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Jared Kushner wanted a back channel with Russia: reports video
U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner reportedly proposed setting up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat.
Computer outage grounds hundreds of British Airways flights in London
British Airways has cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports, saying an IT outage is affecting its systems worldwide.
Anti-Muslim slurs lead to triple stabbing on Portland train
A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Ore., commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday.
Police release photo, more information about Manchester bomber
British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days.
G7 leaders agree to fight protectionism, but U.S. delays decision on climate agreement
The Group of Seven leaders have agreed to keep fighting protectionism, a win for the six countries who had been pushing U.S. President Donald Trump to come around to their view of free trade.
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly shooting on Coptic Christians in Egypt
ISIS says its fighters were responsible for a shooting that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians on Friday, according to a statement from the group.
Jared Kushner had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy: sources audio
Jared Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters.
World OutGames unravel hours before start, prompting fraud investigation
An international sporting event set to begin today in Miami is now the focus of a fraud investigation — and, for thousands of excited participants and spectators, including many Canadians, a source of major disappointment, too.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to Jimmy Carter, dies
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, has died. He was 89.
Manchester tattoo parlours buzzing as people commemorate attack with ink video
The Manchester bee, long a symbol of the industriousness of the northern England city, has been reborn as an emblem of unity and strength — and a popular tattoo in the wake of the devastating suicide bomber attack this week.
3 questions about Trump's push for a probe into Manchester leaks
U.S. President Donald Trump called leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester bombing investigation "deeply troubling" and vowed to get to the bottom of it all. But reviews into leaks can face real challenges. Here are three questions about a potential probe.
As It Happens Reporter describes watching gay Indonesian couple being caned in front of cheering crowd
BBC reporter Rebecca Henschke witnessed two men who were publicly caned 83 times each in Aceh for consensual gay sex.
Egypt strikes Libya after deadly bus attack against Christians
Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya, which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day.
Analysis OPEC decision stabilizes oil prices, but for how long? video
The cartel's extension of oil-production cuts is for nine months, but after that opinions vary about whether oil prices will take off or start slumping yet again — two possibilities that would have a major impact on Alberta's recovery.
Photos Floods, mudslides kill 91 in Sri Lanka
Floods and torrents of mud unleashed by heavy rains in Sri Lanka kills 91 people and leaves 110 others missing as authorities appeal for international help.
South Carolina man who chained woman in shipping container pleads guilty to killing 7
A South Carolina man who admitted killing seven people over nearly 13 years while running a successful real estate business pleaded guilty Friday to seven counts of murder and a number of other charges.
As It Happens Texas teacher awarded this Grade 7 girl 'Most Likely To Become A Terrorist'
Lizeth Villanueva didn't think it was very funny when her Grade 7 teacher gave her a "Most Likely To Become A Terrorist" award as a "joke".
Detroit man cleared of murder leaves prison after 25 years
Desmond Ricks met his legal team Friday at a prison in western Michigan, a few hours after a judge threw out his conviction. New tests showed the bullets removed from a victim in 1992 don't match the gun that was described at trial as the murder weapon.
Dozens of civilians killed in Syria airstrikes
A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria has killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, according to state media and a monitoring group.
CBC IN SOUTH SUDAN How the world's youngest country went from dreams to despair
South Sudan is not even six years old but is mired in conflict and facing serious food shortages, driving some to lose hope and abandon the country they brought into being. A special report by CBC's Margaret Evans.
Raid on army camp kills 15 Afghan soldiers
An Afghan official says Taliban fighters attacked an army camp in southern Kandahar province, killing at least 15 soldiers.
Police probe possible links between Manchester bomber, militants in U.K. and abroad video
British police investigating the deadly Manchester Arena bombing earlier this week made a new arrest Friday while continuing to search addresses associated with the suicide attacker.
G7 leaders agree on counter-terrorism, but clash with Trump on climate, trade
Canada will champion the benefits of free trade and action on climate change at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, even as U.S. President Donald Trump tries to steer the world in another direction.
