Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces that the government will introduce legislation to give criminals life sentences with no parole for serious crimes such as murder, sexual assault, kidnapping, and terrorism, in Toronto, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Life will mean life

In a few weeks the Conservatives are going to table a bill to make a life sentence be what it actually sounds like.

A man identified by police as Charley Robinet is seen in a February, 2000, booking photo released by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office in Ventura, California. Robinet, a homeless man whose fatal shooting by Los Angeles police outraged civil rights activists and fellow skid row residents, was a convicted bank robber who was released from federal prison last year, according to a law-enforcement source and records. A law-enforcement source confirmed as correct to Reuters the details of a Los Angeles Times report saying police had identified him as Charley Saturmin Robinet, a 39-year-old French national who had served time for a bank robbery conviction. (REUTERS/Ventura County Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters)

Authorities sought to deport slain homeless man

U.S. authorities had sought to deport to Cameroon a homeless man later shot dead by police in Los Angeles, but they had to release him from custody after Cameroonian authorities failed to respond to requests for a travel document, an immigration official said on Wednesday.

The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft can be seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this March 31, 2014 file photo. (REUTERS/Rob Griffith/Pool/Files)

Alien abduction? MH370 theories keep coming

A year on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an extraordinary amount of key data remains unknown - fuelling conspiracy theories and heated online debate about one of aviation's biggest mysteries.

Chad president Idriss Deby at the Africa Union Peace and Security Council Summit on Terrorism at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Sept. 2, 2014. (THOMAS MUKOYA/Reuters)

Chad president threatens Boko Haram leader

President Idriss Deby of Chad said on Wednesday he knew the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and called on him to surrender or risk being killed.

Miners arrive to help with the rescue effort in Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk on Mar. 4, 2015. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

33 miners dead in Ukraine

Thirty-three miners were confirmed dead late on Wednesday after a coal mine blast in the rebel-held city of Donetsk near the battle front in eastern Ukraine, indicating no one trapped in the rubble survived.

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