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Forbes list: The World’s Most Powerful Women In 2016

Forbes list: The World's Most Powerful Women In 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken the crown in Forbes’ annual list of the worlds most powerful women for the sixth consecutive year. Markel has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and has led her constituents through a recession and has opened Germany’s borders to more than a million immigrants from Syria and other Muslim countries in the last ... Read More »

Shark sightings prompt closure of two California beaches

Shark sightings prompt closure of two California beaches

For the second day in a row, two miles of beaches in Orange County were closed to swimmers Monday afternoon after a cluster of large sharks was spotted near the shore, authorities said. Lifeguards at the beach said they saw three sharks estimated to be about 12 feet long on Monday. It wasn’t clear whether any of them were the ... Read More »

Shark kills diver in Australia, 2nd fatal attack in a week

Shark kills diver in Australia, 2nd fatal attack in a week

A diver has been killed by a shark that eyewitnesses have described as being at least five-and-a-half metres long in the second fatal attack to hit Australia in less than a week. WA Police’s Inspector Danny Mulligan revealed on Sunday afternoon that the 60-year-old woman, who was mauled late on Sunday morning, had been with a male diver partner between ... Read More »

Six dead in armed attack in ‘northern Kazakhstan’

Six dead in armed attack in northern Kazakhstan

At least six people were killed in coordinated attacks on two gun shops and a national guard base in the Kazakh city of Aktobe, officials said on Sunday. Citing eye-witnesses, Kazinform, the national news agency of Kazakhstan, reported that a group of unidentified men robbed two weapon shops in Aktobe and a shootout broke out when a local police force ... Read More »

276 dogs rescued from one house in New Jersey

276 dogs rescued from one house in New Jersey

US authorities have seized 276 small dogs from a New Jersey home in what one official described as “the worst hoarding situation” they had seen in Monmouth County. Monmouth County SPCA interim CEO and President Ross Licitra said at least 20 of the dogs were pregnant and expects that with an average of three to four dogs per litter, at ... Read More »

Lightning strikes fans at German rock festival (Video)

Lightning strikes fans at German rock festival

A lightning strike has left over 72 people injured at a rock music festival in Germany. Deadly weather has swept across Europe, leaving over a dozen dead in Germany, Romania, Belgium and France. Organisers of Rock am Ring said on Sunday that they accepted the decision ‘out of responsibility for the welfare’ of the 90,000 festival-goers. Read More »

Muslims worldwide prepare for Ramadan 2016: Does everyone fast?

Muslims worldwide prepare for Ramadan: Does everyone fast?

Canadian Muslim are getting ready to accommodate the daylight fasts required during Ramadan with adjustments in their schedules and eating habits. It can be even tougher for Muslims in Canada than for their counterparts in majority-Muslim countries, where business slows down during Ramadan and people take it easier during the day. What is Ramadan? For Muslims, Ramadan is a holy ... Read More »