New Zealanders are dealing with both an unprecedented tragedy and the uncertainty that comes with it, as people wait for news of the dead, the critically wounded and the missing, CBC's Adrienne Arsenault reports.  "There's a lot of anxiety here," she said, as she stood in front of a huge memorial of flowers and tributes that…
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to the air on two TV shows that had been put on hold for a sexual misconduct investigation. The National Geographic Channel said in a statement Friday that Tyson's StarTalk will return to the air in April with the 13 episodes that remain in the season. The statement says Tyson's…
The Crown and Dennis Oland's defence lawyers have begun crafting their written summations and closing arguments for his second-degree murder retrial in the 2011 death of his father, multimillionaire Richard Oland. Lead Crown prosecutor P.J. Veniot has described it as a "monumental task." The retrial in Saint John lasted 44 days spanning four months, heard from 61…
It's a quiet and snowy Saturday night in Toronto, but inside a downtown recording studio five aspiring musicians are getting an opportunity to create music with one of Canada's rising stars — singer Jessie Reyez. At a time when music programs in Canada are dealing with budget cuts and inadequate funding, Reyez is one of a number of Canadian artists taking it upon…
Ethiopian Airlines said on Saturday that DNA testing of the remains of the 157 passengers on board flight 302 may take up to six months as it offered bereaved families charred earth from the plane crash site to bury. A team of investigators in Paris have begun examining the black box recorders recovered from the…
CBC News is carefully considering the use of images and video from this attack, and is only using this material sparingly in the interest of helping our readers understand what happened and why. The massacre of worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been described by the country's police commissioner as an "unprecedented,…
World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sent "warmest sympathy and best wishes" to the people of New Zealand. He wrote "49 innocent people…
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet for the third time in three months on Monday, CBC News has learned — filling the gap left by the dramatic departure of Jane Philpott last month over the government's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Three government sources — speaking to CBC News on the condition of anonymity because…
Just like every Friday around noon, members slide off their boots and shoes as they make their way into the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre for jumu'ah — Friday prayers. This time, though, their thoughts are filled with the victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand and, along with that, memories of the shooting that killed six of their…
The Facebook livestreaming and subsequent widespread sharing of a shooting that killed 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, is raising questions about social media firms' abilities and responsibilities to stop their platforms from being used to propagate hate and inspire violence. The attack during Friday prayers on March 15 was recorded and livestreamed on…
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