News 'People turned into charcoal': Somali-Canadians recount horror of Mogadishu attack 2017-10-16T19:12:02.000000000-04:00 Harrowing stories are emerging of Canadians and their friends on the ground in Mogadishu, following Saturday's bombing attack that killed at least 300 people. Bombardier to partner with Airbus on CSeries program 2017-10-16T18:42:14.000000000-04:00 Bombardier Inc. has announced it has sold a majority stake in its CSeries passenger jet business to European aerospace giant Airbus for no cost. Freed hostage Joshua Boyle on why he went to Afghanistan and what his kidnappers wanted 2017-10-16T18:22:45.000000000-04:00 In an interview with CBC News, Joshua Boyle describes his kidnappers’ apparent motives, the conditions of his confinement with his family and the final moments of their rescue on Wednesday, five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan by a Taliban-linked militant group. John Dunsworth, Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, dead at 71 2017-10-16T18:22:20.000000000-04:00 John Dunsworth, a Nova Scotia actor best known as the irreverent trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey, has died at the age of 71. Catalan independence leaders jailed in Spain 2017-10-16T18:19:10.000000000-04:00 Spain moved closer on Monday to imposing direct rule over Catalonia to thwart its independence push as Madrid's High Court signalled a hardening line by jailing the leaders of two of the largest separatist organizations. NYC terror case records unsealed after Canadian man's plea for help from Omar Khadr's lawyer 2017-10-16T16:35:33.000000000-04:00 Court records for the case of a 19-year-old Canadian man who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges were unsealed after he asked a judge, in a handwritten letter, to fire his lawyer and appoint the former counsel for Omar Khadr. Loblaw to lay off 500 office staff in drive to cut costs 2017-10-16T16:33:49.000000000-04:00 Loblaw Companies Ltd. has begun laying off 500 people from offices across the country, even as the company says it plans to add jobs later this year. The high cost of smoking: 45,400 dead, $16.2B in economic costs 2017-10-16T16:05:23.000000000-04:00 There are more than 45,400 deaths in Canada attributable to smoking and the habit cost the economy $16.2 billion annually in 2012, according a new study from the Conference Board of Canada. Car bomb kills Malta's best-known investigative journalist 2017-10-16T15:44:47.000000000-04:00 Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta's best-known investigative journalist, was killed Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car, police said, in a case that stunned the small Mediterranean island. 'Part of the jail cell was already blood-soaked': Russian victim of Chechnya's 'gay purge' goes public 2017-10-16T15:19:53.000000000-04:00 A 30-year-old Russian man has identified himself as one of the victims of Chechnya’s so-called "gay purge,” an event global human rights groups have condemned as a Nazi-like effort to rid the region of homosexuals.