Hit hard by oil price bust, Canadian town of Fort McMurray now ravaged by massive fire

Long before the oil era, Fort McMurray first flourished as a fur trading hub tucked in a valley of northern Canada's boreal forest. Even then, the area's shiny black soil stood out. Devastated by wildfires this week, this outpost for oil-sands workers 700 kilometers (540 miles) northeast of the industry's high-rise headquarters in Calgary has…

Canadians taking in Syrian refugees

TORONTO - Amir Al Jabouli leads the way, holding his Samsung phone out into the snowfall with his bare right hand. The instructions the speakerphone emits are barely audible in the whir of the wind. But Amir is focused. "Turn right in 200 meters," comes the tinny, digitized voice of Arabic Google Maps. He turns, and so do his wife, Raghda

Israeli man who burned Palestinian teen alive in 2014 sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years

The ringleader who kidnapped and burned alive a Palestinian teenager two years ago - a revenge killing that shocked many here because of its savagery - was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 20 years. Yosef Chaim Ben-David was convicted of murder and kidnapping last month. Ben-David, 32, the owner of an eyewear shop in

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