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November 28, 2018 1:05 PM Thirty civilians die during battle with Taliban, says Afghan official

KABUL—At least 30 civilians were killed along with 16 Taliban fighters as Afghan government forces battled insurgents in southern Helmand province overnight, provincial officials said Wednesday. According to Attahullah Afghan, who heads the provincial council in Helmand, most of the casualties — which included men, women and children — incurred in an airstrike 20

November 5, 2018 7:40 PM Man accused of Fredericton murder spree says he wants different lawyer

FREDERICTON — A Fredericton man accused of murdering two police officers and two civilians in an August shooting spree has told a judge that he wants a new lawyer. The court was to have heard the Crown’s application today for a psychological assessment, but that’s on hold until Raymond’s lawyer issue is settled. During two previous court appearances 21

October 28, 2018 5:17 PM Sri Lanka’s political crisis turns deadly

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA—Sri Lanka’s escalating political crisis turned deadly Sunday when the bodyguard of a former Cabinet minister fired on a crowd, killing at least one person and wounding two others, police said. The former petroleum minister, Arjuna Ranatunga, was a member of the Cabinet that President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Saturday, one day after 27

October 10, 2018 7:18 PM UN reports sharp deterioration in Mali as Canadian peacekeeping mission starts

Guterres nonetheless paints a picture of a Mali at war with itself, particularly in the centre of the country, as various ethnic groups and extremist groups targeted each other as well as the Malian military, international forces and civilians — leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced. The human rights situation was similarly worse due to hundreds 19

October 10, 2018 12:45 AM Lawyers fight to rule out death penalty for New York truck attack trial

NEW YORK—Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people when he drove his truck onto a New York City bike path said Tuesday that the death penalty should be ruled out because President Donald Trump was “uninformed and full of rage” when he called for it. The lawyers said in papers filed in Manhattan federal court on behalf of Sayfullo Saipov that Trump 21

October 7, 2018 10:23 PM Vote counting begins in Cameroon presidential election

Gun fighting between the military and separatists began Saturday in at least six towns and villages including Nkambe, Mamfe and Kumbo. Several buildings have been burned, including residences where voting material was thought to have been stored. Several armed men had been killed by military in the Southwest region, Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai confirmed 42

September 7, 2018 1:48 PM Iran, Russia and Turkey presidents meet for summit to discuss Syria’s future

“The fires of war and bloodshed in Syria are reaching their end,” Rouhani said, while adding that terrorism must “be uprooted in Syria, particularly in Idlib.” Each of the three nations has its own interests in the years-long war in Syria. Iran wants to keep its foothold in the Mediterranean nation neighbouring Israel and Lebanon. Turkey, which backed 26

September 5, 2018 4:59 PM Alleged Fredericton shooter makes false statements about Muslims in video

Raymond, 48, is alleged to have fired down upon four people from his apartment window with a long gun, killing two civilians as they loaded a car for a trip and two police officers who responded to the scene on Aug. 10. In the video, Raymond falsely states that Muslim immigrants in St. John’s, N.L., had successfully demanded the removal of a cross from a church 29

September 3, 2018 7:27 PM Police ID victim of Coronation Park shooting

Police have identified the man shot point blank in Coronation Park Sunday, a father who had been attending a memorial with his family. While crowds were enjoying the CNE Sunday evening, across the street in the park, tragedy was unfolding. Police were called to the park, south of Lake Shore Blvd. W. and across from the Princes’ Gates, for the report 27

August 27, 2018 1:42 PM John McCain’s former Vietnamese jailer says he was ‘very fond of him’

Speaking to reporters after writing in a book of condolences, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink said McCain was “a great leader and real hero” who helped normalize relations between the former enemies. “He was a warrior, he was also a peacemaker and of course he fought and suffered during the Vietnam War, but then later as a senator, he was one of the leaders 34