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Calgary police identify arson suspect they believe could be in Winnipeg
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Calgary police identify arson suspect they believe could be in Winnipeg

Five months after a pair of house fires in Calgary’s Varsity neighbourhood, police have identified a suspect they believe was responsible. Now police are seeking help from the public in locating the man they believe could be in Alberta or Manitoba.Just after 3 a.m. on May 18, the Calgary Fire Department respond to a fire in the 1100 block of Varsity Estates Drive N.W.CCTV footage from the incident showed a man setting fire to a residential shed before fleeing the area, police said. The fire spread to the garage and house. Investigators believe the man was car prowling in the area before setting the fire. Read more: Calgary police release video of suspected Varsity arsonist Read More Calga...
Regina man charged with assault, forcible confinement of woman, child – Regina
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Regina man charged with assault, forcible confinement of woman, child – Regina

The Regina Police Service was called to a restaurant Monday morning after a woman and child where dragged away by a man. Police got the call of an assault around 5:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Albert Street North, and said the investigation led to a nearby apartment.Officers said as they entered the woman requested help, and had injuries consistent with assault.Police then learned that the man had conditions to have no contact with the woman, and that the man had threatened to further harm her if she called police. Trending Stories The Regina man was charged with aggravated assault, forcible confinement and failing to comply with conditions of a release order. Story continues below advertisement He was expected to make his first provin...
Chinese Billionaire Richard Liu Settles US Rape Allegation
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Chinese Billionaire Richard Liu Settles US Rape Allegation

By AMY FORLITI, Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chinese billionaire and JD.com founder Richard Liu agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a former University of Minnesota student who alleged he raped her in her Minneapolis apartment after a night of dinner and drinks with wealthy Chinese executives in 2018, attorneys for both sides announced late Saturday.A settlement amount was not disclosed.Richard Liu, who stepped down as the CEO of Beijing-based e-commerce company JD.com this year amid increased government scrutiny of China’s technology industry, has denied raping the woman, Jingyao Liu, and prosecutors never filed criminal charges. A joint statement from attorneys for both sides called the encounter “a misunderstanding.”“The incident between Ms. Jingyao Liu and Mr. Richard Liu in M...
Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; U.S. frees 2 prisoners
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Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; U.S. frees 2 prisoners

Venezuela on Saturday freed seven Americans imprisoned in the South American country in exchange for the release of two nephews of President Nicholas Maduro's wife who had been jailed for years by the United States on drug smuggling convictions, a senior U.S. official said.The swap of the Americans, including five oil executives held for nearly five years, is the largest trade of detained citizens ever carried out by the Biden administration. "We are relieved and gratified to be welcoming back to their families today seven Americans who had been wrongfully detained for too long in Venezuela," said Joshua Geltzer, the deputy homeland security adviser. It amounts to a rare gesture of goodwill by Maduro as the socialist leader looks to rebuild re...
Community rallies around N.S. convenience store after owner assaulted – Halifax
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Community rallies around N.S. convenience store after owner assaulted – Halifax

Community support is pouring in after an owner of a Nova Scotia convenience store ended up in hospital after an alleged attack earlier in the week. Kamil and Silva Safatli, who have been married for 25 years, run Jake’s Variety on Portland Street in downtown Dartmouth.Early Thursday morning, as Kamil was bringing products into the store, he said a man attacked him from behind.“He hit me on the head, pushed me on the ground, and started punching me in the face,” said Kamil, who still had a visible bruise around his eye Saturday. Kamil and Silva Safatli are the owners of Jake’s Variety in downtown Dartmouth. Alex Cooke/Global News The Safatlis say the man was a regular, who they had given free food and coffee in the past. ...
Teen charged in connection with 2 carjackings in Durham Region: police
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Teen charged in connection with 2 carjackings in Durham Region: police

A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with an investigation into two carjackings in Durham Region, police say. Durham Regional police said on Wednesday at around 9:45 p.m., officers received a report of a carjacking in the Coomer Crescent and Chapman Drive area of Ajax.Officers said the suspect approached a female victim and allegedly brandished a knife and attempted to take her vehicle. Read more: Police investigating after ‘numerous shots’ fired at Ajax home Read More Police investigating after ‘numerous shots’ fired at Ajax home “The female fought back and the male suspect fled,” officers said in a news release. Trending Stories ...
Singer R. Kelly, Already Behind Bars, Ordered to Pay Victims
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Singer R. Kelly, Already Behind Bars, Ordered to Pay Victims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - R. Kelly, the multiplatinum R&B singer convicted twice this year of sex crimes, will be required to pay at least $300,000 in restitution to some of his victims, a federal judge said on Wednesday.The money will compensate two women, known as Jane and Stephanie, for the costs of therapy and herpes treatment, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly said at a hearing in Brooklyn.That figure is likely to rise after prosecutors recalculate the cost of medication for Stephanie.Donnelly denied prosecutors' requests to compensate Jane for lost income, and provide any compensation to a third victim known as Sonja.Kelly attended the hearing via Zoom from a federal prison in Chicago.Donnelly sentenced Kelly in June to 30 years in prison, after a jury convicted him of racketeering ...
Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain
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Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain

A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud. Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($13.9 million) in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014. Prosecutors are seeking an eight-year prison sentence and a hefty fine if she is found guilty of tax evasion.Shakira, 45, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and rejected a deal with authorities to avoid going to trial. Her public relations firm has said that she has already paid all that she owed and an additional 3 million euros ($2.8 million) in interest. The court, based in the town of Esplugues de Llobregat near Barcelona, said that Shakira will face six counts of tax fraud. The date fo...
Kelowna, B.C. Mounties arrest female suspect in ‘shocking’ failed carjacking
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Kelowna, B.C. Mounties arrest female suspect in ‘shocking’ failed carjacking

A Kelowna, B.C., woman was arrested Monday after unleashing a bizarre attack on multiple generations of a family whose car she was trying to steal, RCMP say. Police said the unidentified assailant allegedly kicked a woman who was with her two children in the torso, then grabbed her vehicle keys. The incident occurred while in a parking lot in the 200 block of Rutland Road South Sept. 26 at around 2:40 p.m., police said.The victim’s brother and 79-year-old mother exited the vehicle at that point and were told, “I have a knife and I’ll stab you,” RCMP said.“The suspect then attempted to enter the driver’s seat of the vehicle but the family was able to stop her,” RCMP said. 1:34 ...
North Vancouver RCMP release photos of alleged bail scammer – BC
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North Vancouver RCMP release photos of alleged bail scammer – BC

North Vancouver RCMP has released photos of a suspect in a bail scam that cost an senior “a large sum of money.” Mounties said the woman was targeted on Sept. 8, when the scammer contacted her claiming that one of her loved ones was in jail and needed to be bailed out.Investigators say the scammer came to the woman’s residence a short time later and collected the cash to be used as “bail.” Read more: Vancouver police renew warning after more seniors hit with bail scam Read More Vancouver police renew warning after more seniors hit with bail scam Police in the region have issued numerous warnings about such bail scams in recent months, with Vancouver police issu...