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Standing Rock protesters defy order to leave

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:36:29 EST


Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota on Thursday in defiance of orders to leave.

Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport in battle against ISIS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:16:05 EST


Backed by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces fight their way into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with ISIS militants.

Syrian peace talks resume in Geneva after 10 months

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:38:50 EST


Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resume in Geneva, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country.

'The water is not safe': San Jose, Calif., residents return to flooded homes

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:12:39 EST


Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose.

7 Earth-like planets found orbiting star 39 light-years away

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST


Scientists have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a small star 39 light-years away, with several planets believed to be capable of having water.

Blast at Pakistan shopping centre kills 8

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:41:38 EST


Explosives in a building under construction ignite, ripping through a market in Lahore, Pakistan, killing eight people. It is not immediately clear whether the explosives were meant to be a bomb or were merely stored in the building.

Trump administration revokes transgender washroom guidelines

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:40:49 EST


The Trump administration has lifted federal guidelines that said transgender students should be allowed to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.

Quebecer accused in massive Aussie drug bust to remain in custody until trial

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:49:39 EST


A Quebec woman accused of trying to import a large amount of cocaine into Australia last year will remain in custody until her trial is scheduled to begin on Aug. 28.

SpaceX delays delivery to International Space Station after navigation error

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:45:01 EST


A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA's historic moon pad.

North Korea dismisses Malaysia's allegations in Kim Jong-nam's death

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:05:16 EST


North Korea says a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions" amid speculation that its agents masterminded the assassination of leader Kim Jong-un's half brother.

Video shows Harrison Ford's mistaken flyover at airport

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:20:22 EST


Newly released video shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford suddenly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with 110 people aboard at a Southern California airport.

Central American corridor a dangerous route for migrants heading to Canada

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST


With European borders tightening and increased anti-immigration anxiety in the United States, a rising number of migrants from as far away as Africa and Asia are turning to the Central American migrant corridor in the hopes of reaching a new promised land: Canada. CBC spoke with several of them this week in Mexico.

Republican members of Congress hear from angry constituents at town halls

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:14:59 EST


Republican Representative David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end of constituent angst about the Trump administration as he held a town hall in Virginia.

David Bowie honours, George Michael tribute top 2017 Brit Awards

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:04:44 EST


Britain's music industry saluted chart-topping talent and departed icons at Wednesday's Brit Awards, where winners included Drake, Beyoncé and the late David Bowie.

Former Guantanamo detainee ID'd as suicide bomber who attacked Iraq military base

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:28:26 EST


British news media report that a suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release.