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'They won't silence us': Thousands rally in Malta to honour slain Panama Papers journalist Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honour an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia's reporting stayed away from the gathering.
CBC.ca | 7 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
FBI agent who helped nab Via Rail plotters worries sleeper soldier in U.S. may have gotten away In a new book published under his cover name from the operation, Tamer Elnoury reveals how gaining the confidence of the would-be rail saboteurs led to knowledge of an apparent al-Qaeda sleeper terrorist in the United States.
CBC.ca | 7 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
U.K. police respond to reports of gunman, hostage-taking at leisure complex Police in central England are warning the public to stay away from a recreation centre where British media report a man with a shotgun has taken hostages at a bowling alley.
CBC.ca | 13 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Japan PM Abe's ruling bloc on track for big win in election, exit polls show Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a big win in Sunday's election, media exit polls showed, potentially re-energizing a push toward his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution.
CBC.ca | 16 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
Zimbabwe's Mugabe sidelined as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment.
CBC.ca | 16 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Makes it more extreme:' Prof says climate change added to historic fire season A researcher says wildfires that blackened huge swaths of Western Canada this summer are not just a local phenomenon, pointing to this year's deadly fires in Chile, Portugal, and California as other infernos that broke records.
CBC.ca | 18 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Q & A | Teens search for way to improve magnetic resonance images MRI scans provide information about the body without actually touching it. Now two Toronto teens are trying to adapt that approach to search for what is in someone's blood noninvasively.
CBC.ca | 19 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Bing, bang, boom, I'm done': Scan-and-go shopping coming to Canadian Walmart stores New scan-and-go technology being rolled out at Walmart stores allows shoppers to scan and bag their items while they shop, and it may lead to customers bypassing checkout altogether.
CBC.ca | 19 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane expected to decamp to New York New York City officials are bracing for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
CBC.ca | 19 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Some Germans see echoes of Stasi-era surveillance in new new facial recognition technology Germany is testing out facial-recognition technology at a Berlin train station. The goal is to improve security, but for those who remember the Cold War, it has shades of life under East Germany's notorious secret police, known as the Stasi.
CBC.ca | 19 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend