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Deadly Toronto van crash: What we know

Toronto - At least 10 people were killed when a man drove a van into a crowd of pedestrians Monday in Toronto, also injuring 15 in Canada's biggest city.Here are the main facts known so far in what the government is calling a deliberate attack.

Deadly Toronto van massacre: What we know

Toronto - The suspect in a driving rampage that left 10 dead and 14 injured in Toronto -- Canada's biggest city -- was charged with murder and attempted murder on Tuesday.Alek Minassian, 25, made a brief court appearance to hear the charges against him.

'Land of Fire': Azerbaijan's history and culture

Bakou - Azerbaijan holds a snap presidential election on Wednesday boycotted by the opposition and expected to extend the autocratic rule of President Ilham Aliyev.Here are five points on the culture and history of the Caspian Sea nation.

Nostalgia, Rubik's Cube, woolly pigs: 5 things to know about Hungary

Budapest - Hungary is heading to the polls on Sunday but aside from its politics -- and its goulash, of course -- many may not know that the country is home to the man who discovered Vitamin C and a type of pig that looks like a sheep.

What to expect from Friday's protests in Gaza

Gaza - Thousands of Palestinians are to protest Friday near the border between Israel and Gaza, a week after 19 people were killed by Israeli troops in the bloodiest day since the 2014 war.What happened a week ago?

Brexit: What we know

London - The countdown to Brexit hits the one-year mark on Thursday, although many details about the future relationship between Britain and the European Union remain up in the air.

Coffee, speeding fines and heavy metal: Five things to know about Finland

Helsinki - Finland on Sunday holds presidential elections, with polls suggesting the incumbent Sauli Niinisto is likely to be re-elected for another six-year term.Here are five things to know about the Nordic nation.

Coffee, speeding fines and heavy metal: Five things to know about Finland

Helsinki - Finland on Sunday holds presidential elections, with polls suggesting the incumbent Sauli Niinisto is likely to be re-elected for another six-year term.Here are five things to know about the Nordic nation.

Addressing 'fake news' through sound science

For any person used to a reasoned and balanced interpretation of facts, the 'fake news' era is of great concern. To combat misinformation, researchers have proposed a new international non-governmental organization.

Five things to know about Finland

Helsinki - Finland, a former Russian Grand Duchy, celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe's political roller-coaster: What we know

Harare - Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken over as Zimbabwe's new leader, ending strongman Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign and the country's worst political crisis since independence.

Zimbabwe crisis: What we know

Harare - Zimbabwe was thrown into its worst political crisis since independence when strongman Robert Mugabe refused to resign despite a military takeover, mass street protests an impeachment bid.

Zimbabwe crisis: What we know

Harare - Zimbabwe is locked in one of its worst political crises since independence with strongman Robert Mugabe refusing to resign despite a military takeover, mass street protests and his dismissal from the ruling ZANU-PF party.

New York City truck attack: what we know

New York - Eight people died when an assailant acting in the name of the Islamic State group drove a pickup truck along a New York City bike path Tuesday in the city's worst terror attacks since September 11, 2001.

British election: what you need to know

London - Marred by two terror attacks during the campaign, Britain's snap general election on Thursday will decide who shapes the United Kingdom's future as it leaves the European Union.

London attack: What we know

London - Seven people were killed in a terror attack in the British capital on Saturday when a van smashed into pedestrians on London Bridge before three assailants went on a stabbing spree.The attackers were shot dead by the police at the scene.

London attack: What we know

London - Seven people were killed in a terror attack in the British capital on Saturday night when a van smashed into pedestrians on London Bridge before three assailants went on a stabbing spree.The trio were shot dead by the police at the scene.

Cyberattack: major cyber attacks over the past 10 years

Paris - A huge range of organisations and companies around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU's law enforcement agency as "unprecedented".

The OPCW: ridding the world of chemical weapons

Den Haag - Russia criticised the world's chemical weapons watchdog for not sending experts to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, saying it was "unacceptable to analyse events from a distance".

US strike in Afghanistan: What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?

Kabul - The United States has dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, otherwise known as the 'Mother of All Bombs', on an Islamic State stronghold in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.

Russia metro blast: What we know

Sanktpeterburg - Fourteen people have died and dozens more injured in a blast on the Saint Petersburg metro system that authorities said was an "act of terror" carried out by a suicide bomber.

Who's who in Dutch politics

Den Haag - Twenty-eight parties and 1,114 candidates, the highest number since World War II, will compete in the Dutch elections on March 15, chasing 150 seats in the lower house of parliament.

Brexit: What we know

London - Britain is set to become the first European Union member to leave the bloc following a referendum last year in which a majority voted for Brexit.

Hot Docs Podcast Festival brings Science Vs to Toronto

The inaugural Hot Docs Podcast festival was a definite success. Fans of podcasting flocked to the Hot Docs cinema on Bloor St. over the weekend to enjoy the wide range of programming on offer.

French church attackers pledged allegiance to IS: What we know

Paris - Two jihadists who attacked a French church and brutally murdered a priest had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, a video showed Wednesday.

Priest murdered in French church attack: what we know so far

Paris - An elderly priest had his throat slit in a church in northern France on Tuesday after two men stormed the building and took hostages.

Attacks in Germany: Four strikes in a week

Berlin - Germany is reeling after a spate of bloody attacks in the south of the country in the last week.

Turkey in facts and figures

Paris - Turkey's army launched a coup attempt on Friday in a country that has seen three full military coups since 1960.

Brazil's Petrobras corruption: a multi-layered scandal

Rio De Janeiro - The Petrobras corruption scandal rocking Brazil could see iconic leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva end up behind bars -- and even help bring down his successor President Dilma Rousseff.

Bomb attacks in Turkey since 1982

Istanbul - Following is a list of the worst bomb attacks in Turkey since 1982:-- August 7, 1982: A bomb at Ankara airport followed by a gun battle leaves 11 dead and 63 injured.
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