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.
It was an heirloom painting that hung in her family home and was on its way as a wedding gift to her nephew, but now Judith Putter says UPS has thrown it in the garbage. The painting by the late Alicia Popoff, a well-known abstract painter from Saskatchewan, was purchased by Putter's parents about 28 years ago. When Putter's nephew, Jeremy, got engaged about five years ago it was promised as his wedding present.
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.
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.
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.
Fri, Aug 26: With a possible strike looming at Canada Post, Ryan Kessler looks at how the Saskatchewan government is ensuring social service clients will get their cheques.
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.
Shelves at the Banff Food Bank are nearly bare just days before the facility is set to reopen.
Finding affordable housing has always been a challenge for university students.
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.
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.
Bangladesh chef Jamil Hossain has worked in kitchens all over the world and that's reflected in the new restaurant he opened this week in St. John's. NJ's Kitchen, which opened Friday in Churchill Square, will serve different types of international fare on rotation — one day it might be Mexican, another day it might be Indian, Hossain said. Hossain said he has been a chef in many parts of the world, including England and the United States.
The Truthful Healing Holistic Centre on Wyandotte Street East held a workshop for dads and their girls on Friday to teach the dads the finer points of ponytails, braids and other popular styles. "I think it's a generational thing," said Matt Larmond, who came to the class with his daughter Kennedy. "I think nowadays things are shared a lot," he said, explaining why it isn't just mom's job anymore. Kennedy, 4, is glad her dad took the class. She says when her dad does a ponytail it's too loose.
The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity. A press statement approved by all 15 members deplored the fact that the North's ballistic missile activities are contributing to its development of nuclear weapon delivery systems and increasing tensions. The council expressed "serious concern" that North Korea carried out the launches after six ballistic missile firings between April and June "in flagrant disregard" of its repeated statements to halt such launches as well as nuclear tests which violate council resolutions.
A couple was rescued by rope from a 50-foot ravine in Cottonwood Park in Nelson, B.C., Friday night.
Saskatoon's police chief doesn't think using a cellphone while driving needs to be a criminal offence in Canada. Chief Clive Weighill spoke with CBC Radio's Afternoon Edition Friday about the call Quebec made to the federal government this week. "I'm thinking it might be more useful to find alternatives similar to the way the new provincial impaired driving penalties are," Weighill said.
According to the 30-year climate normals from Baccaro Point, the area usually receives about 268 millimetres of rain in June, July and August. "It adds up but we've got to do what we've got to do, I guess," he said.
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.
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.
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.
A northern Alberta municipality is in emergency mode after a suspected computer hack. The Municipal District of the Opportunity No. 17 is concerned all its files were accessed, including personal and financial information, according to a public notice released by the municipality. "We just unplugged everything and cut ourselves off from the outside world," said Deborah Juch, the municipality's manager of legislative services.
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.
Calgary police officers are being invited to wear what they want at this year's Pride parade. "Calgary Pride will apply no special restrictions to any specific participants in this year's Pride parade," the organization said in a statement released Friday. A group calling itself Voices, the coalition of Calgary's People of Colour, had asked that police not wear their uniforms to the Sept. 4 parade and instead don T-shirts with a supportive message.
Anne Holton first stepped into the spotlight in 1970 as a white student enrolling in a predominantly black middle school in Virginia's capital as part of a push for school integration by her father, the state's governor at the time. Decades later she's stepping onto an even bigger stage as she works to get Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Holton's husband, vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine, elected to the White House. A vivacious Harvard Law graduate, former judge and former state secretary of education, Holton has begun campaigning solo for Clinton.