News Japan heads to polls in snap election 2017-10-21T21:47:08.000000000-04:00 Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament. The National LIVE 2017-10-21T21:00:00.000000000-04:00 Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News 4 charged following duelling demonstrations in Toronto 2017-10-21T17:05:17.000000000-04:00 Four people have been charged after two groups of demonstrators faced off against each other amid a heavy police presence at Nathan Phillips Square. No negligence but 'failure of procedure' after metal plate left inside Montreal surgery patient 2017-10-21T13:21:29.000000000-04:00 The complaints commissioner at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) has ruled that an incident where a 33-centimetre metal plate was left in the abdomen of a cancer patient was not caused by negligence on the part of staff. Angelina Jolie: 'Vulnerability of girls around the world' needs attention 2017-10-21T13:15:03.000000000-04:00 Angelina Jolie, an executive producer for the animated feature The Breadwinner, says the film draws attention to a critical international issue: women's empowerment. Trump won't block release of never-before-seen documents on JFK assassination 2017-10-21T12:53:48.000000000-04:00 U.S. President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. High Arctic man of mystery: Special constable identified in minutes on social media 2017-10-21T12:00:00.000000000-04:00 How social media helped solve the identity of this 'unknown' special constable from vintage photo. Long-term future of Bombardier's other commercial aircraft unclear, analysts say 2017-10-21T11:46:41.000000000-04:00 Bombardier's strategic C Series partnership with Airbus should put it on stronger financial footing but it remains unclear what fate awaits its other commercial aircraft. Trump calls ex-presidents attending hurricane benefit concert 'finest public servants' 2017-10-21T11:11:37.000000000-04:00 The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Paralympian awarded $9M after U of Regina found negligent in swimming accident 2017-10-21T10:29:09.000000000-04:00 The University of Regina has been deemed negligent by a jury in a June 2005 accident that left Mianda Biletski a quadriplegic. Biletski and the Piranhas Swim Club were deemed not at fault in the same accident.