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November 30, 2018 2:55 PM 113 inmates escape from Indonesian prison

BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA—More than 100 inmates escaped from a prison in western Indonesia after overpowering a guard during prayer time, police said Friday. The break occurred late Thursday at the Lambaro penitentiary when all 720 inmates were let out of their cells to take part in evening prayers, said Trisno Riyanto, police chief in Banda Aceh, the capital 11

November 22, 2018 3:17 PM Canadian banks using in-house hackers to improve and test cybersecurity

New regulations that require Canadian businesses to alert their customers about privacy breaches or face hefty fines took effect at the beginning of this month. In May, the Bank of Montreal and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s Simplii Financial digital banking brand said thousands of their customers may have had their personal and financial data compromised 14

November 19, 2018 12:51 PM Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

PARADISE, CALIF.—The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search the ash and rubble where homes once stood before flames roared through 15

November 15, 2018 3:35 PM Newfoundland woman’s search for missing California couple comes to difficult end

LEWISPORTE, N. L.—A Newfoundland woman who launched a desperate bid to find family members missing thousands of kilometres away in a fire-ravaged California town says the search has come to a difficult end. Megan Janes says her aunt and uncle, Paradise residents Paula and Randy Dodge, are no longer missing but also “no longer with us.” In a post on Twitter 13

November 6, 2018 3:07 PM Three found dead in collapsed buildings as search goes on in Marseille

The two buildings, one apparently vacant and the other housing apartments, collapsed Monday at 9 a.m. local time. Authorities said the vacant building had been deemed substandard. It was not immediately clear why they collapsed, or how many people the apartment building housed. Fire crews working with sniffer dogs later brought down the remains of a third 20

November 6, 2018 12:54 PM Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

MADRID—Spanish rescue workers combed the seas and shores of southern Spain on Tuesday, searching for 17 missing migrants a day after finding the bodies of 17 other migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats departing from North Africa. The Spanish Civil Guard said it had found four bodies of migrants and 22 survivors Monday, all men from northern 19

November 4, 2018 12:28 PM Data recovered from crashed Lion Air data recorder: official

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Investigators succeeded in retrieving hours of data from a crashed Lion Air jet’s flight recorder as Indonesian authorities on Sunday extended the search at sea for victims and debris. National Transportation Safety Committee deputy chairman Haryo Satmiko told a news conference that 69 hours of flight data was downloaded from the recorder 21

October 29, 2018 7:51 PM RCMP arrest teen after online threat made to Cape Breton high school

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Inverness detachment of the RCMP. “Given the nature of this sort of event we aren’t specific about what the threat actually was,” said Clarke. “However, it was concerning to both police and the school administration and it did prompt a lockdown and a police response.” She said the decision 14

October 29, 2018 6:22 PM Toronto police arrest man over schemes involving fraudulent credit cards, dozens of false identities and a $36,000 luxury watch

Toronto police have arrested a man accused of leading a cargo-redirection scheme involving dozens of false identities and more than $500,000 in fraudulent credit cards and lost gold, jewelry and electronics. The arrest is part of Project Groundhog, an investigation of the Toronto police financial crimes unit launched this summer. The man led a cargo 21

October 29, 2018 2:56 AM Lion Air flight loses contact, search in Indonesian seas

JAKARTA, INDONESIA—A Lion Air flight lost contact shortly after it left Indonesia’s capital Monday morning, and a search and rescue effort was being made at sea. The Boeing 737-800 plane departed Jakarta, about 6.20 a.m. for Pangkal Pinang on an island chain off Sumatra. Data for Flight 610 on aircraft tracking website FlightAware ends just a few minutes 20