VIDEO: The CBC Community Weekly Webcast, Sept. 14 2012
Kick back and spend a few minutes watching our weekly webcast and you'll be well-primed to chat about the most notable happenings in news right now.
Our top blog posts this week include online gaming tributes to a U.S. consulate worker killed in Libya, Hurricane Leslie, Apple's iPhone 5 announcement and a new species of monkey.
U.S. official killed in Libya mourned in Eve Online game
The American ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. nationals were killed Tuesday
during an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
The attack came as protesters outside the compound rallied against a US-produced film
that they say mocks the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
One of the men killed in Tuesday's attack was Sean Smith - an air force veteran and
father of two who worked as an information officer within the embassy.
He was also an avid online video game player. Smith was well known as "VILE RAT"
within the EVE ONLINE gaming community.
When news of his death broke, hundreds came together to honour his memory within the
Tropical storm Leslie hit Newfoundland Tuesday morning. It pounded the province with
The storm took out power in much of the Avalon Peninsula, including the St. John's area.
Some of those who witnessed the destruction caused by Leslie shared their photos online.
We rounded up shots of rolled tractor trailers, roofs ripped from buildings, demolished
sheds and many toppled trees.
If you've got any severe weather photos to share, send them our way through your CBC
Your News profile or by email at yournews@cbca.
After months of anticipation and rumours, Apple finally unveiled its brand new iPhone
Not surprisingly they named it the iPhone 5.
Journalists at the release event were told that the new iPhone is their "most beautiful
consumer device" created to date.
Many consumers were excited by the phone's new features and improvements, but many
on Twitter were decidedly underwhelmed.
Love it or hate it, the launch event inspired plenty of jokes.
TIFF Star Spotters
The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival wraps this weekend after 10 days of film
screenings, press conferences and star-studded parties.
A total of 372 films screened in this year's fest, and there were plenty of star sightings in
the streets of Toronto.
CBC Community members sent us some of their own celebrity encounters, filling our star
spotters gallery with photos of Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg, Penn
Bagdley, Willlow Smith and more.
Lastly, a new species of monkey was identified this week in Africa.
This sweet face belongs to a creature called the lesula - scientific name, Cercopithecus
Tweeters were quick to weigh in on the discovery when photos were released online.
Many were enchanted by the monkey's human-like face. Others were simply creeped out.
At least one blogger likened the new monkey to last month's news-making botched
What's your take? Let us know in the comment section below.
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