Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

Boy's body found after 3 adults slain; manhunt underway

COLUMBUS, Ohio –  A 7-year-old boy was shot dead and his body apparently hidden in a home where three adults were found fatally shot and a fourth was stabbed, a sheriff said Thursday as a manhunt for the suspect focused on a wooded area near Ohio’s southern tip. Authorities had issued a missing-child alert after the slayings and spent hours ...

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Suu Kyi calls for unity in Myanmar, without mentioning beleaguered Rohingya by name

Myanmar’s embattled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, called for national unity Thursday and said she has created a committee that will co-ordinate all international and local assistance in violence-struck Rakhine state. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the state to neighbouring Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when security forces responded to attacks by a militant Rohingya group with a ...

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Island crab boat transformed to Arctic research vessel

A P.E.I. fishermen is putting his deep-sea crab boat to a new use — scientific research in Canada’s High Arctic. Arctic Research Foundation just finished a $2 million renovation to the boat White Diamond in the Summerside harbour. David McIsaac inspects new navigational equipment in the bridge. (Brian Higgins/CBC) The Manitoba-based not-for-profit organization bought the boat from fisherman David McIsaac. ...

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Canada's prison system accused of 'cultural bias' in Supreme Court case

Correctional Service Canada is violating the rights of Indigenous inmates by using culturally biased tests that keep them behind bars longer and in more restrictive environments, the Supreme Court of Canada heard today in a case that could have sweeping ramifications for the federal prison system. The high court heard arguments in the case of Jeffrey Ewert, a Métis inmate who claims the ...

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Taxing the rich

FOR once, The Daily Mail and the Guardian, British newspapers of the right and left, agree. In the former, Alex Brummer says “IMF’s new line of thinking of tax should please Corbyn & co” while the latter says that the IMF “analysis supports tax strategy of Labour in UK“. Both are responding to the IMF’s fiscal monitor which does indeed ...

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Police search lands in Saskatchewan after shooting, carjackings in Sherwood Park, Edmonton

A man is recovering from gunshot wounds and RCMP are launching a cross-provincial manhunt after a shooting and a pair of armed carjackings in the Edmonton area early Thursday. A series of crimes spanned from Edmonton to Sherwood Park and beyond the border into Saskatchewan.  At about 12:35 a.m., Strathcona RCMP were called to assist Edmonton police who were tracking a black ...

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NYC, London police taking fresh look at Weinstein claims

Police detectives in New York City and London are taking a fresh look into sexual assault allegations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein. New York Police Department spokesman Peter Donald said Thursday that investigators are trying to determine whether there were any additional complaints involving Weinstein, now embroiled in a sex abuse scandal. That includes reviewing police files to see ...

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