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May 23, 2018 12:39 PM North Korea nuclear site trip for foreign journalists underway

North Korea has said it will use explosives to close nuclear test tunnels later this week International journalists left on a marathon journey to a North Korean nuclear test site on Wednesday, after Pyongyang belatedly cleared a number of South Korean media to witness what it says will be the dismantling of its only nuclear test facility. The trek will involve 10

May 22, 2018 3:42 PM TSX dips after 11 days of gains as loonie tops 78 cents U.S

The S&P/TSX composite index shed 17.52 points to close at 16,144.79, dragged down by the energy sector on reports OPEC may be looking to raise oil production soon. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 178.88 points to 24,834.41. The S&P 500 index fell 8.57 points to 2,724.44 and the Nasdaq composite index retreated 15.58 points to 7,378.46. The July crude 6

May 20, 2018 1:03 PM Volunteer firefighters help battle massive Brandon, Man., blazes

BRANDON, MAN.—As a massive fire in downtown Brandon on Saturday began threatening other buildings, the chief of the Souris-Glenwood volunteer fire department was loading fertilizer into a truck at a farm 45 kilometres away. Brian Parham received a text from his son, who is also a volunteer firefighter, letting him know the Christie’s Office Plus building 6

May 16, 2018 6:27 PM Canadian manufacturing sales point to growth in overall economy, analysts say

OTTAWA—Canadian manufacturing sales rose a better-than-expected 1.4 per cent in March, as weakness in motor vehicle sales was more than offset by gains in the metals and aerospace industries, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. Economists had expected an increase of 1.2 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Sales rose to $57.1 billion in March 11

May 16, 2018 1:14 PM Kurt Cobain's death scene photos will not be made public

Seattle journalist seeks release of 55 photos to dispute Cobain's cause of death The Washington State Court of Appeals has ruled that photographs from the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death will not be released publicly. KING5-TV reports the court ruled Tuesday that the photographs are exempt from Washington state's Public Records Act and releasing 19

May 13, 2018 10:18 PM 113-year-old Ohio woman now the oldest person in the U.S

CLEVELAND—A 113-year-old woman living in suburban Cleveland is believed to be the oldest person in the United States after the death of a 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Cleveland.com reports the 88-year-old daughter of Lessie Brown says her mother remarked, “that’s good” when told Friday she had become the country’s oldest person. Brown was born in 1904 in Atlanta 10

May 13, 2018 7:40 PM New lava fissure opens as Hawaii awaits explosive eruption

Total number of lava outbreaks in and around Leilani Estates now up to 17 New lava fissures, ground deformation and abundant volcanic gases indicate eruptions on the eastern flank of Kilauea volcano are likely to continue. Two new fissures opened on Saturday, bringing the total number of lava outbreaks in and around Leilani Estates to 17. The U.S. Geological 22

May 12, 2018 2:23 PM Where does Syria go from here?

The CBC's Margaret Evans reports from Damascus, accompanied by Syrian government representatives She took questions Saturday about the ongoing conflict and the country's future. The conflict playing out in Syria between Iran and Israel left 42 people dead this week, including 19 Iranians, according to a Syria war monitor. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory 19

May 10, 2018 2:06 PM Congo reports five new suspected cases of Ebola

Two nurses who were in contact with patients are among those infected in what is the ninth Ebola outbreak in Congo since 1976. KINSHASA, CONGO—A hospital director says there are five new suspected cases of Ebola in Congo’s northwestern town of Bikoro, where an outbreak of the often deadly hemorrhagic fever was declared this week. Dr. Serge Ngalebato 10

May 9, 2018 5:18 PM Toyota reports improved quarterly profit

In a surprise move, the carmaker released results before the Tokyo markets closed Toyota will pursue growth with a strategy of seeing itself as a “mobility company,” not just an automaker, spending aggressively on research, according to the company. It is banking on artificial intelligence and networking technology, as in connected and self-driving vehicles 8