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.
Hyojung Lim, 44, moved to a flat in South London with husband Jaesok Lee, 40, after they fled North Korea in 2007. Prosecutors alleged that Lim killed her husband as an act of revenge for getting his lover pregnant, saying she had text him “If you do that, you will die all of a sudden”. The jury heard that Lim knifed her husband in the throat and chest at their home in New Malden, Surrey, with such force the tip of the blade snapped off and embedded in his spinal cord.
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.
A Calgary police officer is furious with the despair, panic and sorrow caused when drivers get behind the wheel after drinking, as police deal with a pair of fatal collisions in less than a week that are believed to involve alcohol. One person was killed and several of his family members were seriously injured in the crash at Country Hills Boulevard and Metis Trail northeast early Sunday morning. A Dodge Journey blew through a red light and hit a Kia Forte. A 19-year-old man, who was the front passenger of the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his father, who was behind the wheel, and his mother and sister were left in serious condition, police said.
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.
Tom Hanks stopped by the Today show, where, among other things, he talked about hosting Saturday Night Live last weekend, particularly playing off the third and final presidential debate. Hanks watched the debate with the cast and writers of SNL in preparation for the opening scene of the show on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
Jimmy Fallon likes to play games with his guests on The Tonight Show. But after playing a new game — Random People, Random Questions — with Ricky Gervais, he may rethink that strategy.
In two Toronto apartment buildings, the security situation has deteriorated to the point where homeless people have been able to take up residence in basement bathrooms and laundry rooms. Residents at the Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue-area apartment towers say the problems began when management, Startlight Investments, got rid of their human security guards in favour of a video camera-based security system around two years ago. Since then, the residents say, their buildings have become such easy marks that people can infiltrate shared spaces like laundry rooms.
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.
A British Airways A380 aircraft on its way from San Francisco to London made an emergency landing in Vancouver late Monday night. Twenty-five passengers and crew members were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, Laura Kohli, a spokeswoman for Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals, told CBC News. As of about 8 a.m. ET, the patients at the Richmond Hospital and the Vancouver General Hospital had all been treated and released.
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.
From Queen Elizabeth to the African Queen, and television reunions to classic romcoms, don't forget to stream these flicks this November. From Harper's BAZAAR
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
Conservative Glen Motz, a retired Medicine Hat police officer, cruised to an easy victory as votes were counted Monday night. With more two-thirds of the polls reporting and Motz with more 68 per cent of the votes at around 10 p.m., Liberal candidate Stan Sakamoto offered his congratulations in person at Motz's campaign headquarters. The byelection was called after MP Jim Hillyer died of a heart attack earlier this year in his Parliament Hill office.
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 large number of out-of-work Muskrat Falls employees have flown out of Happy Valley-Goose Bay since Saturday when a group of protesters walked onto the main site and began inhabiting some of the project's living quarters. Neither Astaldi nor Nalcor have confirmed the exact amount, but workers have told CBC news at least 1400 people have been sent home. "It's frustrating, I guess," Dean Pittman told CBC's Labrador Morning while waiting for a flight home to the Northern Peninsula.
At least one veterans' group takes issue with Stoffer's position. "No bureaucrat is entitled to get between a patient and a doctor," said Michael Blais of Canadian Veterans Advocacy. "If that physician has written out a script for whatever, it is Veterans Affairs Canada's obligation to fulfil that script if it relates to the wound. Blais said he takes six grams of marijuana a day to help with complex neurological pain.
Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson faces a sentencing hearing Monday morning. Johnson was found guilty last month of sexually assaulting a 16 year-old girl three years ago at a downtown nightclub. "The judge takes into account a number of factors," said Maria Carroccia, the president of the Criminal Lawyers Association of Essex County.
Tiny Homes are taking off in popularity with people across the country joining the miniature movement but homebuilders in Manitoba say municipal bylaws haven't caught up with the craze. Darrell Manuliak, who owns Mini Homes of Manitoba with his wife Anita Munn, said they have sold five of the tiny dwellings in their first year of business in the province. The largest home they've build is only 320-square-feet but the little buildings can be connected to water and electrical outlets the same as a camper. Unlike seasonal vehicles, the tiny homes are made to withstand Canadian winters.
This is the dramatic moment a lorry driver smashed into a line of cars while he was using his mobile phone behind the wheel. Police released the clip of Razvan Rusu, 30, who injured two drivers and caused a pile-up when he crashed into slow-moving traffic on the M1, in Edgware, north London.
Prince Albert of Monaco has just made a very exciting purchase – a vacation home in Philadelphia! The six-bedroom Colonial-style brick mansion also happens to be the childhood home of his late mother, Grace Kelly. Monaco’s monarch has fond memories of visiting the Georgian-style house, which was built by his grandfather John B. Kelly, Sr. in 1935, shortly after his mother was born.