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Tuesday December 12, 2017


Babies' brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says

About 17 million babies worldwide live in areas where outdoor air pollution is six times the recommended limit, and their brain development is at risk, the U.N. children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. 

UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste

The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced. 

'You are the hero of your own life story and heroes Never Give Up!'

Muniba Mazari is of Baloch background. In 2007, Muniba met a car accident in which she sustained multiple injuries including spinal cord which left her paraplegic. 

'Supermoon' wows viewers with closest glimpse since 1948

Skywatchers are enjoying the latest "supermoon", after Earth's satellite made its closest approach since 1948. 

Billy Bishop, he was — and is — a Canadian hero.

William Avery (Billy) Bishop ,First World War flying ace, author was born on 8 February 1894 in Owen Sound, ON. Billy Bishop was Canada’s top flying ace of the First World War, and was officially credited with 72 victories. 

Self-Driving Cars And Deciding Who Lives And Dies.

It's a bright, sunny day and you're alone in your spanking new self-driving vehicle. You're sitting back, enjoying the view, moving along at the 45 m.p.h speed limit. 

A young man from the Gasp Peninsula witnesses the atrocities of battle.

Arthur-Joseph Lapointe was from the small village of Rivière Blanche in the Gaspé Peninsula. Although Canada's wartime recruitment efforts failed miserably in Quebec, Lapointe decided to sign up to fight in the First World War. 

E-cigarettes 'may be a gateway for kids that might not otherwise be smoking'

More than a quarter of Canadian students in grades 10 to 12 say they have tried e-cigarettes, according to a new report. Health Canada released the results of its Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey . A total sample of 42,094 students in grades 6 to 12 completed the survey. 

We Shall Remember

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. 

The city rose from the ashes to forge its own renaissance.

Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces dropped an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.