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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 ...

Dec 5, 2016

British communities 'worryingly' segregated: report

Some U.K. communities are “worryingly” segregated and government failure to tackle social and economic isolation, particularly among Muslims, is playing into the hands of extremists, a government-commissioned report warned Monday. Louise Casey, a senior civil servant, said her study exposed “uncomfortable truths” about the ...

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, ...