Who are the Taliban?

The hardline Islamic Taliban movement has proved to be a formidable fighting force in Afghanistan and a major threat to its government. The Taliban have also threatened to destabilise Pakistan, where they have controlled areas in the north-west in recent years. Despite a major military offensive against them since 2014, they continue to mount frequent suicide bombings and other attacks […]

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Extreme cold weather in Toronto forces school bus cancellations, transportation delays

Toronto remains under an extreme cold weather alert as bone-chilling temperatures persist on Monday. An extreme cold warning issued by Environment Canada also remains in effect with the windchill hovering around -30 C. The daytime high will reach -12 C with the evening low dropping to -20 C. The cold weather forced many schools boards in the city to cancel […]

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Oregon girl, 8, thanks 'angel' for strength, police for saving her from man with ax who killed 4 in home

Man who murdered 4 in Oregon home shot dead A man who murdered 4 people in an Oregon home was shot dead while trying to kill a child. The 8-year-old Oregon girl who survived a gruesome attack when her mother's boyfriend killed four people in a home on Saturday before being shot dead by arriving officers had one message for […]

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CCTV image shows killer seconds before murdering homeless man

Seconds from murder: Chilling CCTV image shows flip-flop-wearing killer holding concrete slab he used to bludgeon to death a homeless man as he’s jailed for at least 25 years Sergio Lemori, 33, dropped a stone slab on homeless victim’s head four times  Passer-by discovered injured Andrew O’Connell in Brighton following morning  The 54-year-old from Chatham in Kent died from his […]

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Baby formula under lock and key as thefts rise, say Winnipeg retailers

Winnipeg retailers say baby formula  is increasingly being swiped from their shelves and have added extra security measures to protect the products. Food Fare store owner Munther Zeid says only a couple of his stores carry baby formula after so much of the expensive product was disappearing. “I would say more than half was being stolen,” he said. “It’s almost […]

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Teenage adrenaline junkie skateboards downhill at 68MPH in French Alps

Peak performance! Teenage adrenaline junkie skateboards downhill at 68MPH along winding roads through the French Alps Josh Neuman, 19, is a professional downhill skateboarder from North Carolina  On his impressive downhill run in the Alps he zipped past traffic and cyclists  He said the trip to France was: ‘One of the coolest experiences I have ever had’ Incredible video shows […]

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Wind and heavy rain continue in N.S., forcing closures and cancellations

Much of Eastern and Central Canada can expect another day of punishing winter weather. The Environment Canada forecast for New Brunswick calls for flurries and ice pellets or freezing rain this morning changing to snow in the afternoon with winds gusting to 40 km/h, and wind chill temperatures as low as minus 18 Celsius. Flash freeze warnings have been issued […]

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Mum says tragic grandad appeared as a 'guardian angel' in her baby scan after he died on day she fell pregnant

Rebecca Frew, 23, was left reeling after spotting what appeared to be the face of her partner's late dad on the right-hand side of her scan. Stephen Graham, 46, had been rushed to hospital on the same day Rebecca had found out she was pregnant, despite being told she had a very low chance of ever conceiving a child. The […]

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