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  • Britain's Prince William, center left, is accompanied by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, center right, as they arrive for a reception Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. (AP Photo/Alex Ellinghausen, Pool)

    CANBERRA, Australia - Britain's Prince William bid farewell to Australia on Thursday in the only speech of his national tour, revealing that his baby son George had become particularly fond of a toy native animal during the visit.

  • A committee of council wants to limit the length of time a dogs can be tethered outside in Windsor.

    A committee of council wants to limit the length of time a dogs can be tethered outside in Windsor.

  • The World Health Organization expressed concern Wednesday about the recent sharp rise in MERS cases in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Between them, the two countries have announced nearly 150 new infections with the MERS coronavirus this month. In fact, the cases announced so far in April represent 43 per …

  • A 10-month-old French bulldog, who was stolen from a downtown Vancouver tattoo parlour and art gallery Thursday, has been reunited with her owner.

  • This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Keira Knightley, left, and Adam Levine in a scene from "Begin Again."(AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Schwartz)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. This one, which will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and is set in a near-future Australia where the world economy has collapsed and bandits roam the Outback. It charts a fictional family over …

  • After five hours Monday, firefighters and animal control personnel rescued this dog from thin ice on a pond in northeast Edmonton.

    A dog that was rescued from thin ice on a man-made lake in northeast Edmonton Easter Monday has been reunited with its owner.

  • Ideas include federal funding for special washing facilities at key points across Canada to properly clean biohazards out of big trucks used to transport livestock. "These trailers need to be able to drive in, in the middle of winter, when they have frozen manure on them, and they need to be able to wash all of that out …

  • The BC SPCA is investigating three cases of animal cruelty in the southern interior, as the province observes Animal Cruelty Prevention Day.

  • These bighorn sheep's horns, found two weeks ago near Hinton, Alta., may be the biggest set ever.

    An Alberta bighorn sheep that lived near Hinton has certainly lived up to its name: it might turn out to be biggest bighorn ever.

  • Fish and Wildlife officer Dennis Prodan looks over the skull of a bighorn sheep found near Hinton, Alta., in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Wildlife officials in Alberta think they've found the big one. They believe a set of spiral horns on the skull of a bighorn sheep found east of the Rocky Mountains will set a new world record. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

    EDMONTON - Wildlife officials in Alberta think they've found the big one. They believe a set of spiral horns on the skull of a bighorn sheep found east of the Rocky Mountains will set a new world record. Neil Brad said Tuesday that the horns, weighing about 18 kilograms, must be left to dry for a couple of months before …

  • A Novartis employee works in a laboratory in Prangins, Switzerland on Oct. 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Keystone, Yannick Bailly

    GENEVA - Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co. that heralds more restructuring in the fast-changing industry. Joseph Jimenez, the CEO of Basel, Switzerland-based …

  • While concerns have been raised about the use of treated sewage sludge on agricultural land, farmers say the use of biosolids can boost soil health and yield.

    The use of treated sewage sludge on agricultural land is a well-established if sometimes controversial practice. Researchers are now delving more deeply into biosolids, looking to find any potential contaminants.

  • A Novartis employee works in a laboratory in Prangins, Switzerland on Oct. 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Keystone, Yannick Bailly

    GENEVA - Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced a series of multibillion-dollar deals Tuesday with other major pharmaceutical companies that it said would reduce sales but boost profitability, while affecting some 15,000 of its employees globally. The two drugmakers also are creating a new consumer health care …

  • Angus the cat was missing for more than eight years before returning home to his family on Easter weekend.

    An Etobicoke couple had a very welcome Easter weekend surprise when one of their family cats returned home after being missing for more than eight years.

  • A man smokes a cigarette outside The London Stock Exchange

    By Marius Zaharia LONDON (Reuters) - M&A talk in the pharmaceutical sector lifted European shares on Tuesday, but failed to support the euro, which dipped to a two-week low against the dollar as ECB policymakers renewed efforts to weaken it. Meanwhile, investors continued to see tensions in Ukraine as a threat to riskier …

  • These red-sided garter snakes, as seen on the CBC-TV series Wild Canada, are from the Narcisse snake pits. The reptiles have started appearing in a number of homes in the province's Westman region, prompting a spike in calls to pest control companies.

    TORONTO - A woman in the city’s east end had quite a scare early Tuesday when she discovered a snake wriggling around her bathroom. The woman doesn’t own any snakes and police believe it may have been in the apartment building’s drainage system and came up in her bathroom. Police retrieved the snake and it’s now in the …

  • (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Tuesday it will buy Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG's animal health business for $5.4 billion in cash to strengthen and diversify its Elanco unit. Lilly said it plans to fund the deal with about $3.4 billion of cash on hand and $2 billion of loans. "Animal health continues to represent …

  • A calf with its rear hoof caught in the slats of its crate's wooden floor,

    Animal rights campaigners are calling for improved treatment for baby calves after releasing an undercover video that shows the animals being kicked and punched, and detained in confining crates with little ...

  • It took several hours, but firefighters and animal control officers were able to save a dog that had wandered onto the thin ice on a man-made lake in Edmonton Monday.

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