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Why the battle for the small city of Bakhmut is so important to both Russia and Ukraine

Chris Brown | News/World | Thu, 1 Dec 2022 11:37:35 EST

One of the longest-running battles in Russia's war on Ukraine is in the Donbas city of Bakhmut, where Russian forces have suffered immense losses for months trying to break Ukrainian positions. read more

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China eases some anti-virus restrictions amid public anger

The Associated Press | News/World | Thu, 1 Dec 2022 09:57:53 EST

More Chinese cities eased anti-virus restrictions and police patrolled their streets Thursday as the government tried to defuse public anger over some of the world's most stringent COVID-19 measures and head off more protests. read more

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Ukraine steps up security at embassies after letter bombs found in Spain

Reuters | News/World | Thu, 1 Dec 2022 09:26:00 EST

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has ordered all of Kyiv's embassies abroad to "urgently" strengthen security, a Ukrainian ministry spokesperson has said, after a series of letter bombs were found in Spain, including at the country's embassy in Madrid. read more

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HIV activists hope World AIDS Day marks an end to backsliding on infections, stigma

Dylan Robertson | News/Health | Thu, 1 Dec 2022 11:50:35 EST

HIV activists are marking World AIDS Day by urging Ottawa to help stop a global backslide in progress on stemming infections and stigma. read more

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The Xi dilemma: China's instability and a zero-COVID trap

Saša Petricic | News/World | Thu, 1 Dec 2022 04:00:00 EST

China's strict zero-COVID policy is an edict from the top of the country's political leadership, forcing lockdowns, quarantines, tests and travel bans on 1.4 billion people for almost three years. Anger over those measures is now driving protests. read more

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'I didn't ever try to commit fraud on anyone,' FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried says

Pete Evans | News/Business | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 17:48:48 EST

The man at the centre of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX made his first public appearance since the saga began, telling a New York audience on Wednesday that it was never his intention to commit fraud. read more

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Ukraine sees 9 fire deaths in 1 day, as civilians struggle to heat homes after Russian attacks

Reuters | News/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 13:41:12 EST

Ukraine's state emergency service said Wednesday that nine people had been killed in fires in the past 24 hours as people broke safety rules trying to heat their homes following Russian attacks on power facilities. read more

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Spectacular view of glowing lava draws thousands to Hawaiian island

The Associated Press | News/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 21:44:27 EST

The world's largest volcano oozed rivers of glowing lava on the Big Island of Hawaii Wednesday, drawing thousands of awestruck viewers who jammed a highway that could soon be covered by the flow. read more

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Hong Kong court delays trial of pro-democracy publisher Jimmy Lai

The Associated Press | News/World | Thu, 1 Dec 2022 04:00:50 EST

The trial of a Hong Kong newspaper publisher who was arrested in a crackdown on a pro-democracy movement has been postponed after the region's leader asked China to effectively block him from hiring a British defence lawyer. read more

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Here's what U.S. Democrats want to do with their final weeks in power

Alexander Panetta | News/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 04:00:00 EST

Before control shifts in the House of Representatives, the to-do list for U.S. Democrats includes: Same-sex marriage, long-term Ukraine funding, election reform, immigration, and budget bills. Some are likelier than others. read more

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Ukrainian Olympian Yuri Cheban auctioning medals to help war effort

Eddie Pells | Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Canoe-Kayak | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 23:53:40 EST

One of Ukraine's most decorated Olympians is auctioning his medals — two golds and a bronze — in hopes of raising a six-figure donation to contribute to the war effort in his native land. read more

Simulations help teens with ADHD drive better

Simulations help teens with ADHD drive better

| News/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 18:52:00 EST

A study in Cincinnati, Ohio, is using computer simulations to help teen drivers with ADHD practise safer driving by helping them learn how to better keep their eyes on the road read more

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Soccer, World Cup a priority for Ukraine fans of the beautiful game, even during a war

The Associated Press | News/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 17:11:01 EST

For Ukrainians living without reliable heat and electricity after Russia's invasion, soccer trails well behind mere survival in the order of priorities. But the sport can offer an escape from the troubles of daily life. read more

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Jury deadlocked, mistrial declared in Danny Masterson rape trial

Brian Melley,Andrew Dalton | News/Entertainment | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 19:18:30 EST

A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday at the rape trial of "That '70s Show" actor Danny Masterson after jurors, who were leaning strongly toward acquitting him, were deadlocked following the month-long trial in which the Church of Scientology played a supporting role. read more

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Tiananmen Square survivor sees 'echoes' in today's Chinese protests

Sheena Goodyear | Radio/As It Happens | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:57:33 EST

As the Chinese government warns it will "resolutely crack down" on protesters if necessary, dissident Yang Jianli is calling on the international community to make sure that doesn't happen. He spoke to As It Happens host Nil Köksal.  read more

