Trudeau apologises for ‘deep harm’ of residential schools

Media captionCanadian PM Justin Trudeau issues residential school apology Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has issued a formal apology to former residential school students in Newfoundland and Labrador. Some 150,000 indigenous children over more than 100 years were separated from their families and forced to have a state-run education. Survivors of five schools in the Atlantic […]

Three dogs help injured woman survive Canadian wilderness

Image copyright Courtesy Coquitlam RCMP Image caption The search for Annette Poitras and her dogs lasted three days A Canadian dog walker could not have survived over two days in the wilderness without the help of her border collie, a boxer and a puggle. Annette Poitras, 56, was walking the three dogs on Monday in […]

Uma Thurman vents anger at Weinstein

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Thurman has appeared in a number of films produced by Weinstein US actress Uma Thurman has sent out a Thanksgiving message venting anger at movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women. She did not detail any personal issues but added: […]

Trump-Russia investigation: Michael Flynn’s lawyers ‘split from Trump’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Flynn resigned as President Trump’s national security adviser after just 23 days Lawyers for former top White House aide Michael Flynn have told Donald Trump’s legal team they can no longer discuss the investigation into alleged Russia interference in the 2016 US election, media reports say. The move […]

Canada grants refugee status in about 60% of migrant cases

Media captionHundreds of migrants are illegally crossing the US border into Canada each day Over half of the migrant asylum claims heard by Canadian refugee officials this year have been successful. New figures released by the federal Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) show that of 1,572 claims heard so far, 941 have been granted. The […]

Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook plans to let people see if they had “liked” pages created by “foreign actors” to spread propaganda during the US presidential election. The social network has previously said as many as 126 million Americans may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based agents over the past two years. It is building […]

US gun control: Jeff Sessions announces review into background checks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twenty-six people died in the mass killing in Texas US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a thorough review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of people who want to buy guns. The review will assess how key information about the gunman who carried out a […]

US school bullying: Mother charged over hidden recording

Image copyright Image caption Ms Sims said she hid the recoding device in her daughter’s backpack to prove that no effort was being made to stop bullying A mother in the US who equipped her daughter with a hidden digital recorder at school to catch alleged incidents of bullying has been charged by police […]

Flea market photo shows ‘Billy the Kid and man who shot him’

Image copyright Frank Abrams Image caption Historians believe the photo shows Billy the Kid (second from left) and Pat Garrett (far right) A photo discovered by a US lawyer at a flea market may be a rare image of Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid and could be worth millions, experts have said. Frank Abrams […]

MS-13 gang ‘behead man’ in park near Washington DC

Image copyright Montgomery County Police Image caption Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, has been charged with murder Members of an El Salvadorian street gang stabbed a man 100 times, beheaded him and cut out his heart in a park near Washington DC, police say. Up to 10 members of MS-13 communicated on walkie talkies as they […]

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