Burkina Faso declares state of emergency

Burkina Faso declares state of emergency

Burkina Faso’s president has declared a state of emergency, after tens of thousands of people took the streets, setting parliament ablaze in violence that left at least one person dead. Army General More...

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Harper to announce income-splitting tax break

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will announce Thursday an income-splitting tax break for families with children under the age of 18, CTV News has learned. The move will allow a higher-income More...

Doug Ford loses mayoral race in Toronto

Rob Ford

Doug Ford’s hopes of continuing his brother’s legacy as the next mayor of Toronto were dashed Monday night. He had vowed to carry the torch for cancer-stricken Rob Ford, More...

Police analyse Ottawa gunman video

Police analyse Ottawa gunman video

A video made by the gunman who stormed Canada’s parliament and shot dead a soldier shows ideological and political motives for the attack, police say. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau More...

Sweden recognises state of Palestine

Sweden recognises state of Palestine

Sweden has officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm’s foreign minister has said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the More...

Spike in Russian military flights reported

NATO has reported an “unusual” spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean over the past two days. Alliance military More...

Rousseff re-elected Brazil president

Dilma Rousseff

Brazil’s incumbent president Dilma Rousseff has won a second term, defeating her opposition rival Aecio Neves with More...

Brazil awaits result of presidential poll

Brazil awaits result of presidential poll

Polls are due to close soon in the Brazilian election which will decide who leads the world’s seventh-largest More...

Clashes in Jerusalem after shooting of rabbi Clashes in Jerusalem after shooting of rabbi

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the Israeli closure of the al-Aqsa mosque compound as a...

UN condemns Israeli settlement expansion UN condemns Israeli settlement expansion

A UN official has warned that Israel’s plans for further settlements in East Jerusalem could ignite...

Jewish activist shot in Jerusalem Jewish activist shot in Jerusalem

A gunman on a motorcycle has shot and seriously wounded a prominent Jewish activist in Jerusalem,...

Malaysia court hears Anwar sodomy appeal

Malaysia court hears Anwar sodomy appeal

Malaysia’s top court has begun hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against More...

Taliban claims deadly attack on Afghan court

A group of Taliban fighters have attacked a court in the northern city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, killing at least seven..

UK troops leave Afghanistan after 13 years

British troops have ended combat operations in Afghanistan as they and US troops handed over two huge adjacent bases to the..

Teen tests negative for Ebola in Brisbane, Australia

Teen tests negative for Ebola in Brisbane, Australia

An African girl who triggered an Ebola alert in Brisbane has tested negative for the virus, initial results More...

Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam has died, aged 98

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died this morning aged 98, has been hailed as “a giant” of Australian politics..

Australia parliament reverses face veil rule

Australia’s parliament has abandoned amid an outcry a controversial plan to make women wearing the niqab or the face veil sit..

Ouija Wards Off John Wick at the Weekend Box Office

Ouija Wards screenshot Ouija, the big screen version of the classic Hasbro board game, debuted atop the domestic box office this weekend, warding off..

New Jersey museum exhibiting artworks devoted to Hindu god Siva

Hunterdon Art Museum Hunterdon Art Museum (HAM) in Clinton (New Jersey, USA) is showing an exhibition containing several artworks devoted to Hindu deity Siva...
The world’s most visited cities

The world’s most visited cities

The same attractions that prompt people to love visiting a city – top-ranked restaurants, vibrant nightlife, diverse neighbourhoods, iconic sights –..
Ralph Nader urges Apple to reduce buybacks, improve wages

Ralph Nader urges Apple to reduce buybacks, improve wages

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its..
Chocolate

Chocolate Is Shown to Aid Memory

Science edged closer on Sunday to showing that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose..
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