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'Sometimes, I blame myself': Marites Flor on surviving hostage-taking that killed boyfriend Robert Hall

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:02:54 EDT


In 2016, Canadians Robert Hall and John Ridsdel were killed by militants who held them hostage in the Philippines. Hall's girlfriend, Marites Flor, was also taken and spoke to CBC about the harrowing ordeal.

U.S. Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:33:08 EDT


Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the U.S. Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat said ahead of the committee hearing today in Washington.

'Tickled plumb to death': These Trump voters love Obamacare and are glad it's survived

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:27:00 EDT


Among those cheering loudest when the Republican plan to remake the U.S. health-care system collapsed last week were some of Donald Trump's strongest supporters. And they'd vote for Trump again.

Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million, says UN

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:24:37 EDT


The number of Syrians who have fled their country after six years of war has surpassed the five-million mark, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday.

Rex Tillerson says Assad's fate to be decided by Syrian people

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:34:27 EDT


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday there was more discussion to be had on the way forward in Syria but that the status of President Bashar al-Assad would be decided by the Syrian people.

Post-cyclone flood evacuations in New South Wales, Australia affect thousands

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 03:35:15 EDT


Authorities ordered the evacuation of large parts of a major town of more than 25,000 people in eastern Australia on Thursday.

Netherlands town installs traffic lights for pedestrians walking and texting

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:42:46 EDT


It's dubbed "wexting" — walking while texting. So-called distracted walking can certainly be annoying, and some argue it's a public safety hazard. Now, a small town in the Netherlands is testing a novel approach to address those safety concerns.

Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:53:02 EDT


Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father's administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts.

U.S. military to investigate Mosul airstrike that killed dozens of civilians

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:57:13 EDT


The U.S. military has launched a formal investigation into what role the U.S. played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul, Iraq, earlier this month, amid warnings from a top American general that the dense urban fight is making it harder to avoid killing innocents.

North Carolina to vote on repealing LGBT bathroom law today

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:50:38 EDT


North Carolina Republican lawmakers said late on Wednesday they had reached a deal to repeal the state's controversial law prohibiting transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with their gender identities.

Mexican judge suspended amid outrage over sexual assault ruling

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:53:56 EDT


Prosecutors are appealing a court ruling that dismissed sex crime charges because there was no proof the suspect acted "with lascivious intent," and judicial authorities announced Wednesday that the judge in the case had been suspended.

U.K. files for EU divorce, triggering 2 years to Brexit

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:49:38 EDT


Britain has formally triggered the process of leaving the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May says, ending the country's 44-year relationship with the bloc.

Pedestrian deaths in U.S. spike 11% in study, but precise impact of mobile devices unclear

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:02:30 EDT


Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

Londoners gather to remember victims of Westminster Bridge attack

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:50:06 EDT


Hundreds of people joined together on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday to remember the four killed in last week's London attack.

Fear on the farm: In Vermont, migrant dairy workers and their bosses worry about Trump

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Vermont's dairy industry depends on migrant labour to keep the milk flowing. Now, fears of a crackdown by the Trump administration on illegal immigrants has many farm workers living in fear, and farmers are worried they could lose a major part of their workforce.

13 killed in bus-truck collision in southwestern Texas

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:39:18 EDT


A small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 13 people Wednesday on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, officials said.

2 former Chris Christie aides get jail time for New Jersey traffic jam revenge plot

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:58:46 EDT


Two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for creating a colossal traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for political revenge — a scandal that sank Christie's White House campaign and was attributed by the judge to a venomous climate inside state government.

Etihad Airways responds to laptop ban with free iPad and Wi-Fi for 1st class

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:24:42 EDT


One Middle Eastern airline targeted by new U.S. rules banning computers on certain flights has responded by offering first and business class passengers complimentary use of a tablet computer with internet access while on board.

Bob Dylan to accept Nobel honour this weekend in Stockholm

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:01:29 EDT


Nobel literature prize laureate Bob Dylan will meet with members of the Swedish Academy during a weekend visit to Stockholm and they will hand over his Nobel diploma and medal, the academy said Wednesday

'Erratic and aggressive' woman strikes police cruiser near Capitol Hill

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:14:05 EDT


Police say a woman struck a police cruiser with her vehicle near the U.S. Capitol and was taken into custody. The incident does not appear connected to terrorism, police say, adding that it's possible an officer fired the shots heard by witnesses.