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Attack on Sufi mosque in Egypt's Sinai leaves at least 235 dead video
Gunmen attack a crowded Egyptian mosque during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape routes, in the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic militants in the country.
False alarm sparks panic on London's Oxford Street
Panic erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London's Oxford Street as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired in the area but police said later they had found no evidence of gunfire or casualties.
China says it will inspect kindergartens after chilling abuse report
Dozens of upset parents gather outside a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company to demand answers, after reports emerged alleging some children had been molested, abused and left with what appeared to be needle marks on their bodies.
Can the man they call 'The Crocodile' be a leader for all of Zimbabwe — not just for the ruling party?
Will Emmerson Mnangagwa be a leader for all of Zimbabwe and not just the narrow interests of the Zanu-PF ruling party? There are plenty of skeptics.
Poland moves to replace judges and electoral officials, drawing protest
Poland's ruling party lawmakers has given preliminary approval to two bills allowing parliament and the president to replace top judges, plans the opposition and the European Commission are denouncing as a threat to the rule of law.
Politician's baby banned from municipal assembly in Japan
A baby brought into a Japanese municipal assembly chamber by his lawmaker mother has been promptly ejected because his presence was against the rules, an official says, highlighting the hurdles faced by working women in Japan.
'I'm glad it's going slowly — You don't deserve a bullet:' Uma Thurman slams Harvey Weinstein
Actress Uma Thurman has posted icy American Thanksgiving tidings for disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his "wicked conspirators."
Irish government faces no-confidence motion
Ireland's main opposition party files a motion of no-confidence in the deputy prime minister, a move that brings the government to the verge of collapse three weeks before a crucial European Union summit on Brexit.
Germany's SPD party, under pressure, warming to idea of coalition government
Germany's Social Democrats bow to pressure from across the political spectrum to help form a new government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, but pledges that party members would have final say on any deal.
Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president of Zimbabwe video
Emmerson Mnangagwa has been officially sworn in as president of Zimbabwe. He's just the second president since the country's independence from white minority rule in 1980.
3 more UN peacekeepers killed in Mali
Authorities say three United Nations peacekeepers and a Malian soldier are dead after an attack by suspected jihadists in northern Mali.
CBC in Puerto Rico Desperate for electricity, Puerto Rico children's hospital goes solar
A Puerto Rican nonprofit children's hospital is the site of an alternative-energy experiment between the government and Tesla, the company best-known for electric cars.
Unpaid Zara garment workers say they still haven't seen a cent
Workers who stuffed pleas into pockets of clothing sold at Zara say they still haven’t been paid despite promises of compensation.
Oscar Pistorius's sentence more than doubled to 13 years, 5 months
Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete's fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Michael Flynn's lawyers break with Trump's legal team
A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn has told U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team that they will no longer communicate with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference — a sign that Flynn may be moving to co-operate with investigators.
Missing Argentine submarine: Investigators say sound consistent with explosion heard
Argentina's navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine is consistent with that of an explosion — an ominous development in the hunt for the vessel and its 44 crew members.
Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for potential return of displaced Rohingya Muslims
Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
U.S. navy ends search for 3 sailors missing after plane crash
The search has ended for three sailors missing in the Philippine Sea since a U.S. navy aircraft crashed on Wednesday, the navy said Friday.
Future of Grace Mugabe's farms, assets an open question in Zimbabwe video
The Arnold farm in Mazowe district is a centrepiece of assets likely to come under scrutiny as many Zimbabweans believe Robert and Grace Mugabe enriched themselves at the expense of the country's citizens before Robert Mugabe resigned as president this week.
Tesla's massive battery in Australia is ready for testing
The world’s biggest battery is ready for testing in South Australia, with hopes it can help solve the energy problems plaguing that state.
Analysis Hollywood stars on the defensive as scandals prompt tough questions video
With the disturbing revelations about producer Harvey Weinstein and new allegations of sexual misconduct attached to A-list actors emerging daily, there is a noticeable chill in La La Land.
Libya promises to investigate slave trade allegations
Rwanda is offering to host some, perhaps thousands, of the African migrants whose reported abuse in Libya has led to international expressions of revulsion.
YouTube steps up enforcement of content aimed at children
YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday, responding to criticism that it has failed to protect children from adult content.
Search continues for 3 U.S. sailors missing in Philippine Sea
U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.
Flint gets drinking water deal following lead water crisis
Flint City Council has narrowly approved a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency, bringing to end one battle among many in the Michigan city still recovering from a lead-tainted water crisis.
