Prime Minister Stephen Harper has weighed in on the spate of apparent soldier suicides that have rocked the Canadian Forces in recent days. Harper says everyone should encourage veterans in need to reach out to the support and systems that are there to help.
Former soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder pleaded Thursday with the federal government to provide more support to veterans who are struggling to deal with the consequences of their military service.
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Wielding rifles and machetes, armed Christian fighters who support the Central African Republic's exiled president assaulted the capital at dawn on Thursday, leaving nearly 100 people dead. Shrouded bodies were lined up in a mosque as dozens of wounded lay on blood-stained hospital floors.
LONDON - A powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts hit Britain and began moving across Europe on Thursday, disrupting air travel, halting trains and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity. Accidents linked to the storm killed three people.
VATICAN CITY - Thomas Williams, the onetime public face of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a child, is getting married this weekend to the child's mother, The Associated Press has learned. The bride is the daughter of former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon, one of Pope Francis' top advisers.
Coming off a franchise-record 26-point second half blown lead that knocked them a season-high five games under .500, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri realizes his team has serious roster flaws and expects his conversations with GM's around the league to intensify following a Dec.15 deadline which allows teams to deal the free agents they signed in the off-season. Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050, the first-year GM made a point of reassuring Toronto's fan-base he would not tolerate the mediocre play that has led to the team missing the post-season for five consecutive years, while also failing to land a top-four draft pick.
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alex Edler has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury. Assistant coach Glen Gulutzan said Thursday that Edler, who played Tuesday in Nashville, is out indefinitely. Andrew Alberts, who has been used sparingly this season, will replace Edler on Friday night at home against Nashville.
Buffalo Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan spoke to the Buffalo News Wednesday and said he believes they should build their team around goaltender Ryan Miller, who is set to become an unrestricted free agency this summer.
The Ottawa Redblacks are looking at the architect of the CFL's most aggressive defence as their first-ever head coach. TSN has confirmed the Redblacks have settled upon Calgary Stampeders defensive co-ordinator Rick Campbell as their inaugural head coach.
In the latest edition of C'Mon, Ref! Kerry Fraser looks at a pair of incidents from late in the Montreal Canadiens' Wednesday night win over the New Jersey Devils. See what Kerry thinks of Max Pacioretty's breakaway stick explosion and P.K. Subban's slew-foot.
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans have been scrambling for dollars for weeks, taking refuge in the greenback as their own currency is in free fall. Rather than address the economic imbalances behind the bolivar's plunge, the government is going after the bearers of the bad news - it's taking down websites people use to track exchange rates on the black market.