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Israeli soldiers take position during a raid in Ramallah, West Bank

ICJ says Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories is illegal

News/World | Fri, 26 Jan 2024 04:01:20 EST

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Airline passengers wait at Toronto's Billy Bishop airport after Porter Airlines cancelled flights on account of a global cybersecurity software failure that caused a series of cascading problems.

Day of disruptions, dashed plans for many Canadians after global tech outage

News/Canada | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 07:33:03 EDT

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Mélanie Joly, wearing a white suit, shakes hands with Wang Yi, who is wearing a blue suit.

Canada, China pledge to mend relations after foreign affairs ministers meet in Beijing

News/Politics | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 15:25:44 EDT

Canada and China pledged to advance relations in a "pragmatic" manner on Friday, as the two countries move to stabilize bilateral ties following more than six years of frosty relations over the imprisonment of two Canadian citizens. read more

A person stands with arms outstretched on a debris-filled street among other people.

Nationwide curfew in Bangladesh as deadly protests over government jobs escalate

News/World | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 09:57:40 EDT

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government late Friday announced a nationwide curfew across Bangladesh and ordered the deployment of military forces to maintain order following days of deadly clashes over the allocation of government jobs. read more

A woman with short black hair looks over her shoulder towards the camera. Behind her, a group of video journalists point their cameras in her direction.

Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired over press freedom advocacy in Hong Kong

Radio/As It Happens | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:01:44 EDT

When Selina Cheng was elected as the head of a Hong Kong press freedom association, she didn’t expect her very first press conference would be about getting fired from her own job.  read more

President Joe Biden speaks to community leaders at the Vote to Live Action Fund's 2024 Prosperity Summit co-hosted by CBC Chair Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., in North Las Vegas, Nev, Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

Pressure on Biden increases as 4th U.S. senator calls for him to exit presidential race

News/World | Sat, 13 Jul 2024 21:06:12 EDT

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U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich sentenced to 16 years on Russian espionage charges

News/World | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 09:22:07 EDT

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was convicted Friday in Russia of espionage and sentenced to 16 years on charges that his employer and the U.S. have rejected as fabricated. read more

A long and empty street with buildings lining the sides in Paris.

IN PHOTOS | Central Paris locks down one week before Olympics set to begin

News/World | Thu, 18 Jul 2024 16:52:45 EDT

The 2024 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies will take place on July 28th and the city begins its anti-terrorism plan of sealing off the banks of the River Seine to Parisians and tourists. read more

Damaged windows are shown in a closeup of a high-rise building.

Houthis claim responsibility for deadly Tel Aviv drone strike

News/World | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 07:49:15 EDT

An Iranian-made drone sent by Yemen's Houthi rebels struck Israel on Friday, leaving one person dead and at least 10 wounded in a neighbourhood near the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. read more

An athlete lights an Olympic flame while people clap.

Paris's Olympic legacy — cool climate solutions or dangerously hot competition?

News/Science | Thu, 18 Jul 2024 15:00:00 EDT

Paris is striving for an Olympic legacy of sustainability, but organizers have faced criticism for some of their strategies before the Games even begin. read more

A silver tarp covers a small rover that is bathed in blue light.

NASA scraps moon rover mission dedicated to searching for water

News/Science | Thu, 18 Jul 2024 12:22:25 EDT

NASA said Wednesday it's cancelling its water-seeking moon rover, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, citing cost overruns and launch delays. It's yet another blow to a NASA mission in the past three months. read more

Two people are shown on the their sides in the water, with their arms in the air in a swimming motion.

The Seine is typically filthy. What to know before Olympic swimmers dive in

News/World | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Triathlon and marathon swimming at the 2024 Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in Paris's Seine river, where it has been illegal to swim for more than a century. Politicians insist the water will be clean enough for athletes, but experts aren’t so sure. read more

Armed military members wearing camouflage uniforms and green headbands.

Human Rights Watch report accuses Hamas, other militant groups of war crimes on Oct. 7

News/World | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 18:14:41 EDT

In a 236-page report published Wednesday, Human Rights Watch said Hamas and at least four other Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes by killing, torturing, taking hostages, looting and committing crimes involving sexual and gender-based violence during their attack on Israel. read more

A women's basketball player holds the ball during a game.

Caitlin Clark breaks WNBA's single-game assist record with 19 in Fever's loss to Wings

Sports/Basketball | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 23:26:06 EDT

Indiana rookie Caitlin Clark broke the WNBA record for assists in a game Wednesday night, finishing with 19 in the Fever's 101-93 loss to the Dallas Wings. read more

Soldiers gesture at a large truck unloading onto a  pier

U.S. closes problem-plagued Gaza aid pier after it operated for just 25 days

News/World | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 15:14:37 EDT

Vice-Admiral Brad Cooper, deputy commander at U.S. Central Command, told reporters in a Pentagon briefing on Wednesday that the pier achieved its intended effect in what he called an "unprecedented operation." read more

A Ukrainian soldier and his domestic partner walk past a recruitment site in Kyiv.

Has Ukraine's mobilization effort during ongoing war with Russia turned a corner?

