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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 Jamia mosque in Vancouver during the start of Eid al-Adha, the second major Muslim festival after Eid al-Fitr. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Worshippers were encouraged to wear masks inside the Al Masjid Al Jamia mosque on Friday. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Al Masjid Al Jamia is Vancouver’s oldest mosque. It was founded in 1963 and continues to act as a place of worship for Vancouver’s Muslim community. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

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

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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 doesn’t appear to be much movement on that front.

The first ever cellphone price tracker report, released this week, shows that in most provinces, prices haven’t declined in a substantial way.

Now, some experts believe the only way to get wireless carriers to play ball will be through increased regulation. Read more about how that might work.

Laura Tribe, the executive director of Open Media, said the way Ottawa is collec...
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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 newspaper, Cleary was the first Indigenous MP to be elected in Quebec and the first Innu person to be elected in Canada. 

He served as a member of Parliament for the riding of Louis-Saint-Laurent in the Capitale-Nationale region from 2004 to 2006. 

Earlier in his career, Cleary worked as a journalist at Le Soleil newspaper in Quebec City before becoming news director ...

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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 جستن. آن گفت: این امر اطمینان حاصل شود که تمام اطلاعات خصوصی از Infinite آمریکایی به کاربران منتقل می شود و باقی می ماند در ایالات متحده است.

“مایکروسافت به طور کامل قدردانی اهمیت پرداختن به رئیس جمهور و...

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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 crawled just off Florida’s Atlantic coast.

“Don’t be fooled by the downgrade,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned at a news conference after the storm spent hours roughing up the Bahamas.

Upper-level winds took much of the strength out of Isaias, said Stacy Stewart, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm also slowed down considerably.

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‘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 country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 24 to formally vote to make Trump the Republican standard-bearer once more.

Nominating conventions are traditionally meant to be media bonanzas, as political parties seek to leverage the attention the events draw to spread their message to as many voters as possible...

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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 to and from orbit. The return clears the way for another SpaceX crew launch as early as next month and possible tourist flights next year.

Test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken rode the SpaceX Dragon capsule back to Earth less than a day after departing the International Space Station and two months after blasting off from Florida. The capsule parachuted into the calm gulf waters about 64 kilometres off the coast of Pensacola, Fla...

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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 continued Sunday in India and the Philippines, which recorded another daily high to surpass 100,000 total infections, as officials across the globe considered stricter measures to stymie the spread of the pandemic.

A curfew was imposed on Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, following a spike in infections.

Countries including the United States, India and South Africa are struggling to rein in their first wave of infections while South Korea and ...

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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 the effects of tropical storm Isaias, the waves and wind were calm near Pensacola in the Florida Panhandle.

Test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken departed the International Space Station on Saturday night and awoke to a recording of their young children urging them to “rise and shine” and “we can’t wait to see you.”

“Don’t worry, you can sleep in tomorrow,” said Behnken’s six-year-old son Theo, who was promised a puppy after the flight...

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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 community about 120 kilometres east of Los Angeles and had destroyed at least one family home as of Saturday evening.

Photographs shared by the Riverside County fire department on Twitter on Saturday showed thick plumes of smoke filling the sky over the mountainous region.

Residents of 2,586 homes, totalling around 7,800 people, had been told to leave their homes, the department said.

The fire had grown from about 280 hectares on Friday ...

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