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Pakistan lifts death penalty moratorium after Taliban school attack The Pakistani prime minister lifted a moratorium on the death penalty on Wednesday, a day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school, killing 132 students and nine teachers, a government spokesman said.
CBC.ca | Dec 17, 2014 08:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pakistan in mourning as parents bury children after Taliban attack Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.
CBC.ca | Dec 17, 2014 08:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Australian PM promises investigation into Sydney siege, gunman's history A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney caf was once on the national security agency's watch list but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.
CBC.ca | Dec 17, 2014 06:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Maple Leafs blast NHL-best Ducks for 6th straight win Phil Kessel scored two of Toronto's four third-period goals as the Maple Leafs beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-2 for their sixth straight win Tuesday night.
CBC.ca | Dec 17, 2014 03:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bill Cosby won't be charged over claim he molested woman when she was 15 Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her 40 years ago.
CBC.ca | Dec 16, 2014 11:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Methane spikes on Mars puzzle researchers Scientists using instruments aboard the Curiosity rover on Mars have found carbon-containing compounds in rock samples and methane in the planet's atmosphere.
CBC.ca | Dec 16, 2014 8:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Philadelphia suburb shooting suspect Bradley William Stone dead The body of an Iraq War veteran suspected of fatally shooting his ex-wife and her family members in Pennsylvania was discovered on Tuesday following a two-day manhunt, a district attorney said.
CBC.ca | Dec 16, 2014 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sony hackers threaten 9/11-style attacks at screenings of The Interview The hackers behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment are pledging to target upcoming screenings of The Interview with 9/11-style attacks, according to the latest release from the anonymous group calling itself the Guardians of Peace.
CBC.ca | Dec 16, 2014 8:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
10 unusual homes around the world From China's illegal rooftop mansions to container homes in Michigan, a look at 10 atypical dwellings from around the world.
CBC.ca | Dec 16, 2014 7:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Powdered alcohol worries U.S. lawmakers Powdered alcohol hasn't even arrived in stores yet, but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on the go.
CBC.ca | Dec 16, 2014 5:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend