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Canada first adopted the alert system in 2002 and requires the abducted person be under the age of 18 before the alert is sent out. Photograph: IStock

Police in Canada have issued a rare rebuke to the public after a late-night emergency mobile phone alert about an abducted child prompted widespread c(...)

An intense 20-second ascent up stairs, done several times a day, can improve your fitness, a new study has found. Photograph: iStock

As little as 20 seconds of brisk stair climbing, done several times a day, might be enough exercise to improve fitness, according to a pragmatic new s(...)

People walk along the lakefront  in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

A blast of Arctic air is moving across the United States and Canada, bringing record-breaking windchill temperatures as low as -48°C in parts of the M(...)

Dublin Airport: long-haul passengers accounted for five  million last year, a rise of 15 per cent, while short-haul traffic rose by 5 per cent to 26.5 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

A record 31.5 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last year, a 6 per cent rise year on year. It was the eighth year in a row passenger (...)

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is one of three brands being made available in Ontario from this week.

Irish gin brands continue to make a splash in the Canadian market with three products set to be available from this week in Ontario, which is the worl(...)

A participant jumps for a picture during the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

1. The Paris Agreement lives: Imperfect, incomplete but moving forward with the world’s countries, bar one – the United States – on board. It has been(...)

The global rise in greenhouse gas emissions over the past year has been driven by increased use of coal to generate power and heat, the UN climate tal(...)

Sleep is increasingly regarded as an important lifestyle behaviour that can affect cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, researchers say.

Getting too much sleep may be bad for your heart, according to a new study, with the amount of time a person sleeps linked to their risk of cardiovasc(...)

Harry Leslie Smith: vocal critic of austerity, has died aged 95. Photograph: Icon Books

Harry Leslie Smith, the political commentator and second World War veteran who survived the Great Depression, has died in Canada aged 95, his family s(...)

 A woman smokes a joint on the day Canada legalised recreational marijuana in Toronto, on October 17th. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Reuters

Canada is running low on legal pot three weeks after the government approved the use of recreational marijuana, a shortage that is sending some frustr(...)

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