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.
Actress Scarlett Johansson is trying out a new role – entrepreneur – after opening up her very own popcorn store in Paris. Of her new project, the Lucy star said: “I am so excited to introduce Yummy Pop, a labour of love and Epicurean enthusiasm. Scarlett had thought of every taste when creating the menu with her husband and business partner Romain Dauriac and chef Will Horowitz of New York-based restaurant Harry and Ida’s.
Reena Virk's grandfather Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard. "I hope she tries to get better and tries to be a better mother and live her life," said Pallan from his home in Victoria. "I wish her well. The court heard how Virk was swarmed by several girls after trying to join a group of teenagers who had gathered under a Victoria-area bridge to drink and smoke pot.
At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.
Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all-out in the final three weeks so he'll have no regrets — even if he loses. The nominees retrenched behind familiar arguments a day after appearing together at a charity event that veered into cutting personal attacks, an unexpected metaphor for this year's take-no-prisoners presidential campaign.
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.
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl star and mother of a 14-month-old girl, visited Ellen on Monday and talked about one of the many challenges of being the parent of a young child, a challenge that is supposed to come with at least one perk. The challenge, in this case, is traveling, and the perk she was expecting was that when flying, she and her baby would get to board the plane first. But apparently, that policy no longer flies at American Airlines, and host Ellen DeGeneres was set on shaming the airline.
Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry. Last month, a four-year-old Edmonton girl was rushed to hospital after receiving general anesthetic at a downtown dental office. The details of what happened are now under investigation by the Alberta Dental Association and College, which has released no information about the incident itself.
Despite acknowledging that an admitted fentanyl trafficker may well have contributed bodies to Nanaimo's soaring overdose death rate, a provincial court judge has opted to keep the 22-year-old out of prison. Judge Ted Gouge decided the pressure on Aden Lee Aaron Rutter to smuggle drugs into jail might be too great for the recovering addict to keep on the straight and narrow. Instead, Gouge gave Rutter a suspended sentence and three years probation for one count of trafficking in fentanyl and one count of trafficking in cocaine.
Think you and your significant other are the only vertically mismatched couple out there? Take a look at these celebs whose difference in height almost surpass their difference in life. From Good Housekeeping
A former Toronto gang member and drug dealer who was shot five times this past July while leading a fitness class in Christie Pits park, hopes his life story can inspire kids to avoid a criminal lifestyle. In an interview with CBC Toronto host Dwight Drummond, Jose Vivar recalled the moments after the shooting.
On "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Caitlyn Jenner had Kim come over to help her pick out a dress, shoes, and accessories before going to the ESPY awards.
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.
Why would your boss turn against you, and see you as an enemy rather than a friend? The answer is that some managers are easily spooked. They were operating in a fearful way even before you showed up. Often when a manager hires someone smart and capable, they are delighted with their new hire at first. The new hire’s outstanding performance makes the manager look good.
A burglar was interrupted by an 11-year-old boy who returned home from school to find the intruder in his house in Wayne Township, New Jersey, on October 17. The Wayne Township Police released this video of the intruder, which was captured on the family’s security camera inside the house. The boy ran out of the house and flagged down a neighbor too call police after spotting the intruder, who was later arrested, according to local media. Credit: Wayne Township Police
Montreal police have a warning for motorists trying to avoid getting photo radar tickets by hiding their licence plates — they're on to you. In an interview on CBC Montreal's Daybreak, Insp. André Durocher of the Montreal police traffic safety division said PhotoBlocker spray, a clear substance that reflects light, has been around for a while.
Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumour . People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumour . In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.
Human remains found in East Selkirk, Man., on the weekend are "historic" and not being investigated as a police matter, RCMP said on Monday. "The RCMP's investigation is now concluded and has been turned over to the Historic Resources Branch of the Province of Manitoba," police wrote in a news release. Human remains were found on the riverbank near the junction of Highway 212 (Ferry Road) and Highway 204 on Saturday afternoon.
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.
This week’s episode of Family Guy took a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, as if we were privy to the sitcom’s shooting, seeing what our favorite characters are like when they’re not doing the show. It turns out Peter is such a diva that he got fired from the show, replaced by Uncle Ricky, played by David Spade.
Quebec MP Steven Blaney is running for leadership of the Conservative Party, and his first major policy position is a ban on the niqab and a promise to invoke the notwithstanding clause if courts strike down his new measures. The former minister in the cabinet of Stephen Harper said he will introduce legislation that would forbid the Islamic face-covering while voting and taking the oath of citizenship. The measures are necessary, Blaney said, to "ensure the sustainability of our integration model" and to protect women's rights.
Chrissy Teigen has melted hearts around the world with the sweetest new video of her baby girl Luna trying green beans for the first time. The six-month-old looks surprised and delighted as she has her first taste of savoury food – and proud mum and avid chef Chrissy made sure to capture the moment. "Her first savory bite – green beans," John Legend's wife captioned the clip, shared with her 8.6 million Instagram followers.
The Oilers Entertainment Group says the man who bought a winning 50/50 ticket at a hockey game last week - then missed the deadline to claim his $67,000 prize - won't have to wait long to learn whether his luck was good that day or very, very bad. Clayton Hinkey bought his ticket during the Oilers game against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, Oct. 16. Hinkey said he hopes the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation will agree to give him the $67,692.50 prize.
Alberta's justice minister says marijuana has not been a "cash cow" for Colorado, but neither has it led to widespread criminal activity. Kathleen Ganley travelled to Colorado late last week to talk to U.S. officials about how they dealt with the legalization of marijuana in their state. The priority for the province, Ganley says, is to get a regulatory framework in place to ensure that pot stays out of the hands of children, and that our roadways remain safe from impaired drivers.