B.C. speedboat driver arrested with 650kg of meth 'feared for his family's safety,' he told U.S. investigators

U.S. authorities said they recovered 28 duffel bags of methamphetamine from the boat on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol) U.S. authorities said they recovered 28 duffel bags of methamphetamine from the boat on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

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Barrie, Ont., man sentenced for masterminding landmark Ponzi scheme

The mastermind of an elaborate Ponzi scheme that cheated hundreds of people of tens of millions of dollars was sentenced Tuesday in a Barrie, Ont., courtroom. Charles Debono has been behind bars since his arrest in 2020 for his role in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history.

Hindu man killed in filmed attack as religious tensions boil in India

Tensions were high Wednesday in the western Indian city of Udaipur, a day after police arrested two Muslim men accused of slitting a Hindu tailor's throat and posting a video of it on social media, in a brutal attack representing a dramatic escalation of communal violence in a country riven by deep religious polarization.