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February 22, 2018 4:54 PM Evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honour at the U.S. Capitol next week. He’s the first religious leader to be given the tribute

Congress has held such solemn ceremonies just 32 times in American history. WASHINGTON—The body of the late Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honour at the U.S. Capitol, congressional leaders announced Thursday, with the evangelist becoming the first religious leader to be honoured by the nation in that way. Graham, who died Wednesday age 99, will lie in honour 11

February 21, 2018 4:59 PM Israel gives thousands of African migrants a choice — go to jail, or be deported to a country you’ve never seen before

Some 40,000 African migrants in Israel, nearly all from Eritrea and Sudan, began receiving deportation notices this month. The deportation plan, which is widely presumed to involve relocation to Rwanda and Uganda, has sparked outrage in Israel. KAMPALA, UGANDA—Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could 14

February 14, 2018 7:40 PM Cleveland Clinic does its 2nd face transplant; male patient was badly disfigured in car crash

Cleveland Clinic surgeons have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announced Tuesday. The operation in late September was the second face transplant by the Ohio hospital. More than two dozen face transplants have been done around the world, starting in 2005 with a French woman mauled 24

February 14, 2018 7:32 PM Trump’s military parade could cost as much as $30 million, Mick Mulvaney says

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s proposal to hold a large-scale military parade in Washington, with marching soldiers and rows of tanks and armoured vehicles, could cost as much as $30 million, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. The cost would depend on how many troops are involved and the types of military equipment 14

February 13, 2018 9:13 AM Trial begins for Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, accused of slapping Israeli soldier

Military judge said Tuesday the trial will be closed to the media 'for the protection of the minor' Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial before an Israeli military court for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers in December in a case that has drawn wide criticism of Israel for prosecuting the teenager. It has also underscored what Palestinians 28

February 12, 2018 7:22 PM Supermarket chain stirs passion, outrage with World War I advertisement

LONDON - Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth. The scene is the unlikely backdrop for a holiday commercial that has many Britons reaching for hankies — and others demanding it be pulled from the air. The 3-minute, 40-second mini-movie from the Sainsbury's grocery chain depicts the 1914 Christmas Truce 28

February 10, 2018 4:36 PM At least 27 dead after bus crash on winding slope in Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA—A bus plunged from a hill while travelling on Indonesia’s main island of Java on Saturday, killing at least 27 people, police said. Local police chief Muhammad Joni said 16 other people were hospitalized with injuries, some in critical condition, from the accident, which occurred on a winding slope in Subang district of West Java province 7

February 3, 2018 5:52 PM Pilot killed after Syrian rebels down Russian warplane

Plane crashed close to key highway connecting Damascus and Aleppo A Russian pilot who ejected from his fighter jet after it was shot down in northwestern Syria on Saturday was killed by militants after he landed alive on the ground and resisted capture by an al-Qaeda-linked group, Syrian monitors and a Syrian militant said. The Russian news agency TASS quoted 20

February 2, 2018 6:52 PM Canada’s UN peacekeeping contributions shrink again, despite Trudeau Liberals’ promises

OTTAWA—The number of Canadian peacekeepers deployed on United Nations missions has reached a new low, despite repeated promises by the Trudeau government to increase Canada’s contributions. The latest UN figures show that Canada had just 43 peacekeepers deployed on missions at the end of December, down from 62 in November. The new figure comes despite 14

January 23, 2018 8:57 PM North Korea signals it might hold large military parade day before Winter Olympics

Pyongyang’s statement Tuesday did not mention a parade, but it said the North would “significantly mark” the new Army Building Day on Feb. 8 with “diverse events.” SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—North Korea announced Tuesday that Feb. 8, the day before the Winter Olympics open in South Korea, will be a national holiday honouring its army, raising the possibility 16