The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the latest mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists have said.
In southern Syria, meanwhile, gunmen detained 43 UN peacekeepers during fighting on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the United Nations said. It added that another 81 peacekeepers were trapped in the area by the heavy clashes between rebels and Syrian troops
Mayor's goose poo training
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in geese droppings, according to newly released documents.
The scandal-plagued mayor was fired by aToronto Catholic school last year as a volunteer coach after he made disparaging remarks to a TV network about parents and children.
The documents from Toronto's Catholic School Board come as Ford seeks re-election October 27.
'Cops' worker killed by police
Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant killed a crew member with the long-running TV show Cops as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun they thought was a real handgun, authorities said.
The suspect, whom police identified as Cortez Washington (32), was struck by the officers' gunfire, but fled outside of the restaurant before collapsing.
Officers continued firing as he exited the restaurant, and that was when 38-year-old Bryce Dion, a Cops crew member, was fatally struck.
PM accused of mass murder
Pakistani police have registered allegations of abetting murder against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother over the June killing of 14 supporters of a cleric who is leading thousands of anti-government demonstrators in Islamabad.
The case, filed by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri's organisation, includes 19 other defendants and is linked to a June incident in the eastern city of Lahore in which Qadri's supporters were killed in clashes with police.