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Dutch police arrest man in connection with Amanda Todd case

A story published in the Netherlands today links a man who appeared in court this week suspected of extortion to Amanda Todd, the British Columbia teens who killed herself in October, 2012 after being relentlessly harassed and bullied online. 243 more words

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University of Calgary struggles to come to terms with tragedy

By Eva Ferguson

Hundreds of tearful and emotional students crowded into MacEwan Hall on the University of Calgary campus to give each other comfort and honour the victims of Tuesday morning’s stabbings near the campus. 1,082 more words


Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau released on promise to enter rehab (with video)

OTTAWA — Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau was released on $5,000 bail Friday afternoon, under the condition that he seek treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. 235 more words


'Take responsibility for what you have done': High drama as prosecutor accosts Pistorius with photos of dead girlfriend

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial was shown a photograph of his girlfriend’s bloodied head that was broadcast live on television as prosecutor Gerrie Nel pressed him repeatedly to “take responsibility.” 817 more words


Unsealed testimony reveals killer's troubled history

As Brian Dickson was handcuffed by guards and taken away, padding from the courtroom in slip-on runners, the shoes with the laces, a potential hazard in prison, were discreetly picked up by his lawyer Robert Nuttall. 1,168 more words


Oscar Pistorius apologizes to slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's family during trial

PRETORIA, South Africa — His voice shaking, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday for the first time, testifying that he was trying to protect the girlfriend he killed and that he became so tormented by memories of the fatal shooting and panic attacks that he once hid helplessly in a closet. 741 more words


Trial begins in slaying of York University student Qian Liu

TORONTO — What a strange, sad trial it is going to be.

Brian Dickson, accused in the slaying of York University student Qian Liu three years ago, is pleading not guilty to first-degree murder, but earlier tried to plead guilty to manslaughter, an offer to which prosecutors said thanks but no thanks. 991 more words