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CBC in Japan A survivor's harrowing account of Nagasaki bombing audio
It was a hot, quiet morning on Aug. 9, 1945, and Shizuko Nagae had just told her 22-month-old daughter to come inside when there was a loud blast. "The window panes, shoji paper screens, lattice doors and clay walls had all disintegrated into pieces. I had no idea what had happened," Nagae told her daughter years later when recounting the atomic bombing of her city, Nagasaki. Read Nagae's full, harrowing account.
Barack Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima memorial video
Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
Updated No new signal detected from missing EgyptAir jet, source says, contradicting earlier report
No new radio signal has been received from the missing EgyptAir plane since it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation now say, contradicting earlier reports that investigators had picked up the airliner's locator beacons.
Brazil police seek more than 30 suspects in Rio gang rape
Brazilian police say they are hunting for more than 30 men suspected of participating in the gang rape of a 16-year-old over the weekend.
Mars is coming out of an ice age, study shows
An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth's neighbour is coming out of an ice age.
19 people escape Kentucky cave amid rising floodwaters
Authorities say all 19 people who were trapped in a Kentucky cave have waded through neck-deep water to get out.
Florida police make arrest in 2014 slaying of Daniel Markel, Toronto-born law prof
After an investigation spanning nearly two years, a South Florida man has been arrested in the killing of a Toronto-born Florida State University professor.
Donald Trump vows to green-light Keystone XL if elected video
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline proposal if elected, reversing a decision by the administration of President Barack Obama to block it over environmental concerns.
U.S. sees 1st case of bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic
For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday.
WHO calls on countries to get ready for plain cigarette packaging
Buoyed by recent victories against Big Tobacco, the World Health Organization says the theme for this year's World No Tobacco Day, on May 31, is plain packaging of tobacco products.
Donald Trump reaches magic number to clinch Republican nomination
Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president — so long as he's able to maintain the support of the unbound delegates pledged to him.
Ambassador Kevin Vickers, former House sergeant-at-arms, tackles protester in Dublin video
Canada's ambassador to Ireland, and the onetime sergeant-at-arms who shot Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he stormed Parliament Hill in 2014, tackled a protester at a ceremony in Dublin this morning.
Ken Starr, former Clinton prosecutor, demoted after school's sex assaults scandal
Ken Starr, who zealously pursued charges against a sitting U.S. president in a White House sex scandal, was stripped of his job as president of Baylor University on Thursday after a scathing review found that under his leadership, the school did little to respond to accusations of sexual assault involving members of its vaunted football program.
Obamas reportedly mulling mansion lease as they house hunt in Washington
Real estate circles buzzed Wednesday over reports that President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have decided to lease a nine-bedroom mansion in one of Washington's poshest neighbourhoods when he leaves office in January.
Photos Climate change threatens World Heritage sites, report says
Dozens of iconic tourist destinations like Venice, Stonehenge and Old Town Lunenburg, N.S., are threatened by risks linked to climate change, from rising sea levels to extreme weather, says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Gawker Media mulls sale, hires bankers in wake of Hulk Hogan lawsuit and Peter Thiel revelations
Gawker Media has hired bankers and is reportedly considering selling itself after losing a high-profile defamation lawsuit from wrestler Hulk Hogan and his well-financed legal backers.
Judge in Clinton email trial seals all video depositions
A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered that all videotaped depositions in a lawsuit over Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's private email server remain sealed, The Hill newspaper reported.
NASA hits snag while inflating new room at space station
NASA hit a snag while releasing air into an experimental inflatable room at the International Space Station on Thursday and put everything on hold for at least a day.
Attacks on hospitals killed nearly 960 in 2 years, WHO finds
Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report that highlights an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in war by both governments and armed groups.
Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp's wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage. Amber Heard filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor.
WTI price jumps above $50 US for 1st time in 7 months before retreating video
The price of a barrel of the North American oil benchmark briefly touchess $50 US for the first time since October.
CBC IN JAPAN Canada expects 'strong' G7 statement against paying hostage ransoms video audio
The G7 is poised to take a strong stand against the practice of governments paying ransoms for hostages kidnapped by groups with links to terrorism, one of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top priorities at this summit of world leaders.
French dock workers throw smoke bombs as labour reform protests escalate
French protesters scuffled with police, dock workers set off smoke bombs and union activists disrupted fuel supplies and nuclear plants Thursday in the biggest challenge yet to President França​nois Hollande's government as it tries to give employers more flexibility.
4,000 refugees rescued in 1 day in 22 separate rescue operations video
More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean refugee crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north.
Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders eye debate ahead of California primary
An unconventional debate between a billionaire Republican and a Democratic socialist is shaping up in California after U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders expressed an interest in squaring off against each other.
The Weeknd, Belly bail from Jimmy Kimmel Live over Donald Trump appearance
R&B singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly cancelled their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night because Donald Trump was also to appear on the episode.
3-metre python attacks Thai man in toilet
A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a three metre python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.
