Latest Topical News

  • 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
  • Military Peacekeeping Report 20160202

    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
  • 206104600

    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
  • Refugee soccer

    'It's just a waste': Refugees lack opportunity to play elite soccer

    by Nolan Kowal

    A local soccer player and coach are concerned newcomers to Winnipeg don’t have the opportunity to play elite level soccer, which could pivot some from the draw of street gangs.

    Posted: Nov 15, 2016 12:00 PM ET
  • Toronto Pride Parade 20160703

    Federal government offers first gender-neutral travel document

    by Dean Beeby

    A travel document required by visitors to Canada starting Thursday will offer applicants the option "other" under gender. The change is among the first measures promised by the Trudeau government toward "gender inclusiveness" on official documents.

    Posted: Nov 07, 2016 5:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 07, 2016 5:37 AM ET
    read comments
  • Anisha Luitel

    Newcomers to Fredericton put on photo exhibit

    by Oscar Baker III

    Thirty-two young photographers produced selfies, family portraits and scenes from the city of Fredericton for a show that reflects their fascination with their new home.

    Posted: Nov 02, 2016 3:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 02, 2016 3:24 PM ET
  • Diwali Festival of Lights

    Festival of Lights: 25th anniversary Diwali celebrations in Regina

    The Diwali Festival of Lights was held in Regina at the Hindu Temple on Saturday night. This celebration marked the 25th anniversary of the temple opening in the community.

    Posted: Oct 30, 2016 12:57 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 30, 2016 1:20 PM ET
  • Nepal 1

    Quake-levelled school in Nepal village rebuilt with Quebecers' help

    by Glenn Wanamaker

    Two weeks ago, flowers and tea were prepared for a special celebration outside a newly rebuilt school in the isolated village of Chheskam, Nepal. It was destroyed in the April 2015 earthquake, but has now been rebuilt with the help of a Quebec doctor.

    Posted: Oct 29, 2016 7:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 29, 2016 7:45 AM ET
  • Whitehorse West candidates

    RIDING PROFILE | Whitehorse West — Stu Clark, Richard Mostyn, Elaine Taylor

    by Nancy Thomson

    The Yukon Party pulled 58 per cent of the vote in this riding in 2011. Now incumbent Elaine Taylor is opposed by well-known NDP and Liberal candidates.

    Posted: Oct 23, 2016 12:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 27, 2016 7:54 PM ET
  • Tahmid Khan

    U of T student cleared of allegations related to deadly Bangladesh attack

    A Bangladesh court has cleared a Canadian university student of all allegations related to a restaurant siege three months ago in which 20 hostages and five attackers were killed.

    Posted: Oct 05, 2016 7:56 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 05, 2016 10:02 AM ET
  • Crabapple Aleppo

    The art of war: Drawings and paintings offer unique perspective in digital age

    by Michelle Gagnon

    The idea of artist as reporter is age-old. For centuries and across cultures, painting and drawing were the only visual testimonies of the world's conflicts and crises. Photography and film changed all that, of course. But in this digital age where the image is everything and cameras are everywhere, art as information is experiencing a renaissance.

    Posted: Sep 11, 2016 5:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016 8:29 PM ET
  • Haiti Cholera Protest

    UN link to Haiti cholera epidemic adds to mistrust, Haitian-Montrealer says

    Trust in the United Nations mission in Haiti has taken another blow after researchers traced the cholera outbreak to a UN base, one Haitian-Montrealer says.

    Posted: Aug 20, 2016 2:44 PM ET
  • APTOPIX Haiti Cholera Outbreak

    UN admits it needs to do 'much more' to eradicate cholera in Haiti

    The United Nations says it needs to do "much more" to address its own involvement in the introduction of cholera to Haiti and the suffering of those affected, estimated at more than 770,000 people.

    Posted: Aug 18, 2016 5:00 PM ET
  • grocery store

    Cyclospora outbreak in Canada possibly linked to imported produce

    by Elysha Enos

    The government is advising Canadians to check where their produce comes from after an outbreak of cyclospora was reported in four provinces.

    Posted: Aug 11, 2016 9:48 PM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 13, 2016 7:11 AM ET
  • Senegal World Social Forum

    100s of activists denied visas to attend World Social Forum in Montreal, organizers say

    by Jonathan Montpetit

    Hundreds of activists hoping to attend the World Social Forum in Montreal have been denied visas by Canadian immigration officials, organizers said Friday. Next week's meeting marks the first time the event has been held in North America.

    Posted: Aug 05, 2016 1:36 PM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 05, 2016 6:58 PM ET

Updates from CBC foreign bureaus

View full width »

Meet the women who marched on Washington — and a few who didn't