Crown withdraws trafficking drug charges against Nova Scotia doctor

https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/canada/2017/04/13/crown-withdraws-trafficking-drug-charges-against-nova-scotia-doctor/sarah-dawn-jones.jpg.size.xxlarge.original.jpg BRIDGEWATER, N.S.—The trial for a Halifax-area doctor who police accused of trafficking tens of thousands of painkillers took an unexpected turn Thursday with the Crown deciding to withdraw two of the most serious charges….


‘Appalling’ United Airlines incident won’t be tolerated in Canada: Garneau

https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/canada/2017/04/13/appalling-united-airlines-incident-wont-be-tolerated-in-canada-garneau/marc-garneaujpg.jpg.size.xxlarge.original.jpgOTTAWA—Transport Minister Marc Garneau has issued a warning to Canadian airlines that forcibly removing passengers from overbooked airplanes will not be tolerated. Garneau has written to the heads of all of Canada’s passenger airlines to…


Asia and Australia Edition: Afghanistan, Syria, Beslan: Your Morning Briefing

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/04/13/briefing/14asia-briefing-slide-1SZ9/14asia-briefing-slide-1SZ9-moth.jpgGood morning. Here’s what you need to know: • Vice President Mike Pence is preparing for a 10-day tour of Asia beginning in South Korea amid signs that North Korea is readying another underground nuclear…


Trump: ‘Mother of all Bombs’ mission was ‘very successful’

https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/gettyimages-668186644.jpg?quality=90&strip=all President Trump on Thursday praised the dropping of a huge bomb on ISIS strongholds in Afghanistan as “a very, very successful mission.” “We’re very, very proud of our military,” Trump told reporters during a…




Assad’s wife shows how out of touch she is

http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/assad.jpg?quality=90&strip=all The British-born wife of Syrian butcher Bashar Assad appears to live on a different planet from other Syrians caught up in the country’s brutal civil war — posting cuddly Instagram photos of her holding…


Counselor busted for ‘inappropriate relationship’ with middle schooler

https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/170413-teacher-arrested-texas-embed.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=200 A Texas school counselor was busted this week for having an “inappropriate relationship” with a middle school student, the district told parents this week. Lisa RogersBlanco ISD The counselor, Lisa Rogers, works at Blanco…


U.N. Votes Unanimously to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/04/14/world/14HAITI/14HAITI-moth.jpgUNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to end its 13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti, and replace its blue-helmeted soldiers with police. The mission, often a source of embarrassment to…


Komodo dragon blood could be key to life-saving antibiotic

http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/170413-komodo-dragon-blood-feature.jpg?quality=90&strip=all Leapin’ lizards — Komodo dragon blood could save lives! Researchers at George Mason University created a synthetic version of an antimicrobial compound using a substance in the giant Indonesian lizard’s blood, which appeared to…