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  • Andrew Josequera, 11, prepares to shoot at a target at a gun club in Los Angeles, on Jan. 23, 2013. A deadly accident at an Arizona gun range this week, where a 9-year-old shot her instructor while firing an automatic firearm, has raised questions about children and gun ranges. Lucy Nicholson ReutersUzi gun death accident exposes debate about children and guns
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-02 5:00 AM

    A deadly accident at an Arizona gun range, where a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot her instructor, providing a platform for debate about whether there should be new laws restricting how old a child should be to go to a shooting range and what kinds of guns they can handle.

  • A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province, on Aug. 13. Youssef Boudlal ReutersISIS militants accused of ethnic cleansing in Iraq
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-02 8:39 AM

    An international rights group has accused the extremist group ISIS on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

  • Cast member Jennifer Lawrence poses at the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in Los Angeles, California November 18, 2013. The movie opens in the U.S. on November 22. Mario Anzuoni ReutersJennifer Lawrence photo hack: Attention turns to FBI, Apple
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-02 7:05 AM

    Attention turns to the FBI and Apple today after the hacking of nude celebrity photos, including those of Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton.

  • A Pro-Russian rebel prepares arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces.  AP Photo Mstislav Chernov  Mstislav Chernov Associated PressUkraine crisis: Russian forces reportedly seen in rebel cities Donetsk and Luhansk
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-02 6:23 AM

    Russian military forces have been spotted in Donetsk and Luhansk, major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday.

  • Uber is seen on the iPhone of a driver. Uber has entered more than 100 markets, ranging from its hometown of San Francisco to Berlin to Tokyo. REUTERS Lucy Nicholson  UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT  - RTX1705F Lucy Nicholson ReutersUber taxi app banned in Germany
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-02 9:10 AM

    A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.

  • A Madagascar day gecko sits on a perch in the Masoal rainforest hall at the zoo in Zurich March 19, 2013. REUTERS Arnd Wiegmann  SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS  - RTR3F6YW Arnd Wiegmann Reuters'Space sex geckos' found dead upon return to Earth, Russia says
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-02 2:34 AM

    Five geckos launched into space on board a satellite for an experiment on sexual reproduction in zero-gravity environments were found dead after their spacecraft returned to earth, Russia's space agency said Monday.

  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2008 file photo, armed al-shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into the city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Somalia, the Pentagon said.  AP Photo Farah Abdi Warsameh, File  Associated PressAl-Shabab militants targeted by U.S. drone in Somalia
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 11:06 PM

    U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.

  • A Shiite militiaman stands guard in Amirli, where 15,000 Shiite Turkmens were stranded in the farming community surrounded by militants since mid-July, 105 miles  170 kilometers  north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.  AP Photo  The Associated PressIraq PM pledges to root out ISIS militants
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 11:16 AM

    Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shia town.

  • A serviceman of the border service patrols in front of the seaport in Mariupol on Sunday, the same day that two border service patrol boats were attacked near the industrial city on the Azov Sea coast. Alexander Khudoteply AFP Getty ImagesUkraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels move closer to Mariupol
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-02 6:23 AM

    Ukrainian forces looked to secure Mariupol in the country's southeast on Monday, as pro-Russian rebels threatened to advance on the major port city on the Azov Sea.

  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2008 file photo, armed al-shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into the city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Somalia, the Pentagon said.  AP Photo Farah Abdi Warsameh, File  Associated PressAl-Shabaab militants targeted by U.S. drone in Somalia
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 11:06 PM

    U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabaab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.

  • Pro-Russian rebel leaders from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin, left, and Alexey Karyakin walk in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire.  AP Photo Dmitry Brushko  Dmitry Brushko Associated PressUkraine crisis: Separatists soften stance on independence
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 2:55 AM

    Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

  • Cast member Jennifer Lawrence poses at the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in Los Angeles, California November 18, 2013. The movie opens in the U.S. on November 22. Mario Anzuoni ReutersJennifer Lawrence photo leak: Attention turns to FBI, Apple
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-02 7:05 AM

    Attention turns to the FBI and Apple today after the hacking of nude celebrity photos, including those of Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton.

  • This film image released by Sony Pictures shows Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "American Hustle." Lawrence was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, for her role in the film. The 86th Academy Awards will be held on March 2.  AP Photo Sony - Columbia Pictures, Francois Duhamel  Francois Duhamel Associated PressJennifer Lawrence among celebrity victims in leak of nude photos
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 8:36 AM

    Intimate images of dozens of celebrities, including Academy Award winner and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, have been leaked online by an anonymous hacker who claims to have stolen materials from more than 100 actors and singers.

  • A copy of the photo released with a Yellow Notice issued by the international police force Interpol, Friday Aug. 29, 2014, asking for help to locate the missing five-year old boy Ashya King, who is believed to be in France. Police are searching for the five-year-old British boy who is suffering with a severe brain tumor whose parents, believed to be Jehovah�s Witnesses, took him out of a British hospital on Thursday and were last seen in France. The boy needs urgent medical treatment.  AP Photo Interpol  Interpol Associated PressAshya King case: Sick British boy's parents to fight extradition
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 9:56 AM

    The parents of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour say they want to give him the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the internet. Their British hospital says it's the parents who are putting the child at risk.

  • U.S. Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby confirmed Monday that U.S. forces had targeted al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, just one day after the group claimed responsibility for an attack on a military prison. Alex Wong Getty ImagesAl-Shabaab militants targeted by U.S. forces in Somalia
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 11:06 PM

    U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.

  • Pro-democracy lawmaker Lee Cheuk Yan, center, is taken away by security guards after a protest against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People�s Congress' Standing Committee, in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."  AP Photo Kin Cheung  Kin Cheung The Associated PressHong Kong democracy protests: China's anti-dissident playbook may fail
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 3:23 PM

    China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.

  • An Israeli soldier observes Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria. Fighting between Syrian troops and rebels focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel. Sebastian Scheiner Associated PressSyrian rebels clash with government troops in Golan Heights
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 10:12 AM

    Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaeda-linked insurgents abducted UN peacekeepers last week, activists said.

  • A Shiite militiaman stands guard in Amirli, where 15,000 Shiite Turkmens were stranded in the farming community surrounded by militants since mid-July, 105 miles  170 kilometers  north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.  AP Photo  The Associated PressIraq PM pledges to root out ISIS militants
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 11:16 AM

    Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shia town.

  • In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, Health workers carry the body of a man, right, suspected of dying from the Ebola virus and left in the street, in the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus ravaging the country, according to a statement released Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Abbas Dulleh Associated PressEbola outreak: Senegal monitors contacts of 1st patient
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 9:14 AM

    Senegalese authorities are monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.

  • A supporter of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Sufi cleric and leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek  PAT  party, shouts slogans while soldiers from the Pakistan Rangers block a road leading to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's house, during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014. Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. Protesters led by opposition leaders Imran Khan, a hero cricket player turned politician, and ul-Qadri, a firebrand cleric, have been on the streets for weeks trying to bring down the government of Sharif. REUTERS Zohra Bensemra  PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY MEDIA  - RTR44HAG Zohra Bensemra ReutersPakistan protesters swarm state TV building as clashes continue
    cbc.ca - 2014-09-01 4:24 AM

    Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air.

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