Strong currents and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with cold water off the southern coast of South Korea, causing fury among families waiting for word of passengers who were mostly high school students.
“What a sad time this is in the life of our country,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper told mourners Wednesday as he paid tribute to Jim Flaherty during a state funeral for the former finance minister, who died suddenly last week at age 64.
Mounties say a 10-year-old girl has been killed by two dogs in a remote community in northern Manitoba. Thompson RCMP say it happened on Tuesday around 6 p.m. in Lac Brochet, a fly-in community nearly 900 kilometres north of Winnipeg.
The young man accused of stabbing five people to death at a Calgary house party has been transferred to a psychiatric facility and ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment, his lawyer said Wednesday.
A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.
Scores of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a northeastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria's military reported Wednesday. Only eight of more than 100 students are unaccounted for, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said in a statement that gave no details.