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Tim Hortons layoffs blindsided workers, manager says A laid-off Tim Hortons manager tells CBC News the employees didn't see the layoffs coming. Instead, she says, just days before job cuts were announced, the company played down media speculation about layoffs and gave employees the impression they shouldnt
CBC.ca | 2 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
CSE's Levitation project: Does mass surveillance prevent terrorist attacks? Mass trolling of internet data as done by Canada's electronic spy agency in a project dubbed Levitation can impede cyber spies in the hunt for extremists more than it helps, some security experts argue.
CBC.ca | 2 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Falling loonie part of a new race to the bottom Economists will tell you a falling currency is good for exports. But even as the loonie heads below 80 cents US, it won't work if everyone else does the same thing.
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New Ebola cases per week fall under 100, just, for 1st time since June The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the first time the weekly total has fallen below 100 since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
CBC.ca | 2 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Thorn Birds novelist Colleen McCullough dies at 77 Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose 1977 best-selling novel The Thorn Birds became a smash hit television miniseries, has died at the age of 77.
CBC.ca | 3 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sydney siege hostage was killed by police bullet fragment, inquest hears A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on Thursday.
CBC.ca | 5 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
AirAsia jet that crashed into sea last was in sound condition, officials say The AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month killing all 162 people was in sound condition and all crew members were properly certified, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said on Thursday.
CBC.ca | 6 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Serena Williams to meet Maria Sharapova in Aussie Open final Maria Sharapova has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in a lopsided semifinal. She'll meet Serena Williams after she beat fellow American Madison Keys in the other semifinal match.
CBC.ca | 7 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How psychopathic criminals learn differently from punishment cues The brains of criminal psychopaths learn to respond differently to punishment cues than others in jail and may need more reward-focused treatments, new research from Britain and Montreal suggests.
CBC.ca | 13 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Humans met Neanderthals on way out of Africa, skull suggests A partial skull found in Israel sheds light on the time when our species was trekking out of Africa and encountered our close cousins the Neanderthals.
CBC.ca | 15 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend