Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, June 12, 2015

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, June 12, 2015

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Top Prairies-North news


Friday, June 12, 2015

4 p.m. MDT


Here are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. MDT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts and timing of stories and updates are subject to change. Contact Prairies-North news editor Tim Cook at or 780-412-6251 or the desk at 780-412-6255. Follow @T_Cook on Twitter.


Regimental funeral next week for Edmonton officer


EDMONTON -- When the oldest son of slain Const. Daniel Woodall looked out the car window during a drive this week through Edmonton, his mother pointed out blue ribbons tied to trees and posts. "That's because your dad was special," she told him. Police spokesman Sgt. Steve Sharpe shared the moment with reporters Friday, while announcing that a regimental funeral is to be held next Wednesday for Woodall. PHOTO. AUDIO. 321 words. By Chris Purdy.


RCMP lay charge in Lindhout kidnapping


OTTAWA -- Almost seven years after the overseas hostage-taking of former journalist Amanda Lindhout, the RCMP have arrested and charged a Somalian man with the crime. Lindhout and photographer Nigel Brennan were seized by young gunmen near strife-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, in August 2008. Both were released on Nov. 25, 2009. PHOTO, AUDIO. 477 words. By Jim Bronskill.

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Lindhout's saga from hostage to author


UNDATED -- Amanda Lindhout first made headlines as an unknown, aspiring journalist being held hostage in one of the world's most dangerous countries. Today, she's more likely to garner attention as a best-selling author and humanitarian activist.The transformation from cause celebre to borderline celebrity hasn't come easily to the Alberta-born woman. 590 words. By Michelle McQuigge.


Timeline of events in Lindhout's kidnapping


UNDATED -- A timeline of events in the kidnapping of Canadian freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout.


U.S. court ruling adds ammo to Omar Khadr


TORONTO -- An American court decision in the case of an alleged al-Qaida recruiter Friday has cast further doubt on the war crimes convictions of Canada's Omar Khadr. In its split ruling, the appeals court set aside the military commission conviction of Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, a Guantanamo Bay detainee who did media relations for terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. 503 words. By Colin Perkel.


Canadians plead guilty in Malaysian nudity case


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two Canadians and two other Westerners have reportedly been released after pleading guilty to a charge related to a group of tourists posing naked on Malaysia's highest mountain on May 30. Media reports early Friday said Saskatchewan siblings Danielle and Lindsey Peterson, along with a British woman and a Dutch man, pleaded guilty to a charge of committing obscene acts in a public place. …

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