The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday. Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Sediqqi says one civilian was killed in the attack, which also wounded 19 people. The chief health official for Kabul hospitals says 19 people have been wounded in the suicide blast in Kabul.
Gilles Arsenault, president of the P.E.I. Teachers' Federation, has confirmed to CBC News he has accepted a job with the provincial government. Arsenault has been in the news recently as the point person for outrage over the provincial government's cutting of 28 teaching positions at the English Language School Board. On Monday Arsenault called off a rally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon to protest the decision, following a government announcement that it would review the decision.
Shortly before 8:20 p.m. the two vehicles collided on Highway 417 eastbound east of Panmure Road, south of the town of Kinburn, Ont., OPP said. The 33-year-old motorcycle suffered a "traumatic amputation" of part of his hand, as well as forearm fractures, said paramedics. A section of Highway 417 at Panmure Road was closed Monday night after the collision.
It may not have been the fastest getaway, but police are searching for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a bank in New York City. It happened at the Santander Bank in Queens shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. After receiving over $1,200 in bills, police say the suspect then fled westbound on Broadway in the wheelchair.
The man who decapitated his employer and hung the severed head surrounded by Islamic flags took two photos of the macabre scene and sent them almost immediately to a friend in Syria, a French prosecutor said Tuesday. The attack bore the trademark of the Islamic State group's propaganda, and the friend has already requested permission from the extremists to distribute the snapshots, said Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. Yassin Salhi, a truck driver with a history of radical Islamic ties dating back to 2003, was seized by firefighters at the Air Products chemicals warehouse.
An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday into a residential neighbourhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan, killing dozens of people. North Sumatra police chief Eko Hadi Sutedjo told reporters that the plane was carrying 50 people based on its manifest. The crash of the transport plane occurred just two minutes after it took off from Soewondo air force base.
Tom Bryant watched the central Washington state wildfire advance up a hillside toward his home, then turned to tell his wife it was time to evacuate. Firefighters on Monday kept a close eye on the wildfire, which has burned more than 4 square miles. The season's worst wildfire struck as the state is struggling with a severe drought.
A small business making dairy-free nut cheese has been ordered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency not to use the word "cheese" on its labels, but the owner is arguing thatÂ government legislation is out of date. Lynda Turner, owner of ZengarryÂ Cashew Cheeses in Alexandria, Ont., told CBC News that after a CFIAÂ inspectionÂ she was asked in early June to come up with an action plan to change the company'sÂ labels, website and branding. "Coconut milk, almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, they're all allowed on the labels.
It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains that it needs to pay its debts. As a result, the government is unlikely to repay a roughly 1.6 billion-euro ($1.87 billion) debt to the International Monetary Fund due Tuesday, too â€” a move that increases fears the country is heading to a messy default and potential exit from the euro currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras argues that the demands from creditors for further, tougher austerity measures cannot be accepted after six years of recession.
From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighbourhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee. Wildfires hit parts of central and eastern Washington over the weekend as the state is struggling with a severe drought. Eastern Washington has been experiencing temperatures into the 100s, and last week Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency proclamation that allows state resources to quickly be brought in to respond to wildfires.
A report published online by Maclean's magazine says NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair was in discussions in 2007 to join the Conservative party as a senior adviser on the environment to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Several sources told the magazine the discussions allegedly broke down over money, with Mulcair seeking nearly double what Harperâ€™s office offered. Mulcair says his conversations about an advisory role with the government broke down over the Conservatives' environmental policies and not over money.