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January 11, 2019 2:45 PM Hundreds protest in Sudan, tear gas used to disperse them

CAIRO - Protests calling for the resignation of Sudan’s autocratic President Omar al-Bashir are ongoing in and around the capital Khartoum, with activists circulating videos showing hundreds marching at, at least, half a dozen sites. Eyewitnesses said that police fired tear gas at demonstrators and automatic rifles in the air to break up the gatherings 19

January 9, 2019 6:03 PM Heavyweight Ryan Reaves-Adam McQuaid scrap a microcosm of NHL fighting debate

According to statistics on hockeyfights.com, only 18.9 per cent of games this season have had a fighting major on the scoresheet. In 2017-18, 17.9 per cent of games had fights. Compare that to five seasons ago (2013-14) when 29.8 per cent of NHL games had fights, or 10 seasons ago (2008-09) when it was at 41.4 per cent. With the all-star break two weeks 22

January 8, 2019 11:10 PM Hey Vince Carter, nice to see you again. Welcome home

The last time Vince Carter was a Toronto Raptor YouTube hadn’t been invented yet, among other things, which is a little like Dorothy Parker existing before Twitter. On Tuesday, Vince returned to Toronto again, on a seventh different team since he left his greatest and only enduring NBA home. He is 41 years old, all of a sudden. Is this the last time he comes 32

January 7, 2019 12:18 AM Ukrainian Orthodox Christians formally break from Russia

He had signed the Tomos in a civil ceremony with Poroshenko on Saturday, and sanctified it in a mass on Sunday. The ceremony began before dawn, with priests chanting hymns under a single chandelier in St. George’s Cathedral. The cathedral was flooded with light as the patriarch blessed the new metropolitan, dressed in blue, white and gold vestments and a glittering 18

January 4, 2019 3:23 AM Nanaimo RCMP charge 20-year-old man for stealing presents, stockings on Christmas morning

NANAIMO, B.C.—Police have a man in custody and a charge has been laid after wrapped gifts were taken from under a tree on Christmas morning at a home in Nanaimo, B.C. The RCMP say a father, his wife and their two boys, aged 10 and 14, were sleeping when the man heard a noise downstairs, then found the refrigerator door open, cupboards ransacked and gifts 29

January 3, 2019 1:02 PM Ariana Grande spotted with ex, shuts down speculation that she has a new boyfriend — ‘It’s no one’

Ariana Grande wants to be clear: Despite what you might have heard, she’s taking a break from the dating scene. Buzz among fans arose Tuesday from a headline: “Who Is Ariana Grande Dating NOW?!” after the pop star was spotted with ex Ricky Alvarez. The two dated for about a year and called it quits in July 2016. He’s one of the four exes Grande names 26

January 2, 2019 4:56 PM Capitals’ Ovechkin to skip NHL all-star game, will be suspended one game

“My body needs a rest,” Ovechkin said after practice Wednesday. The 33-year-old has played in all 33 games this season and leads the Capitals with 45 points. Washington’s final game before the all-star break is Jan. 23 at Toronto. The all-star game is Jan. 26, and the Capitals don’t play again until Feb. 1 against Calgary. It’s not clear when Ovechkin’s 22

January 2, 2019 3:04 PM Raonic downs Kecmanovic in straight sets to advance at Brisbane International

Raonic recorded a mini break on Kecmanovic’s first serve in the second-set tiebreak, then did that again twice more to go up 6-2 and 7-2 to win the match. The Thornhill, Ont., product and former world No. 3 is starting the 2019 tennis season ranked No. 18 in the world after battling injuries over the last two years. Raonic, Canada’s top-ranked player 16

January 2, 2019 3:36 AM Game Centre: Kawhi Leonard’s career-best 45 points lift Raptors over Jazz

Leonard was frustrated with the non-calls in that game, a night that eventually led to a fine for Raptors coach Nick Nurse for publicly defending his best player. It was a similar story in the first half of Toronto’s first game of the new year. While Leonard went into the break with a team-high 15 points, his frustration with a lack of calls was apparent 19

December 27, 2018 12:19 AM Koreas break ground on railway link, but don’t expect trains to cross anytime soon

SEOUL, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF—North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won’t be crossing the border anytime soon. The ceremony at the North Korean border town of Kaesong came weeks after the Koreas 32