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Family of Toronto man held in Dhaka loses contact with him

July 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TORONTO (AP) — The family of a Toronto student who was detained after surviving a bloody hostage-taking in Bangladesh said Monday that they haven’t been able to contact him for a week and are concerned about his well-being. Tahmid Hasib Khan, a 22-year-old permanent resident of Canada, has been in custody in Dhaka ever since [&hellip...

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Anglican Church of Canada votes against same-sex unions

July 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TORONTO (AP) — The Anglican Church of Canada narrowly voted against authorizing same-sex marriages Monday after nearly a week of passionate debates about blessing such unions at the church’s triennial conference. More than 200 delegates attending the...

N. Korea’s missile likely failed after launch from submarine

July 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

People watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 9, 2016. North Korea on Saturday fired what appeared to be submarine-launched ballistic missile off its eastern coast, the...

15 killed, including 11 members of a family, in north Mexico

July 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A series of attacks by gunmen in the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas left 15 people dead, including 11 members of one family who were shot while still in their beds, officials said Saturday. Six minors were among...

Economy, security key issues as Japan votes for upper house

July 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A voter look up at the list of candidates before filling their ballots in Japan’s upper house parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, July 10, 2016. Japanese are voting in a nationwide election for the upper house that may cement...

Indian troops kill top rebel in Kashmir

July 8, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian government forces killed the top rebel commander in their part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said, describing it as a major success against separatists. Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian...

Seoul says N. Korea test-fires submarine-launched missile

July 8, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A woman walks by a public TV screen showing the North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new...

UN chief calls on Iran to stop conducting missile launches

July 8, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on Iran to stop conducting ballistic missile launches, saying they aren’t in the spirit of last summer’s nuclear deal with six major powers. Ban said in a report to the U.N. Security...

Australian ruling party inches closer to re-election win

July 7, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this July 3, 2016 file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses party supporters during a rally in Sydney following a general election. Turnbull was traveling to Australia’s remote northeast for talks Thursday, July 7 with maverick...

S. Korea, US near agreement on site for US missile defense

July 7, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean military officials said Friday they’re ready to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea to cope with North Korean threats. The announcement will raise strong objections in Beijing,...