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  • Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 42 in northeast Nigeria: Police

    June 5, 2014 5:03 PM 5

    Suspected Islamist militants dressed as soldiers rounded up and killed at least 42 villagers in Nigeria's northeast, the centre of an escalating insurgency increasingly targeting civilians, a police source said. The assault in Bardari late on Wednesday came a day after officials and witnesses said raiders killed scores of people in three other villages

  • Justin Bourque’s gun-filled Facebook page offers glimpse of accused killer

    June 5, 2014 4:25 PM 9

    Justin Bourque, the alleged gunman police have descended on the Moncton area to find, has a distaste for authority, a passion for guns and planned to “go out with a bang,” according to friends, former colleagues and a lengthy social media trail. Police have released scant details about the 24-year-old man they believe killed three RCMP officers as night

  • Brother of Sudanese woman facing death penalty for 'abandoning her Islamic faith' by marrying a Christian says 'she deserves to be executed'

    June 5, 2014 4:07 PM 4

    The brother of a Sudanese woman facing the death penalty for ‘abandoning her Islamic faith’ has said she 'should be executed' if she continues to be a Christian. The brother of a Sudanese woman facing the death penalty for ‘abandoning her Islamic faith’ has said she 'should be executed' if she continues to be a Christian. Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth

  • Sudan: Woman appeals 'apostasy' death sentence

    June 5, 2014 4:01 PM 3

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A defense lawyer for a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith says she has appealed the verdict. Lawyer Eman Abdel-Rahim told The Associated Press that the appeal demands her client's release because the court that tried her committed "procedural errors." Meriam Ibrahim was last month sentenced

  • ‘Oh my God. He shot him’: Cellphone video shows terrified Moncton residents watching shooting spree unfold

    June 5, 2014 3:39 PM 45

    As 24-year-old Moncton man Justin Bourque allegedly went on a shooting rampage in a residential neighbourhood Wednesday, killing three RCMP officers, a panicked family huddled in front of their window and watched. One of the three inside the living room took video of the ordeal, which perhaps comes closest to capturing exactly what went on during the frantic

  • Former British pop star Gary Glitter charged with child sex offences Add to ...

    June 5, 2014 3:33 PM 12

    Former British pop star Gary Glitter, famous for his figure-hugging shiny silver all-in-one suits and platform shoes, was charged on Thursday with eight sexual offences against two teenage girls dating back to the 1970s. Glitter, now 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, shot to fame in the early 1970s with the hit Rock and Roll and became one of the leading

  • UPDATE 3-Angered by Palestinian unity gov't, Israel to build more settler homes

    June 5, 2014 3:22 PM 5

    * Palestinians promise "unprecedented" response (Adds second group of settler homes planned) JERUSALEM, June 5 (Reuters) - Israel announced on Thursday plans to build some 3,000 more settler homes in response to the inauguration of a Palestinian unity government formed with the backing of Hamas Islamists opposed to Israel's existence. Housing Minister

  • Harrier jet crashes into California city — somehow without injuring anyone

    June 5, 2014 3:03 PM 9

    IMPERIAL, Calif. — A military jet slammed into a Southern California neighbourhood dense with homes and exploded in flames, but the pilot and everyone on the ground emerged unscathed, officials said. Moments after the pilot ejected to safety Wednesday afternoon, the Harrier jet went down in a residential area of Imperial and destroyed two homes and heavily

  • Row between China and Vietnam over South China Sea intensifies

    June 5, 2014 2:44 PM 15

    BEIJING: Admitting that the row with Vietnam over the deployment of an oil rig in the disputed South China Sea is escalating, China today said the Vietnamese vessels rammed into its ships over 1,200 times in recent weeks to disrupt the drilling. The confrontation continued after China moved its rig to another location which Vietnam asserted was part of its continental

  • Sudan: Woman appeals death sentence for converting to Christianity

    June 5, 2014 2:30 PM 11

    The appeal demands the release of Meriam Ibrahim, saying the court that tried her committed "procedural errors," her lawyer, Eman Abdul-Rahim, told The Associated Press late Wednesday. Ibrahim was sentenced to death for "apostasy" last month by a Khartoum court for allegedly converting to Christianity from Islam. She maintains that her Muslim father