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Reporter becomes Canada's first hijab-clad news anchor

A journalist at one of Toronto’s major news broadcasters is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf. Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor desk for CityNews’ 11 p.m. broadcast last week. She created a buzz after the broadcast ended and she ...

Cannons thunder as thousands mourn Castro in Havana

Nov 29, 2016

Cannons thunder as thousands mourn Castro in Havana

Galvanized by a 21-gun salute that thundered across Havana, tens of thousands of Cubans paid final respects on Monday to Fidel Castro, who led a leftist revolution, ruled for half a century and resisted the United States throughout the Cold War. Castro died on ...

Asahikawa Prison revamped for elderly inmates

Nov 29, 2016

Asahikawa Prison revamped for elderly inmates

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Should prison facilities be friendly to aging inmates or remain punitively hard for criminals? It is a question that was faced by Asahikawa Prison in Hokkaido, which was remodeled and reopened earlier this year. The three-story, reinforced concrete building has about 500 private cells, ...

First lady kicks off Obamas' final White House Christmas

Nov 26, 2016

First lady kicks off Obamas' final White House Christmas

Michelle Obama kicked off her family’s final Christmas season at the White House on Friday by receiving a 19-foot (5.8-meter) balsam-Veitch fir as the official White House Christmas tree. Joined by two young nephews instead of her teenage daughters, the first lady said she ...