'I'll beat this terrible disease': Rob Ford releases audio clip from hospital
The day after Toronto’s mayor was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer from a tumour in his abdomen, Rob Ford’s brother and mayoral candidate...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare form of cancer
The tumour in Rob Ford’s abdomen, the discovery of which led the mayor of Toronto to drop out of the upcoming election, is both malignant and rare,...
Canada slaps Russia with new sanctions
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced Tuesday that Canada will be adding to the sanctions placed against Russia, a move designed to further condemn...
Obama to ramp up U.S. response to Ebola with military mission
The United States is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S.
Major hurricane Odile hits Mexico’s Baja
The powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile has made landfall on the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of marijuana in chase at sea
Costa Rica’s coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean.
U.S. military action against Islamic State stokes war of words over terminology
A day after US Secretary of State John Kerry refused to use the word “war”, Obama administration officials have begun to use the word to describe...
Escaped high school shooter recaptured after five-hour manhunt
An American teenager serving a life sentence for shooting three of his classmates in 2012 has been caught about 90 metres from the Ohio prison fence he...
Foley family: ‘Government threatened us over ransom payment’
Diane Foley, mother of slain journalist James Foley, said White House officials told the family they would face criminal charges for supporting terrorism...
'Thanks for your time': Woman fighting cancer gets fired without pay
A woman who is battling pancreatic, liver, and ovarian cancer is also now unemployed, thanks to the oral surgeon who employed her for 12 years.
Rob Ford quits mayoral race, but brother Doug steps in
A period of scandal marked by outrageous, offensive, bizarre and frequently entertaining conduct took yet another circus-like twist Friday when an ailing...
U.S. threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance
The U.S. government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo Inc $250,000 a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, according to...
Escaped Ohio teen killer serving three life senteces is recaptured
A convicted teen killer serving three life sentences for a school shooting, has been recaptured following a manhunt, a law enforcement official said.
9/11 anniversary: America remembers World Trade Centre attacks
America is marking the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks against the backdrop of a new Islamist threat rising in the Middle East.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in hospital with abdominal tumour
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety after a well-publicized battle with addiction, was admitted to hospital with a tumour in his abdomen...
Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests over teen’s shooting
A planned highway shutdown fell through Wednesday as a wall of officers in riot gear kept Ferguson police shooting protesters from walking onto Interstate...
Obama’s strategy on IS includes Syrian rebel support; blast hits Baghdad
President Barack Obama planned to outline a broad expansion of the U.S. military’s role in combating Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria in a high-stakes...
U.S. father faces murder charges in deaths of his five children
A man accused of killing his five children in South Carolina and driving their corpses through several states before dumping them in Alabama will be charged...
'Historic' breakthrough: Lost ship from Sir John Franklin's Arctic expedition found
A Canadian search team has unlocked one of the world’s great exploration mysteries with the discovery of one of two lost ships from Sir John Franklin’s...
'Provocative' act: Canadian warship 'buzzed' by Russian military jet
Russia has dismissed Canada’s complaint that three Russian military aircraft acted “provocatively” by flying near a Canadian navy frigate...
Small meteorite smashes into Nicaraguan capital
A mysterious late-night blast in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua that left a crater 12 metres wide was most likely caused by a meteorite, government...
Mexico evacuates 2,500 as hurricane lashes Pacific coast
More than 2,500 people were evacuated and a fishing village severely flooded as Hurricane Norbert swirled off Mexico’s Pacific coast, officials said.
All white: Two albino lobsters caught in a week
The chances of catching an albino lobster is said to be one in a hundred million, but two lobstermen on the U.S.
Hurricane drenches Mexico; may help parched U.S. Southwest
Hurricane Norbert dumped heavy rains and prompted evacuations as it marched up the coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Friday.
Unresponsive, private U.S. plane crashes off coast of Jamaica; owner, wife dead
A small U.S. private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica on Friday after veering far off its course toward southwest...
Hundreds at service for slain journalist Steven Sotloff
Letters slain journalist Steven Sotloff wrote to his family before he was beheaded by Islamic State militants (also known as ISIL and ISIS) were read at...
Lava flowing toward homes on Hawaii’s Big Island
Residents in a rural, isolated region of Hawaii’s Big Island still reeling from a recent tropical storm turned their attention to a potential new...
Tornado experiment mishap in museum injures 8 children, 4 adults
An attempt to recreate a tornado in a science experiment has injured 13 people, including several children.
Mexico unveils futuristic design for new $9 billion airport
Mexico’s government on Wednesday unveiled the winning design for a new, futuristic, spider-shaped airport for the capital that will ease delays and...
DNA evidence finally clears brothers after 30 years in prison
Two men who have each served 30 years behind bars have had their convictions overturned after they were exonerated by newly discovered DNA evidence.