Canada

The tennis circus is coming to Canada

The circus that is international professional tennis arrives in Canada this weekend for the Rogers Cup. Make that the Rogers Cups. Two tournaments, two cities and--this year--two Canadians with decent shots at winning. For the first time since the Open Era debuted in 1968, Canadians will be among the top eight seeds in both the men's and women's events. Roger …

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada Post honours Country Music stars

Canada Post honours Country Music stars

Canada’s national postal service has just released a new series of stamps honouring five of Canada’s many country music stars. “The music of these artists holds a special place for so many Canadians, and these stamps are likely to stir memories of those lasting musical moments," says the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. What is …

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Weird weather persists in Canada

Scorching temperatures are setting records in Canada’s east and west, while central provinces are unusually cool. The reason for the abnormal summer weather could be extreme fluctuations in the jet stream, say weather experts, and that could be related to climate change. Summer is no joke in Canada Canadians take summer very seriously after they get through winter which is …

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Canadian indicted in US on charges of smuggling poached animal parts

Canadian indicted in US on charges of smuggling poached animal parts

US officials say trafficking of endangered elephant and rhino parts has reached crisis levels. The comments come after US Wildlife officials arrested a Canadian in a sting operation. Assam forest officials look at the carcass of an endangered one-horned rhinoceros allegedly killed by poachers at Kaziranga National Park Oct. 28, 2010 © Associated PressXiao Ju Guan, aka Tony Guan, of Richmond, …

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Storm, smoke paint ‘eerie’ skies in Yellowknife

Storm, smoke paint ‘eerie’ skies in Yellowknife

Smoke and sunset turned the sky orange in parts of the Northwest Territories. © Angela Sterritt/CBCA thunderstorm combined with thick smoke from nearby wildfires gave the sky over Yellowknife a look described as “eerie” and “apocalyptic” on Wednesday evening. People in this city in the Northwest Territories took to social media to post dramatic photos. More fires than usual Wildfires occur …

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PM maintains hard line against Russia, Hamas and China

Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday continued to press his hard line on foreign policy issues, announcing more sanctions against Russia and stressing his strong support of Israel. He did not mince his words. In announcing the sanctions against Moscow over the continuing crisis in Ukraine, Mr. Harper there is "zero doubt" those behind the violence are agents of the …

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Poll show new figures on attitudes to pot

Attitudes toward marijuana are changing in Canada, a fact that pundits say will very likely have ramifications in the next year's federal election. The battle lines over legalization of pot are drawn on the federal level. The governing Conservatives are against legalization, the third-party Liberals are for legalization and the official opposition New Democrats support decriminalization. On Wednesday, a public …

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