Ebola death toll in remote Congo likely has risen to 4, WHO says

New Overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29 Thomson Reuters Posted: May 22, 2017 1:51 PM ET Last Updated: May 22, 2017 1:51 PM ET A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo during the most recent outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. The overall number of cases is ...

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B.C. students win top prize at national science fair for plan to get humans home from Mars

Grade 11 students Charles Wang (left) and Spencer Zezulka (right) of Surrey were awarded an $8,000 Youth Can Innovate Award from the Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Family Foundation (pictured here), at the Canada Wide Science Fair. (Youth Can Innovate Award/Chrystal Pelletier) Two Surrey high school students are up $8,000 and two gold medals after taking a top prize at ...

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Canadian banks set to reveal 1st earnings since CBC coverage on sales practices

The Canadian banks are expected to benefit from rising U.S. interest rates and fewer bad loans in the oilpatch as they start reporting their latest quarterly results this week, but analysts say worries about the housing market and consumer debt remain key concerns. “The reality is that given all of the fears about the Canadian mortgage market, I think that ...

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After seven world titles, Brampton Irish dancer Michaela Hinds going out on top

After stepping her way to seven world titles, Brampton’s Michaela Hinds is retiring as the most decorated North American competitor in Irish dancing history. The 22-year-old captured her final crown at the World Irish Dancing Championship in Dublin in April. The competition is the so-called Olympics of the genre. “Although sad, it was exciting to show off everything I’ve worked ...

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This Harvard grad turned in a rap album for his thesis — and totally aced it

Monday May 22, 2017 more stories from this episode Obasi Shaw just became the first student ever to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in Harvard’s English department. “I was definitely very shocked that they accepted it,” the 20-year-old from the Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain, Ga., told As It Happens host Carol Off. “I expected that I would ...

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U.S. stocks higher Monday while TSX closed for May holiday weekend

U.S. stocks are higher Monday as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Defence contractors are making gains and technology and consumer-focused companies are also rising. Ford is up after it replaced CEO Mark Fields, while chemicals maker Huntsman is rising after it agreed to combine with Swiss competitor Clariant. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6 points, ...

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Canadian actor Adam Beach walks a fine line as an ambassador for Canada 150

Canadian actor Adam Beach finds himself walking a fine line after agreeing to be an ambassador for the federal government’s Canada 150 celebrations. Beach — who overcame a troubled childhood on the Dog Creek reserve in Manitoba to star in Hollywood blockbusters such as Flags of Our Fathers — feels he should help pay tribute to a government that has funded some of ...

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Leaked Facebook documents show types of content it allows, says report

Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported, citing internal guidelines seen by the newspaper. New challenges such as “revenge porn” have overwhelmed Facebook’s moderators, who often have just 10 seconds to make a decision, the Guardian said. The social media company reviews more than 6.5 million reports of potentially ...

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Bill Cosby ‘looking forward’ to trial as jury selection in sex assault case begins

A Temple University basketball team manager’s complaint that famous alumnus Bill Cosby drugged and molested her when she went to his home outside Philadelphia for career advice in 2004 will soon go before a Pennsylvania jury. Lawyers this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to spend two weeks or more sequestered nearly 482 kilometres from home. ...

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Come From Away meets Late Night with Seth Meyers

Another NYC milestone for the Broadway musical hit Come From Away. Members of the cast will be performing Monday night on Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC. Come From Away has been a big hit on Broadway and has won four Helen Hayes Awards, including outstanding musical. Married Canadian duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein speak in New York on ...

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