ISIS leader dubbed ‘Jabba the Jihadi’ captured in Iraq

He put the fat in fatwa. A morbidly obese ISIS fanatic dubbed “Jabba the Jihadi” has been captured by Iraqi forces — who loaded him onto a flatbed truck because he couldn’t fit in a police car. (New York Post)
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‘Unprecedented’: State of emergency in St. John’s

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital shut down on Friday as blizzard conditions descended on the city and residents prepared for an intense storm expected to last until Saturday. (Toronto  Sun)

Canada’s first opioid vending machine launches in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - An automatic dispensing machine is now up and running on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It works similar to an ATM, but instead of cash, it dispenses opioids. (CTV)

B.C., California police search for fugitive linked to stabbings, drug trafficking

Police are searching for former Vancouver realtor Ricky Korasak, who is wanted in both B.C. and in California. Korasak, 34, was charged in December 2019 for an alleged role in an attempted murder in Maple Ridge in August 2015. (The Province)

Severed head of Dublin teen discovered inside burning car in suspected gang hit

DUBLIN - A manhunt is underway after the severed head of a missing teen was discovered inside a burning car and other body parts were found in a park in a suspected gangland hit. (New York Post)

Mexican cartel murders bride at altar during her own wedding, kidnaps groom

A Mexican bride’s happiest day turned into her last, after the gang rivals of her brother burst into her wedding and shot her dead. Her husband-to-be was then kidnapped by cartel hitmen who sped away in vans. (National Post)

Female cartel boss known as ‘Dame of Death’ killed in shootout with Mexican state forces

An amateur tourniquet draped around her neck, she can be seen sitting slumped in the dust beside a wall, blood dripping from her hand and mouth as she gasps for breath. Glancing up at the officer approaching her, she seems resigned to her fate. (National Post)

B.C. drug boat captain pleads guilty in Oregon

Notorious B.C. drug-boat captain John (Philip) Stirling has pleaded guilty in a U.S. courtroom to smuggling methamphetamine on the high seas. (The Province)

B.C. disbanded RCMP unit after report warned possible crime figure bought stake in casino

A businessman “connected to Asian organized crime” was allowed by a British Columbia government employee to buy part of a B.C. Lottery Corp.casino, according to a confidential RCMP report obtained by Global News. (Global News)

Iran makes arrests over downing of plane as protests rage on

DUBAI - Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation for four days since the military belatedly admitted its error. (Toronto Sun)