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Miss China on top of world

Miss China on top of world

China's Yu Wenxia has been crowned the 2012 Miss World. It is the second time Miss China has been awarded the title. The first was in 2007, when Zhang Zilin took the honour.

Life sentences for juveniles questioned

SAN FRANCISCO — Sara Kruzan was 17 when she was sentenced to die in prison for killing and robbing her pimp at a motel in Riverside, California.

Drug dealers say no to crack

RIO DE JANEIRO — Business was brisk in the Mandela shantytown on a recent night. In the glow of a weak light bulb, customers pawed through packets of powdered cocaine and marijuana priced at $5, $10, $25.

$6,000 in tobacco stolen from store

Police are investigating the theft of more than $6,000 in cigarettes from a convenience store. On Friday afternoon, an employee of AM2PM, located at Burnside and Harriet roads, purchased a bulk load of cigarettes from Costco in Langford.

Militants bomb spy centre

Suspected al Qaeda-linked militants killed at least 14 Yemeni soldiers and security guards on Saturday in a car bomb and grenade attack on the intelligence service headquarters in the southern port city of Aden.

Green Party pushes to get more MPs

'Star' candidate ready for Calgary byelection, Elizabeth May says

Attempted abduction reported in Comox

The RCMP and military police are investigating a report of an attempted abduction of a nineyear-old girl at Canadian Forces Base in Comox.

Kelowna mayor endorses Pride Week for first time in a decade

A kiss that was 15 years in the making was finally exchanged Saturday on a stage in Kelowna.

Price of food goes up with the temperature

U.S. drought caused by extreme heat a sign of things to come, expert says

On the 70th anniversary of Dieppe, veteran recalls catastrophic raid: 'We were very pleased we didn't go'

Veteran David Stirling delicately turns over a worn pamphlet covered in black and-white photos of war casualties and destroyed tanks. In large black letters is the headline "Dieppe.