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Authorities in Nepal arrested Canadian man over 'provocative' tweets

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- A Canadian man has been arrested in Nepal for his alleged provocative posts on Twitter against social harmony.
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Seoul warns of additional N. Korean nuclear test ahead of party congress

The Korea Herald - ‎18 minutes ago‎
North Korea could opt to carry out another nuclear test ahead of the country's rare ruling party congress set for later this week as it has completed all preparations at its Punggye-ri test site, the defense ministry said Tuesday.
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Ex says she never acted on Millard's requests to relay messages

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
More letters Dellen Millard wrote to his girlfriend while in prison were read aloud Monday at his murder trial. Millard and Mark Smich have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the death of Hamilton resident Tim Bosma.
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Prince Harry bares his soul in Toronto visit

Toronto Sun - ‎7 hours ago‎
That was one searingly poignant speech Prince Harry gave Monday, as he took Toronto by storm to launch next year's Invictus Games in this city.
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Solar-powered plane lands in Arizona on round-the-world flight

Reuters Canada - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A solar-powered airplane midway through a historic bid to circle the globe completed the tenth leg of its journey on Monday, landing in Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California, the project team said.
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Media Monitors Report Decline in Global Press Freedom

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
May 03, 2016 12:49 AM. When journalists and media rights activists gather in Helsinki to mark World Press Freedom day Tuesday, there will be a notable absence: Journalist Khadija Ismayilova, recipient of this year's UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press ...
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A second refugee sets herself on fire at Australian immigration camp

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
CANBERRA, Australia -- A Somali refugee was critically injured when she set herself on fire at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru three days after an Iranian refugee died of injuries sustained in a similar apparent ...
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Syrian army extends Damascus ceasefire by 48 hours

CTV News - ‎17 hours ago‎
BEIRUT -- Syria's military extended a unilateral ceasefire around Damascus and opposition strongholds in the eastern suburbs of the capital for another 48 hours on Monday, as a humanitarian convoy delivered aid to 12,000 families trapped in a ...
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Examine police behaviour in missing, murdered women inquiry: advocates

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - Aboriginal women tend to be "underprotected and overpoliced," making it vital that the behaviour of police be examined in the upcoming inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women, advocates said Monday.
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Rona Ambrose made 'solemn vow' not to run for Tory leadership, Tony Clement says

CBC.ca - ‎8 hours ago‎
A former top Conservative cabinet minister - and a potential leadership candidate - says interim leader Rona Ambrose would damage her credibility among her caucus colleagues if she breaks her promise not to run for the permanent job.
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Fort McMurray wildfire shifts from homes, evacuations partially lifted

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
A wildfire near Fort McMurray, Alta. that prompted a local state of emergency has moved away from homes, prompting the mandatory evacuation order for the Prairie Creek neighbourhoods to be lifted.
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Widely used breathalyzer deemed inaccurate by Ontario judge

CTV News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Thousands of impaired-driving sentences across Canada could be called into question after an Ontario judge found that a common type of breathalyzer test was inaccurate.
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Manitoba's reign of lower wireless prices may be over following Bell, MTS deal

The Globe and Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
The sale of MTS to BCE for $3.1-billion plus the assumption of $800-million of debt will reduce the number of major wireless suppliers in Manitoba from four to three, and that could result in higher prices for mobile phone users in the province ...
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Scotiabank to take $275M restructuring charge in second quarter

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
Scotiabank warned Monday it is taking a $275 million after-tax restructuring charge in its second quarter. The bank said it taking the charge as "part of its strategic efforts to enhance customer experience, drive a digital transformation and improve ...
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BC to cut film, TV tax credit after consulting with industry

The Globe and Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
The British Columbia government is cutting film and TV tax breaks amid an industry boom that drove the cost of the tax credits to nearly half a billion dollars in the last fiscal year - a decision that prompted some within the industry to worry U.S ...
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As Pattullo Bridge partially closes for repairs, drivers fan out to other crossings

Vancouver Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
Lane closures on the Pattullo Bridge for the first day of major deck repairs Monday sent thousands of drivers to seek alternate routes, including the already congested Alex Fraser Bridge.
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Google's latest acquisition is owned by an Indian-origin entrepreneur

Times of India - ‎22 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK: Google has acquired a business technology startup founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur as part of its plans to scale training offerings for Google Apps to its customers and customers' users.
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Canadian government raises concerns about sex behind the wheel in driverless cars

