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Trump lays out plans for 1st 100 days, vows to sue 'every one' of his female accusers video
Donald Trump has announced what actions he'll take in his first 100 days in office, should he become the next U.S. president.
What the WikiLeaks emails show, and why they haven't sunk Clinton
WikiLeaks has brought shades of Cold War subterfuge to the U.S. presidential campaign, publishing documents that in any other election might have tarnished Hillary Clinton. Here’s a sprinkling of what the emails contain.
CBC IN BEIJING Prayers in the kitchen: Why religious groups fear a loss of freedom in China
China may officially be a secular state, but a new law that cites national security as an overriding priority is worrying Christian and other religious groups who fear they may become targets for the government, the CBC’s Saša Petricic writes from Beijing.
Iraqi forces push into town near Mosul after ISIS assault on Kirkuk video
Iraqi forces have pushed into a town to the southeast of Mosul and are reported to be just five kilometres from the ISIS-held city.
Photos Jays get knocked out and the U.S. presidential debates wrap up: The week in pictures
Toronto Blue Jays get knocked out and the U.S. presidential debates wrap up in the top photos from around the globe from Oct. 16-21.
European Space Agency says Mars probe crash-landed and may have exploded
Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that a missing European space probe was destroyed on impact after plummeting to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of two to four kilometres, the European Space Agency said on Friday.
Hope remains for CETA, although Belgium's Walloon region still opposes trade pact video
The Belgian region of Wallonia has affirmed it's not ready to support a trade deal between the 28-nation European Union and Canada, but a top EU official is still hoping the standoff can be resolved within days.
'We've been worn down': French police fed up with state-of-emergency working conditions
In cities across the country including Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Lyon, hundreds of police officers have been gathering in the streets to protest their working conditions, which they say have deteriorated since a state of emergency was declared nearly a year ago.
Over 70 killed after overloaded train derails in Cameroon
Cameroon's president announced on Saturday that more than 70 people had been killed and another 600 injured when a passenger train crashed on Friday.
Clinton ramps up pressure, Trump vows to go all out video
Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all out in the final three weeks so he'll have no regrets — even if he loses.
Trump a 'puppet' of Putin? WikiLeaks target isn't who you may think, Russia experts say video
If Russian President Vladimir Putin is indeed pulling the strings in this U.S. election, he's likely less interested in shaking up the outcome of the race than in proving a point about American democracy, experts say.
Nigerians forced to flee Boko Haram now face another risk — starvation
After being forced to flee their homes, witnessing brutal violence and the destruction of their communities, many in northeastern Nigeria are now facing another pressing risk — severe malnutrition and starvation.
Major cyberattack knocks Twitter, Paypal, Spotify offline Friday
Cyberattacks targeting a little known internet infrastructure company, Dyn, disrupted access to dozens of websites on Friday, preventing some users from accessing PayPal, Twitter and Spotify.
Researchers uncover structure of marijuana receptor that makes humans 'high'
Researchers have the clearest-ever picture of the receptor that gives humans the 'high' from marijuana, which could lead to a better understanding of how the drug affects humans.
Digital media recommendations for kids updated by U.S. doctors
Parents encouraged to feel like media role models who can make decisions for their kids and help them recognize the risks and benefits of media use, U.S. pediatricians say.
In Haiti, hopes dim for finding lost victims of Hurricane Matthew
Hopes have dimmed for Haitians combing the countryside for missing relatives in the Caribbean nation's hardest-hit zone, the remote and long-ignored southwestern tip
Pakistan is going to execute man with schizophrenia, rights group says
An international rights group and a defence lawyer say Pakistan's Supreme Court has paved the way for execution of a mentally ill death-row prisoner by ruling that schizophrenia does not qualify as a mental disorder.
Twitter conversations on abortion, economy rise after Clinton vs. Trump debate
This week's debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had a significant effect on shifting the U.S. election conversation on Twitter from scandals to policy issues.
ISIS abducts families near Mosul, attacks Kirkuk video
ISIS militants have taken 550 families from villages around Mosul and are holding them close to Islamic State locations in the Iraqi city, probably as human shields, the UN says. The militants have also launched deadly attacks in Kirkuk in a bid to divert Iraqi forces away from the Mosul fight.
