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A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31, officials said. Ghani was at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief.

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A CBC News/Toronto Star investigation has found that from the 1940s until the mid-1970s, General Electric sold off leftover asbestos material from its Peterborough factory for pennies a pound, delivering it by truck to potentially hundreds of workers' homes.

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Scientists have discovered a new species of giant salamander and concluded that the largest amphibian ever recorded was a member of that species.

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The investigation into top RCMP official Cameron Ortis began with a shadowy Vancouver-based company and a multimillion-dollar business that helped drug traffickers and money launderers around the world.

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But political parties must claim to be radically different from one another, and political journalism must play along, or else why exist? So the Liberals and Tories concentrate on what does distinguish them: their leaders.

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The secure supply of Canadian oil to the United States could recapture the attention of American decision-makers following the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, experts say.   

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After more than 100 days of protest, Hong Kong is one bitter place. Anger and resentment hang in the air and explode on the streets almost daily now. And not just outside the legislature and other symbols of a deeply unpopular government.

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Israelis began voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges.

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One person has been injured and a suspect is still at large, according to police, after a shooting at a shopping mall north of Calgary. 

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CBC obtained hundreds of pages of internal documents, memos and emails from Global Affairs Canada that confirm that six peacekeepers who were found to have engaged in sexual misconduct in Haiti received few, if any, sanctions.

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The cache of classified intelligence material an RCMP official was allegedly preparing to share with a foreign entity or terrorist organization is so vital to Canada's national security that the country's intelligence agencies say its misuse strikes at the heart of Canada's sovereignty and security, documents seen by CBC News reveal. 

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Canada's intelligence services are carefully monitoring the threat of agents of the Chinese and Indian governments working with diaspora communities here to influence the upcoming federal election, according to a number of sources who have been briefed on their activities.

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Rapper Haviah Mighty of Toronto has won the 2019 Polaris Music Prize for her album 13th Floor.

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The NHL Players' Association has announced the union will not re-open the current collective bargaining agreement after the 2019-20 season, avoiding a potential lockout next September.

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The investigation into Kaillie Humphries' harassment complaint against her former coach and Bobsleigh Canada has been completed, with a finding that her allegations have not been substantiated, a Calgary judge heard in court Monday.

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As 49,000 United Auto Workers in the U.S. strike against General Motors, there's a risk the walkout could shut down GM Canada's plants and auto-parts makers in Ontario.

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Carolyn Strom will be appealing a $26,000 penalty from the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association after the Prince Albert nurse made a Facebook post criticizing her grandfather's care in a health centre.

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CBC has created a chat bot tool for Facebook Messenger to help you spot disinformation and decide what news sources you can trust throughout the campaign.

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Dr. Allan Posthuma was an expert witnesses in child custody cases for decades. But his work has recently been the subject of five investigations by B.C.'s College of Psychologists that alleged some major flaws. Yet parents who were affected seem to have no recourse in court.

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For a guy surrounded by Christmas trees, William Kirsch is living in jingle hell. The Surrey Christmas tree farmer's land assessment jumped 385-fold last year after he was denied "farm" classification because of what he claims is a misunderstanding over his inability to sell Christmas trees.

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Critics say the allegations concerning the work of a Vancouver psychologist are not isolated, but are baked right into the system for court-ordered assessments used in child custody battles across North America.

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More affordable rental housing is coming to Maple Ridge, but advocates say the city isn't doing enough to provide housing for the homeless community. 

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The 12 year-old boy injured in a hit and run in Langley remains in critical condition as investigators piece together an "extremely complex investigation" into the incidents Friday, Sept. 13.

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Mounties have wrapped up their investigation into 2017's massive Elephant Hill wildfire and passed on their findings to Crown for consideration of charges.

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The Vancouver Canucks have inked restricted free agent Brock Boeser to a three-year contract.

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A Vancouver woman is facing multiple criminal charges after she allegedly bear-sprayed a police officer in the eyes last week.

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In a statement, the Green Party leader says he suddenly had symptoms typical of the condition on Sept. 10 before he was scheduled to address the Canadian Propane Association's B.C. seminar in Langley.

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The B.C. government is ending a controversial practice that allowed hospitals and child welfare agencies to flag mothers deemed to be high-risk without them knowing.

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The family of 18-year-old Emma Machado is mourning the loss of their youngest family member after she was killed in a bus crash near Port Alberni, B.C., on Friday night.

