The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought. A daylight assessment Sunday found at least 50 homes destroyed in two villages, and 41 people injured across the region, officials said.
Former Israeli prime minister and defence minister Ehud Barak says that while there is an urgent need to fight ISIS, the world cannot disregard other regional threats, especially Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The holidays have long been an important time for retailers, with most counting on holiday shoppers to help bolster the bottom line. But online shopping and the expansion of U.S. retailers north of the border are vastly changing the way Canadians shop.