Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to death for war crimes, and may be hanged within the next few months.
What does the international community say? U.S. President George W. Bush calls the verdict “a milestone in the Iraqi people’s effort to replace the rule of a tyrant with the rule of law”. The UN and European Union criticize the former Iraqi leader’s death sentence. Vatican representative, Cardinal Renato Martino, calls the sentence “eye for an eye vengeance”. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay refused to comment.
In Baghdad, Sunnis and Shiites are divided by celebrations and protests.
Five former Torontonians were honoured at the ultra-black-tie Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala: CBC producer Mark Starowicz, arts activist Joysanne Sidimus, conductor and COC director Richard Bradshaw, guitarist Robbie Robertson of The Band, and SNL patriarch Lorne Michaels.
Yesterday’s shocking murder-suicide: A man killed his wife and 14-year-old daughter in their East York home before jumping off a 9th floor balcony to his death.
E-coli and spinach, botulism and carrot juice, and now tomatoes and salmonella? A bacterial outbreak sickens nearly 200 people in the U.S. and Canada.
Yorkville designers set to auction lavish ballgown on eBay with a minimum bid of $100,000.
Picture of giant salmonella stuffed toy from Giant Microbes.