Citing ‘light’ sentence for drug smuggling, China court orders retrial for Canadian | CBC News

Citing ‘light’ sentence for drug smuggling, China court orders retrial for Canadian | CBC...

A court in China has ordered a retrial for a Canadian man who was sentenced last month after being found guilty on drug-smuggling charges. The Higher People's Court of Liaoning Province heard an appeal Saturday from Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who was given a 15-year prison sentence last month for his involvement in international drug-trafficking activities. At the appeal hearing, prosecutors…
On Democrats’ wish list: Tech help for a clueless Congress

On Democrats’ wish list: Tech help for a clueless Congress

“I use your apparatus often,” Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) told Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a hearing this month, referring to the company’s search engine. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Technology Advocates say reviving the Office of Technology Assessment would be one way to help Congress get a grip on the complex topics it is trying…
Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size | CBC News

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size | CBC News

Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island — which erupted and collapsed a week ago, triggering a deadly tsunami — is now only about one-quarter of its pre-eruption size, scientists say. Anak Krakatau now has a volume of 40 to 70 million cubic metres and lost 150 to 180 million cubic metres of volume since the Dec. 22 eruption and tsunami, according…
Premier League table: BBC Sport readers predict final 2018-19 positions

Premier League table: BBC Sport readers predict final 2018-19 positions

There are fierce battles going on at both ends of the Premier League table at the halfway stageWith the Premier League season at the halfway stage, we've been asking you to predict how the table will look in May. Tens of thousands of you got involved and the results are in, with Liverpool overwhelmingly tipped…
Received a new heart recently? This mom may be looking for you | CBC News

Received a new heart recently? This mom may be looking for you | CBC...

A Brampton woman is on a mission to find the man who received the gift of her son's heart earlier this year. Sharon Vandrish's journey began back in September 2017, when doctors told her that they were going to unplug her son, Keerin Reid, from life support. He was 23 years old. Keerin had been in hospital for…
‘He’s still in prison’: Trump lifts Turkey sanctions but Americans remain detained

‘He’s still in prison’: Trump lifts Turkey sanctions but Americans remain detained

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) talks with Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (right) at the Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey. | Cem Ozdel/Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool foreign policy The move baffled those who say the U.S. has otherwise been working hard behind the scenes to free those still held in Turkey. By…