Tag Archives: Human interest

‘It feels like you’re dead’: By age 18, Jayden had been to police stations about 25 times

This article contains disturbing content and references to suicide. It’s a balmy winter morning when we meet Jayden Summerfield, an 18-year-old metalworker, in the shed where he works in Toowoomba, Queensland. Today he’s making beds for a new prison under construction near the country town of Gatton. “It feels a little ironic that I’m making stuff for prisons when I …

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Manitoba man wrongly charged by RCMP in child abuse case speaks out

A Manitoba man wants an apology from police after the RCMP wrongly named and charged him in connection with an alleged teenage sexual exploitation case in Portage la Prairie. Scott Joseph Taylor, 34, was one of seven people named in an RCMP news release following an investigation that found teenagers were lured into sex acts with men in exchange for …

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Investigation into tackling deepfake must go further and remove ‘nudify’ apps

Creating and sharing fake, sexual images could soon become a lot harder as an online watchdog targets problematic apps that primarily target women. The generation of “deepfakes” is growing rapidly thanks to technology driven by artificial intelligence (AI). Deepfakes involve digitally editing images of a person or their body. Using artificial intelligence (AI), an image can be generated from a …

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Canadian convicted under UK terrorism act

Radical British preacher Anjem Choudary was found guilty by a jury in London on Tuesday of leading a terrorist group, the radical Muslim group Al-Muhajiroun (ALM), also known as the Islamic Thinkers Society. One of his followers, Khaled Hussein, 29, of Edmonton, was convicted of membership in a banned organization. Prosecutors said he was a dedicated supporter of ALM. Both …

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‘Shocking’ bodycam video of Illinois police shooting black woman in her home sparks outrage

WARNING: This video shows the moments leading up to a fatal police shooting of a woman in her home. The video also contains graphic language. Illinois State Police released video Monday of a sheriff’s deputy fatally shooting a woman in her home this month, detailing a shooting that some have compared to high-profile cases of excessive force by police against …

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Israeli athletes to receive 24-hour protection during Paris Olympics, French minister says

France’s interior minister will order 24-hour security for Israeli Olympic participants at the Paris Olympics amid heightened geopolitical tensions. The background: The Paris Olympics come against a backdrop of global conflict, notably the wars in Gaza and Ukraine, raising security concerns. The French government said it was determined to ensure the safety of all athletes, particularly the Israeli delegation, following …

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‘Stressed’ oyster harvesters on PEI ‘want to get back on the water’ after MSX closure

Dwayne Shaw and his wife have been fishing the waters of Bedeque Bay, PEI, for oysters and quahogs for almost 30 years. Since last week, he and others who depend on shellfish fishing for their livelihoods have become increasingly concerned about what the future holds. It has been that long since the presence of multinuclear X-sphere (MSX) shut down the …

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Canadian civilian killed in clash with Israeli security forces near Gaza border

Israeli police say a Canadian citizen has been killed after threatening Israeli security forces with a knife near the Gaza border. The Israeli military said the man drove to the entrance of an Israeli town near the Gaza border, got out of his vehicle and began threatening security forces with a knife. The forces opened fire, killing the man. There …

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CrowdStrike: How much the IT outage could have cost Australia

The financial costs of Economists are expected to take stock of Australian banks, supermarkets, airports and many other companies in the coming days. The outage was caused by a bug in a software upgrade by Although most businesses have reopened, many were unable to open for hours. Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil said on Saturday the impact on Australian businesses …

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LCBO strike ends Monday after workers ratify tentative agreement

Striking liquor store workers voted Sunday to ratify an agreement on a new contract between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and their union. The ratification means the first-ever strike at the provincial Crown corporation will officially end after midnight Monday — just over two weeks after it began. The LCBO says it plans to reopen all closed stores …

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