Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened but still forceful group of militants linked to the Islamic State group. The crisis in Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has grown increasingly dire as the militants show unexpected strength, fending off a military that has unleashed attack helicopters, armoured vehicles and scores of soldiers. The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday to declare 60 days of martial law in the southern Philippines, where a Muslim separatist rebellion has raged for decades.
President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. As he mulls outside reinforcements to his operation, Trump returned late Saturday from his nine-day journey to a White House seemingly in crisis mode, with a barrage of reports hitting close to the Oval Office and involving Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and influential adviser. A rally planned Thursday in Iowa was postponed due to "an unforeseen change" in Trump's schedule.
A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy. "I ain't fit to live, not after what I done," a handcuffed Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2rbQIq5 ). The gunfire erupted Saturday night at Godbolt's in-laws' home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two houses in nearby Brookhaven, about 70 miles (110 kilometres ) south of Jackson.
Even before Conservatives began counting the ballots, the ruling Liberals set out to frame the new Opposition leader as a far-right extremist. Only trouble was, the relentless barrage of email missives from Liberal headquarters in the days and hours leading up to Saturday's vote were aimed largely at Maxime Bernier, the front-runner and presumed winner of the marathon Conservative leadership race. Conservatives may have thought they'd nipped that strategy in the bud when, on the 13th and final ballot, they opted by the thinnest of margins for an ostensibly safer choice: the genial, low key Andrew Scheer, former Speaker of the House of Commons.
Less than two years ago, Nova Scotia voters enthusiastically embraced Justin Trudeau's plan to spur the economy through hefty deficit financing, handing the federal Liberals every riding in the province. The free-spending approach appears to be getting little traction, however, as Nova Scotia's provincial election campaign draws to a close. The Liberals under Premier Stephen McNeil are seeking a second consecutive mandate by pledging four deficit-free budgets, having already tabled two consecutive balanced budgets during a term marked by a tight-fisted approach to public spending.
From its rattling trams and racecourses to its legal system and the ubiquitous consumption of Spam, Britain's colonial legacy still resonates through Hong Kong. The old Hong Kong flag, emblazoned with the Union Jack and a dragon and lion motif, is waved by anti-China activists and local football supporters alike in the face of what many see as growing Beijing interference in politics, education and media. Some angry young campaigners are promoting independence for Hong Kong -- but activist Alice Lai says she would rather rejoin Britain.
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied. The lawsuit also alleged the former Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private email server caused the death of their sons, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, because it exposed terrorists to sensitive information. "The untimely death of plaintiffs' sons is tragic, and the Court does not mean to minimize the unspeakable loss that plaintiffs have suffered in any way," U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington wrote in a 29-page opinion released Friday.
Sat, May 27: An urgent warning from police to anyone thinking of taking a street drug. A 16-year-old girl in New Westminster took a lethal mystery drug and has now died. Another is in hospital. Nadia Stewart reports.
Ottawa Senators netminder Craig Anderson says his wife Nicholle is currently cancer-free, seven months after she was diagnosed with a rare form of throat cancer. Anderson took a leave of absence from the Senators in October 2016 to deal with what he called a personal matter — one that general manager Pierre Dorion later disclosed was his wife's cancer diagnosis. Anderson then took a longer absence as she underwent treatment for the disease — and once again returned to the ice with a shutout.
Friends and family of a teenager from Nanaimo, B.C., whose body was recently discovered gathered to commemorate her and express their concern about how little they know about her death. Chang was last seen in Nanaimo on March 17. On May 18, RCMP announced that her body had been found, but offered no other information other than to say that Chang's case was now a homicide and remained a priority.
"We start to talk about where are you coming from, what's driven you to get to law school, what kind of experiences [did you have] in the past?" Stevens said. Each of the pair cited their shared background as the driving force behind their desire to pursue law school. Louis Riel was a Métis leader who led two popular Métis governments and was central in bringing Manitoba into Confederation.
CBC News journalists scooped up 44 awards on Saturday at the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards, honouring national and regional work in TV, web and radio.
On a highway in Banff National Park in western Canada, tourists hastily park their cars to catch a glimpse of a bear at the edge of the forest. "We've seen some amazing animal life up here, much more than a lot of other places that we've gone camping," Tony Garland, a 60-something American who drove up from Seattle, told AFP. Garland is part of a wave of American and Asian tourists flowing into Canada's national parks, known for their awe-inspiring beauty, in part thanks to a favorable exchange rate.
CBC teams in Montreal and Quebec City took home four national journalism awards for their work in 2016 from RTDNA Canada, the Association of Electronic Journalists. The national awards come after journalists at CBC Montreal and Quebec took home 10 RTDNA regional awards for Ontario and Quebec last month. CBC Montreal's web team won the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity award for its contribution to the month-long stationwide project Real Talk on Race.
American recording artist and humanitarian Alicia Keys believes a change is coming, as people in both Canada and the United States wake up to the fight against inequality and injustice. The award is presented each year to an artist and an activist who have stood up to injustice, inspired others and furthered the cause of human rights. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Keys said she sees similarities between the struggle of indigenous communities in Canada and that of communities fighting for equal treatment in the United States.
A St. John's cyclist will soon kick off a 6,000-kilometre trek across the United States — but he won't be stopping at restaurants along the way. It all started when Wade met Green Riders founder Rob Greenfield, a fellow cyclist and environmental activist. Now, Wade will join the Green Riders on an upcoming trip across the United States, where the group will take part in environmental initiatives — and forage for food in unlocked grocery store garbage bins along the way.
Britain is making good progress with technology companies on getting access to the encrypted messages of militant suspects, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday. Britain has repeatedly complained that technology companies have failed to disclose enough information about the encrypted messages of militant suspects, though technology companies such as Whatsapp say they cannot break end-to-end encryption. "We are making good progress with the companies who have put in place end-to-end encryption, some of them are being more constructive that others but we will continue to build on that," Rudd said on BBC television.
A structure fire in Delta, B.C. along the Fraser River sent plumes of black smoke into the sky Saturday night, which could be seen across Metro Vancouver. Fire crews spent over two hours battling the blaze, which broke out at a recycling facility on Alaska Way around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. "There was multiple propane tanks venting and paint cans exploding ... the fire was very large when we got on scene," said Lieutenant Clayton Nickel, who was on scene at the fire Saturday.
Mathieu Daigle was one of the first to spot Justin Bourque. Bourque walked slowly, as if hunting, taking time to stop, look around and listen. With Bourque choosing to plead guilty to the killings, avoiding trial, the RCMP case has offered the public its first chance since the shootings to learn what happened from officers who were on the ground.
In March, the Newfoundland and Labrador government unveiled a new strategy to boost immigration, setting a target of 1,700 immigrants per year by 2022. Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Gerry Byrne says the province's aging population means fewer people entering into the workforce over the long term.
As Greg Allman neared the end of his life, he tried to maintain some privacy about what was coming. "He kept it very private because he wanted to continue to play music until he couldn't," said Michael Lehman, the rock star's manager. Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday at his home near Savannah, Georgia, at age 69, Lehman said.
Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defence of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. "I am very thankful as a Muslim, I am very thankful as a Portlander ... that we stand together here as one," Muhammad A. Najieb, an imam at the Muslim Community Center, said Saturday. Police said they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, who is accused of killing the two men Friday.