‘Facebook Rapist’ convict faked his death and escaped prison, police say – National

Police in South Africa are on the hunt for a convicted rapist they say faked his own death in a fire before escaping lockup. Branded the “Facebook Rapist,” Thabo Bester was serving a life sentence for allegedly luring victims on the social media platform before raping and robbing them. At least one victim was killed. … Read more

2023 National League Cy Young Prediction and Pick

The Major League Baseball season is just around the corner, so is time to take a look at some of the best pitchers in baseball. This will continue our MLB Odds series with a National League Cy Young prediction and pick. Sandy Alcantara took home the award last season after an incredible year. The runner-ups … Read more

As Olympics decision looms, IOC offers guidance for Russian athletes – National

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday issued recommendations for the gradual return to international competitions for Russian and Belarusian athletes, with president Thomas Bach saying their participation “works” despite the ongoing war in Ukraine. Read more: Nations seek clarity on Olympics ‘neutrality’ for Russia, Belarus as calls for ban grow The IOC Executive Board’s recommendations relate only … Read more

French police brace for violence as new pension protests erupt – National

Protests and strikes against unpopular pension reforms kicked off again Tuesday across France, with police security ramped up amid government warnings that radical demonstrators intended “to destroy, to injure and to kill.” Concerns that violence could mar the demonstrations prompted what Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described as an unprecedented deployment of 13,000 officers, nearly half … Read more

At least 39 dead after fire at Mexican migrant facility near U.S. border – National

A fire in a dormitory at a Mexican immigration detention centre near the U.S. border left more than three dozen migrants dead, a government agency said Tuesday, in one of the deadliest incidents ever at an immigration lockup in the country. Hours after the fire broke out late Monday, rows of bodies were laid out … Read more

Tensions in Israel begin to ease after Netanyahu pauses judicial overhaul – National

Israel’s political factions opposed to embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began setting up negotiating teams Tuesday after he paused a controversial judicial overhaul plan that had triggered unprecedented street protests and a spiraling domestic crisis. But compromise seemed elusive and Netanyahu’s legacy was on the line in a standoff over the fundamental issue of what … Read more

Russia holding Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant ‘hostage,’ Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says – National

Ukraine’s president said Russian troops were holding the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant “hostage” and its safety could not be guaranteed until they left it, while his forces shut off the frontline town of Avdiivka as they planned their next move. Russian troops have occupied the nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, since the early weeks of the … Read more

Han Dong threatens legal action against Global News over foreign interference report – National

Han Dong is threatening legal action against Global News and its parent company after the media outlet published an allegation the Toronto MP spoke to a Chinese diplomat about delaying the release of two Canadians. Read more: Han Dong to sit as Independent MP following ‘serious’ allegations in new report “Yes, I am taking legal … Read more

Female shooter kills 3 children, 3 adults at Nashville school. What we know – National

A female shooter killed three children and three adults at a Nashville elementary school on Monday before being killed by police, according to officials. Talking to reporters, Nashville police spokesperson Don Aaron said that police received a call of a shooter at 10:13 a.m. at The Covenant School, which is a private Presbyterian elementary school … Read more

Scotland’s governing party names Humza Yousaf as next leader – National

Scotland’s governing Scottish National Party elected Humza Yousaf as its new leader on Monday after a bruising five-week contest that exposed deep fractures within the pro-independence movement. The 37-year-old son of South Asian immigrants is set to become the first person of colour and the first Muslim to serve as Scotland’s first minister since the … Read more