Veronica Panarello throttled her son Loris Stival to death with electrical cables and abandoned his body in a remote gully in Santa Croce, Sicily. When Panarello confessed that her son had been killed, she blamed her husband’s father Andrea Stival. Panarello was found guilty of the boy’s murder and of concealing a body and jailed for 30 years.
For breaking her baby's jaw, elbow and rib, a Calgary mother will almost certainly spend less than two years behind bars. Originally charged with four counts of aggravated assault, the woman pleaded guilty to a single count on Friday afternoon. A joint submission of a two year prison sentence was proposed by Crown prosecutor Ron Simenik and defence lawyer Shamsher Kothari, and accepted by Justice Jo'Anne Strekaf.
Prince Harry's got some competition! While at an engagement in London, the 32-year-old royal seemed delighted to meet his miniature doppelgänger. Harry was distracted by the flame-haired young boy who, like the Prince, was suited and booted in a smart navy-blue ensemble. Prince George and Princess Charlotte's uncle helped empathize with fellow guests during Thursday's (Oct. 20) solemn engagement.
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This three-year-old girl was told she could choose her own outfit for her school photo - and she chose brilliantly. Kaylieann Steinbach could have picked from a whole range of options that her mum and dad picked out for her for the shoot.
A Winnipeg mother says her 23-year-old daughter died from drinking too much water after she used the illicit drug MDMA.
One way or another, experts say, if Vladimir Putin is indeed pulling the strings in this U.S. election, the Russian president is likely less interested in propping up Donald Trump's candidacy than in trying to expose American democracy itself as a farce. During the final presidential debate on Wednesday night, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton accused Trump, the Republican, of allowing himself to be manipulated by Moscow. Speaking about suspected Russian hackers leaking documents that could boost Trump's chances of winning, Clinton said Putin "would rather have a puppet as president of the United States" than a candidate willing to stand up for American interests.
Tiger Woods took some time away from not playing golf to stop by "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." Stephen asked him about playing golf with U.S. presidents, so Tiger gave a quick rundown of their golf skills.
The piece of metallic aluminium is estimated to be around 250,000 years old - a long time before mankind ever started producing it. Tests showed that the object is made of 12 metals, 90% aluminium, and it was dated by Romanian officials as being 250,000 years old.
Border officers in southern Alberta made the region's biggest ever cocaine seizure earlier this month when they found 83 bricks of the drug hidden in the cab of a truck. On Oct. 10, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) agents at the Coutts border found the cocaine hidden in a commercial truck hauling produce. "The total weight of this seizure was 92.74 kg, which makes it the largest cocaine seizure made by CBSA officers in the Prairie Region to date," the agency said in a release.
A decision by the United Nations to name Wonder Woman as the organization’s ambassador for female empowerment is creating discord. According to The New York Times, more than 600 UN staff members have signed a petition asking departing Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to stop it. Lynda Carter, who played the iconic hero on television in the 1970’s, was on CBS This Morning.
Torrential rain caused severe flooding in Hong Kong on Wednesday, October 19, and the Hong Kong Observatory issued a Black Rainstorm warning signal as the city was drenched by Typhoon Sarika. Traffic was disrupted as multiple areas, including Chai Wan, Fortress Hill, the Cross Harbour Tunnel and Princess Margaret Road in Kowloon were flooded. This video shows floodwaters gushing down the road in Chai Wan. Hong Kong and southern Mainland China’s Guangdong province braced for a separate typhoon on Thursday. Typhoon Haima edged close to the region after hitting the northern Philippines on Thursday morning, prompting authorities to evacuate more than 6,000 people from their homes in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, according to the Manila Bulletin. Credit: Facebook/Be Lau
The standoff between the UFC and Georges St-Pierre is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. After St-Pierre rocked the MMA community with his declaration that he is no longer under contract with the UFC, the company promptly responded that the former welterweight champion remained under an existing agreement with the promotion. The language in that contract is something that St-Pierre’s lawyer, James Quinn of New York firm Weil, Gotshal and Manges, suggested was a “form of slavery,” according to MMA Fighting.
Parks Canada has announced now that it is fully responsible for the Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass, B.C., it will be tearing down the 54-year-old structure because of deterioration in the four years since it was last open. Located in the heart of Glacier National Park, it was the only stop for food or fuel in the 150 kilometres between the B.C. towns of Revelstoke and Golden. "Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world, and Rogers Pass is among these treasures," they wrote.
A young boy is apparently being forced to miss school because a rare condition on his feet means he poses a health and safety risk. Spencer Kristianson, six, suffers from Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, a condition that causes his feet to grow at different speeds. As a result, he need expensive orthotic shoes that cost £300 a pair - something his mother Amber, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, would have to replace every three months.
A child under 18 months old was taken to hospital in critical condition Tuesday night after being rescued from a North End Winnipeg home containing what police suspect was fentanyl residue. The child's condition has since been upgraded to stable and the prognosis is positive, said Winnipeg police spokesman Const. Police suspect the child may have gone into distress after coming into contact with fentanyl at the Aikins Street home, but are waiting for Health Canada labs to confirm whether the substance was fentanyl.
A manager at a branch of McDonald’s has been jailed after he humiliated a woman by pulling her trousers down in front of shocked customers. Stuart Hubbard sneaked up behind the woman while the branch in Nottingham was open at 1am on February 18 and exposed her buttocks. Hubbard was initially suspended before being moved to another branch with a final warning but he was later arrested.
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.
A woman killed with her sister in a horrific highway crash near Myrnam was in the midst of moving back to Fort McMurray with her two sons and their dog, grieving friends say. Alana Yeo Wenger, 37, of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Amy Wenger, 32, of Victoria, B.C., died Wednesday when their northbound SUV was broadsided by a westbound semi-truck at the intersection of Highway 881 and Highway 45, 170 kilometres east of Edmonton. Alana Yeo Wenger was driving the SUV.
For one mother of a child with autism, the arrival of her son’s new service dog brought profound joy and relief. In a post published on Oct. 18 on the show’s Facebook page, the mother in question can be seen crying with her hand to her face as her son leans casually against the sleeping dog named Tornado.
[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]
On "Watch What Happens Live," a caller asked the Top Chef host, “You were with a woman in Milan. I was curious, when was the last time you took a dip in the lady pond?”