Topless picture kept haunting Amanda Todd
Canadian teenager Amanda Todd became widely known as a victim of cyberbullying. The man who drove her to despair and suicide was probably a Dutchman. He blackmailed her with her topless photo.
Authorities in Canada want to seek the extradition of a suspect from the Netherlands in the high-profile case of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd. Todd committed suicide after a topless photo of her was circulated on the Internet. A 35-year-old Dutchman was arrested in January in connection with the infamous cyberbullying case.
In court, Heleen Mees remains silent
Dutch economist Heleen Mees made a court appearance in New York yesterday over charges of stalking. The 44-year-old columnist is accused by her ex-lover, corporate economist Willem Buiter, to have bombarded him with thousands of e-mails. “Do you understand that you are not to have any contact?”
Canadian ‘porn killer’ Magnotta arrested in Berlin
Canadian ‘porn killer’ Luka Rocco Magnotta has been arrested in an Internet café in Berlin following an international search of less than a week. Canada wants Magnotta to be sent back to Montreal to face justice over his high-profile atrocities.
Canada is gripped by a gruesome murder case in which the perpetrator sent body parts to political parties and posted a video of his crime on the Internet. The suspect, a 29-year-old porn actor known as Luka Rocco Magnotta, is on the run.
Under the Obama administration, unmanned aircraft have become a weapon of choice for the United States in its fight against suspected terrorists. Warfare by drone is effective, relatively risk-free, and deadly. But America’s ‘Playstation hegemony’ is controversial. “Oversight is a critical feature.”
In ‘Vansterdam’, supervised injections may continue
North America’s only safe injection site for drug addicts will remain open. The Canadian government wanted to close Vancouver’s Insite clinic, where addicts can inject under medical supervision. But the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the government must consider the initiative’s benefits. “The clinic saves lives and improves public order.”
Purchasing 10 AK-47s will be a red flag
Drug cartels in Mexico carry out their bloody battles with weapons from the United States. The U.S. now wants to stem the ‘iron river’ flowing south. Gun sellers in border states are required to report it when a customer purchases multiple semi-automatic rifles. Critics along the border say the measure comes too late.
Curtain closes on Canadian ‘Prince of Pot’
Vancouver’s Marc Emery sold large quantities of marijuana seeds to Americans. He will be extradited from Canada to the United States in January to serve a five year prison sentence. In an interview during his last days of freedom, he says it has been worth it to thwart the ‘war on drugs’.
Canada shudders at start of Pickton murder trial
A large trial began yesterday in Vancouver of a pig farmer who is alleged to have murdered dozens of street prostitutes. The women vanished from the city’s rough Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. For years, nothing was done about the disappearances.
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