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Manitoba ombudsman will investigate opposition cover-up accusation

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's NDP government shot down an opposition demand for an inquiry into the actions of Premier Greg Selinger and one of his former cabinet ministers Friday, but the controversy remained far from over. New Democrat legislature members unanimously voted against a Tory motion to have a committee investigate Selinger and former immigration minister Christine Melnick over a political debate two years ago.

Bangladesh seizes properties of owner of collapsed factory

The Bangladesh government has seized properties belonging to the owner of a building that collapsed and killed 1,138 garment workers, the worst industrial disaster in the country's history, an official said Thursday. Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the outskirts of Dhaka, was one of around 40 people whom police said this week would be charged in connection with the disaster on April 24 last year. He faces murder charges.

Egypt pulls Lebanese star Haifa's movie

Egypt has suspended screenings of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe's latest movie after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative. Interim premier Ibrahim Mahlab ordered "Halawet Rooh" (Beauty of the Soul) off the screens until Egypt's censorship board reviews it again, the prime minister's office said late Wednesday. The Egyptian-made movie, said to have been inspired by Monica Bellucci's 2000 hit "Malena", was released across the country on April 3 for adult-only audiences.

Egypt pulls Lebanese star Haifa's movie

Egypt has suspended screenings of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe's latest movie after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative. Interim premier Ibrahim Mahlab ordered "Halawet Rooh" (Beauty of the Soul) off the screens until Egypt's censorship board reviews it again, the prime minister's office said late Wednesday. The Egyptian-made movie, said to have been inspired by Monica Bellucci's 2000 hit "Malena", was released across the country on April 3 for adult-only audiences.

Yemen Qaeda chief pledges to fight 'crusaders' everywhere

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi has pledged in a rare video appearance to pursue the war against the Western "crusaders" everywhere possible. The video posted online shows Wuhayshi addressing scores of jihadists in a rugged terrain as he welcomes 19 militants who escaped a Sanaa prison in February. "We will continue to raise the banner of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula and our war against the crusaders will continue everywhere in the world," he says in the video.

Yemen Qaeda chief pledges to fight 'crusaders' everywhere

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi has pledged in a rare video appearance to pursue the war against the Western "crusaders" everywhere possible. The video posted online shows Wuhayshi addressing scores of jihadists in a rugged terrain as he welcomes 19 militants who escaped a Sanaa prison in February. "We will continue to raise the banner of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula and our war against the crusaders will continue everywhere in the world," he says in the video.

Yemen Qaeda chief pledges to fight 'crusaders' everywhere

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi has pledged in a rare video appearance to pursue the war against the Western "crusaders" everywhere possible. The video posted online shows Wuhayshi addressing scores of jihadists in a rugged terrain as he welcomes 19 militants who escaped a Sanaa prison in February. "We will continue to raise the banner of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula and our war against the crusaders will continue everywhere in the world," he says in the video.

Legislation would allow in-store wine and beer brewing in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX - People in Nova Scotia would be allowed to make their own wine and beer in so-called u-vint and u-brew stores under legislation introduced Tuesday by the provincial government. Finance Minister Diana Whalen, who is responsible for the Liquor Control Act, said the amendments would allow licensing for fermentation on store premises. "We know this is a service that Nova Scotians want," said Whalen. "We know there is a demand and we want to help these businesses take advantage of it."

Legislation would allow in-store wine and beer brewing in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX - People in Nova Scotia would be allowed to make their own wine and beer in so-called u-vint and u-brew stores under legislation introduced Tuesday by the provincial government. Finance Minister Diana Whalen, who is responsible for the Liquor Control Act, said the amendments would allow licensing for fermentation on store premises. "We know this is a service that Nova Scotians want," said Whalen. "We know there is a demand and we want to help these businesses take advantage of it."

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

The owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges, police said on Tuesday. Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka, was one of around 40 people who would be charged in connection with the disaster, said lead investigator Bijoy Krishna Kar.
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