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Quick-Thinking Teen ‘Befriends’ Couple to Thwart Kidnapping in Progress

It was none of his business, maybe, but Malyk Bonnet didn’t like the way the guy at the bus stop was treating the woman...

Boxing Champ Helps 4-yo “Get Back Up” After iPad is Snatched From His Little Hands

After a four-year-old lost his iPad to a thief, he soon discovered that he had a former boxing champion in his corner. When Howard Davis, Jr....

Strawberries and Roses for Strangers Turn This City’s Monday Around (WATCH)

When a group of 20-somethings hit the streets of Montreal to hand out roses and strawberries, they asked for only a smile and transformed everyone’s Monday blues—including...

Scientists Confirm Victory in Ozone Layer Recovery

"It's a victory for diplomacy and for science," and for the fact that all the nations in the world worked together, said the Nobel Prize...
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Bus Stop Heater Comes On Only If You Hold Hands (Video)

At an outdoor bus shelter in Montreal strangers have been holding hands this winter so they can keep warm while waiting for their ride. Not...
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Vancouver is Top Quality-of-Life City in N. America, Vienna Tops World

Vancouver is rated first among North American cities for quality of life, in a closely watched annual survey, followed by Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal...
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Tunisia Basks in Praise Over its New Constitution

As recently as December, the outlook for Tunisia remained grim. However, on Friday, French President Francois Hollande and other world leaders attended a ceremony...
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Friday Is Bike to Work Day: Ten Best Biking Cities in America

12,000 people have signed up to ride their bicycle to work Friday in the Washington, D.C. area in celebration of the 57th annual Bike...
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Swings Placed Near Bus Stop Make Music When People Move in Harmony (Video)

A  team of Montreal designers whose goal is to bring magic to everyday events, has placed an interactive installation of musical swings alongside a...
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Negative News Stories Affect Women’s Stress Levels, Not Men’s

Bad news stories in the media increase women's sensitivity to stress, according to a study by University of Montreal researchers at the Centre for...
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Blacks Living Longer, Life Expectancy Gap Shrinks in US

Whites in the United States have typically lived longer on average than blacks, but a new study released on Tuesday suggests that gap in...
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Kick Polio Out of Africa Campaign at Victorious End

Rotary International made a promise to help kick polio out of Africa, and this month, with a football signed by Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond...
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40 Victories Since the First Earth Day: 40th Anniversary Timeline

Since the first Earth Day 40 years ago, America has become a cleaner, safer, more beautiful place with less pollution, more pristine rivers, fewer...
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Top 5 Greenest Cities in the World

The five greenest cities in the world aren’t necessarily those with nothing but trees and parks. Being a green city...
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Hotels Offer Free Bikes as a Green Way to see the Sights

An increasing number of trendy hotels across North America, Europe and Asia are offering guests free use of bikes during their stay, as...
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Crime is Plummeting Across N. America, Yet No One Knows Why

Four years after the "Summer of the Gun", Toronto police Chief Bill Blair is celebrating a nearly 30 percent overall drop in crime....
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Special Report: The Best News for Planet Earth in Decades

I asked one question to leading environmentalists who are usually keen to point out what is wrong with the environment: What is...

First Hybrid Locomotives Sold in North America

The first North American hybrid, or dual-powered, passenger locomotives have been contracted for purchase by the New Jersey and Montreal transit agencies. The...
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Join Earth Hour Tonight! Turn Off Your Lights for One Hour (Video)

Earth Hour was a shared experience in Sydney, Australia last April, when the people came together, turned off the lights for one hour,...

Mother Saves Seven Children by Tossing Them From Second Floor of Burning Home

"A Montreal mother tossed her seven children one by one from the second-story window of their burning townhouse as flames and smoke closed in....