A Brampton man convicted of sexual assault and possibly facing years in prison has managed to slip out of the country before being sentenced. Moazzam Tariq, 29, flew to Pakistan from Montreal on Nov.18, a Toronto court heard on Thursday, two weeks before his scheduled sentencing hearing. In October, Tariq was found guilty of sexually assaulting a Toronto woman who was too drunk to consent to sex.
Paintings on the walls of the doomed city of Pompeii offer a startling insight into the sex lives of people two millennia ago. Researchers now believe that the paintings in the ‘Lupanar of Pompeii’ are actually a menu – depicting the services on offer from the prostitutes within. The Lupanar was the biggest brothel in Pompeii – one of several in the city’s red light district – and researchers believe that the murals actually depict the ‘specialities’ offered by the men and women in each room.
Donald Trump was named as Time magazine’s person of the year this week – but was there a hidden message in the magazine’s cover? Others suggest that there’s a distinct similarity between the cover showing Trump and one showing Hitler – down to the fact they’re in the same chairs. Hitler was Time magazine’s man of the year in 1938 (due to the threat he posed the rest of the world) – and internet users have compared two cover images and suggested the similarities are not coincidence.
Critically wounded, an Albuquerque mother struggled in vain to pull her three children to safety after a gunman shot them during a confrontation inside the family's home in what police described Tuesday as a violent and senseless act. Police Chief Gorden Eden confirmed during a news conference Tuesday that the children, who ranged in age from 5 to 9, were killed and that the mother remained in critical but stable condition following Monday night's encounter. Eden said preliminary evidence suggests the family was attacked by George Daniel Wechsler, 45, who was believed to have had a brief relationship with the 36-year-old mother.
Will Smith stopped by Ellen on Thursday and brought footage from his home security cameras showing what he called a lion. Not a mountain lion, which is not uncommon in the Los Angeles area, but a LION. Host Ellen DeGeneres politely disagreed with him, saying the cameras showed a mountain lion: The video from the driveway cam positively showed a mountain lion. Regarding the trespassing mountain lion: Smith soon discovered the best way to deter it from entering his property again.
A German model was pleasantly surprised when she saw a couple waving at her as she went for a dip in the sea – and obligingly waved back. Gutsche had been catching the sun at Cocoa Beach in Florida’s Cape Canaveral when she decided to go for a dip in the sea.
Pippa Middleton and her fiancé James Matthews will wed in a romantic ceremony surrounded by close family on Saturday May 20, 2017, Hello! has learned. The wedding of the year will take place at St Marks' Church with the reception following back at the Middleton's family home in Bucklebury, seven miles away. Whilst the guest list has not been confirmed, Pippa's nephew Prince George, who turns four next July, is tipped to be a pageboy and Princess Charlotte, who will just have celebrated her second birthday, a flower girl.
The SNL star and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, opened up their New York City home to Hello!’s sister brand — along with their three children Carmen, Rafael and Leonardo — to chat about their relationship and raising bilingual kids. “As far as love at first sight, it was for me, but I think a lot of people have fallen in love at first sight with Hilaria,” Alec said.
The Toronto neurosurgeon charged with first-degree murder in his wife's death was also charged with threatening to kill her in 2005. Dr. Mohammed Shamji was charged with one count of assault and two counts of uttering death threats in May 2005, Ottawa provincial court records show. The complainant was Elana Fric-Shamji, according to a police source connected to the current murder investigation in Toronto.
A 35-year-old man died in France last weekend after two friends played a prank on him that backfired with fatal consequences.
Historians from the University of Glasgow and craniofacial experts from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have unveiled the images. Robert the Bruce, who reigned over Scotland between 1306 and his death in 1329 at the age of around 55, is famous for fighting the English at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. Experts said he would have had a muscular neck and strong frame due to a first-class diet, preparing him for the brutality of medieval warfare. And some of the virtual images show how leprosy may have affected him, leaving his nose and cheeks disfigured.
