Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, speaking to Mayadeen TV from New York, also said the government is prepared to take part in a unity government incorporating elements from the opposition, an offer that has been rejected in the past. Opposition activists say more than 200 civilians have been killed in the past week under a sustained aerial campaign that U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura called one of the worst of the 5 1/2-year war.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Labrador West physician who asked a woman during a Pap test if she "liked big ones or small ones" has lost his medical licence for six months and must be chaperoned when seeing female patients for two years once he goes back to work. A three-person tribunal established by the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons found Dr. Adekunle Owolabi guilty Monday of four counts of professional misconduct after a six-day hearing earlier this year. In each of the four separate complaints, Owolabi was found to have shown a lack of respect for the dignity and privacy of his patients, constituting professional misconduct.
An agreement signed between Canada's border agency and China will result in the faster deportation of Chinese citizens deemed inadmissible by Canadian authorities, a Liberal government spokesman said on Sunday. The deal will allow Chinese officials to travel to Canada to interview Chinese citizens considered inadmissible, with the aim of verifying their identities and documents, said Scott Bardsley, press secretary to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. Bardsley said the verification process could otherwise take a long time and had often delayed deportations.
An actor found dead at the Los Angeles home rented by television personality George Stroumboulopoulos is being remembered by friends and family as a free spirit who loved the outdoors and always had a smile on his face. Struthers said Hong grew up in Montreal before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
Dougald Miller, the man beaten into a vegetative state 16 years ago by Leo Teskey, died in the arms of his loving wife Saturday. 'Today, I don't know if I'm coming or going," said Lesley Miller. "It's been a long battle, almost 16 years, Dougald was ready to go.
A worker covered in hot tar suffered serious burns following an industrial accident in the Toronto area of Logan Avenue and Danforth Avenue, police say.
Life is not easy for Dorothy Powder and her husband on the Alexander First Nation reserve, where they have been waiting for power poles for six years. On Aug 4, Dorothy attended a band membership meeting where accountants presented a scathing report identifying $2.1 million in "unexplained payments" between 2013 and 2015 to a former band chief Herbert Arcand and seven administrative staff. "It's very bad," said Brent Burnstick, adding he is concerned about the health of his six children.
Police have charged a 19-year-old Calgary man with second-degree murder following the shooting death of a Calgary Stampeders player. Police say Mylan Hicks, who was 23, was shot outside a nightclub following an altercation early Sunday morning. The team has said several players were at the Marquee Beer Market and Stage after their win Saturday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
A man is in life-threatening condition after being encased in hot tar that solidified during an industrial accident in Toronto on Monday morning. Clint Stibbe said the truck that was carrying a vat of hot, liquid tar, came to a sudden stop in the city's east end after the driver noticed a boom attached to the vehicle fell to the road. There were three men in the back, Stibbe said, when the abrupt stop caused the tar, which was kept around 200 Celsius, to spill onto one of the men, trapping him inside.
Happy birthday to the happy couple! Catherine Zeta Jones was in a festive mood as she celebrated her joint birthday with husband Michael Douglas by giving her longtime love a sweet kiss on the cheek on Sunday (Sept. 25). The Welsh actress, who turned 47 at the weekend, is 25 years younger than Michael, who is now 72. Basic Instinct star Michael is grinning from ear-to-ear in the photograph, his eyes hidden beneath dark sunglasses.
Dean Snow was driving his dump truck full of sand off the MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor when he noticed the ship's ramp started to drift away from the wharf. The dump truck fell into the icy water. "Obviously our position is that liability is quite clearly against the operators of the ferry," said Steve Marshall, Snow's lawyer.
A Canadian diplomat’s teenage son has been deported from the United States following his involvement in a fatal drug-related shooting, effectively nullifying the house arrest and probation he had been sentenced to serve, a national news agency reported on Sunday. Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15 at the time of the Miami shooting, was deported on Sept. 6, according to the Canadian Press. The news agency did not clearly cite its source, but quoted the teen's mother, Roxanne Dube, Canadian consul general in Miami at the time of the incident, as saying: "It's done.
Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out. The charismatic Miami Marlins ace was killed in a boating accident at age 24. Fernandez and two other people died when their 32-foot vessel slammed into a jetty off Miami Beach, authorities said.
Home Depot says it will pull the Scary Peeper Creeper from its shelves after a woman who saw the Halloween window decoration in a Markham, Ont., store complained it makes light of predatory behaviour against women. Equipped with suction cups for mounting outside a window, the decoration costs $29 and features the full-sized head, face and hands of a creepy-looking, hooded man peering into a window.
