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  • Chrystia Freeland says Canada keen to play leadership role in Rohingya crisis

    May 5, 2018 9:34 PM 9

    Freeland made her comments Saturday from Dhaka, Bangladesh, where she has been meeting with government officials, aid groups and refugees on a four-day trip. Freeland spent time in Bangladesh’s refugee camps, where she says she was able to hear what the Rohingya people had to say. “The most valuable part of this trip is being able to talk to people who are being

  • Hawaii's Big Island on high alert over quakes, lava fissures from erupting volcano

    May 5, 2018 7:07 PM 27

    Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, has been in constant eruption for 35 years Hawaii's Big Island remains on high alert on Saturday after the Kilauea volcano spewed lava into residential areas, forcing hundreds to evacuate, and a series of earthquakes, including a powerful tremor, shook the island. Scientists and local officials warned

  • NASA’s InSight sets off to dig into Mars

    May 5, 2018 4:29 PM 12

    If successful, the first spacecraft to touch down on Mars since 2012 will dig deeper into the planet than ever before and attempt to make the first measurements of marsquakes. If all goes well, the three-legged InSight will descend by parachute and engine firings onto a flat equatorial region of Mars — believed to be free of big, potentially dangerous

  • Trump offered support to Otto Warmbier’s family in phone call, sources say

    May 5, 2018 1:59 AM 17

    Trump has made Warmbier’s case a key element of his administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign, castigating North Korea for its treatment of him. Trump has made Warmbier’s case a key element of his administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign, castigating the North for its treatment of him during speeches at the United Nations, the general assembly

  • California father accused of shackling children faces perjury charges

    May 4, 2018 10:31 PM 17

    David Turpin and his wife Louise previously pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges after the couple’s 17-year-old daughter escaped the family’s Perris, Calif., home and called for help. Authorities said evidence of starvation was obvious, with the oldest sibling weighing only 82 pounds, and the children were shackled as punishment

  • Meghan Markle won't have maid of honour; dad will walk her down the aisle

    May 4, 2018 2:35 PM 24

    Markle's divorced parents will meet members of the Royal Family ahead of the wedding on May 19 Meghan Markle's father will walk her down the aisle when the American actress marries Prince Harry this month, and both her parents will meet the Queen and senior royals in the run-up to the ceremony, Kensington Palace said on Friday. The bride-to-be's divorced

  • Comey slams Giuliani for calling FBI agents ‘stormtroopers’

    May 3, 2018 7:41 PM 13

    Giuliani referred to FBI agents as “stormtroopers,” a term originally used to describe specialist soldiers of the German Army in World War I and adopted by the Nazi Party for members of its paramilitary wing. In recent days, as Giuliani has made a string of media appearances, he has taken repeated shots at Comey, whom Trump fired last year. Comey is currently

  • California police look to family history tech to nab another killer with DNA

    May 3, 2018 6:46 PM 11

    After DNA-testing technology led to the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer, police hope to use the same method to find the notorious Zodiac Killer. SAN FRANCISCO—Detectives in Northern California are trying to get a DNA profile on the Zodiac Killer to find him with the family tree-tracing technology investigators used to make a recent arrest in another

  • Powerful dust and rain storms in India kill at least 91, injure more than 160

    May 3, 2018 1:42 PM 12

    Wind speeds of up 130 km/h toppled homes and trees in parts of north and western India. LUCKNOW, India—A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said Thursday. The devastation was particularly severe

  • Facebook fires employee over Tinder post about access to private user info

    May 3, 2018 12:54 PM 16

    Facebook security engineer accused of 'using privileged access to stalk women online' Facebook Inc. on Thursday said that it fired an employee accused of bragging on matchmaking app Tinder about his access to private user information. In a statement, Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said the company quickly investigated the situation and immediately