In California’s farm belt, ‘pesticide drift’ has residents worried about their health

In this county alone, 30 schools are within a quarter mile of fields that receive 30 million pounds of pesticides.

In California’s farm belt, “pesticide drift” means danger is in the wind. Residents want new laws to protect half a million children who go to school near fields sprayed with pesticides CBC | World News  More...

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Syrians react as the bodies of children are pulled from the rubble of a building following government forces air strikes in the rebel held neighbourhood of Al-Shaar in Aleppo on September 27, 2016.
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Almost 100 children killed in Aleppo since Friday, UNICEF says

UNICEF says almost 100 children have been killed, and 223 have been injured amid intense fighting that has gripped the Syrian city of Aleppo since Friday. CBC | World News  More...

A woman, identified only as the victim's sister, weeps after a man was shot and killed by police in El Cajon, Calif., on Sept. 28, 2016.
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Fatal police shooting of black man in San Diego area sparks protest

A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and More...

A pro-Russian separatist stands at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 18, 2014. Monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were not able to secure an access corridor on Friday to the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine, the OSCE's chairman said.
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Malaysian jet downed by launcher from Russia, probe finds

Dutch-led criminal investigators say they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down by a Buk missile moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia. CBC | World News  More...

Train attendants carry their luggage as they walk through a flooded street in Fuzhou in southeastern China's Fujian Province on Wednesday.
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Typhoon Megi continues deadly path to China from Taiwan

A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring 260 in Taiwan. CBC | World News  More...

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walk their separate ways, in front of moderator Lester Holt, after the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday.
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Trump, Clinton set U.S. television record for debate audience

The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew 84 million U.S. television viewers, a record for such an event and numbers rarely More...

Israel's President Shimon Peres answers questions during a joint news conference with Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg (not pictured) in Oslo, May 13, 2014. REUTERS/Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix (NORWAY - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY. NO COMMERCIAL SALES - RTR3OW8T
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Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres’s life in politics

The former Israeli president, three-time prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner is died at age 93 on Sept. 28, weeks after suffering a major stroke. Here’s a look at More...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, former Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. Former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital, where he was sedated and placed on a respirator ahead of a brain scan.
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Peres saw hope for world where young people can get beyond the past

CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge recollects a dinner in Toronto with Shimon Peres, still lively and engaging in his 92nd year. CBC | World News  More...

Israel's President Shimon Peres takes part in a meeting with Governor General David Johnston (not pictured) at Rideau Hall in Ottawa May 7, 2012. Peres is on an official state visit to Canada from May 6-10.       REUTERS/Blair Gable       (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR31QE7
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Shimon Peres, former prime minister of Israel, dead at 93

Shimon Peres, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of Israel’s founding fathers, has died. He was 93. CBC | World News  More...

In this Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, photo, pediatrician Charles Goodman vaccinates 1-year-old Cameron Fierro with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine, at his practice in Northridge, Calif. The largest measles outbreak in recent memory occurred in Ohio's Amish country where 383 people were sickened last year after several traveled to the Philippines and brought the virus home. While that outbreak got the public's attention, it's nowhere near the level as the latest measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland in December, prompting politicians to weigh in and parents to voice their vaccinations views on Internet message boards.
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Measles eliminated in Americas: WHO

The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, Pan American Health Organization declares. CBC | World News  More...

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