As investigators tried to piece together information on Arcan Cetin, who was arrested Saturday evening after a nearly 24-hour manhunt, a picture emerged of a troubled young man. Cetin said nothing and appeared "zombie-like" when he was taken into custody on a sidewalk outside his apartment complex some 30 miles away in Oak Harbor by a sheriff's officer who recognized him as the suspect in the rampage, authorities said. Authorities said they are investigating the attack by Dahir Ahmed Adan as a possible act of terrorism.
Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider fuels his fiery populism and also is helping to shield him from the scrutiny House Republicans are devoting to Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state. The GOP-led, subpoena-wielding Oversight and Government Reform Committee isn't investigating Trump's business dealings, his charitable foundation or his campaign's ties to pro-Kremlin elements in Russia and Ukraine — all areas ripe for examination, according to Democrats, who've accused Republicans of targeting Clinton in a partisan attempt to influence the outcome of the election. "Where is our investigation of Donald Trump?" Rep. Elijah Cummings, the oversight committee's top Democrat, asked at a hearing this past week.
The goal is to grow the heaviest pumpkin, but some participants said they were foiled by this month's hot weather and ended up with crops that were disappointing at best. "We had a summer that was extraordinarily warm," Raymond Denis, the president of the organizing committee, told Radio-Canada. As a result, the 26th annual Potirothon didn't feature quite as many giant pumpkins — only 40 registered for the final weigh-in on Saturday at École Primaire Gentilly.
Sun, Sep 25: A young Calgary man's life was changed forever when he unknowingly took fentanyl while he was a crystal meth addict. He's now paralyzed and using his story to try and warn others. He and the mothers of 2 young men who lost their lives hope their stories will help save the lives of countless others. Jill Croteau reports.
Ottawa Senators forward Clarke MacArthur was diagnosed with a concussion Sunday after taking a hit from defenceman Patrick Sieloff during a training camp scrimmage. General manager Pierre Dorion said MacArthur will be evaluated daily. "We don't know much, this just happened an hour ago," Dorion said.
Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus would not say if the arrested teen was Katlynn Goodwill Yost, whom they had identified earlier as the missing daughter of two of the victims. "That said, a 17 year old female juvenile has also been detained in connection with the murders and is in the custody of the Orange County Juvenile Hall," he said. Radus identified the victims — Christopher Yost and Jennifer Goodwill Yost — as the girls' parents and described the third victim, Arthur William Boucher, 28, as a family friend.
The 53-year-old lives with physical pain, muscle cramps and vision problems associated with diabetes, and yet she is determined to go hungry and live in chilly outdoor conditions on Sagkeeng First Nation to prove a point. This isn't tolerable," her close friend Robert Peters said. In that time, she has lived "without water, without a toilet" in part of a trailer that was blown from its foundation by a tornado a few years ago and was never repaired, Peters said.
Fredericton drivers are not getting the message about the dangers of distracted driving, as police say the number of tickets is not dropping. Patrick Small said most people have a cellphone and they're attached to that cellphone even when it should be safely out of reach. In 2015, between June 1 and Sept. 1, police handed out 105 tickets to drivers for using handheld electronic devices.
Two people are dead and five others were sent to hospital with injuries after two separate car crashes in Halifax and Cape Breton over the weekend. At around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, a Dodge Caravan and Volkswagen Jetta collided on Highway 107 near the Mineville Road exit, said Halifax RCMP. In Cape Breton, a man died after a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning in South Bar near Highway 28.
The federal government is considering building a daycare in Iqaluit in the hopes of luring more employees and retaining the ones it has. "We had people that had to leave town because they don't have a place to put their kids," said David Rochette. The Nunavut government estimates there were more than 900 names on a wait list for daycare spots in 2015-2016 across the territory.
Yahoo admits that 500 million of its email accounts were compromised in 2014. Ransomware attacks lock or cripple hospitals' computer networks unless they hand over a massive payout. Technological advances in security measures are slowly gaining traction. Biometrics, especially, have grown in popularity.
Japan's top government spokesman warned China on Monday against expanding its military activity to the skies over disputed East China Sea islands after eight Chinese warplanes flew near the area over the weekend. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that Japan scrambled at least one fighter jet after the planes passed over the Miyako Strait on Sunday, east of the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyu. The aircraft, believed to be two fighter jets, four bombers and two reconnaissance aircraft, did not violate Japanese airspace during a long-distance roundtrip flight, Suga said, but it was the first time Chinese warplanes had flown that route.