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Hong Kong police defend using tear gas on protesters Hong Kong's police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city's financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil d
CBC.ca | Sep 29, 2014 05:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mount Ontake eruption: Rescuers look to recover at least 27 bodies Military and other rescue workers began airlifting more than two dozen bodies from the ash-blanketed peak of a Japanese volcano on Monday morning, as family members of the missing waited at a nearby elementary school.
CBC.ca | Sep 29, 2014 03:55 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mount Ontake eruption: Toxic gas, ash hampers rescue operation Toxic gases and ash from a still-erupting Japanese volcano Monday forced rescue workers to call off their effort to bring down the rest of the victims, after earlier airlifting out eight more bodies by military helicopter.
CBC.ca | Sep 29, 2014 03:55 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Obama says US underestimated rise of ISIL US president says Washington, in contrast, overestimated the Iraqi army's ability to counter armed groups.
Al Jazeera | Sep 29, 2014 03:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Barack Obama has come to grips with thorny Syria strategy President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian d
CBC.ca | Sep 29, 2014 02:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Stephen Harper gives pricey free ride home to European leaders CBC New has learned Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave visiting European delegates a free flight home to Brussels last week, after adding a Toronto reception to their schedule that made it impossible for the visitors to make a planned commercial flight ho
CBC.ca | Sep 28, 2014 10:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann no-hits Marlins Jordan Zimmermann threw the first no-hitter by a Washington Nationals pitcher, the gem preserved by a diving catch in left field by defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. for the final out in a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in a regular-season finale
CBC.ca | Sep 28, 2014 7:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chicago air traffic sabotage sparks demands for FAA probe U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control centre and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.
CBC.ca | Sep 28, 2014 7:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
George Clooney keeps rumour mill whirling after Venice wedding Newly married Hollywood heart-throb George Clooney kept rumour mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city.
CBC.ca | Sep 28, 2014 2:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola clinics still short on doctors, supplies 6 months after outbreak began Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients. Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time in an unprepared West Africa and eventually became the worst-ever outbreak, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and pri
CBC.ca | Sep 28, 2014 1:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend