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Earth-like planet found orbiting the star next door After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door.
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 5:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Female Muslim Mounties can now wear hijab on the job The Mounties have adopted a new uniform policy to allow female Muslim officers to wear the hijab in an effort to better reflect Canada's diverse communities and to help recruit more Muslim officers.
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 4:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Militants attack American University in Kabul, Afghanistan The president of the American University in Kabul, Afghanistan, says a militant attack is underway on the campus.
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 3:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'It was a miracle,' says nun pulled from collapsed convent during Italy earthquake 'It was a miracle that the man heard me from so far away,' says one of the nuns rescued from a collapsed convent in the central Italian town of Amatrice following Wednesday's strong earthquake. Others in the convent weren't so lucky. CBC correspondent Meg
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 2:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At least 3 dead after 6.8 magnitude quake hits Burma A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Burma on Wednesday, damaging temples and killing at least three people.
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 12:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
This picture of Justin Trudeau and Gord Downie hugging was not taken by the media. Does it matter? The Tragically Hip concert promoters barred news photographers from covering the event, instead providing their own images. It's part of a troubling trend, some say, particularly with political leaders trying to control their image.
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'This is not a photo-op': Obama's Louisiana response a delicate act in politics of disaster As U.S. President Barack Obama tours flood-ravaged Louisiana, criticisms over his response to the disaster underscore the delicate balance that presidents must strike when it comes to engaging with disaster-affected populations.
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brazil divided over what's worse: Rousseff's impeachment or her conduct As former president's trial begins, Brazilians protest in support of Dilma Rousseff and in opposition to her - trying to win the world's favour.
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkish tanks enter Syria in cross-border operation to free ISIS-held town Turkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday to clear a Syrian border town from ISIS militants, and a private Turkish TV station reported that a small number of Turkish special forces had crossed into Syria as part of the operation.
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 08:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Earthquake rattles central Italy, buildings damaged, people trapped under rubble A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, with reports of damaged buildings, buried residents and blackouts near the epicentre Rieti.
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 03:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend