Girlfriend of stabbing victim Azaan Kaleem marks first anniversary of his death

Shannon Martin will meet her boyfriend’s family for an anniversary dinner tomorrow. She and Azaan Kaleem knew each other for six years before they became an inseparable couple who pledged to spend their lives together. But their dreams of travelling then settling down were not realised because he was murdered. Loved ones are mark­ing the first anniversary of his death. […]

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Venezuela's Guaido says intelligence agents detained his chief of staff

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signaling that President Nicolas Maduro may be cracking down on the opposition’s challenge to his rule. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a post on Twitter on Thursday, called for Roberto Marrero’s immediate release and said […]

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B.C. man charged after fentanyl, oxycodone and over 4 kilos of cocaine seized in northern Alberta

A 24-year-old man from Surrey, B.C. is facing numerous charges after RCMP in northern Alberta seized opioids and over four kilograms of cocaine while executing search warrants in Grande Prairie and Wembley. The drug busts were carried out by police on Sunday. Watch below: Some videos from Global News’ coverage of drug busts in Alberta. “RCMP searched both residences and […]

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California man, 96, found in home with hundreds of rats

A Southern California woman is in custody after deputies discovered her 96-year-old father and multiple pets living in a home stinking of feces and infested with up to 700 rats, authorities said Tuesday. Catherine Ann Vandermaesen, 65, was arrested on suspicion of felony elder abuse and misdemeanor animal neglect, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. She was […]

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Dutch authorities seek motive behind Utrecht tram shooting

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch authorities were trying on Tuesday to determine the motive behind the shooting incident on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht in which three people were killed and five wounded. A Turkish-born man, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, was arrested after a seven-hour manhunt on Monday by security forces. Prosecutors have said he is suspected of three […]

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Grieving New Zealand looks for lessons from Christchurch attack

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – After days of intense grieving for New Zealand’s worst-ever mass shooting, attention began to turn to how the country’s gun laws need to change and what warning signs might have been missed ahead of a gunman’s attack on two mosques that killed 50 people. Bodies of the victims of Friday’s attacks in Christchurch were being washed and […]

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Canada's top civil servant to quit as scandal's toll on Trudeau mounts

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The head of Canada’s federal bureaucracy said on Monday he was quitting over his role in handling a corporate corruption case, dealing another blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he battles the biggest political crisis of his tenure. Polls suggest that Trudeau’s Liberals – who a few months ago looked certain to be re-elected in October […]

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One feared dead in Dutch tram shooting in possible terrorist attack: authorities

UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) – One person was feared dead and several suffered gunshot wounds on Monday in a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht and a hunt was underway for the gunman in an incident authorities said appeared to be a terrorist attack. Dutch broadcaster NOS said police had surrounded a building where the suspected gunman was believed […]

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