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Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl and other survivors from collapsed buildings

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:45:52 EDT

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school due to Tuesday's earthquake stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her.




Hurricane Maria thrashes Dominican Republic, whips toward Turks and Caicos

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:59:17 EDT

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Hurricane Maria thrashes parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passes near its east and north coasts after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico, where it caused severe flooding and cut power to the island.




Fed Chair Janet Yellen plans to sell off glut of bonds without creating a flood: Don Pittis

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The world's had enough disasters. The powerful U.S. central banker is anxious not to create one of her own.




'They should have put this bus up years ago': New routes aim to make notorious Highway of Tears safer

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Two new subsidized bus routes on B.C.'s Highway 16 aim to reduce hitchhiking and provide safe, affordable transit along the notorious stretch known as the Highway of Tears, where more than a dozen women have gone missing or been murdered.




Canada is 'work in progress,' Justin Trudeau tells UN General Assembly

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:40:31 EDT

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Describing Canada as a "work in progress," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells the UN about the country's failures and mistakes in its historical relationship with Indigenous people and his hope to right the wrongs of the past.




Trump orders widened sanctions targeting North Korean trade and cash flow

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:01:11 EDT

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U.S. President Donald Trump announced a new executive order Thursday that he says will help the United States target specific people, companies and banks financing and facilitating trade with North Korea.




Calgary Flames reveal $275M offer, saying they're scrapping pursuit of new arena

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:29:15 EDT

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The owners of the Calgary Flames have released details of their offer to the city toward construction of a new hockey arena, saying they were willing to pony up $275 million but no longer plan to pursue it.




Shackling and sedating Ontario student 'disgusting and unacceptable,' Opposition leader says

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:12:45 EDT

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A heated exchange in the Ontario Legislature sees the Opposition leader take the Liberal government to task over the treatment of a Toronto-area boy who was restrained and sedated on his first day of school.




Creatures great and small: forecasting the future of the North Atlantic right whale

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:45 EDT

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The fate of one of the world's largest living animals depends on one of the smallest. Scientists are studying a northward shift of the North Atlantic right whales and their speck-sized prey that could push the whales closer to extinction.




CETA in effect today as Canada-EU trade pact comes into force

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:18:57 EDT

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Canadian companies have much greater access to one of the world's largest markets starting today, as a major trade deal between Canada and the European Union is now in force.




Residential school runaway remembers harrowing journey that killed his two friends

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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In 1972, three boys left Stringer Hall in Inuvik hoping to reach home. The 130-km journey to Tuktoyaktuk took two weeks, and left only one survivor.




Once seen as Ireland's Justin Trudeau, progressive credentials of gay, mixed-race PM now in doubt

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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When Ireland's new prime minister, Leo Varadkar, took office in June, he joined the ranks of young leaders like Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron of France and London Mayor Sadiq Khan who rose to power on their progressive credentials and photogenic image. Now, doubts are surfacing about whether the Irish leader can deliver on his promises.




'Dramatic expansion' of makeshift camps for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar captured by satellite images

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:27:18 EDT

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Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist homeland of Myanmar.




Spacecraft on its way to asteroid will slingshot past Earth on Friday

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft — on a return mission to the far-off asteroid Bennu — will pass by Earth on Friday, and you're invited to wave as it goes by.




Baloney Meter: How U.S. border guards will behave in era of legal pot in Canada

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:08:28 EDT

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Canada's NDP has raised fears that "hundreds of thousands" of Canadians could be denied entry into the United States once marijuana is legalized. How likely is that?




After woman goes public, Montreal police arrest man accused of posting her personal info in escort ads

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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Montreal police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for posting a woman’s personal information in three online ads for an escort in late August.




IBM contract cost for failure-plagued Phoenix payroll system jumped to total $185M

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The massive 1,700-page contract between the federal government and IBM to implement the troubled Phoenix federal pay system provides new insight into the fiasco, showing dozens of amendments to the deal and costs that jumped by tens of millions of dollars at a time.




1 in 7 Manitoba search warrants in study has serious flaws

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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One in seven search warrants in a Manitoba study was so flawed that it should never have been issued, says an unpublished copy of the study that was obtained by CBC News.




Canada to push for new peacekeeping pledges, but yet to fulfil its own

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Canada intends to push other countries at an upcoming peacekeeping meeting to pledge more troops and commitments to international operations — despite the Liberal government's continued reticence about where it will deploy its own promised peacekeepers.




Parents hope against hope their children don't appear on grim list of dead in Mexico City

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:54:58 EDT

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"Brutal" day continues as rescuers dig and listen for youngsters trapped in collapsed school in Mexico City.