The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage. More details about attacker Khalid Masood's travels, confirmed by the Saudi Arabian embassy in Britain, emerged Saturday amid a massive British police effort to discover how a homegrown ex-con with a violent streak became radicalized and why he launched a deadly attack Wednesday on Westminster Bridge. The embassy said he taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November 2006 and again from April 2008 to April 2009, with legitimate work visas both times.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not ruling out sending troops to a peacekeeping mission this year, even though Canada has not yet told the United Nations what it is up to. The Liberal government pledged last summer to provide up to 600 troops and 150 police officers for UN peacekeeping operations, plus $450 million over three years on peace and stability projects. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan originally promised to reveal where they were headed by the end of last year.
An inquiry into the death of a Chinese foreign worker at a northern Alberta work site a decade ago is still sparking disagreement over whether the man should have been transported to hospital by air. Genbao Ge and another worker were killed in a 2007 incident at a Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. work site after a storage tank collapsed and they were crushed by the falling steel. The fatality inquiry addressed whether Ge should have been airlifted to hospital rather than taken by ground ambulance.
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business. The British scientist appeared Friday before an audience of hundreds who cheered and snapped pictures with their phones as he discussed his career and answered questions about the possibility of life on other planets, the use of technology in education and the impact of Brexit on Britain. The 75-year-old said the election of US President Donald Trump was one in a string of "right-wing successes" that would have grave implications for the future of scientific innovation and discovery.
A spate of bomb threats and hateful graffiti incidents at a Toronto-area university campus prompted about 100 concerned students to show up to a town hall meeting to voice their concerns to administrators and police. In the past month alone, York University's Glendon College campus has seen six separate bomb threats, in addition to what is listed as a "hate incident" in a summary report by the university. At least three of the incidents have also prompted evacuations.
The Vancouver Park Board's move to ban cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium could spell bad news for some of the stricken marine mammals that are saved by fishery and aquarium teams, says the aquarium. Each year, the federal fisheries department's Pacific Region receives more than 600 calls about distressed marine mammals, including whales, sea lions and porpoises. John Ford, who heads marine mammal research for the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), said if a proposed cetacean ban is approved, some types of rescue marine mammals might not be saved.
A Vancouver man is calling out the province for what he says is misleading information about how much of the $50 fee for specialty B.C. Parks licence plates actually goes to enhance parks.
Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday. "I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway," Ford told an air traffic controller shortly after the near-miss on Feb. 13 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Recordings of Ford's conversations with air traffic controllers were released Friday by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The national combine is the equivalent of a job interview for athletes who dream of a professional football career. General managers, coaches and scouts from every CFL team are in Regina for the test of strength and skill, which puts athletes through a series of drills. As a top draft prospect, Mason Woods was well aware of the pressure felt by players during the combine.
Many Canadians will be spending an hour with the lights out tonight as they join people around the world in marking the tenth annual Earth Hour. The event is aimed at drawing attention to climate change and for people to show they support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The World Wildlife Fund has championed Earth Hour since 2007 when it started in Australia.
"I believe if my daughter had a flotation device, she would be alive today," said Jeannie Reuter as she stood next to the place where the body of her daughter was pulled from the water. 16, drowned after the snowmobile she was riding fell through the ice on Lake Scugog near Port Perry, which is 82 kilometres northeast of Toronto. Currently, there is no law enforcing the wearing of flotation suits while snowmobiling in Ontario.
CBC's Fresh Air is getting a fresh voice this weekend. Nana aba Duncan, who listeners might recognize from CBC's Radio 2 Top 20, takes over as the host of Radio One's weekend morning show. Fresh Air has been helmed by a rotating cast of guest hosts since last July, when long-time host Mary Ito stepped away.
Daniel Hayes has three things on his to-do list — to become a Hollywood actor, an elite athlete and an Olympic boxer. The honey badger is an animal noted for its fearlessness. "It's definitely something that will constantly test your will time and time again," Hayes said about the sport in an interview with CBC's Here And Now.
Recordings and photos of indigenous people collected more than forty years ago have been brought back to life through a new exhibit at Carleton University.
What started as a concert to lift spirits in Champney's West after the cod moratorium, has grown into a celebratory example of the Bonavista Peninsula community's determination to not only survive, but thrive in rural Newfoundland. Whether it's playing a tune, performing a skit or working in the canteen, about 20 of the town's 54 year-round residents will participate in this weekend's variety shows, which they've staged every year since 1992. "The year of the moratorium was very depressing, at the time a few of us got together and we said, 'Well let's try to have a spirit-lifter, to lift people and get them working at something,' and we decided to have this old fashioned slapstick concert," said recreation committee member Wanda Pippy.
The board confirmed the investigation into the teacher is complete and he is still an employee. It would not give any more details about the teacher's motivations, calling it a "personnel" matter. "It's ludicrous," said Delight Greenidge, who made headlines when CBC Toronto first reported on her son receiving step-by-step instructions the teacher apparently printed off the internet and gave to a group of students to dramatize.
A new project has brought together university researchers, an environmental organization and Google to help find and track methane leaks in U.S. cities. Methane, a natural gas, is commonly used as an energy and heating source, but also makes up about 25 per cent of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The project puts laser-based methane analyzers in Google Street View cars to detect gas leaks from underground methane pipes.
Tempas made a passionate speech outside the Surrey Museum about how her son died shortly after he was placed in a government funded drug rehab program. Tempas, who was joined by a small group of friends and family members of youths who've died while in foster care, said she was deeply offended Minister Stephanie Cadieux had never apologized to her or mentioned her son by name.
Friends from Membertou and Eskasoni First Nations are turning a Cape Breton, N.S., campsite into an Indigenous-owned camping and RV park. The former Englishtown Ridge Campground, which sits near the entrance to the Cabot Trail, is now known as the Kluskap Ridge RV and Campground. Six friends are behind the move: Rosemarie and Austin Christmas, Darrell and Sharon Bernard, and Tim and Amanda Jesty.
BEIJING (Reuters) - An operation platform collapsed at a power plant in China on Saturday, killing nine people and injuring two, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The accident, in the southern province of Guangdong, happened at the No. 7 Thermal Power Plant in the provincial capital, Guangzhou, Xinhua said, citing sources with the local government. The plant is still under construction. The government has launched an investigation. Accidents are relatively common at industrial plants in China. ...
Almost two years after receiving a life-saving liver transplant, 13-year-old Allexis Siebrecht is hoping to represent Manitoba at an international athletic competition for kids who have received organ transplants. Allexis was born with biliary atresia, a rare liver disease that meant she needed a new liver at age 11. Before the transplant, the condition meant even things as simple as breathing were difficult for her, but not anymore, Allexis says.
While ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg, Peguis First Nation fisherman Doug Thomas experienced what he calls a "miracle" — and it wasn't a fish he reeled in. "[My cousin] was all excited, yelling that it was a big one, so I bent down to reach for the fish so it wouldn't get away," said Doug.
New travel restrictions on direct flights to Britain and the United States from several Muslim-majority countries take effect today, meaning electronic devices larger than a cellphone must be placed in checked baggage. For U.S.-bound flights, it's an extra hassle for passengers wishing to use laptops and tablets after leaving from one of 10 airports in eight countries — including Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. The electronics ban is causing a rash of complaints from travellers flying out of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, which has spent years building its position as an international hub.
Many consumers seek out labels on businesses and products before making spending decisions: Fair Trade, Organic, Women Owned, Made in Canada — the list is long. Some business leaders in Montreal say there is now a need for a label to identify black-owned businesses. Daybreak's Shari Okeke met with Montrealers behind the push for a black-owned business label to find out more about their plan.