Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top News Advisory for Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top News Advisory for Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

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Top News Advisory



6:30 p.m.

Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.


Weather keeps searchers from locating climber


LAKE LOUISE -- The mother of a search and rescue technician who went missing when an avalanche apparently swept him off a ledge says she understands why the search is taking so long.Liz Quinn says the search area in Banff National Park is still under threat from more avalanches and must be secured before ground teams can try to find her son, Sgt. Mark Anthony Salesse. PHOTO.


Lawyer Amal Clooney presses for Fahmy release


Lawyer Amal Clooney has requested a meeting with Egypt's president to press for the release of Al-Jezeera journalist and Canadian citizen Mohamed Fahmy.Clooney makes the request in a letter addressed to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his foreign minister.


Why's the FBI visiting oilsands protesters?


WASHINGTON -- Unexpected visitors have been dropping in on anti-oil activists in the United States -- knocking on doors, calling, texting, contacting family members.The visitors are federal agents. PHOTO. AUDIO.


Police investigate shooting in Georgia; 5 dead


DOUGLASVILLE -- A gunman has shot seven people, killing five of them, in a subdivision west of Atlanta.Douglas County Sheriff's Lt. Glenn Daniel said authorities received an emergency call Saturday reporting a shooting in Douglasville around 3 p.m.


Islamic State hostage's family hopeful she's still alive


PRESCOTT -- The parents of a 26-year-old American who Islamic State extremists say was killed in an airstrike in Syria said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter's death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive.The Islamic State group said on Friday that Kayla Jean Mueller of Prescott, Arizona, died in a Jordanian airstrike, but the government of Jordan dismissed the statement as "criminal propaganda," and the U.S. said it had not seen any evidence to corroborate the report. PHOTO.


Talking terrorism: Harper-Obama like yin-yang


WASHINGTON -- The last few days have shown vivid differences in the way the leaders of Canada and the United States discuss terrorism and the threat posed by Islamist fighters.One raises the alert level. The other dials it down. PHOTO.


Ukraine president presses for quick cease-fire


MUNICH -- Ukraine's president pushed Saturday for a quick cease-fire in his country's troubled east, insisting that the conflict must be resolved and not "frozen," and pressed Kyiv's case to be supplied with defensive weapons. …

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