Twenty-four hostages freed in Cameroon
Photo courtesy of Reuters YAOUNDE, CAMEROON (REUTERS) – Cameroon’s army has freed 24 of some 80 hostages kidnapped during a cross-border attack by suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters based in neighboring Nigeria, a defense ministry spokesman said on Monday. The kidnapping, which occurred in the north of Cameroon on... Read more
Palestinians throw eggs at Canadian foreign minister
Photo courtesy of Reuters RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (REUTERS) – Palestinian protesters heckled and threw eggs at Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird during a visit to the occupied West Bank on Sunday, denouncing Ottawa’s diplomatic support for Israel. Baird was not hit, but one of the eggs smacked onto the roof... Read more
Suspect in RCMP officer shooting found dead
Photo courtesy of Reuters TORONTO, ONTARIO (REUTERS) – The suspect in the shootings of two Canadian police officers in an Alberta casino on Saturday was found dead after being tracked to an unoccupied home, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The RCMP said the suspects’ body was found when... Read more
Miss Israel selfie controversy
Photo courtesy of Reuters BEIRUT, LEBANON (REUTERS) – An Israeli beauty queen’s selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country’s contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy. Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted a photo... Read more
American Sniper breaks box office records
NEW YORK, NY (REUTERS) – Oscar-nominated war film “American Sniper” led U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. The film, which broke the record for a January weekend as well as for any drama opening... Read more
ROME, ITALY (REUTERS) – Juventus and Italian playmaker Sebastian Giovinco is set to join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC on a four-year deal. The announcement of the transfer is expected imminently getting the 27-year-old ‘Atomic Ant’ out of a contract with the Serie A leaders in July. There... Read more