MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still holding 85 girls it abducted from a raid on a secondary school in northeastern Borno state this week,
A hidden form of abuse known as “breast ironing”, in which girls as young as 10 have their chests pounded with hot objects to disguise the onset of puberty, could be taking place in Britain.
Six schools implicated in the so-called 'Trojan Horse' plot by extremists to 'Islamise' secular state education face being placed in special measures
Aquilino Morelle resigned today in the latest sleaze scandal to hit the Socialist French government. But the 51-year-old insisted he had done nothing wrong, and that his shoe collection was not excessive.
A California deputy accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a dog that he said was threatening his life on Wednesday, but video captured by a local television station later showed the animal much smaller than reported and peacefully playing with ch
A New Jersey woman claims she was denied a custom license plate proclaiming her an atheist is suing the state to have it made.
Amanda Todd was one of 10 Canadians, and about 100 worldwide, who police believe were targeted by a man who's been arrested in connection with the 15-year-old British Columbia girl's death, CTV News has learned.
Disturbing images revealed in undercover video footage shows baby calves, just weeks old, are kicked, punched, slapped and yelled at by barn employees in Pont Rouge, Quebec. The video was obtained by CTV’s W5 as part of its investigative report on the Que
They look like fuzzy fingers, waving gently from the depths of the ocean floor but make no mistake — they're stone cold killers.
Hamiltonians have heard this one before. Monday, the Conference Board of Canada reported that in addition to Canada's seven existing NHL teams, Quebec City and Hamilton, appear to meet minimum requirements to become home to franchises in the near future.
Bars and restaurants in six of seven Canadian NHL cities are bracing for another spring without a hometown run at the Stanley Cup, but despite their dire financial predictions, some experts insist that local economies – including the service industry – wi
One of two teens charged in the Rehtaeh Parsons child pornography case is now accused of threatening to kill the girl’s father, Glen Canning.
An activist heckled Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife Laureen about missing and murdered aboriginal women while she spoke at a Toronto film festival devoted to online cat videos.
A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.
Mohammad Whitaker, 27, is accused of shooting into at least nine cars, injuring two of the drivers, in incidents dating to the beginning of March.
Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, disappeared from their homes in Vienna and began posting pictures of themselves wearing niqabs surrounded by armed men.
The RCMP announced the results of their annual Name the Puppy contest on Wednesday.
CTV's Daryl McIntyre sits down with retired Oiler Ryan Smyth, days after he played his last game with the NHL.
Edmonton police said investigators have made the largest-ever marijuana seizure in their history from a single investigation, and four people are facing a variety of charges.
A soldier at CFB Petawawa is facing 18 new sex charges, and police say there are at least several dozen other women who are victims.
A powerful magnitude-7.5 earthquake has hit Mexico's capital, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The story of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane has preoccupied people around the world for more than a month. It also looks to have inspired online scammers who exploit people's interest in trending news topics to install malware on their computers, in
NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE is no more.
An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.
It was fitting the fairytale Winnipeg Blues would win the Manitoba Junior Hockey League championship the same way they won every game this series -- by scoring in bursts.
For a second straight season, and fourth in the last ten years, the Yorkton Terriers are SJHL Canalta Cup Champions.The Terriers finished off a series sweep of the Melville Millionaires with a 4-0 decision on Wednesday night to take the crown.
The Coquitlam Express are underdogs no more. The ninth-seeded team at the start of the playoffs are now B.C. kings, after beating the Vernon Vipers 4-3 Tuesday to complete a 4-0 sweep in the B.C. . . .
DRUMHELLER – Jake Mykitiuk scored early in overtime Tuesday night in Drumheller to lift the Spruce Grove Saints to the Alberta Junior Hockey League title.
A new poll shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's (D) numbers hitting their lowest point in six years.
The federal agency that backed down over the weekend in a tense standoff with a Nevada rancher is being accused of leaving a trail of wreckage behind.
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were handed leaflets ordering them to register with the new self-proclaimed pro-Russian leadership
Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.
