An all-night siege in an upscale neighbourhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said.
In a sudden about-face, the Harper government said Tuesday it's thinking about giving Canadians the option of hiking their contributions to the Canada Pension Plan -- a measure that would help them boost their retirement savings.
The body of a missing kayaker has been found three weeks after his Latvian fiancee was charged with killing him by tampering with his boat during an outing on the Hudson River, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Children are now being seen as potential threats after an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.
Two of the three children tossed onto a South Florida beach from a bounce house sent flying by a waterspout have been sent home from a hospital with minor injuries, hours after the inflatable was sent airborne above palm trees and a four-lane road, police said.
Nine senators will have their spending referred to the RCMP after Auditor General Michael Ferguson hands over his long-awaited audit to the Senate late next week. The report will be given to the Board of Internal Economy, and released to the public the week of June 8.
Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the fourth-largest U.S. city.
Starting today, Facebook users across Canada will get Amber Alert notices right in their social network newsfeeds, as part of a new program that aims to leverage the social network’s reach to quickly locate missing children.