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A ‘second class’ spy: Muslim CSIS agent alleges discrimination, abuse

Canada's spy agency is being sued for racial and religious discrimination by a longtime employee who alleges that his Muslim faith marked him as a target for harassment, emotional abuse and even physical assaults. The suit, filed in Federal Court in Ottawa last week by an intelligence analyst using the pseudonym Sameer Ebadi, claims a pattern of bullying and prejudice stretching back almost two decades that saw the man treated as a "second ..

Prince Harry and Meghan warn media over paparazzi shots

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have issued a warning over harassment by paparazzi photographers after stepping down from their royal duties to start a new life in Canada, a royal source said on Tuesday. The warning came after the media published images of Meghan taking a stroll through a park in Canada. They have been used by several outlets, including on the front page of the Sun, Britain’s best-selling daily news..

Father charged with sexual abuse after keeping children captive for 10 years

A father held six of his nine children captive for nearly 10 years, telling them "bad spirits" would enter their bodies if they left the house, a court has heard. Gerrit-Jan Van Dorsten, 67, is charged with unlawful detention, child abuse, money laundering and sexual abuse after he and five adult children were found at an isolated farmhouse in Ruin..

Lawyer: I voted against Trump, here’s why I’m defending him

The White House has unveiled its legal defence as the Senate prepares for the start of Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Tuesday. The US president's team argue that the Democrats have wrongly identified abuse of power as an impeachable offence, and that the impeachment process itself has been "irredeemably flawed". They will also say t..

Deadly new virus with no cure ‘can be transmitted by humans’

Chinese authorities have confirmed a deadly virus that has infected more than 200 people in four countries can be transmitted via human-to-human contact. The confirmation comes as airports around the world introduced temperature screening, with hundreds of millions of Chinese people travelling home and abroad for the Lunar New Year holiday. China&..

Titanic wreck gets extra protection in UK-US deal

The wreckage of the Titanic will be protected from potentially damaging expeditions thanks to a new agreement between the US and the UK. Almost 35 years since the doomed passenger ship was found underwater off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, the two countries have signed a treaty giving them the power to block efforts to explore its remains. Th..

Japan’s Leader Vows to Boost Nation’s Role in US Alliance

AdvertisementJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Sunday to bolster his country’s role under its security pact with the U.S. in “outer space and cyberspace,” as the allies marked the 60th anniversary of a treaty that has been the basis for their postwar defense alliance. Abe’s grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, who was prime minister at the time, signed the treaty in Washington on Jan. 19, 1960, with President Dwight Eisenhower. The treaty allows..

Nine killed as Indonesia footbridge collapses

Nine people have died in Indonesia after a footbridge collapsed. Bodies have been pulled from the water as far as 12 miles (20km) away after the busy bridge broke on Sunday, plunging people into the river below. Several people are still missing and presumed dead, including a 14-year-old boy, according to local officials. The bridge was located in ..

Trump promises farmers that China trade deal will be good for them

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump sought on Sunday to assure American farmers and ranchers hit by a protracted tariff war with China that a trade agreement he signed with Beijing will lead to major purchases of U.S. agricultural products. U.S. President Donald Trump puts his hand to his head while speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and Trade Show in Austin, Texas, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lama..

Gunman kills two Hawaii police officers, dies in house fire: local media

Smoke billowing from a fire at Kapi'Olani park where an ongoing shooting incident occurred in Honolulu, Hawaii in this still image obtained from a January 19, 2020 social media video. Twitter @HelloHiMattHere via REUTERS (Reuters) - Two Hawaii police officers were fatally shot on Sunday by a man who authorities believe later died in his home after he set it on fire in a quiet neighborhood not far from Oahu’s busy Waikiki Beach, officials an..

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