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CBC | World News



Russia approves coronavirus vaccine before final clinical trials are completed

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 13:51


Russia has become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a coronavirus vaccine, after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. But the vaccine has yet to complete final trials, raising serious concerns among some experts.

Obamas, Clintons and former Biden rivals to speak at Democratic convention

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 18:28


Next week's Democratic National Convention will feature a lineup of heavyweight politicians, rising stars and everyday Americans making the case for why Joe Biden should be elected U.S. president on Nov. 3.

Belarusian opposition leader flees to Lithuania after contesting Lukashenko's re-election

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 11:37


Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya says she fled to Lithuania for the sake of her children, after two nights of clashes following the contested re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.

New York's coronavirus death toll in long-term care homes could be a significant undercount

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 18:59

Virus Outbreak Nursing Home Numbers

New York's coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were taken to hospitals and died there.

Hong Kong residents defend free press as China cracks down

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 12:10

APTOPIX Hong Kong China

Last year, people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand full democracy, many of them encouraged by a tabloid newspaper critical of China's ruling Communist Party. On Tuesday, they lined up at newsstands to buy that same paper in a bid to help the Apple Daily — and press freedom — survive.

Dwarf planet Ceres is an 'ocean world,' NASA finds

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 11:25


Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is an "ocean world" with a big reservoir of salty water under its frigid surface, scientists said in findings that raise interest in this dwarf planet as a possible outpost for life.

Lebanese honour the dead in ceremony a week after Beirut explosion

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 13:07


Angry and grieving demonstrators on Tuesday read aloud the names of at least 171 people killed in last week's explosion at Beirut's port and called for the removal of Lebanon's president and other officials they blame for the tragedy.

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Tuesday

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 11:08


Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite skepticism from the international scientific community. President Vladimir Putin said one of his daughters has already been inoculated.

Singapore crushes ivory from nearly 300 elephants to deter illegal trade

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 14:26


Singapore started crushing nine tonnes of elephant ivory on Tuesday as part of its ongoing fight against illegal trade in wildlife.

California judge sides with drivers in landmark case against Uber and Lyft

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 14:42

Uber protest

A judge on Monday ordered ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, a shift that would guarantee benefits such as overtime, sick leave and expense reimbursement for workers who make up much of the freewheeling gig economy.

Judge orders police body camera video of George Floyd arrest released to public

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 02:08


Police camera video of Minneapolis officers arresting George Floyd was released to the public Monday. News organizations including The Associated Press had already viewed and written about the footage, and also pressed for the right to publish it.

One protester dead as new post-election protests in Belarus prompt police crackdown

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 11:32


Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya rejected on Monday official election results handing President Alexander Lukashenko a landslide victory, saying the vote was rigged and that protests that turned bloody on Sunday would continue.

Trump abruptly escorted out of briefing room after Secret Service shoots man near White House

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 22:01


A uniformed Secret Service officer shot and wounded a man during a confrontation near the White House that led to U.S. President Donald Trump being abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a televised news conference Monday, authorities said.

Lebanese government resigns as explosion fallout continues

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 01:10


Lebanon's prime minister on Monday announced the resignation of his government nearly a week after a deadly explosion in Beirut that stirred public outrage and spurred a string of ministers to step down.

COVID-19 lays waste to entry-level job market and young people will pay the price for years

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 14:44

Emmanuel Reyai

COVID-19 has thwarted hopes of landing first jobs as around the world, young people armed with new degrees, diplomas and professional qualifications are struggling to enter the workforce as the pandemic pushes the global economy into recession.

Dozens of public health officials across the U.S. have resigned or been fired amid COVID-19

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-11 01:20

US Virus Outbreak California

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or been fired since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Joe Biden is close to picking a running mate. Here are the top contenders

Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-31 21:21

Vice-presidential candidate contenders

In a U.S. election year that has seen the coronavirus pandemic upend primary voting as well as the conventions of the two political parties, the vice-presidential pick might be more widely anticipated than in past years. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is expected to make his choice this week.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under controversial national security law

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 02:20


Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law on Monday, arresting nine people including media tycoon Jimmy Lai. Police searched the headquarters of Lai's Next Digital group and carted away boxes of what they said was evidence.

Alstom expresses concern over finances at Bombardier's rail unit, but takeover will likely go through

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 19:15

Bombardier Rail 20190109

French rail giant Alstom SA is warning that problems at Bombardier's train division may affect negotiations to buy it, but says it still plans to go ahead with the takeover deal.

Chicago police arrest more than 100 people after night of looting

Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 14:39


Chicago's police commissioner says more than 100 people were arrested following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and caused damage in the city's upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city.