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.
TRIPOLI, Libya - An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins are scoreless in the first period at the Bell Centre. The surging Habs are looking to overtake Boston for the Atlantic Division lead. The Bruins' Johnny Boychuk was carried off on a stretcher early in the first after falling awkwardly into the boards from a hit by Max Pacioretty. Viewers in the Montreal region can see the game live on TSN Habs and listen on TSN 690.
Nelson Mandela, who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died. He was 95. Mandela inspired many around the world and believed that sports had the power to change the world. "It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does," Mandela said.
Rachel Homan didn't care how she got a spot into the Canadian curling trials semifinal, it just mattered that her rink got one. The defending Canadian champion defeated Stefanie Lawton of Saskatoon 6-5 in the final game of the seven-game round robin to finish 4-3, but Winnipeg's Chelsea Carey and Ontario's Sherry Middaugh also sported the same mark.
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.
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.
The Seattle Seahawks put an exclamation point on last weeks' No. 1 ranking, with a blowout win against New Orleans, so the Seahawks remain in top spot in the TSN.ca NFL Power Rankings, ahead of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.
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.