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Australian woman arrested in killing of 8 children A woman has been arrested in the deaths of eight children in an Australian home. She is the mother of seven of the children found dead in the house; the eighth child was her niece, police say.
CBC.ca | Dec 19, 2014 9:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Special toonie to bear likeness of Canada's 1st prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald will be honoured with a spot on the $2 coin for the 200th anniversary of his birth, according to a notice posted Friday.
CBC.ca | Dec 19, 2014 8:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Russia facing more Canadian sanctions over Ukraine Just one day after Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Western sanctions for his country's current economic woes, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced Canada will be imposing additional sanctions over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
CBC.ca | Dec 19, 2014 6:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Listeriosis outbreak linked to caramel candy apples leaves 5 dead Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
CBC.ca | Dec 19, 2014 6:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
PM's comments about missing, murdered aboriginal women show 'lack of respect' Prime Minister Stephen Harper's comment that a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women is not high on the government's radar, made during an interview with the CBC's Peter Mansbridge, shows a disregard and lack of respect for indigenou
CBC.ca | Dec 19, 2014 5:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Apple 'offended' by BBC allegations it broke promise to improve working conditions Apple is in the spotlight again over working conditions for the people who make its products, following a BBC investigation that alleges poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories.
CBC.ca | Dec 19, 2014 5:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sony defends cancelling The Interview release after Obama says studio 'made a mistake' Sony Pictures is defending the decision to cancel the Christmas Day release of The Interview, saying they had no other options when theatres said they were cancelling screenings of the comedy.
CBC.ca | Dec 19, 2014 4:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The top 10 science stories of 2014: Bob McDonald Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald chooses the 10 stories that he thinks defined the year in science.
CBC.ca | Dec 19, 2014 4:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kurdish troops free Yazidis trapped by ISIS on mountain since August Kurdish peshmerga fighters have reportedly fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by ISIS fighters since August, although it's not clear when hundreds of minority Yazidis will be taken to safety.
CBC.ca | Dec 19, 2014 3:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
French cops Taser chocolate-crazed monkey An aggressive North African macaque was finally subdued in Marseilles after police deployed a stun gun, ending the primate's weeks-long, chocolate-fuelled rampage.
CBC.ca | Dec 19, 2014 2:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend