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'Welcome home,' Biden tells 1st group of Afghans resettling in U.S. The first flight of Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan over the past two decades brought more than 200 people, scores of them children and babies in arms, to new lives in the United States on Friday, and President Joe Biden said he was
CBC.ca | 4 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Dramatic penalty kicks send Canada's women's soccer team to Olympic semifinals Canadas womens soccer team is off to the Olympic semifinals after a thrilling win over Brazil in penalty kicks on Friday in Tokyo. Goalkeeper Stephanie Labb came up huge with a crucial save on Brazil's Rafaelle on the final penalty kick to send Canada int
CBC.ca | 8 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Hong Kong protester sentenced to 9 years in prison in 1st security case A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong's national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory.
CBC.ca | 9 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Political violence related to COVID-19 could lead to 'unravelling of societies' worldwide, observers say From South Africa to Cuba, Haiti to Lebanon, we are seeing some of the biggest riots, protests and challenges to governments in decades. Many seem to be sparked by the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 and government attempts to contain it, writes S
CBC.ca | 11 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Women athletes are pushing back against the uniform status quo From the Norwegian beach handball team to the German gymnastics Olympic team, women athletes around the world are fighting the uniform status quo, choosing what they want to wear during competition.
CBC.ca | 11 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
International Space Station knocked out of position for 47 minutes A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position Thursday when it accidentally fired its thrusters.
CBC.ca | 19 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Olympic viewing guide: Penny can make history (again), Rosie goes for the 3-peat Here's what to watch Thursday night and Friday morning, including Penny Oleksiak's latest chance to rewrite the Canadian record books and Rosie MacLennan's attempt to three-peat in trampoline.
CBC.ca | 22 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of Black Widow,which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.
CBC.ca | 23 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Google and Facebook will require U.S. workers to be vaccinated to return to the office Google and Facebook will require all of their U.S.-based staff to be vaccinated before being allowed to return to the office, and the policy could soon be enforced in other countries where they operate too.
CBC.ca | 23 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Penny Oleksiak's parents speak about her Olympic journey The parents of Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak celebrate their daughter's accomplishments at Tokyo 2020 after Oleksiak became Canada's most decorated summer Olympian. (Credit: The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)
CBC.ca | Jul 29, 2021 3:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend