Daily Archives: April 8, 2018

'We will get through this': Hundreds honour Humboldt Broncos at vigil on home ice

Hundreds of people gathered in Humboldt, Sask., Sunday night to mourn those killed and injured in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The vigil, organized by the Saskatchewan government and local faith leaders, began early in the evening from the Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Broncos junior league hockey team. Fifteen people died from the Friday collision between a bus carrying ...

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower thinks Facebook data breach affected more users than reported

The man who revealed the Cambridge Analytica data-harvesting scandal said Sunday he believed the political consulting firm snatched information from more than the previously reported 87 million Facebook users. “I think that there is, you know, a genuine — a genuine risk that this data has been accessed by quite a few people. And that it could be stored in ...

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6 detained amid 'preparation' for attack at Berlin marathon, police say

Six people were detained in connection with what police and prosecutors allege was a plan to carry out an attack on Berlin’s half-marathon Sunday, German authorities said. A police spokesperson later said that no athletes or spectators had been in danger. “There were isolated indications that those arrested, aged between 18 and 21 years, were participating in the preparation of ...

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Russell Crowe's 'divorce' auction fetches millions for actor

A 128-year-old Italian violin that Russell Crowe learned to play in a few months before he starred in the 19th century war drama Master and Commander stole the show among movie memorabilia on offer at the Oscar-winning actor’s auction. The rare instrument by Leandro Bislach sold for $104,000 US, the highest price for movie-related offerings among 227 lots up for sale ...

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Chinese carriers are the new disrupters in air travel 

ANYONE who doubts the ambitions of China’s airlines need only look over the plans for Daxing International Airport, which will serve Beijing after it opens in late 2019. It will be the world’s biggest airport by far, with eight runways and room for 100m passengers a year. The new facilities are needed to serve a fast-growing appetite for air travel. ...

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Doug Ford interrupted at Somali event over support for controversial police unit

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford was booed and interrupted this weekend when he told members of Toronto’s Somali community that he supports resurrecting a controversial police unit disbanded in 2017. The Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy, known as TAVIS, was set up in 2006 to curb violence in high crime areas determined by police. Its formation came in the wake of ...

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