A migrant who raped a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool has had his conviction overturned because the court could not prove that the child said no. The man, identified only as 20-year-old Iraqi Amir A, violently sexually assaulted the victim while he was undergoing an integration process at Theresienbad pool (above) in Vienna, Austria, last December. Amir was found guilty of serious sexual assault and rape of a minor and was sentenced to six years in jail - but the Supreme Court has now lifted the verdict and ordered a retrial as his defence team successfully argued that there was no proof that the boy did not consent.
A man killed his wife’s sister and father so that he could lure her to their funeral service - where he also murdered her. Samuel Velasco Gurrola wanted to stop his wife Ruth Sagredo Escobedo from testifying against him after he was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. This time his wife ventured out for the funeral and Gurrola killed his wife while she was in the funeral procession and the sexual assault case against him was dropped.
Susan Smith says she remembers walking out of the court room in Medicine Hat last December in shock after a judge ordered her four-year-old son not be allowed to wear feminine clothing in public.
Anderson explained to the officer that her landline, which she keeps in case of emergencies, was down, knocked out by rain on the previous evening — a problem with her Bell service that she's been dealing with for months. After confirming her story, the officer told Anderson this is a common problem. "It happens all the time when it rains," he said. Bell Canada told CBC News there are intermittent service issues in the Junction area, though it declined an interview about the problems.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony. The rapprochement between the two Asia nations could widen a political rift between the United States and the Philippines, whose recently elected leader has made no secret of its antipathy for America and ordered an end to joint manoeuvrs between their militaries. "Your honours , in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military and economics also," Duterte said.
The MP for St. John's East has a solution to concerns over the higher levels of toxic methylmercury expected from flooding of the Muskrat Falls reservoir: eat less fish. Whalen disagreed with McCurdy's statement. Just measure MeHg [methylmercury] levels, eat less fish while MeHg are too high, and compensate," he tweeted on Sunday.
We all know that one person who goes in on Halloween, year after year. Their costumes are always the most original, funny, or downright terrifying at any party, and — let’s be honest — they can make you feel totally low-effort in comparison (yes, even though you went out and purchased Eggo waffles to go with your El from Stranger Things costume). Heidi Klum is obviously that person, only it’s impossible to resent her, because, well, you’ll never find yourself at the same party as her. Klum loves Halloween so much, she’s hosted an annual Halloween bash every year since 2000 (in 2011, she blessed us with two). She’s managed to consistently top her costumes year after year, and it’s an amazing thing to behold. To celebrate the endless font of Heidi’s Halloween inspiration, we put together every look she’s worn over the last 15 years. Read on to see the evolution of Heidi’s Halloween style. See more Halloween style, tricks, and treats!
Irena Nadiotis, 57, fell into the hole at her Grade II listed property 17th century Cotswolds house - and went unnoticed until her daughter Maddi looked out the window. Senior Coroner Katie Skerrett recorded an accidental death.
Donald Trump smiled and pointed into a roaring crowd as he told a joke nobody's ever heard before — about a presidential nominee threatening to ignore the results of an American election. Supporters cheered madly Thursday as Trump, fresh from another must-see TV appearance in the third and final presidential debate, kicked off a campaign speech in Ohio by saying he had a "major announcement" to make. "I would like to promise, and pledge, to all of my voters and supporters, and to all of the people of the United States, that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election," he said, straight-faced.
A Toronto woman says she feels she was taken for a ride after being billed for an Uber trip ordered on her account that she didn't take — 7,000 kilometres away in Krakow, Poland. Laura Hesp was at home in her apartment in Toronto on Monday when she says she received a text saying an Uber driver would be there in five minutes to pick her up. Hesp says she thought it was it was a glitch and posted about the ride to the Weird Toronto Facebook group.
On this week’s episode of Family Guy, they took a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, as if the characters in the show were shooting a Family Guy sitcom. Everyone had gotten tired of Peter’s attitude, so they fired him from the show and replaced him with Uncle Ricky, played by David Spade. James Woods hosted the Inside Family Guy show and was on-set when David was shooting a scene with Lois.
Vancouver Canucks netminder Ryan Miller still has hard feelings over how he has been portrayed in the debate over the size of goaltending equipment. Last season, TSN’s Ray Ferraro pointed out how Miller and Carey Price wear the same size pant even though Price is much heavier than the 168-pound Miller.
BARRINGTON, R.I. — Women clad in yoga pants are preparing to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town, right past the house of a man who derided the attire as tacky and ridiculous .
A Calgary murderer who suffered bruises to his face while he was awaiting trial at the remand centre in 2014 is now suing the Alberta government for $50,000. The injuries were allegedly suffered during a riot that began in the unit where Kyle Ledesma was being held, according to a statement of claim filed at the Calgary Courts Centre. It started after correctional officers threw an inmate's food in the garbage during a search on Nov. 22, 2014 — prompting several inmates to protest.
Parents and students are demanding answers from the York Region District School Board about an investigation into Facebook posts by an elementary school principal that they say are offensive to Muslims. In an email to CBC News, York Region District School Board trustee Billy Pang confirmed an investigation has taken place, saying board staff "have investigated and followed up on the matter," but because it is of "a personnel nature" he said he is not in a position to share any details.
Fri, Oct 21: A new book on the Jian Ghomeshi scandal by Toronto Star journalist Kevin Donovan looks at the former CBC radio star’s dating history. Alan Carter has more.
Bobby Hull chose not to attend his induction into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame this week, in which he and his “Hot Line” linemates Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson were its first honored members. He made this decision because he knew – like we knew, like the Winnipeg Jets knew – that there’s no longer any separating the personal from the professional with Bobby Hull.
There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind. A 55-foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation.
[Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the development of human-like A.I. technologies could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to humanity. Photo: Getty Images]
The Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead finally revealed who Negan killed with his bat, Lucille, at the end of Season 6. Abraham was the unlucky member of Rick’s team to lose his head, but at least he was stubborn, even in the face of death, refusing to go down until he had made sure Negan knew how he felt, saying, “Suck my nuts.”
A Syrian refugee family who came to Corner Brook last December has moved on to be closer to family in Ontario. The al Homsi family was the first of two Syrian families who came to western Newfoundland, under the sponsorship of the Refugee Support Group – Corner Brook Region. Group member Ivan Emke said that saying goodbye was hard, but it's important to remember that people in Corner Brook succeeded in giving a Syrian family a chance to start over.
The 21-year-old daughter of one of men in the Utah-based music group The Piano Guys has been reported missing and may have gotten injured or lost on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, authorities say. Anna Schmidt, the daughter of The Piano Guys' Jon Schmidt, was last seen Sunday, Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said. Anna moved to Portland from Salt Lake City in July.
Toddler Trump eats a taco bowl, builds a lego wall with Mexico, fires off some angry tweets, and trashes the Oval Office during a temper tantrum brought on by his small hands.
Rihanna is just as much a sartorial risk taker as she is a musical hit maker. Leave it to the singer to step out in a sheer dress with nothing underneath, an ensemble made entirely of pink fur, or her special edition chaps-style Manolo boots under only a t-shirt. She may crush the red carpet each time she walks on it (the 2014 CFDA's, anyone?) but don't let that distract from her equally impressive streetwear. Here, keep up to date on her boldest looks. From Harper's BAZAAR