Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has launched his re-election campaign, acknowledging the crack-cocaine scandal that has brought him international attention and promising to tackle city hall spending.
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that is similar in size to our planet and orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star.
Canada has expressed concern about the Muslim Brotherhood, the group, which is a target of a relentless crackdown by Egypt's military-installed authorities.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday.
Thomas Mulcair, the leader of Canada's official opposition, has urged the country's prime minister to help secure the release of Al Jazeera staff being held in an Egyptian prison.
Prosecutor have told a jury in New York that an Egyptian Islamic preacher supported terrorism around the world and used religion as a cover to hide his actions.
Negotiators for the Venezuelan government and the opposition have agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission that is to investigate who is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest.
A 19-year-old Canadian has become the first person arrested for theft of information related to the Heartbleed bug, a defect that allows hackers to bypass internet encryption code.
Five people have been stabbed to death at a house party in Calgary, Canada in what has been dubbed the worst mass murder in the city's history.
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