OTTAWA — Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has hired a new legal affairs adviser who once argued that the Supreme Court over-stepped its bounds when it struck down the ban on medically assisted dying.
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BERLIN—Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler’s day planner reinforces historians’ views of how mass murder was institutionalized and routine in Adolf Hitler’s Germany.
Bild newspaper this week has been publishing excerpts from the calendar, which was found in a Russian archive in 2013 and is being prepared for publication next year.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Apparently unaware she could face a death sentence, a British porn actress says she flew to Iran to undergo a nose job and later wrote online about it, immediately sparking a social media outcry in the largely conservative Islamic Republic.
Philadelphia is urging residents not to swim in dumpsters after a rented trash bin was filled with fire hydrant water and transformed into a pool.
The online news site Billy Penn first reported the shenanigans at a weekend block party.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Right after getting off the plane, sweat beads will start to gather on your forehead.
That’s just Rio de Janeiro’s ever-present humidity saying “hello.”
Look around and you will be enveloped by shades of green—lush tropical forests jammed between buildings of all sizes—and tones of blue along the miles of inviting coastlines.
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RIO DE JANEIRO—Police in Rio de Janeiro said a Russian diplomat trying to repel an attempted robbery yesterday near the Olympic Park was involved in a shooting that left the assailant dead. The Russian embassy denied any of its employees were involved in the incident.
RIO DE JANEIRO—One of the lead investigators into the Russian doping crisis accused the World Anti-Doping Agency of contributing to the chaos ahead of the Olympics by not pushing for a probe into the country’s entire sports system at an earlier date.
GATINEAU, Que. — Canada is 150 days away from the launch of a year-long celebration to mark its 150th anniversary.
Across the country, Liberal MPs kicked off the countdown today that will culminate with the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
BANFF, Alta. — Parks Canada says staff have killed another wolf that was seeking to feed at campgrounds in Banff National Park, as wardens charge a growing number of campers for leaving out food and garbage.
MONTREAL—Human remains found last week in Quebec’s Gaspe region might be those of Irish immigrants fleeing the potato famine who died in an 1847 shipwreck, Parks Canada said yesterday.
Archaeologists found bones and skeletons of at least eight individuals likely five adults and three children near Cap-des-Rosiers, Que. in late July.