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Couple die holding hands after 69 years of marriage
Isaac and Teresa Vatkin died touching hands in two hospital beds placed side by side, relatives say. "Their love for each other was so strong, they simply could not live without each other," said daughter Clara Gesklin at the couple's joint funeral.
'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport
A massive explosion has hit the area near Damascus international airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
"The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based monitoring group.
A rare look at daily life in Pyongyang
Views of public life are tightly controlled in North Korea. But during a recent six-day trip to Pyongyang, CBC News got a look at life on the streets of the capital city.
Asteroid to make close pass to Earth on Wednesday
A large asteroid discovered three years ago will be visible to stargazers starting on Wednesday. The asteroid — named 2014 JO25 — is a big one, roughly 650 metres in diameter. Its orbit will take it about 1.8 million kilometres away from Earth.
Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to U.S.
Russia, Syria and Iran strongly warned the United States Friday against launching new strikes on Syria and called for an international investigation of the chemical weapons attack there that killed nearly 90 people.
N. Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it
U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets are adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea's vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. The official added that if the U.S. shows any si
Norway to build world's first tunnel for ships
Norway plans to build the world's first tunnel for ships, a 1,700-metre passageway burrowed through a piece of rocky peninsula that will allow vessels to avoid a treacherous part of sea.
Jupiter extra close, extra bright this week
Jupiter is extra close and extra bright this week, and that means some amazing, new close-ups. The planet's Great Red Spot is especially vivid. It's a storm big enough to swallow Earth, but is mysteriously shrinking.
Unusually large swarm of icebergs blocking shipping lanes
More than 400 icebergs have drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes over the past week in an unusually large swarm for this early in the season, forcing vessels to slow to a crawl or take detours of hundreds of kilometres.
At least 154 dead in Colombia landslides
An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 154 unsuspecting residents. The incident triggered by intense rains happened around midnight in Mocoa, a p
Japanese fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales
Japan's whaling fleet returned home Friday after killing 333 whales in the Antarctic, under a revised research whaling program. Opponents of the Japanese program say it's a cover for commercial whaling because the whales are sold for food.
Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming.
Canada may yet have peacekeeping boots on the ground in 2017
The Liberal government has yet to formally serve notice to the United Nations that it's ready to join international peacekeeping operations. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Canada might still have boots on the ground in 2017, which would head o
Martin McGuinness dead aged 66
McGuinness was once Britain's number one terrorist and a feared commander accused of ordering some of the IRA's most spectacular attacks across Ulster and on mainland UK.
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