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December 9, 2018 2:52 AM Canada could be at risk of ‘nasty’ retaliation from China

VANCOUVER—Canada is at risk of retaliation from China, including the arrest of Canadians in the country, said a former ambassador to China after the chief financial officer of Chinese-owned Huawei was taken into custody this week. With the bail hearing of Meng Wanzhou currently underway in a Vancouver court, Canada is “caught in the middle” between an extradition 9

November 29, 2018 9:07 PM The week that was: A girl named Abcde gets mocked, and a ping-pong miracle shot is for naught

MOCKED: A Texas girl by a Southwest Airlines employee. Traci Redford told a TV station (an ABC affiliate ...) her 5-year-old was made fun of for her name, and a gate agent even posted a picture of the daughter’s boarding pass on social media. The name is Abcde, pronounced “ab-si-dee.” Southwest apologized. PRAISED: An egg hoarder. As a child, his lawyer 13

November 21, 2018 3:54 PM American is killed by bow and arrow on remote Indian island

Dependra Pathak, police chief in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, said Chau, from Washington state, may have been trying to convert the islanders to Christianity. Right before he left in his kayak, Chau gave the fishermen a long note. In it, police officials said, he had written that Jesus had bestowed him with the strength to go to the most forbidden 16

November 19, 2018 11:31 PM ‘The Queen is in good company’: New $10 bill with civil rights advocate Viola Desmond launched

WINNIPEG—Canada’s new $10 bill officially went into circulation Monday, breaking new ground in more ways than one. The banknote is the first vertically oriented bill in Canada and the first regularly circulating banknote to feature a Canadian woman, civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, on the front. “The Queen is in good company,” Desmond’s 91-year-old 16

November 15, 2018 11:09 PM Woman ticketed for not holding escalator handrail to be heard by Supreme Court

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada agreed Thursday to hear the case of a woman who was ticketed and arrested after she refused instructions to hold onto an escalator handrail. Bela Kosoian was in a subway station in the Montreal suburb of Laval in 2009 when a police officer told her to respect a pictogram with the instruction, “hold the handrail 16

November 14, 2018 4:21 PM Montreal police arrest two teens in slaying of 17-year-old boy

MONTREAL — Two teens have been arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old found in a wooded area early Monday. Montreal police Sgt. Manuel Couture says homicide investigators arrested two minors earlier today — a boy and a girl, both 17. They are expected to appear in Quebec Youth Court later today. Police initially thought the death was the result of an accident 12

November 14, 2018 5:47 AM Yohannes Brhanu, 22, identified as victim of North York ‘gun battle’ in Toronto’s record-tying 89th homicide of 2018

A midnight “gun battle” involving four firearms and an unknown number of people left one 22-year-old Toronto man dead on a quiet residential street North York early Wednesday, police say. Toronto police have identified the victim of Toronto’s 89th homicide of 2018 as Yohannes Brhanu, 22, of Toronto. He was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle 9

November 7, 2018 5:35 PM Canadians tuning out real Canada Revenue Agency agents because of phone scammers

With help from police in India, the Mounties say they have dismantled three major operations there and arrested a dozen people here in Canada who are involved in the scheme. The RCMP has counted 4,000 victims who have lost $15 million. Virtually none of the money has been recovered. Tammy Branch, a director-general at the tax agency, says the CRA will never 20

November 2, 2018 3:41 PM Japan Airlines pilot pleads guilty to being drunk at Heathrow minutes before flight

LONDON—The crew of a Japan Airlines flight was travelling by bus to Heathrow Airport here when the bus driver had a suspicion that there was something wrong with the co-pilot. After the bus driver alerted authorities, the co-pilot, Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, was arrested at Heathrow — 50 minutes before his flight to Tokyo. A breath test showed he was almost 21

October 31, 2018 1:46 PM Pakistan acquits Christian woman facing death for blasphemy

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s top court on Wednesday acquitted a Christian woman who was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges in 2010, a landmark ruling that sparked protests by hard-line Islamists and raised fears of violence. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar announced the verdict to a packed courtroom and ordered Asia Bibi released. She has been held at an undisclosed 17