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8 Quebec police officers suspended over allegations of abuse against aboriginal women

MONTREAL –  Eight Quebec police officers have been suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct and other abuse against aboriginal women. Public Security Minister Lise Theriault announced the suspensions Friday, a day after Radio-Canada’s [...]

Death toll from US airstrike on Afghan hospital now 23 after confirming staffer killed

KABUL, Afghanistan –  International medical charity Doctors Without Borders says the death toll from a U.S. airstrike on its hospital in northern Afghanistan has risen by one, after it confirmed the death of a staff member. The group, which [...]

Venezuela files suit in US against website that tracks black market currency value

CARACAS, Venezuela –  Venezuelan authorities are filing suit in the U.S. against a website widely used in the South American country to track the plummeting black market value of the local currency. In an unusual complaint filled with images, [...]

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 Hurricane Patricia threatens Mexico’s Pacific coast, Texas

Oct. 23, 2015 -Residents prep for Hurricane Patricia filling sandbags to protect beachfront businesses in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Patricia barreled toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in [...]

Refugee children resorting to ‘survival sex’

Thousands of children have arrived from conflict zones in the Middle East. (Sky News) Some refugee children are being forced into “survival sex” to pay people smugglers, the United Nations’ refugee agency has [...]

Chinese tourist arrested in naked tourists beach photo case

FILE: Tourists gather on a beach in Malaysia. (Reuters) A Chinese national has been arrested in connection to series of viral photos featuring tourists stripping down on a Malaysian beach in the coastal town of Semporna. According [...]

Disabled passenger forced to crawl off United flight

DArcee Neal was stranded on a United Airlines plane at Reagan National Airport Tuesday and had to crawl off the plane. (AP) A disabled man says he was forced to crawl off a United Airlines flight after airline workers didn’t [...]

Hungry? Hungover? Don’t worry, Emoji room service has arrived

All the guest has to do is text a string of emojis along with their name and room number to the hotel. They’ll receive a confirmation shortly for the room service order. If a picture is worth a thousand words, an emoji has [...]

What you can learn aboard a cruise ship

Stargazing aboard the Diamond Princess. (Princess Cruises) Who needs a translator? Kids certainly don’t aboard a cruise ship, even far from home. “We use a lot of sign language,” explained Elizabeth Williams, [...]

Taiwanese woman might pay compensation for US plane birth

FILE – A China Airlines Boeing 747-400 sits on the tarmac at the Chiang Kai-shek International airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan. (The Associated Press) A Taiwanese woman who gave birth on a flight to the U.S. in what may have been [...]