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Ontario Woman Files Human Rights Complaint Over Topless Swimming

Men are allowed to go topless at the pool, so why are women (usually) not allowed to? That's the question leading one Ontario woman, whose name has not been released, to file a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The woman's lawyer tells the CBC her client called...

Officials Fear Upcoming Russian War Games Are 'Trojan Horse'

Russia is staging war games in Belarus in September, but US officials and US allies in the area are concerned the country's real aim is to bring military equipment into the country and leave it there. "People are worried this is a Trojan horse. They say, 'We're just doing an...

Charlie Gard's Dad on Hearing Latest on Dying Baby: 'Evil!'

The British parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard have been told by a hospital lawyer that the results of their son's latest brain scans make for "sad reading." Great Ormond Street Hospital lawyer Katie Gollop broke the bad news to Charlie's parents at a pre-court hearing Friday in London,...

City Fines 5-Year-Old $195 Over Lemonade Stand

A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside. Andre Spicer says his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her $195 for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London, reports the AP. The...

With New Moves, Poland May Not Qualify as Democracy

The ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) in Poland is trying to fundamentally alter the nation's court system with a spate of new bills that would give the government the power to force out the nation's top judges and replace them with those appointed by parliament—where the PiS has...

It Will Soon Be Illegal to Use US Passports to Enter One Country

The Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier, reports the AP. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has decided to impose a "geographic travel restriction" for North Korea, which would make it illegal to use US passports to enter...

Teen Goes to Metallica Concert, Loses Car for Days

For much of this week, Toronto residents have been on a scavenger hunt of sorts, with an odd target: a 2015 Nissan Versa, "misplaced" by a US teen who'd forgotten where he'd left it after a Metallica concert. The CBC reports on 19-year-old Gavin Strickland's parking plight, which started Sunday...

Hawaii Starting to Plan for North Korea Nuke Strike

The antics of North Korea's Kim Jong Un are officially no longer funny in Hawaii. State officials are rolling out a civil-preparedness campaign in case of a nuclear attack by North Korea, reports Hawaii News Now. Part of that means public-service announcements about what people should do if Pyongyang launches...

US Scores Win With China Rice Deal

A big win for the US amid troubled trade talks with China: After more than a decade of disagreement on the issue, Beijing has agreed to allow rice imports from the US for the first time, the BBC reports. Industry organization USA Rice says the deal includes strict standards to...

Salvador Dali's Teeth Pulled to Settle Paternity Suit

It wasn't in the same league of surreal as melting clocks or burning giraffes, but Salvador Dali had the unusual experience Thursday of undergoing a four-hour operation 28 years after his death. The painter's body was exhumed from its resting place in the Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain to settle...

Strong Quake Shakes Turkey, Greek Islands

Rescuers are checking for trapped people inside houses on the Greek island of Kos after a powerful earthquake struck the area at night. Authorities have confirmed two deaths and say about 30 people are injured. The epicenter of the 6.7-magnitude quake early Friday morning was between Kos and Bodrum,...

Indian Court: 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Can't Get Abortion

A 10-year-old rape survivor in India has been denied an abortion, despite the fact that giving birth is risky at such a young age, the Times of India reports. Medical termination of pregnancy is allowed up to 20 weeks gestation, though exceptions are allowed if the mother's health is at...

Cecil the Lion's Son Meets Similar End

The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of a Minnesota dentist caused international outrage in 2015. Now one of Cecil's offspring, 6-year-old Xanda, has been killed by a trophy hunter near the site of his father's demise, the Telegraph reports. The death of Xanda just outside the Hwange...

Dali's Grave Will Be Opened Tonight

Salvador Dali's eccentric history will take yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the attempted exhumation of his embalmed remains. The goal: find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago. Pilar Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card reader, claims her mother...

Turkish Media Blamed for Map of US Military Posts in Syria

The spokesperson for Turkeys' president says the government had no role in the publication by the Turkish state-run news agency of a map showing US military posts in Syria, the AP reports. The US military said it had raised concerns with Ankara after Anadolu Agency published a map showing 10...

Parents of Kidnapped US Reporter Believe He's Alive

The parents of an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for the past five years said on Thursday that they believe he is still alive—and that the US and Syrian governments have assured them they're doing all they can to secure his safe release. The pair also...

India's New President Is an 'Untouchable'

Members of the low-caste Dalit community in India were once known as "untouchables." How times have changed: Two just competed against each other for the largely ceremonial office of president, and 71-year-old Ram Nath Kovind came out on top, reports CNN. In India, the real power is with the prime...

In Protocol Breach, Commoner Touches Queen's Elbow

Canada's governor general says he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London. David Johnston, who met with the 91-year-old monarch on Wednesday to mark Canada's 150th birthday, was seen gently touching her elbow...

Inside the Saudi Shakeup: Pain Pills, a Young Prince's Plot

Late June brought a shocker in the Middle East: a shake-up in Saudi Arabia's line of succession, with King Salman's nephew stripped of his next-in-line status and the title of crown prince handed to Salman's 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman. Now, a second jolt via a New York Times report...

AIDS Deaths Fall by Half From 2005 Peak

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the UN said Thursday. AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they...

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