LONDON—Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into pedestrians outside a sports centre in the northern English city of Newcastle where people gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. The force said it was not looking for other suspects in the incident outside Westgate Sports Center on Sunday morning. A statement from the nearby Newcastle Central Mosque, which organized Sunday’s family event “Eid in the Open,” said the collision took place as people were leaving after prayers. “Immediately after the Eid prayers when the people were starting to leave the venue, a car collided with pedestrians. The injured were immediately attended to by the emergency medical services and the police,” it said.
June 25, 2017 13:30 UTC
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Final results released Sunday from Cambodia’s local elections this month confirmed the dominance of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party, but a strong showing by the opposition saw its prospects boosted for next year’s general election. The results issued by the National Election Committee show the ruling Cambodian People’s Party capturing 1,156 of the country’s 1,646 communes, and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party winning 489 in the June 4 polls, with the much smaller Khmer National Unity Party picking up a sole commune. The percentage of the popular vote captured by the CPP declined to just under 51 per cent from about 62 per cent in 2012 local elections, while the CNRP’s share rose to almost 44 per cent from 30 per cent. The opposition was also encouraged because it attained its strong showing despite intimidation and legal pressures from the government. The Cambodian People’s Party, reacting to Sunday’s announcement, issued a statement saying that the polls were conducted in a free and fair manner and that the results reflected the correct leadership of the ruling party.
June 25, 2017 13:08 UTC
Fake drugsAmerican prosecutors accuse CanadaDrugs.com and its CEO Kris Thorkelson of selling unapproved and counterfeit cancer drugs to U.S. doctors. (CBC)Six Canadians are accused of selling cancer drugs online. New warning labels might be coming to the packaging of foods that are high in salt, sugar or saturated fat. A new survey just ranked Air Canada as the best airline in North America. Another placed Air Canada near the bottom of the list.
June 25, 2017 12:56 UTC
RCMP are asking residents to leave the location of a shooting incident Sunday morning in Moncton, according to a witness on the scene. Police in Moncton have a negotiating team on site on the 400 block of High Street,and are looking for a suspect. The Emergency Response Team, a negotiating team and an armoured vehicle are all on site. (Radio-Canada)Melanie MacPhee, who lives across the road from the apartment building where the scene is unfolding, said she saw a man leave the apartment building and open fire on a truck. MacPhee also said that at one point at least five RCMP officers had rifles drawn and were pointing them at the apartment building.
June 25, 2017 12:55 UTC
HELSINKI — Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged. Joggers discovered Saturday that the Trollpikken rock formation had cracked and noted drilling holes in the rock — something that experts say strongly suggests the rock was deliberately vandalized. By Sunday, over 500 people had donated nearly 90,000 Norwegian kroner ($10,600) to fix the formation located south of the southern coastal city of Stavanger. Activist Kjetil Bentsen told public broadcaster NRK that he was convinced the Trollpikken “will be rebuilt” with donated money. Police are looking for tips to find the person or persons who did it.
June 25, 2017 12:42 UTC
The unidentified 14-year-old girl from Greenwood, Delaware, was taken to Albany Medical Center in stable condition with no serious injuries, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. The accident happened on the “Sky Ride” at Six Flags Amusement Park, about 55 miles (88.51 kilometres) north of Albany, New York. Go ahead,” a man yells as the girl falls and bystanders applaud the crowd who caught her. Authorities say the girl fell from the car and struck a tree before landing in the crowd. She was treated by park emergency medical staff and taken by ambulance to Glen Falls Hospital before being transferred by helicopter to the medical centre.
June 25, 2017 12:33 UTC
SRINAGAR, India — Indian security forces put an outskirt of Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, under security lockdown as they battled two rebels who took shelter in a school building after killing one paramilitary officer and wounding another soldier. Rajesh Yadav, an Indian paramilitary force spokesman, said the insurgents attacked a paramilitary patrol vehicle with gunfire on a key highway connecting the Kashmir Valley to the rest of India on Saturday. Yadav said two Indian army commandos also were wounded in exchange of gunfire on Sunday. Indian forces cordoned off a 10-kilometre (6-mile) area after local residents clashed with government forces on Saturday to help the insurgents escape the trap. India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the rebels, a charge Islamabad denies.
