Colombia court says cannot yet rule on possible changes to peace law

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s constitutional court said on Wednesday it cannot rule on whether potential changes to legislation that implements a peace deal with Marxist rebels are constitutional until after they are approved by congress. President Ivan Duque, who says the 2016 accord is too easy on former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), has asked legislators […]

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Text messages lead to RCMP charging Alberta teacher with child luring

A teacher from High Prairie, Alta., has been charged with two counts of child luring and two counts of making sexually explicit material available to a child. Since his arrest, Douglas Ben Lang, 58, has been charged and released on conditions that include not having contact with anyone under the age of 18 and not possessing a device that can […]

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Police arrest alleged B.C. gang member in Okanagan

A B.C. man wanted for conspiracy to commit murder was arrested in the Okanagan on Wednesday night. According to the Vancouver Police Department, Pashminder Boparai was wanted on a nationwide arrest warrant. He is now in custody after being apprehended near Kelowna. Vancouver police allege that Boparai, a 30-year-old Abbotsford resident, is a gang member. “We would like to thank […]

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Lori Loughlin's Daughter Olivia Jade Dropped by Sephora

Lori Loughlin‘s alleged cheating is already costing her daughter, Olivia Jade – ’cause Sephora just kicked the kid to the curb in the wake of the college admissions scandal. A honcho for Sephora — which had a partnership with Olivia — tells TMZ, “After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with […]

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Innisfil housecleaner charged after allegedly defrauding elderly clients: South Simcoe police

A housecleaner in Innisfil has been charged after allegedly defrauding her elderly clients. South Simcoe police say on Feb. 1, officers were called to a home in Innisfil after receiving a report of a theft. Police say an elderly couple told officers they had been defrauded by their longtime housecleaner. Officers say an investigation revealed numerous fraudulent cheques had been […]

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Ajax man charged in connection with December shooting

Durham Regional Police say a 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with a December shooting in Oshawa. Police said officers were called at around 5 a.m. on Dec. 10 to a home on Toronto Avenue near Ritson Road South and Highway 401 with reports a 50-year-old man was shot. Investigators said the victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening […]

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Kitchener man arrested twice at Guelph Walmart 24 hours apart: police

Guelph police must have experienced a little déjà vu over the weekend while arresting the same Kitchener man at the same Walmart, exactly 24 hours apart. Police said a 45-year-old man was arrested on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. after $554.12 worth of hockey cards were allegedly stolen from the store on Woodlawn Road. Police said he was also breaching two […]

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Teen playing with lighter the cause of Malahide house fire: OPP

Elgin OPP have laid a charge of mischief against a 13-year-old teen following a fire at a Malahide, Ont., home over the weekend. Emergency crews were called to the scene on Springwater Road, north of Talbot Line, around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police said the blaze was isolated to an upstairs bedroom, adding everyone in the home evacuated safely and […]

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Nigerian elections have 'systemic failings', need serious reform: EU

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s elections need serious reform after being marred by violence, systemic failings and low turnout, the European Union observer mission said on Monday. The EU commented after elections last Saturday for governors in 29 of 36 states, and two weeks after a presidential vote in which Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa’s […]

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