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at 17:19 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

More than 800 foreign scientists urge Canada to loosen funding and freedoms

OTTAWA - More than 800 scientists from around the world have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper decrying what they call a rapid decline in funding and freedoms faced by Canadian government scientists.

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at 17:14 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

MPs, senators unanimously make Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai honorary citizen

OTTAWA - Parliamentarians and senators have unanimously supported bestowing honorary Canadian citizenship upon Pakistani teenager and co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai.

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at 17:10 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has infected more than 200 Canadians

OTTAWA - Health Canada says more than 200 Canadians have been infected by a virus that has sickened hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean and spurred a state of emergency in Jamaica.

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at 17:01 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

'I don't have to answer reporters' questions': Peladeau

QUEBEC - Media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau says he doesn't have to answer reporters' questions, indicating he prefers Facebook as a means of communication.

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at 14:14 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Gov. Gen's trip to Europe carries personal and historical meaning

OTTAWA - Gov.-Gen. David Johnston travels to Europe on Wednesday for a week-long visit which will include war commemorations that strike deep family chords for him personally.

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at 16:40 on October 21, 2014, EDT.

Soldier's death strengthens resolve of troops heading to Kuwait: defence minister

COLD LAKE, Alta. - Soldiers stood on rooftops at an Alberta military base Tuesday to wave farewell to the pilots of six Canadian fighter jets as they took off on an international combat mission against Islamic State extremists in Iraq.

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