Suicide bombing kills 8 in eastern Afghanistan
An Afghan official says a suicide attack has killed eight people and wounded 17 in the country's eastern Nangarhar province.
12 of 14 Hurricane Irma nursing home deaths ruled homicides
Authorities say the deaths of 12 of the 14 Florida nursing home patients who died after Hurricane Irma have been ruled homicides.
Party assured Robert Mugabe he wouldn't be prosecuted
A Zimbabwe ruling party official says prosecuting former president Robert Mugabe was never part of the plan in his removal.
Daring defection of North Korean soldier captured in dramatic video video
North Korea's actions during a defector's escape at the Panmunjom border village earlier this month violated the armistice agreement ending the Korean War, a spokesperson for the UN command told reporters Wednesday as video of the attempt was released.
Haitians in the U.S. uncertain about their future, as government ends protected status video
As Haitians look to the end of the protected status that allowed them to live and work in the U.S., a Canadian MP meets with local officials in New York to stress that coming to Canada won't solve Haitians' problems.
Slave sale video prompts France to push for UN meeting on trafficking of migrants
France demanded on Wednesday an urgent UN Security Council session on human trafficking in Libya and raised the possibility of sanctions on the country after a video appearing to show African migrants being sold as slaves there sparked global outrage.
Saad al-Hariri suspends resignation upon return to Lebanon video
Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri shelves his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in the Middle East.
Russia's Putin holds summit on how to stabilize Syria
The mini-summit of the three countries that earlier this year helped broker a truce between Syrian government troops and the opposition in several pockets of fighting across the war-torn country comes two days after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Putin in Sochi.
Saudis say they will reopen Yemen's main airport, port for humanitarian aid
The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shia rebels in Yemen said Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country's main airport and a vital Red Sea port to some humanitarian aid shipments, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the Saudi capital earlier this month.
Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO
An indictment filed Tuesday in Manhattan accuses Behzad Mesri of hacking into HBO's computer system in New York. It says he stole unaired episodes from shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Deuce, story plot summaries and scripts for Game of Thrones and confidential cast and crew contact lists.
In Depth The Olympics have a host-city problem
Faced with a huge price tag for hosting what amounts to a two-week party, cities around the world are no longer clamouring for the Olympics. Now the IOC is trying to rein in costs to make the Games more attractive.
British budget: Precious few goodies as post-Brexit reality will slow growth
Britain slashed its growth forecasts for its Brexit-bound economy and expects to borrow sharply more going into the next decade, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday as he delivered a gloomy budget statement in Parliament.
8 found in good condition after U.S. navy plane crashes in Pacific
The U.S. navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while en route to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
Former U.S. gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sexual assault
A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.
White House personnel investigated for improper foreign contact during Trump's Asia trip
Three U.S. military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while travelling with President Donald Trump on his trip this month to Asia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
Analysis Who is Reza Zarrab? Turkish-Iranian gold trader may be working with Mueller investigation of Michael Flynn
The case surrounding Reza Zarrab involves allegations of money laundering, bribery, secret deals, death threats and new identities - and he may well have something to say about former U.S. national security advisor Michael Flynn.
'Mladic must answer for these crimes': Former Bosnian Serb general awaits war crimes verdict
Ratko Mladic, the 74-year-old former Serbian general, arrested in 2011 and put on trial a year later, will learn his fate when the UN tribunal in the Hague delivers its sentence on Wednesday. Survivors of the war tell CBC News about their ordeal as prisoners and what the verdict means to them.
'We don't need a liberal:' Trump discounts Roy Moore accusations
U.S. President Donald Trump discounted allegations of sexual assault against Roy Moore and said Tuesday that voters should not support the Alabama Republican Senate nominee's "liberal" rival.
Uber admits covering up 2016 hack that affected millions
Uber is coming clean about its coverup of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.
Meg Whitman's surprise exit from Hewlett Packard Enterprise stumps Wall Street
Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. fell seven per cent on Wednesday after chief executive officer Meg Whitman's decision to step down from the role took Wall Street by surprise.
David Cassidy, former Partridge Family teen actor, dead at 67 video
David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67.
Skeleton gold medallist among 4 more Russians banned for doping
The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, including a gold medallist in skeleton.
CBS News, PBS cut ties to Charlie Rose following sex allegations
CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them.