Reese Witherspoon always puts family first, even as a world-famous actress, and the 40-year-old recently got candid about the pressures of parenting and using tough love on her three children. "We have rules around the house," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I always say if you aren't yelling at your kids you're not spending enough time with them. [I'm] just telling everyone to clean up all the time."
A little boy was left devastated after Father Christmas offered him some unwanted diet advice and suggested he should ‘lay off the hamburgers’. Anthony Mayse, 9, had gone to a Christmas-themed house in Forrest City, North Carolina to meet Santa – who was employed by the city council. ‘And when I got done, he said lay off the hamburgers and french fries, and that really just disrespected me and I felt awful.
Claire Birkenshaw, 48, says she had long felt like an “imposter to masculinity” and had “faked being a man”. Formerly known as Michael, the transgender teacher took a six-month career break to begin changing from male to female. Claire – head of Ashwell Academy in Hull, East Yorkshire – was just four when she started experiencing gender dysphoria, and spent decades feeling shameful and guilty as a result.
Robert Drew Shannon had pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle with an excessive blood alcohol level, causing an accident which caused bodily harm. Victim Mike Burden appeared in court for the first time at the hearing. Burden was riding a motorcycle with his wife Kendra when they were hit by Shannon in the traffic circle at the intersection of Two Nations Crossing and Cliffe Street in Fredericton on June 19.
Despite a cooling real estate market, many Vancouver-area property owners will see a "significant increase" in the assessed values of their homes, with increases of 30 to 50 per cent for many single family homes, says B.C. Assessment. The valuations, which are used to determine 2017 property taxes, were taken July 1 — before the province announced its foreign buyers tax and sales began to slow. In a preview of 2017 property assessments, BC Assessment said the 30 to 50 per cent increase over the previous July 1 will be typical for single-family homes in Vancouver, the North Shore, Squamish, Burnaby, the Tri-Cities, Richmond, and Surrey.
Premier Brian Pallister says the federal government has to be careful with the health and safety of Canadians when it comes to legalizing pot, and he wants Ottawa to slow down. Pallister describes legalization as one of the most complicated policy issues facing governments, listing a series of concerns he has about the coming changes. "This is a challenge every province is going to face," Pallister said.
Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist in his return from a broken finger and the Calgary Flames erupted for five goals in a 6:04 span in the second period to cruise to an 8-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. It was a surprise when it was revealed in the morning that Gaudreau would return to the lineup less than three weeks after surgery on a broken finger, an injury originally believed to take four to six weeks to recover from. On his first shot of his first shift, he took a drop pass from Sam Bennett and whipped a shot past Jonathan Bernier at 2:09 to make it 1-0.
A couple found dead by their four children in a southwest Calgary home apparently died of a drug overdose — in what a veteran police officer describes as one of the most tragic incidents he has ever witnessed.
Police in Charlottetown say a collision on University Avenue Wednesday was the result of one driver waving another in — a practice police are trying to discourage. Deputy Police Chief Gary McGuigan said at around 11:30 a.m. this morning a woman attempted to make a left turn onto University, near Nassau Street. After that collision, police reminded people to stick to the rules of the road, and not to wave someone in if they don't have the right-of-way — and a warning to drivers not to take a wave as a sign the road is clear.
A Vancouver moving company has been hit with more than $14,000 in penalties and costs for deceiving its customers - prompting a company with a similar name to demand better government regulation of the industry to protect consumers and reputable movers. Canadian Van Lines, also known as Coronation Van Lines, was the target of an investigation by Consumer Protection B.C., the province's consumer watchdog agency. "We found Canadian Van Lines had engaged in deceptive business practices," said spokesperson Tatiana Chabeaux-Smith in a media release.
Losing two of Canada's wartime prime ministers from the country's $50 and $100 bills won't be a step backwards for a country that has plenty to learn about itself, a pair of leading history buffs say. Soon after the federal government announced Thursday that the faces of William Lyon Mackenzie King and Sir Robert Borden would be dropped from the banknotes, Historica Canada weighed in, saying there will always be ways to pay tribute to the two men. "We think that history is a moving target," said Anthony Wilson-Smith, CEO of Canada's largest independent organization devoted to enhancing awareness of Canadian history.