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Deadly blast at Ethiopia rally a 'well-orchestrated attack'


A deadly explosion struck a huge rally for Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister on Saturday shortly after he spoke and was waving to the crowd that had turned out in numbers unseen in recent years in the East African nation. Addressing…

Surge in motorcycle accidents ignites debate about posting crash photos online


A barrage of motorcycle crashes across the province this past week ignited debate among riders about posting photos of accident scenes on social media.

Do high-profile police raids make a permanent dent in street crime? The experts weigh in


After carrying out one of the largest raids against a criminal organization in Toronto's history, police admit that many of the arrested suspects will eventually turn back to a life of crime.

JAZZ.FM91 listeners stunned at changes, allegations of misconduct at beloved radio station


Listeners to JAZZ.FM91 are dismayed by on-air changes at Canada’s only all-jazz radio station, as well as news of allegations of misconduct and mismanagement against former CEO and president Ross Porter and board members.

Faith-based camps feel sting of Trudeau government's summer jobs abortion clause


Fifty applicants from various Nova Scotia organizations, including faith-based summer camps, have been turned down for grants to hire students because they refuse to attest support for "individual human rights in Canada" — including…


This Toronto cyclist looks for answers following collision caught on his helmet camera


A Toronto cyclist is looking for answers following a collision caught on video that left him careening over the hood of a passing car.

Stop the noise bleed: Canadian invention limits spread of concert sound into neighbourhoods


Soft-spoken engineer Jeremy Bridge has invented speaker technology that delivers high-quality sound to festival-goers while limiting its bleed into surrounding areas.

Cannabis and the border: what pot-smoking Canadians need to know

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Each day, 400,000 Canadians cross the Canada-U.S. border. Beginning Oct. 17, 2018, more and more of those travellers could be forced to answer an uncomfortable question posed by wary American customs officers: Have you ever smoked pot?

Patios causing pedestrian congestion in the ByWard Market


Some residents in Lowertown are hoping this will be the last summer the sidewalks of Ottawa's ByWard Market will be overcrowded.

A viral photo of a crying Honduran girl didn't tell the whole story. Does it matter?

CBC.ca / World

The picture of a crying young Honduran girl in a pink jacket and jeans became a powerful image to illustrate the controversial policy of separating children from parents arrested for crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. It has since been…

Should bosses let employers watch the World Cup at work?


Ottawa soccer fans are doing everything they can to take in World Cup Matches during the work day.

Canadian military not ready for 'space army,' former defence chief says

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Canada's military may not be ready to plant a flag in outer space, but a former chief of the defence staff says the federal government would do well to keep an eye on what the U.S. does with its promised new "space force."

New Canadian Embassy woos the French with Indigenous art

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Canada's brand-new embassy in Paris is a showcase for Canadian culture — with an emphasis on Indigenous artists.

Wet weekend ahead with scattered showers


No heavy downpours, but a steady off and on drizzle is in the forecast.

Inuvialuit folk-rocker Willie Thrasher off to perform in U.K.


Willie Thrasher, a residential school survivor from N.W.T. has used music to reclaim his Inuvialuit culture. He is in London for the first time to perform at Light in the Attic's 16th anniversary.

Singh admits holding NDP seats in Quebec won't be easy


Success in Quebec has proved elusive for the NDP, and that has the federal leader preparing to roll up his sleeves and get to work as a by-election approaches in the riding held by the party's former leader.

We're outraged when dogs are kept in hot cars. Why not pigs in transport vehicles?

CBC.ca / News

Though the National Animal Care Council does have recommendations regarding transport of farmed animals in extreme weather, they are merely guidelines — not law — and are vaguely worded and rarely enforced.

Trump could reform immigration and make history — but he'd rather fire up his base

CBC.ca / World

U.S. President Donald Trump has such a grip on the Republican Party, he could probably push through the kind of immigration reform that has alluded his predecessors. But, as Keith Boag explains, what Trump seems to want most is continued…

Single women increasingly pursuing parenthood on their own


Myriam Steinberg was 40 and fresh off a breakup when she realized that if she wanted a baby, she’d have to go it alone. It's an issue some say is becoming more pervasive.

How Canadian-made artificial intelligence is helping Hollywood write better scripts

CBC.ca / Business

The movie industry is a hit-or-miss, high-stakes business. But some Canadian tech entrepreneurs believe they have a way to improve the odds.


R.J. Barrett leads Canada to victory in national team debut


Teenager R. J. Barrett scored 16 points and had a pair of assists in his first game with the national men's basketball team as Canada defeated a team from China 97-62 Friday night in the opening game of the Pacific Rim Basketball Classic.


Tom Gill selected as Surrey First mayoral candidate


Surrey First has selected Tom Gill as candidate for mayor. He has served on Surrey city council since 2005.

Chaeban Ice Cream's exotic flavours win award from Western Living Magazine


Less than a year after opening, a Winnipeg ice cream parlour has been named Foodie of the Year by Western Living Magazine.

Making art together builds relationship between police, inner-city youth


Winnipeg police officers and inner-city youth have come together in a collaborative art project in an effort to break down barriers and change perceptions of one another.