What's ruthenium-106? What you need to know about Russian radiation
Russia has finally confirmed the release of "extremely high contamination" of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in the southern Urals in late September. Here's what you need to know.
How crews are busting congealed blobs of fat in London sewers and turning them into fuel video
The monstrosity is born innocently enough. Londoners flush away wet wipes, diapers or condoms. They pour grease down the kitchen sink. And in a city of 8.7 million, the Victorian-era sewers can't cope.
Saad Hariri meets with Egyptian president in Cairo: next stop Lebanon?
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Egypt on Tuesday and went straight into talks with the Egyptian president who, together with France's leader, is reportedly trying to mediate a way out of the crisis in Lebanon that would involve rolling back Hariri's resignation.
Harvard targeted by U.S. Justice Department in affirmative action probe
The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.
Congress launches probe into sexual harassment claims against Democrat John Conyers
Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledges that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he "vehemently" denies the allegations against him.
Rohingya subjected to 'dehumanizing apartheid': Amnesty International
Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home.
At least 23 dead after truck bomb explodes in northeastern Iraq
At least 23 people were killed and 60 wounded when a suicide bomber set off a truck bomb near a crowded marketplace in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, police and medical sources said on Tuesday.
Ikea reminds customers about Malm dresser recall after 8th child dies
Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child.
Russia confirms spike in radioactivity after nuclear accident claims
Russia's meteorological service says it measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear accident had taken place.
Burkina Faso recalls officials from Libya after report of migrant slave trade
Burkina Faso's foreign minister says his country has recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.
PHOTOS Queen and Prince Philip celebrate 70th wedding anniversary
Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, marked their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday. Elizabeth became queen in 1952. Now 91, she is the first British monarch to reach a platinum anniversary.
Caitlan Coleman Boyle recounts 'intolerable' situation for oldest son in captivity video
Caitlan Coleman Boyle, who endured five years of captivity in Afghanistan, has described how she and Canadian husband Joshua Boyle resisted their captors and did the best they could to raise young children in brutal conditions, in an ABC News interview.
Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in northern Nigeria
A teenage suicide bomber detonated as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region's deadliest attacks in years.
Putin, Assad agree on changing focus to finding political solutions in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad for talks at which the two men agreed that the focus in the Syrian conflict was now switching from military operations to the search for a political solution.
Charlie Rose 'does not get a pass here,' says CBS Morning co-host Gayle King
Charlie Rose's co-hosts on CBS This Morning sharply condemned their suspended colleague Tuesday after the airing of sexual misconduct allegations that included groping female staffers and walking around naked in front of them, saying that it's a time of reckoning in society.
CBC IN ZIMBABWE Army is the new hero in town, though not everyone is buying it video
In Zimbabwe, the army is the new hero in town, seen as a saviour delivering Zimbabweans from the tyranny of decades of despotic rule by Robert Mugabe. Not everyone is buying in.
Analysis Merkel down but not out after breakdown in coalition talks
A headline called it "Merkel's Defeat," but the German chancellor is still standing amidst the breakdown of coalition talks and criticism of her leadership.
Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism video
U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February.
U.S. sues to block AT&T purchase of Time Warner
The U.S. Department of Justice sued AT&T Inc. on Monday to block its $85.4 billion US acquisition of Time Warner Inc., saying the deal could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers.
ICC seeks to investigate CIA, U.S. military for alleged war crimes
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked judges to authorize an investigation in Afghanistan of allegations of war crimes by the U.S. military and CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces.
As It Happens Reporter describes 'surreal' experience of watching a migrant slave auction in Libya
Nima Elbagir has long heard horror stories from migrants about being bought and sold at Libyan slave auctions — and then she witnessed one first-hand.
Investigators claim Roy Halladay was performing steep turns before crash
Federal aviation investigators say retired star pitcher Roy Halladay performed steep turns and flew feet above the water in his small plane moments before his fatal crash two weeks ago.
Brexit sees Netherlands, France gain, as EU agencies plan their own exit
Amsterdam won the right to host the EU's drug agency after Brexit, tying with Milan in a vote on Monday that was then decided by the drawing of lots, diplomatic sources said.
Polish prosecutors open racism probe into far-right march
Prosecutors in Poland opened an investigation Monday to determine if statements expressed during a march by far-right nationalists in Warsaw this month violated laws against propagating racism.
1st-round leader Sebastian Pinera no sure thing for Chilean runoff election
A strong performance by Chile's left-wing parties in Sunday's election left conservative presidential front-runner Sebastian Pinera facing a tight battle to win a December runoff and likely opposition to tax breaks in Congress if elected.
