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CBC tries to close the book on sexual harassment and start anew with 'q'

Friday, April 17, 2015

The CBC hopes to turn the corner on an ugly episode involving a high profile case of sexual harassment in its workplace. It's relaunching its signature radio program 'q' with a new look, and a new host.

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Foreigners in South Africa arm themselves to fend off anti-immigrant riots

Friday, April 17, 2015

With unemployment and resentment running high in South Africa, the country's immigrant communities are feeling the brunt of the anger. Now they're being forced to defend themselves against angry riots, and say the government's response isn't strong enough.

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Who's responsible for the flood of migrants arriving on the shores of Italy?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Warm weather means a rise in the number of people leaving the Middle East and Africa and heading to the shores of Italy, France and Greece. Many die on the way and even those who make it, have a hard time settling in Europe.

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For decades, NASA has woken up its astronauts with music

Friday, April 17, 2015

Space Oddity, Rocket Man, It's a Wonderful World, Brown-eyed Girl, La Cucuracha, all of those songs have at one time been piped up to space. NASA astronauts have a tradition of waking up with music.

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Rap legend Nas hunts for hip-hop culture across the globe

Friday, April 17, 2015

A new documentary called "Shake The Dust" explores break-dancing culture from Yemen to Colombia, and its director says the grassroots hip-hip scenes he found around the world may be truer to the genre's New York roots than anything else around.

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Unravelling an 'epidemiological mystery' about the transmission of Ebola in semen

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Scientists are still trying to determine how often and how long the Ebola virus stays active in semen.

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Deep sea robot salvages sunken British treasure from a record depth

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A British-led salvage group has recovered several tonnes of silver coins from the incredible depth of three miles beneath the stormy south Atlantic.

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On politics and puppies, with Vladimir Putin

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Russian president hosts his annual call-in show. He spends a significant portion of it explaining the state of the economy. But he also has time to talk about a puppy.

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To prevent the next Ebola, scientists try to catch new viruses before they break out

Thursday, April 16, 2015

With the Ebola outbreak not yet behind us, global health workers are already scrambling to prevent what could be the next big outbreak of an emerging disease caused by a virus that jumped from animals into humans. In Tanzania, an organization is trying a new approach to tracking these new viruses and preventing another pandemic.

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The Chinese went wild for American pecans — which may be bad news for wild pecan trees

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you're wondering why pecans are getting so expensive, the answer probably lies in China. The demand for pecans in China has boomed over the last few years, but American growers are killing off the native pecan — America's only indigenous tree nut — to give the Chinese the varieties they want.

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If the women in your office don't make as much as the men, here's what to do about it

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

When women climb the management ladder, their wage gap with men grows even wider.

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A recently completed Bergen-Belsen documentary shows the Nazis' paths to persecution

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Historian Toby Haggith has been trying to complete a project the British government had started near the end of World War II, but never finished. The government collected footage from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camps to prove what happened there. A rough cut was made into a film, but shelved. Now, however, that rough cut has been turned into a final cut.

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Boston Marathon bombing survivors deal with a lingering, invisible injury — tinnitus

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon caused hundreds of traumatic injuries. But among the most common is an invisible one: tinnitus, a persistent ringing in the ears that for some people still hasn't stopped.

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No power, no fuel, no water, no food. That's Yemen right now

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Saudi bombing campaign over Yemen, combined with failing infrastructure and a naval blockade, has left much of Yemen without electricity, fuel, water or food.

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Some of Pearl Harbor's unknown victims will get a second chance at identification

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Defense Department has announced plans to exhume the remains of almost 400 sailors and Marines who died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Officials are confident they can identify most of the remains with modern DNA technology and reunite them with their families.

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In Finland's 'open prisons,' inmates have the keys

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How did Finland moved having the highest incarceration rate in Europe to having one of its lowest? Part of the answer lies in its open prisons, where prisoners — even those convicted of crimes like rape and murder — can be gradually eased back into normal life.

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Blackwater guards were not well-liked even by other Americans in Iraq — but they faced real dangers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Private American security contractors in Iraq seemed to operate with what some call "a willful disregard for the safety of others." Still, they took on a tough job.

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A Marine pilot breaks the gender barrier in one of the world's most elite squadrons

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

When the elite aerial team called the Blue Angels formed in 1946, all of its pilots were men. In 2014, the same thing was true. Now history has been made with the addition of Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot to serve with the Navy's world-famous demonstration squadron.

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Nigerians voted for change, but that doesn't mean their new leader will bring back their girls

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It's been a year since Boko Haram captured more than 200 school girls in Nigeria — and the news isn't good. The new president of Nigeria says it's doubtful any of the girls will ever return.

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Even after a century, the Armenian genocide is a cornerstone of Armenian identity

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April 24 marks the centenary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, and Armenians around the world will commemorate the occasion. But some of them also hope the 100-year mark can be a turning point, a time to begin thinking more about the future than the past.

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