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Source: Global News

Ford F-150 recall: 221,000 trucks in Canada at risk of downshifting without warning

Thursday 17:15 GMT

Ford Motor Co. said on Wednesday it was recalling about 221,000 F-150 pickup trucks in Canada due to a potential transmission downshift issue that could increase the risk of a crash.

Over 450,000 Ford F-150 trucks recalled in Canada after block heaters cause fires. Ford said select 2011-2013 model year trucks with six-speed automatic transmission could experience an unintended downshift into first gear without warning, which could result in the loss of vehicle control.

Source: The Guradian

FBI launches hate crime investigation into Planned Parenthood fire

Wednesday 21:51 GMT

A fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Missouri, was intentionally set and is being investigated as a possible hate crime, the FBI said in a statement Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood has unsuccessfully sought a legal exemption to the requirements, leaving a clinic in St Louis as the only one that provides abortions in Missouri.

Source: DW

Germany arrests two Syrians for alleged crimes against humanity

Thursday 20:55 GMT

German serious crimes police arrested two alleged former Syrian secret service agents on charges of crimes against humanity committed in Syria.

Germany's investigative police force (Bundeskriminalamt) have arrested two alleged former employees of the Syrian secret service in Germany for suspected crimes against humanity while working for the intelligence service in Syria. Federal prosecutors said the two men, 56-year-old Anwar R. and 42-year-old Eyad A., were arrested by federal police in Berlin and Rhineland-Palatinate state respectively.

Source: The Guradian

Alesha MacPhail's father: I sold drugs to murder accused

Wednesday 20:01 GMT

The father of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail, who was found dead on the Isle of Bute last July, has admitted selling cannabis to the teenager accused of murdering her.

MacPhail said he last sold cannabis to the accused a few months before Alesha’s murder, explaining that he stopped after the teenager’s mother communicated via his partner, Toni McLachlan, that she wanted the drug dealing to stop. The accused denies all charges, having lodged a special defence of incrimination, blaming McLachlan for Alesha’s death.

Source: The Guradian

New Zealand wildfires will burn for weeks, experts warn

Monday 12:40 GMT

Fires that have ravaged parts of New Zealand over the last week could still be burning well into March, fire chiefs have warned.

“There’s a high risk that what we end up with is a more flammable landscape that is more vulnerable to fire,” George Perry, professor of environmental science at the University of Auckland, told the Guardian.

Source: Fox News

Vermont late-term abortion bill has pro-life advocates concerned

Wednesday 21:52 GMT

Vermont’s new abortion bill is under fire from pro-life advocates as it would effectively sanction late-term abortion procedures and bar prosecution of “any individual” who performs or attempts an abortion.

While Vermont already has one of the most lax state laws when it comes to abortion, the newest bill aims to codify the access to abortion in writing. The bill would bar regulations that restrict “an individual’s right to choose” and ban the prosecution of “any individual” for performing or attempting an abortion, the Washington Times reported.

Source: Fox News

'Extra' host suspended over sexual misconduct allegations

Sunday 21:48 GMT

"Upon becoming aware of allegations of sexual misconduct against A.J. Calloway, we began an internal review to determine whether there had been any misconduct by Mr. Calloway on 'Extra' and whether any employee of the show had been the victim of any such misconduct," the statement read.

Warner Bros. Television told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that Calloway, who was arrested in June on a sexual assault charge that was later dropped, has been suspended as several women have come forward with new allegations.

Source: CTV

Edmonton fire department sends man $13K bill after home destroyed

Sunday 16:19 GMT

The Edmonton fire department sent a man a nearly $13,000 bill after they responded to a fire that destroyed his home last fall.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services deals with similar insulation several times a month and said it can lead to them sending invoices ranging from $11,000 to $13,000. Fire officials also said that in order to declare the fire put out, they had to hire a contractor to pull down the insulation.

Source: BBC

China closes Everest base camp to tourists

Today 11:44 GMT

The Chinese base camp, located in Tibet, is popular as it is accessible by car - whereas the Nepalese camp can only be reached by a hike of almost two weeks.

On Chinese social media, claims have spread in recent days that its base camp will be permanently closed to tourists - but Xinhua cited officials denying that. In January, authorities announced that they would limit the number of climbing permits each year to 300.

Source: DW

Seven jihadists get life sentences for 2015 Tunisia attacks

Sunday 11:44 GMT

Seven people have been given life sentences in Tunisia over two deadly attacks in 2015 that killed dozens of people.The attacks were a significant blow to Tunisia's tourism industry.

A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadists to life in prison for attacks at a museum and beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, including dozens of tourists, prosecutors said Saturday. Dozens of defendants faced two separate trials over the closely linked shootings, which occurred just months apart in the capital Tunis and Sousse, but many were acquitted.

Source: The Guradian

Just who are the gilets jaunes?

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: BBC

The small town with a dirty secret

Wednesday 01:31 GMT
Source: BBC

French 'yellow vest' boxer convicted

Thursday 00:35 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Australia is the canary, and the coalmine, for the world when it comes to water stress

Monday 00:34 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Bitcoin prices on track for three-day skid

Wednesday 20:00 GMT
Source: Fox News

Luke Bryan adopts 18-year-old rescue dog expected to be 'a forever hospice foster'

Wednesday 20:00 GMT
Source: The Guradian

'I know what it feels like to be hunted': Brigitte Bardot on life in the spotlight

Friday 12:40 GMT
Source: BBC

China closes Everest base camp to tourists

Today 11:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

‘Line standing’ for lobbyists shocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — but it’s normal in Washington

Friday 15:26 GMT
Source: DW

Nigeria postpones presidential, parliamentary elections

Today 11:44 GMT
Source: BBC

Deadliest Kashmir militant attack in years

Friday 15:27 GMT
Source: Fox News

Schumer fumes over McConnell plan to bring Green New Deal to vote, calls it ‘cynical ploy’

Friday 15:26 GMT
Source: BBC

India demands sanctions after Kashmir blast

Today 04:14 GMT
Source: DW

Germany: Fire risk prompts high-rise evacuations in Duisburg

Today 00:34 GMT

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