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Photos April 23: Top images from around the world

The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world.


Son of woman found dead near Ottawa in court to face murder charge

OTTAWA — A young man accused of killing his mother appeared briefly in court by video Wednesday to face a charge of first-degree murder.

During his appearance, Chris Gobin, 18, who has shaggy brown hair, wore a large white tank top, and looked around the room where he was being held. 821 more words


Four firefighters injured after blaze at Toronto-area warehouse

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Four firefighters were injured this morning after an explosion and wall collapse during a massive blaze at a warehouse in Mississauga, Ont. 248 more words


'Fairies' billboard taken down by St. John's opera company after outcry

An Opera company in St. John’s have taken down a billboard promoting their run of A Midsummer’s Night Dream that some say used homophobic language. 408 more words


Swedish medieval king's bones to undergo DNA analysis

UPPSALA, Sweden — Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160. 168 more words


Better late than never: Canada Post takes 45 years to deliver letter

A letter between two Alberta sisters took 45 years to arrive at its destination via Canada Post could have been delivered faster by snail. Literally. 405 more words


Material that washed up on Australian shore examined in Malaysia Airlines jet search

PERTH, Australia — Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.

The search co-ordination centre said Wednesday evening that police secured the material that washed ashore 10 kilometres east of Augusta in Western Australia. 47 more words