June 25, 2017 12:30 UTC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will march in Canada’s largest Pride parade today. Trudeau, who became the first sitting prime minister to march in a Pride parade during last year’s event, will be joined by other dignitaries including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde and more than 150 groups and organizations. Toronto’s long-running Pride festival draws huge crowds to the downtown area each year to celebrate the city’s LGBTQ community. But uniformed police officers will be absent from the march this year, after parade organizer Pride Toronto barred police floats from participating earlier this year. In January, organizers decided to adopt a list of demands issued by the Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter, which included a ban on police floats.
June 25, 2017 12:29 UTC
ISLAMABAD — China’s foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbours. Wang Yi said during a visit to Pakistan on Sunday that foreign ministers from the three countries would discuss relations, with an emphasis on economic co-operation. Afghanistan and Pakistan have accused each other of turning a blind eye to militants operating along their porous border. Pakistan’s construction of a fence along part of the frontier has also caused tensions, as Afghanistan does not recognize the colonial-era line as an international border.
June 25, 2017 12:13 UTC
ROME — Italian towns are holding mayoral runoffs after the first round of voting eliminated populist candidates in all the big cities up for grabs. Sunday’s voting in 111 mainly small cities and towns closes at 11 p.m. (2100 GMT), with significant results expected Monday. Centre-left alliances anchored by Democrats and centre-right coalitions grouping conservatives with anti-migrant parties were vying for support from voters who backed populist 5-Star Movement candidates in June 11 first round. In that vote, the anti-euro movement failed to capture any main city, including Genoa, where 5-Star founder-comic Beppe Grillo lives. In the past, local voting results didn’t always correlate with national Parliament choices.
June 25, 2017 12:00 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Sunday the two-stage missiles it fired at Islamic State targets in Syria broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, mocking reports that some of the projectiles fell short. State TV’s website quoted the airspace division chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying “we had co-ordinated the fall of the engines in the desert in Iraq” in advance. He mocked media reports citing Israeli sources who said some of the missiles fell short of their targets, suggesting that the Israelis were unable to identify two-stage missiles, which are designed to split apart mid-flight. Iran says it is continuously developing its missile program; a key reason U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has put Iran “on notice”. Iran has long supported Syrian President Bashar Assad in his fight against IS and other extremists groups.
June 25, 2017 11:48 UTC
There’s better car action in Baby Driver than in the most recent Fast and Furious instalment, an assertion that brings a broad smile from Wright’s shaggy visage, still youthful at 43. Music is always important to your films, but especially here, since Baby spins his wheels to favourite tunes. And then that turned into the idea of how the driver can only drive when he has the appropriate soundtrack. I think I’m very much like the character in that regard. So three years ago, when Baby Driver was to be the next movie, Ansel was like the hot thing through Fault in Our Stars, so he was one of the first people I met.
June 25, 2017 11:26 UTC
LIFE & STYLECover: I presume this is the same pregnancy that Life & Style told us about in a cover story in October of last year. So that’s two rings he won't be getting this summer. Kale jail: Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a GOOP “wellness summit” in L.A. where people paid up to $1,500 for a day pass so they could eat unusually exotic flavourless mucilage. They also got “aura photography” done, like you can do for about $1,490 less at the Brantford Psychic Fair. Congratulations, Angelenos, she’ll see you next time at RubeCon 2018!
June 25, 2017 11:03 UTC
“Because I am a Black man,” he says, “people (in the gay village) sometimes think I am going to be homophobic or that I’m a voyeur looking at them. The 28-year-old Toronto man is transgender, a fact that some people, even pride revellers in the heart of the city’s gay village, find hard to believe. This is the dissonant truth about Toronto’s gay village. Anderson is a 53-year-old transgender woman who has lived in and around the gay village for several years. Is the gay village becoming to LGBT Torontonians what Little Italy is to Italian Torontonians, or Chinatown is to Chinese Torontonians?
June 25, 2017 11:01 UTC
Talks are continuing on Sunday between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and its workers, who have threatened to go on strike at one minute past midnight. But there's no word on how the talks between the LCBO and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union are going. A conciliator involved in the negotiations has imposed a media blackout and neither side can comment. Although the union has threatened job action if a deal isn't reached by midnight, union president Smokey Thomas had previously expressed confidence an agreement would be worked out. The LCBO has extended store hours for its outlets this weekend to allow customers to stock up.
June 25, 2017 10:52 UTC