By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due to visit on Monday to discuss security after a series of killings targeting liberals and religious minorities in the mostly Muslim country. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the assault on the cafe in a posh neighbourhood where militants singled out non-Muslims and foreigners, killing Italians, Japanese, an American and an Indian.
Donald Trump is once again igniting outrage with a single tweet. The U.S. Republican presidential nominee posted a message on social media Saturday morning following the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. The initial tweet didn't offer condolences, instead focusing on his bid to win African-American voters in the Nov. 8 American election.
A criminal investigation has been launched into the conduct of Calgary police officers after a man sustained "several serious injuries" during an arrest in July near Chinook Mall. Two officers have been suspended with pay and two others assigned to desk duty, Calgary Police deputy chief Paul Cook said on Saturday. Up to a dozen officers were involved in the arrest of a man around the 6700 block of Macleod Trail South on July 30, a Saturday night, Cook said.
When 22-year-old Matthew Sharp was swept 90-metres down the middle of a fast-flowing Alaskan river Wednesday, the ensuing rush of adrenaline at first kept the underlying pain at bay.
As images of the horrors Syrians are facing continue to pour in, a St. John's-based photographer is telling a different story. Photographer Elbonita Kozhani has documented the playfulness and challenges of the Khalif family – a Syrian couple and their eight children – as they adjust to a new home in Canada's eastern-most province. "You typically see what is going on in Syria but one thing we don't see is the aftermath, after they have arrived.
Residents of two North Vancouver neighbourhoods are puzzled about bags of brown 'goo' that have been strewn across their streets. "It's pretty gross," said Brian Gardiner, who kept one of the bags to examine. Gardiner says he's seen as many as 15 bags of the mysterious substance in his neighbourhood.
A pair of Vancouver businesses say steep rental prices have wiped out their pool of potential employees. Patrick Mercer has worked in the service industry for nearly two decades. In the last six months, Mercer has experienced the worst labour shortage he's ever seen.
A famous landmark in Gimli, Man. was temporarily taken down. The town's retired T-33 fighter jet was removed from its mount on First Avenue Thursday after one of the plane's fuel tanks was accidentally clipped by a construction vehicle working nearby. The plane is now sitting in storage while the town figures out how to go about fixing the decades-old aircraft, said Gimli Mayor Randy Woroniuk.
Sat, Aug 27: The federal government is moving forward on its pledge to require plain packaging for cigarettes sold in Canadian markets, a change that would further limit creative labeling and packaging techniques use by tobacco companies to attract customers. Su-ling Goh reports.
If you've ever driven on highways in the Northwest Territories, you'll know that bumps and dips are a way of life — but the territorial government says they may have found a solution. Over the past four years, the Government of the Northwest Territories has been testing sections of road on Highway 3 between Behchoko and Yellowknife, using numerous methods in an attempt to combat abnormalities on highways caused each year by melting permafrost. "All of them are performing as our scientists predicted," said Kevin McLeod, the director of highway and marine services for the territory, "and there's one that's performing better than we wanted.
Toronto police say a child suffered life-threatening injuries after a car hit a pole near Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West early Saturday. The child was transported after the crash at Avenue Road and Roselawn Avenue to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto paramedics told CBC News they were called to the scene at 8:10 a.m. Two of three occupants in the car were taken to hospital.
A spokeswoman says the man arrested in the killing of two nuns in Mississippi has a criminal record and is currently on probation. Grace Simmons Fisher, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, said Saturday that Rodney Earl Sanders was convicted of a felony DUI in Attala County and sentenced on Feb. 23, 2015. Fisher says Sanders was also convicted of armed robbery in Holmes County and served six years.
Conceptual artist Benjamin Von Wong is used to swimming with sharks or chasing storms for his photo shoots, but this weekend he's navigating a decidedly less adventurous locale — a warehouse in Pointe-Claire full of old plastic bottles. Von Wong says he wants his latest project to get people thinking about how much plastic they are throwing away. "It's a boring topic," Von Wong said.
A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran. The money was sent to Iran on Jan. 17, the same day Iran agreed to release the prisoners. The Obama administration claimed for months the events were separate, but recently acknowledged the cash was used as leverage until the Americans were allowed to leave Iran.
The weekend the community of Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., has been waiting for has arrived. It's the largest cruise ship ever to sail through the Northwest Passage, having left Anchorage, Alaska, on Aug. 16 on its way to New York. The town's mayor, Laverna Klengenberg, says the community has been busy preparing.
Finding affordable housing has always been a challenge for university students.
France's top administrative court has overturned a controversial ban on burkinis, but some Quebecers are concerned about the bathing suit becoming a source of tension on beaches and public swimming pools. Elsy Fneiche, who lives in Laval, says it's her personal decision to wear a burkini because that is what she feels most comfortable in. The burkini is a full-body swimsuit that is similar to a wetsuit, meant for women who normally wear the hijab.
Shelves at the Banff Food Bank are nearly bare just days before the facility is set to reopen.
Freeman Barber was born in 1883, grew up on a farm near Guelph and died in 1967 in Canandaigua, in upstate New York, where he had moved with his family in the 1930s. "Now I have live human beings who are part of Freeman's story," Henry, now retired, told CBC News Friday at Avondale Cemetary in Stratford, Ont. He had kept the ashes in an office in his home since receiving that call nearly 40 years ago.. Henry drove up from New York to Stratford for a service to finally bury Barber's ashes alongside his wife and young son.
Some horse owners in Pineview, a neighbourhood south of Prince George, are tired of calming their spooked horses as cars and trucks speed by. Caitlin Radsanowski is one of them. It seems to be getting worse in the community," she told Radio West host Audrey McKinnon.
Registered nurses in Davidson, Sask., are voicing their concerns about staffing levels at the community's health centre. "Not everyone utilizes the hospital so not everyone's aware of what's going on," said Lindsay Cross, an RN who recently went before town council to talk about the staffing. Currently, the Davidson Health Centre operates with RNs working two shifts — a 12-hour day shift and a 12-hour night shift.
Melva Williams told CBC Radio's Labrador Morning she was picking bakeapples with family at her father-in-law's secret berry picking spot earlier this week — something they do every year. "I was thinking, 'Holy cow.' We go around in that area out there berry picking every year and it's surprising that it wasn't noticed in the past by anyone else," she said. Petty Officer First Class Danny Bouchard is part of the fleet diving unit that detonated the bomb.
Bain was found guilty in connection with the shooting outside the Parti Québécois' 2012 election night rally. Then leader Pauline Marois was giving a victory speech to supporters at the Metropolis at the time, and was rushed from the stage by her bodyguards. Who is Richard Bain?
Witnesses and British emergency services say a truck has struck an overpass and collapsed a pedestrian bridge onto one of England's busiest highways, injuring one person. Witnesses say a truck hauling construction vehicles appeared to clip the bridge Saturday on the London-bound M20 highway 30 miles (48 kilometres ) southeast of the British capital.
A rare piece of Labrador history is slowly taking shape in a barn on the Northern Peninsula. Machinist Frank Noseworthy is painstakingly reconstructing a 1927 Ford Model T snowmobile that was discovered in Nain two years ago. Where am I going to get that part How can I restore it?" Noseworthy told CBC's Labrador Morning.
Sat, Aug 27: Former Saint John City Councillor, Mayor and MP Elsie Wayne was honoured by many of the country's political leaders at her funeral today. Global's Jeremy Keefe has the details.