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Canada court reserves judgement in ski jumping case

Canada court reserves judgement in ski jumping case Vancouver - A court in Canada has reserved judgement in the case of female ski jumpers who are suing to to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics . After five days of hearings, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon said Friday the issues behind the case were "very complex" and that she needed time to consider all the arguments.

Fifteen female ski jumpers took the Vancouver Organizing Committee to court for the right to compete at the Vancouver Games.

Canada court reserves judgement in ski jumping case

ski jumping case Vancouver - A court in Canada has reserved judgement in the case of female ski jumpers who are suing to to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics. After five days of hearings, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon said Friday the issues behind the case were "very complex" and that she needed time to consider all the arguments.

Fifteen female ski jumpers took the Vancouver Organizing Committee to court for the right to compete at the Vancouver Games.

How seals got their flippers

fossilizedWashington, April 23  A newly discovered fossilized skeleton of a carnivorous animal, has helped scientists pinpoint the origin of flippers — limb adaptations for swimming in water, in seals, sea lions, and the walrus.

Researchers from the United States and Canada found the fossilized skeleton of a newly discovered carnivorous animal, Puijila darwini.

The animal is described as having a long tail, and fore-limbs comparatively proportionate to modern carnivorous land animals as opposed to pinnipeds. It is the first mammalian carnivore found at the site.

Armed man takes hostages aboard Jamaica charter jet

JamaicaKingston - An armed man has taken some 150 people aboard a plane on the Caribbean island of Jamaica hostage, media reports said Monday.

The hostage-taking is believed to be taking place on an aircraft that had been scheduled to fly from the Sangster International airport in Montego Bay, to Halifax in Canada, the news channel CNN reported.

According to the online edition of local newspaper The Gleaner, at 11pm on Sunday (0400 GMT Monday) the gunman boarded the plane using false identification documents, proceeded to rob passengers on the aircraft, and is currently holding them hostage.

Hostages held on plane in Jamaica

JamaicaMexico City - A man took hostages on a plane late Sunday at the airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica,

Iranian-Canadian charged with trying to export nuke technology to Iran

Iranian-Canadian charged with trying to export nuke technology to IranToronto, Apr. 18 : An Iranian-Canadian has been charged with trying to export technology that could have helped Tehran get the nuclear bomb it so desperately seeks.

Mahmoud Yadegari, a 35-year-old Torontonian, appeared bewildered Friday during a bail hearing.

As he listened to proceedings through a Farsi interpreter, he stood accused of buying devices destined to help centrifuges spin out highly enriched uranium, the material needed to make nuclear weapons.

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