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Climate change may be preventing bees from carrying out the vital job of pollination by upsetting their life cycles, a study has shown.

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A man who appeared on the television show Canadian Idol appeared in court yesterday on terrorism charges.

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A native American lacrosse team's hopes of travelling to England using tribal passports issued by the Iroquois Confederacy were dashed last night when the UK Government refused them visas.

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Sandra first learns that the "little bastard bullet" in her breast is going to kill her on the same morning that the twin towers fall. Her husband, Jack, has to tell the doctor to get off the phone and look at the television.

Rare 4,600-year-old Ontario burial lifts lid on prehistoric Canada

A 4,600-year-old burial has been discovered in a remote corner of northern Canada – and could hold the key to how ancient Canadians lived. The remarkable find has been made at the mouth of the Bug River, near Big Trout Lake, Ontario. Today the region is home to the Kitchenuhmaykoosik Inninuwug First Nation, an indigenous tribe numbering around 1,200.

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A Canadian author will become the first Muslim-born woman to lead a mixed-gender British congregation through Friday prayers tomorrow in a highly controversial move that will attempt to spark a debate about the role of female leadership within Islam.

Chris Haney: Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit

A 1979 game of Scrabble led Chris Haney, picture editor of the Montreal Gazette, and his friend Scott Abbott, a sports journalist with the Canadian Press news agency, to come up with their own board game. Trivial Pursuit, launched two years later, was described by Time magazine as "the biggest phenomenon in game history".

Wet rooms: The world’s most beautiful boathouses

For thousands of years, man has migrated towards the banks of the world's waterways in search of settlement, drawn by the fertile land and ample drinking supplies – not to mention improved conditions for trade, and the possibility of relatively free movement between distant lands. But, as the earliest residents soon discovered, the shore-side life wasn't all plain sailing. Dirty or salty water conditions together with harsh weather – all part and parcel of life in an exposed location – made for some challenging conditions too. The ravaging effect of constant exposure to the elements, for one, posed a serious threat to that vital resource for waterside communities far and wide: their boats.

Canadian war hero charged with sex attacks and murder

He is one of Canada's top military commanders, boasting a chest full of medals and a glittering CV that had put him in charge of the nation's biggest airbase and seen him pilot official flights for the likes of The Queen and Stephen Harper, his country's Prime Minister.

Album: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Live 1967/68, Paris/Ottawa (Experience Hendrix/Universal)

There are apparently more than 120 different concert recordings of Jimi Hendrix circulating among collectors, of which the "official bootleg" label Dagger Records has issued around a dozen over the last decade, including the 1968 show at Paris Olympia which, bolstered with three tracks from a Canadian show of that year, is the centrepiece of this set. It's reissued as part of a box set alongside a coloured-vinyl record containing seven tracks from the previous year's Paris show, the package bulked out with T-shirt, web-access goodies and sundry ephemera. Despite the tape hiss and equipment problems, the guitarist's genius shines through, his superb solo on the 1967 "Red House" demonstrating how he was already supernaturally at one with the developing technology. For Paris 1968, he offered his own revolutionary blues programme, opening with "Killing Floor" and a "Catfish Blues" featuring flourishes that he would later employ on "Voodoo Chile", before sowing the seed-corn of heavy metal with the brutal sonic sexuality of "Foxy Lady". It's a fraught gig – constant re-tuning, a bust snaredrum skin – but it all comes good for the outstanding climactic versions of "Little Wing" and "Purple Haze".

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Robert Fisk’s World: You won't find any lessons in unity in the Dead Sea Scrolls

I looked at the texts in Toronto – a tale that was bound to pose a series of questions

'Security-risk' Galloway banned from Canada

The outspoken anti-war MP George Galloway has been banned from entering Canada on the grounds of national security.

Wreck of 200-year-old British warship found

Deep in the waters of Lake Ontario, scientists discover a perfectly preserved ship that fought in American Revolutionary War

Consolation, By Michael Redhill

So many deaths, and so much earth over them, and how much we forget: this is the chant beneath Michael Redhill's novel of archaeology and loss.

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