British American Tobacco offers to buy Reynolds in $47B deal
British American Tobacco offered Friday to buy Reynolds American Inc. in a $47 billion US cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and bring together brands like Camel, Dunhill, and Newport.
Aleppo's sick, hungry and wounded remain stranded amid Russia's 'humanitarian pause'
The United Nations said medical evacuations from eastern Aleppo had not begun on Friday as it had hoped, as a lack of security guarantees and "facilitation" prevent aid workers taking advantage of a pause in the bombing announced by Russia.
Video Clinton and Trump trade political barbs for jokes at fundraising dinner video
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both attending the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, where tradition dictates that the candidates deliver humorous remarks poking fun at each other and themselves, a jovial custom that seems hard to envision amid such an ugly campaign.
U.K. Conservatives see majority cut as voters flock to pro-EU opposition party
British Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservative Party held the parliamentary constituency vacated by David Cameron but saw its majority cut significantly as thousands of voters flocked to a pro-European Union opposition party.
Typhoon Haima slams into China after killing at least 13 in Philippines
Typhoon Haima churned toward southern China on Friday after smashing into the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people.
Powerful earthquake in western Japan knocks out power, injures 7 video
A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously.
Dion leads UN effort to ramp up pressure on Russia, Syria over Aleppo
Canada and Russia traded barbs at the United Nations on Thursday as Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion led calls for an end to the bloody conflict in Syria.
Video Partisan Twitter bots distorting U.S. presidential candidates' popularity video
It may sound a bit childish, but bot (automated) Twitter accounts like @loserDonldTrump and thousands of others are changing the conversations around this election. They might even be changing minds.
Family considering legal action over 11th confirmed Takata airbag death in U.S.
A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective airbag inflators.
Snapchat, Skype, BBM not protecting users' privacy, says Amnesty International
Major messaging services like Snapchat, Skype and BlackBerry's BBM are not taking basic steps to ensure privacy, according to Amnesty International.
Turkey escalates offensive against Kurds in northern Syria
Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington, both NATO allies.
Video Nintendo unveils Switch, its new hybrid gaming console
Nintendo formally announces its new video game console: a hybrid home-and-portable machine called Switch.
Snoopy, Peanuts gang, cut loose by insurance giant MetLife as it retools
MetLife drops the Peanuts cartoon characters after using them for 31 years in their marketing efforts.
Recap Russell, Baez lead young Cubs over Dodgers to take 3-2 lead video
Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday.
Donald Trump says he would accept 'a clear' election result, but challenge a 'questionable' one video
Republican Donald Trump on Thursday said he would accept a "clear" election result but reserved the right to file a legal challenge, clarifying his stance a day after he refused to promise he would trust the outcome if he loses on Nov. 8.
Analysis Trump's refusal to say he'll accept election results fuel for supporters' agitation: Keith Boag video
In the third and final debate in the U.S. presidential campaign, Donald Trump once again hinted he could fight a transfer of power to the Democrats if he loses the November vote.
Iraqi special forces join battle for Mosul video
Iraqi special forces charge into the Mosul battle with a predawn advance on a nearby town held by ISIS, a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged city.
U.K. to pardon gays convicted under past anti-gay laws
Britain's government will posthumously pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under long-repealed anti-gay laws.
Crash landing feared as Europe's Mars lander still silent video
Thrusters intended to slow a European lander as it neared Mars on Wednesday fired for less time than expected before contact with the vehicle was lost, leaving scientists uncertain whether it touched down safely or broke apart.
CBC IN SYRIA Freedom in Jarabulus: Syrian border town rebuilds post-ISIS video
Liberated from ISIS, thousands of refugees are returning to what is left of Jarabulus, Syria, which neighbouring Turkey is helping to rebuild. The Turkish government takes CBC News on a tour of the town.
CBC in CALAIS Uncertainty reigns as Calais 'jungle' refugee camp closure looms video
French authorities are about to dismantle the sprawling, squalid migrant camp in Calais, but it's unclear what will happen to the thousands of people who've been staying there.
Trumpspeak: 'Nasty woman' and 'bad hombres' cause buzz online video
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stirred social media ire on Wednesday after he said: "We have some bad hombres here" and referred to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as "such a nasty woman."