According to a Dutch media outlet, a 35-year-old man was arrested in January and appeared in court on Wednesday. He cannot be named until later in the Dutch court proceedings.
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
Measles outbreaks and high numbers of children sickened with whooping cough and chicken pox have Canadian public health officials and pediatricians concerned about the consequences of parents’ vaccine hesitancy.
A man has been arrested in the Netherlands apparently in connection with the online bullying of Amanda Todd, the B.C. teen who killed herself in October 2012.
Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.
Portland officials said Wednesday they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone u
A Saskatchewan man who just wanted to take a selfie in front of a train has become an internet sensation, after he was kicked in the head by someone on a speeding locomotive.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air-policing mission as a response to the crisis in the Ukraine.
Child and mom were struck at a marked crosswalk by a driver who ran a red light Tuesday morning.
The iconic Ford Mustang, which spawned its own class of automobiles dubbed pony cars, celebrates 50 years of production on April 17. Here's a look at some of that history.
A 10-year-old girl is dead after being mauled by two dogs in Lac Brochet, Man., a small First Nations community in the far northern part of the province.
Christine Allen, the Kitchener, Ont., woman accused of poisoning eight children and an adult, has been sentenced to six years in prison, including time already served, after pleading guilty to four counts of administering a noxious substance with intent t
Turkish homosexual rights groups expressed alarm at a government-led project to build prisons only for criminals who declare themselves as homosexuals, saying it would lead to more discrimination in the country.
The RCMP has laid charges of mischief against a 19-year-old man in relation to the alleged theft of confidential information – using the Heartbleed bug – at the Canada Revenue Agency
Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applaud the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats.
The UN Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims.
Canadians' out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs, dental care and insurance premiums rose over a 12-year period for all families, especially people with lower incomes who may have reduced their use of health-care services, a new report suggests.
In a series of exclusive letters with CBC, one of the men convicted in the so-called Toronto 18 bombing plot in 2006 offers his own analysis of his transformation from a typical immigrant teenager to a radical convicted on a terrorism-related charge.
SYDNEY, April 15 (RTRS) - Fish on a remote coral reef in the South Pacific have altered their behaviour, as acidification of the ocean changes their natural habits, making them attracted to the smell of their predators and unafraid of approaching them.
Police in B.C. should immediately stop handing out unnecessary personal information when providing employment-related records checks, says B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. “In my opinion, the current process in British Columbia
Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military says.
A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, has sunk off South Korea's southern coast, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At l
A prestigious research institute in France said it had lost thousands of tubes of samples of the deadly Sars coronavirus.
Patrick Keenan, the general manager of Americab, said two of his drivers said they do not want to drive cabs with Gay Games placards because of their Muslim faith.
Poster outside London hairdresser's shop showing leader Kim Jong Un on 'bad hair day' draws ire from diplomats
Pollution from China's coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter storms over the northwest Pacific Ocean and changing North America's weather, a new study finds. Northwest Pacific winter storms are now 10 percent stronger than they were 30 years ago,
Gasoline prices in Canada are climbing to two-year highs, and could be going higher, according to industry watchers.
The Vancouver Park Board voted last night to approve a motion to develop a plan for free public Wi-Fi in parks and beaches.
A suspect is in custody after five young people — four males and one female in their teens to 20s — died following early-morning stabbings in northwest Calgary. Neighbours say the young people had been celebrating the last day of university classes.
AC/DC may be announcing their retirement as soon as Tuesday, according to media reports. The famous rock band, which formed in 1973, is one of the most popular and highest-grossing bands of all time.
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have confirmed the origins of cold-adapted yeast that is used to produce the most popular beer in the world – “Lager.”
The Harper government’s Digital Privacy Act is being billed as “protection for Canadians when they surf the web and shop online,” but critics say it amounts to a wholesale threat to the privacy rights it ostensibly aims to enshrine. Bill S-4, as the propo
The Iranian regime is slated to hang on Tuesday a 26-year-old woman charged with fatally stabbing her accused rapist.
