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A combat engineer gingerly digs up a shell casing in a graveyard beside a road between two of Canada's bases in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.  Insurgents sometimes use the casings to make improvised explosive devices

Taliban leader Mullah Mansur killed in southern Afghanistan

British forces have killed an alleged Taliban leader in southern Afghanistan, British and Afghan officials said Tuesday, in what they claimed was a major victory against the insurgency there.

A combat engineer gingerly digs up a shell casing in a graveyard beside a road between two of Canada's bases in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.  Insurgents sometimes use the casings to make improvised explosive devices

Family of Canadian on missing Air France flight remembers energetic go-getter

The family of a Canadian man who vanished along with more than 200 others after an Air France flight disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean are remembering him as a world traveller who never forgot his roots.

The prosecution team in the case against Canadian defendant Omar Khadr takes questions from the press in Camp Justice

Omar Khadr asks Guantanamo judge to dismiss his American lawyers

A Canadian prisoner at Guantanamo Bay rejected his U.S. military lawyers Monday at the first session of the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals called under President Barack Obama, complicating his high-profile case and the administration’s timeline for closing the prison.

The prosecution team in the case against Canadian defendant Omar Khadr takes questions from the press in Camp Justice

Canadians in Taliban territory brace for ‘fighting season’

June got underway Monday with a bang — two of them, actually — for Canadian soldiers deep in the Taliban badlands of southern Afghanistan’s Panjwaii district, more evidence of a seasonal escalation in potentially lethal insurgent activity.

Guelph native Brad Clemes

Ontario man on missing Air France flight was Coca-Cola exec

GUELPH, Ont. — A Canadian on the Airbus A330 that vanished en route to Paris from Brazil was a Coca-Cola executive living in Belgium.

Guelph native Brad Clemes
Students stand outside Templeton Secondary School in Vancouver

Vancouver teen arrested for alleged ‘hit list’ of fellow students, gun seized

VANCOUVER — High school students worried about online threats by an 18-year-old prompted police to arrest a teen suspect, who investigators say had a gun, ammunition and 117 names on what police termed a “hit list.”

Students stand outside Templeton Secondary School in Vancouver

Man who beheaded bus passenger should be kept locked up, board hears

WINNIPEG — The driver who witnessed a schizophrenic behead a fellow Greyhound bus passenger last summer has been gripped with panic attacks, while those who mourn the victim say they can’t sleep and have developed a deep sense that justice hasn’t been done, a review board heard Monday.

Mounties pull older-model Tasers after B.C. testing finds 80 per cent fail

VICTORIA — RCMP are pulling older-model Tasers nationwide after testing conducted for the British Columbia government found the weapons failed to meet manufacturer’s specifications 80 per cent of the time.

Tories expand national sex offender registry

All Canadians convicted of sex crimes will automatically have their names added to the national sex offender registry, under legislation Conservatives introduced Monday in a cross-country media blitz.

Man from Ontario on board missing Air France flight

Air France officials are confirming a Canadian was on board the Airbus A330 that vanished overnight en route to Paris from Brazil.

North needs internal free-trade agreement, says prominent economist

The Canadian North needs its own free-trade agreement, says the editor of a new book on Arctic policy released this weekend.

Groups for disabled call for technology innovations

Thirty years ago, groups for the disabled in Canada fought for accessible sidewalks, washrooms and transportation.

Customs and Border Protection Agent Bernard Alvarez explaining to a motorist crossing the border at the San Ysidro Border Crossing in San Diego

New passport rules could be bad for business

Operators of the Victoria Clipper have been warning potential passengers for months that they’ll need more than just their sea legs when boarding the fast ferry to Seattle starting on Monday

Customs and Border Protection Agent Bernard Alvarez explaining to a motorist crossing the border at the San Ysidro Border Crossing in San Diego

Victims of terror will be able to sue

Victims of terrorism will be able to sue perpetrators in Canadian courts under new federal legislation to be introduced in Parliament this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday.

Terror victims would be able to sue perpetrators in Cdn courts under new law

Victims of terrorism will be able to sue perpetrators in Canadian courts under new federal legislation to be introduced in Parliament this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday.

Rona expects slowing economy to produce weak earnings growth until 2010

MONTREAL — Canadian home improvement retailer Rona Inc. (TSX:RON) expects a U.S. slowdown and a sluggish Canadian economy will have repercussions on its earnings until 2010.

Canada not properly managing fish farms, environment commissioner says

Canada not properly managing fish farms, environment commissioner says

OTTAWA — The federal government isn’t properly managing the risks that farmed…

Canada not properly managing fish farms, environment commissioner says