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North Korea viciously executes dictator’s ex-girlfriend and eleven other performers. Image via flickr / yeowatzup

LOCAL

The man appointed to an internal review after the death of Sammy Yatim said he will consider full-time mobile crisis units and revamped de-escalation training. Former Supreme Court Judge Frank Iacobucci emphasized his commitment to independence as he reviews the Toronto Police Service’s use-of-force tactics in dealing with emotionally disturbed people. [Globe and Mail]    

A 4-year-old boy has died of blunt force trauma. Durham Regional Police say the death is now considered a homicide. [CBC]

Justin Bieber lost a $40,000 gold chain when he was attacked by an unruly fan at a Toronto nightclub. Bieber left the VIP section at 3am to greet some fans when a man lunged at him and grabbed his shirt. [National Post]

NATIONAL

The president of the new Unifor super-union says he wants to take the labour movement on the offensive. The Canadian Auto Workers union and Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers Union have merged to form Unifor, which has 300,000 members in 20 sectors. [CBC]

One unusual accident during a routine exercise underlines the fragility of Canada’s Pacific Navy fleet. Until repairs are done, the fleet is without its sole destroyer and is without a supply vessel to re-fuel ships at sea. [Globe and Mail]  

One of the crown jewel’s in the federal government’s Arctic strategy, a naval re-fuelling station, is mired in a slow-moving environmental clean up. A private company which operated a now defunct zinc mine in the region has yet to complete an environmental clean-up of a fuel tank farm, despite four years of pressure from the military. [National Post]

 

INTERNATIONAL

Secretary of State John Kerry touted evidence that Syria used sarin gas against its own people in a bid to get consent to use military force against the Assad regime. Whether or not to attack Syria is shaping up to be the U.S’s biggest foreign policy vote since the Iraq war. [National Post]

A new report says the U.S. National Security Agency’s spy program targetted the leaders of Brazil and Mexico. Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, cited Edward Snowden’s leaks during a program on Brazilian TV. [Globe and Mail]

The ex-girlfriend of North Korean dictator Kim Jung-un, and a singer famous within the country, was brutally executed by the state. Ms Hyon and 11 other performers were executed by machine gun, while surviving band members and victims’ immediate families were forced to look on. [National Post]

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