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Tech blog roundup

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

Robots, space (both real and in science fiction), the spin on Windows Vista and the surprising things people will click on while surfing the internet were all among the subjects that have caught our attention lately. Here's the list:

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Updated North Korea claims right to shoot down U.S. bombers video
North Korea's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump has declared war on North Korea, and that Pyongyang reserves the right to shoot down U.S. bomber planes even if they are not in the country's airspace.
New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko rejects call for anti-corruption court video
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says judicial reform aimed at rooting out corruption in his country will be introduced in two weeks, but the leader rejects calls for the creation of an independent anti-corruption court in his country.
CBC IN BANGLADESH 'The scale is just vast': Authorities, aid workers in Bangladesh overwhelmed by Rohingya refugees video
The movement of Rohingya from Myanmar to Bangladesh is an exodus of vast proportions that has bewildered even the most seasoned aid workers, writes Nahlah Ayed.
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Exclusive Ukraine asks Canada for access to satellite images to monitor Russian, rebel troop movements video
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pressed the Trudeau government to restart a program to supply the Ukrainian military with satellite images to monitor Russian and separatist rebel troop movements.
Former Canadian soldier given a new chance to shine at Invictus Games
Participating in the Invictus Games in Toronto has given Hélène Le Scelleur a chance to recover from the invisible scars of fighting in Afghanistan, and to promote wider awareness of the effects of post-traumatic stress injuries.
Meet Kevin McCormick, the man who made it his mission to return Canada's lost military medals
While their achievements in uniform can be found on their service records, the military medals that mark the deeds of Canada's men and women sometimes get lost as the decades roll one over the other. One Canadian, however, has dedicated himself to finding what was absent and returning it home.
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Politics »

Chrystia Freeland to stress importance of cultural protections at NAFTA dinner
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister plans to stress the importance of Canadian cultural protections when she sits down to dinner with her U.S. and Mexican counterparts at the newly renovated National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday.
Exclusive Ukraine asks Canada for access to satellite images to monitor Russian, rebel troop movements video
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pressed the Trudeau government to restart a program to supply the Ukrainian military with satellite images to monitor Russian and separatist rebel troop movements.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale revamps rules around using information gleaned through torture
The federal government is strengthening safeguards around the use of information derived through torture, but will not issue a blanket ban on receiving information obtained from abuse or mistreatment.
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Health »

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Arts & Entertainment»

Rick Mercer will say goodbye to 'best job in the world' after 15th season video
The Rick Mercer Report will launch its 15th and final season Tuesday on CBC-TV. The comedian and host of the program that combines biting political satire with folksy visits across Canada says he is wrapping the show up on his own terms and has no idea what will come next for him.
Hochelaga, terre des âmes named Canada's foreign-language contender for the Oscars
Hochelaga, terre des âmes (Hochelaga, Land of Souls) has been chosen to represent Canada for the best foreign-language film Oscar.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle make first official public appearance together video
Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle have publicly acknowledged their relationship and have been photographed together from afar in the past, but today in Toronto was the first time they have appeared together at an official event.
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Technology & Science »

Global accounting firm Deloitte hacked
Global accounting firm Deloitte said on Monday it was the victim of a cyberattack that affected the data of a small number of clients, providing few details on the breach.
Astronomers discover an asteroid is actually two — and that it's also a comet
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that an asteroid discovered in 2006 is actually two and that it acts more like a comet.
The Long Dark is a fiercely Canadian video game. Why aren't there more like it?
Canada is one of the world's largest hubs of video game development. So why aren't more Canadian-flavoured games like The Long Dark made here?
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Money »

Cenovus sells Suffield for $416M to International Petroleum
Canada's Cenovus Energy Inc has reached an agreement to sell its Suffield oil and gas assets for $512 million to International Petroleum Corp, striking its second deal this month as it pushes ahead with its debt reduction plan.
New Uber CEO apologizes for company's past mistakes, vows change
The new CEO of Uber offered contrition for past mistakes on Monday, just days after London’s transport authority said it would scrap the company’s operating licence.
American business group says loss of free trade with U.S. would be a big concern
A new report says potential changes to NAFTA and a loss of free trade with the United States represent the biggest concerns for a number of big American firms operating in this country.
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Opinion As athletes protest, Crosby and NHL strike an off-key chord video
It turns out Sidney Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the rest of the NHL have decided to take a knee after all.
Video Top 5 other times athletes protested​ video
After President Donald Trump called for protesting NFL'ers to be fired, over 200 of them did it anyway. We have seen many athletes perform protests over the years, and Rob Pizzo counts down five of them.
Analysis NHL has lots of work to do before gaining foothold in China video
If the NHL's recent foray into China proved anything, it's that the sport is in its infancy just five years out from the Beijing Winter Games.
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