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Hiker's body found buried in snow after Canmore-area avalanche
Searchers have found the body of a Calgary hiker swept away by an avalanche near Canmore.
Fire rips through Chicoutimi seniors home, leaving 1 dead, 3 missing Video
A 71-year-old woman is dead and three people are missing after a fire broke out early Thursday morning in a seniors home in the Chicoutimi district of Saguenay, Que.
N.S. man handed life sentence for N.Y. murder
A Nova Scotia man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a man in New York state in 2007.

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Plane goes down in New York's Hudson River
Passengers are being rescued Thursday while standing on the wings of a plane after it landed in the Hudson River near Manhattan.
Senior Hamas official killed in Israeli air strike
One of Hamas's top officials was killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City Thursday, a day that also saw the United Nations headquarters of a relief agency come under fire.
Pakistan arrests dozens in Mumbai attacks probe
More than 70 people have been arrested in Pakistan as part of a month-long crackdown on groups accused of having connections to last year's attacks in Mumbai, a Pakistani official said Thursday.

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'Sense of urgency' needed to cut maternal deaths, UNICEF head says
Women in the least developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries, UNICEF said in an annual report Thursday. Progress has been made in reducing child mortality.
Newer antipsychotic drugs increase heart risk: study
Newer antipsychotic drugs nearly double the odds of sudden death from a heart problem and may be riskier than older medicines, researchers say.
Fewer clogged arteries may need stent treatment
A new study gives fresh evidence that many people with clogged heart arteries are being overtreated with stents, and that a simple blood-flow test might help prevent unnecessary care.

Arts & Entertainment »

12 Canadian films to screen as Sundance begins Video
The Sundance Film Festival gets underway Thursday with Australian director Adam Elliot's Mary and Max, a claymation story about a pen-pal friendship.
Anne Murray memoir set for fall release
After hearing Anne Murray sing for decades, fans of Canada's Songbird will soon get a chance to read about her life story.
New war film on target, partisan survivor says Video
A new movie about partisans who battled the Nazis in Eastern Europe is pretty accurate, says a Winnipeg man who is one of the last surviving members.

Technology & Science »

Apple stock retreats as Jobs takes medical leave
Shares of Apple Inc. retreated in overseas trading on Thursday, after company CEO Steven Jobs said he was taking a leave of absence until June due to health issues.
Google to cut 100 jobs, close engineering offices
Google Inc. is closing three engineering offices and cutting 100 recruiters from its workforce as the recession dampens hiring at the internet search company.
Grand plan for electric cars takes shape in Ontario
A U.S. company that promotes infrastructure to support electric cars is going to open a site in Toronto to demonstrate the vehicles, Shai Agassi, founder and CEO of Better Place, said Thursday.

Money »

Apple stock retreats as Jobs takes medical leave
Shares of Apple Inc. retreated in overseas trading on Thursday, after company CEO Steven Jobs said he was taking a leave of absence until June due to health issues.
Magna expects 'rash of failures' in parts sector
Car parts makers are bracing for a financial tsunami in the coming months as the sector will see players fail, said the co-CEO at Magna International Inc. this week.
Weak December closes poor year for mutual funds
Plunging markets led investors to continue pulling money out of long-term funds last month as equity funds, balanced funds, bond funds and specialty funds all experienced weakness.

Consumer Life »

Lilly pays $1.42B US to settle some Zyprexa claims
Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday it pleaded guilty to a charge that it illegally marketed anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa for off-label use, and will pay a combined $1.42 billion US to settle civil suits and end the criminal investigation.
Grand plan for electric cars takes shape in Ontario
A U.S. company that promotes infrastructure to support electric cars is going to open a site in Toronto to demonstrate the vehicles, Shai Agassi, founder and CEO of Better Place, said Thursday.
Ont. liquor agency can seek info when customers return booze: privacy czar
Ontario's privacy commissioner says provincial liquor stores are within their rights to request personal information when purchases are returned.

Sports »

Canucks welcome back Luongo
Roberto Luongo is expected to be back in net for the first time since Nov. 22 when the struggling Vancouver Canucks host the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday (10 p.m. ET).
Oilers, Flames chase different goals
The Calgary Flames beat the Sharks handily last week at the Saddledome, but can really serve notice that they're serious Stanley Cup contenders by repeating the trick on Thursday in San Jose.
Lueders races to victory in St. Moritz
Canadian pilot Pierre Lueders and brakeman David Bissett won Thursday's World Cup two-man bobsleigh race in St. Moritz, Switzerland.