News Raqqa residents trapped by militants ahead of assault 2017-03-29T09:05:19.000000Z As U.S.-backed forces bear down on the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, the militants have taken their strategy of hiding behind civilians further than ever before, effectively using the entire population of Raqqa as human shields. Unhappy trails? Parks documents show concerns with Icefields Parkway bike path 2017-03-29T08:44:00.000000Z Parks Canada documents show the proposed trail down the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper, Alta. raises a host of complications, from damage to wildlife habitat to safety concerns and increased development pressure. U.K. to formally file for EU divorce, triggering 2 years to Brexit 2017-03-29T08:39:38.000000Z Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union Wednesday, ending a 44-year relationship, enacting the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago and launching both Britain and the bloc into uncharted territory. Deadline passes for Conservative leadership rivals to sign up new members 2017-03-29T08:28:16.000000Z The deadline has come and gone for the Conservative leadership contenders to sign up new members. Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions 2017-03-29T05:36:00.000000Z Environmental groups are preparing to go to court to battle U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming. Canadian patients join class-action suit over recalled hernia mesh 2017-03-29T02:00:00.000000Z Some Canadian hernia surgery patients have launched a class-action lawsuit against the maker of a now-recalled surgical mesh, claiming they weren't warned of its dangers. U.S. lawmakers vote to allow internet providers to sell customers' browsing data 2017-03-29T01:03:22.000000Z The U.S. House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. Brain implant device helps paralyzed man drink, feed himself 2017-03-28T22:30:00.000000Z A man who was paralyzed from the shoulders down has learned to feed himself and drink, thanks to a robotic arm he controls with his brain. Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid 2017-03-28T22:07:00.000000Z The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. 'She's made a fool of herself': Senator stands by residential school comments 2017-03-28T14:53:00.000000Z Despite growing calls for her resignation, a Conservative senator who argued that Canada’s notorious residential school system had some benefits says she stands by her comments.