IN THE NEWS

Jan 16, 2018 |

Venezuelan special forces captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who have been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings in the capital last year, officials said.

Jan 16, 2018 |

Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month. The bombers targeted the bustling Tayran Square, in the heart of the capital, setting off their explosive vests among labourers and street vendors during the morning rush hour.

Jan 16, 2018 |

A Vancouver-area teen was with his family when he ran into the deadly crossfire of the region's intermittent gang war. Police say the 15-year-old boy was shot just after 9 p.m. on one of Vancouver's busiest streets, and died on Monday afternoon after his family took him off of life support.

Jan 16, 2018 |

Jordan Evan Bloom of Thornhill, Ontario, faces several criminal charges for allegedly peddling information from an online database containing 1.5 billion usernames and passwords. Bloom was selling stolen personal identities through the website Leakedsource.com, which held a total of some three billion pieces of sensitive data.

Jan 16, 2018 |

On Friday, news outlets around the world carried the story of an 11 year old Muslim schoolgirl in Toronto whose hijab had been cut by a man on her way to school. Yesterday Toronto police said the attack never happened. Toronto police said the investigation has concluded.

Jan 15, 2018 |

The new public safety bill gives new powers to Canada’s foreign intelligence agency that has a growing number of critics worried it will put Canadians in the crosshairs.

Jan 15, 2018 |

A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and plunged down a steep slope on the edge of the Black Sea, ending up only metres from the water's edge. None of the 168 people on board was hurt.

Jan 15, 2018 |

A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was "no hope" of missing sailors surviving the disaster.

Jan 15, 2018 |

A draft discussion paper prepared for the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) explores how "mega trends" will transform the economy, society and security.  The document was created for a November 2016 meeting of senior officials.

Jan 15, 2018 |

British Columbia crown prosecutors are back in court to restore a guilty verdict in the attempted murder trial of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody. A judge threw out their conviction on the grounds that the RCMP had manipulated them.

Jan 12, 2018 |

Across the country, RCMP Operational Communications Centres  (OCCs) are understaffed by as much as 50 per cent or more.  Numbers released to CBC News show the October 2017 national vacancy rate in OCCs was more than 27 per cent.

Jan 12, 2018 |

Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to killing an American in Afghanistan. Lawyers for his victim's family say he cannot recant the confession to avoid paying a civil judgment against him. Canada paid Khadr $10 million to settle a claim his rights had been violated.

Jan 11, 2018 |

The father of an 8-year-old Pakistani girl whose rape and killing shocked the nation accused the police of being slow to respond when his daughter went missing in eastern Punjab province.

Jan 11, 2018 |

Authorities in Switzerland resorted to dynamite to clear a route to the ski resort of Zermatt, where more than 13,000 tourists are snowed in. Helicopter teams used controlled explosions to trigger avalanches and clear dangerous areas of snow so the rail line to the town could be safely reopened.

Jan 11, 2018 |

About 200,000 Salvadorans in the US may seek refuge in Canada after the Trump administration announced plans to repatriate them. The government of Canada is working to discourage them. Thousands of Haitians entered Canada illegally after losing special status in the United States.

Jan 11, 2018 |

The RCMP is investigating illnesses that required eight Canadians diplomats and family members in Cuba to seek medical care. Symptoms of dizziness, nosebleeds or headaches raised concerns about possible acoustic attacks.

Jan 10, 2018 |

Raptors, including the whistling kite, are intentionally spreading grass fires in northern Australia, a research paper argues. The reason: to flush out prey and feast.

Jan 10, 2018 |

Heavy rains caused rivers of mud and debris to run down from hillsides in Santa Barbara County, demolishing homes in the seaside community of Montecito just weeks after a massive wildfire scarred the region. At least 15 people killed, hundreds of people remain cut off by debris.

Jan 10, 2018 |

The province’s Special Investigations Unit says it has found ample evidence that an Ontario Provincial Police officer operated a police cruiser in a “careless manner,” leading to a crash on Highway 401 near Gananoque in October 2016. However, the officer should not face criminal charges in the incident, the SIU added.

Jan 10, 2018 |

Ottawa City Hall needs security bollards around the building in case a terrorist tries to use a vehicle to run over people, the city’s security boss says.

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