New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush suspended in harassment probe
The New York Times says it has suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush while it investigates charges that he made unwanted advances on young women while he worked as a reporter at Politico and the Times.
Harrison Ford comes to the rescue after car accident
Harrison Ford came to the real-life rescue of a woman who was involved in a car accident north of Los Angeles.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe, facing impeachment, calls cabinet meeting video
Zimbabwe's ruling party has ordered impeachment proceedings to begin against longtime President Robert Mugabe and expressed confidence that he could be voted out within two days, while the world's oldest head of state summoned ministers to a cabinet meeting.
Al Franken faces new allegation of unwanted touching
A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her buttocks as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career in the Senate.
Della Reese, singer and Touched by an Angel actress, dead at 86
Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama Touched by an Angel, has died at age 86.
Charles Manson, cult leader and killer, dead at 83 video audio
Notorious cult leader Charles Manson, who had been imprisoned in California since being convicted of orchestrating the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others in the summer of 1969, has died at age 83.
Nebraska OKs 'alternative route' for Keystone XL pipeline video
TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline won approval Monday from regulators in Nebraska, but state regulators did not OK the company's preferred route.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism, as her country faces accusations of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims.
Arctic climate change being felt farther south, scientists say
An international summary of five year's worth of research on Arctic climate change concludes the top of the world is getting warmer faster than anyone thought.
India ruling party member offers $1.5M bounty for Padmavati director, star
A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party has offered a $1.5 million US reward to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of the yet-to-be released Bollywood film Padmavati over its alleged handling of the relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.
Kenya top court upholds president's win in repeat election
Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made.
Where Charles Manson's cult followers are now video audio
A group of runaways and outcasts known as the Manson Family carried out gruesome murders orchestrated by Charles Manson.
Turkey bans LGBT events in capital, citing 'public security'
Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country's capital, in a move LGBT organizations call illegal and discriminatory.
TransCanada sends more crews to South Dakota's Keystone pipeline leak
TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 795,000-litre oil spill from its Keystone pipeline in South Dakota.
Key players in Zimbabwe's political crisis video
The national executive of The Youth League in Zimbabwe is blaming Grace Mugabe’s political ambitions for her husband’s downfall. Here's a quick guide to the key events and players now that the country’s ruling party has fired Robert Mugabe as its leader.
Violent evictions, homelessness are the cost of Lagos, Nigeria's megacity
Human rights group Amnesty International says more than 30,000 people were evicted last year from their waterfront homes in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, by the local authorities, as the wealth gap grows and more residents are living in informal settlements.
'Basam is a hero': Afghan police say officer saved many lives by bear-hugging suicide bomber
Police say the death toll in a Kabul suicide attack would have been much greater if Sayed Basam Pacha didn't sacrifice his own life to save others.
Satellite calls yield no clues in search for missing Argentine submarine
A search and rescue operation for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members aboard continued on Sunday, after failed satellite calls likely from the vessel raised hopes the crew are alive.
Jana Novotna, former Wimbledon champion, dies at 49
Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49. Novotna won her only Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 1998, eventually triumphing after two losses in the final.
Longtime country singer-songwriter Mel Tillis dead at 85
Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.
'I've lived out a James Bond movie': Ousted Caracas mayor on the run from Venezuelan government
The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela's socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia.
India passenger train hits and kills 2 Asian elephants
Two endangered Asian elephants have been hit and killed by a passenger train near the city of Gauhati in northeastern India.
U.S. nuclear commander would propose other options before a strike on North Korea
The commander of the U.S. nuclear arsenal says he would not blindly carry out an ordered strike by President Donald Trump.
Turkey launches probe into U.S. attorneys over alleged fabricated documents
Turkish authorities have opened an investigation into the U.S. prosecutors who brought charges against a Turkish gold trader facing trial in New York, state media said on Saturday, after Ankara said the case was based on fabricated documents.
'I am so sorry': Lena Dunham walks back defence of Girls writer accused of rape
Lena Dunham apologized on Saturday for defending a writer on her HBO show Girls, after some on social media slammed her for not believing a woman who accused him of sexual assault.
'Unacceptable': Palestinians won't talk to U.S. if PLO office in Washington is closed
The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice that it will shut their office in Washington, but PLO says it won't be intimidated and will stop communicating with the U.S. if the State Department follows through.