Philippines says foreigners among ISIS-linked gunmen fighting government troops
Foreign fighters are among the ISIS-linked militants who are battling government troops in the southern Philippines, an official says.
Republican wins U.S. election 1 day after being charged with assault video
Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.
U.S. federal appeals court blocks Trump's revised travel ban
A U.S. federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims. The White House says it remains confident its order is legal.
Greece's former PM among wounded in Athens car bomb explosion
An explosion inside a car in Greece's capital wounded former prime minister Lucas Papademos on Thursday, police said. His injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
As It Happens Couple unknowingly drove 20 km with a man asleep on their trunk
Driving home from a barbecue in Memphis, Carl Webb and his wife didn't realize someone was asleep on the back of their car until a police officer pulled them over.
Analysis Flynn pleads the 5th: Why contempt of Congress may be an empty threat
U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn might plead the Fifth, defy a congressional subpoena and be held in contempt of Congress, but it probably won't land him in jail.
'Taken from this world too soon': Concertgoers mourned as more Manchester victims ID'd
The 22 people killed in the attack at a concert venue in Manchester May 22 have been publicly named.
CBO estimates 23 million to lose health insurance under Republican bill video
An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, the CBO reports.
Photos Manchester bombing victims mourned at home and abroad
A bombing attack targeting young concertgoers has brought together mourners of different faiths and countries around the world.
As It Happens 'They all have plastic inside them': Film shows pollution's impact on Pacific albatrosses
Photographer Chris Jordan is releasing a new documentary about the devastating effects of ocean plastic on the lives — and deaths — of albatrosses on one Pacific island.
Migrant boat accident kills dozens between Libya and Italy
More than 30 migrants, including children, drowned on Wednesday when people without life-jackets fell from a boat into the sea off the Libyan coast before they could be hauled into rescue boats.
California Republicans fight the sanctuary state
California is set to become the U.S.'s first sanctuary state, barring police from enforcing the president's immigration policies. But some jurisdictions that support Trump are fighting back.
Uber stiffed New York City drivers by millions of dollars
Uber has admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years, and says it will refund affected drivers.
Salman Abedi likely part of a network, Manchester police say video
The father of the man identified as the Manchester Arena suicide bomber denies his son was linked to militants, but the chief constable of the city's police force said it was "very clear this is a network we are investigating."
Analysis 'It hits a nerve for us all': Manchester reeling from concert attack that killed 22 video
The Manchester Arena attacker targeted a venue full of girls and young women, and that has hit a nerve in the northern England city.
Trump, Pope Francis meet at Vatican video
U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican City to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe.
Opinion Never before has so much steaming hypocrisy occupied the White House: Neil Macdonald video
Trump is more capable than even his peers in Third World dictatorships of saying something — or promising something, or delivering judgment on something — and then turning around and doing that very thing, fecklessly and without the slightest shame, and then attacking anyone who notices.
Bitcoin surges past $2K mark in latest price spike for digital currency
The value of bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency with global name recognition, has surged past $2,000 US.
Zika virus hit earlier than thought in Brazil, Florida, genome tests reveal
The Zika virus arrived a year before the first case was detected in Brazil, and several months before it was first reported in Florida, gene sequencing studies suggest.
No punishment for Stephen Colbert's Trump joke, says FCC
There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert's risque joke about U.S. President Donald Trump, says the Federal Communications Commission, despite receiving 'thousands' of complaints about the late-night host's May 1 show.
Ariana Grande cancels concerts after Manchester attack
Ariana Grande has put her Dangerous Woman tour on hold following the suicide bomb attack outside her concert at Manchester Arena on Monday.
4 bodies found in tent at Mount Everest's highest camp
On Wednesday, authorities said Sherpa rescuers found the bodies of four climbers inside a tent at the highest camp on Everest, a few thousand feet from the summit. The rescuers were in the area to recover the body of a Slovak mountaineer who had died over the weekend.
Ex-CIA chief concerned by Trump campaign's Kremlin contacts video
Former CIA director John Brennan says he was concerned about the number of contacts between Americans involved with the Trump campaign and the Russians last year.