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Analysis Once booed, Trump makes triumphant return to conservative conference
If anything could have sweetened Donald Trump’s triumphant return on Friday to centre stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference, it might have been the sour reception he received there in the past.
Dakota Access pipeline could be operating within weeks
Oil could be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in less than two weeks, according to court documents filed by the developer just before police and soldiers started clearing a protest camp in North Dakota.
Drug gangs take back control of slums in financially crippled post-Olympic Rio
Six months after Rio de Janeiro hosted the Olympic Games and poured tens of millions of dollars into security to make the streets safer, the turf war between police and organized criminal gangs for control of the city's slums appears to be over.
V for venom: 6 questions about nerve agent used in Kim Jong-nam death
Malaysian police say VX nerve agent — a weapon of mass destruction — was used to kill the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, prompting concerns about how the banned chemical weapon was obtained and used.
CBC in Iowa 'Mad as heck' town hall-goers in anti-Trump rage as liberals seize their 'Tea Party moment' video
'You've changed,' one woman told veteran Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, facing judgment of a different sort in a courthouse in the Iowa community of Charles City. The longtime senator remained composed amid the agitated chatter at one of numerous U.S. town halls held after a tumultuous first month for President Donald Trump.
Analysis Oil production tug of war looms between OPEC and U.S.
The past week has been a good one for OPEC. The cartel trumpeted its oil production cuts on Wednesday, saying it had made 90 per cent of the promised cuts and that non-OPEC members had made 60 per cent. Meanwhile in the U.S., rising production hit nine million barrels a day.
Bill Cosby trial: Judge bars several accusers from testifying
In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian's multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago.
'Let them say it to my face': Trump rails against media's use of anonymous sources in CPAC speech video
U.S. President Donald Trump used his appearance today before the largest gathering of conservatives in the U.S. to sharply escalate his criticisms of the media and take direct aim at their use of anonymous sources.
Millions at risk from African famine in Lake Chad region:UN
The most urgent need is to reach 2.8 million people with rice or sorghum, or cash to buy supplies, by July, World Food Programme says.
Donald Trump wants to build up U.S. nuclear arsenal video
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity.
Rodrigo Duterte's harsh critic Leila de Lima arrested in Philippines
A Philippine opposition senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested Friday on drug charges but professed her innocence and vowed she would not be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer."
Reince Priebus accused of asking FBI to refute critical Trump story
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said late Thursday.
Deadly overdoses involving heroin multiplied over 5 years, U.S. study finds
The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a federal agency said on Friday, as the price of the drug dropped and its potency increased.
Updated Police in Kansas investigate whether fatal bar shooting of man from India was racially motivated
A man accused of opening fire in a crowded suburban bar in Kansas City, Kansas, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, was charged Thursday with murder and attempted murder.
U.S., Mexico at odds over deportation, border wall as officials meet
Senior Mexican officials on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about U.S. policies during a visit by two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, who in turn sought to cool tempers after weeks of tension between the neighbours.
Thousands of evacuees return home after northern California flooding
About two-thirds of the 14,000 evacuees were being allowed to return home to San Jose, Calif., after Coyote Creek overflowed its banks then began to recede.
'Doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new samples
Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops.
Video Large iceberg poised to break off Antarctic ice shelf video
An iceberg that's 80 kilometres long is poised to break off Antarctica.
Will astronomers ever be able to confirm life exists on other planets?
To understand what's involved in searching for signs of life, you need to first know two definitions astronomers use: potentially habitable and habitable.
Syrian peace talks resume in Geneva after 10 months
Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resume in Geneva, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country.
CBC IN MEXICO Central American corridor a dangerous route for migrants heading to Canada video
With European borders tightening and increased anti-immigration anxiety in the United States, a rising number of migrants from as far away as Africa and Asia are turning to the Central American migrant corridor in the hopes of reaching a new promised land: Canada. CBC spoke with several of them this week in Mexico.
Depression top cause of disability, WHO says
Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, the World Health Organization says in a campaign to tackle stigma and misperceptions.
7 Earth-like planets found orbiting star 39 light-years away video
Scientists have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a small star 39 light-years away, with several planets believed to be capable of having water.
Photos Princess Diana's dresses go on display in London, 20 years after her death
Gowns worn by Princess Diana for everything from meeting diplomats to dancing with movie stars feature in an exhibition celebrating the fashion of one of Britain's favourite royals, which opens in London this week.
Blast at Pakistan shopping centre kills 8 video
Explosives in a building under construction ignite, ripping through a market in Lahore, Pakistan, killing eight people. It is not immediately clear whether the explosives were meant to be a bomb or were merely stored in the building.
Trump administration revokes transgender washroom guidelines
The Trump administration has lifted federal guidelines that said transgender students should be allowed to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity.
Quebecer accused in massive Aussie drug bust to remain in custody until trial
A Quebec woman accused of trying to import a large amount of cocaine into Australia last year will remain in custody until her trial is scheduled to begin on Aug. 28.
SpaceX delays delivery to International Space Station after navigation error
A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA's historic moon pad.
Video shows Harrison Ford's mistaken flyover at airport video
Newly released video shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford suddenly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with 110 people aboard at a Southern California airport.
Republican members of Congress hear from angry constituents at town halls video
Republican Representative David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end of constituent angst about the Trump administration as he held a town hall in Virginia.