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Canadian officials nearly double their estimate of murdered and dead Native women

Federal police have nearly doubled the estimated number of aboriginal women and girls murdered or missing and presumed dead in Canada since the 1960s, media said Thursday. The toll is now 1,000, up from 600, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) said. Citing an anonymous source, the APTN reported that…

Two sleeping children strangled by escaped python in Canada

An escaped python killed two children in their sleep in eastern Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The two young boys, aged five and seven, were sleeping in at a friend’s apartment late Sunday in the small town of Campbellton when they were surprised by the snake. It had…

Two arrested in Canada over terror bomb plot: police

MONTREAL — Canadian police said Tuesday they had arrested two people “inspired by Al-Qaeda” who allegedly plotted to bomb the provincial legislature in western British Columbia. John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody — who were detained Monday, Canada Day — allegedly planned to use pressure cooker devices on the…

Authorities foil ‘terrorist plot’ in Canada

Canadian and US authorities have thwarted a terrorist plot and arrested several suspects, Canadian media said Monday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is scheduled to hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. (1930 GMT) to provide details, while Canada’s public broadcaster said federal police and intelligence agents, as well as…

Drunken man sings entire ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in police cruiser

Dashcam video posted on YouTube Wednesday captured a drunken man singing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the back of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) cruiser. The man begins by insisting that he had “done nothing wrong” and urging the officer to consider the “brotherhood of man of man on the…

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