NEB revises down oil production outlook on lower prices, changing regulations

CALGARY -- The National Energy Board has revised down its long-term outlook for oil prices and Canadian production in the face of lower global industry costs and stricter environmental regulations.
In an update released Wednesday, the regulator projects inflation-adjusted oil prices rising to US$68 a barrel by 2020 and US$90 by 2040, $12 and $17 a barrel lower, respectively, than in its January report.
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Feds explore nickel coin's use, but no plans to send it the way of the penny

OTTAWA -- An internal federal analysis shows the government has studied the pros and cons of the nickel -- but Ottawa insists it has no plans to force the five-cent coin into retirement, as it did the penny.
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Sunken B.C. tug's tanks now pumped out, thousands of litres of fuel not recovered

BELLA BELLA, B.C. -- More than 90,000 litres of diesel have yet to be accounted for after a group overseeing cleanup of a spill from a submerged tug on British Columbia's central coast said the tanks aboard the Nathan E.
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Children survived Australian theme park accident which killed their parents

Two young children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed four people including their mothers on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia.
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Lady Gaga jumps in for 'Carpool Karaoke' with James Corden

There were no wild costumes or caution tape - or at least, not on Lady Gaga.
The singer was the latest artist to ride shotgun with Late Late Show host James Corden on Carpool Karaoke. The 30-year-old songstress donned a glittery gold blouse (pussy bow and all) as she sang her new hit 'Perfect Illusion' and some classic Gaga like Bad Romance, complete of course, with the monster claws.
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Updates and fixes in store for iOS and Android

A few weeks after launching the latest versions of their mobile operating systems iOS and Android, Apple and Google are both rolling out updates to fix bugs and bring new functions to the platforms.
iOS 10.1
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N.L. premier, aboriginal leaders make progress after Muskrat Falls meeting

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Premier Dwight Ball met for more than 10 hours with indigenous leaders as protesters continued to besiege the delayed Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador.
Ball says the province and leaders from the Innu Nation, the Nunatsiavut Government and the NunatuKavut Community Council made significant progress in resolving issues surrounding planned flooding of the Muskrat Falls reservoir.
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Gambia becomes third country to announce departure from ICC

DAKAR, Senegal - A third African country, Gambia, says it will leave the International Criminal Court as fears grow of a mass pullout from the body that pursues some of the world's worst atrocities.
Gambia announced the decision on television Tuesday night, accusing the court of unfairly targeting Africa and calling it the "International Caucasian Court.
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Aboriginal, environmental groups to sue Canada over Petronas LNG project

Aboriginal and environmental groups will file lawsuits on Thursday against the government of Canada to overturn the permit for a controversial $27 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in British Columbia.
The lawsuits will name Malaysian state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), which owns a majority stake in the project, as an associated party, representatives of the aboriginal and environmental groups told Reuters this week.
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Vatican Cardinal George Pell questioned by police over historic abuse allegations

Australian police flew to Rome to interview a top Vatican cardinal about allegations of sexual assault dating back decades, officials said Wednesday.
Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis's top financial adviser and one of his most trusted aides, has long been dogged by allegations he mishandled cases of clergy abuse when he was archbishop of Melbourne and later Sydney.
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Aussie man charged with attempted murder in Miranda Kerr home attack

Los Angeles prosecutors have charged an Australian man in an attack on a security guard outside supermodel Miranda Kerr's home earlier this month.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old Shaun Anthony Haywood was charged with attempted murder, aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday.
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Asian stocks hit by gloom on Wall Street

TOKYO -- Shares fell broadly in Asia on Wednesday after a gloomy session on Wall Street, where shares of household names like appliance maker Whirlpool and athletic apparel maker Under Armour suffered their worst declines in years.
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