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In 2005, Sarah Edmondson was a young actress starting out in Vancouver when she first heard about NXIVM. Her new book reveals how what she believed was a self-improvement group proved to be a dangerous cult-like society that coerced women into sex.

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Jacob Forman admitted to killing his wife and two daughters in the family home in December of 2017. He has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 35 years.

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Coach buses carrying eager biology students to a prized marine research centre on Vancouver Island ran into trouble navigating gnarled logging roads on two separate annual trips, years before a rollover crash in the same area killed two teenage students late Friday night.

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West Vancouver Mayor Mary-Ann Booth says the city would like to receive direct revenue from the provincial speculation vacancy tax or have the right to impose its own vacancy tax so it can use the money to create more affordable housing.

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The 800 block of Robson Street in downtown Vancouver is closed until the spring of 2020 while the space is transformed into a car-free, public plaza.

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Climate Strike Canada's "No Future, No Children" campaign is asking young people to pledge that they will not have children until they are sure that the federal government is taking action on climate change.

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An assault investigation in Hope, B.C., has led to a young man's arrest and the seizure of firearms and stolen property at three different homes in the Fraser Valley town, RCMP say.

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The two University of Victoria students killed in a rollover bus crash between Port Alberni and Bamfield, B.C., on Friday night have been identified as teenagers from Manitoba and the United States.

Dr. Allan Posthuma

Dr. Allan Posthuma was an expert witnesses in child custody cases for decades. But his work has recently been the subject of five investigations by B.C.'s College of Psychologists that alleged some major flaws. Yet parents who were affected seem to have no recourse in court.

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It has been said that if a person develops a passion for learning, they will never cease to grow. That seems to be the case for two new students at the University of British Columbia this year, despite the 60 years between them. 

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The ongoing cat-and-mouse game between the NFL and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reached new heights on Monday night ... in terms of money and playing time.

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Jake Evans scored late in the third period to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night in the first NHL pre-season game for both teams.

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The Vancouver Canucks have inked restricted free agent Brock Boeser to a three-year contract.

CBC Sports' Plays of the Week

A look at the best plays from the world of sport.

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Skip John Epping, new third Ryan Fry, second Mat Camm and lead Brent Laing are off to a dream start this season. They topped an excellent field to win the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall, Ont., over the weekend for their second straight World Curling Tour title.

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Natalie Spooner and Amanda Kessel have taken their hockey rivalry to the world of sequins and salchows. The two women normally do battle as members of the Canadian and U.S. women's hockey teams, respectively.

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Defending 1,500-metre champion Elijah Manangoi has pulled out of the upcoming world track and field championships because of an ankle injury he picked up in training.

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Patrik Laine says it was an "easy decision" to return to Europe and practice with Swiss club SC Bern as his contract negotiation with the Winnipeg Jets continues.

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The NHL Players' Association has announced the union will not re-open the current collective bargaining agreement after the 2019-20 season, avoiding a potential lockout next September.

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The investigation into Kaillie Humphries' harassment complaint against her former coach and Bobsleigh Canada has been completed, with a finding that her allegations have not been substantiated, a Calgary judge heard in court Monday.

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer unveiled his latest tax credit pledge Monday — this one targeting parents with kids in arts and sports activities.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will undergo surgery on his right elbow and be placed on injured reserve, ending the 37-year-old's 16th season just two weeks in.

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation.

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One day after her hometown of Mississauga, Ont., staged a #SheTheNorth rally for the 2019 U.S. Open women's singles champion, neighbouring Toronto proclaimed Monday as Bianca Andreescu Day.

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Canada added two more medals to its tally on the final day of the world para swimming championships in London, England on Saturday.

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Jonathan Osorio's 70th-minute goal gave Toronto FC a 3-2 win over Colorado on Sunday, spoiling Rapids coach Robin Fraser's homecoming.

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When Keegan Messing noticed there was no flag display during the national anthem at the 2019 Autumn Classic International, the Canadian figure skater unfurled the Japanese flag and held it up for gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu at the podium.

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Tennis star Bianca Andreescu was given the key to the city by Missisauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie on Sunday, as thousands rallied in her hometown to celebrate the recent U.S. Open champion.

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Current Canadian bobsleigh athletes are speaking out in support of Bobsleigh Canada's culture following Kaillie Humphries's allegations regarding head coach Todd Hays. In a statement, Olympic champion bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps says "all the returning national team members" he's talked to feel they "train and compete in a safe and supportive environment."

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Here’s the background and new info you need to understand why a two-time Olympic bobsleigh champion is trying to force her way off the Canadian team to join the U.S.

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