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February 20, 2015 - 2:50pm
1 week 4 days ago

TORONTO (AP) — The heartbreaking story of a three-year-old boy who died after wandering away from a Toronto apartment into the bitter cold is prompting an outpouring of generosity.

Elijah Marsh walked out of the building early Thursday morning and was found about six hours later in the corner of a nearby backyard. He was rushed to hospital and police announced his death several hours later.

The news of Elijah's death was a "gut-wrenching moment" for...

February 20, 2015 - 2:43pm
1 week 5 days ago

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian man accused in the home invasion attack of a 101-year-old World War II veteran is now facing murder charges in the killing of three people in 2007.

Police said Friday they have charged 59-year-old Ian Bush in the deaths of a retired judge, his wife and their neighbor.

Earlier in the day, Bush was found fit to stand trial in the Dec. 18 attack on Ernest Cote, a D-Day veteran. Bush allegedly put a plastic bag over Cote...

February 20, 2015 - 2:38pm
1 week 5 days ago

PARIS (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has thanked a French court that is trying him for pimping for listening to his side of the story.

The court in northern Lille set a June 12 date for the verdict at Friday's close of the three-week trial. Strauss-Kahn denies pimping but has admitted to orgies, being "rough" with "conquests" and needing sex with exceptional frequency. None of that is illegal.

Last week, the...

February 20, 2015 - 2:35pm
1 week 5 days ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The official leading the World Health Organization's response to the Ebola outbreak says a steep decline in case numbers has leveled off over the past month and that the development is a cause for concern.

Dr. Bruce Aylward told reporters Friday "today is the first time we have the data to demonstrate this" flattening of the curve.

The U.N. has said 10 times fewer people are being diagnosed with Ebola each week than in September...

February 20, 2015 - 2:33pm
1 week 5 days ago

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian politician has blamed cheap, tight underwear for his sudden departure from Parliament causing him to miss a vote on anti-terror legislation.

Opposition lawmaker Pat Martin told Parliament Thursday he had bought a bunch of men's underwear for half price which were clearly too small for him, making it difficult to sit for any length of time.

He apologized for missing the vote amid laughter in the chamber and asked for...

February 20, 2015 - 1:49pm
1 week 5 days ago

CAIRO (AP) — The relatives of four Coptic Christian hostages held by gunmen in Libya for months are appealing for help from local and Libyan authorities to ensure their safe release

A video released earlier this week by the Islamic State group's Libyan branch showed the beheading of another 21 Egyptian Christian hostages.

The four hostages, all members of the same family from the southern Egyptian city of Abu Teeg, were abducted last August while...

February 20, 2015 - 1:40pm
1 week 5 days ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor has opened an inquiry into alleged misconduct by Mayor Eduardo Paes over the construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in a nature reserve.

Documents provided Friday by the Rio state public prosecutors' office show prosecutor Alberto Flores Camargo is weighing whether to bring charges against Paes.

An activist group called Golf For Whom alleges the city harmed taxpayers by allowing...

February 20, 2015 - 12:39pm
1 week 5 days ago

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says he will not allow anyone to get a military advantage over Russia and pledges that the country will never yield to foreign pressure.

In a tough statement that comes amid tensions with the West over Ukraine, Putin warned Friday that "no one should have any illusions that it's possible to achieve military superiority over Russia or apply any kind of pressure on it." He added that the nation's military would always have an "...

February 20, 2015 - 12:35pm
1 week 5 days ago

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan court has convicted 18 men for being part of a criminal band aiming to carry out terror attacks, including a former member of the Spanish military.

The men were arrested in January in six cities across the country and received sentences Friday ranging from three to 10 years.

One of the men was described as a Moroccan-Spanish citizen who served in the Spanish army before resigning and joining al-Qaida in Afghanistan....

February 20, 2015 - 12:23pm
1 week 5 days ago

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A group of almost 200 Egyptians have crossed into Tunisia from Libya, the first of thousands expected to flee the turmoil in the country.

The execution of 21 Egyptian Christians by extremists and retaliatory Egyptian airstrikes has prompted many Egyptians to want to leave Libya.

Authorities said 192 Egyptians went through the Ras Jdir border crossing Friday and headed to the Djerba airport where they will fly back to Cairo....

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