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Bali bomber Muhammad Cholili released after less than TEN years
An Indonesian bombmaker convicted of helping to orchestrate terror attacks on the resort island of Bali in 2005 which killed 20 people - including four Australians - was released on parole Wednesday, an official said. Muhammad Cholili, 36, was sentenced t
Death of a religion: Isis and the Yezidi
They are scared of lettuce. They abhor pumpkins. They practise maybe the oldest religion in the world. And now, after at least 6,000 years, they are finally being exterminated, even as I write this.
Outrage Builds in Army’s Deadly Abuse of South Korean Soldier
SEOUL, South Korea — The soldiers beat the 20-year-old private almost every day for more than a month. They flogged him with a mop handle until it broke. They made him eat toothpaste and lick their spittle off the floor. At one point, when he became grogg
The Muddled Road to Overhauling Corporate Taxes
Every loophole has its lover.
That’s why, despite the furor that has erupted over American companies adopting foreign headquarters to reduce their taxes, it is proving so difficult to fix a corporate tax system that most everyone agrees is badly broken
Ebola outbreak: How Canada's prep has 'led the world'
The Ebola virus continues to claim lives in West Africa, but the risk of it spreading to the Canadian public remains low, health experts say — and even if a case emerged here, the country is well prepared to handle it.
Barack Obama's Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers
Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government’s widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept. Of the 680,000 people caught up in the
PetroChina billions not paid yet, says Athabasca
Athabasca Oil Corp.’s wait for a $3.2-billion payment by PetroChina to take over its 40 per cent interest in the Dover oilsands project continues. In a second-quarter financial report Wednesday morning, Athabasca said it is still talking to the Chinese gi
Alison Redford, former Alberta premier, resigns as MLA
Alison Redford is resigning as MLA for Calgary-Elbow "to start the next chapter of my life," making the announcement one day before the auditor general of Alberta releases of a special report on the expenses of her office while she was premier.
Death Valley was cooler than Missoula, Montana on Sunday
Death Valley, Calif., which is known for being the world’s hottest location, maxed out at a relatively chilly 89 degrees on Sunday. This temperature – nearly 30 degrees below average – was its coolest high temperature on record for the date by a whopping
Western wildfires go global and go ‘pyro’
Smoke from Canada’s wildfires, which have burned vast tracks of forest in B.C. and the Northwest Territories, has been spotted as far away as Portugal. And its travel is fuelled in part by incredible clouds created by the fires that act like chimneys funn
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