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Royal aide out after 'unacceptable and deeply regrettable' comments about race, palace says

Reuters | News/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:27:11 EST

A member of the Royal Family's household has left her role after making "unacceptable and deeply regrettable" comments about race and nationality to a woman at a grand reception at Buckingham Palace, a spokesperson said on Wednesday. read more

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Scientists are using facial recognition software to track and protect seals

Sheena Goodyear | Radio/As It Happens | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:00:58 EST

Scientists are taking a controversial technology associated with surveillance, and adapting it for conservation. read more

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Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Pelosi, becomes 1st Black congressional leader

The Associated Press | News/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:30:56 EST

U.S. House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year. read more

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Alzheimer's drug slowed cognitive decline overall in trial, but with major side effects for some

Reuters | News/Health | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 08:51:01 EST

An experimental Alzheimer's disease drug from Eisai and Biogen slowed cognitive decline in a closely watched trial but may carry a risk of dangerous side effects for certain patients, according to new data presented on Tuesday. read more

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Some Iranians celebrate World Cup loss to U.S. amid nationwide protests

The Associated Press | News/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:28:53 EST

Soccer fans in Iran's Kurdish region set off fireworks and honked car horns early Wednesday to celebrate the U.S. win over the Iranian national team in a politically charged World Cup match that divided the protest-riven country. read more

Canada to give $1M for International Criminal Court sex crime probes, Joly says

Canada to give $1M for International Criminal Court sex crime probes, Joly says

World/International Criminal Court/International Criminal Court news | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 18:02:07 +0000

Melanie Joly was in Poland at a summit of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on Thursday when she made the announcement. read more

FIFA World Cup: Canada leaves Qatar without a point after 2-1 loss to Morocco

FIFA World Cup: Canada leaves Qatar without a point after 2-1 loss to Morocco

Canada/Sports/World | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 17:04:54 +0000

Canada's run at the World Cup has ended with a 2-1 loss to Morocco. The Canadian men's soccer team will leave Qatar still searching for its first World Cup point. read more

Pentagon says Beijing warned U.S. not to interfere in China-India relations

Pentagon says Beijing warned U.S. not to interfere in China-India relations

U.S. News/World/China | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:38:43 +0000

Ties between India and China have nosedived since deadly border clashes in 2020, and a Pentagon report says China has warned the United States to not interfere. read more

‘Harry & Meghan’ trailer: Netflix shares 1st look at dramatic documentary

‘Harry & Meghan’ trailer: Netflix shares 1st look at dramatic documentary

Entertainment/Trending/U.S. News | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:35:13 +0000

The trailer for Netflix's docuseries following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sets up a dramatic behind-the-scenes look at the Sussexes. read more

U.S. Embassy in Spain gets suspicious package amid string of letter bombs

U.S. Embassy in Spain gets suspicious package amid string of letter bombs

World/Letter bombs/Spain | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:21:57 +0000

Authorities said a bomb squad also destroyed an explosive device that was dispatched by regular post to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Nov. 24. read more

Ottawa should boycott India G20 over ‘horrific discriminatory laws,’ NDP says

Ottawa should boycott India G20 over ‘horrific discriminatory laws,’ NDP says

Canada/Politics/World | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:09:15 +0000

Last month, Justin Trudeau's government unveiled plans to form closer ties with India as a key component of its Indo-Pacific Strategy. read more

World AIDS Day: HIV activists hopeful for end to backsliding on infections, stigma

World AIDS Day: HIV activists hopeful for end to backsliding on infections, stigma

Canada/Health/World | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:13:57 +0000

The Public Health Agency of Canada estimated that 62,790 people in Canada were living with HIV in 2020, and that 10 per cent of them didn't know they had the virus. read more

Criminal tax fraud trial for Trump Organization goes to closing arguments

Criminal tax fraud trial for Trump Organization goes to closing arguments

World/Donald Trump/Donald Trump news | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:11:42 +0000

Closing arguments to the jury by prosecution and defence lawyers are set to begin on Thursday in the criminal tax fraud trial of former President Donald Trump's real estate company read more

Russia withdrawing forces from towns opposite of Kherson, Ukraine says

Russia withdrawing forces from towns opposite of Kherson, Ukraine says

World/Russia/Russia News | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:56:27 +0000

After withdrawing in the south in November, Moscow has focused its firepower on a section of the front line in the east near the city of Bakhmut. read more

Will China ease COVID-19 rules? Officials to announce changes after protests

Will China ease COVID-19 rules? Officials to announce changes after protests

World/China/china covid | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:45:00 +0000

While China's COVID stance appears a response to the public discontent with strict measures, authorities are also seeking out for questioning those present at the demonstrations. read more

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