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CIDA and Afghanistan

By Alina Smirnova Canada’s role in Afghanistan after troop withdrawal will include training teachers. The Canadian International Development Agency hopes that having better teachers will draw more students to go to school. The CIDA is looking for companies that will certify and train teachers….

U.S.A. and Russia

By Alina Smirnova U.S. President Barack Obama warns of rising nuclear terrorist attack. At a summit in Washington, Obama told world leaders the risk of a nuclear attack is increasing. He urged world leaders to act, and not just talk, in order to prevent…

Mongolian Herders

By Alina Smirnova Thousands of Mongolian herders lose their livestock because of cold weather. The International Red Cross is now appealing for help, saying $900,000 is needed to provide assistance to affected families, BBC reports. They say that millions of animals, almost 10 per…

India to Fight with Food

India to fight with food. The Indian army is set to use the world’s hottest chili, bhut jolokia, to make hand grenades to fight terrorism, Associated Press reports. After conducting tests, the military decided the chilies will make a non-toxic weapon that can be…

Movie Pirater Sentencing

By Alina Smirnova Canada may see its first jail sentence for breaching cinematic copyright laws. On March 16, a Montreal man known as the country’s biggest movie pirate will be sentenced for distributing illegal copies of Hollywood films, CBC reports. The 27-year-old Geremi Adam…

Ski Hills

By Alina Smirnova Two public ski hills and one playground in Toronto may be privatized to save money for the city. This will not only end free skiing for those with a low-income but also raise the ski lift prices for everyone else, the…

China tightens rules for creating a website

By Alina Smirnova China has introduced new rules for registering a domain and creating a website. People will now be required to meet with regulators in person and provide identification documents in order to set up a site, BBC reports. These rules are introduced…

Guantanomo Prison

By Alina Smirnova Spain will take five Guantanamo inmates. Miguel Angel Moratinos, Spain’s foreign minister, announced on Feb. 15 that the country will accept five prisoners from Guantanamo. The transfers are a part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to close the prison. His…

Comfort Foods, Millionaires and the Olympic Games

Alice Hoang Online story 2 Indulging in comfort foods is a vicious cycle of craving, satisfaction, and more craving. Gregory Smith, of the psychology department at the University of Kentucky, said that the act of eating becomes something we do to achieve a desired…

UTSC-Centennial Online Stories

Alina Smirnova An experiment in which scientists buried pigs in the snow to monitor their death was halted due to an outcry from animal activists. The experiment was carried out in Austria with the goal of determining what allows humans to survive an avalanche…

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