News 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 avoided pressuring 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. Why side-effects may seem worse for high-priced drugs 2017-10-18T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Expensive medicines can seem to create worse side-effects than cheaper alternatives, suggests a new study that looked at the nocebo effect of drugs. The opposite of the placebo effect, nocebo is the perception of negative side effects from a benign substance in a blind trial. 'A universal story told in an Indigenous way:' Maori anthology tale Waru opens ImagineNative film fest 2017-10-18T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Maori stories have been some of New Zealand's biggest box office successes, but it's time for female Maori stories to shine, say two of the filmmakers behind the anthological drama Waru. 800-pound gorilla thwarted by Bombardier's savvy move: Don Pittis 2017-10-18T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Giving away its prize asset, the CSeries aircraft, is Bombardier's smartest investment in years. Please, no questions for the finance minister: Robyn Urback 2017-10-18T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Just be patient. You will get your canned answer about the various Bill Morneau controversies in due time. In the interim, we should mind our manners and be thankful that Justin Trudeau gave the press "a chance to talk to the prime minister." With Quebec's face-covering ban poised to become law, bus drivers seek 'clear directives' 2017-10-18T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Montreal bus drivers are hoping for clarity — and bracing themselves for headaches — as Quebec moves to pass legislation that would require a Muslim woman who wears a niqab or burka to uncover her face to ride a city bus. Elizabeth Wettlaufer 'quite depressed,' faces threats in prison 2017-10-18T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Corrections authorities have been forced to move killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer for her own safety after she received threats from at least one other inmate at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ont., CBC News has learned. Evacuations ordered in Alberta, Saskatchewan due to grass fires 2017-10-18T00:30:38.000000000-04:00 Communities in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan issued evacuation orders Tuesday as wildfires spread in gusting winds that exceeded 100 km/h. Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co. board 2017-10-17T21:28:12.000000000-04:00 Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, it said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.