Justin Trudeau and his Ontario campaign co-chair are facing a $1.5 million libel suit from Christine Innes who was barred from running for the Liberal party
The Conservative government has secretly ordered the Canadian military to share information with allies even when there's a serious risk it could lead to torture.
A Red Deer, Alta., company has been charged with violating international sanctions against Iran by exporting a product that can be used in nuclear applications, officials announced today.
At least 71 people were killed when a parked vehicle exploded at a bus station in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Monday morning, Nigerian officials said.
DETROIT - It looks like a ghost town, and Canadian oil helped build it.The burned-out, abandoned parcels of property in a west-end Detroit neighbourhood are the reverse image of an oil boom town ï¿½ a ramshackle yin to the thriving yang of Fort McMurray,
About 900 social insurance numbers were stolen from the computers of the Canada Revenue Agency, the revenue department has confirmed, following a shutdown of its public online services caused by the Heartbleed Internet bug.
From Yahoo News: Birmingham launched a probe Monday into an alleged hardline Muslim plot to take control of schools. The city council said it had appointed a chief adviser to examine at least 200 complaints as the investigation widened to 25 schools from
A constitutional challenge to voter-identification rules brought in by the Harper government in 2007 may be on its way to the Supreme Court of Canada — where the latest Conservative electoral reforms would create an awkward legal backdrop.
Ontario’s privacy commissioner has discovered that the mental-health information of some Canadians is accessible to the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
New pot vending machine has cameras to verify identity of user.
The US Navy on Saturday christened the first of its newest class of destroyers – the more than $3 billion (£1.8 billion), 610-foot (186-metre)-long USS Zumwalt.
A Canadian college student recently conducted a social experiment to see if people treated her differently if she wore a hijab - she noticed that people actually treated her more kindly and with more respect than when she didn't wear the hijab.
Brandon Nandan, Shakib Shakib killed Sanders and discarded his badly burned body in a Burnaby park in 2011
The Canada Revenue Agency says full service has been restored on all of its online systems as of Sunday.
Saturday night was the final NHL game for Oilers legend Ryan Smyth. NHL players, including many teammates, took to Twitter to congratulate No. 94 on his great career.
Another Canadian warship has been hit by an engine room fire on the high seas. A release from the Royal Canadian Navy says the crew of HMCS Kingston doused a "minor" engine room fire late Saturday morning while the ship was sailing for Halifax after a six
Fifty lions at a safari park in Crimea have become caught up in the Ukraine-Russia crisis.
A Portland woman came home one night and found a stranger in her house with a hammer and the intent to kill her.
Sources say the board of internal economy, the all-party body that sets the rules for MPs' spending, has decided that the House of Commons must be the ordinary place of employment for anyone whose salary is paid by the Commons; they cannot work in offices
RT media: A Sudanese asylum seeker has moved to the treetops in central Berlin after local authorities evicted her refugee camp.
A prominent advocate for transgender and women's rights in the tech world has been charged with raping her wife, The San Francisco Examiner has learned....
Read 'Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report' on Yahoo News Canada. Investigators probing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspect that the co99626622-pilot of the jetliner tried to make a call with his cellphone
Two suspected car thieves who fled from Langley, B.C. RCMP at high speed in a stolen car are behind bars thanks to Air One's thermal imaging camera.
Atheist Gustav Potthoff wants to make sure his public defender is the farthest thing from a Jesus follower.
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center
A Quebec court has ruled that Telus must reimburse customers more than $2.6 million for text messaging fees that the mobile phone carrier collected between 2008 and 2011.
Conservative Senator Linda Frum started a storm of controversy on social media this week when she said Elections Canada has no role in encouraging people to vote.
Navy has had to step in simply to stop the thousands of migrants from
sub-Saharan Africa who make the perilous journey from drowning
The White House refuses to issue a US visa to Iran's pick for UN ambassador, who was involved in the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979.
