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Yearlong space mission blasts off: 5 things to know An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut blasted off into space, and are on their way to move into the International Space Station for an entire year. Here are 5 things to know about the mission.
CBC.ca | Mar 27, 2015 12:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amsterdam area hit by power outage, halting trains, trams and planes Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and surrounding towns.
CBC.ca | Mar 27, 2015 10:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. Senate approves military spending boost, cuts to health care in budget Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.
CBC.ca | Mar 27, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fibre optic cable battle: Smaller players want in on Big 3 networks Bell, Rogers and Telus have been upgrading their networks to fibre optic technology, but consumers are discovering that if you want that high-speed cable coming directly into your home, you have to go with the company that laid the line.
CBC.ca | Mar 27, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Facebook, New York Times deal could change the news biz In a scoop about itself this week, the New York Times reported the paper will give up some of its precious website traffic to Facebook, a move that some media observers call a power shift in the digital publishing landscape.
CBC.ca | Mar 27, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Expat voters' rights battle costs Harper government $1.3M so far A legal battle to prevent Canadians abroad from voting in elections has cost the federal government $1.3 million so far, CBC News has learned.
CBC.ca | Mar 27, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Germanwings co-pilot left torn-up sick notes for day of crash, prosecutor says German prosecutors say they have found evidence that the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers.
CBC.ca | Mar 27, 2015 07:41 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Medical examiner testifies to Boston Marathon victim's painful last moments A medical examiner testifying Thursday in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnev described in graphic detail the devastating injuries that ravaged the body of a 29-year-old woman and caused her to bleed to death on the pavement.
CBC.ca | Mar 27, 2015 04:46 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ed Miliband bristles at 'North London geek' tag in U.K. election show It wasn't quite a debate, but back-to-back live televised interviews of Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband were billed Thursday as the unofficial campaign kickoff six weeks before Britain's general election.
CBC.ca | Mar 27, 2015 03:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Facebook says drones could help extend internet access around the world Facebook is in the early stages of plans to help spread high-speed internet access to people around the world who currently live without it, aided by a fleet of solar-powered drones.
CBC.ca | Mar 27, 2015 12:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend