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October 16, 2018 3:44 PM Militants seize 14 Iranian security forces near Pakistan

TEHRAN, IRAN — Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday in the latest blow to the powerful Revolutionary Guard. Media reports quoted an unnamed but informed source as saying two of those abducted are members of the Guard’s intelligence department. The rest include seven members of the Basij 7

October 6, 2018 3:57 PM 20 killed as overcrowded minibus falls into gorge in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, INDIA—At least 20 people were killed and 16 others injured on Saturday when an overcrowded minibus fell into a deep gorge along a mountainous road in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The 22-seat minibus was carrying at least 36 passengers when it plunged off a Himalayan mountain road near southern Ramban town, said police officer Anita 11

August 31, 2018 6:43 PM Would-be Hamilton hit men get prison terms for murder plots

Two Hamilton men are heading to prison after Vancouver courts heard they took a Greyhound bus to Vancouver with the goal of becoming underworld hit men. Knowah Truth Ferguson, 21, attempted to carry out a murder while dressed in a loose fitting clothing style sometimes worn by Muslim women, carrying his pistol in a purse. Ferguson pleaded guilty to attempting 19

August 28, 2018 12:17 PM Russia to stage biggest military exercises since Cold War

Russia is to hold its biggest military manoeuvres since the height of the Cold War next month, mobilizing about 300,000 troops and including the participation of thousands of soldiers from China, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The Vostok-2018 exercises in Russia’s eastern and central military districts — spanning from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific 28

August 19, 2018 1:02 PM Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontier

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 were wounded during violent protests Friday amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a ceasefire. The protesters threw rocks and firebombs at Israeli troops from behind clouds of black smoke from burning tires. The soldiers responded with tear gas and live fire. Hamas officials have been meeting 10

July 23, 2018 4:24 PM U.K. stays silent on U.S. death penalty concerns for two alleged jihadis

The two men, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, were allegedly part of a notorious cell of British jihadis known for their barbaric treatment of hostages. They got the nickname “the Beatles” because of their British accents. The most prominent member of the group, known as “Jihadi John,” was killed in a 2015 drone strike. In 2014 and 2015, the group 12

July 14, 2018 1:52 PM Six dead after attackers target Somalia’s presidential palace

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—Somali security forces shot dead three extremists wearing soldiers’ uniforms, foiling an attempted al-Shabab attack on the presidential palace that began with a car bomb exploding, police said Saturday. The confrontation came a week after an attack on the nearby interior ministry compound in Mogadishu killed at least nine people, again 15

July 3, 2018 4:19 PM Justin Trudeau to visit Canadian soldiers in Latvia before NATO summit

The Canadian-led multinational NATO battle group was established in Latvia as the alliance’s response to Russia’s surprise annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its invasion of eastern Ukraine. Canada’s leadership of the battle group represents Canada’s largest sustained military presence in Europe in over a decade. Trudeau, who will meet in Riga with Latvian 22

June 27, 2018 12:53 PM Historic transmission link between Labrador and Newfoundland to be energized

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.— An historic milestone is expected today on the East Coast: A power link connecting the Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject to Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital will be formally “energized” for the first time. The Soldiers Pond transmission site, located 40 minutes outside of St. John’s, is connected to Labrador by a 1,100-km transmission 21

June 10, 2018 11:01 PM Harry and Meghan to visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand

Royal tour coincides with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney The newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make an official visit to several Commonwealth countries in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean this coming autumn. The royal couple will make stops in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, the Kensington Palace announced on Sunday. The tour coincides 124