U.S. teen flips water bottle for talent show; crowd, internet go nuts
A teen in Charlotte, N.C., had an idea for his high school talent show: He'd walk up to a fold-up table, flip a bottle of water in the air and have it land squarely on the table.
G7's intent to send 'signal' on maritime claims rankles China video
Group of Seven leaders agree on the need to send a strong message on maritime claims in the western Pacific, while, separately, U.S. President Barack Obama remarked world leaders are rightly "rattled" by the rise of Donald Trump.
Unemployment in recession tied to hundreds of thousands of excess cancer deaths
Cancer death rates increased in many countries as unemployment rose during the global economic crisis but universal health coverage such as Canada's provided a buffer, according to a large international study.
Mount Everest rescue team recovers 1st body of climbers who died last week
A helicopter on Thursday retrieved the body of a Dutch climber who died last week on Mount Everest while attempts were being made to retrieve the bodies of two other climbers.
Huge swarms of bats wreak destruction in Australian town video
More than 100,000 bats have descended on the holiday town of Batemans Bay in New South Wales, Australia, with one local politician declaring it a disaster after residents were hit with a wave of dirt and destruction.
Hillary Clinton ignored State Department rules with private email server, audit finds
Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit finds, faulting her and past secretaries of state for weak information management.
Israeli airstrike hits Hamas sites after rocket attacks
The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel.
Trudeau gets apology from Filipino president-elect for Canadian hostage death
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has received an apology from Filipino president-elect Rodrigo Duterte for the killing of Canadian hostage John Ridsdel.
Fort McMurray wildfire ash reaches all the way to Spain
Ash and soot from the Fort McMurray wildfire has drifted all the way to Europe and could speed the melting of Greenland's ice sheet, says a fire ecologist.
Zika birth defect risk estimated as 'substantial'
As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with these defects?
Rappers 'basically thugs,' N.Y. police commissioner says after T.I. concert shooting
New York City's police commissioner has called rap artists 'basically thugs' a day after a shooting at concert for Atlanta rapper T.I. left one person dead and three others injured.
Beth Howland, who played ditzy Vera on Alice, died 5 months ago
Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom Alice has died. She was 74.
Nadiya Savchenko, jailed Ukrainian pilot, freed in prisoner swap video
Russia has released jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, and she has flown home as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen.
EgyptAir crash victims mourned as Egypt's tourism industry prepares to take another hit video
Marwa Hamdy was returning home on EgyptAir Flight 804 after visiting her sister in Paris, her favourite city, when her plane plunged into the Mediterranean, her husband told CBC News. Hamdy was one of two Canadians being mourned in the wake of the crash, which also dealt a devastating blow to an already battered tourism industry in Egypt.
EgyptAir hires French, Italian firms to find black boxes
Egypt is taking on two companies, one French and one Italian, to help search for the black boxes of an EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep water in the Mediterranean Sea.
Jackie Bradley Jr. extends hit streak to 29 games
Not long ago, Jackie Bradley Jr. was a name many baseball fans would glance over. But he's quickly become the most interesting man in baseball, sitting on a 29-game hit streak after singling in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.
Analysis Still 'the indispensable European'?: A look at Angela Merkel's dramatic reversal of fortune video
There is no more striking example of how fast political glory can fade than the astonishing and accelerating new perils facing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Brian Stewart writes.
Greece to avoid debt default after deal with international creditors
Greece will avoid a default this summer after international creditors reached a milestone decision early Wednesday to unfreeze a batch of bailout loans and to find a way to ease the country's debt load.
Idomeni camp empties as Greece relocates refugees
Refugees and other migrants were boarding buses heading to organized camps Monday on the second day of an operation to evacuate the sprawling Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border.
Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada appointed new Afghan Taliban leader
A religious extremist was chosen Wednesday to be the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, just days after a U.S. drone strike killed his predecessor.
Washington police find remains of former B.C. resident and her husband
Detectives in Washington state say they have found the bodies of a missing couple they believe were victims of homicide, one of them a former B.C. resident.
Donald Trump wins more delegates as protesters crash his New Mexico rally video
Donald Trump has won the Republican primary in Washington state, helping him move closer to claiming the GOP nomination for president.
U.S. labs probe Zika, but the going is tough
The rapidly spreading Zika virus can be devastating to a human fetus. But one of the problems researchers face is that, in their experiments with mice, it becomes wimpy.
Benjamin Netanyahu strikes new coalition deal, far-right leader to be defence minister
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a coalition deal on Wednesday that will make far-right opposition legislator Avigdor Lieberman defence minister and broaden a razor-thin governing majority in parliament, officials said.
Kabul hit by deadly bombing soon after new Taliban leader is chosen
A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing 10 people, an Afghan official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Death penalty sought for Dylann Roof, alleged Charleston church shooter
The U.S. Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, S.C., Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.
Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada appointed new Afghan Taliban leader
A religious extremist was chosen Wednesday to be the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, just days after a U.S. drone strike killed his predecessor.