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Airplane crashes into city in Nigeria

Jun 4, 2012 / 5:37 am

Emergency workers in Nigeria fought fires and searched for corpses through the night in a neighbourhood that an aging American-built airliner plowed into,...

Bank robbed, man gets stuck in air duct

Jun 3, 2012 / 8:56 pm

A wig-wearing man broke into a suburban Chicago bank vault and nearly made off with $100,000 but got stuck in an air duct and had to be cut out hours later,...

From shy princess to Queen

Jun 3, 2012 / 8:44 pm

She wasn't born to be queen, but many Britons can't remember a time without her. Queen Elizabeth II, once a shy princess, was thrust onto the throne by...

Pope criticizes profit-seeking

Jun 3, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated an open-air Mass for 1 million cheering faithful Sunday, capping a weekend visit to Milan viewed as a respite from a Vatican...

'Smart bomb' used on breast cancer

Jun 3, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Doctors have successfully dropped the first "smart bomb" on breast cancer, using a drug to deliver a toxic payload to tumour cells while leaving...

Diamond Jubilee sails down the Thames

Jun 3, 2012 / 11:00 am

On a luxury barge festooned with flowers, Queen Elizabeth II sailed down the River Thames on Sunday amid a motley but majestic flotilla of 1,000 vessels,...

Syria defends deadly crackdown

Jun 3, 2012 / 10:30 am

Syrian President Bashar Assad defended his government's crackdown on opponents Sunday, saying a doctor performing messy emergency surgery does not have...

'Family Feud' host Richard Dawson dies

Jun 3, 2012 / 9:59 am

Richard Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began...

Prosecution to appeal Mubarak verdict

Jun 3, 2012 / 8:18 am

Egypt's top prosecutor is appealing the verdicts in the trial of Egypt's ousted president and others, acquitting Hosni Mubarak and his two sons on...

Judge orders Zimmerman back to jail

Jun 3, 2012 / 8:13 am

George Zimmerman has returned to Florida and will turn himself in to authorities by Sunday's deadline after a judge revoked his bond in the Trayvon Martin...

Queen Elizabeth unlike any other

Jun 2, 2012 / 3:00 pm

She wasn't born to be queen, but many Britons can't remember a time without her. Queen Elizabeth II, once a shy princess, was thrust onto the throne by...

Cargo plane crashes into bus

Jun 2, 2012 / 1:54 pm

A cargo plane attempting to take off from Ghana's capital crashed Saturday night, slamming into a bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street, witnesses...

'Hero' saved lives in Seattle shootings

Jun 2, 2012 / 11:00 am

The man had been banned from the artsy Seattle cafe for acting out, but he showed up anyway and tried to place an order. After the barista declined to serve...

France tells Assad to hit the road

Jun 2, 2012 / 10:02 am

France's president said Friday that only the departure of Bashar Assad would end the violence in Syria, saying his regime had acted in an "intolerable...

NATO raid rescues 4 aid workers

Jun 2, 2012 / 9:00 am

Two female foreign aid workers and their two Afghan colleagues were rescued in a pre-dawn raid Saturday after being held by militants for 11 days in a cave in...

Diamond Jubilee celebration underway

Jun 2, 2012 / 8:32 am

Queen Elizabeth II went to the races Saturday, at the start of a four-day celebration of her 60 years on the throne. Later in the weekend she'll make a...

Hosni Mubarak gets life in prison

Jun 2, 2012 / 8:25 am

Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that forced him from power last year....

Zombie Apocalypse: Is it here?

Zombie Apocalypse: Is it here?

Jun 1, 2012 / 3:57 pm

Castanet Editorial In an attempt to prepare people for any type of disaster, the BC Government dedicates one week a year to emergency preparedness. This...

Man eats roommates' brain and heart

Man eats roommates' brain and heart

Jun 1, 2012 / 2:24 pm

A Maryland college student faces a number of charges after allegedly confessing he killed his roommate, then ate the victim's heart and part of his brain....

Police identify Magnotta's victim

Jun 1, 2012 / 8:43 am

The man killed in a videotaped attack that was discovered after body parts were mailed to Canada's top political parties was a Chinese student, police said...