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Canadian Bike Cops Nab One of America's Most Wanted

Katay-Khaophone Sychanta may face extradition to US

(Newser) - Montreal police have just earned a heap of respect for bicycle cops everywhere. Two cycling police officers were patrolling a Montreal bike path last Wednesday when they spotted two men they suspected of having drugs, police say. The suspects took off running and the officers pursued, one eventually jumping off... More »

FBI: Flint Airport Attacker 'Has a Hatred for the US'

Canada condemns 'cowardly' attack

(Newser) - "Suffice to say, he had a hatred of the United States," Detroit FBI chief David Gelios says of Canadian citizen Amor Ftouhi, who is accused of stabbing a police officer in a suspected terrorist attack at Flint, Michigan's airport. Ftouhi, a 49-year-old Montreal resident, has been charged... More »

Obama, Trudeau Have Dinner, Bromance Talk Roars to Life

Meeting to discuss tomorrow's leaders gets lots of reaction online

(Newser) - Just two guys, grabbing a bite at a Montreal eatery billed as "perfect for gin-tonic fueled evenings," chatting about how today's young people can turn into tomorrow's leaders. It's not clear if any gin was actually involved, but the two guys were none other than... More »

Cops Claim Jiu-Jitsu Is Illegal, Threaten to Arrest Kids in Canada

Tournament postponed after police cite Criminal Code

(Newser) - For almost a decade, the annual Canadian championship in Brazilian jiu-jitsu has gone off without a hitch. That changed this past weekend when officials called off the event at the last minute upon discovering that it was illegal in the eyes of police. In a Facebook post on Saturday, a... More »

10 Best Cities for Students

After 5 years on top, Paris is dethroned

(Newser) - A French city has been replaced by a French Canadian one at the top of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking , a list of the best cities in the world for international students, based on university rankings, employment, affordability, and—for the first time this year—student opinions. To be... More »

Leonard Cohen Now Rests 'Exactly as He'd Asked'

He was laid to rest before we even knew he died

(Newser) - Leonard Cohen now rests among his kinsmen, "exactly as he'd asked," wrote son Adam Cohen in a Facebook post late Saturday night. "My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal. With only immediate family and a few lifelong friends present, he was lowered into... More »

After Dog Attack Kills Woman, Montreal Bans Pit Bulls

Even though officials aren't sure the dog was a pit bull

(Newser) - Starting Monday, residents of Montreal will no longer be allowed to own pit bulls "or pit bull-type dogs," the CBC reports. The controversial ban was put in place Tuesday by the city council, three months after a 55-year-old Montreal woman was killed by a neighbor's dog that... More »

US Woman May Be Montreal Baby Who Went Missing in 1978

'I think I might be your daughter'

(Newser) - A Canadian woman looking for her missing daughter since she went missing as a toddler almost 40 years ago received a Facebook message in early August that may change her life, the Ottawa Citizen reports. The private message sent to Liliane Cyr, who maintains a Facebook page dedicated to finding... More »

Montreal Priests Won't Be Allowed Alone With Kids

Chancellor says it's about protecting victims and the church

(Newser) - Some Catholic churches in Canada have banned priests from being alone with children—and more are about to start. The Catholic Church of Montreal says it will bar priests, volunteers, educators, and anyone else in "the orbit of the church" from being alone with children at 10 parishes beginning... More »

Couple's Wedding Guest List: 1,100 Cats

It was the first wedding to be held at California's Cat House on the Kings

(Newser) - At most weddings, it would probably be considered impolite, or at the very least unusual, if the majority of guests began to lick themselves. But it was neither impolite nor unusual in the case of the 1,100 guests at a Canadian couple's destination wedding in California. Dominic Husson... More »

Teen Saves Kidnapped Woman, Is Hailed as a Hero

Malyk Bonnet, 17, went out of his way to help a woman who looked scared

(Newser) - Canada is hailing a 17-year-old cook in Montreal a brave, resourceful hero after his quick thinking helped save a kidnapped woman. It all started on Saturday, Aug. 1, when Malyk Bonnet was heading home from work in the north end of Montreal and noticed a couple fighting at the bus... More »

Cops Deliver Christmas Baby

Montreal officers bring teddy bears to newborn boy

(Newser) - A baby boy making an unexpected entry into the world early Christmas morning was delivered by two police officers in Montreal. They were flagged down by the frantic father around 3am and helped the mother deliver the 32-week, premature boy in the family car, reports the CBC . They helped them... More »

Woman Dies After Scarf Caught on Escalator

Horror in the Montreal subway

(Newser) - Safety mechanisms failed horrifically yesterday when a woman was strangled after her scarf and then her hair became caught in an escalator at a Montreal subway station. “The woman’s scarf got caught in the escalator and then she bent down to try to get it out and her... More »

Montreal Mayor Busted in Corruption Sting

Michael Applebaum faces 14 criminal charges

(Newser) - You know, we were feeling pretty good about picking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in our "Canadian mayors facing jail time" pool. But alas, Montreal's Michael Applebaum swooped in for some last-second competition in that contest this morning, as Quebec's special anti-corruption police unit nabbed him and two... More »

1.3M People in Montreal Have to Boil Their Water

That's most of the residents in Canada's second largest city

(Newser) - This sort of thing is not supposed to happen in a marquee city, but 1.3 million people in Montreal have been ordered to boil their water before drinking it, reports the Montreal Gazette . The 24-hour advisory covers most of the 1.8 million residents of Canada's second largest... More »

Sorry, Internet: Baby-Snatching Eagle Video Is Phony

But more than one source was duped

(Newser) - If you were completely amazed by that video of a golden eagle snatching a baby in a Montreal park, you weren't alone. Unfortunately, you were also fooled. The vid is almost certainly fake, and Gawker has the details on how you can tell:
  • Red flag No 1: The video
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Bloody Foot Sent to Canada's Conservative Party HQ

Police intercept another package containing severed hand

(Newser) - A gruesome mystery in Canada's capital: Police in Ottawa are investigating two severed body parts found in packages, reports the National Post . A blood-soaked foot was found in a package delivered to Conservative Party headquarters yesterday morning, and hours later, a severed hand was found in a package at... More »

Quebec Student Protests: 2.5K Arrested So Far

Hundreds of thousands take to streets

(Newser) - With countless students taking to the streets of Quebec to protest tuition hikes, the number of arrests over the last three months has already hit 2,500 —and it's still growing. Protesters were initially furious over the increased fees; now they're also opposing a new law limiting... More »

America's Trend-Setter in Music: Atlanta

Residents listening now to what the rest of us will hear soon: Study

(Newser) - Researchers have combed online data to determine which cities set the trend for music listeners—and the results are surprising. In North America, Atlanta residents are ahead of the curve with their playlists for new music overall and hip-hop in particular, while Montreal is tops for indie tunes, Time reports.... More »

NYC Mob Boss Found Dead in Canada

Cops believe 'Sal the Ironworker' was trying to take over Montreal Mafia

(Newser) - The criminal career of former New York City mob boss Salvatore Montagna came to an end in a frigid river in suburban Montreal yesterday. The body of the 40-year-old former chief of the Bonanno crime family, known as "Sal the Ironworker," was found after a witness said they... More »

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