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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.

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, the 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, lead investigator Bijoy Krishna Kar said.

U.S. anti-gay activist faces mischief charges after arrest on university campus

REGINA - A pair of controversial political activists — one an American who opposes gay rights, the other a Canadian who opposes abortion — have been arrested at the University of Regina. Police officers approached Peter LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott as they were handing out pamphlets on the campus Monday, telling them to leave or risk being arrested. After some discussion, the pair refused to move and officers took them into custody. Both were initially charged with trespassing but the charges were later changed to mischief.

U.S. anti-gay activist faces mischief charges after arrest on university campus

REGINA - A pair of controversial political activists — one an American who opposes gay rights, the other a Canadian who opposes abortion — have been arrested at the University of Regina. Police officers approached Peter LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott as they were handing out pamphlets on the campus Monday, telling them to leave or risk being arrested. After some discussion, the pair refused to move and officers took them into custody. Both were initially charged with trespassing but the charges were later changed to mischief.

Canucks owners join aboriginal businessman to pitch their own pipeline for BC

VANCOUVER - An aboriginal businessman and former motivational speaker has teamed with the British Columbia billionaires best known for their ownership of the Vancouver Canucks to pitch an alternative to the struggling Northern Gateway pipeline. Calvin Helin, CEO of Eagle Spirit Energy, said the project would include a pipeline linking the Alberta oil sands to a tanker terminal on the B.C. coast. It would also include an upgrader to refine the heavy bitumen oil produced in the oil sands to a lighter, more conventional and less controversial product, he said.

Lawyer for bin Laden son-in-law pleads guilty to tax charges

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - A prominent New York defense lawyer who recently represented the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden has pleaded guilty to failing to file income taxes for six years. Stanley Cohen, 63, pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court in Syracuse, New York, to obstructing and impeding the Internal Revenue Service, according to court filings
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