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Johnny Cash's son arrested for removing clothes at airport

Country music legend Johnny Cash's son was arrested after drunkenly stripping down to his underwear at a Canadian airport, police said.

Johnny Cash's son John Carter Cash. Credit: Reuters

John Carter Cash was returning from a hunting trip in Deer Lake, Newfoundland, when he began taking his clothes off, according to Canada's CBC News.

Airport security called in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) but by the time officers arrived Cash had put his clothes back on. He had missed his flight.

Officers decided not to charge Carter Cash, who followed his parents into the country music business, because he cooperated with police and security and he had no criminal record.

Canada gunman made video about his 'ideological motives'

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was shot by police at the scene. Credit: REUTERS/Vancouver Police Department/Handou

The gunman who shot and killed a soldier near the Canadian parliament made a video saying he was driven by "ideological and political motives", police said.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson said they had "persuasive evidence" of the reasons behind Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack last week.

The clip cannot be released at this time but officers are conducting a detailed analysis of the footage.

Zehaf-Bibeau was shot dead at the scene after killing Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24.

The attack in Ottawa came two days after a man described as an "IS-inspired terrorist" ran over two soldiers in a parking lot in Quebec, killing one and injuring the other before being shot to death by police.

Five hurt, one critically in Canadian industrial blast

Five people have been hurt, one critically after an industrial explosion in Sarnia, Ontario according to the local mayor Mike Bradley reports CBC News.

He added that the fire at the facility is now under control.

Sarnia police said on Twitter there had been an explosion at a tank car maintenance facility and rescue workers were at the scene.


Mother's tears as slain Canadian soldier's body taken home

Kathy Cirillo, the mother of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, cries as she following pallbearers carrying his casket. Credit: Reuters

The body of Canadian soldier Corporal Nathan Cirillo has been taken from an Ottawa funeral home to his hometown of Hamilton.

Cirillo was murdered on Wednesday as he stood guard at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Hamilton police and members of Cirillo's regiment, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, joined his family to accompany his casket home.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders carry the coffin of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Credit: Reuters
Kathy Cirillo (C), the mother of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, reacts while following pallbearers carrying his casket Credit: Reuters

Suspicious packets sent to western consulates in Turkey

Security alerts have been declared in the Turkish city of Istanbul after the consulates of five western countries were sent packets of unidentified yellow powder, Reuters has reported.

Sixteen people were taken to hospital as a precaution after the suspicious deliveries to the consulates of the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Belgium, including 10 from the Canadian consulate.

Members of Turkey's disaster management agency removed bags from the Canadian consulate in Istanbul after the delivery of a suspicious package. Credit: Reuters

The packets were treated as a heightened potential threat following the militant attacks in Canada this week with other consulates and embassies reviewing their security measures.

Tests on the powder will be delivered on Monday.

Woman recalls efforts to save dying Canadian soldier

The woman who tried to resuscitate Nathan Cirillo as he lay dying at the Canadian National War Memorial has given an emotional radio interview about her experience.

Barbara Winters told CBC Radio she hoped Cpl Cirillo's parents would be comforted to know he had not died alone.

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Woman told dying soldier: 'You are brave, you are loved'

A woman who tried to save the life of Cpl Nathan Cirillo after he was shot in Ottawa has revealed what she told the soldier moments before he passed away.

Lawyer Barbara Winters was at the National War Memorial when Cirillo was gunned down by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Soldier Nathan Cirillo was shot dead at Canada's National War Memorial. Credit: Reuters

"I told him he was loved and that he was a brave man and that he was a good man," she told CBC radio.

"I hope that's some comfort to his parents that he didn't just bleed alone on a sidewalk."

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