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People are being urged to step up washing their hands with a nasty virus hitting B.C. (REUTERS)

'Unstoppable' virus hits B.C.

One of the rarest strains of the enterovirus has arrived in B.C. and there’s little defence against it other than washing hands, according to the provincial Centre for Disease Control.

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Expo Line worst for delays

The Expo, Millennium and Canada rapid transit lines had a combined total of 111.6 hours delayed thanks to track breakdowns, train problems and other issues over the course of a year — with Expo easily being the worst offender.

A Trans Mountain conducting survey work on Burnaby Mountain. Ada Slivinski/QMI AGENCY

Burnaby injunction to stop pipeline denied

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan remained defiant in his opposition to Trans Mountain’s work in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area despite a “disappointing” ruling from the B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday.

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Dairy cows stabbed with screwdrivers, group says

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Authorities in New Mexico are investigating a dairy farm in the state after an animal rights group secretly recorded video apparently showing workers punching and kicking cows and stabbing them with screwdrivers.

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GoPro catches robbery attempt

Alexander Hennessy was just recording his experience during a bicycle tour in Argentina when all of a sudden he was being robbed at gunpoint.

A policeman sits in his patrol car as part of a road block on the street where a house was involved in pre-dawn raids in the western Sydney suburb of Guilford September 18, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray

Beheading threat leads to police raids

Intelligence showed that militants connected with Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation.

A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Wildfire in California menaces 2,000 homes

Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened at least 2,000 homes and has displaced hundreds of residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper (REUTERS)

PM wishes Ford well

Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent thoughts and prayers to Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who was formally diagnosed with malignant cancer Wednesday.

A 'Yes' campaigner takes a photograph with his smart phone during a rally in Glasgow, Scotland September 17, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Scotland's support for independence lags

On the eve of Scotland's historic referendum, polls showed support for staying in the United Kingdom just ahead of backing for independence but tens of thousands of citizens were still agonizing over which way to vote on Thursday.