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  • Where does Syria go from here?

    May 12, 2018 2:23 PM 19

    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

  • Delphine Gibson, oldest person in the U.S., dies at 114

    May 10, 2018 11:36 PM 9

    Gibson, who had been living at a Huntingdon nursing home since 2004, when she was 100, attributed her long life to good food, her faith in God and her church. She took no medication except for a single vitamin a day, Glover said. “She has an amazing spirit,” Glover said. “She always singing to us or sharing the gospel. She is a treasure to the nation

  • Israel bombards Iranian military positions in Syria

    May 10, 2018 7:26 PM 10

    Israel and Iran have long fought each other through proxies, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this week has emboldened Israel to make a direct attack. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “the Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems

  • Congo reports five new suspected cases of Ebola

    May 10, 2018 2:06 PM 10

    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

  • U.S. prepares to impose new sanctions on Iran

    May 9, 2018 9:05 PM 11

    Restrictions could be applied as early as next week, according to Sarah Huckabee Sanders U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing to impose new sanctions on Iran, perhaps as early as next week, to ensure it does not develop nuclear weapons, the White House said on Wednesday, a day after Trump announced the United States was withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear

  • Volcanic gases prompt door-to-door evacuation in Hawaii

    May 9, 2018 1:29 PM 8

    The emergence of the two new vents prompted Hawaii County to issue a cellphone alert ordering stragglers in Lanipuna Gardens to get out immediately. There’s no indication when the eruption might stop, or how far the lava might spread. There were about 1,700 residents in Leilani Estates and a few hundred in Lanipuna Gardens before last week. Andrew Nisbet

  • North Korean’s Kim Jong Un breaks with his flight-phobic father, travels by plane

    May 9, 2018 12:36 PM 10

    Kim took a plane to the Chinese city of Dalian this week, becoming the first North Korean ruler to fly abroad in 32 years. Schooled for several years in Switzerland, Kim is believed to have travelled by air many times during his teenage years. After he became North Korea’s leader, state media said he was aboard Chammae-1 when he reviewed air force planes

  • South Sudan pleads with U.S. not to cut aid, as White House is threatening

    May 9, 2018 11:01 AM 24

    U.S. is South Sudan's largest donor, but says it is 'losing patience' even as ceasefire talks near South Sudan's government urged the United States on Wednesday not to "abandon" the country after Washington said it would review its assistance programs because it could not continue a partnership with leaders perpetuating "endless war". "We are asking

  • Syrian media report Israeli attack near capital Damascus

    May 8, 2018 9:43 PM 23

    No comment from Israel, which almost never confirms or denies airstrikes in Syria Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus on Tuesday, saying its air defences intercepted and destroyed two of the incoming missiles. The reported attack came shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing

  • Public bus explodes in Rome’s historic centre; no one hurt

    May 8, 2018 3:03 PM 7

    The ANSA news agency said the blast was apparently sparked by a short circuit. ROME—A public bus has exploded into a ball of fire in the heart of Rome’s historic centre after an apparent electrical short circuit. No one was seriously injured. Dozens of tourists and passersby watched in awe as the flames engulfed the bus, shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday