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Update: 176 missing, 14 dead in Washington State slide

Devastating slide near Oso in Washington State. Photo by department of transportation.

ARLINGTON, Wa.. – (Update) There has been a sharp rise in the number of people reported missing as a result of a massive mudslide near Oso with authorities stating that 176 people now listed as unaccounted. Department of Emergency Management director John Pennington also said 14 people are now confirmed dead. Pennington stressed the number […]

March 24th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Top Stories,World | Read More »

All souls lost aboard Malaysia Airlines MH370 as sabotage feared

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Kuala Lumpur – New evidence released to Malaysian authorities by the UK’s Accident Investigation Branch confirms missing Flight MH370 went down in the Indian ocean and that there are no survivors in the harsh environment where several nations have spotted possible debris. Malaysia  Airlines posted its condolences to the families of passengers and crew on […]

March 24th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Top Stories | Read More »

Aga Khan warns extremism is becoming a ‘disaster’

Aga Khan speaks to Canadian parliament on June 27, 2014

OTTAWA – The Aga Khan says religious extremism is on the rise in several countries around the world and in some countries it borders on a “disaster.” He made the comment in a wide-ranging historic speech to both houses of the Canadian parliament on Thursday in Ottawa. The Aga Khan was greeted with a long, […]

February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Canada,Top Stories | Read More »

Full Text: Aga Khan’s historic speech to Canadian Parliament

Aga Khan greeted by Prime Minister Harper while parliamentarians give him a standing ovation. - AKDN Photo by Gary Otte.

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Mr Prime Minister, Speaker Kinsella, Speaker Scheer, Honourable Members of the Senate and House of Commons, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Honourable Members of the Diplomatic Community Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Prime Minister’s generous introduction has been very kind. I am grateful for this invitation, for our association, and for so […]

February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

With ‘heavy heart’ – dad welcomes new baby, but mom dies

Dylan Benson holds his son Iver.

    VICTORIA, BC – A Victoria mom who was brain dead gave birth to a healthy baby and then died. Robyn Benson suffered a brain hemorrhage when she was 22-weeks pregnant approximately six weeks ago. Her husband, Dylan, found her collapsed on the bathroom floor. She had been kept alive until her baby was […]

February 11th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Top Stories | Read More »

‘Why we killed Marius the Giraffe and fed him to lions’ – Zoo explains

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COPENHAGEN – The Copenhagen Zoo that has caused trending outrage on social media sites such as Facebook by killing a healthy Giraffe and then feeding its flesh to other animals tried to defend its plan on its website saying the animal was  ”surplus” in a European breeding program. “The euthanasia is happening in agreement with […]

February 10th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Top Stories,World | Read More »

Canadians say Justin Trudeau would make best Prime Minister

Justin Trudeau is still the favourite for PM post.

TORONTO, ON – Justin Trudeau’s surprise announcement to boot Liberal-appointed Senators from the Liberal caucus appears to be a popular move, but it has failed to earn him any more votes, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for CTV News. But a far higher number of Canadians say Trudeau would make the best prime […]

February 9th, 2014 | Posted in Canada,Top Stories | Read More »

Mystery of young man’s death near Lougheed SkyTrain station

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BURNABY, BC – Police have identified a 21-year-old man found dying on a well-traveled pathway near the Lougheed Mall area SkyTrain station on Thursday. Cops said earlier that they were called to the scene by a passerby who was trying to help the young man. He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead on arrival. […]

February 9th, 2014 | Posted in B.C.,Top Stories | Read More »

Aga Khan to make historic speech to Canadian parliament

The Aga Khan gives and address during ceremonies associated with the Aga Khan museum and park in Toronto.

OTTAWA – The Aga Khan, Ismaili Muslim spiritual leader, has been invited to make a historic address to the Canadian parliament, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday. The Aga Khan has already been honoured with the Order of Canada, honorary citizenship of Canada and has been bestowed with six degrees by five Canadian universities for […]

February 8th, 2014 | Posted in Canada,Featured,Top Stories | Read More »

Murder squad probes young man’s death near Lougheed Mall

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BURNABY, BC – A joint police task force has been called in to investigate the death of a young man near a well-travelled trail near the Lougheed Mall at Austin Road and Lougheed Highway. Burnaby RCMP were initially called to the scene on Thursday evening at around 7:30 p.m. When they arrived they found a […]

February 7th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Top Stories | Read More »