CBC Kenya electoral head says fair election can't be guaranteed next week 2017-10-18T13:37:33.000000000-04:00 The head of Kenya's election commission says he cannot guarantee next week's presidential election will be free and fair, citing interference from politicians and threats of violence against his colleagues. Sessions defends FBI director's firing, won't disclose conversations with Trump 2017-10-18T12:24:13.000000000-04:00 Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defends U.S. President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, linking the FBI director's abrupt dismissal to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. George Soros donates $18B US to charity Open Society Foundations 2017-10-18T09:44:20.000000000-04:00 Investor George Soros has transferred about $18 billion US, the majority of his estimated fortune, to his Open Society Foundations, making them the second largest philanthropic grant-making group in the United States, according to media reports on Tuesday. ISIS may have lost Raqqa, but its ideology is likely to live on 2017-10-18T09:23:59.000000000-04:00 Anti-ISIS fighters declared victory over the group in its de facto capital, but defeating its ideology will be a more difficult battle, writes Derek Stoffel. Twitter vows to crack down on nude photos tweeted without consent 2017-10-18T08:40:59.000000000-04:00 Twitter says it's making policy changes to crack down on sexual harassment, including 'creep shots' taken without consent. It will also target hate and tweets that glorify or condone violence. Airport employees fired over infamous David Dao incident on United flight 2017-10-18T08:40:52.000000000-04:00 The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers involved in an incident during which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat, the city's Office of Inspector General says in a report. Trump told military widow her husband 'knew what he signed up for,' Democrat says 2017-10-18T07:57:03.000000000-04:00 U.S. President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida representative who says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. U.S. federal judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban 2017-10-18T06:12:48.000000000-04:00 Just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump's latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying the policy has the same problems as a previous version. Did the UN ignore warnings of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar? 2017-10-18T05:00:51.000000000-04:00 According to internal documents and sources consulted by CBC News, there are signs several UN figures and other international actors — including a key Canadian official — have been reticent to pressure Myanmar on the rights of Rohingya. Nothing left to chance as 19th congress of Chinese Communist Party opens today 2017-10-18T05:00:43.000000000-04:00 As the red curtain rises on this week's key meeting of China's rulers — the 19th Congress of the Communist Party — nothing is being left to chance. Large gatherings are banned and the internet is in virtual lockdown.