Eid al-Adha at a distance: Muslims in Vancouver find new ways to mark occasion amid COVID-19

One of the most significant celebrations of the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha is normally marked with prayer at the start of the four-day festival, which began on Thursday evening and ends on Monday evening. This year however, COVID-19 protocol has limited mass gatherings in many places, including Canada. Tarek Tantawy prays outside the the Al Masjid Al … Read more

Report shows cellphone bills aren’t getting cheaper; FAQ about COVID testing: CBC’s Marketplace cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. Major cell phone carriers aren’t dropping prices, despite government promises The Liberal government has promised to reduce the cost of cellphone services by 25 per cent by 2022, but so far, there … Read more

Former Bloc MP Bernard Cleary, strong defender of Indigenous rights, has died at 83

Bernard Cleary, a former Bloc Québécois MP for the riding of Louis-Saint-Laurent, has died. He was 83 years old.  Cleary’s daughter, Chantal, confirmed his death to CBC News on Sunday. Originally from Mashteuiatsh, an Innu Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation reserve in the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean region, he was known as a strong defender of Indigenous peoples’ rights.  According to a 2004 profile in Ottawa’s The Hill Times … Read more

مایکروسافت قول به ادامه تلاش برای خرید Infinite از ByteDance

مایکروسافت گفت: این امر در ادامه بحث به دست آوردن محبوب کوتاه-تصویری برنامه Infinite از غول اینترنت چینی ByteDance و آن را با هدف به نتیجه مذاکرات با هفت. 15. این شرکت ساخته شده این بیانیه پس از یک مکالمه بین مدیر اجرایی و ساتیا نادلا و رئیس جمهور ایالات متحده دونالد مغلوب ساختن پیشی … Read more

Downgraded Isaias churns along Florida’s Atlantic coast, bringing heavy rains

Bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida’s east coast on Sunday while officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus kept a close watch on the weakened tropical storm. Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but it was still threatening to bring heavy rain and flooding as it … Read more

‘Health restrictions’ mean no media at Trump renomination in North Carolina

The vote to renominate U.S. President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the media present, a spokesperson for the Republican National Convention said, citing the coronavirus. While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month due to spiking cases of COVID-19 across the … Read more

SpaceX mission with NASA astronauts aboard completes 1st splashdown in 45 years

Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. It was the first splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 years, with the first commercially built and operated spacecraft to carry people … Read more

COVID-19 cases surge in India, Philippines as Australia imposes curfew

The latest: Month of July alone has seen more than 1.1 million cases in India. South Africa passes half a million COVID-19 cases. New cases reported in Italy dipped below 300 for 1st time. Norway says at least 40 onboard cruise ship test positive. ‘Health restrictions’ mean no media at Trump renomination. Surges of new coronavirus cases … Read more

SpaceX mission with NASA astronauts aboard headed for 1st splashdown in 45 years

The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit headed toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close out a two-month test flight. It will mark the first splashdown in 45 years for NASA astronauts and the first return in the gulf. Unlike Florida’s Atlantic coast, already feeling … Read more

Southern California wildfire forces nearly 8,000 out of their homes

Nearly 8,000 residents of Riverside County in Southern California were forced to leave their homes on Saturday as a wildfire spread uncontained across more than 1,600 hectares, the county fire department said. The fire, dubbed the Apple Fire by local firefighters — who routinely give blazes identifying names — was reported Friday in Cherry Valley, a … Read more