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  • Jessica Wiebe in Afghanistan

    How a soldier-turned-artist aims to protect the memory of WWI and WWII soldiers

    by Jon Tattrie

    When Jessica Lynn Wiebe joined the Canadian Forces in 2008, she, like all soldiers, had to complete a battle fitness test. On Thursday, she will test her fitness again, but this time as an artist.

    Posted: May 25, 2017 6:30 AM ET video
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    Bhutanese Nepali families leaving Quebec City in droves for Ontario

    by Kim Garritty

    Dozens of Bhutanese Nepali refugees who settled in Quebec City in recent years are pulling up stakes and heading to Ontario. They say a variety of factors are at play, including the difficulty of getting a driver's licence in Quebec.

    Posted: May 15, 2017 6:53 PM ET
    Last Updated: May 16, 2017 6:22 PM ET

    Man rescued after 47 days stranded on mountain in Nepal

    A Taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain in Nepal for 47 days was rescued Wednesday, but his girlfriend died just three days before they were discovered, trekking officials said.

    Posted: Apr 27, 2017 2:03 AM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 27, 2017 6:27 AM ET
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    Women seem less likely to get surgery in war-torn countries

    A new study questions why so many more medical procedures are performed on men than woman in war-torn countries, highlighting a possible inequity in access to health care.

    Posted: Apr 17, 2017 3:51 PM ET

    Feature Holi festival of colours marks end of winter

    Revellers in India filled the streets to mark Holi, the festival of colours, which marks the end of winter and start of spring. Hindus douse each other with coloured powders and waters during the two-day celebration which dates back to the 4th century.

    Posted: Mar 13, 2017 12:48 PM ET
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    No Canadian compensation for families of Gurkhas killed in Kabul blast

    by Murray Brewster

    The Canadian government was left scrambling to replace its private security contractor guarding the embassy in Kabul following a suicide bombing last summer that killed 15 people. The Trudeau government has also turned down a demand by Nepal to compensate the families of victims.

    Posted: Mar 13, 2017 5:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Mar 13, 2017 10:48 AM ET
  • Victoria Hand Project

    Victoria 3D hand printers in the running for $750K Google innovation prize

    The Victoria Hand Project makes prosthetic hands for people across the world. Now, they're one of ten Canadian finalists in a Google impacts competition with a grand prize of $750,000.

    Posted: Mar 09, 2017 6:35 PM ET
  • Border crossing

    CBC IN MEXICO Central American corridor a dangerous route for migrants heading to Canada

    by Lisa Laventure

    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.

    Posted: Feb 22, 2017 5:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 22, 2017 1:05 PM ET
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    Canadian Forces prepping for megathrust earthquake on the West Coast

    by Deborah Wilson

    Royal Canadian Navy Captain Steve Jorgensen says the Canadian Forces are prepared for disaster — but 'no plan survives first contact with the enemy'.

    Posted: Feb 21, 2017 2:44 PM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017 3:35 PM ET
  • Eagle vs. drone military training exercise

    Photos Eagle vs. drone and Trudeau meets Trump: The week in pictures

    From Trudeau's meeting with Trump to the 2017 Grammys, here's the week in pictures for Feb. 11-17.

    Posted: Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM ET read comments
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    Species-saving love: Sachi the red panda finally finds romance at Winnipeg zoo

    by Kelly Malone

    The mood is set with an artful array of bamboo and a light seasoning of allspice. Sachi, the small and beautiful red panda, looks across the branch at male panda Tango.

    Posted: Feb 13, 2017 6:00 PM ET video
  • Ketan Dulal

    More than a decade with schizophrenia: how one UPEI student has coped

    by Shane Ross

    UPEI student Ketan Dulal was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his 20s while completing his undergrad in Germany. He's thankful the diagnosis happened there and not in his home country of Nepal, where families try to hide mental illness for fear of being shunned.

    Posted: Jan 25, 2017 6:40 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 26, 2017 5:17 PM ET
  • Nepal

    Alberta researcher studies Sherpas in the sky

    by Emily Fitzpatrick

    A University of Alberta researcher is climbing to great heights in the name of science. Craig Steinback spent two weeks in Nepal studying Sherpas alongside 21 other researchers from around the world.

    Posted: Jan 10, 2017 3:53 PM ET
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    Trudeau stops short of promising vote on peacekeeping mission

    by Lee Berthiaume

    Justin Trudeau says MPs will get a chance to debate the Liberal government's plan to send Canadian troops on UN peacekeeping missions, but he won't quite promise a vote on any future deployment.

    Posted: Dec 20, 2016 4:04 PM ET
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    CBC Investigates 'It may go unnoticed': Why Canada is ripe for immigration scams

    by Lori Ward

    Some of Canada's best-known companies, including Bell Canada, Via Rail, Scotiabank and Bombardier, have had their names used as a front to defraud foreign job seekers out of thousands of dollars, CBC News has learned.

    Posted: Dec 14, 2016 5:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 14, 2016 9:11 AM ET

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