MobileSyrup.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
Federal officials who are working on regulations for self-driving cars have provided the new transport minister with briefing notes that highlight their safety concerns - including the fact that users might be too busy having sex to keep an eye on the ...
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French jet skier Franky Zapata smashes world hoverboard flight record

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
The record for farthest hoverboard flight, set last year by a Canadian, has been smashed by a French Jet Ski champion. Franky Zapata, 37, flew a distance of 2,252 metres aboard the Flyboard Air, reaching as high as 50 metres above the ocean off the ...
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'Star Knight' top paid iPhone game app in Canada

Ottawa Citizen - ‎11 hours ago‎
Top 10 free and paid game apps for the iPhone and iPad in Canada for April 25-May 1. Top Paid iPhone Game Apps. 1. Star Knight (JungSang You).
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Bum deal? Madonna steals the show with revealing outfit at Met Gala Ball

Irish Independent - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Kim Kardashian arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) 61 Kim Kardashian arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of ...
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Drake accused of lifting song from aspiring musician

Toronto Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
Rapper Drake has been accused of lifting a song from an aspiring singer and using it on his new album without her permission. The Hotline Bling star released Views on Friday, and the record included a track called Too Good.
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Star Trek TV series to begin filming in Toronto this fall, CBS confirms

CBC.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
Heads up, Trekkies - filming for the new Star Trek television series is slated for Toronto, where local fans hope it will live long and prosper.
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Penguins escape with Game 3 win over Capitals

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Outhit, outshot and largely outplayed, Pittsburgh grabbed control of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington anyway. Blame it on a 21-year-old rookie goaltender who hardly seems intimidated by the stakes, the prospect of his mentor watching ...
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Cult of Hockey: Calder finalist Connor McDavid still has a shot to be first Edmonton Oiler to win elusive trophy

Edmonton Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Connor McDavid raised the hopes of Oilers fans with spectacular plays like this goal-of-the-year candidate against Columbus in his first game back from a major injury.
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Maple Leafs ink Russian defenceman Nikita Zaitzev

Toronto Sun - ‎12 hours ago‎
TORONTO - One Nikita, two Nikitas, three Nikitas. It was hard to keep up with the status of three Russian Leafs prospects with that first name on Monday at Ricoh Coliseum, but the Nikita of note was big defenceman Zaitsev.
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Rare transit of Mercury on May 9

CanIndia News - ‎11 hours ago‎
There will be a rare celestial drama on May 9, when Mercury the fiery planet and the smallest in our solar system passes directly between the Sun and the Earth.
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US stops trying to ban trade in polar bears

CTV News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Inuit hunters may have just brought down their biggest quarry ever. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to stop pushing for an international ban on the trade in polar bear parts -- an effort that has been strenuously opposed by Inuit and the ...

Fighting inhuman invaders: May is invasive species action month

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
With spring in full bloom, and both humans and B.C.'s animal populations enjoying warmer weather, the Invasive Species Council of B.C.
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Archaeologists solve carnivorous killing of 'Moroccan Grotte' a Hominids hominin

Canada News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Researchers have unravelled a very, very cold case - a savage killing from half a million years ago. Tooth-marks on a 500,000-year-old hominin femur bone found in a Moroccan cave indicate that it was consumed by large carnivores, likely hyenas ...
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Flu vaccine in pregnancy protects infants

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Babies born to mothers who received flu shots while pregnant were less likely to have lab-confirmed flu by six months of age, a finding doctors say strengthens calls to immunize pregnant women.
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Ontario urged to make doctors' compensation public

The Globe and Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
The battle between Ontario's doctors and the provincial government is escalating with the installation of a new Ontario Medical Association president and calls for the names of the province's doctors and their compensation to be made public.
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Changes coming to Windsor's smoking bylaws

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Smokers in Windsor will soon have to be more careful where they light up. Windsor City Council voted to update the city's smoking bylaws to include a number of outdoor spaces.
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23rd McHappy Day will serve up smiles

Toronto Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
Be ready to smile this Wednesday, May 4. It's when McDonald's restaurants across the country serve up a big helping of inspiration via the very aptly named McHappy Day, a special, annual fundraising event where $1 from every Big Mac sandwich, Happy ...
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