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January 7, 2019 5:45 PM Five Golden Globes surprises that shake up Oscar predictions

The group’s golden choices are often ignored by the nearly 8,200 Oscar voters, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who last year gave their Best Picture prize to The Shape of Water, rather than either of the HFPA’s top winners: Lady Bird (musical/comedy) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (drama). Sunday’s play-it-safe 12

December 16, 2018 1:50 PM North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death

PYONGYANG, KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF—North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, tens of thousands of people offered flowers and paid respects to the late leader at Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang 17

May 24, 2018 2:31 PM Canadian meteorologists to reveal what to expect in 2018 hurricane season

U.S. forecasters say 5-9 hurricanes will develop during what they call a near-normal season Environment Canada meteorologists are releasing their predictions for the upcoming 2018 hurricane season today at a news conference in Dartmouth. The Canadian Hurricane Centre is holding the technical briefing to prepare the public for upcoming storms and to provide 50

April 16, 2018 8:26 PM Netflix original shows lure more new subscribers than expected

Netflix Inc.'s blitz of new programming attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video streaming pioneer's massive spending will fuel growth around the world. Shares of Netflix jumped more than seven per cent in after-hours trading on Monday to $330.30 US. They are up 65 per cent this year. Wall Street 51

April 2, 2018 2:42 AM China’s space station Tiangong-1 finally falls back to Earth

The space station re-entered Earth’s atmosphere, scattering its remaining pieces over the southern Pacific Ocean. For the past few weeks the fate of Tiangong-1 has provided some drama. The Chinese lost control of the spacecraft a couple of years ago and thus could not guide it to the middle of an ocean. Because of the drag of air molecules bouncing off Tiangong- 37

March 1, 2018 12:30 AM NHL's Bettman 'very comfortable' with decision to skip Olympics

Commissioner making no predictions on whether league will return for Beijing Games The NHL has no regrets about not sending its players to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, says commissioner Gary Bettman. "We've very comfortable with the decision we made as a league," Bettman said Wednesday. The NHL announced last April it would not participate in the Pyeongchang 30

February 2, 2018 12:00 PM Groundhog Day 2018: How soon is spring?

Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam didn't see his shadow today Weather watchers will look to the groundhogs this morning for their annual predictions about spring. Nova Scotia's famed Shubenacadie Sam was the first to waddle out Friday morning. Sam said it first — early spring is on the way. The marmot did not see his shadow this morning. The most famous 29

October 26, 2017 5:06 AM Iraq’s prime minister defies predictions of his country’s doom

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. For years, a host of experts and politicians in Washington considered the breakup of Iraq to be virtually inevitable. They viewed its weak central government, its ethnic 42

October 25, 2017 1:44 PM The Arctic sea ice may be declining faster than expected

The Arctic Ocean could be ice-free much sooner than some scientific predictions, which forecast sea ice will first disappear completely during summer months between 2040 and 2050. — AFP picCALGARY, Oct 25 — Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the accuracy of satellite measurements, a new study 74

October 24, 2017 2:03 AM Trudeau government expected to announce more money for children, working poor in economic update

A senior government official says the fall fiscal statement will show an improving outlook, even though Ottawa will announce new spending measures alongside the updated predictions. OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is expected to announce more money for children and the working poor, along with shrinking federal deficits, in a crowd-pleasing economic update 93