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Cleanup continues at Content Bridge

Diesel fuel spilled into a creek that feeds into the Red Deer River following a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 21 near Stettler on Thursday.

 

Eckville man charged with numerous break and enters in Central Alberta

An Eckville man has been charged in connection with numerous break-and-enters throughout Central Alberta.

 

Gunman attacks 2 military sites in Tennessee; 4 Marines and shooter are killed

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting centre and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines before he was shot to death by police, and sending service members scrambling for cover as bullets smashed through the windows.

 

Gas truck explodes at Mexico City children’s hospital, at least 2 dead, dozens injured

MEXICO CITY — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.

Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Japanese hostage.

Red Deer woman dies in fatal crash near Pincher Creek

A 49-year-old Red Deer woman died at the scene of single-vehicle rollover near Pincher Creek on Saturday night.

West Africa’s caseload tops all previous outbreaks combined

MONROVIA, Liberia — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Hundreds of slum residents clashed with the gunmen, furious at being blamed and isolated by a government that has failed to quickly collect dead bodies from the streets.

Airstrike kills Hamas leaders’ wife and child

GAZA, Gaza Strip — Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel’s prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops.

Iraq’s al-Maliki extends reconciliatory rhetoric to rival, but no solid measures

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces and Sunni militants battled fiercely for control of the nation’s largest oil refinery on Wednesday as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki went on a diplomatic offensive, reaching out in a televised address to try to regain support from the nation’s disaffected Sunnis and Kurds.

In this undated photo made available by the Brooklyn Museum of Art

Cruel irony: Chinese dissident artist upset vase destroyed

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who helped make his name smashing a valuable vase in the name of art, said Wednesday that he was miffed about another artist destroying one of his vases in Florida.

In this undated photo made available by the Brooklyn Museum of Art
This image taken from security camera video shows a train derailing in Santiago de Compostela

At least 40 passengers killed in Spanish train derailment

A passenger train derailed Wednesday night on a curvy stretch of track in northwestern Spain, killing at least 40 people caught inside toppled cars and injuring at least 140 in the country’s worst rail accident in decades, officials said.

This image taken from security camera video shows a train derailing in Santiago de Compostela
Rachel Hilton holds stray kittens she found in the debris of her parents' home at SW 149th and Stone Meadows Dr. after a tornado struck south Oklahoma City and Moore

PHOTOS — Death toll climbs after tornado flattens town in Oklahoma

Authorities lowered the death toll from a massive tornado that devastated a town outside Oklahoma City, saying Monday it killed at least 24 people, down from 51, according to the state medical examiner’s office. Rescuers continued to search the rubble for survivors.

Rachel Hilton holds stray kittens she found in the debris of her parents' home at SW 149th and Stone Meadows Dr. after a tornado struck south Oklahoma City and Moore
Heavily armed police officers do house to house searches in the neighborhoods of Watertown

U.S. captivated by hunt for bombing suspect

A dragnet seemingly lifted from the script of a Hollywood action movie had Americans on the edge of their seats on Friday as heavily armed police swarmed Boston searching for one of two Russian-born Chechen brothers suspected in the bloody Boston Marathon bombings.

Heavily armed police officers do house to house searches in the neighborhoods of Watertown
Rescue workers searched the smouldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that levelled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie.

People trapped after Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Rescue workers searched the smouldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that levelled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie.

Rescue workers searched the smouldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that levelled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie.
House Democrats and staffers walk down a staircase en route to a caucus meeting with Vice President Joe Biden

Fiscal cliff in New Year’s limbo

WASHINGTON — Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year’s Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government’s ability to prevent widespread tax increases and painful, across-the-board federal spending cuts.

House Democrats and staffers walk down a staircase en route to a caucus meeting with Vice President Joe Biden

Several wounded in shooting near Empire State Building in NY, shooter dead

At least four people were shot outside New York City’s Empire State Building on Friday morning and the gunman was dead, New York City officials said. A witness said the gunman was firing indiscriminately.

Eyewitness Jacob Stevens

Police chief says 12 dead in Colorado theatre shooting by gas mask-wearing gunman

A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into a crowded Colorado movie theatre at a midnight opening of the latest Batman movie, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50, authorities said.

Eyewitness Jacob Stevens

Risk of Euro-shock ‘very high’

The Bank of Canada continues to warn that the high level of household debt and overvalued real estate in this country have left the economy vulnerable if a financial shock erupts in Europe.

Alexis Tsipras

Greek bailout in jeopardy as left-wing leader rejects commitment to austerity

ATHENS — The smouldering debate over European austerity flared hotter Tuesday as the left-wing politician trying to form a new Greek government declared that his country is no longer bound by its pledges to impose crippling cutbacks in return for rescue loans.

Alexis Tsipras

France votes for change, boots Sarkozy in favour of Hollande

PARIS — Socialist Francois Hollande defeated conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday to become France’s next president, heralding a change in how Europe tackles its debt crisis and how France flexes its military and diplomatic muscle around the world.