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 Iran


Trump warmly greets FBI Director Comey at White House
US President Donald Trump has warmly greeted FBI Director James Comey, the man who some Democrats accuse of handing Trump the presidency.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Egypt for talks
Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has arrived in Egypt to hold talks with the North African country?s officials.

Iranians cast doubt over Tehran mayor?s competency after Plasco collapse
Following the collapse of an ageing high-rise in downtown Tehran last week, many Iranians have joined a campaign on social media, questioning the competency of the Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.

Dozens of Turkey coup plot suspects on trial in Istanbul
Turkey has put on trial dozens of military staff, including officers and soldiers, over their alleged involvement in the last July failed military coup.

Iran?s Karimi to join NK Lokomotiva Zagreb
Iranian midfielder Ali Karimi will leave Dinamo Zagreb to join NK Lokomotiva Zagreb on loan until the end of the season.

 CBC Toronto News




Violent pot dispensary robberies often unreported, police say
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Toronto police say there have already been four robberies of storefront marijuana dispensaries so far this year ? and slammed store owners for not always reporting the robberies to police.



Toronto to balance its books by tomorrow, but at what cost?
Toronto Budget Committee Coun. Justin Di Ciano

Toronto?s budget chief says he expects to balance the city?s books by tomorrow, and that he?s still looking for savings.



Toronto to balance its books by tomorrow, but at what cost?
Toronto Budget Committee Coun. Justin Di Ciano

Toronto?s budget chief says he expects to balance the city?s books by tomorrow, and that he?s still looking for savings.



'Enough is enough:' Pride Toronto board member explains decision to ban police from parade
Akio Maroon

The decision to ban uniformed officers from the Toronto Pride parade is on the right side of history, said Akio Maroon, a new board member with Pride Toronto.



How recruiting men as ambassadors can combat stigma about mental health in Asian community
Josephine Wong

A national project aimed at reducing the stigma of mental illness in the Asian community has recruited more than 500 Toronto men of Asian descent.



 CBC Canada's Top Stories


'Whatever means necessary': How these insiders tricked Loblaws shoppers into signing up for credit cards
SDI employees

Three salesmen who were tasked with pitching plastic at Loblaws-owned grocery stores say they were pressured to sign up as many as 50 people a day by targeting young and low-income shoppers.



Canadian Rangers lack support and health care access, military ombudsman says
Canadian Ranger Basic Military Indoctrination Pilot-Course

The Canadian Forces Ombudsman is halfway through an investigation into the Canadian Rangers and says the northern patrol unit lacks support staff and access to health care. His investigation follows CBC News stories about deaths among members of the remote units.



Year-long strike at Nova Scotia newspaper could go on 'forever'
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Last Jan. 23, 61 journalists with the Halifax Chronicle Herald walked off the job. Today, one year later, 55 remain on the picket lines. How long can the strike go on? And what lessons are there to be learned from the bitter history of Nova Scotia?s longest strike more than three decades ago?



Calgary mom charged with negligence causing death after giving son herbal products faces ruling today
Tamara Ryan Lovett

The Calgary mother who said she gave her son holistic remedies for what she believed was a cold or flu before his death will learn her fate today following a two-week trial late last year. Tamara Lovett is charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life and criminal negligence causing death.





 Business


Trump signs order withdrawing U.S. from Trans-Pacific trade deal

President Trump signs executive orders at the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, following through on a promise from his campaign last year.




Federal judge blocks Aetna Inc's plan to buy rival Humana

A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeA U.S. federal judge blocked on Monday health insurer Aetna Inc's proposed $34 billion merger with rival Humana, and Aetna said it was considering an appeal. Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said the proposed deal would "substantially lessen competition" in the sale of some Medicare Advantage plans in 364 counties that the Justice Department identified in their complaint and in individual insurance on the Obamacare exchange in three Florida counties. "We're reviewing the opinion now and giving serious consideration to an appeal after putting forward a compelling case," Aetna spokesman T.J. Crawford said.




Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington.By Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies as China's influence in the region rises. Fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 pact, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office pulling the United States from the 12-nation TPP. "Great thing for the American worker," Trump said as he signed the order on his third full day in office.




Wall St. slips on President Trump's protectionist views

Traders gather for Keane Group, Inc.'s IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City(Reuters) - U.S. stocks lost ground on Monday as investors digested President Donald Trump's protectionist statements and sought safe-haven assets such as gold and U.S. Treasury bonds.




 CBC Technology & Science


Researchers unearth fossils of giant otter in China
Giant otter

Scientists have unearthed fossils of an intriguingly large otter as big as a wolf that frolicked in rivers and lakes in a lush, warm and humid wetlands region in southwestern China about 6.2 million years ago.



U.S. states uncertain what Trump victory means for wind and solar power
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President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question.



Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires on battery design, manufacturing
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Samsung Electronics Co. says problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire.



Non-browning apple coming to U.S. next month but Canada will have to wait
Oxidized apple

The genetically modified non-browning apple a B.C. man has been developing for more than two decades will finally end up on some U.S. produce shelves next month. But Canada will have to wait to take its bite.



 Health & Weight Loss


An Oral Fixation Is the Hot New Accessory, According to February Magazines

An Oral Fixation Is the Hot New Accessory, According to February MagazinesBack in 1905, Freud wrote about oral fixation, the phenomenon whereby an adult tries to capture the pleasure he or she experienced as a child during thumb sucking. As psychosexual theories go, I have no idea if it?s actually a thing ? but February magazine covers certainly suggest it is. Alicia Keys on Allure, Madonna on Harper?s Bazaar, and Reese Witherspoon on Elle all have a thumb hovering around their mouths, accompanied by come-hither stares, or in the case of Alicia Keys, pure joy.




Master everyday life with 8 apps you didn?t even know you needed

Master everyday life with 8 apps you didn?t even know you neededThere are so many apps to choose from nowadays that many of the best apps are often overlooked. We've rounded up some of the most obscure -- and useful -- apps in existence, just in case you want to use something other than Facebook.




Will There Ever be a Universal Flu Vaccine?

Will There Ever be a Universal Flu Vaccine?No one wants to catch the flu, and the best line of defense is the seasonal influenza vaccine. In 2009, while manufacturers, including MedImmune and Sanofi Pasteur, were preparing vaccines against the anticipated strains, an additional influenza strain, H1N1, emerged. Better late than never, a vaccine was eventually produced against H1N1, requiring a second flu shot that year.




Will There Ever be a Universal Flu Vaccine?

Will There Ever be a Universal Flu Vaccine?No one wants to catch the flu, and the best line of defense is the seasonal influenza vaccine. In 2009, while manufacturers, including MedImmune and Sanofi Pasteur, were preparing vaccines against the anticipated strains, an additional influenza strain, H1N1, emerged. Better late than never, a vaccine was eventually produced against H1N1, requiring a second flu shot that year.




 Netflix Top 100


Money Monster

Landing in dire financial straits after following a stock tip from bombastic TV persona Lee Gates, fuming Kyle Budwell takes the lout hostage on live television and threatens to kill him unless he turns the stock price around before the closing bell.

London Has Fallen

In this follow-up to the thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," the U.S. president learns of a planned terrorist attack at the funeral of Britain's prime minister -- an event that will be attended by nearly every Western head of state.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Based on reporter Kim Barker's memoirs about her experiences covering the Afghanistan war, this satirical look at a hopelessly confused conflict also chronicles the obstacles encountered by female journalists in a rigidly conservative region.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Superegos battle in superhero fashion while a new threat emerges in this sequel to "Man of Steel." With Batman decamping Gotham City for Metropolis to take on a Superman who's become too powerful, trouble brews for the rest of humanity.






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