Earthquake hits Japan, knocking over houses, trapping residents

Rescuers in southern Japan were searching for trapped residents in at least two dozen collapsed houses after a powerful 6.5 earthquake struck Thursday evening with a force that knocked out power and water and swept people off their feet. CBC | World News  More...

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Why has Nigeria failed to rescue the Chibok schoolgirls from Boko Haram?

Two years after 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, many questions remain about the fate of the girls and the insurgency that has More...

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Ukraine approves Poroshenko ally Volodymyr Groysman as PM

Ukrainian lawmakers have approved Volodymyr Groysman for the post of prime minister, paving the way for a new government in the biggest shake-up since a 2014 uprising More...

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Putin downplays Russia’s economic woes on scripted call-in TV show

President Vladimir Putin says Russia’s agricultural production has risen even though its national economy has plunged into recession, and predicts that the More...

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Ohio woman charged with livestreaming alleged rape of 17-year-old

A 17-year-old was raped by a man with whom she had been drinking and her 18-year-old female friend livestreamed the attack on the social media app Periscope, a More...

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Octopus makes daring escape from aquarium to Pacific Ocean

An octopus named Inky escaped from his tank and made it to the Pacific Ocean, says the National Aquarium of New Zealand. CBC | World News  More...

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DavidsTea faces simmering challenge over labour practices in the United States

Canadian beverage chain DavidsTea is among 15 firms facing questions in the United States over alleged use of ‘on-call’ shifts to control labour costs. CBC More...

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Panama Papers: Dozens of computer servers seized by authorities at law firm

Prosecutors on Wednesday wrapped up their search of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of any illegal activity in the company at the center of a More...

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Grand Theft Auto lawsuit called ‘bizarre,’ but vast sums at stake

Rockstar, the company behind the massively successful Grand Theft Auto video games, is embroiled in a legal battle over millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch sentenced to nearly 2 years behind bars

A judge on Wednesday ordered a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defence in a fatal drunken-driving wreck to serve nearly two years in jail. CBC More...

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