Voter turnout hits 60 per cent in 2017 BC election

But with last night's election results being so close, absentee ballots may actually decide whether the BC Liberals have a majority or minority government. Andrew Watson says a recount request has been received from Jim Benninger, who received 10,049 votes to 10,058 for the NDP's Ronna-Rae Leonard. With the Liberals now set to take 43 of the 44 seats required for a majority government, a turnaround in Courtenay-Comox would have major consequences.

Why Was Comey Fired, Really?

The tweets come as White House press statements created confusion regarding the timeline of the recent ouster of FBI Director James Comey. The committee's chairman, Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina, and vice chairman, Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia, later confirmed to Politico that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had requested a meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Teenager 'locked up since birth' freed in Israeli police raid

Teenager 'locked up since birth' freed in Israeli police raid

The gruesome ordeal for the unnamed teen in the northern Israeli town of Hadera was revealed to authorities after neighbors reported a stench in their building. An initial investigation found that the parents had moved to Hadera in 2009, without notifying the municipality that they had a son. The parents are Russian-speakers and hardly know any Hebrew, he said.

International Court of Justice stays Jadhav's hanging

We do not know the status of the petition and the appeal filed by the mother of Mr. Jadhav. Judge Ronny Abraham , the President of the ICJ , has forwarded the urgent communication to both Pakistan and India. The Indian position is that Pakistan not only failed to inform India about his detention, but was also denying consular access. According to reports furnished in Indian media , the ICJ has stayed Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence.

S. Korea's New President Heading for Friction with the US?

Moon never went as far as Roh, who'd vowed to become the "first South Korean leader not to kowtow to the Americans" as a candidate. (Kim Hong-ji/Pool Photo via AP). The nomination of Lee Nak-yon as prime minister was seen as an attempt to get more support from the southwestern liberal stronghold where Lee had served as governor and lawmaker.