News/World | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Ukraine's push to recruit more soldiers in its ongoing war with Russia has been heating up this summer, with signs emerging that Kyiv's much-debated mobilization efforts may be turning a corner. read more

Police in full riot gear wrestle with a man wearing white clothing.

Bangladesh closes universities, colleges indefinitely after deadly protests over job quotas

News/World | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 12:48:48 EDT

Police in Bangladesh fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse students protesting against the government's job quota system on Wednesday, a day after violent clashes left six people dead and scores injured. read more

A man inspects damage to a residential building.

Hezbollah warns of strikes on new Israeli targets as fears grow of wider war

News/World | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 11:07:02 EDT

Hezbollah will hit new Israeli targets if Israel keeps targeting civilians in Lebanon, the group's leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Wednesday, noting a spike in the number of non-combatants killed in Lebanon in recent days. read more

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U.S. Secret Service boss subpoenaed by Congress to testify on Trump assassination attempt

News/World | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 10:35:38 EDT

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says it's investigating the U.S. Secret Service's handling of security for former president Donald Trump on the day a gunman tried to assassinate him at a Pennsylvania rally. read more

President Joe Biden, wearing dark sunglasses, a blue suit and tie, stands before a crowd reporters holding microphones in front of a large, white passenger jet.

First, Biden fumbled. Then, Trump was shot at. What it all means for the Democrats going forward

News/World | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 04:00:00 EDT

The Democrats were already in turmoil after Biden faltered in the first presidential debate. Now, they're in a tricky spot strategically, because in addition to quelling internal division over Biden's candidacy, they must also figure out how to take on Trump politically after he survived an assassination attempt. read more

Japanese gymnastics captain, 19, out of Olympics for smoking, drinking

Japanese gymnastics captain, 19, out of Olympics for smoking, drinking

Trending/World/Japan Olympic gymnast | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 18:37:17 +0000

Shoko Miyata has withdrawn from the Paris Olympics Games after violating her team's code of conduct. read more

Top UN court says Israel’s presence in occupied Palestinian territories is illegal

Top UN court says Israel’s presence in occupied Palestinian territories is illegal

World/International Court of Justice/Israel | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 18:07:29 +0000

The court said Israel had no right to sovereignty in the territories and was violating international laws against acquiring territory by force. read more

CrowdStrike outage: Canadian flights, health care disrupted after faulty update

CrowdStrike outage: Canadian flights, health care disrupted after faulty update

Canada/Consumer/Entertainment | Fri, 19 Jul 2024 11:41:33 +0000

Dozens of Canadian flights and several hospitals across the country were impacted on Friday amid a global technology outage related to cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. read more

Obama, Pelosi expressed concerns about Biden’s candidacy for race: reports

Obama, Pelosi expressed concerns about Biden’s candidacy for race: reports

Politics/World/2024 Presidential Election | Thu, 18 Jul 2024 17:18:53 +0000

Former president Barack Obama has privately expressed concerns to Democrats about President Joe Biden’s candidacy, the Associated Press reported. read more

Dubai princess appears to divorce husband in mysterious Instagram post

Dubai princess appears to divorce husband in mysterious Instagram post

Trending/World/Dubai | Thu, 18 Jul 2024 16:00:01 +0000

Sheikha Mahrah bint Mohammed Al Maktoum is one of the youngest daughters of Dubai's ruler and has been married to her husband for just over a year. read more

Daughters of Russian tycoon worth $18B want off Canada’s sanctions list, but minister says no

Daughters of Russian tycoon worth $18B want off Canada’s sanctions list, but minister says no

Canada/World/Canada Russia | Thu, 18 Jul 2024 09:00:22 +0000

In a letter obtained by Global News, Mélanie Joly argued Mikhail Fridman could use his children to evade sanctions. read more

Cyanide poisoning kills 6 foreigners in Thailand hotel, local authorities say

Cyanide poisoning kills 6 foreigners in Thailand hotel, local authorities say

World/Cyanide/Thailand | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 18:33:48 +0000

Cyanide poisoning caused the deaths of six foreigners whose bodies were found in a room in a plush Bangkok hotel, Thai authorities said on Wednesday. read more

Key Democrat Schiff calls on Biden to drop out of presidential race

Key Democrat Schiff calls on Biden to drop out of presidential race

Politics/World/Adam Schiff | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 18:13:43 +0000

Democratic U.S. Representative Adam Schiff called on Joe Biden to end his reelection bid, becoming the 20th congressional Democrat to do so. read more

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say Biden should exit race: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say Biden should exit race: poll

Politics/World/Democrats | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 15:37:22 +0000

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say United States President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race and let his party nominate a different candidate. read more

Paris mayor finally swims in Seine to showcase cleanliness for Olympics

Paris mayor finally swims in Seine to showcase cleanliness for Olympics

Sports/World/paris 2024 | Wed, 17 Jul 2024 11:51:42 +0000

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo swam in the River Seine, fulfilling a promise to try to convince doubters that its waters will be clean enough to hold Olympic swimming events. read more

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