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Politician's baby banned from municipal assembly in Japan

CBC - Latest News - 4 hours 36 min ago

A baby brought into a Japanese municipal assembly chamber by his lawmaker mother has been promptly ejected because his presence was against the rules, an official says, highlighting the hurdles faced by working women in Japan.

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Lucky the translucent lobster may be 1 in 100 million

CBC - Latest News - 5 hours 40 min ago

Robinson Russell has been fishing lobster at Grand Manan for 20 years. Never had he seen an “almost rainbow-coloured” lobster until this week.

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Chester the false killer whale has died, Vancouver Aquarium says

CBC - Latest News - 5 hours 42 min ago

Chester the false killer whale, has died, according to the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Mosque attack a reminder of threat to Canadian Sinai force

CBC - Latest News - 6 hours 40 min ago

The Egyptian chapter of ISIS that likely carried out today's horrific attack in Bir al-Abd, Sinai, has also become a growing threat to a multinational force of peacekeepers that includes a contingent of 68 Canadian soldiers.

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'Breathing' Earth seen from space

CBC - Latest News - 6 hours 55 min ago

It's a view of Earth you've likely never seen: a living, breathing Earth.

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MPs push for citizen-first approach after auditor-general's report

CBC - Latest News - 7 hours 47 min ago

Two senior members of the Commons' powerful public accounts committee say they will start enforcing the auditor general's demand that government departments and agencies put taxpayers' interests first when delivering services.

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'It's time to say football is not a safe sport': CFL great challenges commissioner on concussions

CBC - Latest News - 8 hours 13 min ago

In his first address as CFL commissioner, Randy Ambrosie said there is not enough evidence to link head injuries and brain disease. But the CFL's all-time receptions leader Nik Lewis isn't buying it, and questioned the league boss on the issue.

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'Fried dough is only about love': BeaverTails trademark dispute earns $3K for food bank

CBC - Latest News - 8 hours 24 min ago

"BeaverTail" or "Canadian Semiaquatic Rodent Posterior Doughnut"? A very Canadian dispute over what to call the popular flat doughnut-like pastry has turned into an unexpected windfall for a food bank.

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False alarm sparks panic on London's Oxford Street

CBC - Latest News - 8 hours 35 min ago

Panic erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London's Oxford Street as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired in the area but police said later they had found no evidence of gunfire or casualties.

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China says it will inspect kindergartens after chilling abuse report

CBC - Latest News - 10 hours 44 min ago

Dozens of upset parents gather outside a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company to demand answers, after reports emerged alleging some children had been molested, abused and left with what appeared to be needle marks on their bodies.

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'I'm glad it's going slowly — You don't deserve a bullet:' Uma Thurman slams Harvey Weinstein

CBC - Latest News - 10 hours 52 min ago

Actress Uma Thurman has posted icy American Thanksgiving tidings for disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his "wicked conspirators."

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Energy-efficient light bulbs increasing light pollution, new study suggests

CBC - Latest News - 11 hours 16 min ago

Despite an increase in energy-efficient LED bulbs, surface light pollution has increased around the world, according to a team of international researchers led by Christopher Kyba, who's originally from Alberta.

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National housing plan sparks fresh calls for Liberals to help homeless vets

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 37 min ago

The Trudeau government is facing calls to produce its long-awaited plan to help homeless veterans in Canada, after their plight received only a passing mention in the Liberals' new national housing strategy.

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Sobeys to lay off 800 workers across Canada

CBC - Latest News - 13 hours 22 min ago

The Sobeys grocery business will be cutting about 800 office jobs across Canada as part of efforts to create one efficient national organization out of five regional operations, the company announced Friday.

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Attack on Sufi mosque in Egypt's Sinai leaves at least 235 dead

CBC - Latest News - 13 hours 58 min ago

Militants bomb a Sufi mosque and fire on worshippers in the volatile Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers, Egyptian officials say, killing at least 235 people in what appears to be the latest attack by the area's affiliate of ISIS.

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Cumberland Sound, a spa retreat for bowhead whales in need of deep exfoliation

CBC - Latest News - 14 hours 51 sec ago

Strange behaviour by bowhead whales in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut, left researchers perplexed — until they realized the whales were using boulders like pumice stones to exfoliate their skin.

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Black Friday begins as consumers flock to stores and online

CBC - Latest News - 14 hours 12 min ago

U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion US online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.

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Former Liberal senator battling CRA over $350K tax bill

CBC - Latest News - 15 hours 51 sec ago

The Canada Revenue Agency is taking a recently retired senator to court alleging she "refused" to answer questions and turn over documents to auditors as required, as records show she was hit with a tax bill related to $1.35 million in claimed business losses.

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Tearful Justin Trudeau apologizes to N.L. residential school survivors

CBC - Latest News - 15 hours 32 min ago

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologizes to former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools, acknowledging words alone aren't enough to heal the wounds, and the apology is accepted by an emotional Toby Obed.

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Can the man they call 'The Crocodile' be a leader for all of Zimbabwe — not just for the ruling party?

CBC - Latest News - 15 hours 59 min ago

Will Emmerson Mnangagwa be a leader for all of Zimbabwe and not just the narrow interests of the Zanu-PF ruling party? There are plenty of skeptics.

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