CBC Abuse Scandal

It’s not often that the CBC will fire a notable personality, but they did just that on October 26th 2014. Few people were expecting this person to be Jian Ghomeshi, the host of a popular entertainment show called Q on CBC Radio One.

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The War Against Terrorism

The U.S. military successfully destroyed four ISIS positions and one unit in Syria in what had been considered a “safe haven” (Department of Defense). More bases and positions were destroyed in Iraq. The airstrikes are a part of Inherent Resolve, “the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat it poses to Iraq, the region and the wider international community” (DoD). Other nations conducting airstrikes include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Bahrain (DoD).

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#BringBackOurGirls

On April 14th 2014, the report of the kidnapping of 276 teenage girls from the Government Secondary School (GSS) in the Nigerian village of Chibok came as a shock. This is the news that made the world tremble and realize the threat that Boko Haram truly posed to the lives of millions of people.

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Firefighters Arrested

The charges against the employees who participated in a violent protest in August against Bill 3 have begun; Bill 3 would increase the percentage that public sector employees put into their pensions and has been on the table since June (CBC News).

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Harper Looks to Attack ISIS

On Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper brought a proposition to be voted on this week to the house of commons. The plan is for Canada to join the United-States, Great-Britain, France, Australia, and others in their air strikes against ISIS or ISIL in Iraq (Global News).

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Japanese Volcanic Eruption

I almost thought it was the end of my life,” said Yuji Tsuno, a survivor who told TBS TV network what happened. A surprise remained underground at a popular climbing site located in Kiso, Japan for at least 250 hikers who walked on Mount Ontake.

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The Votes Are In!

Social media was buzzing on the night of September 18th as votes were counted in Scotland. The question “should Scotland become an independent country?” resulted in a 55% “No” vote and 45% “Yes” one and a turnout of 84% (BBC, The Week, The Guardian)! So, who exactly was involved in this, you might ask?

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Beheading in Syria

David Haines, a British aid worker who was abducted last year, was executed in a beheading by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) early this month, on September 13th. ISIS, an unrecognized caliphate, or Islamic sovereign state, has thus far beheaded at least three identified hostages, and several more unidentified soldiers. As per the organization’s modus operandi, the execution was recorded and shared online.

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