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Death toll in China chemical plant explosion rises to 44

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 11:31pm

The death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured, the local government reported Friday.

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The National

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 9:00pm

Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News

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White House rejects Democrats' request for information on Trump-Putin talks

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 8:02pm

The White House rejected a request by congressional Democrats that it provide information about U.S. President Donald Trump's communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin, House Democratic leaders said Thursday, suggesting they would take further action.

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Philpott and Wilson-Raybould can speak freely on SNC-Lavalin in Commons, says former House law clerk

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 7:36pm

For the past 24 hours, opposition MPs in the House of Commons have staged a series of consecutive confidence votes to pressure the Liberal government to let the former attorney general and justice minister answer more questions before a committee of MPs - but according to a former law clerk of the House, that pressure tactic was unnecessary.

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'We are one:' New Zealand PM joins thousands to mourn mosque attack victims

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 5:56pm

New Zealanders gathered for nationwide prayers to mark one week since mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 worshippers.

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Man who sent pipe bombs to CNN, prominent Democrats pleads guilty

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 5:04pm

The Florida man who sent several pipe bombs to critics of U.S. President Donald Trump and to CNN pleaded guilty Thursday.

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Another OPP officer dies by suicide

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 4:48pm

An Ontario Provincial Police constable at a detachment in Ottawa has taken his own life, the 13th reported suicide of an active or retired member of the police force since 2012.

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Air Canada says their 737 Max jets have all safety features Boeing sells as extras

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 2:12pm

Air Canada says it has additional safety systems installed on all of their Boeing 737 Max jets after media reports suggest that Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines jets that recently crashed didn't have the most upgraded safety features.

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Brexit suddenly gets real as emergency Cobra committee takes charge of No Deal preparations

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 2:00pm

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: U.K.'s full Brexit crisis plan, known as Operation Yellowhammer, scheduled to go into effect on Monday; the temperature around the SNC-Lavalin affair is rising.

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Judge considers 'shockingly high' sentence request for truck driver in Humboldt bus crash

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 1:59pm

Legal experts question Crown prosecutor Thomas Healey's reasoning that truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu should receive a 10-year prison sentence related to the Saskatchewan crash that killed 16 people and injured 13 on the Humboldt Broncos bus nearly a year ago.

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Facebook says it stored millions of passwords in plain text, sparking security fears

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 1:56pm

Facebook says it stored millions of its users' passwords in plain text for years.

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Trudeau defends actions as Philpott asks if Wilson-Raybould was sidelined over SNC-Lavalin

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 12:44pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists he did not shuffle Jody Wilson-Raybould over the SNC-Lavalin matter, contrary to former top minister Jane Philpott's argument that there was "a reason" for dropping her from the justice and attorney general posts.

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Great Lakes are rapidly warming, likely to trigger more flooding and extreme weather

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 12:35pm

The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., which likely will bring more flooding and other extreme weather such as heat waves and drought, according to a scientific report.

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'I don't have the answer': Government lawyer responds when asked how U.S. will track migrants in Mexico

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 11:24am

A U.S. judge on Wednesday questioned how the government would be able to properly attend to Central American asylum seekers forced to live in Mexico while their claims are processed, on the same day the government expanded the program to El Paso.

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Daniel and Eugene Levy to end Schitt's Creek after Season 6

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 11:09am

Schitt's Creek fans: Prepare to say goodbye to the Rose family. Father-and-son co-creators Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy have announced the story will come to an end next year.

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Marathon vote session rocked by Philpott interview on SNC-Lavalin, cabinet resignation

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 11:05am

The Conservatives' marathon vote protest in the Commons got an added boost this morning from Jane Philpott's interview in Maclean's magazine — in which she says there's "much more to the story" of the SNC-Lavalin controversy.

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Ethiopian Airlines crash captain untrained on 737 Max simulator, pilot colleague says

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 8:52am

The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not practise on a new simulator for the Boeing 737 Max 8 before he died in a crash with 156 others, a pilot colleague said.

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Prosecutors believe accused in Utrecht tram shooting had 'terrorist motive'

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 7:17am

The accused in a shooting this week on a Dutch tram that left three people dead is believed to have acted with terrorist intent, and authorities are also investigating whether he had other personal motives, prosecutors said Thursday.

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Rachel Notley's NDP starts Alberta campaign with big hill to climb

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 7:00am

Rachel Notley and the NDP have plenty of ground to make up in the next several weeks if they're going to make the Alberta election race competitive with Jason Kenney's United Conservatives.

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'Very, very bad scene' after Toronto transit bus slams into 2 homes, causing extensive damage

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 5:46am

Two families were forced from their homes overnight when a transit bus slammed into two houses in the Scarborough area of Toronto, causing extensive damage to both.

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