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Canadian nabbed with 51 turtles in his pants

A small box turtle crosses the road. AFP FILE PHOTO

A Canadian has been caught at the US-Canada border with 51 live turtles stuffed in his pants in what American authorities claimed was an elaborate reptile smuggling operation.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘Green’ advocates back PH call on toxic waste

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Environmental advocates from 30 countries and territories around the world have backed the call of a local environmental group for the Canadian government to take back the 50 containers shipped to Manila earlier this year which turned out to contain garbage, including items possibly hazardous to health.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Canadian Islamist preacher to be deported from Philippines

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips. AFP FILE PHOTO    ARNE DEDERT

A Canadian Islamic preacher detained for being a security threat in the Philippines has agreed to be deported, an immigration official said Saturday.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Snow storms hit western Canada…and it’s only September

Two ponies peer out from their pasture as snow continues to fall in Cremona, Alberta, Canada, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary, and much of the rest of Southwestern Alberta. Unseasonable snow storms battered the western Canadian city for a third day in a row Wednesday, downing power lines to thousands of homes and businesses.  AP PHOTO/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh

Calgary’s one million residents are well accustomed to heavy snow and freezing temperatures–but not in early September.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kerry, Hagel urge coalition against Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listen as NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a leaders meeting on the future of NATO at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia's border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

America’s top diplomatic and defense leaders on Friday pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the will to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq by using military force and squeezing the militants’ financial resources, and they insisted the western nations build a plan by the time the UN General Assembly meets in about two weeks.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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