Snow, cloud on Saturday in southern Manitoba

Saturday will see clouds in Winnipeg before snow starts to roll in at night. “The cloud increases in the afternoon ahead of a couple of centimetres of snow Saturday evening and overnight,” said CBC meteorologist John Sauder. As the weather front moves in from the west, winds will start gusting to 50 km/hr out of the …

India fails to break deadlock on new sales tax

NEW DELHI Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s plan to launch a new national sales tax next April got a jolt on Saturday after a two-day meeting with state officials ended without the resolution of a deadlock on who would administer the tax. The long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) would transform Asia’s No.3 economy into a …

Castro's ashes journey across Cuba

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies Fidel Castro exhales cigar smoke during a March 1985 interview at his presidential palace in Havana, Cuba. Castro died at age 90 on November 25, 2016, Cuban state media reported. Click through to see more photos from the life of the controversial Cuban leader who ruled for nearly half a …

ISIS militants exploit rain, hit Iraqi militias west, south of Mosul

Islamic State militants have staged near simultaneous attacks on positions of state-sanctioned militias west and south of Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, apparently taking advantage of bad weather conditions that normally disrupt air support, two militia officials said on Saturday. One official said IS militants breached the defenses of Shiite militiamen at a village west of …