A woman has thrown a shoe at former First Lady Hillary Clinton as she was giving a speech in Las Vegas.
Scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus mentioning Jesus had a wife is more likely an ancient document than a forgery.
Employers are now not allowed to contact staff during the 133 hours of the week. The new laws help argument that France is laziest European country.
The Edmonton Oilers have called a news conference for Friday afternoon at Rexall Place, where veteran forward Ryan Smyth is expected to announce he's retiring following Saturday's season finale against Vancouver.
Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from people who were sexually abused by priests, and vowed that there will be no going back in the church's fight to protect children. Francis made the off-the-cuff remarks after coming under criticism from victim
Police testimony reveals shocking expense claims at the trial of former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault, who is charged with fraud and breach of trust in relation with more than $700,000 in alleged improper expenses.
Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.
A judge has ruled that major retailers do not have to modify their commercial names to French to continue operating in Quebec.
A British Columbia man who was once described by a judge as "evil incarnate" and is already serving a lengthy prison term for sexually assaulting his stepdaughters has been sentenced for strapping his stepson nearly every day for six years.
The number of passengers believed to be sick with the highly contagious norovirus has nearly doubled aboard a cruise ship sailing to ports in California, officials say.
A child bride forced into marriage in Nigeria killed a groom and three of his friends with a poisoned meal, police said Thursday.
At least nine people were killed and 32 injured on Thursday when a tour bus carrying high school students collided with a FedEx truck in Northern California, a California Highway Patrol (CHP) spokeswoman said.
Brendan Shanahan, who's expected to be named president of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, will have decisions to make on the immediate future of key members in the organization, including GM Dave Nonis and head coach Randy Carlyle.
Tim Bosma's accused killers Dellen Millard and Mark Smich are now facing additional murder charges.
Calling it insensitive to the First Nations people, the Moose Jaw Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee is calling on the Moose Jaw Warriors to reconsider the use of the 1984 team logo in their 30th anniversary celebration.
CBS Television has announced that Stephen Colbert, currently host of The Colbert Report on The Comedy Network, will be the new host of Late Night after the departure of current host David Letterman.
A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has been swept up in an attempted murder investigation that highlights the country's dysfunctional criminal justice system where even children are not immune from questionable legal decisions.
With just days to go before Parliament is scheduled to shut down for a two-week constituency break, tempers flared after the New Democrats accused a Conservative cabinet minister of making "an inappropriate gesture" at NDP member Niki Ashton.
Suspended Senator Patrick Brazeau was arrested early this morning in Gatineau, Que., and is facing charges including possession of cocaine, assault and uttering threats, Gatineau police say.
For 20 years an old hard-bitten Nevada rancher and the federal government have been locked in a bitter range war over cattle grazing rights.
William Guarnere, a World War II veteran popularized by the "Band of Brothers" miniseries, has died. He was 90.
Liberal arts college in Massachusetts says 'we cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with our core values'
‘The Wilderness City’ has a new draft plan that would see five new parks within municipal boundaries, including one that’s 19 times the size of Vancouver’s Stanley Park.
Reports say officers from the police unit are executing a search warrant at the suburban house of former Montreal city manager Robert Abdallah
For every $10 invested in housing the mentally ill or drug addicted, $9.60 was saved in taxpayer-funded services such as emergency rooms and shelter beds, according to a $110-million national study. In other words, by spending four-per-cent more, society’
The head of the British branch of the Muslim Brotherhood warned on Sunday that Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement last week that his government would investigate the group’s activities in the United Kingdom could invite terrorist attacks against
The Conservative government is looking for input on a plan to give security screeners the power to break a lock off a bag when an X-ray flags a concern.
Senators doing a pre-study on proposed changes to how Canadians vote got an earful from former auditor general Sheila Fraser this afternoon. Fraser is following up that appearance with testimony before MPs tonight. Preston Manning will also appear.
Toronto police are responding to reports that as many as five people have been stabbed in an office building near Yonge Street and York Mills Avenue.