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El Shafee Elsheikh, a British national and member of ISIS, has been sentenced to life in prison by a U.S. court. One of four militants known as the ISIS 'Beatles,' he was convicted for torturing and murdering American hostages.
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon has removed longtime MLA John Rustad from the party caucus after Rustad boosted a social media post casting doubt on climate change science and urging people to "celebrate CO2." In posts on both Facebook and Twitter, Rustad, the MLA for the Nechako Lakes riding west of Prince George, shared a graphic and post arguing that people had been "hoodwinked" by climate change science and they should be glad CO2 is being emitted into the atmosphere. In response, Kevin Fal
A Roughrider wide receiver's escapade into the stands for some nachos during Week 10 action earned him a fine from the Canadian Football League. Duke Williams was fined for breaking the league's security protocols, a statement from the CFL said. In the second half of the Riders' victory over the Edmonton Elks on Aug. 13 in Edmonton, Williams jumped into the field level seating with fans while celebrating a touchdown. He grabbed a dish of nachos and started munching away at them while his teammat
A 42-year-old man has pleaded guilty to groping a 12-year-old girl on Granville Island last summer. Derek Jason Sangris pleaded guilty Thursday in provincial court to the charge of sexual interference, admitting that he "did for a sexual purpose, touch, directly or indirectly, with a part of his body, the body of … a person under the age of 16 years," according to the prosecution. Last summer, Vancouver police arrested Sangris for groping a young girl at the Granville Island public market on Aug
The beach on Île Notre-Dame in Jean-Drapeau Park has reopened after being closed since Wednesday because of an E. coli contamination. Testing had been under way over the past few days, with results from Thursday showing the water is now safe to swim in, Quebec's Environment Ministry shared late Friday afternoon. It's sure to be welcome news for anyone looking to head to the beach ahead of what's expected to be a hot weekend in the city. Temperatures will reach a high of 30 C on Saturday, Environ
Many German citizens are struggling with soaring energy costs following Russia’s war on Ukraine.View on euronews
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan police on Friday raided the residence of a Roman Catholic bishop who is an outspoken critic of President Daniel Ortega’s government, detaining him and several other priests who had been holed up inside for two weeks as tensions escalated between the government and the church. The pre-dawn raid came after Nicaraguan authorities had accused Matagalpa Bishop Rolando Álvarez of “organizing violent groups” and inciting them “to carry out acts of hate against the populati
TORONTO — Ontario's nursing college is proposing to register potentially thousands of internationally trained nurses on a temporary basis. Health Minister Sylvia Jones recently directed the College of Nurses of Ontario to develop plans to more quickly register internationally educated professionals within two weeks, amid a nurse staffing shortage that has led to temporary emergency room closures. The college provided its response to the ministry today, and said there are 5,970 active internation
Speaking in Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que., on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted to 2021 census results that stated there's a "significant decline" in French as a predominant language, adding that it's "not a surprise." He says his government always tries to protect official languages that are in the minority, whether it be French outside of Quebec or English in Quebec.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday greeted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an in the western city of Lviv, ahead of a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. (August 18)
A doctor in eastern Ontario charged with first-degree murder in the death of an elderly patient last year is now facing three new first-degree murder charges. Dr. Brian Nadler was arrested Wednesday. All three of the latest alleged victims were under Nadler's care.
Eleven Nova Scotians died from COVID-19 the week of Aug. 9-15, the province's updated COVID-19 dashboard showed Thursday. There were an average of 206 daily COVID-19 cases during that time, a decrease from 249 the previous week. Five deaths from COVID-19 were reported last week. New hospital admissions due to COVID-19 were 40, down from 46 a week ago. Nova Scotia Health reported Thursday that: 50 patients are in hospital being treated for COVID-19, seven of whom are in intensive care. 127 patien
New Zealand police are investigating the suspected murder of two children whose remains were found in suitcases bought at an online auction for an unclaimed locker last week. Police launched a homicide inquiry in Auckland last week after the remains were found by a family going through the contents of a storage locker they had purchased unseen. The two children were aged between 5 and 10 years and had been dead for some time, police said in a statement on Thursday.
Ukraine hospitals struggle to operate in war time
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Wildfires raging in the forests of eastern Algeria have killed at least 37 people and wounded 161 others, the civil protection department of the North African country said Thursday. Most of the victims were reported in the wilaya, or region, of El Tarf, near the northern Algeria-Tunisian border, where 34 people were found dead. The death toll included a family of five found in their home and eight people on a public bus whose driver was surprised by flames while traveling
The leaked video shows the prime minister at a private party with friends, singing to Finnish pop hits and dancing - but there's also a cocaine reference heard in the background.View on euronews
Visiting Ukraine, the Turkish and UN leaders say an attack on the Russian-occupied nuclear plant risks "suicide" and a "new Chernobyl", as Moscow rejects an IAEA mission: today's latest updates.View on euronews
A Kamloops, B.C., woman has been arrested on allegations she has been fraudulently providing medical cosmetic procedures to the local community. In a statement Thursday, Kamloops Mounties said they had arrested the woman following a series of complaints and searched a private residence in the North Shore neighbourhood where she allegedly performed the treatments. "Police were made aware of the allegations earlier this month, and since then, investigators have spoken to several people who have re
Troubled by the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients showing up at his hospital, the French doctor logged on to Facebook and uploaded a video urging people to get vaccinated. He was soon swarmed by dozens, then hundreds, then more than 1,000 hateful messages from an anti-vaccine extremist group known as V_V. The group, active in France and Italy, has harassed doctors and public health officials, vandalized government offices and tried to disrupt vaccine clinics. Alarmed by the abuse of its p
OTTAWA — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is making a visit to Canada next week. The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, climate change and Arctic defences will be the main areas of focus for meetings between Stoltenberg and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Prime Minister's Office says the pair will stop at one of the sites of the North Warning System, part of Canada's Norad defences, in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, on Thursday. The next day they will visit a Royal Canadian Air Force base i